Thursday, July 29, 2010

THE SPILL CANVAS ALBUM IN STORES NOW.


The Spill Canvas has released their latest album Formalities is can be downloaded off  iTunes now. You can also head over to TheSpillCanvas.com to purchase the new release along with a limited edition Formalities t-shirt, and before you buy it -- have a listen to it on AOL.

The band will be on tour with the Goo Goo Dolls and Switchfoot now through mid-August. Visit the tour section of their website for all the details and stay tuned to Facebook for updates from the road.

Formalities Track Listing
1. Dust Storm
2. Our Song
3. As Long As It Takes
4. 10,000 Midnights (Acoustic)
5. Good Graces, Bad Influences
6. The Bone
7. Dust Storm (Acoustic)
8. Crash Course
9. Our Song (Acoustic)
10. Don't Let Your Enemies Become Friends
11. As Long As It Takes (Acoustic)

REVIEW: LILY LOLO SHIMMER.




I was recently sent "Star Dust" shimmer by Lily Lolo to review, and I am excited to say that I love the product. First and foremost -- the most attractive thing about the product was that it is made with pure inert minerals and completely free of nano particles, talc, additives, harsh chemicals, parabans, gluten, bismuth oxychloride, dyes, fillers, fragrance, preservatives, petroleum based chemicals, and other questionable ingredients.

Note: This is not me.

This make-up is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Ok now onto the product, the shimmer is made to give you a fresh but radiant appearance and is said to act as a light reflector for that flawless look.  I found that the product did just as advertised, and was easy to put on. No mess, and no questionable chemicals in the ingredients; what more could you ask for?

I would say that it does wear off easily -- but you can always re-apply as needed and with your favorite lotion if you'd like to. The Star Dust shimmer really brings out the best of your bone structure AND makes your face appear flawless in any light! Plus, if you need to be camera-ready I would definitely recommend using this product as it has become part of my personal make-up routine. Overall, I think this is affordable and practical for women who enjoy the look of flawless skin.

Recommended? Yes
Own it: Star Dust by Lily Lolo

*Please note: This product was sent by Lily Lolo in exchange for a review; no compensation was ever received. This review states my personal opinion and results, yours may differ. Everything is said in 100% honesty.

ONEREPUBLIC COVER THE WHITE STRIPES AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.



OneRepublic recently performed for I Heart Radio where they sang The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army," as well as Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" for the crowd. This video truly showcases how underrated this band is; amazing talent all around.

You can catch the band on tour this fall with Maroon 5, and visit OneRepublic.net to keep up with the band.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MAKING OF THE VIDEO FOR SHERYL CROW'S "SUMMER DAY."


Sheryl Crow has released a new behind-the-scenes clip of the video shoot for "Summer Day," the first single from her new album 100 Miles From Memphis. Shot in Nashville's famed Centennial Park by director Wayne Isham (Kelly Clarkson, OneRepublic), Sheryl describes "Summer Day" as having "the optimism of summer...feelings of love, balmy nights, hanging out with friends." Head over to MSN to see for yourself why Isham says "Every day with Sheryl is a beautiful thing!"

100 Miles From Memphis is available now in stores and on iTunes. Visit SherylCrow.com for all the latest updates and details about her upcoming tour.

MARY J. BLIGE LAUNCHES "MY LIFE" FRAGRANCE W/ HSN THIS WEEKEND!



HSN and Mary J. Blige are launching Mary’s fragrance “My Life” exclusively at HSN this Saturday, July 31 at midnight (12 AM EST). The event marks the first time a fragrance will be launched exclusively through a multichannel retailer. The fragrance is a first from Mary J. Blige and the first celebrity fragrance to be developed by Carol’s Daughter.

You can check out exclusive videos only watchable at HSN.com “My life is my journey and I’ve always shared it through my music. I can’t wait to share my story with millions of women through HSN,” says Mary J. Blige of her new perfume. “Working with Carol’s Daughter on the fragrance has been an amazing experience that I will forever cherish.”

The following times are when you can catch Mary live on HSN: 12AM–2AM, 7AM–9AM, 10AM-11AM, 1PM-3PM, 4PM-6PM, 9PM-11PM.

Prices:
My Life Mary J. Blige Eau de Parfum - $55
My Life Mary J. Blige Eau de Parum Rollerball - $25
My Life Mary J. Blige Body Lotion - $30
My Life Mary J. Blige Shower Cream - $25
My Life Mary J. Blige Shower Cream and Body Lotion Duo - $39

JOE BROOKS "SUPERMAN" MUSIC VIDEO.


