You all know how rad the commercials are for Apple iPod's. Well, if you've seen this then you've heard Willy Moon. The 23-year-old singer is causing quite a rumble in the music world. If you're looking to update a stale playlist, Willy is the perfect addition. Expect audacious tunes and a revival of music's past with a modern twist!
It's been a festive fall for Willy Moon. His single "Yeah Yeah" was released in September, he accompanied Jack White on tour in the UK and Ireland, and now he's hitting the road for his first run in the US. The tour comes in support of his EP available on iTunes here and catch him play at Brooklyn Bowl this Saturday, Dec. 8th.
Song Of The Week: "Pour It Up" Rihanna
A lot of people are talking about this one. So last week, I reported the release of Rihanna's new album. Well, the album is here and there are some familar sounding songs on RiRi's seventh studio album. And "Pour It Up" is one of them. If you haven't lived under a rock for the past couple of months, there's NO secret what song this replicates. Regardless, this is a CLUB banger!
Album Of The Week: "Girl On Fire" Alicia Keys
The wait is over and the day is here. Timeflies' long awaited EP, One Night is out for the world to hear. Since the NYC based duo broke out onto the scene, they've garnered much attention and can now add a huge accomplishment to their already amazing track record. In what is a true testament to their movement yet not surprising, their new EP soared to #1 on the iTunes Top Pop Albums Chart and is also #2 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart. The five track EP is currently beating out releases from top selling artists such as Rihanna, Pink and Taylor Swift.
The dynamic duo, who recently sold out New York's Terminal 5 in just one week, have made quite a name for themselves. When we chatted with them back in October, they were already forces to be reckoned with and have since been covering countless hit records from popular artists using their genre bending techniques to give each song their own Timeflies twist.
Just a few days away, Miami was looking extra bright as the place to be come this Art Basel weekend on Dec. 8 and 9. Art lovers and music mavens were suppossed to clash together for a weekend filled with amazing talent and art installations galore. Rumors swarmed of a complete cancellation but the UR1 festival organizers have released a statement saying the inaugural fest has been postponed for a few reasons.
Read the entire announcement from the UR1 organizers below:
It is with deep regret that we announce the postponement of the first annual UR1 Music & Art Festival due to circumstances beyond our control, including:
- Foreseeable inclement weather conditions in the Miami-Dade and South Florida region;
- Continued effects of the recent Hurricane Sandy.
In consideration of these and other factors including the safety and wellbeing of our fans and performing artists we have come to this tough decision. Understandably this has had an ancillary effect on ticket sales and business logistics. It has always been our mission to produce events of the utmost quality and safety.
The new dates for the UR1 Music & Art Festival will be announced shortly. New dates will be chosen when weather conditions satisfy the safety of our fans, artists and staff. Once the dates are released you may chose to retain your ticket, as we will accept it at the festival. Alternatively should you choose to be refunded, information and instructions on how to do so can be found at www.ur1festival.com/tickets. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
We would also like to inform you that we are making every effort to showcase some of the talent that was scheduled to perform and exhibit at the festival in various locations around Miami. For those of you who would like to join us and the talent that will continue on to be showcased pending forthcoming dates to be announced, UR1 Ticket holders will have the opportunity to use their festival ticket at events around Miami during Basel week. A list of events accepting UR1 Tickets & Vouchers will soon be listed at www.ur1festival.com
The UR1 Music & Art Festival Family
We have no doubt that the UR1 organizers, as well as Go Big Productions, will work hard to get this festival going for a later date in the future. Keep on the look out for new dates!
Artist Of The Week: U Can Call Me LA
This Brooklyn native is bringing some real heat to the game! U Can Call Me LA, female MC with an incredible flow. Whether she's spitting crazy rhymes in the studio, rocking a crowd of hundreds of people or sharing the TV screen with MTV's Sway; Born Latasha Alcindor, this chick is putting in major work all throughout this music business. Her album LA Riots is out now and can be downloaded on her website.
If you're a die hard fan of NBC's Season 3 of "The Voice," you most likely remember Chevonne, the rocking soul scream machine. We watched as the quirky underdog made her way through three rounds when she finally got judges Cee Lo and Blake Shelton to turn during her blind audition when she sang "Brass In Pocket" by The Pretenders.
Being on Team Cee Lo, she easily impressed both Cee Lo and his team advisor, Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas as she nailed rehearsals for her battle round with Avery Wilson on the David Guetta ft. Sia song "Titanium." Although Chevonne didn't win the battle against her teammate, she was highly praised for her soaring high notes and bold stage moves. Her time wasn't over though when judge Christina Aguilera saved Chevonne with the new "coach steal" feature, applauding Chevonne for her flamboyant and exciting performance vibe.
The talented duo that makes up Timeflies, are gearing up to drop their newest and long awaited EP One Night on November 27th. The six track EP will feature the singles, “Swoon” & “One Night” and will be available for pre-sale starting Nov. 19th.
Expect nothing short of fun, catchy beats and evocative lyrics from the duo as the EP continues to deliver Timeflies’ unique mix of hip-hop, electro and pop music. One Night, both written and produced by Cal and Rez, will give fans and music critics the experience of what really happens on a typical night of partying for the group MTV calls, “a musical force to be reckoned with.” The video for the title track is set to be released on Tuesday, Nov. 20th.
Two great bands. One amazing collaboration. Atoms for Peace, comprised of bassist Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Radiohead singer Tom Yorke along with producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker and percussionist Mauro Refosco will come together again but to make an album AMOK, slated for an early release next year, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
The group first performed at the Coachella Music Festival back in 2010, and released a single "Default" in September. The group got a huge response and the nine track album will has been in the works for years according to the magazine.
Currently both bands are on tour and both bands released albums back in 2011. Get ready to hear this collaboration in early 2013.
Artist Of The Week: Super Seniors
Take 3 guys from the same University, who all share a love for music & you come up with what? Super Seniors! The music trio linked up in college, hit the road running and hasn't looked back since. E.Penn has a strong background in singing, Mark Myuse brings a raw energy and fire and Dj Rayvon is the high end lyricist of the trio.