Global superstar Bruno Mars took over the runway tonight in Paris at the Le Grand Palais. The “24K Magic” singer and his band The Hooligans were styled in Tommy Hilfiger tuxedos.
Tune in on December 5th to watch his incredible performance!
Photo Credit: Florent Déchard
Popstress Lauren Carnahan Debuts Her Newest Music Video
A rising start from Oklahoma, there¹s nothing small-town about Lauren, or her story. After being adopted at birth and surviving heart surgery at 4, she received a standing ovation at her hometown church for her very first performance – ³Tomorrow² from Annie, a movie that she connected with on multiple levels. In 2014, Lauren was named ‘Teenage Artist of the Year’ by Indie Music Channel.
Arkansas’ I’ll Fly Away Foundation Announces The Power of Music Festival
To celebrate the creation of music, The I’ll Fly Away Foundation has announced plans to bring songwriters from around the world to Bentonville, Arkansas for the first ever Power of Music Festival Presented by Coca-Cola.
Scheduled for April 27 — 29, 2017, such respected artists and songwriters as Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Steve Poltz, Richard Leigh, Roger Cook, Dennis Morgan, Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Glen Phillips and more, will gather to celebrate the craft of songwriting.
Tickets go on sale in January for more information visit www.pomfestival.org.
Shelley McMillon, wife of Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, stated, “Doug and I are excited to see what the I’ll Fly Away Foundation has in store for our community through music.” “We are elated to have some incredible songwriters already committed to appearing at the festival,” said Betsy Brumley of The I’ll Fly Away Foundation. “These writers are often not as famous as the songs they’ve created so it’s a wonderful opportunity to have them at our maiden festival.”
Sleepytown is the moniker of Ryan Van Der Woude, and a cruisey-nostalgic fusion of echoing guitars with a warm acoustic rhythm undertone, which flow from a plateau for literary anecdotes. Ryan is a songwriter who has travelled through all the east coast collecting visual novels, before settling in Sydney. His songs have bloomed from the wake of hinterland cruises, towering cities, cutting through mountain-ranges in a train, laying under snowy pines, warm sandy shores and treks into the deep, eerie woods.
HLTR$ releases new single ‘Triggered’
HLTR$ is a rap group from Sweden which consists of four guys who are 16 years old. Despite their young age, they have already succeeded in creating a name for themselves and managed to get 360 000 streams on their two songs on Spotify. HLTR$ music is influenced by underground rap but also manages to bring in elements from both funk and pop music.
Their live performances are fast paced and there’s a lot movement on the stage and interaction with the fans. The upcoming single Triggered is the first to be released in nearly a year. It’s the result of a cooperation between the producers from Kapten Studios, Dazed Music and of course the HLTR$ themselves. Although Triggered has a dark message it’s still a up beat song with funky element in the chorus.
WATCH: Rhys Lewis – ‘Waking Up Without You’
After 12 months of writing music for his debut record, Rhys Lewis reveals his new single ‘Waking Up Without You,’ a soulful track with a driving chorus that speaks of lost love and regrets.
Premiered on online tastemakers, Crack in the Road, ‘Waking Up Without You’ quickly garnered a whirlwind of online excitement, shooting it to the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart and racking up over 170,000 streams in two weeks. Rhys also performed at a headline show that sold-out within 48 hours at Servant Jazz Quarters in London on 22nd November.
TEGAN AND SARA UK TOUR 2017
Following their critically acclaimed eighth album ‘Love You To Death’, TEGAN AND SARA announce their biggest UK tour to date starting on February 13th at London’s Roundhouse and culminating on February 18th in Birmingham. The tour also takes in mainland Europe starting in Oslo Norway and concluding in Paris, France – tickets are on sale now.
With the College Football Playoff selection committee to release its final Top 25 ranking on Dec. 4 and the North American sports industry pulling in more than $60 billion annually, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2016’s Best Sports Cities.
To determine the cities where the game is always on regardless of season, WalletHub compared 423 small to large cities across more than 50 key metrics. The data set ranges from “performance level of the city’s team(s)” to “average ticket price per game.”
