When you see all the things that duo Jack&Jack have managed to achieve together, it makes you wish you had a best friend of the same name super badly. The guys released their full length album “A Good Friend is Nice” earlier this year and have managed to combine a slick combo of pop, R&B, rock and hip hop. Thanks to the duo’s differentiating strengths — Jack Gilinsky’s smooth pop and R&B vocals, and Jack Johnson’s hip hop rap verses and vibes — the guys have managed to put together an album of some of the best tunes we’ve heard in years. They’re stark amidst their US headlining tour, which runs until May — so if you don’t have your tickets just yet, you should hurry on up and get some.
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Crimson Apple premiere their rock-solid track “Somebody”.
For months, when the project first started the only images we would see would be darkly lit images of a slender figure with a mullet. The music video for “The Outfield” is the back of a guy wearing a red jacket walking through multiple crowds of people in different cities — revealing a slow motion turn at the very end, by which we never really see his face. At the time, no one knew that Martin was indeed The Night Game and that he had chosen to disregard his every accolade, a thing that most other people would never do. Rumor has it, Martin got his record deal by being contacted through DM on Instagram after Bill Burr heard “The Outfield” at “It’s a School Night” (a popular showcase in Los Angeles) He signed without anyone putting together that he was “Martin-Johnson-former-frontman-of-Boys-Like-Girls-and-successful-writer/producer.”
Emo Nite started in Los Angeles, as an event started by three friends: Babs Szabo, T.J. Petracca and Morgan Freed at a small dive bar where they simply just “wanted to play their favorite music.” “We honestly thought Emo Nite would be a one-time event at a small dive bar where 15 of our friends would show up,” Babs says. Little did they know, the event would morph into a huge monthly event, bringing together people who share the love of emo rock music from the 90’s, 2000’s, and today — changing the idea of what a music event can be. In its’ original format, Imagine that downstairs (let’s say at The Echoplex in Los Angeles) you’ve got some of the biggest names from the original emo-era like Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, DJing remixes of your favorite emo songs. Then, upstairs (possibly at The Echo) emerging bands like I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME are playing some of their first shows
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