Apr 212014

The first announced act for the Mercury Ballroom, Christina Perri, makes a stop at the new concert hall on April 25, with a tour titled “Head Or Heart,” which is also the title of her second album, released on April 1. Perri’s single, “Jar Of Hearts,” which was featured on the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance,” sold three million copies following its release in 2010. It also scored her a record deal with Atlantic Records, which released her debut album, Lovestrong, in May 2011. She subsequently recorded “A Thousand Years” for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.  That single sold four million copies. So it’s clear the gal has marketing clout and an ability to write a monster hit pop song. Birdy opens. Go hear her for yourself at the Mercury Ballroom for $22.50 + $10 ticketing fee,  in advance or $25 DoS

“Here’s “Jar Of Hearts”:


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Apr 202014

Put together a pair of Berklee College Of Music students, mix in a generous dose of modern pop and rap covers and simmer with a series of daytime TV appearances and you get Karmin, scheduled to play The Mercury Ballroom on April 24. Their music is self-described as “left-of-center, hip-hop-influenced pop-rock sound.” They employ the services of a team of current pop writers and producers, resulting in a thoroughly state-of-the-heart pop sound. Their current album is Pulses, released in late March as a digital download only. Bonnie McKee opens. Tickets for the show are $19.50 plus $5.00 fee
Watch the official video for “I Want It All”:


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Apr 182014

The Pass have wrapped their series of single releases via SonaBLAST! Records that began in January with the dance-pop combo of “Sunny Day” and “Don’t Take It”; February’s was a double dose of disco in “Without Saying” and “Never Compromise”; and last month featured the New Wave ballad “The Same” and the beach-pop of “Be Easy.” This month, it’s “Only For You” and “Layers.” The band will play a show at The New Vintage on Saturday, April 19. Listen to the new tunes:
“Only For You”:


Apr 152014

Miiii-leeee, Miiii-leee! Yep, Miley Cyrus will perform at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, April 19, heading up the Bangerz Tour, along with Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop. The truth is, this is not a show that needs plugging – you (or your children) are already fans enough to be willing to spend the dollars it takes to see her or you think she’s a circus sideshow that long ago jumped the shark. The show is pretty racy (duh!), with Cyrus long ago having dumped the Hannah Montana persona in favor of a sexpot singing sex pop. Tickets range from the binoculars-needed seats at $19.50 to US $89.50.

Here’s Wrecking Bell>


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Apr 142014

You’ve seen and heard them on television (The O.C., One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty, 90210, Letterman) and in commercials (Ice Breakers, AT&T), not so many films(yet) and back in ‘08 at Headliners. They’re the husband-and-wife team called Mates Of State, who do “not normal” things with their music. which is pop with some EDM and dance overtones/undertones. They’re currently on an April tour, which will end at Headliners on April 18. Watch the video below for a sense of what these two are about, which is still promoting their last record, Mountaintops. Tickets to the show are $15.

Here’s the official video for “Palomino”:


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Feb 112014

Michael Feinstein
If songs from the last century that are featured in what is euphemistically called The Great American Songwriter, i.e., material from Sinatra and Crosby, Sondheim to Gershwin, then grab your ticket for the Louisville Orchestra’s LG&E and Fifth Third Bank Pops! concert on February 15 featuring pianist and vocalist Michael Feinstein. A bit from his biography: “Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace.” It’s been three years since Feinstein was in town, so fans will be eager to get the best seats. He’s still promoting The Sinatra Project, Vol. 2, so expect a might more from ole Blue Eyes. In Whitney Hall. Tickets start at $26.

Here’s “Someone To Watch Over Me” :


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