Friday, August 31, 2007

Listen to Britney Spears' New Single "Gimme More"

To all past and current Britney Spears fans, the mother and singer has officially released her new single called "Gimme More." Radio station Z100 ( has posted her song on their website for everyone to listen to.

In my opinion, this song doesn't stand out anymore than any other flash in the pan. It's simply a way to keep herself in the limelight and possibly direct the attention off of her outlandish behaviors over the past couple of years.

What I think needs to happen with Spears is the idea that she needs to find herself. She is completely lost in her life and has no where to turn except to material things. Even her music is not something to fawn over anymore. What I liked about her was her creativity and originality when it came to her music and videos. My personal favorite song and video of her's is "Stronger." I still enjoy watching it. And as much as people stress that she's not a girl anymore and that she is growing up ... I just can't accept that her constant party behavior, lack of parental care and crazy behavioral antics is part of "growing up." These are events that happen when a star has lost who he or she is and is in desperate need of help. Once she gets back on track, I can honestly say I'll be right there behind her supporting her fully.

On the other hand, credit needs to be given where it's deserved. Had Spears come out with a slow ballad the contest would be over. No one would listen to it. Deciding to at the very least record a fast song may have been a smart choice. The upbeat funky melody is something that could possibly be heard at a bar or club. It's not a bad choice to dance to when you're out for a night on the town.

So, the pop princess is attempting to make a comeback. What do you think of her song? Do you think it's a flash in the pan? A one hit wonder? And will she make a successful comeback??


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New CD Releases! Tour Dates Scheduled! (8/29/07)

Today is Tuesday! (Okay, so it's Wednesday, but every Tuesday I'll post!) You know what that means! New CD release day! Six AWESOME CDS are scheduled for release today (yesterday) and I thought I'd let everyone know exactly which ones they are! I provided some info for everyone including artist/band summaries, CD information, past hits as well as potential tour dates! Don't miss out on getting tickets to this year's hottest concerts!

1) Aesop Rock (Get your Aesop Rock concert tickets here!)

Summary: Born Ian Matthias Bavitz in 1976, Aesop Rock is an American hip hop artist and currently stands as one of the most popular independent hip hop artists today. Past albums include "Music for Earthworms," "Float," "Labor Days," "Bazooka Tooth" and "All Day: Nike + Original Run."

New Album: None Shall Pass (available here)

Recommended Songs:
*None Shall Pass
*Dark Heart News
*Bring Back Pluto

Tour Dates:
07-28 Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
09-06 Portland, OR - MusicFest NW

W/ Cage, Rob Sonic, Blockhead, DJ Big Wiz, DJ Signify:

09-08 Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
09-09 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
09-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-11 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre

W/ the Octopus Project, Rob Sonic, Blockhead, DJ Big Wiz, DJ Signify:

09-13 Chicago, IL - Metro
09-14 Madison, WI - Barrymore
09-15 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
09-16 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09-18 Detroit, MI - TBA
09-19 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
09-21 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
09-22 Providence, RI - Living Room
09-23 Boston, MA - Middle East
09-25 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
09-26 Burlington, MA - Higher Ground

W/ Rob Sonic, Blockhead, DJ Big Wiz, DJ Signify, Black Moth Super Rainbow:

10-10 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
10-12 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
10-13 Phoenix, AZ - Clubhouse
10-15 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
10-16 Durango, CO - Abbey Theatre
10-18 Denver, CO - Cervantes
10-19 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
10-20 Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
10-22 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
10-25 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
10-27 Bellingham, WA - Nightlight
10-28 Seattle, WA - Showbox
10-30 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
11-07 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
11-09 Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
11-10 Miami, FL - Studio A
11-12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
11-13 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
11-15 Dallas, TX - The Loft
11-16 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
11-17 Austin, TX - Emo's
11-19 Nashville, TN - Exit In
11-20 Atlanta, GA - TBA

Aesop Rock tickets here!

2) Ben Harper (Get your Ben Harper concert tickets here!)

Summary: Ben Harper was born October 28, 1969 and currently is a famous American musician. His music is considered very influentional and pertains more to the folk, blues, gospel and reggae genres. Past albums include "Pleasure and Pain," "Welcome to the Cruel World," "Fight for Your Mind," "The Will to Live," "Burn to Shine," "Live From Mars," "Diamonds on the Inside," "There Will Be a Light," "Live at the Apollo" and "Both Sides of the Gun."

New Album: Lifeline

Recommended Songs:
*In the Colors
*Fight Outta You
*Heart of Matters

Tour Dates:

August 2007
3 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
4 - Baltimore, MD - Virgin Festival
18 - Silver Lake, CA - Sunset Junction Street Fair
31 - Aspen, CO - Jazz Aspen Snowmass

September 2007
1 - Boulder, CO - Macky Auditorium
2 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
3 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
7 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
8 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore at State Theatre
10 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre
11 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre
12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
15 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
18 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
19 - Burlington, VT - Flynn Center
22 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
23 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
24-25 - Montreal, Quebec - Theatre St. Denise
28-29 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall

October 2007
27 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Experience
28 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre
29 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
31 - Miami, FL - Gusman Center

November 2007
1 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
2 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
4 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
5 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre
6 - El Paso, TX - Plaza Theatre
8-9 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
10 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
12 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
13 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum
14-15 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

Get your Ben Harper tickets today!

3) Collective Soul (Only available at Target and through iTunes!)
Get your Collective Soul concert tickets here!)

Ed Roland, Dean Roland, Joel Kosche, Will Turpin and Ryan Hoyle are five young men who comprise the American rock Collective Soul. Originating from Stockbridge, Georgia, the group enjoyed high popularity during the mid '90s and continue to work their way back up to the top. Past work includes "Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid," "Collective Soul," "Disciplined Breakdown," "Dosage" "Blender" and "Youth."

New Album:

Reccommended Songs:
*New Vibration
*What I Can Give You
*Never Here Alone
*Bearing Witness
*All That I Know
*I Don't Need Anymore Friends
*Good Morning After All

Tour Dates:

July 2007
27 - Dayton, OH - Fifth Third Field
28 - Comstock Park, MI - Fifth Third Ballpark
31 - Erie, PA - Jerry Uht Park

August 2007
1 - Buffalo, NY - Dunne Tire Park
3 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Slugger Field
4 - Indianapolis, IN - Victory Field
14 - Aberdeen, MD - Ripken Stadium
15 - Frederick, MD - Harry Grove Stadium
17 - Manchester, NH - Stadium
18 - New Britain, CT - New Britain Stadium
19 - Farmingville, NY - Brookhaven Amphitheater
21 - Altoona, PA - Blair County Ballpark
22 - Lakewood, NJ - First Energy Park
24 - Pawtucket, RI - McCoy Stadium
25 - Wappingers Falls, NY - Dutchess Stadium
30 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Memorial Stadium

September 2007
1 - St. Paul, MN - Midway Stadium
2 - Fargo, ND - Newman Outdoor Field
21 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
22 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Park Stadium
23 - Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
25 - Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheatre
26 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
28 - New Orleans, LA - The Sugar Mill
29 - Orange Beach, AL - The Amphitheatre at the Wharf
30 - Southaven, MS - Snowden Grove Amphitheatre

October 2007
6 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Council Bluffs

*Get your Collective Soul tickets now!

4) The Scorpions (Get your Scorpions concert tickets here!)

Best known for their crazy rock tunes in Hannover, Germany, The Scorpions are a rock/heavy metal band with hits such as "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "Send Me An Angel." Past records include "Lonesome Crow," "Fly to the Rainbow," "In Trance," "Virgin Killer," "Taken by Force," "Tokyo Tapes," "Lovedrive," "Animal Magnetism," "Blackout," "Love at First Sting," "World Wide Live," "Savage Amusement," "Crazy World," "Face the Heat," "Live Bites," "Pure Instinct," "Eye II Eye," "Moment of Glory," "Acoustica" and "Unbreakable."

New Album:
Humanity - Hour 1

Recommended Songs:

Tour Dates:

September 2007

4 - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Dreammakers Theatre @ Kewadin Casino
6 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
9 - Edmonton, Alberta - Shaw Conference Centre
10 - Calgary, Alberta - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
12 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum Theatre
14 - Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Harbor Resort
15 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
16 - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
17 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheatre
19 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
21 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
22 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theatre
26 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
28 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
29 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

*Get your Scorpions tickets now!

5) Lyle Lovett (Get your Lyle Lovett concert tickets here!)

Lyle Lovett was born on November 1, 1957 in Harris County, Texas. Currently, he is a famous American singer-songwriter with songs ranging from alternative rock to alternative country. Past work includes but may not be limited to "Lyle Lovett," "Pontiac," "Lyle Lovett and His Large Band," "Joshua Judges Ruth," "I Love Everybody," "The Road to Ensenada," "Step Inside This House," "Live in Texas," "Dr. T & the Women" (Soundtrack), "Anthology, Vol. 1: Cowboy Man," "Smile" and "My Baby Don't Tolerate."

