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Friday, November 28, 2008

Mo Town Party At The Mohawk TONIGHT with Playboy Models and The Steps!

I always love a good party...especially one in Austin with an open bar for 2 hours, one of my favorite new bands and at one of the best venues in the, its all for CHARITY!

Now for the details! The Steps, You Make Engine, Spectre The Cab and The Sandworms plus Playboy models Kelly Hargraves and Kristy Dwyer have teamed up to all support Movember, a charity that benefits prostate cancer.

The event is TONIGHT (November 28th, 2008) at The Mohawk in Austin and costs only $10 to get in ($12 at the door) with all proceeds going to the charity.

If you are in the Austin area be sure to check it should be a great way to top off your Thanksgiving break.

Tp purchase tickets click HERE

Here's the flyer!:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Katy Perry, David Beckman and Pretty Much Everyone Else Party For Adidas

If you wanted to think of the most insane house party you could ever attend I think Adidas just did it.

Putting together an all-star cast of pretty much everyone you can think of to promote 60 years of the brand, this looks like the most fun house party ever.

Appearing in the video are Katy Perry, Estelle, Young Jeezy, the Ting Tings, DMC-Daryl McDaniels, Method Man, Redman, Afra, Ryukyudisko, Russell Simmons and Missy Elliott, athletes Kevin Garnett, David Beckham, Ilie Nastase and Mark Gonzales, and designers Kazuki and Jeremy Scott.

Here's the commercial...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

And The Opening Band Is...

Alphabeat! The band has been announced as the opening act for all of Katy Perry's North American tour dates coming up in 2009.

Considering the band has never done a tour of North America this news is quite exciting!

They've also got a new video for their single "What Is Happening" which comes out November 24th in the UK.

Here is the video:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Likely Looks: Oasis - I'm Outta Time

Oasis have decided to hit the sappier side of things in their new video for "I'm Outta Time". The video features Liam walking through a psychedelic English countryside singing as he goes...nothing mind blowing but its still a great track.

The single will be out December 1 in the UK.

Katy Perry Announces North American Tour

Katy Perry has been 2008's breakout star with now two hits under her belt ("I Kissed A Girl" and "Hot N Cold") and yes, I am a fan. There is something you can't resist about infectious pop with an 80's twist...

She'll be heading out on his first North American headlining tour in 2009 and playing some pretty small venues along the way.

Here are the dates:

Seattle, WA, Showbox at the Market – January 23
Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom – 25
Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom - 26
San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore - 28
Sacramento, CA, Empire Events Centre - 29
Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern - 31
Tuscon, AZ, University of Arizona – February 2
Phoenix, AZ, Marquee Theatre - 3
San Diego, CA, House of Blues - 5
Houston, TX, House of Blues – March 20
Dallas, TX, House of Blues - 21
Kansas City, MO, Beaumont - 23
Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue - 25
Chicago, IL, House of Blues - 26
Detroit, MI, Clutch Cargos - 27
Cleveland, OH, House of Blues - 28
Toronto, ON, Kool Haus - 30
Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts – April 5
New York, NY, Irving Plaza - 7
Washington, DC, 9:30 Club - 10
Myrtle Beach, SC, House of Blues – 11
Nashville, TN, Cannery - 14
Atlanta, GA, CenterStage - 15
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Revolution - 27
St. Petersburg, FL, Jannus Landing - 28

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Likely Listens: The Steps

Out of all the garage rock bands you hear today (seems like there is a new one every day, huh?) there are few that actually stick with you and you grow to like. One of the few lately are The Steps from Austin, TX.

Made up of Will Thompson (vocals and guitar), Sam Thompson (lead guitar), Stephen Ross (bass), and Z Lynch (drums), the band formed in 2005 and quickly gained local attention in the Austin scene.

In early 2007 they recorded their debut self titled release with Chris "Frenchie" Smith (who has previously worked with The Dandy Warhols and IV Thieves) which was released in November of the same year.

They've got an edge and a catchiness you can't resist...and definitely worthy of a band to watch title for 2009.

Check out the video for their song "Cold Floors" here:

And now for an MP3 of their track "Belle":

The Steps - Belle

Friday, November 07, 2008

Madonna Brings Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake On Stage...In The Same Night!

The woman can do it all! Madonna, managed to bring a revived Britney Spears and her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake on stage in the same night (no, not together unfortunately) at her concert last night in Los Angeles.

Britney came on stage for several bars of Madonna's hit 'Human Nature' which you can check out here:

Justin then joined the Queen of Pop for their hit '4 Minutes To Save The World' which isn't as exciting as Britney but was a surprise too

Madoona still has several dates on her Sticky & Sweet Tour which wraps up the U.S. leg on November 26th in Miami.