Almond&Olive Releases New Indie Folk Single, “Mulberry Hill”
Like the inception of a memorable romance, Almond&Olive’s newest single, “Mulberry Hill,” plucks gently into existence and refuses to be ignored. The song lives in the moment after two lovers, separated by all that life throws, live inside their own remembrance as Natalie Alms and Ollie Davidson croon over the fictitious Mulberry Hill, where troubles and cares disappear for the duration of a ballad. The single is off their album Standing at the Precipice, due out January 27.
Video: Berner & B-Real – “FTB”
As two of Hip-Hop’s most enthusiastic marijuana entrepreneurs, Berner and B-Real are more prepared than most to preach the benefits of the good herb to the masses. On “FTB,” they affirm their passion for the life-transforming medicine, illustrating how marijuana has improved their lives and their relationships. Take a trip with the two rappers as they stack up ounces (errr, pounds?) smoke deluxe joints, tour grow farms, and blow smoke in front of adoring crowds. “FTB” is the first visual off Prohibition Part 3, the third collaborative effort from Berner and B-Real in as many years.
It’s been approximately 10 years since Guns N’ Roses’ last performance in Japan and acclaimed all-girl fronted Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop phenom BABYMETAL will be joining them on their Guns N’ Roses Japan Tour for the following dates/venues:
Saturday, January 21, 2017: Kyocera Dome in Osaka
Sunday, January 22, 2017: World Memorial Hall in Kobe
Wednesday, January 25, 2017: Yokohama Arena
Sunday, January 29, 2017: Saitama Super Arena
About the upcoming tour, BABYMETAL’s SU-METAL says, “I am really happy that we’ve been confirmed as support on the upcoming Guns N’ Roses tour. And it’s happening in Japan!! We’re going to create a live performance that shows how wonderful Japan is together with everyone in the audience on that tour.”
Hot on the heels of a huge summer which saw him bring his mesmerizing vocals and must-see stage performances to both Wireless and V Festivals, the dynamic UK R&B singer-songwriter Angel has shown no signs of slowing down with the release of his new EP ‘HER’ earlier this month – which has already been streamed almost 400,000 times in less than two weeks – and now the brand new visual for his track ‘Fvxk With You’ featuring US rap artist Rich Homie Quan.
Sheffield, England quartet, The Crookes, love the holidays. And to celebrate, they have released a new holiday single, “You Bring The Show”, today via Modern Outsider/Anywhere Records, and premiered a video via The Line Of Best Fit – share via YouTube.
The Crookes kicked off 2016 with the release of their fourth full-length album, Lucky Ones, touring the U.S. twice, performing at SXSW, Treefort Festival, supporting Catfish and the Bottlemen throughout the UK, along with multiple festival dates across Europe. They cap the year with a series of holiday performances in the UK, December 12 thru 17, in Nottingham, Bristol, London, Newcastle, Leeds and at home, in Sheffield.
RUN THE JEWELS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RTJ3
Run The Jewels, the firebrand rap duo of El-P and Killer Mike, have announced their hugely anticipated third album RTJ3 will have a worldwide digital release date of January 13 with physical editions available on that date in North America and on January 20 internationally. The new full length will be self-released in partnership with RED Distribution. The album will be available in several formats, including free download (as always), CD, LP, and digital and is available for preorder now via www.runthejewels.com. The announcement arrives on the heels of the recently released new songs “2100 (ft. BOOTS)” and “Talk To Me”. The album features a cadre of talented guest performers, including Danny Brown, Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio, Trina, saxophonist Kamasi Washington and more, but the new album is first and foremost about the explosion of creativity born from the unique collaboration between Mike and El, a partnership-turned-friendship that has pushed both rappers to new heights in their storied careers.
Alt-rock buzz band Holy White Hounds today debuted the music video for their current single “Blind” on VEVO. Watch the trippy music video directed by Jeremy Brookover HERE. “Blind” is the follow up single to the band’s Top 10 breakthrough Rock hit “Switchblade;” and is accumulating airplay on many Alternative and Rock stations nationwide. The band’s debut album Sparkle Sparkle was released earlier this year.
