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Our Favorite Concerts of 2016

We can’t believe 2016 is almost over!   It was a year full of fangirling and lots of amazing concerts.   While it’s always hard to pick favorites, here are some of our favorite shows of 2016!

Mixtape Festival – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA – August 2016
This festival had everything – boybands,  matching camo parachute cargo pants, oversized bib overalls, harmonies that you can’t find anywhere else, and of course the best fans ever!  NKOTB just get better and better with age.  98 Degrees wore camo cargo pants and sang a TRL medley.  O-Town crushed their set (yes, they played “Liquid Dreams”) and wore overalls and tie-dye.  Paul Abdul nailed every single dance move in her first show on 25 years (and told everyone about the Total Package Tour way before it was announced).  Boyz II Men brought down the house with their beautiful harmonies.


Dan + Shay – Playstation Theater – New York, NY – December 2016
Dan + Shay are one of our favorite artists to see live, because they bring so much joy and energy to the stage.  The “Obsessed” Tour was their second headlining tour, in support of their new album, and they owned the stage like they had been doing this forever.  Dan + Shay are having so much fun on stage, you can’t help but join in.  The whole show is one big singalong from start to finish.


Mariah Carey – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY – December 2016
We didn’t realize we were such big Mariah fans, until we saw her perform at the Beacon (and at Divas Live!) and fangirl cried a little.   This is our new Holiday tradition.


Cam – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – October 2016
We were so excited to see Cam back in NYC on her first headlining tour!  She had the coolest set of the year, and told the best stories in between songs.  Cam is such a genuine talent that we knew the world couldn’t ignore since the first time we saw her opening for Dan+Shay.  Her voice is amazing, her songwriting is super fun (listen to her song “Fireball”) and heartwarming.

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Dierks Bentley – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – May 2016
We had just caught the opening night of Dierks’ big “Somewhere On A Beach” Tour at PNC Bank Arts Center a couple of weeks prior.  It was amazing to see Dierks again in such an intimate venue.  His “Last Call Ball,” in celebration of the release of his new album, “Black,” was a writers round with his collaborators.  Each took a turn telling the story behind the song and performing songs from the album and other hits they had written.   Did we mention we got to be approx 5 feet away from Dierks for this show?


Rooney – Webster Hall – New York, NY – October 2016
We are SO EXCITED that Rooney is back and on tour. Their new album, “Washed Away,”  was one of our favorites of the year, and we got to see them live 2 times in 2016!  The show in October at Webster Hall was our favorite, mostly because Robert asked everyone to come in Halloween costumes and the band dressed as vampires.   Good music + Halloween = happy fangirls.

Jake Miller – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – October 2016
Jake definitely had a good thing going at Highline Ballroom.  His “Overnight” EP release show was one big party from start to finish.  Jake blessed NYC with an early bit of news about his “Overnight Tour” at this show and we’re so glad he’s coming back in 2017 because we need more Jake in our lives!! His voice keeps getting better and better and let’s face it – he’s so good with his fans that there’s no way we can’t love him just as much back!


MAX – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY – February 2016
Speaking of Jake Miller, we caught his upcoming “Overnight” Tour mate, MAX, at the Beacon Theatre opening for R5.   He is insanely talented,   and we were blown away by his live performance.  We’ve had his album on repeat ever since.  If you’re going to see Jake this Winter, make sure you get there early to catch MAX’s set!


Kacey Musgraves – Town Hall – New York, NY – December 2016
We were stoked that Kacey’s Christmas tour had a stop in NYC!  It was just as sparkly and fun as you would imagine.   Can we make this a Holiday tradition, too?


Good Charlotte – Webster Hall – New York, NY – April 2016
*FANGIRL SCREAMING*   Okay, now that we’ve had some time (alright like 8 months) to process this show, we still can’t believe just how incredibly grateful the guys of Good Charlotte are for their fans to come back after a long hiatus and still care about the little boys from Waldorf and their dumb punk music.  We grew up listening to GC, their lyrics are melodies are ingrained and practically tattooed on our brains.  When a band truly takes the time to acknowledge how awesome their fans are and to be so good to their fans, heck yeah we’ll keep coming back for more.  This show was wild from start to finish with the crowd singing literally every single word to every single song – even deep cuts and new tracks.

