Brika, is an up and coming talent from Miami and her track, “Expectations” will have you hooked. She has almost 700,000 plays of the track on her SoundCloud page and 1.2 million plays between all four of her singles. Not bad for someone who began their career in 2013 according to her Facebook page.
Her other songs, “Gold”, “Option” and “Mumbai” each have a unique sound and her soothing voice blends well with each style. I definitely can’t wait to hear an album. Check out the music video for “Expectations” above and visit her SoundCloud page for more music.
Bad Suns, who released their debut album Language & Perspective this year, will be headlining their first North American tour. Beginning on January 24th in Los Angeles, Bad Suns will embark on 32 dates with New Politics as support. For dates… Continue Reading
They’re back, pitches! The first full trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 has been released and it is aca-awesome! All of our favorites seem to be back for the sequel where they will now be competing in the world championships of a cappella. Crazy shenanigans are a given and amazing remixes should be anticipated. Get pitch slapped when Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters on May 15, 2015.
October 29, 2014
Santa Ana, CA
By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
It almost seemed like forever before Marilyn Manson hit the stage at The Observatory. Once he did though, the screams were deafening. The place already seemed to be packed beyond capacity, but the craziness that ensued once the music began was more like a Halloween trick than treat.
MM gave a shout-out to his dad who was in attendance and proceeded to lie on the stage floor for most of the show. This gave fans in the front row more access to him than he probably wanted. His knife shaped mic was definitely a nice touch though. They proceeded to play the hits, the hit covers and a couple new tracks from The Pale Emperor.
The full set included: “Deep Six”, “Disposable Teens”, “mOBSCENE”, “No Reflection”, “Sweet Dreams” (Eurythmics cover), “Cupid Carries a Gun”, “Rock Is Dead”, “The Dope Show”, “Third Day of a Seven Day Binge”, “Personal Jesus” (Depeche Mode cover), “This is the New Shit”, and the encore, “The Beautiful People.” “Mister Superstar and “Irresponsible Hate Anthem” were also on the set list for the encore, but ultimately were not played. This became apparent when the set came to an end abruptly.
The show lasted just under an hour, which seemed a bit on the short side especially after I saw that there were some cuts on the official set list. There were plenty more songs that could have been played. MM was noticeably more out of it than usual and perhaps he wanted to continue on to his own private party. Regardless, the show was a good time. I am disappointed, however, to have not caught it at The Roxy, where I am sure the experience would have been 10x better on Halloween day and in a more intimate venue. Maybe next time.
Leighton Meester released her nine-track debut album this past Tuesday called Heartstrings. The title track and first single is one that she wrote about heartache. This song is completely different from what we have seen from her before and it’s refreshing. Have a look at her music video above and check out her album, which is available now on iTunes.
The trailer for Furious 7 has finally been released and it looks like a good one. This will be the final Furious movie that we will see with Paul Walker and since he had only finished about half of the scenes before his untimely death, his brothers and CGI had to fill in the rest. There are also some new faces, namely Jason Statham, who seems to be a great fit for the franchise. I don’t mind the Furious meets The Transporter connection. Djimon Hounsou and Kurt Russell also join the cast. Watch the trailer above, but you will have to wait for its release on April 3, 2015.
Ed Sheeran‘s newest video for the single, “Thinking Out Loud” is quite the surprise! Who knew he had it in him to dance the night away like that. Ed reportedly had professional dancers come in to train him just so he could get the routine down perfect. The hard work sure paid off! Beautiful song (not surprising), but I just can’t take my eyes off him in this video. Check it out above!