Singer-songwriter Joe Brooks has released a music video for his debut single "Superman." Fans are loving the song already, as it has over 10 million Myspace hits to date/ The single is one of the songs off his debut album Constellation Me, available August 17th on Universal Republic Records.

Brooks' album was written over a span of 3 years, in both Los Angeles and England, from state of the art recording studios to a garage apartment. The album reflects his favorite artists from John Mayer to Ray Charles, and address rock, pop, and blues.

Fans can now receive a free download of "Superman" by signing up for the Joe Brooks newsletter here!

RIHANNA TO STAR IN NEW MOVIE "BATTLESHIP."

Image: Famepictures.com

When you think of Rihanna, the first thing that comes to your mind is her music -- well now that may change. The singer is set to star in Battleship, which is based on the board game, according to PEOPLE.  Rihanna will be acting in the movie along with True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard and Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch.

But it won't be anytime soon, the movie isn't set to hit theaters until May 2012. Do ya'll think she is going to be able to do it?! I personally think so, and I'd definitely love to see her act. We shall see!

THE DIRTY HEADS TOUR VLOG LIVE FROM RED ROCKS.


The Dirty Heads have filmed another tour vlog to provide fans with an update on how their summer tour with Sublime with Rome and Matisyahu is going. The behind the scenes footage filmed live from Red Rocks give's fans a behind the scenes look at what the band does to pass the time while on tour! Check out the band's YouTube page to view the clip.

Stop by The Dirty Heads' MySpace page for a complete list of summer tour dates and pick up the band's celebrated album, Any Port In A Storm - Special Edition, now available on iTunes!

WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE SPORTS BRA?


Body Rock Sport by Kelly Dooley is currently selling this expensive sports bra, at a price of $1,850. The "chic" bra features a removable sterling silver bracelet and necklace from K&H's Trenta collection. I am not a fan of sports bras in the first place -- so I definitely wouldn't spend the money on this bra called "The Trenta Bra," but if money wasn't an issue; why not?! It is kinda cute, but seems a little unnecessary to be honest.


MAROON 5 PERFORM "MISERY" FOR VEVO SUMMER SETS.



Watch Maroon 5 perform their smash single "Misery" for VEVO Summer Sets at the Empire Hotel in New York City.

The band will be taking the stage at New York City’s Beacon Theatre for “Fuse Presents: Maroon 5 Live From the Beacon Theatre,” airing live in HD, today (July 27th), at 9pm ET on Fuse TV. Visit Maroon5.com for a complete list of tour dates.

"Misery" is available on iTunes now.

FOLLOW SUM41 DURING WARPED TOUR 2010.


Follow Sum 41 on their journey during Warped Tour 2010. The guys check in from their first day on the road with behind the scenes footage from the bus and share Stevo's favorite tour story.

Sum 41 are gearing up to release their fifth studio album early next year. Visit Sum41.com for more information.

BRET MICHAELS JOINS JIMMY BUFFETT ON STAGE.


Bret Michaels recently joined Jimmy Buffett on stage in Detroit, MI to perform the fan favorite, "Margaritaville." The two musicians share the stage and vocal responsibilities as the on looking crowd sings along. Watch the video on YouTube now!

Bret Michaels' independent album Custom Built roars onto the Billboard Top 200 charts this week at #14 and proving that an independent artist and underdog can succeed alongside industry favorites. Michael's is currently at #4 on the Rock Album chart as well as #1 for both the Independent Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart.

Visit www.bretmichaels.com for more information and pick up Custom Built on iTunes now!

FEATURED BUY OF THE DAY: BELTED RUFFLE DRESS.



The featured buy of the day is a belted ruffle dress from Wet Seal.  The denim dress which features a brown belt is perfect for any night out. It's affordable at a price of $24.50, and can be used for both nights out and daytime wear. Hope ya'll enjoy!
Own it!
Dress $24.50

KATY PERRY ANSWERS YOUTUBE QUESTIONS.


Katy Perry announced that she was becoming a YouTube moderator earlier this month and encouraged fans to submit their questions. After more than 20,000 questions being submitted and voted on, Katy sits down with Lisa Nova to answer the top questions.

If you can't get enough of Katy -- don't worry; the singer is hosting the Teen Choice Awards on August 9th.

SINGER SPOTLIGHT: SHANE HARPER.



2010 will be quite a year for 17-year-old Shane Harper! A passionate entertainer with a love of music and dance, Shane is an energetic singer-songwriter with explosive talent that has already been featured on stage, television, and film, including a role in the upcoming Rob Reiner-directed film Flipped, in theatres August 6th.

