Music Video: Nickelback’s “Lullaby”

Nickelback is premiering two new music videos off their newest release, Here and Now. The first is the official music video for “Lullaby” that premiered today on VH1.com.  The second video, “This is War,” premieres exclusively on the XBOX/Zune platform on March 27th.

The band’s tour starts on April 10th with support from Bush, Seether, and My Darkest Days.  Tour dates and “Lullaby” music video are below.

Nickelback’s “Lullaby” Music Video

NICKELBACK 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BUSH, SEETHER AND MY DARKEST DAYS:

April 10, 2012                Moline, IL                      i wireless Center
April 12, 2012                Grand Rapids, MI          Van Andel Arena
April 14, 2012                Detroit, MI                     Joe Louis Arena
April 15, 2012                Columbus, OH              Schottenstein Center
April 19, 2012                New York, NY                Madison Square Garden
April 21, 2012                Montreal, PQ                 Bell Centre
April 22, 2012                Toronto, ON                  Air Canada Centre
April 24, 2012                Philadelphia, PA            Wells Fargo Center
April 25, 2012                Pittsburgh, PA              Consol Energy Center
April 27, 2012                Hartford, Ct                   XL Center
April 28, 2012                Worcester, MA              DCU Center
April 30, 2012                Washington, DC            Verizon Center
May 2, 2012                  Atlanta, GA                   Philips Arena
May 4, 2012                  Orlando, FL                   Amway Center
May 5, 2012                  Ft. Lauderdale, FL         Bank Atlantic Center
May 15, 2012                Edmonton, AB              Rexall Place
May 16, 2012                Calgary, AB                  Scotiabank Saddledome
May 18, 2012                Saskatoon, SK              Credit Union Centre
May 20, 2012                Fargo, ND                     Fargodome
May 22, 2012                Omaha, NE                   CenturyLink Center Omaha
May 23, 2012                Minneapolis, MN           Target Center
May 25, 2012                Milwaukee, WI               Bradley Center
May 26, 2012                Louisville, KY                KFC Yum! Center
May 29, 2012                St. Louis, MO                Scottrade Center
May 30, 2012                Chicago, IL                   Allstate Arena
June 1, 2012                 Dallas, TX                     American Airlines Center
June 2, 2012                 Houston, TX                  Toyota Center
June 5, 2012                 Kansas City, MO           Sprint Center
June 7, 2012                 Tulsa, OK                      BOK Center
June 8, 2012                 Wichita, KS                   Intrust Bank Arena
June 10, 2012                Denver, CO                   Pepsi Center
June 12, 2012                Salt Lake City UT           Energy Solutions Arena
June 15, 2012                Los Angeles, CA           Staples Center
June 16, 2012                Las Vegas, NV             MGM Grand Garden Arena
June 18, 2012                San Jose, CA                HP Pavilion
June 20, 2012                Nampa, ID                    Idaho Center
June 21, 2012                Portland, OR                 Rose Garden
June 23, 2012                Tacoma, WA                 Tacoma Dome
June 24, 2012                Spokane, WA                Spokane Arena
June 26, 2012                Vancouver, BC              Rogers Arena

WITH BUSH ONLY:
July 14, 2012                 Hershey, PA                  Hersheypark Stadium                       
July 18, 2012                 Cleveland, OH               Blossom Music Center                        
July 20, 2012                 Cincinnati, OH               Riverbend Music Center
July 21, 2012                 Indianapolis, IN             Klipsch Music Center                        
July 24, 2012                 Saratoga Springs, NY    Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 25, 2012                 Darien Center, NY          Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 27, 2012                 Charlotte, NC                Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 28, 2012                 Virginia Beach, VA        Farm Bureau Live                          
July 30, 2012                 Raleigh, NC                   Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion   

Music Video: Norah Jones’ “Happy Pills”

Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts cover

Norah Jones is back with a new album, Little Broken Hearts, out on Blue Note/EMI on May 1st. The newly released video is for “Happy Pills” off her fifth studio album.

Norah Jones’ “Happy Pills” Music Video

Norah Jones on Tour:

May 25, 2012      Olympia Paris, France
May 28, 2012      Carré Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun 01, 2012       Royal Festival Hall London, United Kingdom
Jun 02, 2012      Royal Festival Hall London, United Kingdom
Jun 29, 2012       Kodak Theatre-NY Rochester, United States
Jun 30, 2012       Kodak Hall At Eastman The… Rochester, United States
Jul 14, 2012        Piazza Napoleone Lucca Lu, Italy
Jul 17, 2012        Stadtpark Freilichtbühne… Hamburg, Germany
Aug 10, 2012       Hollywood Bowl      Los Angeles, United States

The track listing for Little Broken Hearts is as follows:
1. Good Morning
2. Say Goodbye
3. Little Broken Hearts
4. She’s 22
5. Take It Back
6. After The Fall
7. 4 Broken Hearts
8. Travelin’ On
9. Out On The Road
10. Happy Pills
11. Miriam
12. All A Dream
*All songs written By Norah Jones & Brian Burton

Video: My Darkest Days “Casual Sex”

My Darkest Days released their official music video for their newest single “Casual Sex,” and boy is it a hot one! All I am going to say is someone has a fetish that involves a beautiful woman wearing next to nothing with a creepy bunny head over her head.
Check the craziness out below:

There is more fun to be had with these guys as they head out on the road supporting Nickelback! Tour dates are below:

Date Venue Location
3/29/2012 THE NEW NEST FOSTORIA, OH
3/30/2012 CLUB FEVER SOUTH BEND, IN
3/31/2012 PIERE”S FT. WAYNE, IN
4/2/2012 THE BLU NOTE COLUMBIA, MO
4/3/2012 WOOLY’S DES MOINES, IA
4/4/2012 THE WICKED MOOSE ROCHESTER, MN
4/6/2012 KEWADIN CASINO OUTDOORS SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MI
4/7/2012 COURTSIDE DUBUQUE, IA
4/10/2012 I WIRELESS CENTER MOLINE, IL

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

4/13/2012 GROUND ZERO TRAVERSE CITY, MI
4/14/2012 JOE LOUIS ARENA DETROIT, MI

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

4/15/2012 SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER COLUMBUS, OH

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

4/19/2012 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN NEW YORK, NY

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

4/21/2012 BELL CENTER MONTREAL, QUE

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

4/22/2012 AIR CANADA CENTRE TORONTO, Canada

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

4/24/2012 WELLS FARGO CENTER PHILADELPHIA, PA

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

4/25/2012 CONSOL ENERGY CENTER PITTSBURGH, PA

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

4/27/2012 XL CENTER HARTFORD, CT

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

4/28/2012 DCU CENTER WORCESTER, MA

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

4/30/2012 VERIZON CENTER WASHINGTON, DC

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/2/2012 PHILIPS ARENA ATLANTA, GA

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/4/2012 AMWAY ARENA ORLANDO, FL

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/5/2012 BANK ATLANTIC CENTER FT. LAUDERDALE, FL

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/15/2012 REXALL PLACE EDMONTON, Canada

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/16/2012 SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME CALGARY, Canada

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/18/2012 CREDIT UNION CENTRE SASKATOON, Canada

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/20/2012 FARGODOME FARGO, ND

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/21/2012 THE VAULT SIOUX FALLS, SD
5/23/2012 TARGET CENTER MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/25/2012 BRADLEY CENTER MILWAUKEE, WI

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/26/2012 KFC YUM! CENTER LOUISVILLE, KY

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/27/2012 WHBR PRESENTS PARKERSBURG, WV
5/29/2012 SCOTTRADE ST. LOUIS, MO

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

5/30/2012 ALLSTATE ARENA CHICAGO, IL

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/1/2012 AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER DALLAS, TX

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/2/2012 TOYOTA CENTER HOUSTON, TX

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/3/2012 PARISH ROOM AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES NEW ORLEANS, LA
6/5/2012 SPRINT CENTER KANSAS CITY, MO

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/7/2012 BOK CENTER TULSA, OK

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/8/2012 INTRUST BANK ARENA WICHITA, KS

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/9/2012 THE GARAGE KEARNEY, NE
6/10/2012 PEPSI CENTER DENVER, CO

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/12/2012 ENERGY SOLUTIONS ARENA SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/13/2012 THE KNITTING FACTORY RENO, NV
6/15/2012 STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/17/2012 ACE OF SPADES SACRAMENTO, CA
6/18/2012 HP PAVILION SAN JOSE, CA

