Tegan and Sara & The Lonely Island’s “Everything Is Awesome”

The LEGO Movie

Quick story: On Monday, the boyfriend and I went to see The LEGO Movie (which was AMAZING, by the way) and stayed for the closing credits. There is no post-credits bonus scene, but still, it's respectful. Anyway, the song "Everything Is AWESOME!!!" was firmly stuck in both of our heads when we had this conversation ... Paul: "Huh, did you know Tegan and Sara did this song?" Me: "Shut up, really?" Paul: "Yeah, see? Right there. Tegan and MORE

PopBytes’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2013!

Tegan and Sara Heartthrob

Without any intro or further ado, I finally present to you my top ten favorite albums of 2013! Lady Gaga ARTPOP Yes, I know I am going to have some eyes rolling over this but I simply don't care, I love ARTPOP! To be honest, I was thinking this was going to be awful based on the fairly messy campaign leading up to the album's release. Yet once I finally had a full listen, I was taken over by Lady Gaga. It's totally over the top, MORE

PopBytes’ Top Ten Favorite Music Videos of 2013!

Charli XCX "SuperLove"

Over the weekend I was busy compiling my top favorite albums of 2013 list (which should be up very soon), and I thought why not feature ten of my favorite music videos that were posted here on PopBytes this past year. So I present to you my favorite music videos of 2013 ... Charli XCX "SuperLove" Lily Allen "Hard Out Here" Petula Clark "Cut Copy Me" Christina Aguilera "Let There Be Love" Lady Gaga MORE

Katy Perry and friends dazzled at the Hollywood Bowl!

Katy Perry

Last night I was super lucky to attend the Citi Presents Katy Perry's We Can Survive show (benefiting the Youth Survival Coalition) at the famed Hollywood Bowl, which turned out to be one of the best concerts I've seen in awhile, it was a truly magical (and chilly) evening. The night started out early with a very special VIP pre-event that kicked off around 5pm with Katy Perry doing an intimate acoustic set along with a Q+A session. Fans MORE

Video: Tegan and Sara’s “Goodbye, Goodbye”

Tegan and Sara "Goodbye, Goodbye"

Even though Tegan and Sara's seventh studio album, Heartthrob (iTunes), was released back in January (which seems like ages ago), it still remains one of this year's best releases. Without a doubt, it already has a slot in my top ten favorite albums of 2013 list, it's super enjoyable from start to finish! One of my favorite cuts off the album, "Goodbye, Goodbye," is the Canadian rock/pop twin duo's latest music video, don't miss it below, the MORE

Exclusive: Watch Tegan and Sara live in concert and answer PopBytes’ questions!

Tegan and Sara

I've already raved about Canadian pop duo Tegan and Sara's incredible seventh studio album, Heartthrob (iTunes), and without a doubt it has safely secured a spot in my top favorite albums of 2013, it's a stellar release. I recently had an amazing opportunity to ask them two questions (who were their heartthrobs growing up and who would they like to collaborate with) thanks to Walmart's Soundcheck Risers series, which they answered during an MORE

Tegan and Sara’s “I Was A Fool” video

Tegan and Sara "I Was A Fool"

Last week Canadian twin sister duo Tegan and Sara debuted their brand-new music video for "I Was A Fool," one of the best cuts off Heartthrob (the girls' seventh studio release), which has definitely secured a spot in my top favorite albums of 2013 list. The entire album is fantastic, and I'm thrilled this song was picked out to be a single, the choice simply couldn't be more perfect. MORE

Listen: Tegan and Sara’s “I Was A Fool”

Tegan and Sara "I Was A Fool"

Oh my gosh! I am so happy that Tegan and Sara selected "I Was A Fool" as the next single off their latest album Heartthrob (iTunes). When I saw them play here in Los Angeles a few months ago, I got to briefly meet the girls before the show and I made sure to tell them they seriously needed to release this song as a single, and that's exactly what they did! It's easily one of the best cuts off the album and I hope it becomes a massive hit. Listen MORE

SXSW Music Review: iHeartRadio’s showcase!


Last Tuesday night kicked off the music portion of SXSW and PopBytes spent the evening at iHeartRadio's showcase at The Main in downtown Austin. Thanks to the folks at iHeartRadio we were treated with VIP access, complimentary high fives and awesome tunes. There was a line wrapped around the corner and the venue was already swamped with avid fans. DJ Skee was pumping out the beats in between sets by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Atlas Genius and MORE

Tegan and Sara bring ‘Heartthrob’ to Los Angeles

Tegan and Sara

This past Friday night I scored a ticket at the last minute to catch Tegan and Sara's sold out show down at Club Nokia. Although these adorable and talented Canadian twin sisters have been around for years now (their first independent release was back in 1999), I never had a chance to see them play live. As of lately I've been completely and utterly obsessed with their stellar seventh studio album, Heartthrob, which just dropped last week (now MORE

So I ran into Katy Perry and John Mayer last night …

John Mayer and Katy Perry

UPDATE: Here's my review of the Tegan and Sara show! So last night I was at Club Nokia downtown for the Tegan and Sara show (which was fabulous, and I'll write up a post about it soon) and as I was walking around, I noticed Katy Perry and her boyfriend John Mayer (and her stylist Johnny Wujek, who is such a hunky hottie) being quietly escorted into the small gated area where the audio mixers were located in the middle of the main floor. Of MORE

Listen: Tegan and Sara’s “I Was A Fool”

Tegan and Sara

Canadian pop duo Tegan and Sara (comprised of openly gay identical twin sisters) are gearing up for the release of their seventh studio album, Heartthrob (out January 29th, pre-order now). They girls just dropped another single called "I Was A Fool," which you must listen to below, a fantastic and lush pop ballad that I've been playing on repeat. Between this track and the album's first single, "Closer," they're in the running to land a spot on MORE