Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress On Race In America is the name of A&E’s concert special, which airs on November 20th, in hopes to spark dialogues to create change. Lots of awesome musicians will be in attendance, including Pharrell, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, the amazing Jill Scott, and more. We got to see a special peek of the concert’s taping, where Nicki Minaj recited the powerful poem by Maya Angelou, entitled “Still I Rise.” I’m not gonna lie, I was having trouble keeping the tears at bay while watching this. More »
“I’m going to play you a song I wrote about a relationship I was in that the number one feeling I felt in the whole relationship was anxiety, because it felt very fragile, it felt very tentative,” Taylor Swift said to introduce an acoustic performance of Out Of The Woods. She posted the video to Twitter today to celebrate the first anniversary of her album 1989. It’s rumored that the song, hands down one of the best on the album, was written about her relationship with Harry Styles of One Direction. The video was taken at the Clive Davis Theater on September 30th as part of her Grammys Museum exhibit. Taylor’s voice sounds amazing during this performance, and she does a different take on the song, which was co-written by Jack Antonoff. Do you have the chills yet?
"With a little bit of, uh uh, and a little bit of, uh uh"
Taylor Swift has been having the time of her life on tour this year bringing famous friends on stage to perform with her at her various stops along The 1989 World Tour. As you may know, Taylor most recently brought on stage friends and fellow singers like Alanis Morissette, actresses like Lisa Kudrow and legends like Mick Jagger. Today we learn that, for her second concert performance in St. Louis, MO last night, Taylor brought on stage hometown hero Nelly to perform his 2002 song Hot In Herre with her … and HAIM as back-up dancers/singers. As you can see in the videos below, it looks like everyone involved had a lot of fun last night. More »
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I know that I do more than my fair share of gushing around here. It seems that whenever I go to a show or participate in an activity, I oftentimes have a hard time toning down my excitement when relaying the story the following day. Most times, it’s a matter of exaggeration but sometimes, my excitedness is warranted … like last night, for example, when Grace Jones absolutely changed my life. I have seen many concerts in my day but there are a select few live performances that have made an impactful mark me. Grace Jones‘s live performance at the Hollywood Bowl was one of those shows. Everything about the concert performance was perfect once Grace hit the stage. While she performed, the super blood moon phased through a lunar eclipse for the last time until 2033 — I am not kidding in any way when I say that the night was full of magic and wonder. More »
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JGL does BBHMM with TRG
The always amazing Joseph Gordon-Levitt paid a visit to The Tonight Show last night to chill with his buddy Jimmy Fallon and perform with Fallon‘s barbershop quartet The Ragtime Gals. JGL and the Gals teamed up for a ragtime performance of Rihanna‘s club banger Bitch Better Have My Money which, you can hear above, translates fairly well. BBHMM has to be the best pop track to be released from a non-existent album this year and now, thanks to Jimmy, Joseph and the Ragtime Gals, it’s also a song that your grandparents can enjoy as well.
"We just want to have a bit of fun with it"
Back in August, Justin Bieber unleashed his new single What Do You Mean? to much success … so much so that the Scottish electro-band Chvrches decided to perform the track this morning during their visit to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. As you may recall, Chvrches performed their cover of Justin Timberlake‘s Cry Me A River when they visited the Live Lounge last February, so they tend to select interesting songs to cover. As much as I may hate to admit it, the Bieber song has been growing on me in recent weeks … and I must flat out admit that I really like this version of the song by Chvrches. Click the embed above to have a listen and hear for yourself. Enjoy.
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Yesterday was a pretty fun, very busy day. My friend Tamar invited her friend Jess and me to go with her to the KROQ studio for a live performance by Silversun Pickups on the Red Bull Sound Space stage. I actually had yet to attend one of the KROQ in-studio performances so I was very much up for seeing the Pickups live. Last night, I met up with my friend Sean for a late night concert by goth jam band Psychic TV at a new venue called Teragram Ballroom. Sean and I have been talking about enjoying a goth night out for some time now and last night was our night. Two great shows in one day, it doesn’t get much better than that. More »
At last, Ari has found her calling
Back in February, Christina Aguilera paid a visit to The Tonight Show to try her hand at The Wheel of Musical Impressions and, as you may recall, she did a pretty amazing job of impersonating Britney Spears with her vocal stylings. Last night, pop star Ariana Grande made an appearance on The Tonight Show and she gave The Wheel of Musical Impressions a spin of her own. Click the embed above to watch the video and hear Ariana perform her impressions of our dear Britney Spears (of course), Céline Dion (which could’ve been better, IMHO) and Xtina. Personally, I think this is the best performance that Ariana Grande has given in her career thus far. Please enjoy.
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Not only did Justin Timberlake visit The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to show off cute new photos of his adorable son Silas Randall, he also joined Jimmy in a lively performance of their long-running History of Rap series. Justin and Jimmy performed History of Rap 6 last night as a follow up to 2014′s History of Rap 5, 2013′s History of Rap 4 and so on. As you can see/hear above, the BFFs performed songs ranging from R. Kelly & Jay Z to Beastie Boys, with their usual stunning perfection. Watch their performance above and then click below to see the list of songs that are included in their History of Rap 6. More »
“Okay, I have some big news tonight!"
In recent weeks, we have been hearing murmurings that our dear Britney Spears was considering ending her Las Vegas concert residency show Britney: Piece of Me but today we learn officially that reports of her leaving Las Vegas have been greatly exaggerated. Britney announced on stage last night, during her performance of Piece of Me at the Axis Theater inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino, that she will remain in Vegas for another 2 years. Additionally, Britney sat down with E! News to reveal that the show will get revamped in 2016 with an updated setlist of songs and new set pieces and props. Click below to watch video of Britney making her announcement last night and read what she had to say to E! about the changes she has planned for the next phase of Britney: Piece of Me. More »