WHAT: Coming off the successful release of their new EP, East Lansing, LA-based rock band Halo Circus is back on tour, this time with Ruby Rose Fox opening. They will be performing at Musica in Akron. The tickets are $10 at the door and an additional $2 for persons under 21. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2rNTzq8.
WHEN: Friday, July 23; doors at 6PM
51 E Market St, Akron, OH 44308 (330) 374-1114
MORE: Bilingual rock band Allison Iraheta + Halo Circus was
co-founded by former American Idol star Iraheta and multi-platinum
producer, producer and bassist Matthew Hager (Duran Duran, Scott Weiland), joined on guitar by Brian Stead. Refreshing, arresting and completely original, Allison Iraheta + Halo Circus have developed a reputation for their impressive live performances. The band released their highly anticipated debut full-length album, Bunny, on June 24, 2016 and embarked their first tour. The album received a great deal of critical acclaim, including one LA Music Critic award for Best Pop Female Artist (Allison Iraheta) and four nominations: Best Rock Band; Best Pop Female; Best Single (Desire); and Best Video (Desire).
The band recently released their new EP “The East Lansing Sessions,” recorded during their stop in East Lansing, MI. The 5-track EP features stripped-down, raw acoustic versions of singles from Bunny with “Nothing At All,” “All I Have,” and “Band-Aid;” along with additional tracks “Stand Up” and “The Needle and the Damage Done.” The EP premiered on Yahoo Music and is already receiving rave reviews from Popdust and Celebmix.
I am glad Phillip Phillips won this year’s American Idol and his first single has already become an instant hit. The music video is great. “Home” has been used during the 2012 London Olympics, skyrocketing the single to sell 105,000 copies in two days.
This morning, the music world lost a member of its royalty. The Queen of Disco, Donna Summer died today at the age of 63. Summer’s death was from lung cancer which she had struggled with for years. Donna Summer left a legacy of outstanding songs.
I saw this commercial last night when I was watching American Idol. Very creative and entertaining commercial.
Haley returns to the American Idol stage to perform her debut single, “Free”.
This week on American Idol, the top 10 performed songs from the Billy Joel songbook. While some of the contestants shined, others fell flat. Here is a brief summary of the performance show:
- DeAndre Brackensick “Only the Good Die Young”: Okay but DeAndre to me doesn’t have star quality
- Erika Van Pelt “New York State of Mind”: I thought she did good. Loved the makeover.
- Joshua Ledet “She’s Got a Way”: Wrong song for him.
- Skylar Laine “Shameless”: Her singing is too nasally.
- Elise Testone “Vienna”: Strong song choice. Diva-like attitude.
- Phillip Phillips “Moving Out”: Awesome singing. His best performance yet especially the last line.
- Hollie Cavenagh “Honestly”: Not her best but solid marks. The girl is amazing.
- Heejun Han “My Life”: While I do like Heejun, he is dangerously close to being as annoying as Sanjaya from season six.
- Jessica Sanchez “Everybody Has a Dream”: This girl is the one to watch. Flawless performance
- Colton Dixon “Piano Man”: Another to watch. A true rock star.
In the end, the bottom three was Heejun, Erika, and DeAndre. Erika received the lowest number of votes and as soon as she started singing her song for the judges, you can tell from Randy shaking his head that they were not going to save her. So Erika goes home, while the top nine will move into the Idol Mansion.
This season of American Idol has an amazing amount of talent, some more talented than others. I am going on record with prediction of who will be competing in the finale and who will win: