Brand New Debut “Sealed to Me” at L.A. Show


The week isn’t even over and Brand New has debuted another new song.

Last night, the Long Island band made their fans’ hearts stop when they debuted their third new song in the past two weeks.

The track which is titled “Sealed to Me” was performed for the first time at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Before the show, it appears, they handed out piece of paper with the lyrics printed on it.


Of course, since we live in the digital age, several audience members were able to record footage of the performance and upload it for us to see.

In one of several videos available, we see and hear frontman Jesse Lacey tell the audience how hard it has been to write and record new music.

“You try and it doesn’t work. And then other times, you come back to it and try again it out again and you like it. And then a couple of weeks later, you hate the thing that you did,” said Lacey.

“We’re a real mess like that that’s why it takes us so long to write music.”

Check out the video below which features Lacey admitting how much of a pain he is to everyone including his wife and band before “Sealed to Me” begins.

Brand New’s “official new song in six years,” “Mene,” was released earlier this week as a free download. For those who missed the chance to get the track for free, it’s currently available on iTunes.

Foo Fighters Announce Special “Surprise” Show


When you’re a big rock star, how would you like to spend your birthday?

On an island? With your family?

How about performing for your fans?

Dave Grohl and the rest of the guys from the Foo Fighters will be doing just that this upcoming weekend to celebrate the frontman’s birthday.

The band revealed yesterday afternoon that they will be performing a “surprise” concert this Saturday to celebrate Grohl’s 46th birthday a couple of days early. The show is scheduled to happen on Saturday, Jan. 10 while Grohl’s actual birthday is Wednesday, Jan. 14.

According to a press release for the gig, the show will be performed “in-the-round’ style meaning the band will be performing in the middle of the audience, instead of up on a stage away from the crowd.

Tickets for the gig went up on sale yesterday at 7 p.m. and cost $50 each. Ten of the $50 from each ticket will be donated to three charities: the Rock School Scholarship Fund, MusiCares, and Sweet Relief.

While the show was just announced, we’re pretty sure that ticket are close to being sold out, if they aren’t already sold out.

This birthday “surprise” show is the band’s first official show of the new year. Next week, they will be heading to South America to begin their massive stadium tour.

Ready for Unlimited Concerts for $25? Jukely Is.


What would it be like to only pay $25 a month and get to go to an unlimited amount of concerts for that price?

For people like us who find joy in going as many concerts as we can, it sounds like a dream come true especially when concerts can easily cost you anywhere from the twenties to hundreds price range depending on the act and the demand for them in your location.

A start-up named Jukely is attempting to do just that; give music fans the chance to pay $25 a month and have them go to an unlimited number of concerts. If it catches on, there might be a chance that ticketing sites like StubHub might get a run for their overpriced tickets.

“We asked how much people would pay. $100? No. $50? Still too high. Then we asked if they’d pay $25 and that seemed to spark their interest,” Jukely co-founder Bora Celik explained about the idea behind this unlimited concert subscription.

But, if you’re a little worried about trusting Celik and his vision, he has quite a resume that could help convince doubters that he’s genuine about his project. Celik was described by TechCrunch as “a mix of an engineer and a promoter.” He previously put concerts together for big named DJs, Kaskade and Tiesto while his co-founder, Andrew Cornett, who designed the app, helped build Kickstarter.

Not too shabby for a couple of guys trying to get the best price for a concert.

As of now, the venture is currently being Beta tested in New York where 17 venues, including Webster Hall have agreed to partner up with Celik and Cornett on the project.

Then, comes the next round of doubters who ask how Celik, Cornett and the project in general will make any money offering unlimited concerts for just $25 a month. Celik reportedly said that he sees it as a win-win situation for Jukely and the concert promoters.

The project gets their money while concert promoters will make money off of tickets that probably would have not been sold had they stuck to trying to push the tickets.

