Are you ready to be saved?
Madonna has released two short videos that were filmed during rehearsals for her upcoming Rebel Heart Tour and as you can see above and below, she and her troupe of dancers are working very hard to put together what looks to be an amazing show. In these videos, we see dance steps being choreographed, traditional dance steps being blocked out and religious iconography at almost every tour … which looks very much like the vibe that Madonna has expressed in her most recent world tours. Click the embed above to watch Rebel Heart Tour – Teaser #1 and then click below to watch Rebel Heart Tour – Teaser #2. More »
Cuz you know they've got 'Bad Blood'
It would appear that the “bad blood” between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry remains resolved in the wake of an apparent dig on Taylor‘s part at Katy over the weekend. As you may know, Taylor and Katy have reportedly been “feuding” for some time now stemming from drama that resulted from Taylor‘s previous relationship with John Mayer, who ended up dating Katy afterward. Most recently, Katy interjected herself in the Twitter feud that erupted between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj by taking a swipe at Taylor and siding with Nicki. Over the weekend, an image of a shark “curiously” appeared on stage during Taylor‘s performance of Bad Blood during her concert performance in Foxborough, MA which many perceive as a reference to the Left Shark that famously stole the show during Katy‘s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance back in February. If so, it would seem that the catty back and forth fighting between these two adult women is still in full effect. More »
Just a few days ago we got to see live video of Kelly Clarkson performing Bye, Bye, Bye by *NSync live in concert. Today, we are blessed with a new video of Kelly performing her rendition of Taylor Swift‘s hit single Blank Space. Now that Kelly is on tour, these kinds of cover song performances will be the norm so it’s going to be a fun summer. Her cover of Bye, Bye, Bye was pretty perfect but I am truly living for her take on Blank Space. I guess the only thing I don’t love is that the way Kelly sings the song, it actually sounds like she is singing “got a long list of ex-lovers” instead of the way Taylor sings “got a long list of Starbucks lovers“. Ah well, can’t win ‘em all ;) Enjoy the video, Kelly is amazing.
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Last night I made my way to the El Rey Theater to see Juliette Lewis‘s band Juliette and the Licks live in concert. Last night’s show was the first the band has played since they broke up back in 2009. I managed to see Juliette and the Licks way back when I was still living in Detroit and I remembered how great the show was so when my friend Austin let me know he had an extra ticket, I knew I had to see the show. Honestly, the band’s brand of Southern Rock music isn’t really my thing but Juliette Lewis is such an amazing live performer that she made last night’s sold out performance a truly memorable experience. It really was a really great show. More »
"This is a throwback to our junior high days"
Kelly Clarkson is back on tour and you know what that means … we are in for a new collection of amazing live cover songs as her tour rolls across the country. Last night, in Buffalo, NY, Kelly performed her version of *NSync‘s hit 2000 single Bye, Bye, Bye and as you can see/hear above, she totally nailed the song perfectly. As she has done on previous tours, Kelly is taking cover song requests and last night night lucky folks in Buffalo got to her her do *NSync. Watch Kelly‘s performance above and hear how well she performed the song. And stay tuned, as Kelly‘s tour continues, we are sure to hear her perform other great cover songs along the way.
Due to OVERWHELMING DEMAND
Last month, Janet Jackson unveiled the first set of concert tour dates in support of her forthcoming new album, which is set for release this Fall. As some of you may recall, the first set of dates was not all inclusive and many folks were worried that Janet might not be coming to their town on tour. Fear not, fans, because Janet is coming. Janet has revealed a new set of tour dates for the 2nd leg of her Unbreakable World Tour that will span the first 3 months of 2016. Click below to read the official press release announcement and see the set of dates for the 2nd leg of JJ‘s new tour. More »
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After my whirlwind trip to San Diego for Comic-Con this weekend, I hopped a train back to LA late yesterday afternoon so that I could get home, get changed and get my buns to the El Rey Theater to see Veruca Salt play a live concert — ON MY BIRTHDAY. I was really thrilled to see Veruca Salt play the first date of their new tour on Wednesday night in San Diego but I’m telling you, the band was on FIRE last night. OMG. So good. The band was great, the audience was great, the setlist … The Muffs opened … it was, honestly, one of those perfect concert nights that I live for. The ’90s were back in full swing and I am so happy that I was able to be a part of it. More »
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As some of you know, I celebrated my Dirty Thirty with an amazingly wonderful, restful, and glorious solo vacation in New Orleans. The trip was a gift from my partner in babymaking, he made sure to set me up in a gorgeous hotel, because that is a thing that I am into. The Renaissance Pere Marquette did me good, and now I just want to go back. Like, right now—especially after seeing these photos of Nicki Minaj‘s hotel in Italy. This is just… totally unfair. Click inside for more!
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Veruca Salt, one of the most important bands of the 1990s and absolutely one of my fave bands of all time, kicked off their new tour in San Diego, CA last night at the super tiny Soda Bar. Because I wasn’t planning to go to San Diego Comic-Con this year, I figured I’d be able to just drive down to SD, see VS and get back to LA for the rest of the band’s live shows here at home. BUT, since I decided last week to go to SDCC this year, I had to drive down to SD, see VS, drive back to LA then meet up with Darion and get on a train bound for SD all over again today. Yeah. Crazy but so worth it. Veruca Salt was in fine form last night … performing songs from their new album for the first time in front of an audience, along with their classic songs, last night’s tour kick-off concert was entirely amazing. More »
Mutants in Concert
San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest comic-con in the world, gets underway today here in SoCal but because Taylor Swift is currently on tour, it looks like she is going to miss out on all the fun at SDCC this year. Fortunately for her, she managed to enjoy a smaller comic-con backstage at her concert stop in Montreal, Quebec last night. Members of the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse (including producer Simon Kinberg) made their way to Taylor‘s concert last night and posed for a fun photo backstage … which Taylor promptly shared on her official Instagram profile … which you can see below. More »