Monday, May 23, 2011
Despite this however, the bands music is very good! This alternative American rock band from New York released their debut single"Make Me Wanna Die" on May 13th 2010. This single was followed by the release of their debut album "Light Me Up" on August 30th.
Bands similar to the Pretty Reckless include Paramore, Avril Lavigne, and Ke$ha.
The Pretty Reckless although new to the music scene, have received a lot of great reviews for their gigs. Lead singer, Taylor Momsen oozes confidence when she sings and always puts a tremendous amount of enthusiasm into all her performances.It should be added however, the crowd is usually made up of mostly 12-20 year old screaming female fans!
A set list for one of their shows was: Since You’re Gone, Miss Nothing, Light Me Up, Zombie, Goin’ Down, Just Tonight, My Medecine, Like A Stone, Factory Girl, Islands/I Love The Way You Lie (acoustic), Nothing Left To Lose (acoustic), Super Sonic/Time Is Running Out, Make Me Wanna Die.
If you are looking for a night of awesome live rock music from an extremely talented 17yr old than this is a gig for you.
12th June. Download Festival - Domington, UK
3rd July. Hyde Park - Hyde Park, UK
For more information regarding their European tour dates visit: European Tour Dates
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Sia is an Australian, dance-pop singer and songwriter. To date Sia has released five albums: "Healing is Difficult," "Colour The Small One," "Lady Croissant," "Some People Have Real Problems," and "We Are Born."
Artists similar to Sia include Marina and the Diamonds, Imogen Heap and Kate Havnevik.
Sia has received many great reviews for her live shows and performances. Sia has both a great voice and a great personality which always come through in her shows. During her gigs, Sia comes across very talkative and funny and can always work the crowd. In addition to the singing and joke telling, Sia regularly gives shout outs to her fans. One thing that should be noted is Sia's gigs have an impressive amount of detail and effort put into them. Recently Sia's sets have included a stage entirely blanketed in striped textiles which I feels sums up the type of performer that she is.
Songs which are personal favorites of mine include "Breathe me," "Soon We'll Be Found," and "Little Black Sandals." For an enjoyable evening of good music and entertainment I really suggest you go out and buy tickets.
26th July. Webster Hall - NYC
27th July. Webster Hall - NYC
For more information about other tour dates and tickets check out: http://www.myspace.com/siamusic
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Strokes are an American rock band who formed in 1988 in New York City. This band have achieved many great things and were even labeled "the most prominent rock bands to emerge in the 21st Century."
The Strokes released their debut album "Is This It," back in 2001 and have just recently released their fourth album "Angles."
Bands similar to The Strokes include Albert Hammond JR, Arctic Monkeys, and Vampire Weekend. Some of The Strokes most popular tracks include "Last Nite," "Reptilia," and "Is This It."
Although I have not personally seen The Strokes live, they have received many great reviews. I will add however that theirs gigs are not for the feint hearted. Expect mosh pits, sweat, and a lot of die hard rock fans. But hey this only adds to the atmosphere so don't be deterred.
14th - 15th May. BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend - Carlisle, UK
8th - 10th July. T in the Park 2011 - Kinross, UK
26th - 28th Aug. Leeds Festival 2011 - Leeds, UK
26th - 28th Aug. Reading Festival 2011 - Reading, UK
For more information about their European and US tour dates check out: The Strokes