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!
A GREAT BIG WORLD TO RELEASE THREE SONG EP MAY 21First Single Is Fan-Fueled Hit “This Is the New Year”SPRING TOUR KICKS OFF ON DAY OF EP RELEASE12 City Club Tour Begins In Cleveland“THIS IS THE NEW YEAR” COVERED ON GLEEA Great Big World Gets A Great Big Boost from Film and Television PlacementWhen they asked their fans to help them create a tweet-by tweet lyric video for the song, their fans went above and beyond. Not only did they tweet lines from “This is The New Year,” they illustrated them with photos and videos. The video perfectly captured both the feeling and the spirit of the song, much more an expression of a fan driven community than a crowd-sourced clip.It was no surprise that A Great Big World engaged their audience to the extent that they did. Last summer, when they launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their endeavors, their fans rallied, and A Great Big World raised much more money than they were looking for.That’s the kind of effect Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino — otherwise known as A Great Big World — has upon listeners. With a pop sensibility and a whole lot of heart, A Great Big World creates the kind of music that people connect with. ”It’s optimistic, hopeful pop music,” Chad says. “There are fewer songs about heartbreak and more about the meaning of life. But even the most painful of our songs are hopeful.”Music supervisors were amongst the first to realize the impact of A Great Big World’s music. The music supervisor for Glee chose “This Is The New Year” for the cast to cover on the hit show, and the song was used as the title track for the film New Year’s Eve and the theme for MTV’s I Used To Be Fat. Additionally, the song was featured on theAmazing Race, One Tree Hill, ESPN, and Good Morning America.Ian and Chad met while they were attending NYU, following their passion for writing and performing while sensibly studying the music business. When they first got together, Chad was managing Ian, but Ian also recognized Chad’s potential as a musician, and their business relationship was transformed into a musical partnership. They began playing together in New York venues and set the pattern that’s now their M.O.: A Great Big World perform, and people respond. “Writing is our therapy,” Ian says. “And when we can connect with people through our music, it’s transformational. We’re not alone. Our songs are your songs. And that’s what it’s all about.”TOUR DATES:May 21 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OHMay 22 Rumba Café Columbus, OHMay 26 Space Evanston, ILMay 27 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MIMay 29 Plush St. Louis, MOMay 31 12th & Porter Nashville, TNJune 1 Backyard Stage Greensboro, NCJune 2 Temple Theater Sanford, NCJune 3 Jammin’ Java Vienna, VAJune 4 Studio at Webster New York, NYJune 5 World Café Live Philadelphia, PAJune 6 Café 939 Boston, MAJune 9th Memorial Park Amphitheater Maplewood, NJJuly 7th WZPL Birthday Bash Indianapolis, INA Great Big World:
This year, Insomniac Events will host their 17th annual Electrical Daisy Carnival in Sin City, Las Vegas. This is one of the most talked about events of the Summer, and it’s officially SOLD OUT! Although the event took place in Los Angeles three years ago, for 13 years, I think the switch to Vegas has made EDC gain popularity. This years EDC, which had the quickest sell-out ever, will reign Vegas the weekend of June 21st-23rd. The line up includes music from Kaskade, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Dirty South, Krewella, Kastle, and so many more. For the entire line up, CLICK HERE!
The Insomniac website shares many details of this exciting weekend to get the party go-ers ready: “Insomniac will transform the Las Vegas Motor Speedway into a completely interactive carnival experience for the 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, featuring more than 150 electronic dance music artists, 500 theatrical performers including fire twirlers, aerialists, dancers, and stilt walkers. The 1,000-acre complex will become a fully immersive audiovisual experience with dynamic large-scale art installations creating interactive environments amidst the seven stages, along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound production, numerous full size amusement rides and attractions, and a pyrotechnics display nightly.”
This is a weekend that so many people look forward to, and is something that we will be hearing about weeks before it struts and weeks after it ends.
The Electro- Dance pop trio Terry Poison will soon release it’s first “Mad Birds, Ultimate Disco” video game app. This video game takes place in a sequined filled world as the band flies through collecting magic capsules all while listening and jamming out to their new hit song “Mad Birds”.
The rules are fairly simple the player controls the band members of Terry Poison Louisa Kahn, Anna Landesman and Bruno Grife as they glide through the sky scraping sequined world, they must collect as much magic capsules as possible, the more magic they collect the more blurry the screen becomes.
The videogame was filmed and produced by Hooligans production agency (Tel Aviv), which used Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Aftereffects, HTML5 and Objective C softwares to create the project. The band are now hoping to raise at about $7500 to finish this project and sell it as a free app for all people to use!
So what do you guys think? Would you want to collect magic capsules while jamming out to a great song?