Moose Blood – Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY – July 2016
These guys really know how to put on a show!  Just before their sophomore album, “Blush” came out, Moose Blood put on a wild and crazy club show in NYC’s Studio at Webster Hall.  The show was completely sold out and we can bet that people from the other rooms of Webster Hall were coming downstairs to see what all the ruckus was about. What they found were four boys from Kent and about 300 fans screaming the words, all of us having the best night of our lives!  This show also took us about 6 months to process how amazing these guys are.


Dolly Parton – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY – June 2016
This was the first concert we went to at the newly renovated Forest Hills Stadium.  As huge tennis and music fangirls, just being there was exciting!   And Dolly was incredible.  She has such a gift for storytelling and performing, and the crowd was having a blast.

Hunter Hayes – Pennysaver Ampitheater – Selden, NY – August 2016
We sadly only got to see Hunter once this year, but he blew us away as always.   He played some amazing new songs, which he released later in the year.  Fingers crossed we’ll be seeing more of Hunter in 2017!


Weezer – Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY – June 2017
Weezer has been on our concert bucket list for ages, and we finally got the chance to see them over the Summer!  And they did not disappoint.


Housing Works Writers Round – New York, NY – August 2017
This was one of the coolest shows we went to this year.  Housing Works hosted a benefit concert, a Nashville songwriters round.   Walker Hayes, Drake White, Sean McAnally, Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, and Brad Tursi each took turns playing stripped down versions of the many hits they had written.

Weezer + Panic! At The Disco Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Weezer dropped a series of exciting announcements late last night on Twitter.  They’re releasing a new self-titled album, The White Album,” on April 1st!   You can pre-order it now!  Their new single is “King Of The World!”  AND they’re going on tour with P!ATD this summer! They’re taking Andrew McMahon & The Wilderness with them so it’ll be one giant party all Summer long.  It’s been a while since Weezer has done a big headlining tour across the US, so we can’t wait for this!   Check out the tour dates below.


Weezer + Panic! At The Disco Summer Tour 2016
June 10th – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodlands, TX – Buy Tickets
June 11th – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX – Buy Tickets
June 12th – Bold Sphere Music – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
June 14th – Bayfront Park Amphitheater – Miami, FL – Buy Tickets
June 15th – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets
June 16th – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
June 19th – Volvo Cars Stadium – Daniel Island, SC-  Buy Tickets
June 20th – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
June 21st – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre – Raleigh, NC – Buy Tickets
June 22nd – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA – Buy Tickets
June 24th – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA – Buy Tickets
June 25th – Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PAC – Canadaigua, NY – Buy Tickets
June 26th – The Pavilion @ Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA – Buy Tickets
June 28th – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH – Buy Tickets
June 30th – Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY – Buy Tickets
July 1st – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ – Buy Tickets
July 5th – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, CT – Buy Tickets
July 6th – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
July 8th – DTE Energy Music Theater – Clarkston, MI – Buy Tickets
July 9th – Summerfest @ Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets
July 11th – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL – Buy Tickets
July 12th – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN – Buy Tickets
July 13th – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
July 15th – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
July 16th – Zoo Amphitheater – Oklahoma City, OK – Buy Tickets
July 17th – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion – Rogers, AR – Buy Tickets
July 19th – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO – Buy Tickets
July 20th – Starlight Theater – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
July 22nd – Badlands Motor Speedway – Brandon, SD – Buy Tickets
July 23rd – Stir Cove @ Harrah’s Hotel – Council Bluffs, IA – Buy Tickets
July 24th – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Englewood, CO – Buy Tickets
July 26th – USANA Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
July 28th – Deer Lake Park – Burnaby, BC – Buy Tickets
July 29th – Marymoor Park – Redmond, WA – Buy Tickets
July 30th – Edgefield – Troutdale, OR – Buy Tickets
July 31st – Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA – Buy Tickets
Aug 1st – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
Aug 2nd – Sleeptrain Amphitheater – Chula Vista, CA – Buy Tickets
Aug 5th – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA – Buy Tickets
Aug 6th – Irvine Meadows Amphitheater – Irvine, CA – Buy Tickets

Watch the video for “King Of The World” below and pre-order a copy of “The White Album” on iTunes now!

