Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tune Into L's Look of the Day!

Tune Into The L Look Of  The Day

By: Mari Givens 

Do you have a passion for fashion and sparkling style to match ? Well, If you answered yes to this question, keep reading.

Look of the Day is a place where loyal readers can show off their style.
Send a photo to us showing your best look and you could be featured on the site.

So, If you want to show your style send in a photo and fill in the following information.


Explain what you are wearing: 
Fave Designers: 
Must haves from this season: 
Current Occupation:  (i.e. Student, Designer,Blogger,etc) 
Where do you want to go within the fashion world: 
Link to your blog if you have one:


Email all photo submissions to and 
In the subject line make sure to write "Look Of Day."

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Selena Gomez on UNICEF

Check out this cool interview Selena Gomez did with MTV about her most recent UNICEF project!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Just Kait & School Boy Humor's Cover of Obsession

Check it out!

Check out this Cute Video with The Downtown Fiction's Cameron

And don't forget to donate to the Japan relief efforts.

Who Says- Selena Gomez and the Scene

Recently I posted the link for Selena Gomez's new single "Who Says" on my facebook. I know that I have a myriad of different musical tastes on my Facebook. Usually I'm ok with accepting that, but someone commented something on the post that made my face cringe. Without even listening to the song or watching the video said person wrote "ew. Commercial music."

I certainly can respect a certain distaste for commercial music. There really are a good many of artists out there who shouldn't have made it, but did because they had a major record label backing them and on the other hand there are amazing artists who can't catch a break because they don't fit into the mold of commercial, pop music. But I don't know why someone would dislike a song, video, or artist just because they're commercial if they're good.

For those who haven't listened to Selena's song "Who Says" should know that it's about accepting yourself for who you are. The music video portrays Selena leaving a glamourous photo shoot and heading home to take off her make up, put on some laid back shorts and a t-shirt and hanging with her fans being a normal girl.

In a world where so many people, especially young girls, are obsessed with celebrities, fame, and looking like their favorite stars, it's really refreshing for this young star to take her make up off for this video and encourage her fans to be who they are.

That's one thing I always really like about Selena's choices for music, movies, etc. She's so aware of who her audience is and she makes smart decisions, not just marketing wise, but to be appropriate for her audience.

For everyone's viewing pleasure check out Selena's video for "Who Says" below. Like it, download it, share it!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Liza's Concert Weekend!

Check out these photo's from Tune Into L contributor Liza Boodhansingh's Forever the Sickest Kids and Chase Coy concert weekend (March 5, 2011 & March 6, 2011).

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Some Days I Feel Like Hannah Montana

The only phrase I can think of to describe Nick Jonas's spur of the moment acoustic show at Jammin Java last night (February 23, 2011) is "I never thought I'd be doing this tonight!" Ok, so maybe I have a lot more words than that.

Yesterday I got a very interesting Facebook message from a friend asking if I was going to see Nick Jonas that night. I was slightly confused because the original plan was to hotel stalk him Thursday before and after his show for the White House. She told me that he had announced that he was doing a free acoustic show at Jammin Java. I very quickly went into panic mode and began planning how my night was going to work.

I had never been to Jammin Java, but I knew the venue was small. I knew I was an hour and a half away from the venue. And I knew I wouldn't be the only fan going. Luckily I had a friend nice enough to save me a spot in line.

It had been awhile since I had camped out for a show...obviously. I showed up at the line way underprepared. I wore my cute winter coat, of course in case Nick saw me in it. I wore my sparkly flats; boys like sparkly things. I forgot a blanket, food, and drinks. Needless to say I was hungry, cold, tired and thirsty. Thank god for that Walgreens next door to the venue or I may have perished! 

After 5 hours of waiting and lots of time to share funny stories with fellow line waiters we finally got inside. And luckily I got second row on the left side of the stage. I think it took me a few minutes to realize that hey...Nick Jonas was going to be THAT close to me. Let me add a little background...the closest I've ever been to a Jonas was 12th row at the Nick Jonas and the Administration show at the Warner in DC. Which is respectable, but still. I've seen them many times, but they've never seen me! Tonight Nick was going to be seeing my face! 

Apparently the Jonas people decided they wanted to mess with us that night. When we first entered the venue there were 4 mic stands and 4 bottles of water on the stage...which could only mean one thing...all 3 boys were there. Then as they began tuning guitars and setting stuff up. Sadly they took away two of the mic stands and brought two stools on stage. 

In ended up that only John Taylor and Nick were there (Only seems like a bad word there. More like Oh my God it's John Taylor!). 

The set list was as follows: 
Last Time Around
Rose Garden
Before The Storm
Give Love A Try
Olive & An Arrow
London Foolishly
BB Good
Fly With Me
Who I Am

(I took the set list from his he definitely added Hello Beautiful and Our House...but I was so darn giddy and happy to be there that I don't remember what all he added.)

One of the highlights of the night was definitely when he started talking to this girl in the front row who kept finishing his thoughts every time he would tell a story about a song or an experience. He asked her what her favorite Jonas song is. She said "Underdog" and when he asked why her sister jumped in and said that she's basically a girl next door who's really amazing, just like the song. He thought for a minute and was like what song should I play for you. And then he played "Hello Beautiful" for her & gave her his pick when he finished. As badly as I wanted to be that was the sweetest thing I've ever seen an artist do in front of my own eyes.

In the end I was really sad for this show to be over. Trust me it was like a thousand times worse than the normal case of Post Concert Depression I usually experience. But then it also gave me my love for the Jonas Brothers back again. This show reminded me of why I love them in the first place. They're always doing awesome stuff like this for the fans. And Nick's talent that night was just untouchable. Anyone who says they're not talented obviously hasn't seen them in a stripped down, musical setting. Nick honestly just blew me away that night. The show really left me wanting more of these small, intimate shows.

Were any of you at the Nick Jonas free show at Jammin Java? What were your favorite parts? Share your thoughts on the show! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Runner Runner Pizza Party M&Gs

Check it everyone! Tune Into L favorites Runner Runner will be having special pre-show pizza/album listening parties at various places along their tour. This would be a great opportunity to get to know the guys and chill with them before the show.

Here's all the info:

March 3rd Boston, MA, Bravo's Pizza, 148 Brighton Ave., 5 PM (Next to the venue)

March 18th Philly, PA, Mix Brickoven Pizza, 2101 Chestnut #1, (One Block West of Venue)

April 8 Portland, OR, Papa Murphy's, 4115 SE Hawthorne, (Two Blocks West of Venue)

April 9 Seattle, WA MadPizza, 1263 Thomas St, (Two Blocks Northeast of Venue)

April 11 Salt Lake City UT Sbarro,  140 S Rio Grande ST #2 (One Block West)

Want to be apart of all the action...Join Runner Runner's street team! Visit for more info!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jimmy Eat World Croc Rock Show Review

Jimmy Eat World Rocks Out at Croc Rock
By: Liza Boodhansingh
Fog filled the stage and drifted toward the crowd as the lights went down.  The whole band, other than the lead singer, made their way on stage.  The lights flashed on and Jim Adkins ran on stage to join the band.  The music began and the crowd went wild.  Jimmy Eat World had just begun an epic concert.
They started off with “A Praise Chorus” from their 2001 album, “Bleed American.”  The amount of energy in the room was already incredible but not yet at its best.  That came later on.
Next on the set list was “My Best Theory” and “Coffee and Cigarettes.”  Both songs are from their most recent album, “Invented.”  They also took a trip back as far as 1996 to play “Thinking, That’s All” about halfway through the set.  Jim had mentioned they were playing this song upon request and the last time they played this song live was at the Allentown Fair.
They played a variety of songs from their albums: “Clarity” (1999), “Bleed American” (2001), “Futures” (2004), “Chase This Light” (2007), and “Invented” (2010).  Jim’s guitar solos were incredible.  There was a great deal of energy in the air.  He jumped around on stage with the beat of the music.
Jimmy Eat World slowed the show down a bit with “Hear You Me” from “Bleed American.”  Jim pulled out his acoustic guitar for this song.  He had Courtney Andrews sing back up. The crowd could be heard very well singing along too.
The set completed with a nine minute “Goodbye Sky Harbor” from “Clarity.” This was not their finally goodbye.  The encore began with their newest album’s title “Invented.”  They couldn’t leave without playing “The Middle” and closing with “Sweetness” from “Bleed American.”  The crowd was at its loudest for these songs.  Everyone sang along at the top of their lungs, while dancing and jumping around with excitement.
Most songs were played back to back.  Jim threw in a thank you to the audience several times throughout the concert. He appeared to be very focused on the music. It was a total of one hour and 40 minutes of an impressive performance.

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Feelin so Motivated after this - thanks Good Charlotte!

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Introducing you to Dom, from the wilds of Worcester, MA!

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Justin and Selena Are Official

You probably already saw these, but for those who haven't Selena and Justin had their first public outing as a couple this past weekend at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

The couple looked adorable walking the red carpet hand in hand in color coordinated ensembles.

Whether you support Julena or not, there's no denying the chemistry between the two.

Exclusive No Outlet Interview

Interview by: Liza Boodhansingh

Q - How did you come up with your band name?
A - John liked it better than Four Testubes and a Rubber Band. –Alex

Q - How would you describe your music to someone who has never listened to it before?
A - One of the bands I like to relate us to most is Jimmy Eat World. But we are mostly a mix of them and early Blink 182. -John

Q - What makes your band different from every other band out there?
A - This doesn't necessarily make us different, but we play what we love. We don't get hung up on "is this cutting edge", we ask "is it fun to play? Is it beautiful?" -Alex

Q - What is the biggest challenge you have encountered this far as a band?
A - College. Being separated has made gigs and composition pretty difficult. -Alex

Q - What is your favorite thing about performing? Least favorite?
A - Favorite thing about performing would be the connection with the audience.  Nothing better than hearing them sing back the lyrics to songs that you wrote.  Least favorite thing would have to be ending the concert haha. -John

Q - Who/What inspired you to follow your dream of music?
A - Like we mentioned before, bands like Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, Motion City Soundtrack and Weezer are all bands that have inspired us to do what we do. All of the members in these bands have some sort of importance to each of us, and how they influence our songwriting. -John

Q - Who writes the songs?
A - John writes most of them, will the occasional assistance from Lerman.  If Lerman comes in with a song, John occasionally helps him out. Same with bowles. -Alex

Q - Where do you get inspiration for a song?
A - Anything. Mostly just what pops into my head. I figure it’s coming from somewhere in there. -Alex

Q - How do you get pumped up for a show? Any pre-show rituals?
A - Practicing the day of, and only the day of. -Alex

Q - What is your favorite venue to play?
A - Favorite venue to play would have to be the Trocadero Balcony in Philly. Such a cool venue! -John

Q - What venue do you hope to play at some day?
A - Wells Fargo Center! Give us 2 more years and we will sell that place out! –John

Q - Who would you like to go on tour with?
A - Our dream tour would have to be Jimmy Eat World and Motion City Soundtrack. And then Alex and I will go through every single Motion song ever created like we do in practice haha. –John

Q - What's the biggest struggle of being a musician?
A - Paying the bills -Alex

Q - What's one lyric or quote that inspires you most?
A - "There's a stain, there's a stain on my floor, want to soak, want to scrub, want to clean it and more" -John
“I hit the sidewalk, and this is how it starts/ hiding in a rain coat, when things are falling apart" -Alex

Q - Do you have any advice for someone who wants to pursue a career in music?
A - Try computer programming. -Alex
Follow your dreams; don't let anything hold you back. Play music YOU love, and as long as you have fun doing it, that's all that should matter. -John

Q - Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
A - Touring/continuing to write music! -John

Q - What is your favorite song to play live?
A - At Your Funeral -Alex
Pay Attention - John

Q - What is one thing that your fans don't know about you?
A - I want to live on a sail boat for the majority of my life. -Alex
I'm the biggest weather geek you'll ever meet. -John

Q - What drives you to keep pushing for more?
A - Every time we finish and perfect a song, there's always that feeling that it could have been better in some way. We put those motivational thoughts into new songs! -John

Q - If you could have one super power what would it be?
A - Flying. If not that, then time control. -Alex

Q - When you were younger what did you want to be when you grew up?
A - An explorer. -Alex
Weatherman - John

Q - What is the best lesson you have ever learned?
A - Don't run half a mile after eating deep-fried pork -Alex
Don't wait for things to come to you; you have to go get them. -John

Q - What are some of your favorite bands?
A - Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, The Starting Line, A Day To Remember, Escape The Fate, Yellowcard, Taking Back Sunday. -John
Young the Giant, Weezer, Guster, Jimmy, Beatles. -Alex