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    June 13th, 2012Tara PConcert, Pop Music, Rock

    Last night I unleashed my inner hippie and let loose at the Grouplove show.

    I’m a terrible person and missed the openers, Reptar, who TheJillboard.com has previously interviewed, but I’m sure they kicked the party off right, because Grouplove celebrated hard. You may think you don’t know these 5 hippie rockers, but you do. Remember that ‘Tongue Tied’ song from that iPod commercial last year? Well this is them. Read the rest of this entry »

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    May 7th, 2012uknowitsdrewConcert, Reviews

    Soooooooo Timeflies and The Jane Doze took the stage on May 3rd at Irving Plaza, and I’m kind of speechless.  Yeah.

    That was the understatement of the week.  Holy Taquito, The Jane Doze and Timeflies took destroyed New York City, and that is a positive statement.  Many people didn’t even know The Jane Doze were performing, and I saw some confused faces.  ”Wait, I thought the Timeflies were boys?” FYI, they are.  Then, the sexiest female DJs of the year put their cookies on the table and Read the rest of this entry »

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    April 27th, 2012Tara PConcert, Dance, Electronic, Pop Music, Reviews, Rock

    I have just returned home to my peaceful Astoria apartment. I know everything should sound quiet right now, as the roomies are all passed out, but my ears are ringing ever so loudly in the best way, and I’m in a post-traumatic-show state of mind, buzzed with energy.

    Saw Miike Snow at Terminal 5, and oh my gee did they put on a SHOW. Penguin Prison opened for them, and before you judge a band by their name, give these guys a chance. I really enjoyed their 80′s electro-pop style. The song that won me over was “Don’t F*ck with my Money.”

    But I was really only there for Miike Snow, indie/dance/pop/rock band, led by singer Andrew Wyatt. They kicked off the night with “Enter the Jokers Liar, emerging from a cloud of smoke on stage, and then “The Wave.” Both are off their newest album, Happy to You, which is probably my favorite album so far this year.

    What I loved most about their performance was how powerful and hypnotizing they were live. A perfect blend of energy-infused tunes like “Paddling Out” mixed with beautiful harmonic jams like “God Help This Divorce.” The show as a whole was a nonstop stream of ambient sounds, as each song seamlessly bled into the next. It was a volcanic explosion of beats that took over my entire bod. One moment I was jumping out of my shoes, hands up high, and the next I felt like I was being transported to some kind of euphoric dreamland. “Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)” was out of control, and witnessing “Sylvia” live nearly brought tears to my eyes.

    My favorite part of concerts is (obviously) the encore. The boys came back hard with “San Soleil,” which straight up melted my heart. Last but not least, they rocked out with their most popular hit, “Animal.” Talk about leaving a good taste in your mouth. They didn’t just go out with a bang, they went out with a BOMB.

    There’s really no feeling quite like seeing one of your favorite bands perform live. But when they blow your mind and rise above your expectations, it’s sheer bliss. What makes concert-going so glamorous for me is totally losing yourself in the moment during the height of a song. Becoming one with the crowd. Escaping. You feel like you’re on a drug. But you’re not… You don’t think.

    I walked away from Miike Snow’s show tonight feeling ass over face in love, even more so than I had been only hours ago.

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    April 24th, 2012Tara PConcert, Dance, Party, Pop Music

    What the what!? Just when I thought my head couldn’t handle anymore remixes, out comes this explosive JAM: “Devil’s Work” (Dirty South remix) from Miike Snow’s new album, ‘Happy to You.’ This song honestly makes me want to girate my body in a dancey sweaty nightclub til 4am… In the nicest way possible.

    Miike Snow, the Swedish electric pop band from Sweden is hitting up NYC hard this week, with three shows in a row at Terminal 5- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    I saw these dudes at Bonnaroo in 2010, and it was love at first listen. Yours truly will be at Wednesday’s show, and reporting back with all the dirty deets. I may or may not be floating in musical heaven all night… And I think you should be too. If you haven’t bought your tickets off craigslist yet, what are you waiting for?

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    March 30th, 2012uknowitsdrewConcert, Pop Music, Reviews

    Let’s hope this post makes sense because I left my mind at Gramercy Theatre.  Hopefully, it’s still intact, because Dev blew my mind to bits.  BITS.  Nina Sky started off and they were HOT.  “Move Ya Body” and “Turnin’ Me On” were obviously the crowd’s favorites, but they also teased us with some songs off their album, set to be released later this year, called Nicole & Natalie. I honestly can’t wait to listen to their reggae beats some more.

    Then, Wynter Gordon took the stage and I couldn’t handle it anymore.  She was phenomenal!  She could’ve performed her same few songs over and over all night and I would not have gotten sick of them.  Why she hasn’t been recognized more than Rihanna in terms of sexiness, I don’t know, but “Dirty Talk” just makes dancing in the hot, sweaty crowd with beautiful people even better.

    Outasight brought his goods, and once he started to rap, his swag never left.  Yes, I did use the word “swag” in a sentence. YOLO.  His song, “Tonight is the Night”, is so full of life and energy that there should be a rule: if you go out and party without listening to the song beforehand, then you’re automatically down 5 points.  5 points in what?  I don’t know.  You’re just losing.

    Dev brought the show to a whole new level like I can’t even explain.  We were there for Dev, and everyone on the floor (yes, there were some people who chose to sit in the seats rather than party while standing) was freaking out.  What made the night better was that she released her new album two days ago, and we were the first people to hear her songs live.  I bought her new album, The Night the Sun Came Up, at midnight and couldn’t wait to hear every single song.  It got so insane, I dreamt about the concert for two nights.  “Lightspeed” needs to be her next single, because it’s as good, if not better, as “In the Dark”.  Basically, Dev is a cloud and she rained her electronic… rain on us.  That joke went down the sunpump.  In all honesty though, the concert was so fantastic that I can’t describe it with words or photos.  If you weren’t able to make it, be sure to buy Dev’s new album and blast it because every beat sounds like a bomb, just the way I like it.

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