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MKTO Release New Song, “Bad Girls”

We’ve missed MKTO but the guys are back with a brand new song and ready to blow up the summer charts!  Malcolm Kelly and Tony Oller debuted “Bad Girls” recently and we’re loving it so far.

Watch the official lyric video below.

Make sure you pick up a copy of “Bad Girls” on iTunes June 2nd.  They’ll be performing the song on GMA that morning, so tune in!

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The Weekend Riot Release “25 Minutes” Single

Philly based pop duo The Weekend Riot just released their first single called “25 Minutes.”  The band is definitely one to watch in 2015 – earlier this year, they scored a prime spot opening for MKTO with Tiffany Houghton at TLA in Philadelphia, and just played a shows with Emblem 3 and The Hollywood Ending.  The two friends and bandmates, Johnny Costa (vocals) and Bruce Wiegner (vocals and guitar) write infectious pop tunes with polished harmonies. We think their debut single sounds like Hot Chelle Rae meets MKTO.

Watch the lyric video for “25 Minutes” below and pickup a copy on iTunes now!

The Weekend Riot Tour Dates
December 19th – Cafe 939 – Boston, MA*
December 20th – Santos Party House – New York, NY*
December 21st – The Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ*
December 27th – iPlay America – Freehold, NJ**
*with Deleasa
**with Christina Grimmie

Check out The Weekend Riot on YouTube – they’ve done covers of everyone from Paramore to Backstreet Boys.

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2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performers Announced

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays – we dream about eating so much deliciousness that we pass out at the table, a la Seth Cohen.  And one of our favorite traditions is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, which always features some of our favorite artists!  Past lineups have included Big Time Rush, Cody Simpson, Jonas Brothers, Austin Mahone … it’s a right of passage for young artists.

The first round of performers were just announced, and lots of Secret Fangirls favorites are on the list!  Make sure to tune into NBC at 9AM Thanksgiving morning to watch!  Or, if you’re in NYC, you can lineup to watch the parade, which runs from the Upper West Side to Macy’s in Herald Square.   Visit the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade website for more info on the route and a full list of performers!  If you’re going, we suggest getting there early for a good spot (and dressing as warmly as possible!)

2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup
Hilary Duff
Dan + Shay
Before You Exit
Sabrina Carpenter
Becky G
Nick Jonas
The Madden Brothers
MKTO
Cole Swindell
The Vamps
Needtobreathe
Taylor Swift

The Build-a-Bear float usually has the best up & coming artists – here’s Austin Mahone singing “Banga Banga” last year!

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The Friday Five: Songs Of The Week

We’ve spent most of the last 2 weeks at the US Open, our favorite time of the year.  Here’s what we’ve been listening to this week!  We’ll be back to regular blogging next week after the finals.

1. Demi Lovato – “Really Don’t Care”
We think this is the US Open DJ’s favorite song, because we heard it at least five times a day.  Or maybe he’s just really excited about the Demi World Tour, which kicks off tomorrow?

2. MKTO – “Classic”
MKTO performed at Arthur Ashe Kids Day this year, getting the US Open off to a fun start with this classy jam.

3. Hunter Hayes – “Wildcard”
This should be the theme song for every player that gets a wild card into a tournament.   Would have been a perfect song for Hunter to perform at Arthur Ashe Kids Day!  But we were totally okay with hearing “Tattoo” twice.  Tickets are on sale now for the “Tattoo (Your Name) Tour!”

4. Nick & Knight – “Switch”
We got a little break from the tennis action on Wednesday when we headed to Nick & Knight’s album release show at the Highline.  The show was a preview of what to expect on their tour this fall, and trust us, you don’t want to miss it.  Their harmonies, choreography, and bromance are amazing.

5. NKOTB – “Single” & Backstreet Boys “The One”
Another US Open DJ favorite is “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay.  Which just brings back memories of the NKOTBSB tour opener mashup of NKOTB’s “Single” and Backstreet Boys’ “The One.”  So naturally we just start singing NKOTBSB anytime we hear it.

The Friday Five: Summer Tour Jams

We’ve been to a lot of shows in the past week, and after a good concert a song will stick with you for days.  Here are the songs we can’t get out of our heads after seeing them live.  All of these artists are on tour now, so be sure to check out when they’re coming to your town!

1. Rixton – “Wait On Me
We love the Ace of Base vibes of this track. (did we just age ourselves?)   Rixton put on a very solid show at Irving Plaza, impressing us with their musicianship, stage presence, and fan boys.  You can catch them on the Broken Heart Tour across the US this summer.

2. Jesse McCartney – “Punch Drunk Recreation
If you saw JMAC in the Lifetime movie “Escaping Amish,” then you’ll recognize this track as the song his DJ character is playing the moment A.J. Michalka falls in love with him.  And who wouldn’t with this beat?   Check out the dates for the In Technicolor Tour here.

3. THE HEYDAZE – “Adderall
There’s nothing we love more than a bad (good) pun.  Especially in this cleverly crafted pop song by NYC’s THE HEYDAZE.  See them on The In Technicolor Tour with JMAC through August 23rd!

4. Patent Pending – “Hey Mario
Patent Pending’s American Meltdown Tour just wrapped up, & they’ll be hitting the UK & Germany later this Fall.  The band are unleashing the Mario & The Brick Breakers documentary soon which we’re sure will have us in stitches like their “Twilight” remake did in 2010 (and still does today).  Make sure you have your copy of the Mario & The Brick Breakers “Greatest Hits EP” on iTunes US and iTunes UK now!

5. MKTO – “Forever Until Tomorrow
We still can’t get over how great Tony Oller sounded, even when battling laryngitis.  Surely it helped that MKTO has songs that are fun to sing along to, like this one.  The American Dream Tour wraps up this weekend and they’ll be joining Demi Lovato on tour this Fall!

Bonus:  Tiffany Houghton – “Band Boy”
Because this is our theme song, and she totally rocked on the American Dream Tour.

MKTO’s American Dream Tour Hits NYC

We caught the American Dream Tour last week when it hit Irving Plaza in NYC.  It was an awesome lineup already, with Tiffany Houghton and Action Item opening for MKTO.  But we were even more excited when an old favorite, Patent Pending, was added to the New York show!

We unfortunately only got to see the tail end of Patent Pending’s set, but their energetic live show and infectious energy had the entire crowd pumped up.  Check out their latest project, Mario & The Brick Breakers.

Tiffany Houghton was up next!  We discovered Tiffany when she followed us on Twitter one day, and we’re so glad she did!  We instantly fell in love with her pop country sound and fun style.  Her live performance did not disappoint.  Tiffany is a perfect blend of sweet and sassy, just like her new single “The Best.”  Of course our favorite moment of her set came when she sang “Band Boy,” complete with a cover of 5SOS’ “She Looks So Perfect.”  She certainly won over all of the fan girls in the audience (she’s one of us!)  Watch her performance below.

We were majorly impressed with MKTO, especially as Tony Oller has been dealing with laryngitis. (They had to reschedule their Philly stop!)  He still sounded great – if he hadn’t tweeted about it, we would have had no idea!  What a trooper.  Tony and Malcolm did an outstanding cover of Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong.”

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They played most of their debut album, including tracks like “Heartbreak Holiday,” “Forever Until Tomorrow,” “Thank You,” and of course their summer hit “Classic.”

If you can make it to the American Dream Tour, go!!!  There are a few shows left before the tour wraps up in Chicago next week.    MKTO will also be back in NYC for the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day on August 23rd with Hunter Hayes & The Vamps!  Get more info HERE!

Be sure to follow MKTO, Tiffany Houghton, Action Item, Patent Pending & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Tiffany Houghton Releases “The Best” Single

One of our favorite artists to watch, Tiffany Houghton, is currently on the American Dream Tour with MKTO and Action Item.  She just released her latest single, “The Best.”   And it’s one of the best breakup songs we’ve heard in a while.  We love the play between the upbeat song and the lyrics.  Listen to the track below!

If you’re headed to the American Dream Tour (check out the dates here) make sure you pickup a copy of the single on iTunes so you can sing along!

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