Friday, April 29, 2011
Bon Iver is an indie folk band who first formed together in 2007. The bands debut album "For Emma, Forever Ago" was released in 2007 and includes the tracks; Flumes, The Wolves (Act 1 and 11), Skinny Love, and Lump Sum. Bon Iver's highly anticipated second album, which is due to be released sometime around June, is reported to have gone down a new musical direction to that of their previous work.
If you like bands such as Fleet Foxes, The Tallest Man On Earth, and Iron & Wine, than this is a band for you.
This humble bands' live performances will certainly make the hairs on your arm stand up. The level of emotion and intensity that Justin Vernon pours into his songs not only captivates the audience but moves them also. If you are looking for a night of exceptional singing that will have the singers giving you their heart and soul, than you really can't miss this gig.
10th August. Prospect Park Bandshell - Brooklyn, NY
For more information about their tour or for tickets check out: bon iver tickets
Saturday, April 23, 2011
If you like the bands OneRepublic, The Fray and Scouting For Girls, than this is a band for you.
The Script has received many rave reviews for their live performances and gigs. Due to their songs ranging from sensitive pop ballads to catchy rock songs, the crowd can always look forward to a night of top quality music. Also since the Script has a variety of different songs, you can always expect to see a pretty mixed crowd. Another reason to why The Script's live performances are so good is because of Danny O'Donoghue, the bands lead singer. Not only does he have a fantastic vocal talent, but he has a great showmanship which never fails to get the crowd going.
I would defiantly suggest getting tickets to see this band live.
14th - 15th May. BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2011 - Carlisle, UK
4th June. Rumsey Playfield - New York, US.
10th - 12th June. Isle of Wight Festival 2011 - Newport, UK.
12th June. Seaclose Park - Newport, UK
8th - 10th July. T in the Park 2011 - Kinross, UK
12th July. iTunes Festival 2011 - Camden, UK
14th July. Thetford Forest - Suffolk, UK
17th July. Brighton Centre - Brighton, UK
20th - 21st August. V Festival 2011 - Staffordshire, UK
For more information about tickets or about the rest of their American and Europe tour check out: The Script tickets
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Adele has released two successful albums, "19" and "21." 19 went triple platinum and straight to number one in the UK album charts. On January 24th 2011 Adele released her second album "21" which went straight to number one in both the UK and US.
This year it was announced that Adele was the first living artist to achieve two top five hits in both the official singles and official album charts simultaneously since the Beatles in 1964. In the UK "21" has spent eleven consecutive weeks at number one, the longest ever by a female solo artist in the UK album charts.
Adele is currently on her Adele Live tour in Europe and North America.
A big woman with a big voice, Adele has tremendous reviews for her live performances. A no fuss kind of girl, Adele lets her talent and personality do the talking. This show is great for those of you looking for an enjoyable evening of top quality soulful music.
19th May. Beacon Theater - NY
21st May. United Palace Theater- NY.
For information about the rest of Adele's North American tour dates check out: Ticketmaster
Monday, April 11, 2011
Kings of Leon are a four man American rock band from Tennessee. Although they first formed together in 1999 it was not until 2008 that they got their first big break. Their big break came from the two BRIT awards they won from the success of their platinum selling album "Only By Night." This album includes their three number one singles, Sex Is On Fire, Use Somebody, and Notion. Their latest album, "Come Around Sundown," was released in October 2010 and includes the songs Radioactive, The End, and The Face.
I have seen Kings of Leon twice, once in Manchester and once in Hyde Park, London. For me seeing them play in Manchester on their sold out UK tour two years ago was the most memorable experience. I was originally put off by the price of the ticket and the size of the venue (absolutely massive!) when I was buying the tickets. Shockingly, although I was quite far back from the stage, and the arena was filled with hundreds of fans, the atmosphere was not only electrifying but intimate as well.
I have to admit I have never a seen a crowd of such magnitude become so wild and excited during a gig before. The reception that the band received when they first stepped out onto the stage was so great that it was five minutes until the band could even begin singing.
Considering the gig was only an hour and a half the crowd was certainly spoiled by the number of great songs they got to hear. When I saw them in Manchester their set list was flavorless and included Crawl, Taper Jean Girl, Molly's Chamber, Red Morning Light, Fans, California Waiting, Milk, Closer, Four Kicks, Charmer, My Party, Sex is on Fire, The Bucket, On Call, Cold Desert, and Use Somebody.
What made their performance even more memorable for me was the amount of effort and passion they put into each of their songs.The band seemed in both shock and gratitude by the response the crowd gave them. When it came to the encore, Kings Of Leon ended their show with four more songs including Knocked Up and Manhattan. I was generally gutted when the gig came to an end because the time seemed to fly by.
The quality of the music and talent shown by Kings of Leon was so high that the lack of on stage props and extras did not matter. I would certainly say this is a gig not to be missed.
30th May. Rock Arena - Coventry, UK.
1st June. O2 Arena. London, UK.
10th June. Isle of Wight Festival - Isle of Wight, UK.
17th June. Stadium of Light - Sunderland, UK.
19th June. Lancashire Country Cricket Ground - Manchester, UK.
22nd - 23rd June. Hyde Park - London, UK.
For more information about their European dates and to buy tickets check out: http://www.kingsofleon.com/pages/tour
Friday, April 8, 2011
Ra Ra Riot have two albums, their debut album "The Rhumb Line" which was released in 2008 and their most recent "The Orchard." There are many great songs on both albums, however songs to certainly check out are "Can you tell," "Too Dramatic" and "Ghost Under Rocks."
I first saw this band live in 2006 when they were supporting the Editors in the UK. The band includes a vocalist, a bassist, a guitarist, cellist, violinist and drummer, which combined creates great upbeat tempos and smooth melodies.
I was extremely impressed by Ra Ra Riot's energized performance. All six members ran, skipped, and danced enthusiastically around the stage whilst playing their instruments and singing their songs. The crowd really responded well to this, and seemed eager to hear what they would play next.
For a fun night of music, I would certainly suggest to get tickets.
17th May. Upstairs at the Garage - London, UK.
18th May. The Ruby Lounge - Manchester, UK.
19th May. Audio - Brighton, UK.
For more information about tickets or their European tour check out: http://www.songkick.com/artists/320682-ra-ra-riot/calendar?page=1