Idina Menzel Performs ‘Holiday Wishes’ in NYC

Idina Menzel

The holidays have never really been Idina Menzel’s favorite time of year. During an intimate concert for iHeartRadio Live in New York last Thursday, the Tony Award-winner and voice of Elsa in Disney’s juggernaut Frozen recalled how, when she was fifteen, she learned on Thanksgiving morning that her parents were getting a divorce. She remembered the turkey getting thrown in the garbage, the potatoes being tossed down the drain, and MORE

BANKS has me ‘Beggin For Thread’ on repeat

BANKS

A few weeks ago I caught BANKS' second sold out show at The Wiltern, which also was the final night of her Goddess Tour. I caught 26-year-old Los Angeles based singer / songwriter BANKS (Jillian Rose Banks) last December at Hollywood Forever's Masonic Lodge–and although I was quite impressed by her vocals–nothing grabbed me that night. Fast forward to September–BANKS drops her debut album, Goddess (on Harvest Records), I fall completely MORE

PICS & VIDS: Lana Del Rey @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Lana Del Rey | Hollywood Forever Cemetery | October 18, 2014

Last night, Lana Del Rey held court at the second of two instantly sold out surprise shows at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which was absolutely amazing on every level. I saw Lana live at her debut Los Angeles show at the Troubadour in December 2011, which was decent yet nearly three years later, she has seriously sharpened her live performances–way better than the second time I saw Lana at the El Rey Theatre in June of 2012. I was pleasantly MORE

Ingrid Michaelson Celebrates ‘Lights Out’ in NYC

Ingrid Michaelson

She’s been performing for nearly a decade, but 2014 is shaping up to be Ingrid Michaelson’s biggest year yet. On Wednesday, the 34-year-old played to a sold-out crowd of approximately 5,500 adoring fans at New York’s iconic Central Park SummerStage. It was the singer / songwriter’s largest headlining show to date, and Michaelson was very visibly moved by the turnout when she stepped onto the stage to commemorate the milestone. But MORE

Robyn + Röyksopp = Perfect Combination!

Robyn + Röyksopp

A week ago I was lucky enough to attend Robyn and Röyksopp's sold out show at the Hollywood Bowl (a mere five-minute stroll from my apartment) with 17,000 other people. The Swedish pop star (who has actually been on the music scene for almost twenty years now) and Norwegian duo joined forces together, recently releasing a tight five-track EP called Do It Again (iTunes) and are now promoting it on their Do It Again Tour 2014, there's only a few MORE

Get to know Broods (if you don’t already)

Broods

This past week I headed over to The Echo in Silverlake to catch one of the buzz bands of the moment, Broods. The brother and sister pop music duo who hail from New Zealand are 21-year old Caleb and 19-year-old Georgia Nott. After they released their single "Bridges," they were signed to Capitol Records and dropped their self-titled EP back in January. I kept hearing people talk about these two, so I was finally glad to see and hear what all the MORE

Katy Perry launched her Prismatic World Tour!

Katy Perry

After the October release of her much anticipated third studio album PRISM, our favorite "California Gurl" is back, and she hasn’t even skipped a beat. Katy Perry kicked off her Prismatic World Tour Wednesday night at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena in front of a sold-out crowd of over 8,000. “This tour is going to be fantastic, I’m going to be very close to the audience, and I’m taking it to the next level,” said Perry, and she did just MORE

Delta Rae killed it at the Troubadour!

Delta Rae

Last week (March 27th) I got to see one of my favorite bands, Delta Rae, for the fifth time live ... that's how much I love them. This was the third time I had seen 'em play at Los Angeles' Troubadour, and once again they completely killed it front of everyone at the sold out show! Delta Rae is currently on the Chasing Twisters Tour in support of their latest EP, Chasing Twisters (listen to the title track here), which is the follow-up to their MORE

Sam Smith Previews ‘In The Lonely Hour’ in NYC: Concert Review

Sam Smith

Sam Smith is the best new artist of 2014. Yes, it’s only March and Smith has yet to release an album. But that said, there’s a reason that so many fans are heralding the 21-year-old English singer/songwriter as “the male Adele” across the web. For starters, Smith is the recipient of the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll and the BRIT Critics’ Choice Award, both of which Adele won in 2008 before collecting her first Grammy a year later. And MORE

Justin Timberlake: Why you flipping me off?

Justin Timberlake

Most of the time, when we post videos of celebrities responding to hecklers in concert, it's usually because they're having an epic freak out that only makes them look worse. So here's Justin Timberlake showing everyone how to handle a heckler. Apparently someone decided to flip him the bird during his 20/20 Experience World Tour show in Philly, and his response was to basically mock her for doing the most blatantly assy thing someone can do in a MORE

Miley Cyrus kissed Katy Perry! QUICK! Someone call 2008!

Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry

Over the weekend, Katy Perry went to Miley Cyrus' Bangerz tour at Los Angeles' Staples Center, and the two of them ended up kissing for a fraction of a second. Despite the fact that one of Katy's first songs was about kissing girls and liking it, while Miley buried her head in a woman's ass during her VMAs performance, somehow this was news. I'm not saying this to bash either of them, but come on: there are certain things that just shouldn't be MORE

Keep your eyes (and ears) on Conway!

Conway

Last week I was invited to catch up-and-coming singer / songwriter Conway's show held at Los Angeles' Museum of Natural History (as part of their First Fridays series). I heard of her late last year when she released her Big Talk EP (iTunes) which I enjoyed and peaked my curiosity enough to check her out live. I wasn't sure quite what to expect but in the end I was thoroughly impressed by Conway. I thought she put on such a fantastic show (my MORE

Sky Ferreira christens Rough Trade in Brooklyn!

Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira has been busy these days. She just wrapped up a small tour to promote her long-awaited (and incredible) debut record Night Time, My Time (iTunes), had a mishap with the law in upstate New York which was completely blown out of proportion according to her (she explains herself rather candidly in an interview with John Norris). After experiencing supposed bouts of laryngitis and bronchitis which have been misdiagnosed by many doctors MORE

Charli XCX does NYC’s Irving Plaza

Charli XCX

After postponing her US tour to open up for Paramore in the the UK, Charli XCX finally returned to NYC to serenade us with her brand of dark electro-pop. On this unseasonably cold autumn night, Irving Plaza filled up with excited teenagers (and a few mom and dads), gay men, and the tastemakers of this city—which include but are not limited to Greg K (of Misshapes fame), Betty Who and of course PopBytes. ;) LIZ, R&B songstress from MORE