The resurgence of Miley Cyrus’ career appears to be well in motion as she releases the visual for her latest single. The video is provided for the notable Mike WiLL Made It-produced “We Can’t Stop,” with the video showing nothing but the act of having a good time in correlation to the song itself. If you were expecting plenty of twerking a pool parties to be taking place, you shouldn’t be disappointed with the end product.
Directed by Diane Martel.
Photos courtesy of Elle, Vogue, Refinery 29, Nymag, Marie Claire
The lineup was incredible. Almost impossible! The 3-day Governors Ball Music Festival was held on Randall’s Island, New York with rocking names like Kanye West, Kings of Leon, The Xx, Of Monsters and Men, Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers, Feist, Guns N’Roses, and much more on the line up!
Unfortunately the storm alert from Hurricane Andrea on Friday (June 7), warned high winds and floods and caused headliners Kings of Leon to cancel their stage. Fortunately, they managed to play their make up set the following day! The rest of the festival was a muddy mess but that didn’t stop music lovers from splashing and sludging their way to their favorite artists. Overall (though the 8 inch muddy mess), the festival was a success with Sunday’s weather being almost too sunny with some of Kanye’s new tunes!
Annnnd a music festival isn’t complete without some Festival Street Style! Annex presents to you the Governors Ball fashionisas rocking their rain gear!
World renowned multi-media artist Rafaël Rozendaal and Dutch electronic musician Luuk Bouwman will debut their music and video project Cold Void here at our gallery. In this unique multimedia exhibit, they will perform in a non-performative way. At the heart of the show is a self playing instrument that plays in sync with the video art pieces that were created for each of the tracks.Cold Void will leave the audience with a signed version of the their first vinyl press, with a lenticular print cover and downloadable videos to be played with the record.Make sure your record doesnt get snatched before you get to the show and Pre-Order your vinyl!Opening Night: June 15thTime: 7-10 p.mRuns till July 15th
“ACAPELLA,” OUT JUNE 25TH, IS FIRST SINGLE FROM DUO’S UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUMKARMIN HIT THE ROAD WITH THE JONAS BROTHERS IN JULYJune 25th, 2013 — New York, NY — After a superstar break out year, Karmin, which is Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann, are back with their ambitious, vocal-driven new single, “Acapella,” which they premiered this morning on Z100’s “Elvis Duran and The Morning Show.” The song, which features powerhouse vocals from rapping front woman Amy with her partner Nick providing the booming bass line, will be available through all digital retailers on June 25th. Today will also launch the song’s lyric video, which features the pop duo, exclusively on RollingStone.com. “Acapella” is first taste from their upcoming debut album, which will be released by Epic Records in late summer.“‘Acapella’ was created almost exclusively with human voices,” says Heidemann, who wrote the song with Noonan, Sam Hollander, and Martin Johnson (Boys Like Girls), who also produced the track. “We flipped the original meaning of the word ‘acapella’ to mean ‘D.I.Y.,’ or should we say ‘D.I.A. – Do It Acapella!’”In July, Karmin will head out for a summer tour with The Jonas Brothers. They will also perform at several major Gay Pride festivals during the month of June. Please see below for tour dates.Karmin’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:06/08 Boston, MA Boston Pride06/30 Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Gay PrideWith Jonas Brothers:07/10 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion07/12 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center07/13 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre07/14 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend07/16 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center07/18 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheater07/19 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lake PAC07/20 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach Theatre07/22 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion07/23 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun07/25 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts07/26 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata07/29 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live07/30 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheater07/31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater08/02 Indianapolis, IN Indiana State Fairgrounds – Free Stage**08/03 St. Louis, MO The Pageant **08/04 Atlanta, GA Chastain Amphitheatre08/06 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion08/07 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion08/09 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre08/10 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay08/13 San Francisco, CA America’s Cup Pavilion08/14 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena08/16 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
Taking equal inspiration from Elliott Smith, Wilco, and Pink Floyd; Mason Brothers are a contemporary roots band whose music bridges the gap between rock & roll, 1970s British folk and 21st century Americana. The band began as a partnership between Christian and James Mason, two Virginia-born brothers who grew up in Richmond and attended college at the nearby University of Virginia. Mason Brothers made their official debut with 2008′s The Sun, the Moon & the Sea, a stark album that focused on the band’s strengths: nimble guitar fingerpicking, subtle arrangements, and understated, softly sung melodies.