With a strong background in professional dancing as well as acting, Shane became a principal dancer at the age of 14 in the wildly popular 2007 movie, High School Musical 2, and currently has a recurring “guest star” role on the Disney original TV series, Good Luck Charlie. Now, Shane is adding musician to his resume as he records his debut EP with industry hit-maker Adam Anders, the renowned musical producer for the hit TV show, Glee.

Shane specializes in acoustic guitar and piano and writes his own music and lyrics, citing pop and R&B influences like Justin Timberlake, John Mayer and Jason Mraz. Shane’s first upbeat pop single, “Dance With Me" is currently available on iTunes (watch the video here), but fans can grab his song "Just Friends" for free at shaneharper.bandcamp.com. For additional information and updates from this multi-talented new star, visit ShaneHarperOfficial.com or find him on Facebook and Twitter.

ROBYN PREMIERES "HANG WITH ME" MUSIC VIDEO.


The video for Robyn's new single "Hang With Me" has premiered on Robyn.com. The Max Vitali directed video features behind the scenes footage from the Swedish singer on tour.

This is the lead single from Robyn’s 2nd album of a 3 part trilogy, Body Talk Pt. 2, which offers the clearest example yet of Robyn’s pop prowess; 8 songs that crystallize her preoccupation with hypnotic repetition, propulsive beats and infectious hooks, and lyrics which display the kind of unabashed emotional vulnerability that only comes with true self-confidence.

Body Talk PT 2 will be available September 7th on Cherrytree Records, and it is further proof that Robyn’s understanding and love of pop music is as intrinsic as it is accomplished.

Monday, July 26, 2010

SICK PUPPIES FLYAWAY SWEEPSTAKES!



For all you Sick Puppies fans! The band is releasing their next single "Maybe" and want YOU and a guest to be in the video! Click here to enter to win and YOU + A GUEST will be flown to Los Angeles, spend 2 nights in a hotel, and score a spot in the new video.

The contest is ongoing and ends August 12th, at 11:59 P.M. (E.T.) Good luck!!

RUNNER RUNNER'S PERFORMANCE ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE.


On Monday night, Runner Runner made their national television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live performing their first single, "So Obvious." Check out the explosive performance of the song! Also, watch Peter perform an acoustic cover of Coldplay's song, "Yellow."

Runner Runner is currently on the road this summer with Secondhand Serenade and White Tie Affair. Be sure to check out their MySpace and Facebook pages for updates on the band, and look for their self-titled album in stores and digital outlets September 28th!

JIMMY EAT WORLD ANNOUNCE HEADLINING US TOUR.


Acclaimed rock band Jimmy Eat World announce a headlining North American tour kicking off September 21st in Atlanta, GA. The band will tour in support of their forthcoming new album Invented which is slated for a September 28th on DGC/Interscope. Fellow Phoenix resident Courtney Marie Andrews, who sings backing vocals on several tracks on Invented will be joining the band on tour.

Tickets will be available pre-sale starting Thursday July 29th at 11 AM, please check www.jimmyeatworld.com for more details. On sales to the general public start this weekend.

Civil Twilight will open Atlanta and Asheville shows and We Were Promised Jetpacks will open shows from Los Angeles through Toronto.

Check out the tour dates after the jump: (more dates to be announced later including show in the band's home state of Arizona):

TAYLOR MOMSEN TALKS STYLE.



Want to know how Taylor Momsen gets her look? The Pretty Reckless front girl sat down with MTV.com to talk about her fashion philosophy and beauty routine. Check out the clips to watch Taylor talk about how she pulls her outfits together.

Visit ThePrettyReckless.com for more info including dates on Warped Tour 2010.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

JIMMY EAT WORLD RELEASES TRACK LISTING!



Jimmy Eat World has just announced the track listing for their upcoming album, Invented. The 12-track album, produced by Mark Trombino, is available for pre-order through Amazon starting today. Be sure to check out the band's official site, www.jimmyeatworld.com, for the latest news and official tour announcement coming soon. Invented hits stores and digital retailers September 28th!

Invented
1. Heart Is Hard To Find
2. My Best Theory
3. Evidence
4. Higher Devotion
5. Movielike
6. Coffee and Cigarettes
7. Stop
8. Littlething
9. Cut
10. Action Needs An Audience
11. Invented
12. Mixtape

COMPLETELY ME BY LIZ LANGE FOR HSN; LAUNCHING PETITE COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND!



