I know Rhett doesn’t like it when people call the Violin an instrument for nerds and definitely not guys – hey, my first instrument was the violin so I’m allowed to stereotype, but this young up and coming rocker is changing people’s opinions. His rocking violin covers of Katy Perry has been blowing up on the YouTubies. He recently had a successful show in Washington, DC and is currently on a multi-city tour and working on releasing his first Album. We even share a love of Demi Lovato.
David Guetta, one of the biggest producers in the music industry is making a rare appearance in the DC area this weekend, taking over DC’s newest venue, the 30,000 capacity Echostage. Saturday night’s show is sold out, but tickets are still available for Sunday’s party. The two-time-Grammy-winner will hit the stage at DC’s newest and largest concert venue with special guest Showtek at 9 pm. Tickets are $46 and VIP tables start at $1000, seating up to 12 guests. These ticket prices are downright reasonable (not the tables, of course). If you have a table or are getting a table please invite me!
Ok, one of the weirder press releases of the week came from Mel B of all people. Seems like she has a weird new augmented reality App. Using an iPad or iPhone, fans can launch the new Mel B app and see Mel and her dance troupe performs right on the viewer’s dining table, inside their home, or virtually anywhere they aim their phone. Veteran creative / technology studios, The Illusion Factory and Questsphere have teamed up with Mel B and her husband, Stephen Belafonte, to create a new technology juggernaut, IllusionQuest Interactive. Together, they have just announced commitments to build high profile projects for major Hollywood studios, broadcasters, Macau and Las Vegas casinos, Fortune 50 and other Network sports/entertainment companies utilizing their new patent pending Augmented Reality Television Platform called ARTV™ You can download the App Here. Press Release after break.
Archer’s Cheryl/Carol Tunt is about to break out as country singer Cherlene! On March 3rd, her eponymous, 12-song album, Cherlene, will be released on all digital formats and will feature her duet with Kenny Loggins on – what else – Danger Zone!
Cherlene will feature three original tunes – It’s All About Me, I’ll Burn It Down and Gypsy Woman – along with a number of re-purposed covers, like Cherlene’s Broken Hearts and Auto Parts (formerly Broken Hearts and Auto Parts) and Swing Shift (formerly Coming Round Again). Episode six of Archer (FX, Mondays, 10/9C) will feature a world premiere video for Danger Zone. Check out the press release, after the jump, for more details.
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire ‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar. Uh, oh, oh…. Ok, I’ll stop. Katy Perry’s bringing her Prismatic World. Perry kicks off her 46 city tour June 22, in North Carolina and will hit DC’s Verizon Center, June 24th. Tour will have a rotating crew of opening acts that includes Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara (I love them). Capital Cities will be featured during the DC stop.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is dedicated to one things saving children’s lives. It exists through the generosity and vision of the late Danny Thomas. When a child is admitted to St. Jude’s the family is not required to spend a dime on treatment, travel, accommodation – the hospital’s position is that the family should have only one focus, the health of their child.
In the tradition of of We Are the World, fifty classic rockers have banded together as the Rockers for St. Jude and recorded a single called If I Had the Time (I Could change the World). Written by legendary guitarist/songwriter Dick Wagner (Aerosmith, Alice Cooper Lou Reed, KISS) – and featuring Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Trini Lopez, Chicago founder Danny Seraphine and many more – the song is available now on download sites. Fifty cents from each download will benefit the work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in finding cures for pediatric catastrophic diseases.
For more, check out the press release following the jump
Luke Adams (Drums), Jacob Michael (Bass), John Thornley (Vocals) and Paul Thornley (Guitar) from US Royalty. Photo Credit – Michelle Alexandria
Did you know that the organization that manages and handles Internet royalty fees for Artist isn’t based in New York or Los Angeles? It is based right here in Washington, DC. It doesn’t seem like an immediately obvious location for an organization focused on securing Royalty rights for musicians, until you realize that DC is the center of the political world and musical artists want their voices heard when it comes to issues like copyright protection, licensing fees and more.
One of the top global touring acts of our time, having sold nearly 4 million tickets during her first 3 tours, Lady Gaga is hitting the road in support of her new album ARTPOP. Lady Gaga will be performing live at Verizon Center on May 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Icona Pop, the band behind the smash “I Love It”, has released an extended video for their newest single All Night. Having ascended to near-ubiquity with their hit “I Love It”, Swedish duo Icona Pop has returned with a new album and new single, “All Night”. The song has been brought to life in an extended video that was created in partnership with Absolut Tune. The video features a late-night dance session fueled by the music and the new vodka/bubbly combo, and fans can learn more about the collaboration between the two Swedish imports here: www.absolut.com/tune
The People’s Choice Awards — that harbinger of online fandom popularity — offered us the full list from which winners will be announced during the live airing on Wednesday, January 8 on CBS. The show will be hosted by Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings of 2 Broke Girls. Until then, fans are able to keep voting up until the last day to make sure their favorites gets the top honors. And for those of you keeping score, the most nominations have been given to Glee with a total of eight mentions. The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy each received five, while Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Walking Dead, Castle, and How I Met Your Mother landed four nominations each.
A quick glance at the list reveals a few curious omissions: Scandal (in the Favorite Network TV Drama category); Doctor Who (Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show); Jay Leno (Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host); Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles (Favorite TV Gal Pals); Burn Notice (Favorite Series We Miss Most); and Favorite Fan Following.
The list is organized into the following categories:
NETWORK DRAMA & SCI-FI
REALITY & TALK SHOWS
THE FUN & OTHER UNIQUE NOMINATIONS
So, let the frenzy begin and cast your votes for The People’s Choice!
Ok, I’ll admit it, I’m pretty upset. Just went to get my ticket for iHeartRadio’s JingleBall 2013 Concert at DC’s Verizon Center and ticket master will not let me get a single ticket. I mean really, now Single People aren’t allowed to go out and enjoy themselves? Nevermind, the fact that I was getting a ticket that cost freaking $300! What a crock of crap. So my money’s not good enough for these elitist assholes? Is this where attending concerts is heading? Bad enough they expect you to purchase tickets to shows 6 MONTHS in advance now single people need not apply? I’m so annoyed, I’m not even sure why I’m even bothering to post this announcement.
On paper the show sounds like it’ll be great or at the very least interesting. The star-studded concert, hosted by Clear Channel’s Z100, New York’s Hit Music Station, on December 13 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, will feature Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Austin Mahone, with more still to be announced. DC’s Verizon center show is scheduled for Dec 16.