As good as the project sounds, Celik does tell potential customers that they should not expect big names to be on the list of artists, at least not yet. The point is to fill venues and expose people to new artists that are just starting to blow up, but we can imagine that will change once the venture starts to gain traction.

Since it’s still in its Beta testing phase, there’s a wait list for those interested in joining who happen to live in New York City. But, New York City is just the tip of the iceberg for Celik. His goal, as of right now, is to launch Jukely in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

It was announced that the first artists to be getting the Jukely treatment will be You Blew!, Hop Along and Dads.

First Two 2014 Jingle Ball Line-Ups Revealed



Looks like Miami’s Y100 Jingle Ball line-up is almost exactly like the L.A.’s and Minneapolis.

Ariana Grande
Calvin Harris
Iggy Azalea
Charlie XCX
Jason Derulo
Meghan Trainor
Jessie J
Jake Miller
Becky G
Mary Lambert
Shawn Mendes

Special Guest Host: Nick Jonas

It may be only October and we might not even have our Halloween costumes planned yet, but Clear Channel is already getting fans of the radio stations owned by the mega media company ready for their annual Christmas shows.

Today, KIIS-FM in Los Angeles and KDWB in Minneapolis have unveiled the performers to be gracing the stage at the respect Jingle Ball installments.

On Friday, Dec. 5. Jingle Ball will invade Los Angeles and the artists taking the stage that evening will include: Taylor Swift, Pharrell, 5 seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Sam smith, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor, Charli XCX, Jessie J, Rita Ora, Becky G., Rixton, Shawn Mendes, and Kiesza.

Like Los Angeles, many of the same artist will appear at the Minneapolis date, though some new artists will be traded for others. KDWB’s line-up will include: Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato, Onerepublic, Meghan Trainor, Rita Ora, Jessie J., Kiesza, Nico & Vinz, Shawn Mendes, and Becky G.

As if the pop music phenoms slated to take the stage wasn’t enough, Nick Jonas has been tapped to host both days of Jingle Ball. Tickets for the annual mini music fests will go on sale on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

Jingle Ball line-ups which are still missing include Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Miami which will reportedly be revealed at 5 p.m. today.

Stream Both Days of Budweiser’s Made in America Festival


Jay-Z and Budweiser’s third annual Made in America Festival has officially kicked off in Philadelphia with a laundry list of artists slated to take the stage at the first of two show. Tomorrow, the festival will be heading across the country to Los Angeles for its inaugural show slated to take place on the steps of city hall and the surrounding area of Grand Park.

For those not able to make it to Philly or Los Angeles, there’s no need to fear because the festival will be broadcasting several of the performances for those unfortunate people. Funny enough, it’s becoming the norm for high profiled festivals to do this, which is a welcome reprise for those who can’t make it or afford it.

To watch the shows as they happen, all you need to do is click here and you will be taken to the Made in America Festival’s website where the live stream will populate the screen.

To keep up with who’s performing on which date, you can find the line-ups for both Philadelphia and Los Angeles at those links.

Iconic Sunset Strip House of Blues To Be Replaced By “Luxury Lodging”


It’s the end of an era for the Sunset Strip’s House of Blues.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the iconic club which located in West Hollywood is set to be torn down to make room for a new hotel/condominium complex.

Sadly, this is an ongoing trend of tearing down iconic places where performances can be seen just to bring in more inhabitants or over charging the venue to the point that they cannot survive the price increase.

The venue, which is owned by Live Nation, was opened in 1994 and has hosted many music from all genres of the music world.

The Bloomberg report states, “Some aging landmarks, like the House of Blues and Larry Flynt’s Hustler Hollywood erotica store, are on their way out, to be replced by luxury lodging by hoteliers including Ian Schrager.”

This building which is currently being discussed by developer Combined Properties Inc. to take the Sunset Strip location, will include 149 hotel room, 40 condos, five rental units, and an entertainment venue where the House of Blues currently resides.