Now ranging from petites to plus sizes, Completely Me is a summer wardrobe staple for every woman. From tunics and embellished tops to sundresses and skirts the collection is easy to wear whether you are going to a cocktail party, or hitting the beach on a hot summer day.


Also launching this weekend is Completely Me’s new denim collection. Available in a variety of shades and washes, the jeans offer a great fit and are the perfect wardrobe essential. The new denim jackets put the finishing touches on any of Completely Me’s affordable and chic styles.


Created by Liz Lange, the well know maternity designer, this new non-maternity ready-to-wear collection is designed to flatter all shapes and sizes of woman with prices everyone can afford with all items under $100.


Tune in to view the launch of this new collection live on Sunday, July 25th (2am- 4am and 11pm-midnight) and Monday, July 26th (8am-9am and 1pm-2pm)

KATY PERRY UNVEILS ALBUM COVER.


Yesterday, July 21st, renowned contemporary artist Will Cotton unveiled his recently completed portrait of chart-topping recording artist, Katy Perry. Katy was present for the unveiling in the artist’s Lower East Side, Manhattan studio. The painting will also be featured as the cover of Katy’s new album, Teenage Dream, scheduled for US release on August 24th.

The day I found Will Cotton, I knew I wanted to live in his cinematic cotton candy world. A fantastically art-directed music video and one piece of timeless album artwork later, I can proudly say I am more than a fan. Will has been a sweetheart every step of the way and always open to collaborative ideas. I'm so happy to have discovered his candy-land, and so excited about our creative future together” states Katy.

What do ya'll think of the cover?! I think it's adorable!

ZOO SEVEN SITS DOWN WITH FM94.9.



Zoo Seven's front man, Del Currie, recently stopped by San Diego's FM94.9 Local Show with DJ Tim Pyles to speak on the band's recently released debut album, Lifesaver. Currie also mentions his former Fono band mate, Andy Ridley, who offered some help when it came to recording drums for Lifesaver.

Zoo Seven's Lifesaver has received rave reviews from SD Dialed In: "The finished record, Lifesaver, is full of soaring melodies and hooks that are memorable and make this collection of music a well developed comprehensive package."

The album has also received 5 out of 5 stars from www.LouderThanTheMusic.com:: "We find sinuous guitar parts, hook-laden melodies, enormous drums (courtesy of Fono aficionado Andy Ridley) and, best of all, stratospheric, widescreen chorus after stratospheric, widescreen chorus. This is music to get epic to, music to soundtrack the key moments in films and TV shows, music to play during life-changing events. In short, this is serious stuff."

Stop by Zoo Seven's official website to listen to the complete interview and to download your free copy of Lifesaver for a limited time!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

REVIEW: BIKINI KITCHEN'S BOOTY BUTTER TANNING LOTION.


I was recently sent a sample size of Bikini Kitchen's Booty Butter tanning lotion, to try out -- and I am pleased to share the results with ya'll. Booty Butter is a natural lotion which not only provides great benefits, but also gives you the gorgeous tan you are looking for. However, don't mistake this for "fake tanning" as it will not stain your skin nor color you similar to an oompa loompa.

When I first received the lotion I was a little skeptical -- I am not a huge fan of tanning lotion, I never paid much attention to it (truthfully don't have a problem getting a tan in the summer), but I went ahead and tried it anyways. You must shake the bottle for about 10 - 15 seconds to mix the ingredients up. The first thing I noticed as soon as I opened the bottle was how good it smells; it has a heavenly coffee smell to it. Tanning lotions don't usually smell so nice.

Upon putting the tanning lotion on, as Bikini Kitchen recommends...I also wore sunscreen protection. Though the website claims that you will see a difference within an hour, I would say it is more realistic to point towards about 2 hours. Regardless, the product definitely worked and I was very satisfied with the results. Not to mention I smelled really good!

Overall, the tanning lotion was effective and definitely added more of a bronze color onto my tan without making me orange or uneven. This will be my turn to product for the remainder of the summer, and I encourage ya'll to try it out for yourself. The product [27 oz] costs $27.95 -- a little pricey but definitely worth it (plus it'll last -- you only need to apply a little bit!); or you can test it out [1 oz] for $6.95. 


