Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
When things get so busy with life in general or even if things are peachy, I retreat to my room and plug in my Beats by Dr. Dre and blast music as loudly as I can to escape everything and relax at the same time. Music has been a big part of my young life. I was first exposed to music as a young girl. Ever since then and until now that I have developed particular tastes in music, I make sure that not a day goes by that I don’t listen to music depending on my mood.
I have a wide range of taste in music. I make sure to explore new music as well as old ones – those released when I haven’t been born yet. I love pop music – any young girl does I suppose – rock, RnB, alternative, dance, techno as well as new wave and heavy metal. My phone’s memory is taken up mostly by my music, more than my photos do. When there is a new song on Spotify I download it at once to include in my different playlists. I have playlists for studying, road trips, chilling, running and many more. I make playlists depending on my mood and the songs that I want to listen to at the moment.
I have a lot of favorite singers and bands whose songs are on loop in my phone. I like the usual suspects – Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, One Direction and the like. But I don’t limit myself to these contemporary artists. I make sure to discover new artists on the Internet because I know there is also good music coming from independent ones.
I recently discovered cover bands Adelaide when I was up all night browsing the Internet and YouTube in particular. There are plenty of cover bands on the Internet and the artists sing covers in their own style. They incorporate their own singing style to original songs to make great covers. I have been listening to them for a few weeks now and I continue to search for other cover bands, and singers. I also love listening to Daniella Andrade’s soothing and soulful voice where she covers all types of music. Boyce Avenue is another favorite. The vocalist’s voice is so sexy, and paired with their instruments they make ear-pleasing cover music.
My phone’s memory is almost full, thanks to my extensive music collection. I think it’s high time to upgrade my phone’s memory or get a new music player for all my new musical discoveries. I am also not fond of deleting songs that I don’t usually listen to. I keep them in my phone so when the mood strikes that I miss listening to old songs in my phone, I can easily play them again. This is why my phone is running at a snail’s pace because my memory is running low. I am always on the lookout for new music by famous artists as well as not-so-famous ones.
If you are planning to buy a new musical instrument then your best option would be buying it from an actual musical instruments store since you will actually be able to get a lot of benefits from it compared to when you buy a new musical instrument from someone or privately since there are actually a lot of risks from it like you can never be sure if that is an authentic instrument, and most importantly, you will not be able to be sure if that was made out of quality materials. And that is why on this post, you will be aware of those benefits that you will get if you will buy from an actual musical instruments store.
So the first benefit that you will get is that you will be able to have a lot of choices since they have most brands of the musical instruments that are in stock which means that you will really be able to compare the musical instruments right there and then, in front of you. Also, you have a lot of choices, and most of the time you will be able to get what you are looking for since they have their own suppliers and they may be able to find a way to get what you want, like when you are looking for a specific make and model of an instrument that they do not have in their store, but they know that one of their suppliers have it.
Another benefit that you will be able to get is that you can take advantage of ongoing promos or a sale or exclusive offers, more especially with clearance sale that you will be able to take advantage of having a lower price of the instrument that you have been eyeing for a long time now.
And the best thing about it is that you will be able to speak with actual person or people who really know what instrument would be best for you, especially if you are still a newbie. Like for example if you are looking for a particular drum set then the best thing that you could do is go to actual drum stores Adelaide at http://www.globalmusicrevolution.com.au/drum-store/ so that you will be able to speak with a live person who can tell you most of the advantages and disadvantages of that particular instrument that you are planning to buy which means that you will be able to compare other instruments from their store so that you will be able to find the right match for you.
Therefore if you are going to buy a new musical instrument, especially if it’s for yourself then it would be best if you will go to an actual musical instrument store so that you will be able to have a lot of choices, then you can also check out their promos or any exclusive offers that they can give you and most especially you will be able to speak with a live person that can guide you in buying from their store for a specific musical instrument that you have been wanting to buy.
Imagine Dragons is busy as ever. The highly popular band is currently on tour but loyal fans will be delighted to hear that a sophomore album is also currently in the works. Frontman Dan Reynolds says about fifty demo tracks for use are already in the working pool, but as to when the actual selection will be made, they don’t know yet. Band members are planning some time off, but even that is still unclear at the moment.
As soon as the current North American tour finally wraps up, the band still has scheduled performance commitments to keep in Mexico. After that, studio work may commence; but the group won’t be pressured into rushing the second album. Drummer Daniel Platzman says it was the same way with the first album and maybe that accounts a lot for the success ‘Night Visions’ achieved when it was released in 2012. Daniel says the band puts heavy importance in the ‘tracklist creation’ stage. It’s not just about putting songs together, it’s all about the journey for them.
The new album will show points of growth and maturity, it’s definitely a bit different from the first one. As for questions about being pressured into topping the success of their first album which achieved double platinum status in the U.S. (triple platinum status in Canada), the band dismisses external worries. In his interview with Billboard, Platzman just comments, “We are pretty hard critics ourselves so there is no room for external pressure.”
High expectations from others don’t really bother them. Grateful indeed for all the recognition and affirmation they receive from media and the music industry, band members still keep their bearings on ground, focused on enjoying two things- making and playing music. Reynolds comments, “None of us got into the music profession to be recognized. We do music because we are unhappy if we aren’t doing it.”
Fans still have time to catch them live in concert, check out http://www.musotickets.com/imagine-dragons-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for various ticketing options. They finish the current leg sometime this April then the band will be off to Europe for festival booking schedules.
