March 12, 2014 12:12 PM Filed in: Music News
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ITUNES FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN AT SXSW
Coldplay Lights Up SXSW with Favorites to "Fix You" and New "Magic"
Coldplay headlined the SXSW 2014 first ever iTunes Music Festival that officially took over South By Southwest this year. The music festival within the SXSW music festival is an offshoot of the very popular iTunes Festival free event held annually in London that takes over an entire month. Austin, Texas will see only five nights--just a sampling of the entertainment Londoners get--of the iTunes festival this first year from March 11th to March 15th.
Queen + Adam Lambert Join Forces For A Summer Arena Tour
Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour starting at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, June 19. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will come together for the first time in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more. The 19-date tour wraps Sunday, July 20 in Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, their only outdoor summer concert. The tour is presented by Live Nation.
SXSW HIGHLIGHT CALENDAR
Life of a Rockstar Guide to Indie Bands at SXSW 2014 Calendar
Wondering who to see at SXSW? LOAR is excited for the official SXSW (see the SXSW 2014 lineup highlights here) and also for some hot bands and artists you may want to discover while in Austin. With so much live music entertainment lighting up the town Austin, Texas is the place to be for music news and concert news happening this month. Click the link and view online to keep things green or print to take on the go!
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ROCK STAR SHOPPING
Rock Star Shopping Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills
On a sunny day in Southern California there is no more luxurious place to park and stroll than Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Bright colors glittering in the windows of the boutiques that line one of the most elite shopping districts in the world beckon you to wander inside. The sunlit shiny shops offer up a candy like selection of goodies that dance in front of your eyes.
SXSW BANDS TO SEE
SXSW LINEUP 2014 highlights with must see bands and artists
Next month the music world will be focussed on Austin, Texas when SXSW® kicks off their annual Music and Media Conference now its 28th year. March 7th to March 16th 2014 South By Southwest® presents the emerging bands of 2014 that will be hopping up the charts in 2015.
MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE
Yell For Help Busts Out the Power Tools to Premiere "Winter Sun" on LOAR
Ever lost yourself or your nerve? (Okay you're right, who hasn't?) Indie band Yell For Help busts out the power tools* and drills their way into an exclusive video premiere on LOAR. Check out their creative ingenious lyric video for "Winter Sun."
SXSW FEATURE STORIES
HOLYCHILD Assembles Rockstar Team with Glassnote Records, Grouplove Manger Nicky Berger & William Morris
If you haven't heard HOLYCHILD yet, you will. The duo that is Liz Nistico and Louie Diller are a creative force with International Affairs degrees that have learned to work a budget, direct a video, rock a photo shoot and compile a dream team to promote their smart electro pop. Holychild is an official SXSW band and will be playing Firefly this June. HOLYCHILD's new EP "Mindspeak" is out today on iTunes.
SONG OF THE WEEK
Alcazar "Blame It On the Disco" Spinning Lights Grab LOAR Song of the Week
"Dance 'til tomorrow comes…" and "Blame It On the Disco" by the Swedish group Alcazar just pumped up our week and we think one listen will have you running to put your sexiest heels on your feet. This one listen and you can't forget it track takes us back to the 80's, all things bright neon pink and yellow, headbands for days, leg warmers over tights and that must attend aerobics class where no one really had an ounce of coordination. (But we'll blame that on the disco too…)
NEW MUSIC RELEASES
Route 94 "My Love" feat Jess Glynne No 1 on UK iTunes Charts
Route 94 "My Love" Featuring Jess Glynne is hotter than a steamy dance floor that is a must-add to your sensual playlist. Dance the night away and call in late to work, "My Love" is worth abandoning all responsibilities for while you feel the "warmth." Neon lights and electro beats make the hot pink music video a sexy psychedelic--perhaps R rated--flick.
St. Vincent Self Titled Album is Breakout Success Debuts at No. 3
St. Vincent self titled album released via Republic Records is a breakout success according to StreetPulse Weekly Overall Sales Report #vol 563 3/3/14. Putting a discotheque electro spin on alternative rock, St. Vincent combines the Blondie sound of vocals with funky chords that breathe new life into 2014.
Beck "Morning Phase" Tops Charts Reflects Rock's Roots
Beck "Morning Phase" via Capitol Records released February 25, 2014 is at the top of the sales charts grabbing the coveted No. 1 slot for its debut. Not a dance album nor one that will be pumping in clubs, Beck's "Morning Phase" is an important contribution to the beauty of rock's roots with a sound similar to Simon and Garfunkel.
Phillip Phillips To Release New Single "Raging Fire" March 3rd
With the feel of a OneRepublic folksy rock song, "Raging Fire" the newest song from Phillip Phillips showcases his compelling voice that captured hearts on American Idol and has sustained his success. The song alternates between strings, bold drums, folk enhanced synth with moments of quiet that highlight the sexy sound of Phillips a cappella. "Raging Fire" is perfect example of how music can embody and fuse together a stunning presentation of rock with an acoustic persuasion.
Aloe Blacc will "Lift Your Spirit" Preorder Now
Aloe Blaccc releases "Lift Your Spirit" with new music that will raise more than an eyebrow and send your spirit soaring with one track after the next soul moving melodies drenched with jazz.
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
holychild "Playboy Girl" Electro Pop: No Surgery Necessary
Reminiscent of early Madonna in her groundbreaking creative grass roots days, Liz Nistico (the female half of the duo holychild) takes on social issues with electro pop pun and sexual commentary that is Ms. Magazine worthy in new music video "Playboy Girl." No need for plastic surgery, Nistico and her bandmate Louie Diller make a candy filled sugar binge look both grotesque and sexual all at once, arguably the precise point of "Playboy Girl."
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