PREMIERES SUMMERY NEW VIDEO ON MTV FOR SINGLE ‘OMYGOD’
ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES THIS SUMMERWATCH ‘OMYGOD’ EXCLUSIVELY VIA MTV ON:
MTVU, MTV2 – ARTIST TO WATCH, MTVU.COM & MTV BUZZWORTHY
“There’s truth in most of what Nash sings about on Girl Talk.” – Pitchfork
“Bristling with white-knuckle rock romps and hot-blooded confessionals, Girl Talk finds Nash at her bravest.” - SPIN Magazine
“A fearlessly outspoken postpunk pop icon, Kate Nash is bolder, brasher, and more candid than ever on her third album ‘Girl Talk’.”” – ELLE Magazine
“The epitome of strength and sass, even when she’s wounded” – The Daily News
“As much emotional release as it may have provided, ‘Girl Talk’ also testifies to Nash’s innate strength as a musician.” - NYLON Magazine
“‘Girl Talk’ is the middle finger to anyone who doesn’t believe in equality, refuses to recognize inequality, or simply treats others cruelly.” - Buzzine—————————-British pop icon Kate Nash premieres her brand new video for the single ‘OMYGOD’ today onMTVU, MTV2 – Artist To Watch, MTVU.com & MTV Buzzworthy and is pleased to announce she will be returning to North America next month for another round of tour dates in continued support of her critically acclaimed third album ‘GIRL TALK’ (Have 10p Records / INgrooves).The video and single for her current release ‘OMYGOD’ (directed by Aram Rappaport) tells the tale of a love gone sour and the longing for better days. Kate, who wrote the song whilst on vacation last summer, also stars in the summery video which involves synchronized swimmers, friends by the coast and a rather disgruntled Nash at times.
Due to popular demand since her last sold out North American tour on the east coast, Kate Nash will be returning to US turf this spring with a handful of west coast dates. Impressively, select dates are already selling out since announcing earlier this month. Supporting her on this tour will be Ottawa based Allie Hanlon (of White Wires) and her minimalist bubblegum, surfer punk-pop side project Peach Kelli Pop.
Hot off the heels of her international album release of ‘GIRL TALK’ in March, Kate is showing no signs of slowing down. Currently on tour in Europe, the fiery feminist has also found time to be an active global ambassador for her charity Protect A Girl with Plan USA, and Because I Am A Girl Foundation, having traveled to Africa in February to meet young and under-privileged girls in the third world, Kate has helped raise funds and awareness for those in need of education and empowerment. She also launched her Rock and Roll Afterschool project in the UK, which aims to actively encourage young girls from ages 8 to 16 to pick up instruments, join bands and express themselves via music and creative writing.
Also, in a continued effort to support and publicize the Russian punk band Pussy Riot and their imprisonment, Kate released the single titled ‘Free My Pussy’ for International Record Store Day this month and has continually used her profile to educate the public about the unjust goings on towards women across the world today.
In other news, Kate has announced she will be in the upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic ‘Greetings From Tim Buckley’ by Daniel Algrant. The film is based on the biography Dream Brother and will star Gossip Girls Penn Badgley and 28 Days Later actress Imogen Poots. Also this summer, Kate will also be gracing the big screen with the release of the upcoming indie flick titled ‘Powder Room’, starring Jamie Winstone, Oona Chaplin and Sheridan Smith. The movie is an adaptation of the Scottish play ‘When Women Wee’ and was produced by the acclaimed Damian Jones and James Cotton (The Iron Lady, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll). The comedy is set in a nightclub, and will explore the goings on within those tiled, marbled domains of the women’s toilets.Kate Nash’s current album ‘GIRL TALK’ is available in all good record stores across the U.S and available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify (Have 10p Records / INgrooves).
Watch Kate Nash’s latest music video for ‘OMYGOD’ and be sure to catch her live at one of the following North American dates this spring.
KATE NASH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
05/09 – The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
05/10 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
05/11 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA - SOLD OUT
05/13 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
05/14 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC - SOLD OUT
05/15 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
05/17 – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
05/18 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
05/21 – the Echo – Los Angeles, CA - SOLD OUT
She really does shine bright like a diamond! In over 20 years Rihanna is the first artist to score 10 #1 hits as Stay (ft Mikky Ekko) rised from 2 to 1. Her first #1 song, SOS came from 2006 when she was just the pop singer from Barbados, now with her song “We Found Love” ft Calvin Harris stayed #1 from 8 consecutive weeks, there’s no surprise she’s the first one to break the record in 20 years.
On top of all that Rihanna is nominated for 10 Billboard awards! The show will air May 19th 8/7 c.