New Album:
It's Not Big It's Large (Lost Highway)

Recommened Songs:
*The Alley Song
*Ain't No More Cane

Tour Dates:

Lyle Lovett and K.D. Lang

July 2007

10 - Fayetteville, AR - Arkansas Music Pavilion
12 - Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Casino
13 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
14 - Fort Collins, CO - Lincoln Center
15 - Park City, UT - Deer Valley Resort
17 - Sparks, NV - John Ascuaga's Nugget
18 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
19 - Troutdale, OR - McMenamin's Edgefield
20, 21 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
23 - Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre
25 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's
26 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
27 - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Casino
28 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
29 - Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion
30 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery

Lyle Lovett Only

July 2007
31 - Redding, CA - Cascade Theatre

August 2007
2 - Bozeman, MT - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
3 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
4 - Sandpoint, ID - Festival at Sandpoint

October 2007
10, 11 - Ft. Worth, TX - Bass Performance Hall
12 - Tyler, TX - R. Don Cowan Fine Arts Center at University of Texas
13 - College Station, TX - Big State Music Festival

February 2007
4-8 - Miami, FL - Carnival "Victory" Cruise

Get your Lyle Lovett tickets before it's too late!

6) Carmen Rasmusen

Country singer Carmen Rasmusen was born on March 25, 1985 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is best known for her singing talent during season two of the hit reality television competition, American Idol. She placed sixth before being voted off. Her other talents include playng the piano and guitar. This is her debut album.

New Album:
Nothin' Like the Summer

Recommended Songs:
*Nothin' Like the Summer
*Your Love
*Spend That Money
*Silly Me

Tour Dates:

September 2007
6 - National Anthem for Tn Tech. Cookville, Tennessee - 8pm
8- York County Fair Concert Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - 8pm Tickets!
9 - Mini Concert Sacramento, California - 8pm

*Make sure to check out!
*Great site!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Listen to Jordin Sparks' New Single "Tattoo"

AOL's Pop Eater blog anonounced today that Jordin Sparks, American Idol's most recent winner, has released her first single from her debut album scheduled to hit stores nationwide November 20 through record company 19 Recordings/Jive.

Entitled "Tattoo" Sparks sings about a comfortable relationship and coming to the realization that she'll always have them by her side.

Personally, I don't think this song will become an instant nor 'spark' a dramatic impact on radio stations. The song is a one-hit wonder and far from the originality and talent that Carrie Underwood displayed on her ENTIRE CD. The song title also gives one the bad-boy feeling, representing less of a straight-edge and more of the breaking-the-rules type of emotions. Not the case. The song is fluffy and just plain gummy-pop.

Giving Sparks the benefit of the doubt, she still has an album awaiting its release that may contain better tunes. I wasn't a huge fan of Kelly Clarkson's "Ms Independent" since it definitely did not suit her voice. (Rumor had it that Christina Aguilera was offered that song but turned it down.) One album later, Clarkson came out with a smash album that even I couldn't stop hitting repeat. What I think is lacking here for Sparks, though, is personality. I think Sparks needs to figure herself and her feelings out and then start recording. Comparing her to Carrie Underwood may be harsh and a stretch but since they are under the same recording company, I still have to say that her song is a surprise. Maybe down the road, her later albums will be better. I'll come back to this topic when her current CD is released. I hope she thoroughly surprises me in the end.

[Photo courtesy of]

Want to see Jordin Sparks live and in action?? See her perform duing the American Idols Live concert! Get your American Idols Live concert tickets! Get these tickets before it's too late!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Backstreet's...Not Back?

I know the Backstreet Boys want to revamp their look into something new, but isn't this taking it a bit too far? What's wrong with this picture??

[Photo courtesy of]

Stay tuned for a "Spotlight of the Day" on the Backstreet Boys and their upcoming CD release!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Hannah Montana Goes on Tour-Dates Announced!

According to sources such as and, Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana has announced her tour dates for this fall 2007! Fans may be seeing double when they attend the "Best of Both Worlds" tour. The 14-year-old singer/actress will perform songs from her two hit albums, "Hannah Montana" and "Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus." The release of the latter album in June sold over 900,000 copies and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 charts, topping former American Idol star Kelly Clarkson and "My December."

The tour will hit 54 cities starting Oct. 18. 2007 in St. Louis and wraps up Jan. 9, 2008 in Albany, N.Y. Tickets go on sale to the public on Aug. 18 and range in price from $26-$66. A dollar from every ticket sale will be donated to the medical research and treatment center City of Hope. Hannah Montana tickets can be purchased here! Hannah Montana tickets will sell fast, so get your tickets today!

According to the site, the concert will open with Hollywood labelmates the Jonas Brothers, followed by Hannah Montana herself and closing with songs from "Meet Miley Cyrus." You want tickets? You got them! Get your Hannah Montana concert tickets here!
Don't miss out on seeing the "best of both worlds" with superstar Hannah Montana!






St. Louis, MO
Scottrade Center
Sat, Aug 18 10am
Moline, IL
I wireless Center
Sat, Aug 18 10am
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
Sat, Sept 8 Noon
Omaha, NE
Qwest Center
Sat, Aug 18 10am
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Sat, Aug 18 10am
Salt Lake City, UT
Energy Solutions Arena
Sat, Aug 18 10am
Seattle, WA
Key Arena
Sat, Aug 18 10am
Portland, OR
Rose Garden
Sat, Aug 18 10am
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena
Sat, Aug 18 10am
Anaheim, CA
Honda Center
Sun, Aug 26 Noon
San Jose, CA
HP Pavilion at San Jose
Sat, Aug 18 10am
Fresno, CA
SaveMart Center
Sat, Aug 18 10am
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center
Sun, Aug 26 Noon
San Diego, CA
San Diego Sports Arena
Sat, Aug 25 10am
Glendale, AZ Arena
Sat, Aug 25 Noon
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
Sat, Sept 15 10am
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center
Sat, Sept 15 Noon
Ft. Worth, TX

Ft. Worth Convention Center

Sat, Sept 15 10am

Bossier City, LA
CenturyTel Center
Sat, Sept 15 10am

Tampa, FL
St. Pete Times Forum
Sat, Sept 15 10am
Sunrise, FL
BankAtlantic Center
Sat, Sept 15 10am
Nashville, TN
Sommet Center
Sat, Aug 25 10am
Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena
Sat, Aug 25 9am
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
Sat, Sept 15 10am
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Bobcats Arena
Sat, Sept 15 Noon
Duluth, GA

Arena at the Gwinnett Center

Sat, Sept 15 10am

Memphis, TN
Sat, Sept 15 10am
N. Little Rock, AR
Sat, Sept 15 10am
Oklahoma City, OK
Ford Center
Sat, Aug 25 10am
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Sat, Sept 15 10am
Auburn Hills, MI
Palace at Auburn Hills
Sat, Sept 29 10am


Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena
Sat, Sept 15 10am
Indianapolis, IN
Conseco Fieldhouse
Sat, Sept 15 10am
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena
Sat, Sept 15 10am
Rupp Arena
Sat, Sept 15 10am
Cincinnati, OH
US Bank Arena
Sat, Sept 15 10am
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Rochester, NY
BlueCross Arena
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Philadelphia, PA
Wachovia Center
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Hartford, CT
Hartford Civic Center
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Providence, RI
Dunkin Donuts Center
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Worcester, MA
DCU Center
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Worcester, MA
DCU Center
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Long Island, NY
Nassau Coliseum
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Long Island, NY
Nassau Coliseum
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Cleveland, OH
Quickens Loan Arena
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Pittsburgh, PA
Mellon Arena
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Atlantic City, NJ
Boardwalk Hall
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Washington DC
Verizon Center
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Baltimore, MD
1st Mariner Arena
Sat, Sept 29 10am
Albany, NY
Times Union Center
Sat, Sept 29 10am

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Spotlight of the Day: Van Halen

The 1970's favorite band, Van Halen, originated in Pasadena, California and reached a rock n roll milestone by evovling into one of the most well-known rock band of all time. Orginally, the group was named Mammoth, but after discovering it was taken, chose "Van Halen." They are on of five rock groups that have had two albums sell more than 10 million coipes in the United States.

Controversy over the status of band members have plagued the musicians for decades. Several members have left and come back over the years. The group hasn't always had the same vocalists. Departing under specific personal circumstances, the vocalists included David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone. The instrumentalists have remained the same, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and until 2006, Michael Anthony, was replaced by Eddie's son, Wolfgang. Other issues include members getting involved with alcoholism, money and personal issues with the members.

After their concert tour in 2004, the band went on hiatus until 2006. The band has not released any new material since 1998. Some of the most influential songs of their time include "Runnin' with the Devil" and "Jump." Other popular songs included in movies and telelvision shows are "Everybody Wants Some!!," "Eruption," "Brown Sound," and "Right Here, Right Now." (RHRN, definitely recommend listening to that song if you have not yet!)

Current Events
On march 12, 2007, Van Halen and its members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Congratulations guys! Currently, sources state that Eddie, David Lee Roth, Alex and Wolfgang have all met up to practice and plan touring dates for an upcoming reunion tour. Despite rumors, Rolling Stones confirmed that the tour IS still on and that the tour should launch sometime September of 2007. Van Halen tickets can be yours today! Get your Van Halen concert tickets today!

*Van Halen *
Van Halen II

*Women and Children First

*Fair Warning

*Diver Down

*For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
*Van Halen III

*Live: Right Here, Right Now

*Best of Volume I

*The Best of Both Worlds

See them live below! "Right Here, Right Now"