A flurry of TV and movie placements helped promote the band’s music outside of Virginia. By the time their sophomore release Ghost Season rolled around in 2011, Mason Brothers had expanded their sound considerably, adding louder dynamics and a touch of Pink Floyd’s spacey rock & roll to the mix. Ghost Season attracted its own share of publicity, including a ringing endorsement from iTunes, who showcased the self-produced album as a “New and Noteworthy” release on the iTunes store home page. Meanwhile, the band continued writing new songs, added pianist/songwriter Ben Willson to the lineup, and cracked the iTunes singer/songwriter charts in Fall 2012 with their single “Game of Cards.” That song helped pave the way for their third album, Ivy in The Orange Grove, which arrived later that year.
STYG is proving to be THE band to watch with the release of their latest album Diamond. The album debuted on the Billboard charts making it to #1 on the Heetseekers chart, #11 for Hard Rock Albums, #30 for Rock Albums and broke onto the Billboard 200. It was #1 on the iTunes Rock Albums chart. Within weeks of its release, fans posted hundreds of photos of freshly inked diamond tattoos.Stick to Your Guns/The Story So Far SPLIT - June 18th. The split will be available in stores, online and from the bands on Warped. Already almost sold out of STYG pre-sale packages.Nominated for an Independent Music Award.In celebration of STYG’s success, they are releasing a special edition of Diamond on vinyl that will include several bonus tracks. Release slated for June.ANNEX: Orange County isn’t typically thought to be the breeding ground for punkrock. What are your influences and inspirations for your music?STYG Guitarist Josh James: I think people are more likely to associate Orange County with beaches and reality show Housewives than punk rock. It might surprise people that there’s always been a strong underground scene in the OC with a ton of amazing bands that have not only influenced us, but have also influenced the entire punk/hardcore subculture - from legendary bands like The Adolescents and Social Distortion to commercial successes like The Offspring to more recent bands like Ignite and Bleeding Through. Although we are not all located in Orange County, we are definitely proud that the band has come from an area so rich in our influences. We will always call it home for Stick To Your Guns.Outside of music we are inspired by others who are truth seekers and people who try to change themselves and their communities for the better.Many critics argue that punk and hardcore music is seeing resurgence in the U.K. and other areas of Europe. Do you believe that the US will follow this trend?Punk and hardcore will always be lying under the surface of the mainstream no matter what. That is where it was born, where it eats, sleeps and grows. Every once in a while it gets too big for its sewer cage and explodes into the streets. Right now is one of those times – all across the globe. In my opinion, the passion for punk and hardcore has intensified in the last couple of years. Crowds have gotten bigger, and by bigger I mean huge. Kids long for that freedom that punk rock brings. When people get into punk and hardcore, they’re looking for something more than music. A freedom. A philosophy – and with the state of the world right now, kids are looking for someone with something to say. The bubblegum pop has had its time. People are looking for something more substantial. The most awesome part of this is that it’s not limited to one kind of person. Punk and hardcore should be inclusive. It’s a perspective, not a dress code. I think that’s why “Diamond” has been so successful. People were really hungry for the music, and in that we include a message, one of power- we try to show kids that they have the power to be who they want, that they can change for the better, that people can change the world for the better.It’s obvious that the music industry is over saturated with artists in today’s digital age. How has STYG been able to stand apart from other bands of the same genre to achieve such notoriety?Since the release of our newest album, “Diamond,” we’ve been lucky to tour with such a variety of different types of bands. I think that goes a long way. It prevents us from getting bored on the road because every tour we play to some new faces. It’s sometimes challenging… but that’s what we want. We like a challenge. There’s a huge reward in that. We see those same kids coming to our shows the next time around. It’s exciting to see those new faces turn familiar.It also says a lot about our fans. They seem to really connect to the message. They are a diverse group, but they have something in common: a desire for hope. And that’s cool because we really connect with our fans. STYG shows stand out to a lot of people because of the energy that’s created with our music and also with our words. You’ll get 45 minutes of intense music with us jumping around like idiots and a healthy dose of sincere words and thoughts from Jesse (singer) on a large scale of topics, but all ultimately lead to self revolution.It’s clear that you guys really appreciate, and interact with you fans. What is the craziest thing that a fan has ever done?Our fans are the coolest – very diehard. When “Diamond” came out we were overwhelmed with the amount of people who got STYG tattoos. I don’t think that’s crazy, but really surprising and very flattering. I guess some of the craziest or weirdest things are the few times someone has shown up to a venue pretending that they work there or that they are friends with someone in the band, so they can hang out with us. It’s a very odd thing. We are very friendly and never want to draw a line between our fans and us, but there’s something kind of creepy about someone lying about who they are or who they know to get close to you. This happened on our last tour and the guy kept telling everyone in the band different stories about who he was or what he was doing there. He was trying to find out what hotel we were staying in. I’m pretty sure we all dodged our murders that night.In most of your music, there seems to be underlying political and social tones. What role do you feel music plays in politics, or vice versa?Our music is about life. The good parts and the bad. Politics definitely have their place in music, but I think we may have more social tones then political. We are heavy on the individualism, free thought and discontent side of things and hope to offer a point of view on how to deal with those. We try not to offer empty complaints. We’re not perfect. We’re always learning. I think sometimes people just like to know that we all struggle…we’re figuring it out together.
