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TURNPIKE GLOW ★ Indie Rock ★ "HER FLAMING LIPS" ★ New Music Releases
Turnpike Glow "Fünke" Paints Up Fun with "Her Flaming Lips"
Hot out of the U.K. the band you will be hearing more about--Turnpike Glow--have a new song “Her Flaming Lips” we're raving about. “Her Flaming Lips” is an excellent example of “feel good” music that can add some spunk to your playlist. Their cool style keeps you listening and wanting more! This song is very fun up beat and would definitely be found on my ipod. Turnpike Glow is a talented indie rock band with their own style.
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GREAT RECESSION ★ Technology ★ MILLENNIAL DIFFERENCES
Generations Are Changing Based on Economy
Today's tweens and teens have known a very different youth. They've come of age during the Great Recession, seeing college graduates struggling with huge student loan debt and living through a cascade of social-media amplified tragedies - from Hurricane Sandy to the Sandy Hook School shooting. While this reality is having a profound impact on Young Millennials' world view, they still exhibit the optimism of their older counterparts, and instead of giving up are prepping, planning and specializing to achieve the future they want for themselves.
THE CIVIL WARS ★ Country / Rock ★ "THE CIVIL WARS" ★ New Music Releases
The Civil Wars "The Civil Wars"
The Civil Wars release their self-titled album August 6 via Sensibility Music/Columbia Records with the first single premiering "The One That Got Away" Listen below to the beautiful voice of Joy Williams singing about the one that got away…an ode to regrets and hindsight as she sings out in a pleading voice "I miss the way you wanted me." The Civil Wars have come out strong with this first single and their quintessential indie country tinged rock reverberates in seductive melodic refrains in "The One That Got Away."
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TRANSPLANTS ★ Punk ★ IN A WARZONE ★ On Tour
Transplants "In A Warzone" & On Tour
The Transplants Stream their new album for fans "In A Warzone" which is set for release on June 25th and are now on tour with Rancid. They play tonight in Boston at The House of Blues. Catch them in New York at Terminal 5 on June 20th & 21st, and in Los Angeles at The Palladium on July 26th. Live stream the album here and have a free listen to highlight songs "See It To Believe It," "Back To You," and LOARS favorite "Come Around."
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ANDREW W.K. ★ World Record ★ 24 HOURS OF DRUMMING
O Music Awards Set to Rock with Andrew W.K. Attempt to Break Drumming World Record
Given how difficult LOARS has recently learned that drumming with any sort of coordination is, we are in awe of Andrew W.K.'s attempt to set a new world record during the O Music Awards. It's hard enough to keep a beat much less rock out for 24 HOURS consecutively. We will definitely be cheering him on as Andrew is pushed to his "party limits!" This will be an event to watch as The Roots band leader and drummer ?uestlove joins Andrew along with surprise drummers showing up to the Oakley store to jam with Andrew as he rocks out for 24 hours.
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FORTRESS SOCIAL CLUB ★ Indie Pop ★ SAN FRANCISCO ★ New Music Releases
Fortress Social Club "San Francisco"
Free music download that will take your playlist back in time to the 70s "peace & love" era. Fortress Social Club "San Francisco" conjures images of warm summer nights and hope for the future. To celebrate the release of their new album "Dreamin’ The Life" set for release June 18th Fortress Social Club will be playing a special in-store performance at Los Angeles High Fidelity record store (1956 N Hillhurst Ave.) on June 22.
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KATY CAPPELLA ★ Rock Star Fashion ★ LAS VEGAS
Katy Cappella Shops Las Vegas Rock Star Style
Katy Cappella gave us an inside peak at some rock star shopping she did in Las Vegas Fashion Show Mall this month. Performing regularly on stage requires multiple looks and the hottest styles that still allow her to dance on stage. The pop singer exclusively shared some photos with LOARS Fashion to show you some of the hot designer dresses she tried on in Neiman Marcus including new styles you're sure to see this Fall.
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NEW YORK, NY ★ Eloise ★ TRAVEL
Sweet Suite Eloise at The Plaza NYC
If you're heading in to Manhattan this summer, The Plaza is a must visit destination to highlight on your list. Centrally located and steps from New York's finest shopping, Central Park and the bustle of city life, The Plaza is a favorite spot amongst those who crave Old World Luxury. The timeless historic hotel--featured in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby--offers elegant accommodations with the kind of service you remember fine hotels having years ago. Its' stunning decor and endless food and luxury shopping options make it an ultimate vacation destination.
