Buzz Track: Lies
The Beautiful Bodies have played with an array of artists ranging from Smashing Pumpkins to My Chemical Romance to Jane’s Addiction.Their music, a combination of habit-forming hooks and blisteringly loud guitars, has been featured on television programs and at professional sports games and fashion shows. The band just got off a summer tour with Reel Big Fish, and they were recently chosen from 32,000 bands to be finalists in Ernie Ball’s Warped Tour Battle of the Bands. This winter, the band started recording their full-length album with John Feldmann (The Used, Neon Trees).
Going to rock concerts has always meant dealing with a bunch of unruly people, many of them very drunk – but it seems like lately things have been worse than ever. Attention spans are at an all-time low, and the ubiquity of smartphones has resulted in a huge percentage of the audience at any given show barely paying attention to the action onstage. Here are the 10 most annoying behaviors at rock concerts.
1. Taking pictures the entire freaking show.
I get it. You want to show all your friends on Facebook and Twitter that you saw a cool concert. Fine. Take a photo. Take five if you want! But please, don’t take 77. You always manage to hold your camera right in my line of sight. You don’t even look like you’re enjoying the show while you’re doing this. All your attention is on the photos. And you know what? Those photos are all going to look like sh#!. Every single one of them. You’re too far away. You’ll probably never even look at them. Also, you see those guys right in front of the stage with the giant cameras? They’re taking great professional pictures. There’s really no need for yours. Read more
Buzz Track: Ever After
After being signed by Clive Davis to J Records and receiving a Grammy nomination for her debut album “East Side Story” in 2008, Emily King parted ways with her record label and has continued to work independently. Her follow-up EP “Seven” was recorded in her home receiving high praise from peers like Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, and Maroon 5. A gentle mix of soul, folk, and rock influences, King’s music emotes the kind of straight to the point storytelling that’s reminiscent of singer/songwriters of the 1970’s. Emily will be showcasing Grammy weekend at the Hotel Cafe – Friday February 8th at 8pm.
Buzz Track: Steady Now
News Update: Indie rock band Westland just released their new EP which was recorded with producers such as Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta (He Is We, Bayside, Four Year Strong). A mainstay of the music scene, the band has released a full length album as well as two EP’s. Selling over 30,000 copies of their debut album “Don’t Take It Personal”, as well as performing on Warped Tour 2011 and 2012, new songs such as Steady Now could take the band to the next level. They will perform at Bowery Electric Sunday on January 20th at 2pm
It doesn’t matter if you sold 10 or 100 million records, well that’s how the execs looked at Britney Spears. The suits had high hopes the pop queen would boost ratings for the struggling singing competition. After a season with lackluster results Britney was fired.
“Britney Spears is out of “The X Factor” after a season in which the pop star failed to deliver a ratings boost for the singing contest, a person familiar with the show’s plans said Thursday.
Creator Simon Cowell and fellow producers are discussing replacements for Spears and another panelist, record producer Antonio “L.A.” Reid, said the person, who lacked authority to comment publicly and insisted on anonymity.
Reid previously announced he was leaving after two seasons. Demi Lovato appears likely to return, joining Cowell on the revamped panel. The show is due to return in the fall. Read more here