On Tuesday, Sept. 26, The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco was filled with loud shrieks and cheers of enthusiastic radio contest winners. The cause for all of the excitement: An exclusive concert with burgeoning pop artist Shawn Mendes. Presented by XFINITY, WiLD 94.9’s One Night with Shawn Mendes was a special win-your-way-in event, and if the screams before the show were any indication, Mendes’s fans were ready for a night of live music.
BRUNO. MARS. Y’ALL.
I mean, where to even begin? The last time I saw Bruno Mars was in August of 2014. I had picked up a ticket the week of the show and went on to experience one of the best nights of live music in my entire life.
On Thursday, July 20, Mars once again brought his A-game to the SAP Center in San Jose. His 24K Magic World Tour sets the bar nice and high for every other tour, performer, band, etc. Continue reading Concert Review >> Bruno Mars Live at SAP Center, San Jose, CA, 07.20.17
In late October, popular multi-platinum selling rock band Fall Out Boy (Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley) released their new live DVD, The Boys of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago. The DVD was filmed at their hometown show in Chicago, one of the band’s 39 stops during their 2015 North American tour. The band hit the road following the release of their platinum-certified sixth studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho, which spawned hit singles “Centuries,” “Uma Thurman,” and “Irresistible.” Continue reading Review >> Fall Out Boy – ‘The Boys of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago’ DVD
It’s been three years since Gavin DeGraw released Make a Move; however, fans will quickly realize that the time passed was well worth the wait with the recent release of his fifth studio album, Something Worth Saving, on RCA Records. Continue reading Music Review >> Gavin DeGraw – ‘Something Worth Saving’
Oh, American Idol. I had such high hopes for our relationship this season. But after the past couple episodes, we’re definitely on thin ice.
Once again this week, I got completely swept up in American Idol’s Top 24 performances. Apparently it was “Showcase #3” as I guess “Showcase #2” were last week’s duets, confusing, but moving on.
When I saw last week’s contestant lineup, I was a little nervous about this week, but the deck was stacked with some incredible talent. To be quite honest, I went into last night’s performances having this season’s final two already in mind, and then a surprise frontrunner emerged.
This is the only show that truly takes someone who’s undiscovered and turns them into a superstar.
This is what American Idol host Ryan Seacrest said to 12 of the Top 24 Idol hopefuls that were performing in the first of two showcases last night.
First things first, the statement is an obvious jab at their ratings rival The Voice as they have yet to really launch an artist like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood. That being said, going through Idol’s machine doesn’t guarantee superstardom for the winner. Idol would be better off marketing themselves as a platform. The contestants get out of it what they put into it and if they want to be Kelly Clarkson, the work has only begun.