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Shiffley Debut New Single “Sleepless Night”

Shiffley just dropped a brand new single called “Sleepless Nights.”  The synth heavy track is a preview of the sound and direction of their upcoming debut album.  The song is “a story about a robot who falls so deeply in love with a human that it is willing to take on the full emotional spectrum to be with her.”

We are so excited for new music from one of our top artists to watch!  Listen to “Sleepless Nights” on Spotify below.

 

Pick up a copy of “Sleepless Night” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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106.1 BLI Announces “Home For The Holidays” ft. Jon Bellion & Nick Tangorra

106.1 BLI on Long Island always books the best artists for their holiday concerts!  2016 is no exception and the radio station really pulled through this year and they’re bringing bringing Nick Tangorra and hometown hero Jon Bellion to The Paramount.  The special concert which will take place on December 8th, 2016 will benefit the Cohen Children’s Medical Center this year and we can’t think of two better artists to headline such a special event!

Jon Bellion is gaining attention as an artist who crafts unique and genre bending songs that can’t be contained in any one music lane.

Nick Tangorra is a social media darling who’s latest single “Boo Hoo” is available for purchase and streaming now from Epic Records.

Tickets for the 106.1 BLI “Home For The Holidays” Concert go on sale this Friday, November 4th at 10AM EST.

Grab a copy of Jon Bellion’s album “Human Condition” on iTunes or Amazon now and pick up a copy of Nick Tangorra’s single “Boo Hoo” on iTunes or Amazon while you’re there.

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106.1 BLI Announce 2016 Summer Jam Lineup With Fifth Harmony

Long Island’s 106.1 BLI is bringing Summer Jam back to Jones Beach for the 3rd straight year!  The mini-festival features sets from all your favorite artists on one stage.   The show is happening on Saturday, June 11th at the Nikon Jones Beach Theatre, AKA the absolute perfect Summer concert venue.  We’re already dreaming about a warm Summer night at the beach!  Check out this year’s lineup below.  Tickets go on sale next Thursday, March 24th!  And as always, stay tuned to 106.1 BLI for contests & more!

2016 Summer Jam Lineup
Meghan Trainor
Fifth Harmony
Iggy Azalea
Alessia Cara
Charlie Puth
Shaggy
The Chainsmokers
Hailee Steinfeld
Rachel Platten
Daya
Troye Sivan
Melanie Martinez

106.1 BLI Summer Jam 2016
Nikon Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
June 12th at 3pm
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Artist To Watch: Shiffley

We first saw Long Island’s own Shiffley over the Summer when they opened for our friends in Patent Pending.  They immediately won us over with their synth-driven pop-rock sound and their energetic onstage presence.  We were thrilled we got to see them again recently at Piano’s in NYC.  Their set is a blast from start to finish, including a rock version of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love,” which we didn’t know we needed until now.  Their single “Cry” has some of the catchiest gang vocals we’ve ever heard (seriously, listen to it once and you’ll be humming it for days, in a good way).

In a few short years, Shiffley have made a name for themselves in the New York music scene, sharing the stage with not only Patent Pending, but also Twenty One Pilots and Plain White Ts.  Band mates Alex Ganes, Alex Jenks, Bryan Contreras, Shaune Killough, and Will Rosati have created the perfect blend of synth driven pop rock.  While you can certainly hear their influences from bands like The Killers, Shiffley have a unique sound that’s all their own.

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Their EP, “Anthem City,” is out now and the band is working on their debut album due out (fingers crossed!) sometime this year.    Stream the EP on SoundCloud below and pickup a copy on iTunes now!  Visit Shiffley’s website for upcoming tour dates and more info, and if you can make it out to a show, GO!  And remember to #ShareTheShiff.

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Kacey Musgraves Brings Southern Style to The Paramount in Huntington, NY

Country star Kacey Musgraves served up some Southern style at The Paramount Theater in Long Island, NY over the weekend.  She performed tracks from her new album, “Pageant Material,” which was just released last month, along with hits from the Grammy winning “Same Trailer, Different Park.”  We love Kacey’s style – her set was made to look like a sunset over the Texan desert, complete with neon cactus lights.  Her 5 piece band wore their signature light up suit jackets, and played everything from the steel guitar to the upright bass to the banjo.   They joined Kacey at the front of the stage at the end of the evening for “My House,” doing a little do-si-do.

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Throughout the evening, Kacey showed off her vocal range and clever songwriting skills.   Other highlights of her set included a country version of TLC’s “No Scrubs” and a cover of Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which Kacey penned.  She also filled the audience in on the inspiration for some of the tracks on her new album.  When she was 11 a crazy stage mom called her a “dime store cowgirl,” which Kacey ended up turning into a song.  She gave a  shout out to her “momma” who was in attendance.  We’re sure that even though Kacey’s “not Pageant Material” she’s still proud!

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The crowd was singing along to every word, even the newer material.  Kacey took time near the end of the set to individually point out and thank fans in the crowd (by name!)   Some had made her unique gifts, others had been to countless shows, and a young girl had asked Kacey to sign her guitar before the show.

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She closed out the show with an encore that began with a solo acoustic performance of “Cup of Tea” before her hit “Follow Your Arrow.”  Kacey came back out wearing light up boots for a country version of “These Boots Are Made For Walking” which had the whole venue rocking.   She thanked the crowd one final time and wished them safe travels before doing an acapella version of “Happy Trails” with her band.

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Setlist
High Time
Stupid
Blowin’ Smoke
This Town
Biscuits
Good Ol’ Boys Club
Family is Family
The Trailer Song
Pageant Material
Dime Store Cowgirl
Mama’s Broken Heart
No Scrubs
It Is What It Is
Late to the Party
Step Off
Merry Go ‘Round
My House
Cup of Tea
Follow Your Arrow
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
Happy Trails

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The Main Event Tour With NKOTB & TLC Hits Long Island, NY

There ain’t no party like a Block Party!  New Kids On The Block’s Summer Tour, aptly titled, “The Main Event,” stopped at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island over the weekend.  As with any NKOTB event, it was a nonstop party from start to finish!  It was everything we expected from this tour, and more.  NKOTB know how to BRING IT each and every night on stage.  Our review started as a fangirl keysmash but we managed to recover enough to write actual words.

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Round 1:  Nelly
Nelly got the party started with hits like “Country Grammar,” “Ride Wit Me” and “Hot in Herre,” making everyone feel like they were back in high school.

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Round 2: TLC
T-Boz and Chilli win for best outfits of the night.  Their holographic jumpsuits and their dancers’ “TLC” printed overalls made us feel like we were back in 1999.  The highlight of the set was a singalong to their hit “Waterfalls,” as the crowd held up lights in memory of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

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Round 3: New Kids On The Block
The New Kids just get better and better with age.  NKOTB know how to put on a SHOW.  They also know how to make every fan in the arena feel like a part of the action.  Their stage setup is one of the coolest we’ve ever seen, with moving risers and multiple runways, so everyone has a chance to be close to the band.  And they know exactly what the fangirls want.  Change cam?  Check. Tuxedos?  Check.  Dance Moves?  Check.

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Their set was a mix of old favorites and recent ones, and the year of each song’s release was written on the big screen – from 1984 to 2013.  After singing “Please Don’t Go Girl,” Joey McIntyre said he’d been singing that song for 27 years, and asked the crowd if he could sing for 27 more, generating lots of screams from the audience (YES, PLEASE!)

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Jordan Knight came out for a solo segment, his white shirt billowing open thanks to a couple of wind machines.  Joey McIntyre followed, but decided to take things one step further and abandoned his shirt entirely.   Donnie Wahlberg, once known for his tank top ripping and getting extremely um, close to fans in the front row, is happily married now to Jenny McCarthy, who was also in attendance.   Instead of his old antics, Donnie led the crowd in a singalong of “Lean On Me,” while hundreds of #SelfiesForDonnie rotated on the big screen.

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A highlight of the show was when the band dispersed into the crowd during “Tonight,” getting even closer to some lucky fans.  Joey’s adorable son Griffin kicked off the song,  singing from on top of the piano.  He even did a spinning headstand.  Trust us, this kid is going to be playing arenas with (we hope) his own boyband one day!

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NKOTB are kicking off the 1st of 2 nights at Madison Square Garden tonight.  There’s just a few more stops left on The Main Event Tour, but if you can get to a show, it’s a MUST.

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Setlist:
Block Party
Crash
My Favorite Girl
You Got It (The Right Stuff)
The Whisper
Let’s Try It Again
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) / Valentine Girl / If You Go Away / Never Can Say Goodbye / Please Don’t Go Girl
Remix
Summertime
Dirty Dancing
Just A Friend / Good Vibrations
Tonight
Baby I Believe In You (Jordan solo)
Give It To You (Jordan solo)
Sweet Dreams (Joey solo)
Twisted (Joey solo)
I Need You / Lean On Me (Donnie solo)
Cover Girl (Donnie solo)
Games
Step By Step
I’ll Be Loving You Forever
Hangin’ Tough

Visit our Tumblr page for lots more photos from the show, such as the one below.  Be sure to follow NKOTB & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

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My Country 96.1 Presents Sam Hunt, Michael Ray & Joel Crouse at Pennysaver Ampitheater 8/13!

Long Island’s My Country 96.1 just announced yet another Summer concert you don’t want to miss!   The station is bringing Sam Hunt back for another headlining show, this time at the Pennysaver Ampitheater on August 13th!  He’ll be joined by Michael Ray and Joel Crouse in an outstanding lineup.   Seeing three of country’s hottest rising stars under the stars on a warm Summer night?  We can’t think of anything better.   Tickets go on sale this Saturday, June 6th at 10am!  Get them quick because we’re pretty sure all of Long Island fell for Sam when the Wheels Up Tour landed in Jones Beach over the weekend!

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Sam Hunt with Michael Ray & Joel Crouse
Pennysaver Ampitheater – Farmingville, NY
August 13th at 7pm
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