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The Friday Five: Vacation Songs

August just started and that means summer vacation is almost over! BUT you can pretend that it’s summer forever with this week’s Friday Five: Vacation Songs! These songs are all sunshine in a song with lyrics that drip summer time feelings like an ice cream cone.

1. Chase Rice – Beach Town
Who doesn’t love a beach town – the tourist traps, flip flops and tank tops being standard attire.

2. 5SOS – Permanent Vacation
Everyone wishes they were on a permanent vacation – that’s the dream right there!

3. Sam Hunt – Vacation
This sums up our feelings about vacation perfectly.

4. The HEYDAZE – Arnold Palmer
No matter where you are, close your eyes and blast this song, and you’ll feel like you’re rockin’ an old tee under a palm tree having a good time under the sunshine.

5. Weezer – Island In The Sun
We can’t hear this song and not think about being on a beach, especially since it played in the Olsen Twin movie of the same name, literally every 5 minutes.

The Friday Five: Classic Weezer Songs

Weezer’s 9th studio album, “Everything Will Be Alright In The End,” is out on Tuesday, October 7th.  Let’s rock out like it’s 94 and take a look back at some of their biggest hits.


1. “Buddy Holly” – 1994
One of the coolest music videos of all time – we still aren’t sure what sort of wizardry is happening here.


2. “Say It Ain’t So” – 1995
The song that defined the 90s alternative genre.


3. “Island In The Sun” – 2001
This song will forever remind us of the Olsen twin movie of the same name, where this track was played approximately every 5 minutes.  We hope Weezer got royalties for each use of the song!  (We estimate about 350 times in the film).


4. “Beverly Hills” – 2005 
The perfect song to drive around with your windows down, as we did for the entire summer of ’05.


5. “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” – 2009
Relationship Goals: This song
Bae Goals: This song
Everything: This song


Bonus: “Back To The Shack” – 2014
An instant classic.


The Friday Five: Fall Album Releases

Fall is here, which means there’s a chill in the air, everything is pumpkin flavored, and it’s time to savor those last moments outdoors.   Here’s some new music for you to listen to while you sip that pumpkin spice latte, and pretend winter is never going to happen.

1.  Weezer – “Everything Will Be Alright In The End”
Due October 7th – Pre-Order
We love to rock out like it’s 1994, and have high hopes for this album from one of our favorite bands for the last two decades (!!)  Also, Halloween costume ideas:  Go as Rivers Cuomo or the awesome monster from the album cover.

2. Hoodie Allen – “People Keep Talking”
Due October 14th – Pre-Order
We keep talking about the awesome videos Hoodie has released to go along with the album, like his latest for “Act My Age.”  He’s also a perfect example of an independent artist who is great at giving fans what they want, and is slowly building up to the album release with more content, contests and interactive ideas (like inviting fans to leave voicemails which could end up on the album)

3. Sam Hunt – “Montevallo” 
Due October 27th
We can’t say enough good things about Sam Hunt.  He is definitely THE country artist to watch right now.  His single “Leave The Night On” recently went gold, and the “X2C” EP has been holding place in the Top 40 chart since its release in August.

4. Taylor Swift – “1989”
Due October 27th – Pre-Order
We’ll just have to shake off the fact that Taylor isn’t making country music anymore, but will definitely be giving this album a chance as we’re curious to see what she will come up with!

5. Nick Jonas – “Nick Jonas”
Due November 11th
The Jonas Brothers supposedly split over “musical differences” last year.  Now we can finally see what direction Nick was hoping to take the band (hint: it’s nothing like the Administration..)  Joe, we hope you’re next.  (More “Love Slayer”?)

The Friday Five: Beach Playlist

We had a lot of great ideas for a Friday Five this week.  Then we realized that since we’re on vacation, we’d much rather be at the beach.  Here is our playlist for the week!  We’ll be back to regular blogging next week.

1.  Sam Hunt – “Leave The Night On”

2. Cody Simpson – “Surfboard”

3. Dan + Shay – “Somewhere Only We Know”

4. Weezer – “Back To The Shack”

5.  Hilary Duff – “Chasing The Sun”