PLUGFEST 2013 May 9-11th 2013 Kfar HanokdimFor the first time in Israel: the biggest indie music open air festival at the lowest point on earth!MAIN STAGE: AZEALIA BANKS – !!! (CHK CHK CHK) – JESSIE WARE – CSS – LEE SCRATCH PERRY- TINARIWEN – 2MANYDJS DJ SET -JOHN TALABOT – more names TBASUPPORT STAGE: ADI ULMANSKY – TIGER LOVE – WATERKNOT – TRIFONAS – BUTTERING TRIO – YOSSI FINE & THE REMIX
PLUGFEST (May 9th thru 11th 2013) is the biggest alternative music festival ever staged in Israel. Plugfest will take place at the Bedouin style desert village Oasis “Kfar Hanokdim” near the Dead Sea (www.hanokdim.com). The 3 day festival will feature several dozens of the world’s most compelling electronic, rock and indie artists as well as Israel’s finest local acts spread over 3 stages. A lineup carefully selected to represent the new spirit in music.We are rolling out plenty of surprises for an expected crowd of 5,000. What makes this music event extra special is the location, think Burning Man meet Coachella but Israeli style and at the lowest point on earth- at the foot of the Dead Sea. An international music festival inspired by the innovative drive of the world’s leading festivals.Finally, Israel will have its own first international rock music festival. PLUGFEST.
Side activities:• 5 Rotating Stages From Morning till Sunrise• MTV Israel Presents ‘A Desert Cinema Festival’• Oleh! Records- Master Classes/Artist Meet & Greet/Panhandle Stage (For New Bands)• Childrens’ Activities including Camel Rides, Arcade games and more to be announced• A Wide Variety Of Gourmet Desert style Food & Drinks• Desert Hikes & Dead sea trips• Beduin Style Camping Under The Stars• Alternative Stage & Live Radio Broadcast in collaboration with Deli & KZRadio
So we’ve been hearing the buzz about Miley Cyrus’s new music lately and we’re dying to hear it! (At least I am.) One of the songs we have been able to hear thus far officially dropped yesterday, which is a collaboration with the talented Will.I.Am, and will be found on his new upcoming album #WillPower. We can always count on Will to give us something with a great beat to dance to, and with Miley’s unique vocals to add to it, you know it’s going to be a hit. The song titled “Fall Down” has made the top ten charts on iTunes, and I am not ashamed to say that I bought it right after I read Miley’s tweet last night:
Music festivals such as Coachella have inspired retail stores for years. Specifically, stores like Forever 21, H&M, and American Eagle. These stores will always give you a lot of bang for your buck, so if you will be attending Coachella this weekend, and still have yet to find your perfect outfits, the stores listed above are some great ones to check out. Coachella has even inspired higher end stores such as Lacoste and Guess who are planning on launching new lines focused more towards the music festival loving crowd. Linda Chang, the marketing director at Forever 21 says “Music festivals have influenced the fashion industry by reinventing popular styles of past decades of music and pop culture.”
Jen Foyle, chief of merchandising for Aerie says “Music festivals are just one of those moments when people can showcase true individual style.” Coachella gives people a sense of freedom which is why people are dressed in more relaxed clothing, but that is still very stylish, just their own type of style. It’s a weekend where different types of people come together to celebrate and enjoy their love for music and art. The environment given is what makes the festival enjoyable to so many people, and the fact that nobody is there to judge what another is wearing is why we are able to see so many different styles. Nobody is afraid of what anyone will think.
Fashion Blogger, Aimee Song, posted a picture on Instagram of what she wore at last years Coachella to give a little Coachella inspiration to her followers.
Get a little more inspiration from celebs who have attended Coachella in the past!
Justin Timberlake has been pretty busy these past few years with new films, the completion of his album, and his marriage to Jessica Biel. Yet with all that he does and has done, he hasn’t forgotten about those who have been there for him through it all. The music video for one of his most popular songs, “Mirrors” (along side Suit & Tie) was inspired by the marriage of his grandparents, William and Sadie,which is also dedicated to the two. Unfortunately, Justin’s grandfather, William, passed away in December, so Justin wanted to surprise his grandmother with the creation of this video. “I was moved by it, it brings tears to my eyes. It’s a lovely tribute to us.” explained Sadie.
The video begins with an old married couple, and we then begin to see flashbacks of different stages of their relationship from when they were younger. “I like the way he catches my wedding ring, like he’s the husband now,” explains Sadie, of her favorite part of the video.
”You are the inspiration of this precious song” is a lyric Justin sings towards the end of the video when he comes in. Now that the story behind the video is widely known, I’m sure we all view this as a precious song.
If you have yet to see this tribute, watch the Official Music Video Here!
(Photo of Justin with his grandparents)
This song is also featured in Justin’s Target commercial, which I was actually able to work on set with him for! I was an assistant to his stylist for the day, and I must say, Justin is a very sweet and humble human being. He also wears A LOT of Tom Ford!