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STRYKER ★ Interview ★ RADIO DJ & TV PERSONALITY
The World Famous KROQ's Stryker ON AIR
One of rock music's most influential people is arguably Ted Stryker, the infamous radio personality whom entertains music lovers on the airwaves at The World Famous KROQ. Asked how the Southern California Native came up with his radio name "Stryker" he says, "I started in radio in 1993, and I just liked the name Stryker; so I said, 'That’s who I’m going to be.' Now it’s like twenty years later, and I can’t believe I’m still allowed to work on the radio. It’s crazy."
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SWING HOUSE STUDIOS ★ Los Angeles ★ FREE SHOWCASE ★ Vintage Rock
Swing House Studios Kicks Off Summer with Cosmic Suckerpunch FREE Show
Tuesday night June 18th "Hollywood's living room" Swing House Studios, is showcasing everything we love about the vintage 70s rock sound that is resurfacing in music today. Led Zeppelin influenced band Cosmic Suckerpunch (set to play the inaugural Life is Beautiful music festival) is headlining a FREE event to kick off the summer in appropriate sexy psychedelic style.
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IMAGINE DRAGONS ★ Album ★ NIGHT VISIONS
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Certified Platinum
via Interscope Records:
June 14, 2013 – Santa Monica, CA – KIDinaKORNER / Interscope recording artist IMAGINE DRAGONS’ debut album, Night Visions is certified platinum by the RIAA. Night Visions, released on September 4, 2012 entered the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #2 with the best first week sales for a full-length debut by a new rock band in over six years. Imagine Dragons crosses a monumental threshold; according to Nielsen SoundScan, since 2008 there have been 25 rock bands to sell over one million copies, only three of which were for debut albums.
KERRANG ★ Entertainment ★ AWARDS & WINNERS
Kerrang! Awards 2013 Winners
‘The Kerrang! Awards 2013’ show will TX on Kerrang! TV at 11pm on Friday 14 June, and then be repeated throughout the week. Kerrang! TV is on Sky channel 368, Virgin 342 and Freesat 524. Winners of the Kerrang! Awards 2013 include Biffy Clyro, Fall Out Boy, Pierce The Veil, You Me At Six, Iron Maiden, Queen and more!
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NOVI ★ Electro Pop ★ MAKE A SCENE
Novi "Make A Scene"
Novi "Make A Scene" is with music that conjures Mad Men images and Twiggy's 1960s fashion with raw and edgy lyrics combining to make a lethal one two punch that will "knock you out."
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JULIET SIMMS ★ Song of the Week ★ WILD CHILD
Juliet Simms "Wild Child" Rocks Song of the Week
"Wild Child" by Juliet Simms--fresh off season two of The Voice and now on the VANS Warped Tour--makes LOARS Song of the Week for the very reason we can't stop watching the "Wild Child" music video…it's HOT!
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WALLPAPER. ★ Rap / Pop ★ RICKY REED IS REAL ★ New Music Releases
Wallpaper. "Ricky Reed is Real"
LOARS favorite about to explode artist Wallpaper. is set to release his debut album "Ricky Reed Is Real" and we can't wait to get it both in our hot little hands and blasting on our playlist. With recent hits we love like "Best Song Everrr" "#STUPidFACEDD" (which has 3.5 Million views on YouTube) and new favorite "Good 4 It," this Oakland rapper is doing things his way.
ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL ★ Lineup ★ MUSIC FESTIVAL
Electric Daisy Carnival Lineup 2013
LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, LAS VEGAS, NV—Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 is June 21, 22 & 23rd 2013 with an incredible lineup of the hottest acts in the electronic music community including headliners Tiësto, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Araabmuzik, Avicii, Wolfgang Gartner and Baauer.
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SUMMERFEST ★ Lineup ★ MUSIC FESTIVAL
Summerfest 2013 Lineup
MILWAUKEE, WI--Summerfest 2013 is June 26th – 30th and July 2nd -7th 2013 with headliners Violent Femmes & The Avett Brothers, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, John Mayer, FUN., Pitbull, Rush, Eagles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, New Kids on the Block, and Tim McGraw.
