OneRepublic Live in Concert

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If you’re a big fan of OneRepublic and live in West Palm Beach Florida, you don’t want to miss their show on August 17th at the Cruzan Amphitheater. The band is known for songs such as All The Right Moves, Stop And Stare, and Secrets.

The song All The Right Moves is on the band’s second album entitled Wake Up. It was released in November 11th 2009. According to songfact.com Wayne Isham directed the song’s music video, which features the band playing on a small stage for the performers of a masquerade ball. The site also states lead singer Ryan Tedder explained to Digital Spy the meaning of this song:

“It’s kind of a self-deprecating anthem and it’s about how we’ve felt as a band at certain times. When OneRepublic came out, because of the other writing and producing I’d done, and because Timbaland was associated with our first single, we got completely discarded by the critics. Even if OneRepublic made the coolest art record ever, we’d never be able to erase the memory of how we broke. This song’s aimed at all the cool-ass bands that we’ll never be.”

Stop and Stare is on OneRepulic’s debut album Dreaming Out Loud. It was released in November 20th 2007. Songfacts.com states this song is about getting stuck in a rut. OneRepublic wrote on their Myspace page that “Stop and Stare” describes the common frustration of getting to a place in life where you think, “How in the world did I end up here, this isn’t where I wanted to be, watching what I wanted pass me by.”

The third song Secrets is also off on the Wake Up album. The song was chosen due to the fact that it was used as the title song in a German movie called Zweiohrküken, the sequel to Keinohrhasen, which used their song “Apologize” as the title song according to songfacts.com.

Here are some reviews from users on ticketmaster.com who saw the group play live with Sara Bareillis as the opening act:

One Republic was awesome!!! The band had total energy from beginning to end. They rocked the Greek Theatre. Sara Bareilles was very good and sounded great.” by Jessi7ca

“Amazingly talented group of guys! Absolutely love every show I’ve been to of theirs.” by jsummer77

One Republic was everything I imagined and more! They were amazing and can’t wait to see them again! I had enjoyed some of Sara B music before but after seeing her live, I am now a huge fan and also can’t wait to see her live again!” by Claudblue

Below is the music video All The Right Moves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé Summer Tour

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Summer is all about hottest concerts. This summer the famous Hip-Hop couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé will hit the open road together according to LA Times.com. The tour will be Called Mr. and Mrs. Carter. This tour will kick off on June 13 and end on August 6 states the site. The tour is said to t go overseas to Europe in the fall, with multiple shows.

Some of the songs that they have done together are “Crazy In Love,” and “Drunk In Love,” “Crazy In Love” was their first collaboration, and when Beyoncé married the 12 years older Jay-Z on April 4, 2008, the couple shared their first dance to “Crazy in Love” according to songfacts.com. Jay-Z and Beyoncé performed “Drunk in Love” to open the Grammy Awards ceremony in 2014.

The two have been doing their separate tours Jay-Z did his Magna Carter World tour with Pop Superstar Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé finished her Mrs. Carter tour. Now that the two are coming together this show should not be missed. Below is the music video of Drunk In Love

 

Paul McCartney’s Band On The Run Placed #1 On The U.S Album Chart

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Paul McCartney is known as being a member of the Beatles. In 1971 he started a group with his wife Linda named Paul McCartney & Wings according to allmusic.com. One of the albums they recording was Band On The Run. The album was #1 on the U.S Album Chart on April 13th 1974 states thisdayinmusic.com. The album sold 6 million copies World-Wide.

 

This Album included songs such as the album title song Band on The Run, Jet, and Picasso’s Last Waords (Drink to Me). To record Band on The Run Paul McCartney used the same method The Beatles used on some of the albums. According to songfacts.com he combined two song different songs making it into one. This song was also used in a movie called The Killing Fields. Songfact.com states the movie is about a young woman with a transistor radio listens to this in the wake of a brutal US bombing of a Cambodian village when suspected rebels are being rounded up and shot.

The song Jet was named after a black Lab that Paul McCartney had, but the song wasn’t about his dog. The song was focused on freedom; McCartney did something similar when he used an amusement park ride as the title for a song about madness in “Helter Skelter” according to songfacts.com. The site also mentions that Tony Visconti, who did a lot of production work for David Bowie and Thin Lizzy, did the orchestration on this song, giving the song a lot of energy and drive.

The third song Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me) is about the famous artist in the 20th century. Pablo Picasso one of his famous pieces is Le Rêve (The Dream). When artist passed away, news reached Paul McCartney in Jamaica where he came up with the song states songfacts.com.

The songs on the album Band on The Run have stories behind them. The stories make the album  more interesting and give meaning to the songs. Paul McCartney has a talent and it shows in his music. Below is the video for the song Band on The Run.

Anniversary Of The Death Of Nirvana Front Man

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Everyone who is into music knew Kurt Cobain as the Lead singer of the band Nirvana which formed in 1987. Last Saturday April 5th marked the Anniversary the rocker took his own life. Other musicians looked up to Kurt Cobain. According to MSN Entertainment Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day saw Cobain as his generations Paul McCartney and John Lennon. The site also states the he inspired Beck.

Nirvana was mostly known for the song Smells Like Teen Spirit. Songfacts.com states this was the first “Alternative” song to become a huge hit, and in many ways it redefined the term, as “alternative” implies lack of popularity and the song was embraced by the mainstream. The site also mentions with this track, Nirvana helped ignite the “grunge” craze, which was characterized by loud guitars, angst-ridden lyrics, and flannel.

On Thursday April 10 Nirvana was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame according to loudwire.com. Drummer Dave Grohl and guitarist Kris Novoselic accepted the award for the band. Courtney Love had a few words to say about her late husband: “I just wish Kurt could have been here, tonight he would have really appreciated it.”

Nirvana may never play as a band anymore, but their music will never be forgotten. Kurt Cobain is gone, but his music will live forever in the hearts of his fans. Below is the Smells Like Teen Spirit Music Video.

 

Vans Warped Tour 2014

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Vans Warped Tour is an event with a wide variety of music such as hip-hop, rock and metal. Music lovers should not miss on this concert which starts on July 26 at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. This has become America’s longest running festival concert tour and reaches more than 600,000 fans every summer according to ticketmaster.com.

Some of the acts performing include Elder Brother, I Fight Dragons and Less Than Jake. Ticketmaster.com states Warped is also responsible for introducing music fans to such artists as No Doubt, Katy Perry, Blink 182, Papa Roach, Sublime, My Chemical Romance, Eminem and Fall Out Boy, among hundreds of others.

Vans Warped Tour is not only about music. The event also includes extreme sports such as BMX bikes and skateboards on half pipes and street courses to wrestling and other random bits of weirdness states about.com. The site also states past years have even included motorcycles stunt jumping and a human cannonball.

Going to an event like this, visitors may want to get a little something to remember the special day. This can be done at The Warped Tour Flea Market. Vendors on the tour include merchandise booths for the touring bands (often populated by members of the bands themselves, chatting with fans and signing autographs), random merchandise, skateboard companies, clothing manufacturers and politically active groups according to about.com.

The guy who created this event of bring extreme sports and music together was Kevin Lyman. When working on events that paired skateboarding competitions with live music, he decided to create a national (and later worldwide) tour, pairing extreme sports with live punk music states about.com. The site also states the shoe manufacturer Vans agreed to sponsor it and the tour was born. Below is a promo YouTube video of this year’s Vans Warped Tour.