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Last night I made the 1 1/2 drive up to Santa Barbara, CA to see Ryan Adams live in concert and it was one of the better decisions I’ve made all year long. It had been a few years since I’ve seen Ryan in concert and I almost opted out of seeing him live this time around. Ryan is one of my favorite singer/songwriters and I’ve been going to his shows for many years now. In recent years, tho, it has been a bit painful to listen to Ryan‘s music and the thought of seeing him live has stung me for longer than I care to admit. Where music is concerned, my ex and I didn’t really share much of the same interests (if truth be told, his taste in music is generally pretty horrible) but the music of Ryan Adams was one thing that was pretty important to the both of us and, sadly, I’ve been avoiding Ryan Adams ever since my break up. I decided I would not sacrifice my love for one of my favorite musicians for anyone … and I’m happy to share that last night’s concert was really wonderful and really healing for me. More »
Posted under: 'Run To You', Ryan Adams
"At my concerts, I make sure everybody has as good a time as possible."
So … yesterday we got to see video of Kanye West inadvertently yelling at a couple of wheelchair-bound concert goers in Sydney, Australia and today we get to hear Kanye‘s response to the release and circulation of that video. In case you are unaware, Kanye stopped his concert in Sydney and demanded that every single person in the audience stand up on their feet. He refused to resume the concert until EVERY SINGLE PERSON was standing up. He saw two people sitting down and he kept berating them from the stage until they stood up. He even sent his security detail to go find out why they were still seated after he commanded them to stand and discovered that the people sitting down were doing so because they were in wheelchairs. West performed a show in Brisbane, Aus last night and commented from the stage about the incident … and as you can imagine, he did so in spectacular Kanye West fashion. More »
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"STAND UP! STAND UP! STAND UP!"
A few days ago, a story about Kanye West demanding that a pair of wheelchair-bound concert goers stand up during one of his concerts in Sydney, Australia started to make the rounds and, as you can see above, video footage of the incident has finally come to light. As you may have heard, Kanye stopped his concert that night and demanded that every single person in the audience stand up on their feet. He noticed that two people remained seated and he focused on them, demanding that they stand up or he would not continue the concert. It eventually was revealed that the concert goers he was yelling at where confined to their wheelchairs, showing Kanye to be an insensitive ass. The video is really awkward to watch but it does give you a very good understanding for the kind of person Kanye West truly is. Ugh.
In case you missed the original story, you can read about it below. More »
Posted under: Kanye West
And she killed it, natch
Lorde is currently on a US tour right now and last week she played a show in Philadelphia, PA where she performed a cover of Flashing Lights by Kanye West. As you can see in the fanshot video above, Lorde put her own spin on the track and delivered a brilliant performance of the song (which segued into her own song Bravado). Flashing Lights (from the album Graduation) is one of my fave Kanye songs and Lorde is one of my fave singer so, yeah, I’m living for this cover. I have EXCELLENT tickets to see Lorde when she plays the Greek Theater here in LA next month and I’m SO excited. I’ve been staying away from tour spoilers before I see the show but this Kanye cover is too good not to share. I hope you enjoy.
From their 'On The Run' Tour show
While we wait for official confirmation that Beyoncé is pregs with her second child, let’s turn our attention to B-Jay‘s joint concert venture On The Run which spent the weekend KILLING the game in Paris, France. As you may recall, we learned over the weekend that Bey brought out Nicki Minaj for a special performance of their Flawless remix at the Stade du France. The On The Run Tour shows that took place in France over the weekend were filmed for an upcoming HBO concert special that will air next week … but before we see that special, Bey and Jay want us to watch their just-released short film titled Bang Bang Part One. This short film is the first part of a trilogy of short films that concert attendees got to see on the On The Run Tour. Click the embed above to watch B-Jay get all cinematic and dramatic. Is there nothing this super couple cannot do?
This is the Remix
Early last month, Beyoncé teamed up with Nicki Minaj for a remix of her song ****Flawless that, as you may recall, musically addressed that elevator fight incident that went down between Jay Z and Solange Knowles last spring. Ever since the remix came out, folks have been dying for a live performance of the track by both Bey and Nicki. Last night, at the Stade du France in Paris, Beyoncé brought Nicki on stage for the first performance ever of their Flawless remix during the filming of Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s On The Run Tour which will be broadcast on HBO later this month. The professionally shot performance will come later, for right now we get to see the adequately fan-filmed video above. Nicki comes on stage at the 4:50 minute mark of the video. Enjoy.
Last month we learned that Ultimate Pop Star Mariah Carey is hitting the road later this year on a new world tour and today we get to see some photos from her tour rehearsals. Even tho her marriage to Nick Cannon is ending and she’s been busy spending at lot of time with her children, Mimi has also been hard at work on putting together her new show. Mariah solicited her fans to help her narrow down the setlist for her show so, yeah, she’s too busy working to be worrying about any personal drama in her life. More »
I mean, it's a LOT
Jared Leto, Academy Award-winner and frontman of 30 Seconds to Mars, has a reputation for being … erm … well endowed. Stories about Jared‘s endowment have been widely circulated for years. During a live performance by 30StM last month (which is making the rounds today), Jared was videoed grabbing a considerable portion of penis bulge that seems to confirm the speculation about his … manhood. Watch the video above and see for yourselves. The magic moment happens at the 1:45 minute mark of this performance of the song End of All Days. I mean, right? He’s grabbing a big ol’ handful of stuff, ain’t he? Gods bless him.
UPDATE: Video of this 30StM performance has been pulled offline but you can click below to see screencaps of the bulge grab to still see the goods that Jared Leto is working with. More »
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Last night I met up with my friend Kanani, newly moved to LA from NYC, for a fun concert night date. I had tickets to see Phantogram play a show at the Hollywood Forever cemetery and I thought it would be a fun way to welcome her to town. It had been a while since I saw a show at Hollywood Forever so I’ve been looking forward to this show for a while now. Altho the temps are still warm here in LA by day, it’s been getting cooler and cooler after dark … and it’s always 20 degrees colder in the cemetery so we enjoyed a nice, chilly night outdoors watching Phantogram perform. More »
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One Direction played a concert at Edward Jones Dome this week and during their performance, Harry Styles decided rep St. Louis Rams player Michael Sam by wearing his jersey on stage. Sam, as you should be well aware, is the first openly gay player in the NFL and he is currently working hard on pre-season training with the Rams. Harry, obvs, is a fan and he wanted to let the world know it. Click below to see Harry on stage in his Michael Sam jersey and read some happy tweets about Harry‘s support of Michael. More »