Recipe/benefits:
  • Hawaiian Kukui Nut Oil - This potent Hawaiian “secret” bronzes all skin tones quickly. It is also excellent for the skin as it moisturizes while you tan. In fact, since it is a skin-healer, many use it for dry skin and psoriasis.
  • Kona Coffee Extract - Grown exclusively in Hawaii, Kona Coffee gives Booty Butter its yummy, mocha scent. Oh there’s more! Now hold tight for this one dear Bikini Kitchen Babes – the coffee may be really good for you! The natural acids in the coffee soften the skin and revitalize circulation. Further, studies conducted on mice have found that caffeine, when applied to the skin, fights cancer. Researchers have found that when treating mice with lotion containing caffeine, they had 50-70 percent fewer tumors.
  • Soothing, Moisture-Rich Mix - Booty Butter is super moisturizing for a long lasting tan you can bet your booty on. Our recipe blends the perfect combination of Aloe, which soothes and nourishes the skin, along with Macadamia Nut Oil and Light Mineral Oil so your booty glistens with moisture.
  • Antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E - We Bikini Kitchen Babes want to ensure you protect and nourish that sexy tan. Vitamin A helps form new blood vessels, which give the skin an attractive, rosy glow. Vitamin C fends against damage caused by the sun. Vitamin E protects the epidermis from early stages of ultraviolet light damage and reduces the severity of sunburn.
Additional perks:
  • Water resistant 
  • Bug repellent [yes!!]
  • Product has NOT been tested on animals
Click here to purchase the 8 oz bottle.
Click here to purchase the 1 oz bottle.
Recommended? Yes.

*Please note: This product was sent by Bikini Kitchen in exchange for a review; no compensation was ever received. This review states my personal opinion and results, yours may differ. Everything is said in 100% honesty.

ROME UPDATES FANS FROM THE ROAD.


Sublime with Rome's singer/guitarist, Rome, took the time to update his fans on how their summer tour is going and to show his appreciation for all of the support that he has been given.

Hello world! Rome here , I'm currently in New York on a day off (kinda). The tour has Been Nuts! Def do not want to miss any of the shows this summer! They have been the most inspirational monuments in my life . Every city we go to the love is right there welcoming the music that unites us all. We gotta handful of sick new tunes and plan to hit the studio oct to do pre production and release a single !! Thank you guys so much !! Your support is appreciated!!

- Rome

Visit www.SublimewithRome.com for a complete list of summer tour dates and stop by Facebook.com/Eventful for you chance to win one pair of tickets to any of the band's upcoming shows featuring Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads.

KATY PERRY TO UNVEIL ALBUM COVER TODAY!


Tune in to KatyPerry.com today (July 21st) at 4:30ET/1:30PT to be part of the live unveiling of her album cover! Katy will be streaming the reveal of the Teenage Dream artwork for her fans all over the world.

Teenage Dream will be available on August 24th.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

THE SPILL CANVAS TO RELEASE FORMALITIES LP JULY 27TH.



After the release of their Abnormalities and Realities EPs earlier this year, The Spill Canvas is about to treat their fans to some new music on a new full-length album Formalities, out July 27th. A digital-only release, Formalities will feature favorite tracks from both EPs, a few special acoustic versions and, of course, new material.

The full album can be purchased for a special low price of 7.99, with tracks available a la carte for fans who may already own the EPs. Additionally, a bundle with a digital download and t-shirt is available exclusively on The Spill Canvas website for only $15.99.

The Spill boys are on tour with the Goo Goo Dolls and Switchfoot until mid-August. For a full listing of upcoming stops and some additional one-off shows visit TheSpillCanvas.com, and stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.

ROBYN "DANCING ON MY OWN" PERFORMANCE ON LETTERMAN.


Robyn stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman last night to perform her single "Dancing On My Own." Watch the international pop sensation take the stage and rock some of her dance moves from the video.

Robyn's new album Body Talk PT 1 is available now via Cherrytree Records.

JIMMY EAT WORLD CONFIRMS RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM!



September 28th, 2010 has been confirmed as the release date of Jimmy Eat World's highly anticipated new album, Invented. The band reunited with Mark Trombino, the producer on the band's breakthrough album, Bleed American, and their seminal earlier albums, Static Prevails and Clarity to produce the latest album, Invented.
"We're very excited about Invented," said lead singer and guitarist Jim Adkins, "it was great reconnecting and creating an album with Mark Trombino, we can't wait for our fans to hear it." The first single off the album "My Best Theory" will hit airwaves in August.

Jimmy Eat World's Fall tour plans are being finalized now. Look for the official tour announcement and on-sale info coming soon at www.jimmyeatworld.com.

FEATURED BUY OF THE DAY: HUSH SLOPPY JOE TOP.


This is adorable! Today's featured buy is a hush sloppy joe top from Asos. The top is lovely, and perfect for staying cool at night, or wearing them with your favorite skinny jeans in the fall. The cropped sleeve top comes in either grey or blue -- your choice.  With a price tag of $50.54, it may be a little higher for the normal budget; but it's definitely worth splurging on.
Own it!
Sweat Top $50.54

NEW ALBUM FROM SHERYL CROW RELEASED TODAY.


Sheryl Crow has released her latest album, 100 Miles From Memphis, today on A&M Records. The album is available for purchase in record stores, online digital outlets and your neighborhood Starbucks.

Tonight Sheryl will be on an exclusive Live on Letterman webcast concert beginning at 8pm EST - watch at CBS.com/late_night/late_show. Crow will also be performing “Summer Day” on the Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 11:35pm EST). On Thursday the 22nd she visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC, 12:35am EST) to premiere a new song from the album and Friday morning she’ll bring her soul stylings to Central Park as she performs on Good Morning America (ABC, 7am EST) as part of their summer concert series.

 Visit SherylCrow.com for all her upcoming tour dates and ticket information.

100 Miles From Memphis Track Listing
1. "Our Love Is Fading"
2. "Eye to Eye" (featuring Keith Richards)
3. "Sign Your Name" (featuring Justin Timberlake)
4. "Summer Day"
5. "Long Road Home"
6. "Say What You Want"
7. "Peaceful Feeling"
8. "Stop"
9. "Sideways" (featuring Citizen Cope)
10. "100 Miles from Memphis"
11. "Roses and Moonlight"
12. "I Want You Back"

RUNNER RUNNER TO PERFORM ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE TONIGHT!



Runner Runner will be performing live on Jimmy Kimmel this Tuesday, July 20th at 12:05 am EST. Tune in and see the guys rock their first single "So Obvious," off their upcoming debut album. Check out the band's official video for "So Obvious."

The guys are currently on tour with White Tie Affair and Secondhand Serenade. Check out their MySpace page to see when they will be in a town near you, and look out for their new album in stores and online September 28th!

THE MAKING OF ONEREPUBLIC'S SECRETS VIDEO.



Go behind the scenes at the shoot for OneRepublic's "Secrets" video. Director Christopher Sims (Stone Temple Pilots, Daughtry, Tamar Kaprelian) talks about the video concept with front man Ryan Tedder and lead actress Nora Tschirner.

"Secrets" appears on OneRepublic's sophomore album, Waking Up, available now.

THE DIRTY HEADS MAKE BILLBOARD HISTORY -- AGAIN!



The Dirty Heads are not only the first independent label artists to have a #1 song at alternative radio for 11 weeks in a row but the laid back group out of Orange County is also the first independent label artists to go #1 on Billboard's all format rock songs chart in history! The song that has taken the group to new limits is "Lay Me Down" featuring Rome of Sublime with Rome on Executive Music Group.

Find out where you can catch The Dirty Heads on tour this summer with Sublime with Rome and Matisyahu below.

Monday, July 19, 2010

THE MAINE "INSIDE OF YOU" OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO.



The Maine have just premiered the video for their single "Inside of You" on MTV.com. Watch the band leave their black and white world behind to enter the crazy, colorful imagination of a young boy via his kaleidoscope.

"Inside of You" appears on The Maine's new album, Black & White, available on iTunes now.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

AUSTRALIAN SENSATIONS THE MCCLYMONTS.



A band that needs no introduction in their native Australia, the McClymonts - sisters Brooke, Sam, and Mollie - are ready to take the US by storm. The winners of Best Group three years in a row at the Australian Country Music Association Awards, the McClymonts' debut album Chaos and Bright Lights is already certified gold in Australia and will hit American shelves on August 17th.

The sisters grew up making the rounds of Australia's country music scene, finally getting their big break just a few years ago when they were signed by Universal Music Australia, and more recently by Executive Music Group in the US. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, the McClymonts worked on Chaos and Bright Lights with some of Music City's finest musicians and hit record producer Adam Anders (Glee, Backstreet Boys, Shania Twain, Nick Jonas). The album features the single "Save Yourself" - an incredibly catchy pop-country track destined to become a smash hit. Check out a recent acoustic performance of "Save Yourself" here in preparation for the official music video, set to premiere in the next few weeks.

"Save Yourself" is available now for download on iTunes. For all the latest information and updates, visit TheMcClymonts.net or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

FLIP & TUMBLE: RE-USABLE STYLISH SHOPPING BAGS!


Love it! For all the grocery shoppers -- or just shoppers in general who want to go green; you can start by purchasing re-usable bags from Flip & Tumble. The bags feature a durable design, and come in plain colors or in cute prints. Not to mention they are extremely affordable.