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/21/2012 ROSE GARDEN ARENA PORTLAND, OR

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/23/2012 TACOMA DOME TACOMA, WA

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/24/2012 SPOKANE ARENA SPOKANE, WA

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

6/26/2012 ROGERS ARENA VANCOUVER, BC, Canada

Here and Now Tour with Nickelback, Bush, and Seether

Free Music Download: Band of Skulls’ “Sweet Sour”

Band of Skulls Sweet Sour Cover

Band of Skulls’ newest single, “Sweet Sour,” has a video and is currently available as a free download (see below). Their new record, Sweet Sourdropped exclusively on iTunes this past Tuesday and will be available everywhere else on Valentine’s Day (2/14). Check out the official video for “Sweet Sour” and download the mp3 below.

Free Music Download: Band Of Skulls – Sweet Sour 

Band Of Skulls – Sweet Sour [Official Video]

http://www.bandofskulls.com

http://youtube.com/BandofSkulls
http://twitter.com/BandofSkulls
http://www.myspace.com/bandofskulls
http://soundcloud.com/bandofskulls
http://www.last.fm/music/Band+Of+Skulls

Blink-182 Release Behind The Scenes Video

BLINK-182 PREMIERE BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO FOR “AFTER MIDNIGHT” ON AOL MUSIC

NEIGHBORHOODS ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW

Blink-182 are taking fans on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of their latest video for their second single, “After Midnight.” The video follows the story of young, troubled lovers in a psych ward who break free for an unforgettable night together. “It’s that idea of one person trying to help another person to live life,” explained director Issac Rentz. “It’s almost like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in that they have this one night to have a great time together.” Be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes video exclusively on AOL Music now.

For more information on Blink-182, check out the band’s official site, www.blink182.com, as well as, their Facebookand Twitter pages. Pick up Blink’s new album, Neighborhoods, available on iTunes and in stores everywhere now.

My Darkest Days’ “Casual Sex”

My Darkest Days Casual Sex Cover art

My Darkest Days is back with a new catchy single “Casual Sex.”  Remember “Porn Star Dancing” featuring Zakk Wylde and Chad Kroeger from Nickelback? This one is just as catchy. The song is off their their upcoming sophomore release that is due out in the spring. The band is also hitting the road with Nickelback this spring Take a listen below:

My Darkest Days

Video: SafetySuit’s “These Times”

SafetySuit’s “These Times” Music Video

SafetySuit asked their fans to submit videos of what their lives are like these days for their newest video release “These Times.” The video is dramatic look at what their fans are going through in these times, which ranges from one fan’s sister being diagnosed with cancer, being unemployed, and to situations where they are losing their homes.

These Times” is off their newest release of the same name that is currently only available on iTunes. The album has already sold over 17,000 digital copies and knocked Adele from her #1 spot on the iTunes Chart. Also within 3 days of the release on iTunes 275,000 fans have downloaded the song which was iTunes Single of Week.

For more information of SafteySuit:
http://safetysuitband.tumblr.com
http://www.twitter.com/safetysuit
http://www.myspace.com/safetysuit
http://safetysuit.myshopify.com/

Video: Matt Toka Covers Adele’s “Someone Like You”

Matt Toka Covers Adele’s “Someone Like You”

Matt Toka is a punk rocker from Ohio who is signed to Warner Bros. Records.  He recently covered Adele’s hit single, “Someone Like You.” He couldn’t have gone any more in the opposite direct of Adele’s version.  For Punk Rock fans, this is one to check out.

Matt Toka online:
http://matttoka.com & http://say10.com
FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/matttoka
YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/matttoka
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/matttoka

Video: Jordan Galland’s “The Party Years”

Jordan Galland – “The Party Years”

New Year’s Eve is only days away and some may know their plans already while some are going to scramble to find something to do.  Whether you have plans or just hanging around with friends, here’s a video to assist in ringing in the new year.

Jordan Galland recorded the video at Headgear Recording in Brooklyn with Sam Koppelman, Sissy Clemmens, and Sean Lennon.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Jordan Galland online:
Jordan Galland’s Official Site (for his Musical Releases)
Jordan Galland on Twitter
Jordan Galland on MySpace (hear his music)
http://facebook.com/jordangallandmusic

Behind the Scenes with Scott Weiland

Making of “Winter Wonderland”

In a handful of brand new behind-the-scenes clips, Scott Weiland sits down to share his inspiration behind his Christmas album The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, as well as the techniques behind the making of the video for “Winter Wonderland.”

Scott Weiland Discusses “White Christmas”

In one clip (above), Weiland discusses “White Christmas” and shares about how he first recorded the song on cassette tapes in the early 90s as gifts for his family: “My family members said that that was the best Christmas present that they had ever had.”  In a separate ‘Making Of’ clip for the “Winter Wonderland” video, the director revealed that they used old camera filters from the 50s to get that “glowing look,” and to create a genuine, vintage feel to compliment the song.

Grab the album in time for Christmas - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is available in stores and online at iTunes and Amazon. For more on the release, visit ScottWeiland.com.

Diggy Simmons Speaks Out Against Bullying

Diggy Simmons hit the road this fall with Mindless Behavior on the Scream Tour. Diggy is using his celebrity status to give back to his community.  Recently Diggy hit the Jet Setter at the Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx to speak out against bullying and to give out gifts this holiday season. You can watch the video clip from his trip the Boys and Girls club above.

Photos of Diggy from his set with Mindless Behavior on tour:

Music Video: Tristan Takes on Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die”

Tristan Clopêt covers “Born to Die” by Lana Del Rey

Tristan Clopet turned the tables of of Lana Del Rey and covered “Born to Die” during Tristan’s Living Room Session. It’s all piano and melodic vocals. Take a listen.

Graffiti6 Does Wham

Graffiti6 Covers Wham!’s “Last Christmas” below:

Graffiti6 checked in from the set of their “Free” video to give fans an inside look at the Downtown, Los Angeles shoot.  Lead singer Jamie Scott and producer Tommy D explain the meaning behind the song and introduce director Jay Martin to discuss the video concept.  Watch the clip to see Jamie joking around about looking like the Incredible Hulk in the storyboard.

Jamie also sat down to wish everyone a happy holiday with a beautiful rendition of WHAM!’s “Last Christmas.”

“Free” will appear on Graffiti6’s debut album, Colours, due out via Capitol Records on January 24th.  The Free EP is available on iTunes now.

The Making of FREE

Music Video: Foster The People’s “Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls)”

Foster the People’s “Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls)” Music Video

Foster the People’s newest video “Don’t Stop “Color On The Walls” is directed by the award winning duo of Daniels. The music video features a driving exam that goes awry and leads to a car chase that destroys a small town.  It stars Foster the People and Gabourey Sidibe (from the movie Precious).

Foster the People are headed out on tour in January. Check it:

Date Location Venue Tickets
Jan
11
Jakarta,Indonesia Tennis Indoor Senayan Tickets
Jan
13
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hall 4, KL Convention Centre Tickets
Jan
14
Singapore Fort Gate – Fort Canning Tickets
Jan
16
Osaka, Japan Big Cat
Jan
17
Tokyo, Japan Liquid Room Sold Out!
Jan
18
Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Unit Sold Out!
Jan
20
Auckland, New Zealand Big Day Out Tickets
Jan
22
Gold Coast, AU Big Day Out Tickets
Jan
23
Brisbane, AU The Tivoli Sold Out!
Jan
25
Sydney, AU Enmore Theatre Sold Out!
Jan
26
Sydney, AU Big Day Out Tickets
Jan
29
Melbourne, AU Big Day Out Tickets
Jan
30
Melbourne, AU Palace Theatre Sold Out!
Feb
03
Adelaide, AU Big Day Out Tickets
Feb
05
Perth, AU Big Day Out Tickets
Apr
27
London, UK O2 Academy Brixton Tickets
May
04
Paris, France Bataclan

Free Music Download & Music Video: The Good Natured’s “Video Voyeur”

The Good Natured VV Polaroids BWThe electro-pop trio, The Good Natured, recently released their video for “Video Voyeur” on Buzznet. The band is letting their fans download (the song) “Video Voyeur” for free. You can go here to take them up on that free download! You can see the video below. They are also headed out on a US tour starting in January. The dates for that tour are also below.

The Good Natured’s “Video Voyeur” Music Video

The Good Natured – Remixes
The Good Natured - Remixes by The Good Natured

The Good Natured U.S. Tour Dates:
January 16: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
January 17: Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
January 19: San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
January 20: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
January 23: Performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Good Natured Online:
www.thegoodnatured.co.uk
www.facebook.com/thegoodnatured
www.twitter.com/thegoodnatured
www.myspace.com/thegoodnatured
http://soundcloud.com/the-good-natured
www.youtube.com/thegoodnatured

Free Music Download: Anna Calvi’s “Wolf Like Me”

Anna Calvi

Photo Credit: Adriana Russo

Anna Calvi is headed back to the States for a mini tour! While some of us will miss out of this tour because of our location, Anna released her song “Wolf Like Me” as a free download via Stereogum!

Download “Wolf Like Me” HERE!

Anna Calvi Tour Dates:
December 3rd Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theatre (KCRW Holiday Party)
December 6th San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
December 8th Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
December 13th Brookyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn Vegan Holiday Party)*
December 10th Montreal, QB @ Cabaret Mile End

*w/ Eleanor Friedberger

Anna Calvi’s “Wolf Like Me” Music Video:

Redlight King Release Tour Video

Redlight King just wrapped up their dates supporting Grammy Award-winner, Everlast, and now they are giving fans an inside look at life on tour. The guys checked in from their NYC stop at Webster Hall to talk about highlights from the road and the great connections they have made with fans at each stop. Tune in to also see their massive tour van they call “Moose.”

Redlight King recently released the official video for their new single “Bullet In My Hand,” which has garnered over a million views on YouTube. The track appears on Something For The Pain, which is available for fans to pick up oniTunes now. For more information on Redlight King, check out the band’s official site, www.redlightkingmusic.com, as well as their Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Official Website: www.redlightkingmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/redlightking
Twitter: www.twitter.com/theredlightking

Behind The Scenes of the Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour


Colette Carr has been dubbed the official correspondent for the Canadian Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour, and is bringing fans along to rehearsals in a new video clip.  See what goes on behind-the-scenes as Colette, Frankmusik, Rye Rye, Kay and Natalia Kills work out their stage routines for their upcoming shows, and then check out episode one of CherrytreeTV’s tour blog to see the artists in action on stage (including a clip of LMFAO in Speedos).

The Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour wraps its Canadian dates at the end of December, then will head across the the pond to Europe until March. Get the latest updates from Colette at CherrytreeRecords.com and at ColetteCarr.com, where fans can also check out her song with Frankmusik, “No I.D.

Official Sites:
http://www.colettecarr.com
http://twitter.com/#!/colettecrazy
http://www.facebook.com/#!/cCarrOfficialFanPage
http://www.myspace.com/colettecarr
http://www.cherrytreerecords.com

Music Video: Freestyle Fellowship’s “We Are”

Freestyle Fellowship’s “We Are” Music Video

Los Angeles-based alterna-rappers Freestyle Fellowship (Aceyalone, Mikah 9, P.E.A.C.E., and Self Jupiter) released their new music video for “We Are” off their album The Promise.  The video was directed by Isaac Klotz.  The comes out on the heals of their tour announcement.  The group is playing several dates in California. Check the tour dates below.

Freestyle Fellowship Tour Dates (http://deconrecords.com/events/)
12/16/11 – Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues, 9pm
12/18/11 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s, 8pm
12/22/11 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues, 8pm

Music Video: AWOLNATION’s “Not Your Fault”

AWOLNATION Not Your Fault Music VideoAWOLNATION’s Music Video for “Not Your Fault”

AWOLNATION recently premiered their video for “Not Your Fault” on MTV.  The video pays homage to the 1960’s clay-mation/stopmotion animation videos.  The band battles the  Abominable Snowman, a fire breathing creature from the black lagoon, and aliens in outer space.  The song is off their debut album, Megalithic Symphony

AWOLNATION Fall Harvest Tour – with Middle Class Rut and Twin Atlantic

DATE                           VENUE                         CITY/STATE

November 21                Webster Hall                 New York, NY

November 22                Higher Ground               Burlington, VT

November 23                Union Transfer               Philadelphia, PA

AWOLNATION confirmed winter tour dates:

