Review >> Fall Out Boy – ‘The Boys of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago’ DVD

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

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Music Review >> Gavin DeGraw – ‘Something Worth Saving’

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’

Review >> ‘American Idol’ – Showcase #3

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.

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Review >> ‘American Idol’ – Showcase #1

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.

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Concert Review >> Finish Ticket Live at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, 05.23.2015

It was a night of Bay Area music at San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar Music Hall on Saturday, May 23, as Finish Ticket put on a secret show as “Squirtle Pond” in front of a sold-out crowd of their biggest fans.

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