Flip & Tumble even offers produce bags which are perfect and again re-usable! The best part is each bag rolls up into a ball which easily fits into your purse, and doesn't damage the bag one bit.


BAND SPOTLIGHT: NO JUSTICE. + LISTEN TO THEIR SINGLE "2ND AVENUE" HERE.


After dominating the Texas and Oklahoma music scenes - from live shows to radio hits - No Justice is proud to release 2nd Avenue, their Carved Records debut. A well-balanced compound of roots and rock, No Justice is ready to take the rest of the country by storm. "We aren’t interested in cookie-cutter bands at this label," explains Carved CEO Tim Porter. '"We want artists that know how to put on a live show, write great songs and aren’t afraid to work. No Justice has all three in spades.”


Recorded in Nashville and produced by Dexter Green (Collective Soul), 2nd Avenue has a soulful sound that will appeal to music fans of all genres. "No Justice is a diverse band that's been inspired by a lot of different artists, and because of that we appeal to just about anybody...from cowboys to punk rock chicks," says singer Steve Rice. "I write about my relationships and what I know." The anthemic title track and single "2nd Avenue" is a perfect example of the band's songwriting talent, blending heartfelt lyrics and melody with crunching guitars and pounding drums. Listen below!

No Justice is currently on tour throughout Texas and the Midwest. For a full list of tour dates and for more information about the band, visit NoJustice.com or find them on Facebook. 2nd Avenue is available now in stores and online (iTunes / Amazon).

FEATURED BUY OF THE DAY: AE STUDDED DRESS.


Today's featured buy of the day is an irresistible studded dress from American Eagle.  The v-neck lined dress features a flattering empire waist, with stud details at the chest area. With a price tag of $39 this dress is affordable and well worth the money.
Own it!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

GET TO KNOW SUBLIME WITH ROME.


Sublime with Rome gives their fans a chance to know a little more about them, at a recent tour stop in Santa Barabara, CA. In the interview which you can view as the video above, the band spoke about their favorite Sublime tracks to play live and they discuss how Rome and the band came together as one.

Visit www.SublimewithRome.com for a complete list of summer tour dates and stop by Facebook.com/Eventful for you chance to win one pair of tickets to any of the band's upcoming shows featuring Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads.

SPACEHOG PREVIEW NEW MUSIC, ANNOUNCE KEY CLUB SHOW.


Glam-rock quartet Spacehog has announced they have hit the studio to record a new album, their first since 2001. While much of the details concerning the new record are still under wraps, the band has just released a snippet of a newly recorded track entitled "Sunset Blvd."





Spacehog will bring new material, including "Sunset Blvd" and their #1 rock hit "In The Meantime," to the Sunset strip July 20th for a special show at the Key Club, in Los Angeles.

For more information on Spacehog, including tour dates, new music and news please visit www.Spacehog.com.

VANESSA HUDGEN'S "SUCKER PUNCH" PREVIEW.




Check out a preview of actress Vanessa Hudgen's in her latest film "Sucker Punch." The movie, about a group of institutionalized young girls who retreat into a fantasy world is set to be out next Summer 2011.

Vanessa has said that her part in the film is as a lady who doesn't "wear much clothes," so obviously the actress is trying to set her image up. Not sure if this movie will be worth seeing though!

ZACPOOR PREMIERES "SHE'LL BE BREAKING HEARTS" MUSIC VIDEO.


Singer/songwriter ZacPoor has released the official music video for his single "She'll Be Breaking Hearts." The video was created by Zac, his brother and a few friends, the video pays homage to film noir and is definitely worth a watch.

ZacPoor's debut EP "Let's Just Call It Heartbreak" was produced by Adam Anders, music producer for Glee, and will be released on August 24th. Until then, visit ZacPoor.com for a free download of "She'll Be Breaking Hearts" and all the latest information about this multi-talented new artist.

MAXI DRESSES FOR FASHIONISTAS ON A BUDGET.

Floral Maxi $24.99
Maxi dresses are a hot trend this Summer 2010, celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Whitney Port, Jennie Garth and more have been seen rocking the dresses. Let's face it though; not all of us (including me!) can afford the budget of a celebrity.  No worries though, Sears offers similar-style dresses at affordable prices. 

Blue Maxi $18.74
Purple Maxi $24.00
p.s Don't miss out on Sear's family & friends sale -- starting tonight! Check out the details below:



RUNNER RUNNER LAST.FM SUMMER SESSION.



Runner Runner recently made a stop at Last.fm studios to talk about their single, "So Obvious." Watch the clip to see the band explain what "So Obvious" is about and see acoustic performance of the single.

The band starts their US Tour with Secondhand Serenade today, July 17th, in Lehi, UT through September 4th. Also happening today -- UStream.tv will be streaming the band's first live peformance, so tune into Runner Runner's Facebook at 6:00 pm PST.

Look out for the band's anticipated debut album in stores September 28th!

VICTORIA'S SECRET PINK JULY OFFERS.


The month of July is a great way to save at Victoria's Secret PINK nation. You can check out the great savings below, and if you aren't already join at www.vspink.com/pinknation.


NEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES CLIP FROM SHERYL CROW.



Check out a behind the scenes clip from Sheryl Crow, in celebration of her new album 100 Miles From Memphis which hits stores July 20th. The first clip above, is just the first one -- you can expect to see more.

For now you can pre-order Sheryl's new album on iTunes, and keep up with her album news and tour dates on SherylCrow.com.

FALL 2010 DENIM MUST-HAVES.


Though it seems as if Summer just started, fall isn't too far away. Now is the perfect time to gather up the hottest fall fashions for your closet. Express, which is celebrating 30 years this fall, offers the seasons hottest denim trends at affordable prices. The selection will vary from: Barely Boot Cut, the updated Boot Cut and the Skinny, while also introducing this season’s latest must-haves: The brand-new Ultra Skinny, the Jean legging and the Skinny Slouch.

For the months of July and August, all denim will be buy one, get one half-off, with styles ranging from range from $60 to $108.

While you're purchasing your new jeans for the fall, keep these denim wear and care tips from Fran Horowitz and David Kornberg, EVPs of Women’ and Men’s Merchandise and Design, in mind:

THE HOT WASH: For the first wash, wash new jeans in hot water and partially dry them. While still damp, put the jeans on and walk around with them so they start to conform to your body.

JUST BEAT IT: For hard or still denim, after washing in hot water, but them in the dryer with two or three clean tennis balls. The tennis balls will create a soft agitation that will loosen up the material so the jeans will fit better.

LESS IS MORE: Purchase jeans that are a bit too snug at the waist, as they will stretch and break in to fit your specific body after wear. Also, the more you wear jeans between washes, the better they will fit.

COLD PLAY: Washing jeans inside-out in cold water helps to maintain color, prevents friction and keeps them looking newer longer.

DO OR DYE: New jeans usually carry excess dye, so wash them separately the first few times to avoid bleeding onto other garments.

ON THE SET OF MAROON 5'S "MISERY" MUSIC VIDEO.


Get a behind-the-scenes look at Maroon 5 on the set of their official music video for "Misery". In the video you can check out the members of the band opening up to CNN about what is entailed in the video, as well as influences on their album.

The band's single "Misery" is available to purchase on iTunes, meanwhile their album Hands All Over hits stores September 21st.  Check out Maroon5.com for official tour dates, and to keep up with the band.

PIPERLIME PARTNERS WITH PROJECT RUNWAY.



Piperlime, the online shop known for the freshest styles in shoes, apparel, handbags and jewelry, is the newest retail sponsor of Lifetime’s Project Runway for season 8. The series is hosted by Heidi Klum and features 17 aspiring fashion designers competing to debut their collections during New York’s fashion week and win the chance to launch their own line.

“Project Runway captures the heart of fashion lovers everywhere. We cheer on the contestants, watch the celebrity judges and are inspired by the styles,” said Jennifer Gosselin, General Manager of Piperlime. “Piperlime is excited to be part of this celebration of creativity.”

As part of the collaboration, Piperlime has redesigned the series’ “Accessories Wall” by painting it their signature green and loading it with fashionable accessories for the designers to choose from to complete each challenge. They will also feature a shopable version of the “Piperlime Accessories Wall” on piperlime.com, giving customers a chance to buy the items featured on the show.

“We love shoes. We adore accessories. So it is especially meaningful that this partnership showcases that part of our brand’s heritage,” Gosselin continued. Each week, Piperlime will also have exclusive video content from Project Runway, offering behind-the-scenes insight from each week’s challenge winner. The season’s winning designer will have a chance to design and sell an exclusive collection on piperlime.com.

“Piperlime always manages to find the best styles from the best brands. We’ve been in love with the site since it launched so the partnership with Project Runway was a natural fit,” said Lance Still, EVP of Promotions and Integrated Marketing for The Weinstein Company. “We are thrilled that Piperlime accepted the invitation to join us for season 8.”