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The Friday Five: Songs of the Summer

It’s only the second day of May, but after a brutal winter in NYC we’ve been dreaming of summer for weeks!  We can’t wait for outdoor concerts and trips to the beach, or in the event of Summer Jam and any shows at Nikon Jones Beach Theater – both!    Here are the songs we are loving right now, our soundtrack to the Summer of 2014.   All of these artists are on tour this summer, so check them out!

1.  Dan + Shay –  “Show You Off
The country duo’s debut album is the perfect summer soundtrack.  It makes us want to drive around with the windows down, sipping sweet tea with the wind blowing in our hair.  “Show You Off,” Dan+Shay’s second single, is catchy and refreshing like a cool drink of water in the summer, better than the other side of the pillow.  Check out all of their upcoming tour dates!

2. AJR –  “I’m Ready
We’ve had “I’m Ready” on repeat for months now, but AJR’s single is climbing the charts and is sure to be one of the biggest hits of the summer!  Their debut album, which brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met wrote, produced and recorded in their living room, is expected to be released late Summer.   You can catch them on tour at several radio festivals and opening for Lindsey Stirling this summer!  Watch our interview  with AJR here!

3. Austin Mahone – “Till I Find You
This is possibly the best summer ever for Mahomies!  Austin’s debut album, “The Secret,” is being released May 27th, followed by appearances at Summer Jam and a headlining tour with The Vamps!  He’ll also help kick off the Today Show Toyota Summer Concert Series on Memorial Day!

4. Cody Simpson – “Surfboard
There are some artists we always associate with summer, and Cody is one of them!  We first saw him opening for Big Time Rush at Jones Beach on their 2012 tour.  His laid back surfer vibe is perfect for his new single, “Surfboard.”  He’ll be at Summer Jam and is heading out on a European tour shortly after.  Stay tuned for the dates!

5. Hunter Hayes – “You Think You Know Somebody
We’re constantly impressed by the multi-talented Hunter Hayes.  In case you’re still inclined to refer to him as “the country Justin Bieber,” just check out his guitar solos in this live performance of “You Think You Know Somebody!”   He is by far one of our favorite acts to see live, and we could not be more excited for his new album, “Storyline,” out next week!  If you have the opportunity to see him live, go!  He takes every song to the next level. P.S. Hunter if you’re reading this, play a show in NYC – we love country, too!

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AJR Summer 2014 Tour Dates!

Are you ready for AJR?   The band, comprised of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, has quickly gained momentum since their single “I’m Ready” was released last fall.  The video recently passed 1 million views on Youtube!  The song has since entered radio rotation around the country, and doesn’t look like it’s slowing down any time soon. It’s impossible to hear this song and not clap along!

The brothers stopped by Saturday Night Online over the weekend to officially premiere the single and to answer a few fan questions. When we heard “I’m Ready” on the radio for the first time last week, we had a total That Thing You Do moment! (Shout out to 106.1 BLI for the AJR love!)

AJR will be playing the 106.1 BLI Summer Jam with artists like Austin Mahone, Jason Derulo, and Cody Simpson on June 1st at Nikon Jones Beach Theatre, as well as a few other radio shows around the country.    You can also see AJR opening for Lindsey Stirling on her summer tour!  Check out all the dates below!

AJR Summer 2014 Tour Dates

May 17th: Rixton – The Basement in Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
May 18th: 103.7 The Q’s Just Show Up Show – The Tin Roof in Birmingham, AL – More Info
May 20th: K945 I’m Ready for Crazy Stupid Killer Summer Kickoff  – Red River District in Shreveport, LA – More Info
May 24th – Lake Palestine Palooza – Flint, TX – More Info
June 1st: 106.1 BLI Summer Jam at Nikon Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY – Buy Tickets
June 3rd: 98PXY Summer Jam at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY – Buy Tickets
June 5th – Hot 107.9 Presents AJR – Destiny USA – Syracuse, NY – More Info
June 6th: KIIS 98.5 Buffalo Kiss The Summer Hello – Canalside in Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
June 7th: Fly 92.3 Summer Jam at the Saratoga springs Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY – Buy Tickets
June 8th: K104.7 K Fest at the Dutchess Stadium in Poughkeepsie, NY – Buy Tickets

With Lindsey Stirling
June 16th – Metropolis – Montreal, QC – Buy Tickets
June 17th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
June 18th – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
June 20th – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – Buy Tickets
June 21st – The Space at Westbury – Westbury, NY – Buy Tickets
June 23rd – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
June 24th – Echo Stage – Washington, DC – Buy Tickets
June 26th – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA – Buy Tickets
June 27th – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
June 28th – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
June 30th – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN – Buy Tickets
July 1st – Masquerade Music Park – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL – Buy Tickets
July 3rd – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
July 5th – Sunset Cove Amphitheatre – Boca Raton, FL – Buy Tickets
July 7th – Iron City – Birmingham, AL – Buy Tickets
July 8th – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
July 10th – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
July 11th – Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
July 12th – South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets

September 6th-7th – LouFest – Forest Park – St Louis, MO – Buy Tickets

Can’t wait for summer?   You can see AJR in Philadelphia this Saturday, April 19th, at World Cafe Live, and in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 22nd.  Get your tickets now!

Be sure to follow AJR & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!   Pickup a copy of the “I’m Ready” EP on iTunes or Amazon!