NEW Michael Jackson Album: “Xscape”

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Michael Jackson. The King of Pop. The man who invented the moonwalk.

michael-jackson-moonwalk-1983-oHe’s back in the spotlight today with the official announcement from Epic Records and Michael’s estate that a new album of unreleased tracks will be released in May!!!

Can you even stand it?!  I’m so excited right now that I could do this…

michaelI really can’t do that exactly like MJ…but I’m still excited!!! 😀

This isn’t the first album to be released since that somber day of June 25th that Michael left us nearly 5 years ago this summer! 😦 Oh no! This will be the second project of unreleased tracks released from the King of Pop!!!

The first Michael Jackson project of unreleased tracks called: Michael  was officially released by his estate on December 14, 2010, only a mere year & 1/2 after his tragic death.

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I have that album in the best version of all-time: iTunes LP and it is amazing!!! My special edition LP is a digital player that includes a full-screen view where I can view lyrics, song credits, and special pictures 😀

The album has great collaborations with Akon50 Cent, & even Lenny Kravitz!

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Akon, 50 Cent (pronounced ‘fiddy’), & Lenny Kravitz

Here is my favorite song from that collection:

I love the beginning where Michael is describing how he wants the song to sound! 😀 It’s such an intimate look into the mind of my favorite musical genius!!!

As far as Michael’s soon to be released album “Xscape” goes…it will be an 8-song collection of previously unreleased tracks.

michael-jackson-xscape-cover-650-430The official release date for this baby is going to be: May 13th

L.A. Reid, the executive producer of the project, took the lead in scowering for Michael Jackson recordings in which his vocals were completed. From there, he went on to “contemporizing” each by bringing in incredible producer (my personal favorite) Timbaland.

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Timbo also enlisted the help of his talented friends & producers Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon.

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L.A. Reid  released this official statement: “Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with. We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world.”

Well I’m extremely excited to hear it!!!

By this rare photo of Rodney Jerkins & MJ, we know that he was lucky enough to work with Michael Jackson  himself!!!

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The title track “Xscape” was written, produced, and originally recorded in the studio by Michael and Rodney! 😀

Epic Records is set to release a deluxe edition of the album Xscape  which includes all the recordings in their original form! You’ve got purchaser #1 right here guys! HAHA 🙂

Both versions will be available on tomorrow, Tuesday, April 1st, for pre-order on iTunes! And I’ll have you know that a global campaign will ensue shortly for this album!

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More information for Michael super fans is said to be released soon included the coveted track listing!!! 😀

Here is the leaked demo of the album’s title track, Xscape:

GOSH! HAHA I absolutely love it! 😀

The song just got taken down 😦 So I hope you heard it!!!

Michael was a tortured soul, yet one of the most beautiful human beings this world has ever seen, and certainly one of the most talented!

michael-smiles-captain-eo-gifIf you don’t know what I mean, watch his movie This Is It!  😀

I hope that many people will purchase his album Xscape  in May! I can’t wait to hear the other tracks and I’m excited for the vision of L.A. Reid and Timbaland come to life!

Demi Lovato Neon Lights Tour review

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Last night I had the sheer pleasure of going to my nearby hockey arena in Nashville known as Bridgestone Arena  to see Demi Lovato  with my parents who were here on vacation! 😀

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I’ve been a Demi Lovato fan my whole life since I first saw her opposite Joe Jonas in Camp Rock, a cheesy Disney Channel Original movie. I love cheesy movies so I’m not at all hating on Camp Rock.

camp-rock-wallpaper-camp-rock-2-6896138-1024-768I’ve seen Demi open for the Jonas Brothers, I met her that night after the show, and saw her 2 other times in concert during her double headlining tour with David Archuleta and her appearance on a Jingle Ball Christmas concert sponsored by my then local radio station in the Tampa Bay area, 933FLZ.

Demi has always struck me as an amazing singer as well as a female artist with an incredible message to share! 😀

Last night on her stop in Nashville, there were no disappointments and my image of Demi has possibly even been upped a few notches!

