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Midnight Red Perform on Good Morning America!

America’s Boy Band, Midnight Red, got everyone’s Monday off to a good start with their energetic performance on Good Morning America!   They performed their hit single “Hell Yeah,” which has been stuck in our heads since we saw them last week!  (And we’re totally okay with that!)  We love that they are a true boy band, choreographed dance moves and all.  They’re even endorsed by NKOTBSB!

Watch their performance below and pickup a copy of their EP on iTunes!

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The Friday Five: Top Songs of the Week

Summer Fridays are in full swing, and we can’t wait for the weekend!  Here’s what we’re listening to this week.

1. Austin Mahone – “Secret”
We’ve decided this is the official SecretFangirls.com theme song.  We lost it when Austin performed this at Summer Jam last weekend, and are so glad someone caught it on video, because his choreography is ON POINT (as always).  We don’t call him the one man boy band for nothing.

2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “And We Danced”
We saw Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Hammerstein Ballroom over two weeks ago.   And we danced, and we laughed, and we cried, and had a really really really good time.  And it was such a party that we are still finding random pieces of confetti everywhere.

3. Justin Timberlake – “Not a Bad Thing”
While we’ve always said this song would sound amazing as a 5-part harmony (ahem *NSYNC you can cover this on your reunion tour), it’s just as beautiful with JT.

4. Midnight Red – “Hell Yeah”
Okay, so we had this song on last week’s Friday Five.  But we’ve seen Midnight Red twice this week, so this song has been permanently stuck in our heads (and we’re totally okay with it).

5. Victoria Justice – “Gold”
We know that Victoria is focusing on her acting projects now, but we miss her music!  We especially love this single, “Gold,” and are hoping that we will still get a full album sometime soon!

Midnight Red Handprint Ceremony at NYC’s Planet Hollywood June 5th!

Midnight Red aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.  Planet Hollywood in Times Square is honoring the guys with their very own hand print tiles!   The event is open to the public, and the ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 5th at 7pm.

Check out a tweet from the band below and if you can get there, be a part of Midnight Red history!

Be sure to pick up a copy of Midnight Red’s EP on iTunes and Amazon.

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106.1 BLI Summer Jam Takes Over Jones Beach!

June 1st marked the official start of our summer concert season with 106.1 BLI’s Summer Jam held at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater! The nearly 7 hour music festival featured a range of artists from Jason Derulo to Karmin, and  Fifth Harmony to Cash Cash. We were most excited to see secretfangirls.com favorites Austin Mahone, Cody Simpson, Midnight Red, and AJR! We also discovered a new favorite artist to watch, New Hollow.

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America’s boy band Midnight Red kicked off the festival with their cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” and heated up the stage with their hits “Hell Yeah” and “Take Me Home,” complete with choreographed dance moves.  (We highly approve!).  Behind the guys were giant inflatable caricatures of each member.

New Hollow
New Hollow won us over instantly with their rocking cover of David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” – no easy task. Their original tracks like “She Ain’t You” have a 90s grunge sound and since we love anything and everything 90s around here, we may have found our new favorite band. They were the only artist on the lineup that we weren’t familiar with before the show and we’re so glad we caught their set!

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AJR
NYC-based indie pop band AJR played their biggest show to date to the crowd of nearly 15,000. We weren’t sure how their music would translate in a stadium setting, but they looked and sounded amazing as always. We love how unique AJR’s sound is – out of the 13 acts that performed, they had by far the most distinctive and original sound.  We’re sure they gained a lot of fans – the whole venue was clapping along to “I’m Ready!” We also love how they still set up their own equipment.  And did anyone catch the “I’m Ready” banner flying around the stadium?  They’re total rock stars now!

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Cody Simpson
We’ve been fans of Cody Simpson since we saw him opening for Big Time Rush at Jones Beach on their summer tour. His laid back Australian surfer vibe and sound are perfect for the venue (which if you haven’t been to, is surrounded by water on 3 sides). While we were expecting him to dance more, especially following his stint on “Dancing With The Stars,” we were pleasantly surprised to see his guitar playing skills showcased instead as he played both acoustic and electric during his set, which included his new single, “Surfboard“.   The crowd went wild for Cody and we’re hoping he’ll be back on another headlining tour soon! He’s heading off to Europe this week for his Acoustic Sessions tour.

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Austin Mahone
Of course the highlight of the evening was Austin MAHONE, who kicked off his set with a Banga Banga!  We’re still fangirling over the fact that he played “Secrets” (our theme song) and “Next To You” from his new EP, “The Secret”.  From Austin’s crisp boy band dance moves to his flawless vocals, it’s safe to say everyone at Jones Beach last night became a Mahomie!  Austin also showed he’s multi-talented, breaking out the acoustic guitar for “Shadow.”  He kept teasing the crowd with “one more song!” which thankfully turned into 4 more songs, including “MMM Yeah” and “What About Love.”    We’re even more excited for his summer tour with The Vamps, because we just didn’t get enough Austin last night!

BLI says they’re hoping to bring Summer Jam back in 2015, to which we say “YES PLEASE!!” Except, can we maybe have it on a Saturday next year?

Be sure to follow 106.1 BLI, New Hollow, AJR, Austin Mahone, Midnight Red, Cody Simpson, and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

The Friday Five: Legit Modern Day Boy Bands

As we’ve written before, there seems to be a lot of confusion in the media as to who is a boy band and who’s not.  We prefer to use boy band in the original sense of the word, like the originals New Edition and New Kids on the Block. You can even consult the dictionary: a boy band is a group of young men who sing in harmonies and DANCE!   Here are some of our favorites!

1. Big Time Rush – “Boyfriend”
Big Time Rush doesn’t get enough credit for bringing boy bands back into fashion. Before their show premiered in2009 we had all been living in a sad boy band less world for years. True BSB have been going strong for over 20 years, but we hadn’t seen any NEW boy bands since the golden era in the early 2000s, when a new band seemed to emerge every week.   BTR has the moves, looks and harmonies of a classic boy band. Now that they are in the “I’m just going into space / I’m just going to record this solo project, probably no one will hear it” phase of their band, we are hoping that they reunite for at least one more tour.  They keep saying it ain’t over!  We love their mashup of Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” with their song of the same name.  Complete with a hat dance!

2. Titanium – “Unarmed”
AKA New Zealand’s first boy band!  The deprived nation held a rigorous competition, which included a boy band boot camp, to find the 6 members of the band.  They’ve even written songs with BTR members Kendall Schmidt and Logan Henderson. There were rumors of a joint Big Time Rush & Titanium tour  for a while, and we’d just like to put in a formal request to make that happen.

3. Midnight Red – “Hell Yeah”
They call themselves America’s boy band, and with good reason.   They have harmonies that melt you, and have done solid covers like “Diamonds” by Rihanna and even NKOTB’s “Step by Step!”  They got the ultimate boy band seal of approval when NKOTBSB recruited them to open for their tour, making Midnight Red officially a part of the boy band posse.   And we’re sure they wouldn’t back down to a dance off with BSB! (Can we have this? Thanks!)

4. Phase V – “Not a Bad Thing”
One of the newest boy bands on the block, is the self described Urban-Pop boy band. They’ve posted covers of “Not a Band Thing” by Justin Timberlake, which we’ve always said was meant for a 5 part harmony, and “Drop It” by Trevor Jackson.  We hear they’re working on an *NSYNC cover as we speak and we can’t wait!   We love that these guys dance and stay true to the boy band genre and are looking forward to hearing more from them!

5. To Be One – “Please Don’t Go Girl”
The Jordan Knight approved boy band sampled NKOTB’s hit “Please Don’t Go Girl” in their original song of the same name.   Jordan said it best when he told MTV “finally a boy band that dances!  And the hook is darn good too!”

Midnight Red To Perform on Good Morning America June 5th!

America’s boy band, Midnight Red, announced they will be performing on Good Morning America June 5th!  If you’re in the NYC area, make sure you stop by Times Square to show your support!   The performances usually air in the 8-9am hour of GMA.

**Update:  Midnight Red says make sure you are there by 7:15AM if you want some camera time!  The performance will tape tomorrow and air on June 9th.  Watch their performance here!

We love Midnight Red for continuing the 90s boy band movement, with their choreographed dance moves and 5 part harmonies.   They even opened for NKOTBSB – now that’s some serious boy band street cred.  Their self titled EP is available on iTunes now!  They just wrapped up a tour with The Wanted, and have a few upcoming shows in the US.  Check out the dates below!

Midnight Red Summer 2014 Tour Dates
June 1st – 106.1 BLI Summer Jam – Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY – Buy Tickets
June 5th – Good Morning America – New York, NY
June 7th – DigiFest – Citi Field – Flushing, NY – More Info
June 14th – DigiFest – Echo Beach – Toronto, Canada – More Info
August 14th – Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL

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Midnight Red Cover Shakira & Rihanna!

America’s boy band, Midnight Red, just released a new cover video, and this time it’s in Spanish!   Watch their cover of “Can’t Remember to Forget You” by Shakira featuring Rihanna below!

We love Midnight Red for being true to the boy band genre, with their synchronized dance moves and harmonies.  We can’t wait to see them at Summer Jam!

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