Album Review: ‘Battle Drum’ by Darmata

Album Review 'Battle Drum' by Darmata

Recently I had the pleasure to preview an advance copy of Battle Drum, the latest 10-track LP from Chicago quartet Darmata. Battle Drum is the second release from the funk/rock group that has been playing various shows throughout the Windy City. After the jump, check out a review of Battle Drum before it releases August 30. Continue reading

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Forbes Lists the World’s Highest-Paid DJs of 2013

Highest Paid DJs 2013

Electronic Dance Music, or EDM as some would call it, has seen explosive growth in popularity over the last year. And with that growth comes high demand for some of the world’s best DJs. Forbes has put together a list of the highest paid EDM DJs – some earning as much as $100,000 a show. See if your favorite DJ made the list after the jump. Continue reading

2013 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominees and a Cross Dressing Josh Duhamel

Nickelodeon Kids Choie Awards 2013 Nomineees

I’m glad to see where Nickelodeon is at these days. What better way to promote the 26th Annual Kids Choice Awards than with a cross dressing Josh Duhamel? The KCAs are devoted to the best in television, music, movies, and more with 22 different categories to vote on. See the complete list and more revealing Josh Duhamel pictures if you dare…  Continue reading

Review: Beyoncé Out Performs the 49ers During the Super Bowl 47 Halftime Show

Beyonce Super Bowl 47 Halftime Show Review

If you happened to disregard this year’s halftime show at Super Bowl 47, you missed one hell of a performance. Despite many unenthusiastic acts as of late, this year’s Super Bowl pulled out all the stops when Beyoncé commanded the stage and captured the world’s attention. From start to finish, Beyoncé owned the show. Some may have even preferred seeing more of the bootylicious diva than watch the rest of the Super Bowl.  Continue reading

Coachella 2013 Lineup Review and Recommendations

Coachella 2013 Lineup

Does dripping in your own sweat in the middle of a desert sound like a good time? It should, especially if it has some of the most buzzed about acts on the planet. Hitting Indio, CA April 12-14 and 19-21, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the largest premier American music festivals of this generation most notably for its innovation in bringing entertainment to the masses. After the break, take a gander at the full three-day lineup as well as a few recommendations. Continue reading

Six Artists to Watch for in 2013

Six Artists to Watch for in 2013

2012 presented another interesting year for the music industry. Sales were down, but buzz and overall want/need for music is at an all time high. Electronic dance music (EDM) put its foot down on pop and a Korean became the most downloaded YouTube sensation with a flashy dance video – which is a testament to how global music can be affected by the Internet. This year is shaping up to be more of the same, maybe a guy from Luxembourg will make a video and be the new Psy – you never heard of Lux-Pop? After the break, listen to six artists could potentially have a big 2013. Continue reading

2012 Black Friday Deals – Best Buy

2012 Black Friday Deals Best Buy

‘Tis the season, once again, to prepare your wallets for Black Friday on November 23. In an effort to prove who has the larger cojones, retail outlets and online stores are announcing their Black Friday sales prices early this year. Previous years we have had to scour the Internet hoping to find leaked ad flyers, but not this year. Retailers are more generous than ever, so we might as well embrace it with open arms! After the jump take a look at the Black Friday deals at Best Buy. Continue reading

Second Last Performance of Jack’s Mannequin Announced; Releases One Last Song

Andrew McMahon Dear Jack Benefit Night 2

With an overwhelming response to Jack’s Mannequin’s final performance, frontman Andrew McMahon had recently announced a second last performance. Not only has a second show been scheduled, but Andrew McMahon has also released one last song by the band, “Wrecking Ball Heart,” which you can find after the jump!  Continue reading

Watch the Stars of ‘Pitch Perfect’ and Their Fans Perform ‘Starships’ with Mike Tompkins

Pitch Perfect Cast Performs Starships with Mike Tompkins

Due to positive word of mouth, Pitch Perfect released in select theaters early this past weekend. To help promote the film, the cast recently shot a performance cover of “Starships” by Nicki Minaj with vocal assistance by Mike Tompkins, a singer songwriter who does some pretty impressive a capella work. Not only did the cast sing along,  but they got their fans involved. The collaboration works out really well in this neat little music video you can find after the jump. Continue reading

Neato: Fantastic Fan Videos Inspired by Dexter’s Theme Song

Dexter Saul Bass Opening Title Sequence

To amp you up for the season 7 premiere of Dexter tonight, I am providing you with these two spectacular recreations of the opening theme song, “Morning Routine.” Music can make or break a television series. An original theme song can bring viewers to a deeper emotional level with every viewing if done well. Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Office, and Friends are all a part of this community. See what these two fans have done to pay their respects to the original music created by Rolfe Kent. Continue reading