This was a Simon Cowell  showdown y’all! Let me tell you why…

simonAll seven of his girls were on this tour! The 5 girls of girl group Fifth Harmony, pop diva in training Cher Lloyd, and of course his fellow X Factor judge Demi Lovato.

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Fifth Harmony  opened the show and I thought it was pretty neat that they were all in designer boxes and the front of them blew off as a special effect. It was kind of reminiscent to 5 Barbie dolls in boxes…so if they were going for that look: I got the message loud and clear!

DSC08710They were all very kind to the audience and spoke to us a lot. My only real complaint I will insert here is that their dancing was a little too “adult” for me. It just didn’t seem to be sending such a great message to the youngest of young girls in the audience. I will say that they were all great singers though and they did a great job.

Next up was Cher Lloyd, one of my favorite up-and-comers to the pop music scene over the past couple of years, and I was so excited to see her since I never had before!

I really had no freaking idea that Cher Lloyd was going to blow my socks off! She was absolutely exquisite and her band was so rock and roll! I couldn’t believe how full of a band she had as a pop solo artist, but it made the music equally as rocking as her vocals!

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Cher WOWED the crowd with her “very first love song”, the new radio hit Sirens and I even made this little Instagram video…and if you listen carefully you can hear me singing really loud! http://instagram.com/p/mJg-WISZMb/

And before I forget there was this guy between every act doing magic tricks with members of the audience! His name is Collins Key and he was doing tricks that made no sense! HAHA I wanted to be able to guess how he did it, but there just was NOOO WAYYYY! (His tagline) He is from America’s Got Talent come to find out from a friend of mine…just another TV show that Music Row Girl has no time to watch! 😦

collinsCollins was there to warm up the crowd and he did a great job of it!

Next up was the one and only, Miss Demi Lovato!!!

DSC08855The first thing that caught my eye about Demi’s tour was her stage! Talk about a thing of sheer beauty!!!

Demi came out of a square shaped riser in the center of the cat walk, there were circles of different heights for the band members to be displayed on, there were many lights, and there was a wonderful, oval-shaped screen in the center.

DSC08877Here is the setlist according to http://www.setlist.fm/:

Screen Shot 2014-03-30 at 6.41.58 PMI will go ahead and vouch to say that setlist is 100% accurate! 😀

The neat part that I saw in the beginning of Demi’s show is that every song flowed right into the next seamlessly without any hiccups! Cher Lloyd came out to do her famous rap on Really Don’t Care which was fabulous and my fellow Demi Lovato superfan, Brianna, who sat next to me at the show said that she really hoped that Cher would do the song with her so we screamed when it really happened! HAHAHAHA 😀

DSC08892So the first 5 songs were seamless and very upbeat! The show had such an incredible momentum unlike any show I’ve ever seen before!

Then there was a wonderful acoustic version of every Lovatic’s favorite Lovato ballad entitled: Catch Me, and the coolest ever version of an old throwback Demi song called Here We Go Again.

Right before Catch Me, Demi gave us this amazing quote:

I had to tweet it because it shows how much people are respecting Nashville!

Then Demi did a riveting performance of her ballad Nightingale and I truly forgot how amazing her song Two Pieces was, but during her performance I remembered just how well written that song really is! 😀

Then Demi sat at the piano and things got real. She said to the crowd that she wanted to take the time to tell us what she stands for.

She told us that she has been through a lot in the past couple of years. “Most people get tired of hearing me tell my story, but I figure if I tell it again…at least one person will hear it for the first time, and they may be inspired to give recovery a chance.”

Demi went on to say that she used to be very depressed and troubled…”I’m pretty f***ing happy now.” She said she was sorry for cursing and that her mom was in the audience and hates to hear her curse. Demi has openly stated her love for cussing like a sailor and it’s so widespread in the music industry so I don’t mind it.

She said the following and I quote: “If you open your mind to the possibility of surrendering to happiness and health, you won’t believe how beautiful your life can be.”

If this little pep talk from a former self-harmer, substance abuser, and altogether pain stuffer wasn’t enough to inspire everyone in the audience…I really don’t know what is!

Demi makes recovery not only her path in life, but her message for everyone she meets! She’s truly an inspiration!

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I decided to stand during the encore when Demi broke into Skyscraper  because I thought that she stands for so much, and I want to take a stand for her and her ongoing recovery.

I’m so grateful to have seen Demi again and I look forward to more years of music and inspiration! 😀

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Avicii replaced by Deadmau5 at Ultra

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A couple days ago before Ultra Music Festival  started, our beloved DJ: Avicii  was hospitalized yet released quickly. His press statement was not revealing at all saying “he’s fine” and it was mystery as to why he was put in the hospital in the first place! 😦

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Yesterday afternoon it just so happened that Avicii  finally gave us a press statement saying: “Avicii  has been diagnosed as having a blocked gall bladder and is currently being evaluated for a potential surgery to remove his gall bladder. He has had to cancel all his commitments for the week, including a highly anticipated performance last night at the Ushuaia Pop Up at the Avicii Hotel at SLS and his headline performance tomorrow at the ULTRA Music Festival.”

avicii-2Feel better soon Avicii  and I’m sad we won’t be hearing you at Ultra this year 😦

To replace Avicii  is Canadian DJ Deadmau5  to close out the show tonight at Ultra

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The main stage lineup at Ultra also includes Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Krewella, and Nicky Romero!

I’m excited for Ultra  to hear new song Legacy  with Krewella & Nicky Romero:

Here’s the official tweet from Deadmau5:

 

It’s really unfortunate to see Avicii  not able to perform in Miami for the throngs of EDM fans from all over the world, but I at least hope that Deadmau5  will hold a tribute and sample Levels  for the crowd:

And by the way…I was absolutely mesmerized by Tïesto last night! 😀

He closed out the first night of Ultra  with a world premiere song and an hour & 1/2 set! He did his incredible version of John Legend’s  All Of Me  and had the crowd roaring! He was just stellar as can be and I recommend trying to see that performance again when it’s posted on YouTube  after the festival 🙂

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Tin Pan South rocking through Nashville!

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Last night was a truly magical “Nashville cool” night at my first show of Tin Pan South 2014.

Tin Pan South is a 5 day, Songwriters Festival, from Tuesday through Saturday, located in Music City AKA Nashville at all the great venues.

Tin Pan is sponsored my NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) where the theme is “It all begins with a song”

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I’ve been to a couple shows over the past 2 years that I’ve been in Nashville and they are just incredible!!! Every single songwriter in this town is talented, whether you know them by name or not!! March always seems to sneak up on me and my parents couldn’t have picked a better weekend for a visit!

Here is the official logo for this year’s Festival:

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Guitars, banjos, violins and pianos…their graphic designer went all out this year! 😀

I told my parents as they were planning on going to Tin Pan shows with me that we have the opportunity to see Kara Dioguardi while they are in town!!!

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Well my mom just about did a backflip when I told her because we both share a common bond for loving to watch Kara sing the songs she has written for other artists on YouTube!!!

My parents definitely agreed that we could not in a million years miss that show!!!

So my parents and I headed out last night to 3rd & Lindsley for the show. I suggested that we should get there at least an hour early and we made it just on time for 5 o’clock 😀

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They let us in about 20 minutes later which was so great and we found seats at a table quite close to the stage! I had never visited 3rd & Lindsley before, but it was nice as can be inside and had a great vibe!!!

So my parents and I are sitting there getting to know the songwriters / Tin Pan South fans at our table, when all of a sudden…Kara Dioguardi  walked right behind us!!! My mom was sitting next to me and she turned around to talk to Kara!!

My mom said “Hey!! Kara! Everybody at this table has a picture with you but me!” Then Kara laughed and my mom went on…”My daughter and I love you so much! You have NO idea how many times we have watched “Lost”, the song you wrote for Faith Hill!”

Kara said, “Oh, on YouTube?” and my mom said, “YES!…..Kara! If you sing Lost I will crawl in a hole a die tonight” HAHAHAHAHAHA I said “It’s one of the most passionate performances we’ve ever seen!”

Meanwhile Kara said “Oh you’re so sweet” to my mom and I so many times I lost track! 😀

She was flattered by our praises and then my mom who is incredibly bold whenever she meets celebrities (She once told Fergie “I love your nails” while she held her hand and touched every nail) told Kara: “Put your head right here between me and Stella and we’ll get a picture!” HAHAHAHA

My dad: “Are you telling her what to do?” (At this point Kara is bent down with her head next to my mom’s, grinning from ear to ear) & my: “Yes I am! She loves us!”

Here’s the evidence:

I actually met Kara this same time last year at a Tin Pan South show at The Listening Room Cafe, yet when given the chance to meet Kara…you can’t say no! She’s so nice and so talented! 🙂

883597_525408860830837_1162969184_oLast night was already off to an insanely good start with a meet and greet with one of the most talented songwriters at Tin Pan, and then once the show started it got even better!

But before I get to the show…watch Kara singing Lost:

As for the show last night…

The setup for Tin Pan South shows are “songwriter rounds” meaning that the songwriters typically sit on stools at the edge of the stage with their guitars, or at a bench with their keyboard, and go down the line and do 1 song each until we get to about an hour and a half of incredible songs and performances! 😀

The early show at 3rd & Lindsley @ 6 pm featured 4 songwriters: James Slater, Jeff Cohen, JT Harding, and Kara Dioguardi and the show boasted the quirky title Beauty & The Beasts

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Instead of running everyone through a play-by-play, I’ll just tell you what songs we were lucky to hear last night…

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1. Mexicoma cut by Tim McGraw

2. High Cost of Living cut by Jamey Johnson

3. Open Season on my Heart cut by Tim McGraw

4. In My Daughters Eyes cut by Martina McBride

5. Lookin’ for That Girl cut by none other than Tim McGraw

 

Jeff Cohen

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1. Crazy for This Girl, cut by Evan and Jaron

2. Postcard From Paris cut by The Band Perry

3. Giddy on Up cut by Laura Bell Bundy

4. In Her Eyes cut by Josh Groban

5. Nice Talking to Me cut by Spin Doctors

 

JT Harding

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1. Somewhere With You cut by Kenny Chesney

2. Alone With You cut by Jake Owen

3. Nobody’s Sad on a Saturday Night cut by Uncle Kracker

4. Smile cut by Uncle Kracker

5. Somewhere in My Car by Keith Urban

 

Kara Dioguardi

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1. Pieces of Me cut by Ashlee Simpson

2. Walk Away cut by Kelly Clarkson

3. Sober cut by P!nk

4. Mama’s Song cut by Carrie Underwood

5. Undo It cut by Kara Dioguardi

 

Some incredible songs, huh?!

I forgot my camera last night unfortunately 😦 but here’s an iPhone photo from my mom’s phone last night 😀

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The show was wonderful and so entertaining!!! I hope everyone can make it out to a Tin Pan South show this weekend! If you can’t, I recommend you travel to Nashville for Spring Break next year!!!!!

Discover: Sarah Davidson + EP Review

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So as you may know, if you’ve been keeping tabs on Music Row Girl,  I just started doing a post 1 day a week, no specific day, for the past 2 weeks in which I tell you about a new artist that I’ve discovered and can’t ignore!

This week’s feature is: Sarah Davidson

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Sarah is a fresh face to the country music scene right here in good ol’ Nashville!!!

In a recent interview with Billboard, Sarah describes her southern roots: “I’m from South Georgia, and grew up singing and writing. I wrote my first song when I was eleven. I moved to Nashville to study music business at Belmont. I fell in love with this town, got my first internship on the row, then got my first publishing deal. I was trying to make it as an artist.”

My mouth is agape at this point because I didn’t know she went to Belmont!

That’s where Music Row Girl  is currently finishing up her degree in Music Business in order to graduate in May!!!

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 6.20.36 AMWe both went (one is still going) to that beautiful garden of a school in Nashville!!!

I’m really not sure what I’m more excited about, Belmont University’s Music Business program being thrown around in Billboard or the fact that Sarah moved to Nashville to attend the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business!  I’m going to have to say I’m equally excited over both!!! 😀

Shameless plug to my soon to be alma mater:  http://www.belmont.edu/cemb/

Before I go any further, let me just mention that Sarah is 1/6 of the wives that have been cast in a new series that’s only 5 episodes in on TNT called: Private Lives of Nashville Wives

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It’s not a Bravo version of The Real Housewives so less shade & fights happen 😉

I have admitted to you now on numerous occasions that I barely watch any TV at all, yet I did watch the first episode when in premiered around a month ago on February 24th! 

I know! Shocking right?! Music Row Girl watched a TV show?! Oh stop! HAHAHAHA 😀

Well on the first episode is where I discovered America’s new favorite country sweetheart because she was premiering her music by being filmed in songwriting sessions and even at an outdoor performance in Nashville as part of CMA Fest!

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Let me just mention that Sarah owes her last name to country superstar songwriter Dallas Davidson, who wrote Honky Tonk Badonkadonk among other top hits in country music, yet they have very-recently parted ways and are heading for divorce.

Sarah is remaining so positive since the news fell on the 18th of this month, even though the split is so fresh! You’ve got to hand it to her for that!!! 😀

The day I tweeted her was the same day as the public divorce announcement, and I hadn’t known that at the time…well she responded!

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 7.35.34 AMI’m still waiting on a tour and a Nashville concert answer but hey! A tweet 😀

So without further ado, I want to give you Music Row Girl’s  first ever album review:

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1. Drink You Up: I’m absolutely loving this first song in the collection! It’s a wonderful song that talks about longing to be with someone and experience them to the fullest. It’s a quintessential, longing love song done in a very modern, country way! The melody is so great and memorable! This song is a jam you would listen to with your girls in your car and sing at the top of your lungs!!! 🙂

Take a listen:

2. Ride Around: You know that on a country record today, I better hear a song about a car! HAHA Well this is Sarah’s car song…and I love it!!! What’s better than riding around in a car with no destination in mind…just wanting to be with your beau, roll the windows down, put your feet on the dash, and try not to get in trouble?! She nails it with this song too and the instrumentation is beautiful!

Take a listen:

3. Get Out: This song is describing how badly you want your ex to get out of your life, but their memory is too strong to Get Out. This is great songwriting right here straight out of music city. She is describing how bad she wants him to get out…and then the punch line: but your memory just won’t Get Out!!  Another stellar song in my opinion!

4. No Sad Songs: This is an awesome anthem for a girl who wants to go out on the town and forget about her ex. “I ain’t got time for no sad songsKeep it all about my girls going out tonight“…”Faster the beat, faster I’m movin’ on.”  What awesome lyrics paired with an incredibly fun banjo-picking melody and a great message! Move on and go out with your girls and live it up! Okay, Sarah! We’ll do that! 😀

5. Run Wild: This song is so much fun lyrically and musically. I really like how fun it is! She talks about wanting to run free and be wild while she’s young. “Might find me a country band, throw up my hands, and Shake it! Shake it!”  She’s funny on this song and really endearing. Very great song about youth, rebellion, and country crazy! Every country album needs a song like this…And I love, love, love the A Cappella ending!

The bonus track AKA the theme song from Private Lives of Nashville Wives, is only available with Sarah’s physical album at Wal-Mart, which is so smart because now I’m going to go buy one! HAHA 😀

That song is called Bright Lights Big City and you can listen to a snippet here:

There are 2 ways to get Sarah’s self-titled EP that just came out this Tuesday 3/25:

1. iTunes: Click on this link to buy it now for $4.99:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sarah-davidson-ep/id824286343

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2. Wal-Mart: Click on this link to buy it online for $5.00 w/free store pickup:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/35119534

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If you just happen to be in Wal-Mart  you can pick up the EP for it’s retail price of $8.98! 🙂

I’m going to most likely have to have the theme song, so I’ll be in a Nashville Wal-Mart very soon in because I have to have all the exclusives!!! 😀

For more information about Sarah Davidson…Check out her adorable and modern personal website: http://sarahdavidson.com/

And don’t miss her Instagram: http://instagram.com/sosarahdavidson?ref=badge

Or her Twitter: https://twitter.com/sosarahdavidson

I wish the best to one of Nashville’s own & I’m excited to see her perform soon!

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Miami Ultra Music Festival COUNTDOWN

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If you ever wanted to go to Miami…this weekend is probably the best time to go!

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We are only 2 days away from the Ultra Music Festival 😀

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I can’t believe it’s already here and I really wish that I could be there with all the lucky people for the 3 day long rave in beautiful downtown Miami, Florida!!!

The festival is located in a venue called the Klipsch Amphitheater, which is an official Live Nation venue! Klipsch is an outdoor amphitheater located in Bayfront Park on well-known Miami street: Biscayne Boulevard

As you can see the amphitheater is surrounded by trees, ocean, beach, and high-rises:

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The Klipsch Amphitheater is in the park with the seats spread out like a fan 🙂

I couldn’t think of a better location for a 3 day rave! No way!

MiamiCHECK!  BeachCHECK!  ParkCHECK!  High-risesCHECK!

I don’t want to throw people off when I use the word rave so here it is:

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Now I like how it says sometimes take illegal drugs because I don’t want to go ahead and say that it’s always the case…but for this guy at the famous festival Coachella…it was!!!

That video always gives me a good laugh 😀

What I mean by rave is a sweet combination of neon lights, glow sticks, dancing, and electronic dance music or as we all like to call it: EDM

Check out this photo from a previous spring break rave *ahem* Ultra Music Festival:

ultra-music-festival-2013-650-430There’s a lot of lights at an EDM show! Just as it should be!!

Ellie Goulding was the first person to teach us how important Lights are! 😉

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So I heard today on Billboard  that everyone’s new favorite 17 year old DJ, Martin Garrix, spoke at a press conference today in Miami!

This doesn’t at all surprise me that he’s already in Miami considering I saw his fellow DJ-extraordinaire Afrojack post a picture with Martin at his very own party at Ultra last night on Facebook 😀

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 3.09.01 PMThere’s the selfie yet again! HAHA

Speaking of selfies, don’t miss my blog about them here: http://wp.me/p4hDFH-jE

And also…speaking of Afrojack, he just announced on Facebook that his very first full-length album Forget The World will be released on May 19th this year and is available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/ForgetTheWorldDeluxe

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Back to our young golden EDM boy, Martin!

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So there was a press conference held today at Miami’s Nikki Beach Club to discuss his upcoming projects including a very, very recently recorded collaboration with another musical golden boy: Ed Sheeran!!!

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Martin still needs to complete the track but I just wanna hear it!!!

While we are waiting for “clearance” from Ed’s record label Atlantic, let’s just be excited as heck to hear his voice on an EDM track! 😀

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Martin Garrix and his team AKA SB Management (Scooter Braun) were probed to answer questions about Martin’s future today as Scooter joked, “We have a plan. I’m just not going to tell you.”

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I bet everyone in Miami is dying to see Martin  this weekend if they didn’t already last night at his party!!! I know I would be! HAHA

The festival is running through March 28-30 AKA this Friday, Saturday, & Sunday!

Here’s the insane lineup for the 2014 ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL:

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And here’s what each stage is looking like for Sunday, 3/30:

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Avicii, Tiesto, Hardwell, & Martin Garrix are my must-see guys for the weekend!

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Here’s a link to Ultra’s website for more info: http://www.ultramusicfestival.com/home

Please tweet @musicrowgirl with any of your updates from Ultra!!!

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Check out my blog about Avicii taking over Miami’s SLS Hotel: http://wp.me/p4hDFH-65

And here are special events at the SLS this week sent to me by an executive 😀

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Tickets available for those events @ http://sbe.com/nightlife/locations/hyde-beach

And check out all of the special events here:  http://sbe.com/nightlife

Can’t wait to see the ultimate spring break parties go down this weekend! 😀

And for all of us in the North that are not experiencing 80 degrees Fahrenheit and more…we always have the official Ultra Music Festival YouTube streaming channel to keep us warm: https://www.youtube.com/user/UMFTV

Danity Kane announces US tour!

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I’m about to explode inside with joy after hearing that my favorite girl group of all-time, Danity Kane, will be going on an official U.S. tour sponsored by Live Nation 😀

danity-kane-poster-650-430So as you can see, the tour will be called “No Filter” and I guess they are trying to say that they will not be holding anything back!

Checkout their tour announcement VIA YouTube:

As we all know, our beloved girl group Danity Kane  announced their return to music last summer minus D Woods who wanted to remain solo.

2013 MTV Video Music Awards - ArrivalsLeft to right: Shannon Bex, Aundrea Fimbres, Aubrey O’Day, & Dawn Richard

They are officially going to hit the road this summer beginning in May for a 13-date affair throughout the U.S.

So my initial thought when I heard this news was OMG YES and right after that I thought ONLY 13 TOUR DATES?!?!?!?!

I know people, it’s sad but true. Only 13 dates 😦

What I can say is: If I can find a friend crazy enough, I will plan on a 6 hour road trip from Nashville to Charlotte, North Carolina. That probably won’t happen but HEY! It’s my only shot to see Danity Kane and it’s the closest place they are coming to Nashville! 😀

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Here is the little list of tour dates for the No Filter tour:

May 16 – San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore
May 18 –  Anaheim, CA: The City National Grove of Anaheim
May 21 – Chicago, IL: House of Blues
May 22 – St. Louis, MO: The Pageant
May 23 – Cincinnati, OH: Bogart’s
May 24 – Detroit, MI: The Fillmore
May 25 – Cleveland, OH: House of Blues
May 28 – Charlotte, NC: The Fillmore
May 30 – Boston, MA: House of Blues
May 31 – Silver Spring, MD: The Fillmore
June 1 – Philadelphia, PA: Theatre of The Living Arts
June 3 – New York, NY: Irving Plaza
June 5 – San Diego, CA: Humphries By The Bay

The Fillmore is a venue in 4 cities! HAHA 😀 Good to know!!!

fillmoresignThere’s my Fillmore in Charlotte 🙂

Check out the many Tweets that the best girl band ever sent out today:

Here is the group’s official press statement: “The symbol for the tour is our unfiltered selfies, a mosaic compiled of over 100,000 unfiltered images that our fans sent in.”

Their message to their fans is: “Danity Kane is doing this for you. We want to give, see, and promote a real, unrestricted, uncensored, unfiltered life! That’s why we make music and that’s the way we want to see the world!”

I love the premise of this tour and the fan involvement in AMAZING! 😀

So as you could see VIA all those band tweets, tickets go on sale FRIDAY and VIP tickets go on sale TOMORROW!!!

Here is the Ticketmaster link for everyone: http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&aid=1070285&user_input=danity+kane&q=Danity+Kane

I love the whole idea of unfiltered selfies! 😀

Here is the lead singer, Aubrey’s selfie:

Check out my blog about selfies here: http://wp.me/p4hDFH-jE

And check out my blog about Danity Kane here: http://wp.me/p4hDFH-7T

I hope that many of you can get out to one of those 13 cities to see Danity Kane this summer! If I can’t go, I will be on Twitter interacting with fans on those special summer nights 🙂

Let’s never forget DK’s crazy good songs like this one: