Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book Review: Risky Business

So Much To Say...So Little Time
By: Lauren Miller

Who am I kidding this is my site I have unlimited room to talk about this book! But in the interest of keeping your attention I'll keep this short and sweet!

Risky Business is one book in Nicole O'Dell's Scenarios series. The best way to think of this series is as the equivalent of the Choose Your Own Adventure series, but instead of choosing what physical path the characters go down you get to choose what moral path each character goes down.

In the first story in this book- Molly and her friends are faced with the dilemma of whether to steal some beautiful dresses from Molly's job for a holiday dance at school.

The second story follows Kate a character who begins the story lost after her father's passing, her sister's marriage, and her friend's move. She later finds comfort in her passion for swimming, but is faced with a moral dilemma when her swim mates offer her energy drinks and pills to help her perform better.

Both of these scenarios are no doubt scenarios most teenage girls confront, which is the genius of these books. Some books present characters who aren't relatable or unrealistic for the average teen. Others create overly crazy plots lines that would never happen in real life, but O'Dell's apparent understanding of the teenage girl's mind makes this a great read! The added benefit of conscious guidance makes this book a certain "kid tested, parent approved" choice.

Overall I would highly recommend this book for any young female- teenage or adult- everyone has something to learn from this fun, quick read.

Statement from Living With Lions

By: Lauren Miller

Let's be honest. I probably don't know enough about this situation to be posting this, but it has to do with freedom of speech and seeing as I am a huge supporter of freedom of speech I find it important to pass along this little controversy regarding Living with Lions new album Holy Shit.

Apparently there was some controversy over the choosen album artwork for said new album, which was released May 17th. Posted below is the statement released from the band yesterday May 24, 2011.

A statement from Vancouver’s Living With Lions, regarding the recent controversy over the artwork to the band’s new album “Holy Shit” (Adeline Records):
The content of our artwork for our new recording was created out of our passion for satire and absurdist humor. The lyrical and musical content of this record does not contain any commentary on religion, nor does it use a pejorative or malicious voice against any particular group of people (excluding possibly some of our ex-girlfriends).

When the idea came up to simply alter the artwork for HOLY SHIT without having to expedite the repayment to FACTOR (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), we chose to entirely return the money so that HOLY SHIT can forever remain true to the original format.

The debate about government funding contributing to potentially controversial art is neither new nor truly resolved; but when the offended public complains, the politicians habitually remind groups like FACTOR, the NEA and the Arts Council that they can pull the plug rather than encourage discourse or scholarly debate.

We would like to thank our fans, friends and family for their continued support.  We'd especially like to thank some of our newer fans in the media whose stance(s) on free speech has been really influential:

"Only a fool would think that censoring and gagging someone is equivalent of changing their mind." - Ezra Levant

"I'm a mad believer in free speech and standing up to those who want to stifle free speech and impose standards of expectations." - James Moore

-          Living with Lions, May 24th 2011

Scream It Like You Mean It Tour 2011

The Scream It Like You Mean It summer tour was announced today. The tour will be headlined by Breathe Carolina with support from Chiodos, I See Stars, The Color Morale, Tek-One, and  The Air I Breathe.

The tour kicks off July 15th is Seattle, WA and continues through August.

Check out the dates below:

7.15 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
7.17 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
7.18 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
7.19 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
7.20 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7.21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Rock The Block Series/Fremont East
7.22 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
7.23 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
7.24 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
7.26 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
7.27 - Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
7.28 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
7.29 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
7.30 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
7.31 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
8.2 - Pompano Beach, FL @ Rocketown
8.3 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
8.4 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
8.5 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8.6 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
8.7 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
8.9 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
8.10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
8.11 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
8.12 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8.13 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
8.14 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
8.16 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
8.17 - Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
8.18 - Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
8.19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
8.20 - Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
8.21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8.22 - Covington, KY @ Radio Down
8.23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
8.24 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
8.26 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
For more information check out the links below:

Taylor Swift- The Story Of Us (Official Music Video) HD

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Itsy Magazine

Check out this video for the magazine that comes with Ashlyne Huff's new album Let It Out when you buy the album at Wal Mart.

Honor Society Launches New Site

All sorts of fun things came out from the Honor Society camp today. First they alunched the new and improved The new site is full of new, attractive photos of the band members. And features a new video from inside the studio where they're working on new music! Check it out below.

Honor Society also announced that they re-released their ep A Tale of Risky Business on itunes for only $6.93.

Monday, May 23, 2011

blink-182 - First Date

Honda Civic Tour Dates Announced

If you've ever wanted to see Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance touring together here's your chance. They touring together for the 2011 Honda Civic Tour. This year is the 10th anniverary of the concert tour and to celebrate they've brought back the first ever headliner Blink 182.

Check out the dates below:

2011 Honda Civic Tour
FRI August 5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center *
SAT August 6 Wantagh, NY
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *
SUN August 7 Wantagh, NY
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ~
TUE August 9 Boston, MA Comcast Center *
THU August 11 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center *
FRI August 12 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live *
SAT August 13 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion *
SUN August 14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre *
FRI August 19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
SAT August 20 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion *
SUN August 21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center *
TUE August 23 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater *
THU September 1 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater +
SAT September 3 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater +
SUN September 4 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater +
WED September 7 Minneapolis, MN
Xcel Energy Center ^
THU September 8 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena ~
FRI September 9 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater ^
SAT September 10 Indianapolis, IN
Verizon Wireless Music Center ^
SUN September 11 Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre ^
TUE September 13 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center ^
THU September 15 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion ^
FRI September 16 Saratoga, NY SPAC ^
SAT September 17 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center ^
SUN September 18 Virginia Beach, VA
Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach ^
TUE September 20 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ^
WED September 21 Atlanta, GA
Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood ^
FRI September 23 Miami, FL Cruzan Amphitheater ^
SAT September 24 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ^
MON September 26 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^
TUE September 27 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion ^
THU September 29
Albuquerque, NM
Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents: The Pavilion ^
FRI September 30 Phoenix, AZ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre ^x
SAT October 1 Anaheim, CA Honda Center ^
SUN October 2 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre ^
TUE October 4 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord ^
WED October 5 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre ^
FRI October 7 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Resort, Spa & Casino ^
SAT October 8 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl ^
SAT October 15 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre ^
* with Manchester Orchestra
+ with Rancid
^ with Matt & Kim
~ support TBA
x no My Chemical Romance

New Band to Check Out

By: Lauren Miller

As promised I am going through my emails searching for worth while music to pass on to my awesome readers. The band to check out today hails from Columbus, OH and they just singed a deal with InVogue Records. Who am I talking about? City Lights! 

The band is a 5 piece pop-punk/hardcore group is getting ready to hit the studio next month to record their debut album "In It To Win It" scheduled for release on July 26,2011.

"We're super excited to be a part of the inVogue family" said vocalist Oshie Bichar. "Our fans have been patiently waiting for a full length release from us and we're happy to say we're finally going to be able to deliver!"

The band will be releasing tour dates soon, but for now here are a few dates when you can catch the band live. 

Jun 11- Seven Venue  Columbus, OH  
Jul 05- The Aim w/ Freshman 15  Okmulgee, OK                           
 Jul 06- Fubar w/ Freshman 15    St Louis, MO                                
 Jul 07- The Rock Room w/ Freshman 15    South Barrington, IL                        
 Jul 08- MXTP w/ Freshman 15  Grand Rapids, MI                         
 Jul 10- Doc's Music Hall w/ Freshman 15   Muncie, IN

For more info on the band check out the links below.

All Time Low - I Feel Like Dancin'

Free music? Yes please! Get Good Charlotte's Cardiology (Acoustic) for FREE today!

Free music? Yes please! Get Good Charlotte's Cardiology (Acoustic) for FREE today!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Album By The Summer Set Available For Pre-Order

The Summer Set's new album Everything's Fine is now available for pre-order here.

Make sure to check out all the cool pre-order packages that include t-shirts, postcards, and lyric books.

The band's sophomore album drops July 19th.

We The Kings and The Downtown Fiction Free Show Coverage

We The Kings & The Downtown Fiction Free Show

By: Lauren Parks
It was your typical blistering hot summer day in South Carolina on Sunday. People drinking bottles of water and fanning themselves trying to keep themselves, but that didn’t seem to matter as people lined up in front of the barricade waiting for The Downtown Fiction to take the stage and We The Kings following after The Downtown Fictions set at the Spartanburg Spring Fling in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Going to this show was a spur of the moment thing that some friends and I found out about just hours before they were supposed to go on stage. We found out by just listening to a somewhat local radio station who was participating in the festival. The bands did not mention this little show at all until just a few hours before. It was a free show that the Spartanburg radio station B93.7 had sponsored for the festival. Not only did they have The Downtown Fiction and We The Kings play at this festival, but they also had Hot Chelle Rae playing the Friday before, The Ready Set played that Saturday, and Kris Allen playing after We The Kings.

The Downtown Fiction took the stage first, but only where able to play four songs because it took so long to get set up and they had to stay on schedule. Even though they only played four songs they still played with as much passion and enthusiasm as if they were playing a regular show on their tour they had just ended the day before. They connected with the crowd and got everyone jumping around and singing along. Their short set included their songs Best I Never Had, She Knows, Your Voice, and I Just Wanna Run.

After The Downtown Fiction finished playing We The Kings took the stage and started their set off with one of their older songs Skyway Avenue. This songs definitely got everyone pumped and had everyone jumping around and singing along at the top of their lungs. With all the songs they played from different albums you could tell how their sound has changed, but at the same time it stayed true to who they are as band and the things that all of their fans love about their music. Along with playing their own songs they also did a cover of The Middle by Jimmy Eat World because it is one of Travis’ favorite songs. Even though it wasn’t their own song they still did an amazing job covering it and the crowd loved it no matter if they were 22 like my friend or girls in the crowd who were 14.

Their set list included:
- Skyway Avenue
- She Takes Me High
- Friday Is Forever
- We’ll Be A Dream
- The Middle (Cover) - Jimmy Eat World
- Secret Valentine
- Check Yes Juliet

As it was announced We The Kings and The Downtown Fiction are going on a summer tour together along with The Summer Set, Hot Chelle Rae, and Action Item. It was like the small show Sunday was a little sneak peak as to what is to come with the summer tour and I can say if that’s the case then their summer tour will definitely not disappoint and everyone who is going to a show will have a fun time.

Day #6 - Action Item (100 DAYS OF SUMMER / ACTION ITEM)

Day #5 - Action Item (100 DAYS OF SUMMER / ACTION ITEM)

Day #4 - Action Item (100 DAYS OF SUMMER / ACTION ITEM)

Day #3 - Action Item (100 DAYS OF SUMMER / ACTION ITEM)

Check out Selena Gomez's New Album Cover

Selena Gomez released a first look at her new album When the Sun Goes Down which will be released June 28th.

What do you think of the new album cover?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

All Time Low Plays at an All Time High

By: Liza Boodhansingh

All Time Low is a must see band. Whether you’re crushed in the front row, moshing in the middle or watching comfortably from the back, you are sure to have a good time! The guys know how to entertain and crack funny jokes.
They played a very high energy show to keep the crowd jumping. The lighting added to the fun. It made me “feel like dancing.” One of the highlights was when Cassedee Pope from Hey Monday came out to join and sing “Remembering Sunday.”
I highly suggest going to see All Time Low live.

Check out these pics from their show at the Croc Rock and their radio appearance at B104

Monday, May 16, 2011

One of the best albums I've heard this year! Check out Tinie Tempah's Disc-Overy out NOW!

One of the best albums I've heard this year! Check out Tinie Tempah's Disc-Overy out NOW!

Select Start's New EP

The six-piece pop rock band Select Start announced the track listing for their upcoming ep The New Atlantic. This will be the 2nd ep from the band.

Here are the tracks:
1. A Man Amongst Gentlemen
2. Hands to the Ceiling
3. Read Black and White
4. Only You
5. The (Pretty) Good Life
6. Hold Your Ground
7. So Far

Make sure to check out the ep on May 20th and if you can check out the band on the District Lines tour with Go Radio, Sparks the Rescue, and This Century.

Check out dates here:
05/16/2011 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
05/17/2011 – S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
05/18/2011 – Brewer, ME @ Dinos
05/20/2011 – Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
05/21/2011 – Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
05/23/2011 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
05/24/2011 – Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
05/24/2011 – Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theatre
05/26/2011 – Pensacola, FL @ Seville Quarter
05/27/2011 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
05/28/2011 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room

Day #2 - Action Item (100 DAYS OF SUMMER / ACTION ITEM)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

This quote is from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I think I've had this post it sticking on my closet door since we moved to this house 5 years ago. I just like the message of this quote. No one should ever feel any better or less than anyone else because everyone is just as much of a loser as the next person.

Quote of the Day

Life isn't always awesome, but sometimes you just have to find the fun in life. :) And Andy Warhol is a genius!

Want Ashlyne Huff to Visit Your Dance Studio?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Catch Up With Susannah Barber

Check out this new interview with our favorite fashion guru Susannah Barber.

Q- I'm loving these seasonal conversations we have. Last time we talked was back in the winter, what have you been up to since then?

Haha, seasonal is a good way to describe it. I've been working hard on the new line, it'll be coming sometime in 2012. I've also been doing school, of course. I've kept myself pretty busy.

Q- You said something about a new line and new products. What can we expect from your new stuff?

I think you can expect to see a lot detailed work. The previous line was pretty much a cookie cutter design slapped onto a shirt. The new designs have a lot more time put into them. You can definitely expect to see some themes in the new designs, a lot of things that inspire me such as constellations and maybe some feathers. I really wanted to make the designs for guys and girls, a lot of the previous shirts were either for guys or for girls, you couldn't really mix it up. There will also be some dreamcatcher keychains and necklaces, maybe even some feather hair ties.

Q- Since it's almost summer concert season, are there any tours you'll be hanging around at where fans can meet you?

I'll be at all of the Texas Warped Tour dates, I'll get there early the day of and tweet my location and what bands I'll be seeing so the fans can come hang out with me and watch some friends perform. I think it's a great way to hang out with the fans and get to know them better. The fans are the people who allow me to do what I love and I really do want to meet every single one of them and thank them personally. It always makes my day getting tweets and emails from them! I also will be hanging out on another tour, but I don't think I can release that info yet!

Q- What do you think has been the biggest change and/or lesson you've learned through Love Translates since way back in November when we first started talking?

I think owning my own business when I started at 16 was a huge eye opener. Most girls my age were focused on what they were going to wear to their first high school dance, I was focused on sending in my LLC on time to get my name legally attached to my line. I think that owning your own business at such a young age really tests your patience and understanding of the real world. It's not all fun and games, you have to take into consideration where printing your shirts will be most productive, you have to take in details like pricing/quality/etc and then how much you have to price your shirts at to actually start making a profit. I think the biggest thing I learned was that it's okay to ask from help.

Q- Of course as Tune Into L's go to for fasion advice any new trends or looks you're looking at rocking this summer?

I have an odd style when it comes to fashion. Half of my closet is tank tops and the other half is either flannels or blouses. I really love a cute tank top under a rugged flannel with some Jeffrey Campbell shoes.

Q- Any new band/song obsessions?
I love Jason Reeves right now, all of his songs are amazing. I hate seeing artists as talented as himself so underrated, it's a slap in the face to ears that love music. I'm also digging The Maine's new album Black and White.

Q- Any thing else you'd like to share about Love Translates for the readers?

Love Translates is going to be coming back 10x better and teaming up with some great bands and solo artists. There will be collabs throughout the next year and I cannot wait for everyone to see what I've been working on for the past year! I hope to see some of you at Warped Tour, and if you don't live in/near Texas I'll be hanging out on another tour as well! See ya then.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Love Pizza

This post brought to you by FRESCHETTA®. All opinions are 100% mine.

FRESCHETTA® Simply Inspired Classic Bruschetta

 For those of you who know me you probably know that I love pizza. I think I eat at least once a week so when I got the opportunity to try Freschetta's new Simply Inspired Pizza I was excited.

The one down side to eating so much pizza is the extra tug I feel around my belt when I've eaten pizza. But with this new pizza from Freschetta it was light, healthy, and filling. With a thin crust and lots of yummy veggies I felt like I was eating something that was good for my waist!

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...And now for the part you've all been waiting for! How about a little contest!

I have the opportunity for one of you lucky readers to try a Freschetta Simply Inspired Pizza for yourself in addition you will win this super cute Bamboo Cutting Board that also serves as a cheese server! So cute!

In order to win all you have to do is Like our page on Facebook Tune Into L and suggest our page to all your friends. Once you've done that post on our facebook wall that you would like to enter the contest to win the Frechetta Pizza and cutting board. At the end of the contest we will randomly select a winner.That's it. It's that simple!

This contest will run now through Sunday May 22nd! Good Luck and happy eating!

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Quote of the Day

So we treat our love like a firefly, like it only gets to shine for little while, Catch it in a mason jar with holes in the top and run like hell to show it off, Oh the promises we made when we were walking that's just me and Charlie talkin'.
-Me and Charlie Miranda Lambert

Basically I choose this lyric as my quote of the day because I watched The Voice tonight and Blake Shelton is of course one of the judges. Since he is the fiance of Miranda I always go on a Miranda listening spree after this show.

This is honestly one of my favorite songs ever. It really captures the innocences and fun of a first love or even a summer love.

If you haven't heard the song check it out below.

I Want That Pink Pool!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Quote of the Day!

      “You can have a wonderful, much better quality of life than you think. You really do think you lead a rich life if you do something as simple as making dinner for yourself. You don't have to be left out of anything. Maybe you can't stay in the five-star suite, maybe you can just sit in the cocktail lounge and look at the beautiful view, but you can still go there.”
-Rachael Ray

By: Lauren Miller

Today's quote of the day comes from my favorite tv cook Rachael Ray. Today was my first day of summer vacation...sort of. Technically it's finals week, but today was the only day this week that I didn't have to work or take a final or worry about anything. It was fabulous.

For the most part I destressed and slept. But for the few hours that I've been awake I spent a lot of time watching Rachael Ray.

If you're unfamiliar with her, Rachael is a popular cook from the Food Network Channel. Her list of accomplishments include her own magazine, several popular shows on Food Network including 30 Minute Meals and her day time talk show. Her quirky, bubbly personality has won over viewers and her fun approach to cooking has made her a staple in my household.

I'm not saying I make a five course, Food Network quality dinner for myself every night, but I will say that when I do I take the time to pull out a cookbook, buy fresh ingredients and make my own dinner there's just something fun and fullfilling about that. Even if it's not an entire meal. Maybe just dessert or a small dish.

If you have a favorite recipe feel free to share it below. If not maybe you'll learn a new one!

...And if you have any suggestions on how to meet Rachael...they would also be greatly appreciated!

Let's Talk About Love and Relationships

This post brought to you by TwoOfUs. All opinions are 100% mine.

I recently found a really cool website called Two Of Us. If you're looking for advice on any type of romantic relationship this is the site for you. The site has well organized tips on keeping your relationship fresh. And they seem to answer every and any question you'd ever want to know about relationships.

One feature in particular I like about this website are the videos from experts in the field of dating and relationships. These videos answered questions about stuff I had been looking for answers for for years like Do opposites really attracts and How to tell if my relationship will last. They every talk about things I didn't know existed like emotional cheating (who knew you could cheat on someone emotionally?).


One video in particular that I enjoyed was a video with actor Hill Harper. This video talks about how Harper's thoughts on misconceptions about marriages, men and family. The video series may be long, but it is well worth the few hours spent viewing the videos. A female viewer can get a view from the other side and a male viewer can get advice from a fellow man. Where else can you get free advice like this?

Make sure to check out the site and like them on facebook!

Check out the site and let me know what you think and also leave some comments below on what your most common relationship problems or questions are.

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Exclusive Interview with Sean Mackin of Yellowcard

Check out this exclusive interview one of our correspondents Amanda Moore and Alex Bermin did with Sean Mackin of Yellowcard before their last date on the Dirty Work tour.

Lady Gaga - The Edge Of Glory

Have you heard the new Lady Gaga song The Edge of Glory? This song is simply amazing! Check it out and let us know what you think below!

We The Kings Announce Summer Tour

We The Kings announced their summer tour dates this afternoon. Tour support includes The Summer Set, The Downtown Fiction, Action Item, and Hot Chelle Rae. That sounds like a poptastic tour just waiting to burst.

Check out the dates below and let us know if you're going to any of the dates!

07/10/11 - Eureka, MO - Six Flags St. Louis - Free with admission to park
07/12/11 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
07/13/11 - Austin, TX - Emo’s Outside - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
07/14/11  - San Antonio, TX - Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Free with admission to park
07/16/11 - Arlington, TX  - Six Flags Over Texas - Free with admission to park
07/19/11 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
07/21/11 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
07/22/11 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Cafe - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
07/23/11 - Atlanta, GA - Six Flags Over Georgia - Free with admission to park
07/26/11 - Agawam, MA - Six Flags New England - Free with admission to park
07/27/11 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
07/28/11 - Jackson, NJ - Six Flags Great Adventure - Free with admission to park
07/30/11 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
08/02/11  - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
08/03/11  - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
08/04/11  - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
08/05/11 - Palatine, IL - Dury Nellies - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
08/06/11 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4 - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
08/07/11  - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moon Tap House - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
08/09/11 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
08/10/11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
08/12/11 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
08/13/11 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern
08/14/11 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile - pre-sale May 10 @ 6 PM eastern

The Brag Book

Wanna share your favorite meet and greet picture?

Have a one of a kind autograph that one will believe you have?

Are your walls plastered with posters or do you own every book from your favorite author?

Did you make a really awesome t-shirt or poster for a concert?

Have something else you'd like to share that we didn't think of?

Then we wanna see it!

Here at Tune Into L we've created a new section called the Brag Book! In this section we're gonna be showcasing all the things you wanna brag about. We wanna see your meet and greet pictures and your most prized posessions and the things you create.

If you have any of the above that you'd like to share email them to with your name and a couple sentences describing the picutre. Need an example? Check out the pictures that have already been submitted on the Brag Book page.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Quote of the Day

By: Lauren Miller

So I was watching Sweet Home Alabama this afternoon and I realized how much I love quotes. Check out the left side of this page if you need confirmation- I have a few sprinkled into my layout. So I decided it would be fun to have a little quote of the day action going down on this site. 

Every day I'm going to make an effort to post one awesome, amazing, stupid, funny, unbelieveable quote. It might be from movies, music, tv, the news, anywhere. And if you have suggestions feel free to Tweet them to me (@tuneintol) or email them to me and your quote just might find it's way to this page.

For my first quote I'm gonna go with two lines from Sweet Home Alabama. Apparently tonight I'm a hopeless romantic.

Melanie- "What would you wanna marry me for?"
Jake- "So I can kiss you any time I want."

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Beauty of the Voice, Sort Of

By: Lauren Miller

I'm a fan of the show The Voice I really am. There's just one little flaw in the plan that I'm waiting to see how it plays out.

For those unfamiliar with the show, The Voice, is NBC's new talent show where contestants are given the opportunity to sing in front of four big talents in the music industry- Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Cee Lo Green. The twist is in that the four judges don't get to see the contestants during the auditions until after they decide whether they want the contestants on their team for the show.

This seems like a cool concept. By hiding a person's looks and identity in theory the show gives anyone regardless of looks, age, etc an opportunity to participate in the show. Thus the show is about the voice and not the looks.

Ok. That is an awesome idea. I love that people who would normally not have a chance at an entertainment career are getting that chance. But let's be realistic. How far are they really gonna get in a mainstream singing career without looks being a factor? Take contestant Frenchie Davis. Yeah. She has a killer voice. And the amazing voice took her pretty far on American Idol and helped her score a stint on Broadway in the musical Rent. And even Cee Lo knew who she was. She had the avenue to be something huge, but why wasn't she. She obviously wants to be something huge or else why would she keep going on these shows?

It might be cynical to say, but looks really are important for a career in entertainment. I really do hope that I'm wrong about this. I hope some average looking person makes it to the end and wins The Voice and goes on to a successful career, but I suppose we will see in time.

What do you think? Are looks important when you're listening to music or are looks unimportant?

Taylor Swift - Mean- Official Music Video

By: Lauren Miller

Taylor Swift's new video for "Mean" dropped this week. Watch it below and let me know what you think.

Personally I love the appearance by Joey Little King (Ramona from Ramona and Beezus).

All Time Low - Dirty Work Tour Allentown, PA

Check out this video from Liza's Dirty Work Tour experience.

All Time Low - Dirty Work Tour Croc Rock Allentown, PA

Check out this video from Liza's Dirty Work Tour experience.

All Time Low Dirty Work Tour- Croc Rock Allentown, PA

Check out this videos from Liza's All Time Low concert experience.

Check out this Major Update from Christina Grimmie!

And make sure to check out her album on June 13th, 2011.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Exclusive Interview with Dikta

By: Lauren Miller

Check out this interview with the, Haukur, the lead singer of your new favorite Icelandic Pop Rock Band.

Q- How would you describe your music to someone who hasn't heard of you or listened to your music?
Hmm… that’s a tough one. We try to leave descriptions of our music to other people, as we’re not very good at it. Our music has been called indie rock, pop rock, music-from-Iceland-that-actually-isn’t-strange-and-elfy-like-Björk-and-Sigur-Rós. But we actually love Björk and Sigur Rós, but I guess it’s fair to say our music is a bit more traditional. But still sexy. Always sexy. That’s very important. The sexiness.

Q- What makes you different from every other musician out there?
Wow, hard-hitters straight from the get-go. Who says we’re different?
Well, maybe the fact that our music is quite diverse makes us different…? We all like many different styles of music, and that comes through in our own music. We’ve got pretty hard rock songs, soft acoustic ballads and piano-driven anthems. If the song is good, the song is good. And it will go on the record. Iceland’s tiny market means the record label business is tiny as well.
We’ve been able to do just whatever we wanted, free from any pressure, and this complete freedom has helped us evolve as musicians.

Q- What song of yours would you recommend to someone who hasn’t listened to your music before?
As I explained above, it kind of depends on which style of music that person wants to hear and what kind of a mood he or she is in.
‘Thank You’ has been our biggest hit so far, so that would probably be the safest bet, but From Now On is also one of my favourites.

Q- Who writes all your songs? Where do you get inspiration for the songs?
It varies. We’ve now started to write more and more together during band practices, but sometimes I or someone else comes with a complete song from home and we then arrange it with the band. Every time the song takes on dramatic changes because we all have a lot of creative input.
I write all the lyrics, but Skúli [Dikta’s bass player] wrote lyrics to one song on our last two albums.

Q- What has been your biggest challenge so far as an artist?
I guess our biggest challenge yet, is to create a better album than Get it Together.
That will be one hell of a task, but with the songs and song ideas we have thus far, I'm confident we'll overcome that challenge.

Q- What has been your favorite show to play and why?
Just about every single venue (and non-venues) in Iceland. We've been traveling a lot lately, going to Germany, England and USA.
I guess my favourite show so far was when we played for 4000 people in Berlin, Germany, supporting The Kooks last September. The crowd was awesome, although we were new to them, it was an open-air concert and everything just clicked.

Q- How do you get pumped up for a show?
I usually just walk around in circles like an insane person and warm up my voice :)

Q- What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about performing?
My favourite is probably just feeling the energy from a pumped-up crowd, it’s an amazing feeling. I love performing, I have no complaints.

Q- Who is someone you would like to tour with?
Radiohead. And A Perfect Circle. Preferably together :) Heh, that would be a show to remember.

Q- Out of all the songs you've recorded/written which is your favorite?
That’s for me to know and you to never find out.

Q- What do you hope you’re doing with your music/accomplishing in a year?
Hopefully we’ll be touring the US and the rest of the world like crazy persons.

Q- Do you have any advice for someone who wants to pursue a career in music? 
Yeah, get ready for things progressing slowly. But don’t give up. Write songs and then write more songs. Then play a few songs and then write many more songs. Rinse and repeat if desired.
And just never stop going. Unless you're tired. Then sleep a little bit and then, never stop going.

Q- What has been your weirdest experience with a fan?
Well, hearing someone say to you “I want to have your babies” was a pretty weird experience.

Q-Who first inspired you to go after your dreams of music?
Probably my dad. He’s a doctor and a musician and so am I. I’m such a cliché.

Q- What’s one quote or lyric that inspires you most? 
Immerse your soul in love

Q- What’s something your fans don’t know about you? 
I never wear white socks. Ever.

Q- When writing a song what comes first the lyrics, the tune..etc?
Almost always the music comes first and then the lyrics from the mood of the song or the mood I was in when the song was first written. I always blabber something when I write songs and sometimes good lines come out and stay into the finished lyrics.

Q- If you could collaborate with anyone who would you choose and why?
Elliott Smith, because he made some of the most beautiful melodies ever made. And he’s dead.

Q- If you had to be any color crayon which color would you choose?
Navy. Because I’m blue and I’m black and I like the ocean?

Q- What t-shirt in your closet best describes your personality and why?
My tuxedo t-shirt. Because I’m a nerd with no taste in fashion.

Q- Describe your ideal date? 
Sure. July 27th. That date is just so friggin’ awesome!

Q- Any upcoming plans in the works for you we should know about?
Yeah, we’re going to tour Germany and Denmark in May, and then we’re crossing the pond again in July. We’ll mainly/only be in Los Angeles this time around. Look us up on with more details later on.

Q- Anything else you’d like to include about the band? 
Dikta is your friend.

Q- What’s your favorite flavor popsicle?
Tívolí-Lurkur is my favourite one. What’s yours?