Boston Manor ain’t having it. They’ve grown a lot since their 2016 debut, and now they’re taking a stab at everything—including their lazy generation.
“My generation is financially and culturally barren,” said vocalist Henry Cox. “We can’t afford to buy a house, we’re very much paying the price for our parents’ generation’s mistakes, but at the same time too f*cking lazy and distracted and comfortable to do anything about it.”
Welcome to the Neighbourhood is their latest album, one that examines poverty, crime and drug addiction. Their song, “Halo” is about the scourge of heroin.
Festivals are the “thing” when it comes to music. People love ‘em. They’ve become an “experience”; a place where people want to be seen; clothing designers design “festival wear”; IG influencers influence the sheeple to attend because of FOMO.
Don’t miss out on 3rd Annual LoveLoud Festival (powered by AT&T), hosted by Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons. Ke$ha headlines the all-about-love-fest with Martin Garrix, Tegan & Sara, Daya, Grouplove, K. Flay, PVRIS, Laura Jane Grace and more.
"I'm truly honored and humbled to be headlining LOVELOUD this year. I stand with my talented friend Dan Reynolds and Imagine Dragons in this fight for equality," said Kesha. "We need to make sure that all LGBTQ+ people feel accepted and supported and that families have the support that they need. It's important to try to keep families together and having positive open minded conversations and, for me, to be a part of something that can continue building the bridge to create a safe space for everyone sounds like a beautiful opportunity."
Get your perfectly-fashioned self to Usana Amphitheater in West Valley City, UT on June 29th. Tickets range from $29.50-$99.
Proceeds will benefit local and national LGBTQ+ charities.
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Thank you, Hembree, for stickin’ something fresh yet throwback in our ears. Their single “Culture” mixes rhythm, old-school rock, and a dash of hip-hop with disinterested yet haunting vocals.
Frontman Issac Flynn gives us insight into “Culture”. “These days we put so much emphasis on things that lack actual significance. Everything is urgent and I wanted to try to capture this urgency in a song and question what we prioritize. It’s about taking the time to stop and reflect; to think for yourself and establish your own opinions. The song also touches on the lengths people go to for status and power. There’s a realization that these qualities don’t actually equal happiness. Thus, ‘the king of the culture is never really free.’”
Did you get all that?
Now get this:
P.S. In the band photo, love the first dude's (with the glasses) expression. It's like he's thinking: "Take the damn picture, would ya?" LOL
Rockers with hearts. It’s so touching. Joe Walsh raised $795,000 in grants from his 2nd Annual VetsAid Concert. That’s more than double the amount raised from the inaugural event. The sold-out show featured performances by Walsh, Don Henley, James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, Haim, and Sir Ringo Starr.
This year’s recipients include: Suiting Warriors, Hire Our Heroes, AMVETS Department of Washington, Salmon for Soldiers, Hero’s Bridge, Right Turn for Yuma Veterans, Work Vessels for Vets, Arkansas Run for the Fallen, MusicWorks4Veterans, and HeartStrides.
VetsAid also awarded a $10,000 grant to Operation Good Jobs/Goodwill WA for assistance in co-producing the very first VetsAid Job Fair that took place the morning of the concert.
Walsh feels a personal connection to veterans. He’s a Gold Star survivor whose father died while on active duty on Okinawa, Japan, when Walsh was a baby.
The next VetsAid event is in Houston on November 11th.
Hopefully, you’ve had that feeling at least once in your life. And hopefully, it will stick for that “forever” love kind of thing.
That could be the point of the song “Drug” from Simple Creatures. Or it could be about that one summer where you just lost your mind and did a bunch of crazy stuff. Or maybe a little of column A and a little of column B.
We wondered why this song is so on-point from a band we hadn’t heard of. When you take two alt rock powerhouses and put them together, you get magic. Mark and Alex are pals and were in between projects with blink-182 and All Time Low, respectively, so why not get together and make some sounds?
For real, this song is addicting.
It’s no Fyre Festival. This one actually exists.
The Stern Grove Festival in San Fran has been around for 82 years offering free music. What? Free? Yes, free music in a beautiful outdoor setting. They want all of us to experience music, nature, food, joy and community.
Every Sunday from June to August, 10,000 people gather to enjoy rock, hip-hop, jazz, folk, classical, funk, and blues.
And some big names have taken the stage: Mavis Staples, Rufus Wainwright, Smokey Robinson, The Doobie Brothers, and more. Emerging talent from the Bay area are also featured—like Janelle Monae.
Why not take a trip to San Francisco and make the Stern Grove Festival part of your summer plans? We’re sure there are some nearby wineries…
The song title fits the artist: "For Real". That’s the name of one of the previously unreleased songs from the late Tom Petty.
“For Real” is autobiographical, telling the real-life story of doing things for real. It’s quintessential Petty and The Heartbreakers, but it’s so… sad. We feel sad. Perhaps it’s because his Earthly departure came too soon and we’re not over it. Or perhaps it’s because there aren’t many authentic “real” artists making music in any genre.
“For Real” is featured on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: The Best of Everything, available March 1st.
Oh, Meghan Trainor, how we love thee. There’s not one Trainor tune we haven’t enjoyed. This gal can write a catchy thang all day long.
Of course, we really can’t escape her newest song “All The Ways”, as it’s featured in Target’s latest ad campaign. But it’s a fun, bubbly number that instantly puts a smile on our face when we hear it. So, all the bad feels disappear.
Look! There's a giant teddy bear in the video. We have our giant love monkey Funbassador, Ollie! Awwww. How can you not love this?
And with Meghan's recent nuptials we just feel wonderful...
Foreigner is on a roll. Not only have they sown and reaped a long-lasting career, but they’re giving back.
Proceeds from a new version of “I Want To Know What Love Is” are being donated to Shriners Hospital for Children. The single appears on a new now-available album of live recordings, FOREIGNER LIVE IN CONCERT.
“There is a spiritual undertone to ‘I Want To Know What Love Is,’ and when you apply the lyrics to a cause like Shriners Hospitals for Children, it brings a whole new meaing to the song,” said Mick Jones.
Check out the video featuring Shriners Hospitals for Children patients. It will warm your heart.
If biscuits and sausage gravy could sing, we imagine it would be the voice of Jimmie Allen. This dude has been blessed with a golden voice. If you’re not a country music fan, you might just become one after your hear his tune “Best Shot”.
It has the makings of a hit country song: imperfect, humbled-by-life man inspired by his other-worldly woman-love promises to be a better version of himself. We can identify with that.
In this instance, it appears “Best Shot” is not about romantic love, but love and appreciation Jimmie has for the maternal figures in his life.
We just want to squeeze his adorable-ness!
Haus of V is a creative collective that shares a similar mindset -- with a twist.