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IVY LEVAN ★ Pop ★ INTRODUCING THE DAME ★ New Music Releases
Ivy Levan "Introducing The Dame"
Ivy Levan has introduced the dame and we want to "Hang Forever" with this hot new artist. This EP is a brilliant mix of pop and jazzy blues and will we affirm your faith in music to create throwback hits. Ivy Levan is everything we love about the reinvention of pop music infusing vintage vibes that is exciting and memorable.
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MEGAN NICOLE ★ Pop ★ SUMMER FOREVER
Megan Nicole "Summer Forever"
Megan Nicole "Summer Forever" has us in the mood for sunscreen, bikinis and beach blankets. It's a guilty pleasure and a pop song to highlight the friendship and fun times that fill long sunshine filled days.
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STING ★ Mood & Rhythm Music ★ THE LAST SHIP ★ New Music
Sting "The Last Ship" Brings Back the Importance of Work
While we are relishing in the warm summer weather, September can't come fast enough. Sting's "The Last Ship" is set for release at the end of September with the Broadway production of the album to follow in 2014. [Sting's last album release was "Symphonicities" in 2010. His last album with an original collection of songs was released in 2003 "Sacred Love."]
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KEATON SIMONS ★ FEATURED ARTIST
Watch Keaton Simons sing "Beautiful Pain" on The Ellen Show
ADAM TIMMERMAN ★ Interview ★ COSMIC SUCKERPUNCH
Cosmic Suckerpunch Adam Timmerman Drums Up Fun Batman Style
Cosmic Suckerpunch, drummer Adam Timmerman may never miss another interview for the rest of his life. Aside from his band mates trying to pick an unfitting song title to describe his personality and a debate about which kind of ice cream is his favorite (for the record, it's coffee), the poor guy had to endure endless teasing about allegedly being in the band. Being the superb negotiator that he is, Adam arranged a makeup interview in exchange for giving me a drum lesson.
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MEG MYERS ★ Concert Review ★ IN CONCERT
Meg Myers is Unapologetic and Raw
June 6, 2013--Los Angeles, CA--Twenty-something Meg Myers cruised onto the Troubadour stage last Thursday wearing Converse shoes, tan high-wasted skinny jeans and a side ponytail. Her youthfully understated appearance and big brown eyes belied every ferociously dark musical moment to follow.
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS ★ Rock ★ LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS
Thirty Seconds To Mars "LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS"
Listening to Thirty Seconds To Mars "LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS" is like coming home. At last, the classic sound of alternative rock á la the voices we love. The "Up In The Air" track is so hot, one listen and you will download the whole album. The album was produced by five time GRAMMY® Award winner Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Killers).
MARC MYSTERIO ★ New Music ★ FT. FLO RIDA
Marc Mysterio and Flo Rida Want You to Get Your Booty On The Floor and Support One Fund Boston
Marc Mysterio teams up with Flo Rida and releases a new single for charity 'Booty On The Floor.' The Song will be available Monday, exclusively on Beatport. All net proceeds of the Beatport Release will go to the families affected by the Tragic Marathon Attack in Boston via OneFundBoston.org.
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CRYSTAL FIGHTERS ★ El Rey ★ IN CONCERT
Crystal Fighters Play El Rey with Verve and Style
Trying to categorize “Crystal Fighters” into conventional musical genres is as perplexing as trying to pronounce half of the world instruments they use. The British/Spanish sextet are a delicious fusion of cultural, musical and stylistic influences, including Hispanic folk melodies, AfroBeats, soulful backup vocals, fast progressive dance beats with bass-driven electronica and dub alongside synthesizers and…*gasp*!
ELLE KING ★ Concert Review ★ WILLY MOON
Willy Moon and Elle King: Two Acts with Attitude at the Troubadour
Two Acts with Attitude at the Troubadour
Tuesday night the Troubadour in West Hollywood hosted two very special and unique acts.
Willy Moon, in his silky, studly suit strutted on stage with so much energy and power behind each movement yet still held and air of mystery throughout the whole performance. This guy absolutely rocks out on the electric guitar and his dance moves are erratic and amazing. He has a sultry attitude and was described by a friend of mine as being a “punk Elvis.”
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