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Artist To Watch: The Catching

Based in New Jersey, home of classic rock and emo kings galore, The Catching have been making a name for themselves from an early age. Consisting of four friends ranging in age from 18 to 20, singer Holden Glazer, guitarists Jake Farbman and Evan Hemwall, and drummer Drew Stevens, The Catching are ready to take over your Summer playlist!  After releasing their debut EP “Teenage Fiction Pt. 1” almost a year ago, these guys have been causing waves ever since.

The Catching recently teamed up with legendary song-writer/producer Matt Squire (All Time Low, Selena Gomez, Panic! At The Disco) for their next release due out later this year.  While we anxiously wait for the new EP, the guys shared a brand new video for their latest single “Do It All Again” off the upcoming project!  The new track centers around the ups and downs of a relationship and how they would make the same mistakes all over again.

Watch the video below and stay tuned for more new music from The Catching!

Grab a copy of “Do It All Again” on iTunes or Amazon now.

Be sure to follow The Catching and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your new favorite artists!

Austin Mahone & The Vamps Summer Tour Stops at the Izod Center

We were lucky to catch The Vamps at their first headlining show ever back at The Grammercy Theatre in NYC in February, and at their MTV Artist to Watch show earlier this summer.  So it was amazing to see how far they’ve come in such a short time, and to see them play in an arena setting. (And up next: a stadium!)   The Vamps played all of their singles, as well as their fun covers of Jason Derulo’s “Trumpets” and “Cecilia.”  We loved seeing all of the support The Vamps had in the arena – nearly everyone was singing and dancing along during their set.  Impressive for a band that’s relatively new to the US, but they’ve  had great success here so far.  Their “Somebody To You” EP was released earlier this month and debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard.  Pickup a copy on iTunes now!

The Vamps Setlist
1. “Wild Heart”
2. “Last Night”
3. “Trumpets”
4. “Somebody To You”
5. “Can We Dance?”
6. “Cecilia”

IMG_2695Austin, Austin, Austin.  What can we say?  He just gets better and better each time we see him.  His dance moves are so smooth and flawless, and the choreography is always on point.   We love how he interacts with his dancers, another reason why we call him the “one man boyband.”  We imagine this is what it would have been like to see a 90s boyband back in the day.  And we thank him for that.  The concert was a non-stop dance party, for us anyway.  (Yes that was us doing the choreography to “Banga Banga,” “Shawty Shawty,” and “What About Love.”)

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Of course Austin is more than just 90s-era slow breakdowns and perfect slow leans that would make any *NSYNC fan cry.  He can sing, too.  And play the guitar, which he showcased in an acoustic set that included covers of George Strait’s “Check Yes Or No” and John Legend’s “All Of Me.”   Too add to our boyband nostalgia, Austin put on a pair of ripped jeans that would have made Donnie Wahlberg proud.  Our only complaint?  We miss those leather tanktops Austin usually breaks out for tour…

There are still a few dates left on the tour, check out all of the dates here!   Be sure to pickup a copy of “The Secret” EP so you can sing along during the show!  Our personal favorites are “Secret” and “Next To You.”

Austin Mahone Setlist:
1. “Banga Banga”
2. “Say You’re Just A Friend”
3. “Shawty Shawty”
4. “Say My Name”
5. “Say Somethin'”
6. “Can’t Fight This Love”
7. “Shadow”
8. “Check Yes Or No”
9. “The One I’ve Waited For”
10. “All Of Me”
11. “Secret”
12. “Till I Find You”
13. “U”
14. “All I Ever Need”
15. “Next To You”
16. “What About Love”
17. “MMM Yeah”

Be sure to follow The Vamps, Austin Mahone & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Free AJR Show at iPlay America in Freehold, NJ!

After a busy summer on tour with Lindsey Stirling, brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan are finally returning home to NYC to finish up their debut album (due out late Summer/early Fall) and hopefully gear up for a headlining tour of their own.

They’ll be having a show on Friday, July 18th at iPlay America in Freehold, NJ! The show is free, and you can reserve a ticket now to guarantee entry.  (So you really have no excuses to miss this one)  It’s just a hop, skip and a jump from NYC (make that a train, train and a cab) so make sure you take full advantage of Summer Fridays.

Don’t know all the words to I’m Ready yet?  Watch the video below & pickup a copy of their I’m Ready EP before the show.

Be sure to follow AJR & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!