Since touring is a large part of a musician’s life, what is the wildest thing that has ever happened while on the road?Touring is an adventure – that’s for sure. You never know what’s going to happen. You’re always on the move, and there’s no normal schedule. Anything and everything can happen…and it does. One night in France all the bands on the tour walked into a grocery store for tour bus supplies. A store security guard followed us from the moment we walked in the door. After we checked out, one of the guys from another band looked at the security guard and asked, “What’s the deal?”The security guard replied with, “Take a fucking picture, it’ll last longer.” Confused, all the bands left the store. The security guard then tapped on the glass window from the inside and pointed at Jesse (singer). Jesse responded by flipping off the security guard, which enraged him. The security guard ran outside screaming in French. He reached under his shirt and pulled out a huge Rambo-style knife, locked in on George (drummer) and charged him. George took off and the security guard followed. Luckily no one ended up hurt andGeorge now holds the record for fastest sprinter in STYG.You can catch Stick to Your Guns on the Vans Warped Tour this summer!!Follow them on Twitter @STYGoc
Special Live Event Will Feature Greil Marcus, Eleanor Friedberger, Thao Nguyen, and Van PierszalowskiSAN FRANCISCO – Radio Silence, the magazine of literature and rock & roll, will present a unique tribute to Buddy Holly on June 16, including a reading, stage conversation, and musical performances.“We’re thrilled to bring together writers, musicians, and fans for an appreciation of Buddy Holly, one of the great early pioneers of rock & roll,” said Radio Silence editor-in-chief Dan Stone. “And there’s no better way to pay tribute to Holly’s lasting influence than to hear from some of our most talented young musicians and from Greil Marcus, a legend of music criticism.”Marcus will read from a forthcoming book that touches on Holly’s career, then he’ll be joined in conversation by musicians Eleanor Friedberger, Thao Nguyen, and Van Pierszalowski. Performances of Holly’s music and of the musicians’ original work will be featured.Marcus has been writing about music and culture since the founding of Rolling Stone in the late 1960s, where he served as their first editor of reviews. His many celebrated books include Mystery Train; Lipstick Traces; The Old, Weird America; Bob Dylan; and The Doors.Friedberger is a member of the Fiery Furnaces and released the solo album Last Summer in 2011. Her new album, Personal Record, will be available June 4 via Merge.Nguyen is the frontwoman for Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, which released We the Commonearlier this year.Pierszalowski was a member of Port O’Brien and now fronts WATERS, whose album Out in the Light appeared in 2011.
The official music video for Jessie J‘s new single “Wild” featuring Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal set to appear on her upcoming yet to be titled album. In the new clip Jessie J gets her sexy strut on as she heads to the set of the video and gets up close and personal with the camera showing of her sexy dance moves before Big Sean and Dizzee join the party and swag out for the camera. The new Ammo-produced single is available worldwide now via iTunes.
Directed by Emil Nava.
British born, Paris-based singer, songwriter and producer Dan Black is making a big return this summer with the pop monster ‘Hearts’ featuring and co-written with American R&B/Pop icon Kelis. The video has been unveiled today exclusively on mtvU, MTV Buzzworthy and mtvU.com
The single is taken from his forthcoming (yet to be titled) album and is due for release in North America later this year.
Since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ((un)), the two-time VMA nominee has been holed up in his Paris studio intensively perfecting his 2nd album, whilst simultaneously producing and writing for and with other artists: from big names like Ryan Tedder, Kid Cudi (for Kanye West’s Cruel Summer), Kelis, Imogen Heap and Bag Raiders to new, exciting, ones-to-watch like Mikky Ekko (We Must Be Killers), Rozzi Crane and Sophie Delila.The music video was shot in a beautiful 24 hour human time-lapse, on a rooftop in Paris. From 11 am to 11 pm it was a non -stop shoot!
She is known as Lorde and she is taking the music industry by storm with her new single “Royals”. The New Zealand singer and songwriter first released her EP in December 2012, and now her 2013 single “Royals” have hit #1 on the RIANZ singles charts for 3 weeks in a row. Look out for her she’s making big moves!
Watch her music video now here!