Frontman Brenton Dean explains, “‘Blind’ is the story of the coolest chick I’ve ever met. She appeared to have lost her mind in the eyes of everybody else, but she always knew who she was. This song captures that tale, over two chords, for 3 minutes.” The single is available for streaming and download at all digital service providers.
Secretsundaze share new track
Secretsundaze are proud to announce their new concept DANCE 2017 including an inaugural compilation, a NYD party, a new party series and a run of 12″ EPs throughout next year.
The artwork and name – DANCE 2017 – is a reference to the feel of pioneering late 80s and early 90s house and techno compilations. Established in 2002, Secretsundaze has always stood for impeccable taste, consistency and integrity in music.
As A Conceit Stream “Frown Upon Us” Prior To Release
As A Conceit is finally proud to be streaming in full, via Prog Sphere, their debut full length, titled “Frown Upon Us”, a day before it’s official release on December 2nd.
After releasing three jaw-dropping singles -one of them including none other than Philip Strand of Normandie- the quintet is now unleashing their full length in full force, and letting the music speak for itself.
Taking inspiration from bands such as Architects and Northlane, the Progressive metallers deliver a crushing blend of technicality and melody, without losing sight of the message they want to deliver: anger, dismay but at the same time also a sliver of hope for the world we live in. And the timing for such feelings has never been more spot on. For any fan who enjoys technicality, ambiance and gut-wrenching vocals supported by an thundering musical assault, or for anyone who’s enjoyed the latest Architects albums, this is an album that should not be missed out on.
Mike Posner Remixers Seeb Release Music Video
Norwegian electro pop trio Seeb announce the release of their music video for “What Do You Love” featuring British singer Jacob Banks, out now via Universal Music. The video brings the feel-good tune to life, following the guys and their fans through a whirlwind summer season that saw them playing to massive crowds at festivals and renowned venues, including Ushuaia in Ibiza. An uplifting vocal contribution by British singer Jacob Banks infuses the track with the soulful R&B artistry he’s come to be known for; a true collaborative effort that highlights both his and Seeb’s musical strengths.
Listen to the new Star Slinger EP now
One day ahead of release Manchester, UK producer / DJ Star Slinger has released the full stream of his new EP We Could Be More. Featuring D?WN, Tungi Ige, Sam Sparro and more the EP is available everywhere tomorrow via OWSLA.
Rebel Kind returns with a new album!
Rebel Kind’s third full length Just For Fools is a thirteen song followup to 2014’s Today, featuring the reunion of singer-songwriter Autumn Wetli, and enduring rhythm section Shelley Salant and Amber Fellows. Just For Fools revisits some of the same themes of past records—romantic discontentment, mounting paranoia, a brief moment of confidence—with the distinct difference of choosing to uncrate the back-flipping demons in those feelings and give them a poke back. If Laurel Canyon and Today were for those who felt cursed, Just For Fools is a reclamation of control and the jubilant release of self-doubt from liars, gaslighters, and the rigmarole of daily life.
Frankie Valli Premieres New Lyric Video For “Merry Christmas, Baby”
Frankie Valli, one of the most iconic voices of a generation, is bringing in the season with a new lyric video for “Merry Christmas, Baby” featuring Jeff Beck, which comes on the heels of the release of ‘TIS THE SEASONS, the first solo Christmas album of his legendary career. Valli transforms “Merry Christmas, Baby” into a bluesy shuffle with the help of Beck, who accentuates Valli’s smooth crooning with some sublime guitar fills.
Boston Ballet will break ground on Boston Ballet School’s Newton Studio at 153 Needham Street, Newton, Massachusetts, on Thursday, December 8 at 9 am. The ground-breaking ceremony will be accompanied by a site tour and brief reception.
