3OH!3 and Emo Nite LA- The WANT House Party Tour Cleveland Preview


From the press release announcing the tour:

3OH!3 and Emo Nite LA have joined together to announce a tour like no other – The WANT House Party Tour!!! Featuring special guest lil aaron, these shows are going to be an actual house party. Fans are going to be able to be a part of each night without the typical constraints of set times and with an opportunity to really interact and connect with artists, just as if you were throwing this party in your own living room. Nathaniel Motte and Sean Foreman of 3OH!3 shared that “We want to include people from different backgrounds, walks of life and foster an environment that breaks down the barrier between the artist and fans. We want to be able to throw a party, celebrating 10 years of WANT and bring the unique energy of Emo Nite along with the energy we have always had.” Pre-Sales begin today with all general tickets on-sale Friday, August 3rd at 10am Local Time. For more information, please head to http://www.3oh3music.com/.
Emo Nite LA, the event started by three friends (Babs Szabo, T.J. Petracca and Morgan Freed) at a small dive bar has grown into a full-blown phenomenon. They have been able to bring together some of the most incredible names in music who have become part of this Emo Nite “family”, including Halsey, Sonny Moore (Skrillex) and From First to Last, Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), Mark Hoppus (Blink 182), Post Malone, Demi Lovato and so many more. Emo Nite has been throwing regular events in dozens of markets across the country and have had spots on lineups at festivals like Life is Beautiful, Slam Dunk, BUKU and Vans Warped Tour. Additionally, the founders have created successful clothing collabs with companies like OBEY, Urban Outfitters, PLEASURES, Rose in Good Faith, OWSLA and more. But above all else, they have changed the idea of what a music event can be.
“We’re really excited to throw these parties with 3OH!3 to celebrate their album WANT. These parties aren’t going to be your normal rock show… Sean and Nat wanted to return to their roots of playing party music with friends in basements and at house parties so what better place to do that than Emo Nite. It’s going to be nonstop action from start to finish and we’re gonna have tons of special guests and surprises along the way. We’ve always been friends and fans of 3OH!3 so we’re honored to be working with them on creating these unique experiences across the country” shared the Emo Nite founders on the announce of this unique tour.
The tour is a massive celebration of 3OH!3’s debut album, WANT, which was released in 2008. That’s right: ten years ago 3OH!3 burst onto the scene Kool-Aid Man-style and blasted the world’s eardrums with a brand new sound. The duo, fresh out of school (one foregoing medical school and the other forgoing a promising career as a bike-sandwich-delivery-guy) released their first single, “Don’t Trust Me” in June of 2008. The record found its way into the nation’s heart like bacon grease; blending undeniable synth magic with a tongue-in-cheek, extremely catchy hook. Like wildfire, “Don’t Trust Me” climbed the charts for 15 months before topping the Pop radio charts at Number One. Continue to stay glued to 3OH!3’s online accounts and socials for BIG anniversary news.
The Want House Party Tour Dates
10/31 – Fort Collins, Co – The Aggie Theatre
11/1 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre
11/2 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/4 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
11/6 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
11/7 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/8 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/9 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/10 – Phoenix, AX – The Pressrooom
11/11 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11/13 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
11/14 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
11/15 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
11/16 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/17 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/19 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
11/20 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues *
11/21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
11/23 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground Charlotte
11/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
11/25 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East – Downstairs
11/27 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
11/28 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore (Silver Spring)
11/29 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues – Cleveland
11/30 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
12/1 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/2 – Chicago, IL – Metro
12/4 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
12/5 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/6 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge
12/7 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
* – 3OH!3 and Emo Nite LA only
Emo Nite recently announced the return of Emo Nite Day, their second annual full-day festival, taking place on October 13th at The Shrine Expo Hall. This massive event will be full of surprise guests, acoustic and full band performances and DJ sets. The lineup will be announced at a later date.
lil aaron recently released his highly anticipated EP ROCK$TAR FAMOU$.The culmination of his last year of work is a 7-track EP that blurs the lines between rock, hip hop, emo and pop genres, featuring guests like Travis Barker (Blink-182), Kim Petras, Rico Nasty and KIIARA. Aaron shared “I want to mesh everything that I grew up listening to with everything I listen to today” and this project truly is a realization of everything he wanted to accomplish. The EP is available on all digital platforms, here: https://lilaaron.lnk.to/rockstarfamous.
For more information on The WANT House Party Tour, please head to http://www.3oh3music.com/.

Captain Kidd Performs “Freaky Love” at Mahall’s June 10, 2016 (Video)

Ohio band, Captain Kidd, perform their first single, “Freaky Love”, at Mahall’s in Lakewood, Ohio on June 10, 2016.

Captain Kidd is:
Nathan Baumgard
Eric Blaha
Andrew Gutierrez
Stew Weinland
Nick Samson
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaptainKidd1/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Capn_Kidd

Fashion Meets Music Festival 2015: Captain Kidd Interview (Video)

Interview with the band Captain Kidd.  They tell me how they came up with their song “Mesmerelda,” reveal the original concept for the “Freaky Love” music video and more.
Captain Kidd is:
Nathan Baumgard
Eric Blaha
Andrew Gutierrez
Stew Weinland
Nick Samson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaptainKidd1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Capn_Kidd
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CaptainKiddMusic

Bands to Know: My Morning Jacket

Almost ten years ago, I discovered a band that I absolutely love to this day.  That band is My Morning Jacket.  The first time I heard of them was from the soundtrack to the film “Elizabethtown.”  The song that My Morning Jacket had on that album was “Where to Begin” and I was mesmerized by it the first time I had heard it.


As I always do whenever I find a new love in music and movies, I went searching for more on My Morning Jacket.  I found more reasons to love this Alt-Rock band from Louisville, Kentucky.  Some of the band’s well known songs are:


Off The Record

Wordless Chorus

My Morning Jacket’s seventh studio album, “The Waterfall” is released tomorrow, May 4, 2015. 
Here’s a preview of the album:



Now a Swiftie: How I Went From Not Liking Taylor Swift to Becoming a Fan

Taylor Swift greeting her fans before she goes on the white carpet at the Billboard Music Awards 2011 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the very first picture I took of Taylor.

I’ll admit it, when Taylor Swift first came on the music scene back in 2006, I did not care for her.  I honestly thought she was s bit annoying.  My annoyance increased when Taylor performed with music legend, Stevie Nicks at the 2010 Grammys and botched up “Rhiannon.”  It wasn’t until I moved to Las Vegas in April 2011 that my opinion of Taylor started to change.  On May 22, 2011, I went to the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip to see the white (red) carpet arrivals for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.  That day I saw more celebrities in one day in Las Vegas than I had ever seen in my thirty-three years living near the east coast.  One of the celebrities that took the time to greet the fans was Taylor Swift.  The one thing I noticed about Taylor during this first time seeing her in person was that she was very gracious and generous with her fans.  Taylor stayed signing autographs and  taking pictures with her fans for good amount time.

The next time I would see Taylor was at MGM Grand again on April 2, 2012 for the Academy of Country Music Awards.  This time I took some amazing pictures of her.

Taking these pictures of Taylor Swift was an amazing experience and to this day remain to be some of my favorite celebrity pictures that I have taken.  The biggest reason for this is that I captured Taylor interacting with her fans and not posing for the press.  At one point, I used one of these pictures to make a project for my Tumblr photo blog, Celebrities’ Innermost  Thoughts.

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I posted this on April 11, 2012 here and the next day, it was reblogged on what I think was Taylor’s Tumblr page.

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I started taking notice of her music when “I Knew You Were Trouble” was released because I liked the video for the song.

Released on her birthday in 2012, this video has almost 200 million views.

When “Shake It Off” was released two months ago, I was hooked on the song instantly.

Taylor also has a great sense of humor as demonstrated when she was on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show with John Cleese last week.

Music Videos to Watch- April 13, 2014

Welcome to a long overdue  “Music Videos to Watch.”  I have been so busy with work that I have been lax on this blog but anyway here are some videos that I currently repeatedly watch.


Wisin featuring Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin “Adrenalina”: This video is sexy and features one of my celebrity crushes, Ricky Martin, who looks super sexy in this video. There is a Spanglish version of this song under Ricky Martin’s discography on iTunes. In the Spanglish version, Ricky sings the chorus in English.

Lady Gaga “G.U.Y. – An ARTPOP film”: This video is almost 12 minutes long and features four songs by Gaga, “ARTPOP”, “Venus”, “G.U.Y.” and “MANiCURE”. The video was shot at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California and features cameos of Andy Cohen and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The video is a masterpiece and is worth watching.

Neon Trees “Sleeping With a Friend”: Following the success of their sophomore album, “Picture Show”, Neon Trees are back with their first single off their forthcoming third album, “Pop Psychology”. “Sleeping With a Friend” video has a 80’s vibe to it and lead singer, Tyler Glenn, who recently came out as gay, embraces his inner gayness in this video.

The Best Songs on a Movie Soundtrack Are in the Movie’s Credits

As a movie and music buff, I like to buy soundtracks to movies so I know what music to expect in the movie.  In many cases, most of the best songs on soundtracks were not played until the end credits started.  If the soundtrack is mostly composed music with one or two songs on the album, the song(s) are definitely going to during the credits.  Take, for example, “Love Song for a Vampire” by Annie Lennox was on the “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” soundtrack and it did not play until halfway through the movie’s end credits.



Here are some more examples of end credit songs:


Panic! At The Disco is Back!!

Ever since late 2005 when their freshman album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, came out, I have been a devoted fan of Panic! At The Disco.  The evolution of the band from their debut album to their upcoming fourth studio album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die, which is to be released on October 8, is evident in the P!ATD’s first two singles off of their forthcoming album.

The first single off of P!ATD’s new album is “Miss Jackson.”  The video was shot in Barstow, California.  The song itself is a masterpiece but the video adds to the song.

“This is Gospel” is the second single off of Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die and it is amazing!!  Brendon Urie, lead singer of Panic! At The Disco, is sensational in this video.  Urie is quite a showman as evidenced from his performances of the song “Nearly Witches” during the Vices and Virtues tour.