Held annually, the 49th ACM Awards will be hosted by Blake Shelton (four time ACM Awardee) and Luke Bryan (2013 ACM Entertainer of the Year). A lot of top stars in country music are set to attend and the audience can expect great performances from great artists on April 6. The show will be aired via CBS.
Justin Moore has been nominated for this year in the ‘New Artist of the Year’ Category. Fans are eagerly anticipating a win for their country music idol but Justin Moore may or may not be dwelling on this thought too much. He is currently busy fulfilling tour performance dates. The past weeks, he was in Indiana, Michigan, Texas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. Before the Awards night, he will be performing at Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois. Fans may arrange for concert tickets at http://www.musotickets.com/justin-moore-concert-tickets-tour-dates/.
Justin Moore is from Poyen, Arkansas. He left his home to finally pursue his love for music. He moved to Nashville. Longing for home and for his mom’s own cooking, the budding artist found inspiration to write ‘Small Town USA’, a true home hitter. Many music fans connected well to his message on the simplicity and good spirit of small-town living. This style and spirit of writing music landed his singles on top spots and rankings; and if he maintains this sincere and authentic approach, he may dominate the charts for a long time.
Truthfully, Justin Moore isn’t ashamed of his roots. Others view small town life as backward and ‘prison-like’ but Justin enjoys the spirit of simplicity. This simplistic approach to music making and performing has caught the eyes and hearts of music lovers everywhere. In the few years that Moore has been in the music industry, his fan base has widely grown. People are tired of show-offs and ‘fakeness’, and Justin is far from that.
As to his skill and performance level, there is nothing substandard about it. Justin has proven himself to be a very talented artist. Landing number one spots for his songs like ‘Small Town USA’ proves he is an artist to watch out for. He will only get better. To date, he has had 8 certified top hits, and many other songs on the Top 10 charts.
Like the first visit of Bruno Mars back in 2011, the March 22 performance of Bruno and his crew was a great success. Filipino fans trooped to the Mall of Asia Arena and they were not disappointed. Bruno performed in front of a standing room only crowd; the place was really filled. That all tickets were sold out weeks ago didn’t stop Filipinos from seeing their beloved music idol perform live on stage.
Bruno promised to return ‘very, very soon’, and fans will once again hold him to that. Well, he kept his 2011 promise of return, so Filipinos will just have to wait when his next visit would be scheduled again.
The Philippine stopover was part of Bruno’s ‘Moonshine Jungle’ Tour, which promotes his latest album of the same name.
Bruno is half-Filipino and he mentions that performing on Philippine soil meant so much to him. Being Filipino and seeing ‘his people’ right in front of him made his performing take on a deeper meaning. Bruno’s mother, Bernadette Hernandez (who passed away already) is pure Filipino and had only moved to Honolulu in her childhood.
Bruno (Peter Gene Hernandez by birth) treated his fans to a rendition of his 2010 hit song “Just the Way You Are.” A favorite song in the Philippines, rare would be a person in the country who wouldn’t know the melody and the lyrics (especially of the chorus) of that song.
Bruno thanked his fans who were really attentive and supportive all thru the night. Clearly, the twenty-eight year old Grammy Award-winning artist did all to please his Filipino fans. All through the night, Bruno would make reference to his Fil-Am ancestry. The concert delivered sixteen songs and Bruno rendered a mix from all of his albums (‘Doo-Woops & Hooligans’, ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’). Mars sang ‘Moonshine’ first, then followed on with ‘Natalie’ and ‘Treasure’. He performed his own version of ‘Billionaire’, a hit song of Travie McCoy, which Bruno actually co-wrote with him. He also sang ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’, a 1960’s song.
Bruno will be performing in other parts of Asia. See http://www.musotickets.com/bruno-mars-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for more info.
Blake Shelton is a hard worker, an excellent hard-worker, and it’s good that he is getting recognition for it. It’s only right to affirm all the great things and achievements Blake has been accomplishing. He is a big asset to the country music industry.
For many seasons on the TV reality singing show “The Voice”, Blake has been mentoring aspiring music artists. He has helped launched the careers of three winning contestants on the show, showing support for them in every way that a mentor can show support. He has helping these budding artists gain exposure by bringing them into his tours and show appearances. Check http://www.musotickets.com/blake-shelton-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for more info.
The Academy of Country Music has taken notice and has included him as a fellow nominee (along with his wife, Miranda Lambert!) in the “Entertainer of the Year” category. He is also nominated along with Taylor Swift, George Strait, and Luke Bryant.
iHeartRadio will have its first ever Music Awards and nominations have been announced. Last March 26 Channel Communications mentioned those nominated in the country genre: Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, newcomer Thomas Rhett, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and no other than Blake Shelton!
The iHeartRadio Music Awards is not genre specific, it will give recognition to several styles and categories of music during the awards; but a specific award will be given for country music- ‘Country Song of the Year’.
For ‘Country Song of the Year’, the following songs have been nominated: “That’s My Kind of Night” (Luke Bryan), “Highway Don’t Care” (Tim McGraw &Taylor Swift), “It Goes Like This” (Thomas Rhett), and two songs by dear Blake Shelton- “Boys ‘Round Here” and “Mine Would Be You”.
Winners will be decided purely by fan polls, two rounds of voting will be conducted; this will continue until April 25. Cast your vote at iHeartRadio.com/awards. All nominees are actually ‘winners’ in a sense, they hold special recognition for being the firsts of all succeeding nominees in years to come.
Catch the iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 1. The three-hour event will be broadcasted lived via NBC.
Awarding starts at 7P.M., central time.
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