But all is not lost for the House of Blues. Live Nation representative, Ashton Spaz told the Los Angeles Times that the company is currently looking for a new place to move the music venue to.

“Regarding the story, our legendary House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard – the flagship for 20 years of our popular venues around the country – will operate business as usual while we look for a new home.

“We have a terrific relationship with our landlord who has other plans to develop the property and we’re working together on a very smooth transition. We have two-plus years to find that perfect spot for a new Los Angeles House of Blues home with no interruption for music fans. Stay tuned. The best is yet to come!”

Hopefully, that can be done before La La Land takes another victim for just for the rich and untalented.

George Harrison’s Tree Destroyed by Beetles


In what might be one of the funniest twist of fates, a tree that was planted in memory of George Harrison has died after being infested with beetles. 

Yes, beetles; we can’t make this stuff up. 

The pine tree was planted at Los Angeles’ Griffith Park near the Griffith Observatory in 2004 as a tribute to the late Beatles guitarist who passed away three years before in 2001, in the city. 

Sadly, the tree which was measured at 12 feet had been under siege by bark beetles and ladybug beetles. These same insects have also been responsible for attacks on other nearby trees.

“Trees in Griffith Park have occasionally been the victims of bark beetles and ladybug beetles, among other tree-unfriendly creatures,” the Los Angeles Times reported. 

The LA Times also reports that councilman Tom LaBonge has promised that a new tree will be planted in its place to honor Harrison. 

Funny enough, the plaque on Harrison’s tree read “For the forest to be green, each tree must be green.”

Apparently, those beetles beg to differ. 

Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival to Hit Los Angeles


Rumors of Jay-Z and Beyoncé going out on tour might have been a little pre-meditated, but there is good news coming from Jay-Z’s team; his Budweiser Made in America Festival will once again be coming back, but this time it will be happening on two different coasts.

Today, HOV held a press conference in which he announced the plans to bring back the two-day festival, but unlike last year, the show will be held in two cities. One of the locations will be thee same place it was held last year, Philadelphia, while it was announced that the new location will be downtown Los Angeles.

The music mogul, along with the city’s mayor made the announcement today at City Hall that the festival in Los Angeles would run simultaneously with the one in Philadelphia which will take place during Labor Day weekend. According to reports, about 50,000 concertgoers are estimated to attend the downtown show. At the time of the announcement, no performers had been revealed,

Maybe this is where the Jay-Z Beyoncé rumor might have stemmed from. Early bird tickets for both events are currently on sale while the line-up will be revealed sometime soon.

The only concern the Los Angeles City Council is concern about is that the two-day festival, and the concertgoers, would be disruptive to the downtown residents.

It’s Los Angeles guys and you aren’t the only city to deal with concerts disturbing residents.

Selena Gomez and Her Naughty Jingle Ball Show


Things got a little hairy to say the least for Selena Gomez this past weekend during her show in Los Angeles as part of the annual KIIS-FM Jingle Ball concert.

The singer was in the middle of performing when there was an issue with her audio. Instead of taking it like a pro and just hammer out the song like fellow performer Ariana Grande who had a similar misfortune, the “Come and Get It” singer dropped an F-bomb for the entire Staples Center audience to hear and stormed off the stage.

Talk about tantrum.

After storming off, she came back on to give a slight explanation as to why she vacated the stage mid-performance, “sorry the sound isn’t working!”

She left once more, but returned just a few moment later, “Are you guys having a good night? I promise, a lot cooler people are gonna come out tonight,” she told the crowd upon her second return.

But that’s not where it all ended. She started to thank the crowd for being there and enduring her hot mess of a performance and even promised to sing two more songs.

The only problem?

She walked off the stage after just one of the two songs she promised the audience. An onlooker at the event said that Gomez was livid about all the audio trouble she was having.

Guess everybody’s entitled to one messed up show, let’s just hope this isn’t a recurring incident or else we might know how Justin Bieber rubbed off on her.