DATE                           VENUE                         CITY/STATE

November 29                House of Blues             New Orleans, LA

November 30                Nitetown                       Lafayette, LA

December 2                  Verizon Theatre             Grand Prairie, TX

*102.1 The Edge Presents: How the Edge Stole Christmas w/Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Taking Back Sunday, The Naked and Famous, The Joy Formidable

December 3                  1-800-ASK-GARY          Tampa, FL

*97X Next Big Thing w/Sublime with Rome, Bush, A Day to Remember, Cage the Elephant, Taking Back Sunday, Foster the People, The Joy Formidable

December 4                  Brady Theater                Tulsa, OK

*Z-104.5 The Edge “The Ugly Christmas Sweater” Concert w/Rise Against, Cage the Elephant

December 7                  Crystal Ballroom            Portland, OR *94/7fm “A December to Remember”

December 10                Selland Arena                Fresno, CA

*The 104.1 Nightmare Before Xmas w/Rise Against, A Day to Remember

December 15                Sound Academy           Toronto, ON *w/USS, Pac A.D., Dinosaur Bones

December 16                London Music Hall         London, ON

December 17                The Fillmore                  Detroit, MI

*The Night 89X Stole Christmas w/Rise Against, Taking Back Sunday

December 19                The Music Farm Charleston, SC w/The Shaniqua Brown, Weaving the Fate

December 20                The Buckhead               Atlanta, GA *99X Mistle Toe Jam w/Sleeper Agent

January 5, 2012             Bear Tooth Theatre        Anchorage, AK

OFFICIAL SITE: www.awolnationmusic.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/awolnation
YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/awolnation
RED BULL RECORDS: www.redbullrecords.com

Music Video: Razika’s “Vondt i Hjeret”

Razika – Vondt i Hjertet from Razika Razika on Vimeo.

Razika recently released their newest video for “Vondt i Hjertet” (translation: “pain in heart”). During their trip to New York they recorded 4 music videos. This was also their first performance in the United States.

You can also  listen to tracks: “Aldri,” “Eg Vetsje,” and “Nytt Pa Nytt” off this year’s critically acclaimed Program 91 (Smalltown Supersound).

Razika Online:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Razika/6819889295
http://www.myspace.com/razika
http://soundcloud.com/razika
http://www.smalltownsupersound.com/2011/04/04/razika/

Flashback Fridays: Tag Team’s “Whoomp! There It Is”

Tag Team’s “Whoomp! There It Is” Music Video

Ahh…remember this one? How could you forget it Tag Team’s “Whoopm! There It Is”? It was everywhere! You may remember the Mighty Ducks 2 soundtrack or the 1993 World Series.  For me the song is ingrained in my head from the grade school dances.  The song hung on to the Billboard Charts for 45 weeks and peaked at #2 in July of 1993.  The rapping duo, Cecil Glenn (aka DC the Brain Supreme) and Steve Gibson (aka Steve Roll’n) called it quits back in 1995. They are a true one hit wonder.

And No that is not Barack Obama at the 1:01 minute mark. It sure does look like him though!

 

Flashback Fridays: Heavy D & the Boyz “Now That We’ve Found Love”

Heavy D & The Boyz “Now That We’ve Found Love” Featuring Aaron Hall

Heavy D was born Dwight Errington Myers in 1976 in Jamaica. He passed away on November 8th 2011 in Los Angeles, CA due to a heart related condition. So this week’s Flashback Friday is a tribute to Heavy D.

The group released 9 studio albums including Love Opus on September 17, 2011. The song “Now That We Found Love” was off their 1991 release, Peaceful Love. The album was created after the death of member Trouble T Roy. Trouble T Roy died a year before Peaceful Love‘s release. The album was not just a release for the group, it paid homage to Trouble T Roy. The album went Platinum and peaked at #21 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The song hit #11 in the US and #2 in UK.

Falling in Love with Kimbra’s “Settle Down” EP

Kimbra
Settle Down EP
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Released: 10/18/2011

Kimbra Settle Down EPKimbra is a 21-year-old New Zealand pop sensation.  She released her 4 song EP Settle Down on October 18th via Warner Bros. Records.   The EP includes her catchy hit “Settle Down,” “Limbo,” a remix of “Cameo Lover,” and “Plain Gold Ring” performed live at Sing Sing.   The EP can be purchased here.

Kimbra already released her album Vows in New Zealand and Australia, where it was certified gold.  She is currently working on a full length album for the U.S. release through Warner Bros. Records. The full length album is set for a Spring 2012 release.

The Settle Down EP is one the catchiest pop EP’s that has been released this year.  “Settle Down’s” catchiness comes from the hand-clapping rhythm, tied in with the heavy bass line that will make any person catch the fever.   The second track, “Limbo” is no less pop infused than “Settle Down.”  It’s the crescendo that kicks off “Limbo” and leads into more hand-clapping rhythms with Kimbra’s smooth and fluid lyrics flawlessly intertwined.

Kimbra’s Official “Settle Down” Music Video:

With two gangbuster pop melodies at the forefront of the Settle Down EP, it’s a little hard to simmer down into the slower melodies of “Plain Gold Ring.” Granted just because this cover of Nina Simone’s “Plain Gold Ring” takes more of a slower tempo, and is very stripped down, doesn’t mean it isn’t an awesome track.    The final track on the all-too-short EP is “Cameo Lover.”  The song gets the full club remix courtesy of Sam Sparro & Golden Touch.  I must say I am a little attached to the original mix versus the remix.

Overall, the EP is something refreshing and a must-have for those who are looking for some new music to get them on their feet and moving!  It will definitely keep me intrigued until Kimbra’s 2012 full album release.

The track-listing for Settle Down is as follows:
“Settle Down”
“Limbo”
“Plain Gold Ring” (Live at Sing Sing)
“Cameo Lover” (Sam Sparro & Golden Touch Remix)
Plus:
Video for “Settle Down” (available from all participating digital retail outlets)

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Flashback Fridays: K7’s “Come Baby Come”

Watch K7’s “Come Baby Come” Music Video

Warning it’s a dirty song, if you couldn’t already tell by the title. It stayed on the Billboard Charts for 21 weeks and peaked at the #18 spot in December of 1993.  Two other songs from Louis “Kayel” Sharpe’s debut solo album, Swing Batta Swing, placed in the Billboard Charts (Move It Like This and Zunga Zeng). Swing Batta Swing was the one and only release from K7.  Before K7 Kayel was in a Latin freestyle group called TKA.

Music Video: Emily Hurd’s “Long Lost Ghosts”

Emily Hurd is returning with her 8th studio album Long Lost Ghosts.  The music video was directed by Tony Bartman. Emily is an indie singer/songwriter from Chicago who’s last album Daytime Fireflies knocked our socks off!

Emily also does a really cool thing for fans every Christmas season where she puts together something special for fans that’s only available at Christmas time.  Keep an eye out at emilyhurd.com for more details!

Music Video: Lucy Rose and the Bombay Bicycle Club “Video Games”

Lucy Rose and The Bombay Bicycle Club joined forces to cover Lana Del Ray’s “Video Games” for BBC Radio 1.  Lucy Rose is currently on tour with Bombay Bicycle Club and providing vocals for the band.

Need to hear some of her music? Lucy recently released her newest single  “Middle Of The Bed” in the US along with a remix by Jack Steadman (singer of Bombay Bicycle Club). Check “Middle of The Bed” below:

Lucy Rose - Middle Of The Bed by Lucy Rose

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Tony Bennett & Faith Hill Duet

Tony Bennett and Faith Hill “The Way You Look Tonight” music video:

Tony Bennett is at it again. First it was Amy Winehouse, then came his duet with Lady Gaga, and now Faith Hill.  Faith Hill and Tony collaborate on “The Way You Look Tonight.”  The song is part of tony’s newest release  Duets II.

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OFFICIAL TRACKLISTING
1.
 The Lady Is A Tramp with Lady Gaga
2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) with John Mayer
3. 
Body And Soul with Amy Winehouse
4. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore with Michael Bublé
5. 
Blue Velvet with k.d. lang
6. 
How Do You Keep The Music Playing with Aretha Franklin
7. 
The Girl I Love with Sheryl Crow
8. 
On The Sunny Side of the Street with Willie Nelson
9. 
Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) with Queen Latifah
10. 
Speak Low withNorah Jones
11. 
This Is All I Ask with Josh Groban
12. 
Watch What Happens with with Natalie Cole
13. 
Stranger In Paradise with Andrea Bocelli
14. 
The Way You Look Tonight with Faith Hill
15. 
Yesterday I Heard The Rain with Alejandro Sanz
16. 
It Had To Be You with Carrie Underwood
17. 
When Do The Bells Ring For Me with Mariah Carey

Flashback Fridays: Crystal Waters’ “100% Pure Love”

Crystal Waters’ “100% Pure Love” Music Video:

Crystal Waters’ first Billboard hit wasn’t even supposed to be for her. She originally wrote “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” for Ultra Nate, but the label was so stunned by the song they wanted Crystal to sing it herself. the song reached the #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991. “100% Pure Love” lived on the charts for 45 weeks and peaked at #11.

What’s Crystal up to now? She’s teamed up with Yolanda Be Cool for “Le Bump.” You can hear the clip below:
Yolanda Be Cool "Le Bump" Ft Crystal Waters (Original) [PREVIEW] by Globalprpool

According to Crystal’s Twitter account it sounds like Crystal and CeCe Peniston teamed up for a couple shows, but apparently they are the only ones that knew when and where, because I’ve check both of their sites and came up empty. It’s a shame because that would be a show I wouldn’t miss!

Fun Facts About Crystal Waters:
-Crystal’s Great Aunt was one of the first African American vocalists to appear in mainstream Hollywood musicals.
-Her father was Junior Waters who was a famed Jazz musician.
-She studied Computer Science at Howard University
-Crystal also recorded a song under a different name, Chrissy Ward.

Chrissy Ward (aka Crystal Waters) “Right and Exact” Music Video:

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Music Video: Nayer’s “Suave (Kiss Me)” Music Video featuring Mohombi & Pitbull

Nayer’s “Suave (Kiss Me)” Music Video featuring Mohombi & Pitbull

She’s Hot Hot Hot and so are her guests in Nayer’s newest music video “Suave (Kiss Me).” One of those fine gentlemen is and Pitbull is everywhere lately! He’s on commercials, on tour with Enrique, and everywhere on the radio. He wasn’t lying when he said he’s Mr. Worldwide! Nayer and Pitbull go back several years at a chance meeting when she was 16 and signed to Sony. Nayer and Pitbull have a couple key things in common, they are  both Cuban and have an immense passion and drive for performance, and both want to conquer the world doing what they love. These two things along with some persistence on Nayer’s behalf lured Pitbull in for this collaboration on “Suave (Kiss Me).”

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Little Big Town Moves Like Jagger

Little Big Town’s “Moves Like Jagger” Music Video:

It’s that time again when our favorite country music group, Little Big Town, add another cover to their Scattered, Smothered & Covered collection.   This time Maroon 5’s  “Moves Like Jagger” was filmed at their recent stop in Iowa. It’s always a good time to watch their country covers of pop songs. “Moves Like Jagger” is definitely in the top 5  Scattered, Smothered & Covered videos from Little Big Town.

Check out Little Big Town’s other Scattered, Smothered, & Covered music videos below:

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Kimbra: Hot! Hot! Hot!

Hands down this Australian pop singer is the next hot hot item in music!  Kimbra just released her  EP, Settle Down, yesterday. You can purchase it via iTunes here.  For those who can’t get enough on the 4 song EP she is currently working on a full length album with producers and songwriters like Mike Elizondo, Greg Wells, Greg Kurstin, and John Hill. It’s marked for an early 2012 early off Warner Bros. Records.

Check out her music video for “Settle Down” below:

Kimbra’s “Cameo Lover” music video below:

Kimbra’s “Good Intent” Music Video:

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Video: The Ting Tings’ “Hang it Up”

The Ting Tings are back with some new music! YAY! the Ting Tings debuted their newest video “Hang it Up” on Jay-Z’s Life and Times blog. What a way to make a grand entrance for a new music video. It was back in late 2010 they dropped their uber catchy single “Hands.” You may have caught it on tv on “So You Think You Can Dance.” It was the first single released off their upcoming album.

Listen The Ting Tings’ “Hands” Video: (warning: this video will make you dance)

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Video: SafteySuit’s “Let Go”

SafteySuit just released their newest video for “Let Go.” Onerepublic’s Ryan Tedder co-wrote and produced the song. Check it out below: