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I'm looking forward to the 'Divergent' sequel... 'Insurgent' in theaters on March 20th! If you haven't seen the trailer, check it out! YES!!! Also, I think Great news about one of my favorite shows. "American Horror Story"...
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"Unless You Know How to Make Jokes, Don't Do It!"
Giuliana Rancic's comments about Zendaya's dreadlocks - smelling like patchouli oil and weed - during the Fashion Police episode focusing on the Oscars is still stirring controversy. Yesterday on The View, Whoopi Goldberg took the others on...
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Giuliani Gets Stewartized
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has been taking a lot of heat over comments he made about President Obama not loving America. The reaction has come from all quarters - even some conservative quarters that Giuliani probably considered safe havens...
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Get Off Your Duff For The DUFF
Seems like all the movie talk these days has centered on 50 Shades of Grey. A little bit of controversy, a best-selling book series, and boom! You've got a blockbuster before it was even released. Other movies tend to get put in the shadows by...
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Can This Be Unheard?
Lady Gaga did quite nicely with her reboot of Julie Andrews' songs from The Sound of Music during Sunday's Oscars celebration. Now a pair of metal musicians have cut into another Julie Andrews classic - this time...
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A Snow-Covered Cottage Industry
When Mother Nature dumps 100 inches and counting of frozen white precipitation on you, you spend an awful lot of time cursing as you move that stuff around. Not Kyle Waring. This entrepreneur, who lives on the Massachusetts coastline north of Boston,...
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Like a Tumbler
Madonna was closing out the show for the Brit Awards, roughly the equivalent of the Grammys in the UK, with a rendition of "Living for Love" on Wednesday. And during the song, something happened with her cape, and she went for a tumble off the stage...
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Did you miss out on it this morning?
I'm actually looking forward to upper '50s temps today, compared to the chill we've had in Central Texas the past few days. This morning som North of us spotted/got some snow.. Hill Country area... If you were disappointed you didn't get...
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This Ain't Like Any Aquaman You've Seen Before
Zack Snyder, the director of Dawn of Justice, the new film that pits Batman against Superman, has decided to include a lot of other superheroes in the film. One of them is Aquaman, who used to be seen as a blond-headed Speedo leotard-wearing guy who...
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Bad Girl, Bad Girl, Whatcha Gonna Do?
When your world freezes, you've got to do what you've got to do. A couple of weeks ago, a police department issued a warrant for the arrest of Punxsatawney Phil, the groundhog who promised six more weeks of winter - but failed to tell how...
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"A Soulless Twitter Troll"
ESPN suspended host Keith Olbermann after he made some thoughtless comments about some students at Penn State who raised $13 million in the school's annual dance marathon to fight pediatric cancer. A Penn State alumna tweeted the news to...
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Wheel of Musical Impressions with Christina Aguilera
Wheel of Musical Impressions is becoming a semi-regular feature on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show. This week, Christina Aguilera visited, and played the game with Jimmy. The concept is simple. Hit a button, and it presents another singer and a...
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Thundersnow, Songified
An enterprising musician has taken the Weather Channel's Jim Cantore's delight with the meteorological phenomenon called thundersnow and set it to music. You probably remember seeing the raw video of Jim going out of his skull outside Boston...
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Oh, and My Spell Check is Broken
Who would have guessed that one of the most controversial things at the Oscar celebration on Sunday would be a comment by the folks at E!'s Fashion Police. It started when co-host Giuliana Rancic took a shot at singer Zendaya's dreadlocks: ""I...
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New KC...
Kelly Clarkson's new album 'Piece By Piece' is out next week 3/3! It features 'Heartbeat Song', and this second single just released. 'INVINCIBLE' which was written by Sia. It's perfect for KC's STRONG VOICE! If...
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A Glory-ous Oscar Moment
One of the best and most poignant moments of Sunday's Oscar awards show was John Legend and Common performing "Glory" from the soundtrack of Selma. A very moving performance on so many levels that brought many in the audience - both in the theater...
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"Unfortunately Unable to Feature"
The internet was buzzing all day yesterday about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' failure to include Joan Rivers in the "In Memoriam" segment on Sunday's Oscar show. Many people thought the snub was simply a mistake. I mean,...
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Led Xylophone
I scoffed when I read the teaser. "This xylophone cover of Led Zeppelin is the only one you need," according to The Daily Dot. Xylophones and Zeppelin? Can't be. I scoff no more. The Louisville Leopard Percussionists out of Louisville,...
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House of Cards Blown Away by Sesame Street
The folks at Sesame Street are already puppet masters. They're quickly becoming parody masters as well. Check out their latest parody, this time of Netflix's House of Cards. They've got all the elements - the smarmy southern Frank...
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"Acting is a Noble Profession"
Neil Patrick Harris did a bit of a spoof on a sequence from Birdman during the Oscars show on Sunday night. It was one of the funnier moments in the show, but you really can't help but wonder if it was timed to put an idea into some advertising...
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Concerts & Events

Panic! At the Disco


Rodeo Austin
9100 Decker Lake Road, ATX, 78724
Tuesday, March 17th after the Pro Rodeo
Tickets on sale now

Rodeo Austin hosts over 130 live music performances during the fifteen-day Fair and Rodeo, March 14th – 28th, and is proud to bring a concert series to the Live Music Capital of the World that truly has something for everybody. From Texas country to punk rock, Rodeo Austin boasts a tremendous lineup featuring a variety of world class concerts that every fairgoer and rodeo fan can enjoy!  Tuesday  ,March 17th  Rock with Panic! At the Disco after the ProRodeo!

