TAKING BACK SUNDAY have announced their TIDAL WAVE Tour in support of their new album TIDAL WAVE via Hopeless Records on September 16, 2016. You Blew It! will be playing all dates except Oct. 8th and 9th where Loose Talk, featuring former members of Anberlin, will fill-in and Mammoth Indigo will open Oct. 5th through 11th. Check out the tour dates above.
The album was produced by Mike Sapone (O’Brother, Mansions) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorpher (Weezer, Drowners, Ra Ra Riot) .
We recently chatted with musician and actor, Michael Malarkey to find out how he describes his music, who he would start a two-piece garage blues band with and who he goes to for advice and inspiration. Trust us, you will want to know all of these answers. Don’t miss out on watching this highly entertaining interview!
Be sure to check out his current EP, Knots, available here.
Lindsey Stirling‘s new album Brave Enough comes out on August 19th. She just released the music video for her latest single, “The Arena.” We love her violin playing, we love her dancing and we really love her doing both at the same time.
This video adds a new element with the addition of Emmy-winning professional dancer Derek Hough, who you may know from ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. They dance beautifully and powerfully together and now we kind of want Lindsey on DWTS. Check out the madness above!
Calling all fans of the Beatles!!! Ron Howard has created an authorized and, most definitely, highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles called The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. It features rare and exclusive footage with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
Check out the first trailer above for your first sneak peek. Hulu will also exclusively stream the film to Hulu subscribers on September 17th and the US theatrical release is set for September 16th, 2016.
“We are going to be able to take the Super 8 footage that we found, that was all shot silent. We’ll not only be able to digitally repair a lot of that, but we’ve also been finding the original recordings. We can now sync it up and create a concert experience so immersive and so engaging, I believe you’re going to actually feel like you’re somewhere in the Sixties, seeing what it was like to be there, feeling it and hearing it. And as a film director, that’s a fantastic challenge.” -Ron Howard
Talk about a crazy collaboration! Imagine Dragons, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and X Ambassadors just released the track, “Sucker for Pain,” off of the soundtrack for the new movie, Suicide Squad. The music video features some clips from the film and all of the musical artists featured look as if they are in their own crazy cell! Watch the video above.
Suicide Squad will be released on August 5, 2016, along with the the soundtrack that also features tracks from Skrillex, Rick Ross, Eminem, Twenty One Pilots and Panic! at the Disco.
We sat down with the charismatic indie duo, Alexander Jean (featuring Mark Ballas and BC Jean) at their first stop of the Head High Tour. Find out who would kidnap Ellen for a day, the first album they ever bought, and what their pitch would be to get you to listen to their new EP, Head High.
For tour date info and to buy tickets, visit AlexanderJean.net.
Featuring: Mark Ballas and BC Jean
June 17, 2016
Santa Ana, CA
By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
Passion. If there is one word to describe Alexander Jean it would be that one. From BC Jean’s powerful vocals to Mark’s intense guitar playing, the love they have for their craft and for each other shines brightly in their music. There’s something really special about a duo who compliment each other so well and produce a sound that is so intense yet so carefree.
Their Head High EP has a combination of songs that range from anthems like, “Head High” to a dose of flamenco with “Run.” The EP delights upon first listen and it has also now been verified that their live performance does the same.
The duo took to the stage with smiles and a confidence that you only see with seasoned artists. They talked with the crowd, bantered with one another on stage and they even took a shot of whiskey before they performed their song, appropriately named, “Whiskey and Morphine.”
The couple couldn’t take their eyes off each other and it was that kind of magnetism that had you watching their every move.
The set was relatively short since it was comprised of their Head High EP plus an encore, but like most great shows, you never want it to end. They duo concluded their set with a song that means a lot to BC Jean and one that many people do not know that she wrote, “If I Were A Boy.” When she sang her version, it gave the song its original and rightful sound. It was also the perfect way to the end the show.
Alexander Jean played: “Thief”, “Whiskey and Morphine”, “So Bad”, “Roses and Violets”, “Head High”, “Run”, and ended with an encore of “If I Were A Boy.”
Alexander Jean is set to begin their Head High Tour on June 17th at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA. The duo is touring to support their new 6-song EP, Head High. The EP is a variety of pop, country and folk influences. BC Jean and Mark Ballas bring an edginess to their music that gives it their own trademark. It’s new, it’s different and if you want to hear it you can download the EP here or buy tickets to their tour here.
Robin Packalen, known as Robin, is Finland’s version of Justin Bieber. That’s what they call him at least. I encountered him on my recent visit to Helsinki and even though I can’t understand Finnish his music has a catchy feel to it. He is definitely your typical teen pop singer and he has the fans to prove it. If you’re a fan of Justin Bieber or Austin Mahone, but are looking for an international twist, then check out Robin’s music video above.
OneRepublic just released the music video for their hit, “Wherever I Go” and the band sure know how to come up with a great concept. At first you may think Psy just came out with a new video, but then OneRepublic show up and it is amazing. Plus, the song is just gold to begin with. See for yourself above!