The expanded studio is relocating from its 863 Washington Street location to a 26,550-square-foot space within the brand-new Newton Nexus complex, which is being transformed into a vibrant retail destination by local development firm Crosspoint Associates. The relocated Newton Studio is set to open in summer 2017, with its current location at 863 Washington Street remaining fully operational for the 2016–2017 school year.
Treefort Music Fest is an annual music and arts festival featuring nearly 400 bands plus film, art, comedy, yoga, and more across multiple venues in downtown Boise in March. Conceived in 2012 as an extension of the momentum in the Boise music scene and art scene at large, the festival provides the opportunity for Boise to play host to the national and regional music scenes while showcasing the local up-and-coming talent. It is proudly recognized by the City of Boise as the 2015 and 2016 Cultural Ambassador and is a Certified B Corporation.
Fourteen-time Billboard Music Award winner and ten-time American Music Award winner Mariah Carey will give the last big performance of 2016 when she performs live for over one million people in Times Square moments before the ball drops on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017.” Multi-platinum selling band DNCE, international superstar Gloria Estefan with the cast of her smash hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! and chart-topping country artist Thomas Rhett are set to join Carey for performances in the hours leading up to the 2017 countdown on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 on the ABC Television Network. Carey was the first artist to perform live from Times Square on the program in 2005 and will return to perform her greatest hits during the 45th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year.
Critically buzzing Richmond-based rap crew DIVINE COUNCIL unleash the music video for their latest track “DECEMBA” (Remix) [Feat. $ilk Money & André Benjamin] on Complex today.
New Holiday Single from Sofia Talvik
For the 11th year in a row Swedish folk/americana artist Sofia Talvik is keeping up her tradition of releasing a free Christmas single. ’When it Rains on Christmas Day’ won’t fill you with that cheery ’Jingle Bells’ Christmas feeling. Quite the opposite, Sofia stays true to her tradition to explore the darker side of the Holiday.
Soft keys and soaring pedal steel guitar bring the melody forward and lift Sofia’s voice as the true feature of the song. Things don’t always end the way you picture them, or the way you would wish them to. Looking out from that window on Christmas Day, will it be a winter-wonder-land or a dark rainy day? Will you be with your loved one, or will you be alone?
The song ‘My Christmas Dream Is You’ will raise funds for the North West based charity ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’, which grants wishes for terminally ill children. The record and video will play during half time marking the official launch of the single. Fans will be encouraged to let others know through social media and download the record, helping grant wishes for children with life threatening or life limiting illness.
The 27-year-old singer has been astounding the music world with her stunning voice. Pope Francis chose her song ‘Ave Maria’ as the official song of the Jubilee, and Carly made history by singing in Rome’s Forum in July. She’s been accompanied in concert by Andrea Bocelli, Nicole Scherzinger and a host of international superstars.
Football fan Carly chose the Premier League to launch her Christmas recording, insisting it was the perfect back-drop for her feel-good seasonal song.
Madonna’s evening of music, art, mischief and performance raised over 7.5 million dollars for the superstar’s Raising Malawi foundation during Art Basel on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach, FL. The evening was made possible thanks to support from MDNA Skin, BVLGARI and Perrier Jouet.
Madonna was joined by Mert Alas, Thalia Ayala, David Blaine, Len Blavatnik, Ron Burkle, Dave Chappelle, James Corden, Maha Dakhil, Rosario Dawson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Pierre Dolmans, Tracey Emin, Alan Faena, Bethenny Frankel, Milutin Gatsby, Alexander Gilkes, Ariana Grande, Paris Hilton, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, Courtney Love, Ryan McGinley, Guy Oseary, Sean Penn, Natasha Poly, Alex Rodriguez, Chris Rock, Jeremy Scott, Russell Simmons, and more at the special event.
The Lesser Giants ‘Rescue Me’
In preparation for the release of their first single ‘Rescue Me’, The Lesser Giants are refining their live set as they get ready to put on a show through summer that will introduce the band’s melodic Rock sound to punters across Melbourne and beyond.
The Lesser Giants spent 2016 exploring their dynamic as artists, finding inspiration in heavy hitters Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters, and recording a genre-defying sound that ranges from ‘moody’ to ‘massive’.
‘Rescue Me’ was recorded and produced by The Lesser Giants and Matt D’Arcy at Basin Studios, Melbourne in February 2016.
With 45 percent of all U.S. adults being single during one of the most family-oriented times of the year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles.
Some singles are closer to a happily ever after than they think, but it depends on where they live. To identify the cities in which singles have the highest chance of finding a significant other, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across 29 key metrics. The data set ranges from “share of single population” to “number of online dating opportunities” to “nightlife options per capita.”
“DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017” EXPANDS
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” marks the continued expansion of the iconic annual New Year’s Eve tradition with coverage from New Orleans, Louisiana in its first-ever Central Time Zone countdown. The live segments will include exclusive performances from the Allstate® Fan Fest, where New Orleans locals and tourists gather annually to celebrate the New Year and usher in the annual Allstate® Sugar Bowl®, and interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square to ring in the New Year. Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight live from New York City, with actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy in Times Square, and superstar Fergie returning to host the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles. New Orleans joins the largest celebration of the year, airing on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
“Known for its vibrant culture and deep musical roots, New Orleans is the ideal choice to host our first-ever Central Time Zone countdown,” said Mike Mahan, President, dick clark productions. “We are excited to expand our tradition of ringing in the New Year to the ‘Big Easy.’”
RICHARD LYNCH PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN WORKER, FARMER, AND MILITARY
Living the life he sings about, is what gives Richard Lynch his edge as a singer/songwriter. They say you should write what you know…and Richard knows all about a long day’s work in the hot sun, and taking pride in a job well done. After all, Richard is a hard-working, blue-collar man. In addition to being a chart-topping country artist and co-host of Renegade Radio Nashville’s hit show, “Traditionally Lynch,” he is also a designer and builder of amazing barns, and a proud American farmer.
So, it should come as no surprise that his brand-new single release, the self-penned, “We’re American Proud” pays tribute to his fellow blue-collar American workers, farmers, and military members, whom he holds in such high esteem. As the founder of the Love Tattoo Foundation, Richard has helped to raise funds for veterans, through his series of concert events at his Keepin’ It Country Farm in Waynesville, OH.
The Agnes Obel-like Scandi Linnea Olsson’s Stunning New Single
Having worked with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Sting, Ane Brun and Maia Hirasawa, Linnea leaves no doubt regarding the high level of her talent and musicianship.
Being supported by The New York Times as well as The 405, Linnea’s sonic journey within the “cello driven fantasy pop” continues.
The beautiful, soft and enchanting new single “Weekend” is out now!
After most recently taking home the most 2016 American Music Awards of any artist this year, global superstar JUSTIN BIEBER has announced his first-ever stadium tour across North America, as part of his wildly successful PURPOSE WORLD TOUR. The tour will kick off on August 5, 2017 in Pasadena, CA at the Rose Bowl Stadium and continue through stadiums in Denver, Minneapolis, East Rutherford, and Foxborough before concluding on September 5, 2017 in Toronto, ON at the Rogers Centre. Bieber announced the big news exclusively on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, December 6 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, December 8 at 10 p.m. local time. General public tickets for all shows will go on-sale beginning Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. local time at www.aeglive.com. Please see below for complete tour itinerary and on-sale details. A number of VIP packages will also be offered on the upcoming tour, which – in addition to great seats – can include exclusive VIP merchandise and much more.
Portland-based guitar-pop group Sinless formed in 2015. Fronted by Pittsburgh native Cor Allen, the group released their debut record Ethereality, a 4 song EP that showcased the young band’s propensity for mining the best of early ’90s 4AD, brit-pop and Madchester sounds.
Where the Ethereality EP was a full band effort, Sinless’s new EP Melodie is primarily a solo effort by Allen. Recorded entirely in his bedroom, Melodie further explores the rhythmic textures of British alternative music at the dawn of the 1990s.