*After the main stage concert, head over to the 100X Club for even more live music as you dance the night away at Rodeo Austin's exclusive after-hours honky-tonk.

 

SOLD OUT! Pentatonix


The On My Way Home Tour
ACL Live @ the Moody Theater
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, ATX 78701
Thursday, March 26th Doors 6:30 pm/Show 8 pm
SOLD OUT!

Vocal quintet Pentatonix are celebrating the holiday season with their latest release 'That’s Christmas To Me ' which debuted #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and is currently #1 on its Holiday Chart. The release was the group’s 2nd album (the first one being PTX Vol. III) within a month and 4th in less than a year to debut Top 10 on the chart.  Pentatonix currently has more than 6.7 million YouTube subscribers (besting Beyoncé and Avicii) and 650 million cumulative views.

Nickelback


No Fixed Address Tour
Austin 360 Amphitheater
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, ATX, 787617
Saturday, April 4 @ 7:30pm Gates Open at 6:30pm
Tickets on sale now!

Nickelback's 8th studio allbum, 'No Fixed Address', is out on November 17th. "Once you’ve got that bug in your blood, it’s tough to get rid of it. Making music and creating things that really make you happy. ...We’re all still having a great time and we’re still the best of friends and so, I don’t see any signs of slowing down." according to frontman Chad Kroeger about the making of the new album.

SOLD OUT! Hozier


Austin Music Hall
208 Nueces Street, ATX 78701
Tuesday, April 21 Doors open at 7pm/ All Ages Show
SOLD OUT!

Hozier was last in ATX during SXSW Fest in March playing at St. David's Episcopal Church. Since then his single 'Take Me to Church' from his self-titled album has become one of the most downloaded songs worldwide, with many coming from ATX! He is proof of the power of the internet. The YouTube video for 'Take Me to Church' has well over 39 million views and his live shows are so popular his tour has been extended and is making it's way to ATX in 2015!

SOLD OUT! Tony Bennett & Lady GaGa


ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
Thursday, April 23rd!
SOLD OUT! 

“Cheek To Cheek,” the collaborative jazz album from Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa is out now. The debut song from the album, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” was recently released on iTunes and hit #1 on Billboard’s Digital Jazz Charts. They first met backstage in 2011 after the two performed at the Robin Hood Foundation gala in New York City and Bennett asked Lady Gaga to sing a duet with him on his ‘Duets II album’ that he was beginning to record. “The Lady is A Tramp.” This led to a collaboration of their jazz album ‘Cheek To Cheek’, that hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, which they are supporting with live shows. You can experience a night of unusual yet, cheeky, brilliant talents that mesh together effortlessly even with 60 years in age that separates them. It will be a night remembered in ATX!

Vance Joy


Stubb's Bar-B-Q
801 Red River, ATX, 78701
Monday, April 27th @7pm
All ages outdoor show
Tickets on sale Friday, February 13th at 10am!

Vance Joy's debut album"Dream Your Life Away" was recorded mainly just outside of Seattle with producer Ryan Hadlock. It was finished off in a tree house on the studio grounds. He's blacked out the next year for touring, on the back of nearly two years of touring since 'Riptide' . According to Vance, "It's taken on it's own life. It's defnitely been a door opener...."  More here

Iggy Azalea


Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX, 78701
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Tickets on sale  now.

Iggy Azalea is bringing 'The Great Escape Tour' to the Frank Erwin Center with special guests Nick Jonas and R&B/Hip Hop Favs Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 19th at 9 am. 

Iggy tweeted about the tour and her 2nd album... 'I like the idea of me being kind of a musical escape artist for people."...'It's actually been an amazing last few years getting to where I'm at now and I can't wait for 2015 and album 2 plus tour!' 

Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa


Boys of Zummer Tour
Austin 360 Amphtitheater @ COTA
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, ATX, 78617  directions
Sunday, July 26th
Tickets on sale Saturday, January 24th at 10am

Multi-platinum selling artists Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa are bringing their  co- head lining tour ‘Boys of Zummer’ to the Austin 360 Amphitheater on Sunday, July 26. It’s in support of FOB’s hit album ‘American Beauty/ American Psycho’ and WK’s #1 debuting album ‘Blacc Hollywood’. American rapper, singer and hip hop artist Hoodie Allen is a special guest of the tour. Gates open at 6pm. Show is at 7pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 24 at 10am.

Ed Sheeran


Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX, 78701
Wednesday, May 6  512-471-7744
Tickets on sale Friday, March 6 @ 10am

Ed Sheeran is kicking off his tour in ATX!  The tour announcement comes on the heels of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s triumphant night at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, where Sheeran was nominated for three Grammy awards. Sheeran also received one of the biggest ovations of the night for his performance of his RIAA-certified Platinum single “Thinking Out Loud,” where he was joined by GRAMMY winners Herbie Hancock, John Mayer and Questlove.  Sheeran returned to the stage to perform with the legendary Jeff Lynne’s ELO.  Both “x” and “Thinking Out Loud” shot to #1 on iTunes immediately following his appearance.
Ed is bringing it to ATX at the Frank Erwin Center,  Click here

Nico & Vinz


Parish
214 E. 6th Street ATX, 78701
Saturday, May 9th Doors 8 pm/ Show 9 pm
Tickets on sale Friday, February 27th @ 10 am

Nico & Vinz (former Envy) are Nicolay Sereba and Vincent Dery from Norway. After an amazing performance at the music industry festival By:Larm in Oslo, Norway, the rap duo made their selves well known to the Norwegian public in 2011. They changed their name to Nico & Vinz in January 2014 after their international success of "Am I Wrong". Catch them at the Parish in May!

Dave Matthews Band


360 Amphitheater @ COTA
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, ATX, 78617
Wednesday, May 13  Gates open: 6pm  Show: 7pm
Tickets on sale Friday, February 13 at 10am

Dave Matthews Band will be performing two full sets each evening on its 2015 summer tour. The move to a two-set format last year drew praise from fans and reviewers. DMB has sold over 38 million CDS & DVDs. They ranked as the biggest ticket seller worldwid of the past decade and has sold over 19 million tickets since DMB started. Be ready to get ticket before it's a sell out!

Kenny Chesney


Austin 360 Amphitheater/COTA
9201 CIrcuit of the Americas Blvd, ATX, 78617 directions
Thursday, May 21st  Gates open 6pm/ Show starts 7pm
Tickets on sale Friday, Feb. 6th @ 10am
512-301-6600

Kenny Chesney is bringing his high-energy “The Big Revival Tour" to the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas with Special Guests Jake Owen and Chase Rice on Thursday, May 21. It is Chesney’s first tour in more than a year and his first performance in Austin since 2013 — the first-ever show at the Austin360 Amphitheater.

The Ting Tings


Emo's Austin
2015 E. Riverside Drive, ATX, 78741
Wednesday, April 22nd Doors @ 8 pm
Tickets on sale now! All ages show!

Coming to Emo's ATX with Kane Holler, The Ting Tings are an alternative pop duo, Katie White and Jules De Martino from the Greater Manchester,England area. Their single 'That's Not My Name' from their album 'We Started Nothing' ,became a platinum selling hit selling over 1 million copies in the U.S. The Ting Tings recently released their 3rd studio album, ‘Super Critical’, that was co-produced by former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor. It features their single ‘Wrong Club’. You can catch them at Emo's ATX in April!

Sam Smith


Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX, 78701
Saturday, August 15th
Tickets on sale Friday, February 27th @ 10am

Sam Smith has achieved a lot at 22 years-old with his album 'In The Lonely Hour' which includes the smash hit 'Stay with Me'. Sam's work and talent was recently awarded with 4 Grammys that included wins for 'Song of the Year' and 'Record of the Year'. Sam even thanked the person responsible for the making of the album. "Thank you so much for breaking my heart because I got four Grammys." (biography.com) Sam Smith's star continues to soar, and he's bringing it to ATX!

Taylor Swift in Houston


Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002 directions
Tuesday, October 13th @ 7pm
Tickets on sale  now

7-Time Grammy Winner Taylor Swift is bringing her '1989 World Tour' to Minute Maid Park in Houston (10/13/15) with special guests Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes. Taylor Swift's album '1989' sold 1.287 million copies in its debut week. Making her the first artist with 3 albums to sail past the 1 million mark in the first 7 days. 'Red' in 2012 and 'Speak Now' in 2010 both sold over 1.2 million copies. Taylor Swift's platinum-plus album was named after her birth year. Preparations are underway for the '1989 World Tour' for 2015 coming to Houston! 

Taylor Swift in Dallas


AT&T Stadium
One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76001
Saturday, October 17th
Tickets on sale  now

7-time Grammy Winner Taylor Swift returns to Arlington at AT&T Stadium, with her ‘1989 World Tour’, on Saturday, October 17 with special guests Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes. The tour is backing Taylor's platinum-plus album named after her birth year '1989' that sold 1.287 million copies in its debut week.

 



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