WIRED Cafe once again provided a welcome retreat for press and celebs during the Comic-Con madness. The one-day invitation only retreat atop the rooftop terrace at San Diego’s Omni Hotel included drinks and tasty finger foods to re-energize attendees. Celebs on scene included Liam Cunningham, Alexander DiPersia, Maria Bello, and Teresa Palmer.
The stars came out during NYLON/NVE The Experience Agency’s After-Con party on Thursday, July 21. at San Diego’s OMNIA Nightclub. Attendees included Teen Wolf’s Holland Roden, “I am Legend’s” Alexander DiPersia, and Kristian Nairn (“Game of Thrones” Hodor).
Musician Andre 3000 was spotted enjoying the festivities with long-time girlfriend Dominique Maldanado. Actor Tyler Posey arrived with younger brother Jesse Posey. The “Man in the High Castle” stars met up with their newest co-star Bellla Heathcote, who recently announced that she will be joining the cast as a series regular on Amazon’s hit drama.
Shortly thereafter, Miguel Gomez arrived with fellow co-star Kevin Durand. “The Strain” stars were spotted celebrating the release of their spoof rap video “Vamps Boom.” Other notable attendees included: Casper Van Dien, Cody Christian, Ian Bohen, JR Bourne, Mecad Brooks, Nina Sky, Shane West, Tara Reid and Zelda Williams.
Ending the party with a bang, DMX hit the stage for a surprise performance, which included hits such as “Up in Here” and “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” as revelers sang along to every single lyric.
The Lumineers’ second album, Cleopatra, has hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, while their recently released single “Ophelia” just set a record for the single week spin count at the AAA radio format (source Mediabase). Read more
This gritty, vampire-esque music video from Mynabirds delivers a dark bloody message within slow, haunting rhythms and echoing lyrics in its new release, Velveteen. Make sure you check it out. Read more
We are! Following the release of her critically acclaimed album Blood To Bone, New Zealand-born/Los Angeles-based Gin Wigmore is set to kick off her largest North American tour yet next week in D.C. on March 27. Read more
Yeah Boy, comprised of solo artist Johnny Castro, just released the new Wildfire EP. The new album takes on a soulful, feel-good R&B pop sound, right where his last release left off. If you are looking for a set of tunes to chill to, this is a great set of songs to spin.
Fever High is a Brooklyn-based indie-pop band specializing in upbeat, retro indie dance tunage. Reminesce of 80s pop bands like the GoGos, these ladies will definitely get you moving and smiling.
The band is comprised of singer/instrumentalists Anna Nordeen and Reni Lane. Their sound is retro-tinged, danceable indie pop, with infectious choruses, lush harmonies, and an irresistible blend of analog synths and organic textures.
Tantalized was recorded with collaborator/producer Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne). You can grab it on Amazon starting August 14, 2015.
Fever High has recently begun playing shows as a quartet, rounding out their live line-up with drummer Brian Wolfe (Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne/St. Vincent). Check for shows near you.
UK rock band Lawson will head for the Roads on their summer U.S. tour. They will be rocking out on stages from New York to Ohio with the Australian indie-pop ensemble, Sheppard. These guys have a great sound. Don’t miss them if they come to your area (hopefully they will tour in more locations in the future). Read more
Muse’s first single, “Dead Inside”, off their album Drones is holding tight in the number one spot for a second week in a row on the Mediabase and Billboard Modern Rock Charts. Muse holds the record for number of weeks at #1 with their song “Madness”, which set the record back in 2012. Warner Bros. Records will release Drones on June 9, 2015. Watch out for that one guys and gals!
Chicago’s Victorian Halls just released a new music video to complement the single “Come in with the Storm” from their theatrical rock-pop sophomore album, Hyperalgesia, that just hit everywhere online and in the store. The album features the mixing talents of Joe Chiccarelli (Strokes, US, Beck). The video is not for closed minds or those easily offended.
Modestep recently released the track “Rainbows” off the upcoming album London Road. You can definitely hear the masterful blend of bass-laden tracks, all produced by Josh and Tony, who expand upon their rock, dubstep and electro hybrid sound to create a homage to their hometown.
Australian-born viral internet and radio sensation Gotye has been on the road for most of this past Summer. The singer will continue his journey on through Fall into winter, ending up in Europe once done with his massive North American tour dates. Gotye’s album Making Mirrors is still at the top of the charts along with his extremely popular single “Somebody I Used To Know” and this tour really takes advantage of that success.
Howl Griff’s new album Fragile Diamond is being touted as the best way to enjoy these last few gasps of Summertime as Fall rolls around the corner and comes for us all. We think it’s that and a bit more. It’s seems to represent more of a promise: that good, upbeat rock and roll doesn’t have to horde it’s thrills in the bright sunshine. It can permeate the darker, more muted moods of Fall even as the green turns to vibrant reds, oranges and yellows.
Fragile Diamond is the very spirit of The Beach Boys or The Beatles with an edge to the romanticism of sunny days and clear blue skies embodied in gorgeous melodies and effective guitar riffs. It serves as a reminder that steady women with fragile hearts exist in the crisp winds of Autumn just as they exist in the warm breeze of Summer.