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  • October24th

    Steven Ellison, better known by his stage name Flying Lotus is the prodigious Los Angeles producer known for his dynamic experimental jazz influenced beats. The artist has released five albums and six EPs since 2006, not to mention releasing a visual album as a rapper under the moniker Captain Murphy. He is the nephew of famous jazz pianist Alice Coltrane (and her husband John Coltrane) who he cites as a major influence on his style and sound. Though he himself is signed to Warp Records, he also has his own label Brainfeeder which houses Thundercat, Daedelus, Mr. Oizo, and more. In more recent years, Flying Lotus has also produced a number of tracks for various rappers.

    Flying Lotus’ latest album You’re Dead! was released October 7th, and features guests such as Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Herbie Hancock. You’re Dead! is arguably Flying Lotus’ most experimental album yet, as it jumps back and forth between chaotic jazz sequences of racing drums, bass, and keyboards and relaxed, flowing dream-like sequences of light keyboards, airy vocals, and almost extraterrestrial droning synths. All album artwork, including the cover and an image for every track was contributed by Japanese guro manga artist Shintaro Kago. Ellison commented on the album in terms of its title, “it’s the one experience we have in common. I wanted to make something that captures death from different angles—from the sad moments, to the confusing moments, to maybe even the blissful and silly ones.”

    Flying Lotus is currently on tour in North America (with a single show in London) promoting You’re Dead! and will head to Europe in April 2015. Here are the upcoming dates:

    10-23 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
    10-24 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
    11-07 London, England – The Roundhouse
    11-09 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
    11-11 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
    11-15 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
    11-17 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
    11-18 Seattle, WA – Neptune
    11-19 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
    11-21 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
    11-22 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

    Watch the video for “Never Catch Me” featuring Kendrick Lamar

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  • July15th

    18 year old Austin Mahone got his big break into the music industry just
    like singing sensation Justin Bieber did; through  YouTube. Austin started posting videos of him singing covers on the website in June of 2010, a year later he stepped it up a notch and began making his own personal music videos. As he continued to get better, his fan base, now known as “Mahomies” continued to get bigger as well. He racked up a total of 55 million views on YouTube all together. All it usually takes to get noticed on YouTube by big recording companies is for one video to go viral. For Austin, it was a video he posted in October of 2011 of him singing a cover to Justin Bieber’s hit holiday song “Mistletoe”.

    In August of 2012 Mahone announced that he had officially been signed to Chase/Universal Republic Records. He slowly started releasing singles, his first was titled “11:11” followed by his second single “Say Somethin”. It was after these releases that he was chosen as one of the opening acts for Taylor Swifts Red Tour. 

    From there his career began to take off, and not only with just music. In November of 2012 Mahone became the new “Teen Ambassador” for Lil Waynes Trukfit Fashion Clothing Line, and even starred in commercials for McDonalds and Hot Nuts. Mahone has won numerous awards such as MTV VMA “Artist to Watch”, MTV EMA “Best Push Artist” and “Artist on the Rise”. He currently has a hot summer single out “Mmm Yeah” with PitBull. Austin, who is now also signed with Young Money Entertainment, and Cash Money Records is now gearing up to kick off his first head lining tour “MTV’s Artist To Watch Tour” which starts this February in Miami.

    Check out his hit song with Pitbull here !

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  • July9th

    Small town sixteen year old Nash Grier has captured the hearts of young girls all over the world. Grier has become a verified social media star, and even earned himself the title “King of Vine.” The North Carolina teenager began making and posting 6 second videos on the app “Vine”,when one quickly went viral in June of 2013.This one video which is now known as “They.Need.Jesus.” launched Grier right into the spotlight. His popularity in the social media world blew up over night. Nash now has the biggest following on the app with over 7.5 million followers, 2.6 million twitter followers, and 5.5 million Instagram followers.untitled-73 copy

    In September of 2013 Nash followed by other social media stars such as Cameron Dallas and Carter Reynolds signed on a with a company called MagCon which took up and coming social media and Internet sensations on tour to meet all their fans in multiple cities. He has even appeared on morning talk shows such as Good Day America and Good Day New York. From there Nash continued to get bigger until he eventually signed with a celebrity and talent management company called 26 management. He now tours the country making appearances at multiple other social media tours such as DigiFest and Wizard World.

    Nash’s next gig is starring in a future movie along side his best fried and fellow social media star Cameron Dallas. The two both signed with Dreamworks owned company AwesomenessTV with a promise for a future film for their die hard fans.

    Check out Nash in action here!

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  • June16th

    The world of golf has been generating a lot of buzz lately, and this time it’s not about the infamous Tiger Woods but instead about a 20 year old southern boy from Dallas Texas, Jordan Spieth. Jordan turned pro at the age of just 19 and left school midway through his sophomore year at the University of Texas. Without school he had only one thing to focus on which was making his dream a reality.jordan-spieth

    For the ripe age of 20, Spieth holds an impressive record of awards and winnings. He won the U.S. Junior Amateur in both 2009 and 2011, as well as finishing 2nd in the 2008 and 2009 Junior PGA Championship. Jordan was named Rolex Junior Player of the Year by Rolex in 2009 and Personality of the Year by SportsDay’s Texas Sports in 2013. Spieth even went on to win the 2013 John Deere Classic making him the youngest tour winner since 1931 and granting him a secure spot in the 2014 British Open and Masters. With a resume like this one Spieth is sponsored by big named companies such as Under Armour, AT&T, Titliest, Rolex, and SuperStroke.

    If his athletic accomplishments don’t win you over, his heart sure will. Just last year Jordan started the Jordan Spieth Charitable Trust that focuses on promoting awareness and financial donations to special needs children, members of the military and their families, and junior golfers.

    Jordan Spieth is predicted to win the 2014 US Open this weekend so make sure to tune in and check him out!

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  • April5th

    We told you about this trio of sisters last June and now we are back with an update!  Haim has come a long way in the past 10 months.  For starters, they received the honor to be featured on the BBC Sound of 2013 list in January. The following month, they released their hit single ‘Falling’, which has gained over 1.2MM views on Youtube. Haim is literally taking over the world – as they are currently in the middle of their European tour until the end of April. In mid May they will embark on the US leg of the tour.

    Haim announced that they will be releasing a brand new album later this year, and we are definitely looking forward to it! Stay tuned for updates on Haim here and on their Facebook and Twitter.

     

  • March21st

    2013 is the ultimate comeback year for Justin Timberlake! J.T. is back on track and ready to hit the charts and stages.

    At his album launch party the man himself confirmed the rumors-  there is a follow-up album coming out in November of this year! His new album The 20/20 Experience (first half) was released earlier this week and is selling at an extraordinary rate in the U.S. The album is expected to sell anywhere between 750,000-800,000 copies in its first week.

    Recently, J.T. was a week-long guest co-hosting (March 11 – 15) stint on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The two of them wrapped it up with Part Four of The History of Rap, which garnered millions of views on YouTube.

    Timberlake also performed his single Mirrors at the Saturday Night Live stage. Which was an huge success. Pal and collaborator, Jay-Z made a surprise appearance and joined J.T. for their hit single Suit & Tie.  This  SNL performance was just an warm-up for their upcoming tour, Legends Of The Summer: Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z. You can find tour dates and tickets here.

    All in all, this superstar has been doing one heck of a job promoting his upcoming album/tour. Check out his Twitter for day-to-day updates!


  • June27th

    Australian country singer/songwriter Keith Urban just announced that he will be writing and recording a new album this summer, and will be going on tour around the USA and Australia as soon as it is finished! We’re really happy to hear that Keith will be back in the studio after his emergency throat surgery!

    In regards to his new album, Keith recently reported that his aspiration for his new record is that he will “start exploring the stories in [his] own life.”

    We are so excited to see what Keith has in store for us! Check back here for more updates.

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  • June22nd

    Currently on tour throughout Europe and the United States, 25 year old English singer/songwriter, Ben Howard, was brought up by extremely musically inclined parents who exposed him, at an early age, to incredible talent from the 60s and 70s, such as Bob Dylan, for example. Ben began his song writing career very early on in his life, and eventually realized his calling to the music industry when he was in college.

    His style has been described as folk music with a twist, as his lyrics have particularly dark and deep themes. Ben successfully toured the UK and the rest of Europe before getting signed with Island Records in 2011. For a small taste of Ben’s music check out his album that debuted in early October 2011 entitled Every Kingdom. He is fast on the rise to stardom! Ben just finished playing at Bonnaroo, a huge music festival in Tennessee, and we are excited to hear about his further endeavors as he travels the world.

     

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  • June16th

    Warped Tour is an annual summer music festival that has been going on for the past 18 years. Vans Shoes is the primary sponsor for this fantastic musical event. This summer’s tour has already kicked off, the party took place on March 29, 2012. Headliners include All Time Low, Yellowcard, New Found Glory, Rise Against, We The Kings, and much, much more. Furthermore, for the first time in 14 years, Warped Tour will be heading across the pond and will be in the UK during November 2012.

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  • January18th

    Scott McCreery was born on October 9, 1993 in Garner North Carolina.  Scotty is an American country singer who won the tenth season of American Idol in 2011.  His debut album, Clear as Day was released in October 2011 which included his first hit ‘I Love You This Big.’  The song entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 32, which sold 171,404 units after the first week and was certified gold in August.

    At the 2011CMT Music Awards, Scotty performed with Laruen Alaina, who sang Grand Ole Opry live.  In 2011, Scotty toured with the American Idols which began in Utah and ended in Manila.  Scotty had the chance in 2011 to sing the national anthem in Game 1 of Baseballs World Series.  At the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NY, Scotty performed his second single “The Trouble with Girls.”

    In 2012, Scotty will open for Brad Paisley at his “Camobunga! 2012 World Tour” along side with The Band Perry.  This tour kicks off in January with tour dated announcements for the first quarter for 2012.

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