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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Concert Review: The Nick and Knight Tour

Nick and Knight is the latest side project between Nick Carter and Jordan Knight. If those names ring a bell, it may be because they are famously known as members of two of the most iconic boy bands of the 90’s. Carter is the blonde heartthrob from The Backstreet Boys and Jordan Knight charmed fans with his dance moves in New Kids On The Block. Although both bands are still active in today’s music scene, Nick and Knight have joined forces on a new side project as a dynamic duo. Seeing them outside of their original groups is unusual, but it has been an easy change to get used to. This fresh side project is an entirely new venture that is equally exciting and intriguing. Nick and Knight have managed to merge two of the most memorable 90’s fandoms: BSB and NKOTB.

Nick and Knight are currently on a headlining tour and they played a show in Orlando, FL on October 21st at The Plaza Live, which I was lucky enough to attend. This event was extra special since it was in Nick’s hometown. In fact, even Howie Dorough from The Backstreet Boys made an appearance to support his fellow band member.

Watching Nick Carter and Jordan Knight perform in an intimate environment (a 1400 capacity room) was a unique experience. In between songs they were extremely casual and conversational with the audience; they cracked silly jokes and reminisced on good memories. They treated us like old friends.

Although the concert was smaller than the typical NKOTBSB production, Carter and Knight still put their heart and soul into their performance. After over 20 years in the spotlight, they still haven’t lost their touch; they made everything look effortlessly flawless. As expected, the songs were upbeat and catchy while their choreography was sharp and perfectly timed. They played off their strengths but they also kept things fresh and versatile by bringing in a keyboard and guitar for the mellow portions of the set. In addition, the full band playing behind them completed the show; without their instrumentals, it would have been a dud (thank goodness they didn’t use any backing tracks).

Nick and Knight played mostly original songs from their debut, self titled album. These tunes are a soulful, modernized twist on the poppy sound that made them famous.

Despite highlighting the new release, they weren’t afraid to mix in throwback tracks to their setlist. This kept BSB and NKOTB fans hooked while bringing something new to the table. *SPOILER ALERT* they ended their set with a bang by playing their greatest hits: Larger Than Life and You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff). I’m not gonna lie to you…I was a Backstreet Boys fan back in the day but New Kids On The Block was a little before my time. Despite that, hearing these songs again brought me back to my childhood and made my 90’s fangirl dreams come true.

Nick and Knight did an outstanding job intertwining the old and the new. They introduced us to their new music while they occasionally paid tribute to their 90’s roots (including “The Carlton” dance moves).

As a reviewer, I tried to find a flaw or come up with constructive criticism but it was impossible. Nick and Knight have mastered their craft and they delivered an energizing and entertaining show. It was fun and lighthearted whether you are familiar with Nick and Knight or not. If you want to listen Nick and Knight’s music but don’t know where to start, I recommend listening to “Switch” and “One More Time” from their self-titled album!

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Author: Tori 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

August Burns Red Announce Headlining Tour with Miss May I, Northlane, and Erra

Jan 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jan 23 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Jan 24 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall 
Jan 25 - Boston, MA @ House Of Blues 
Jan 27 - Quebec, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
Jan 28 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis 
Jan 29 - Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
Jan 30 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
Jan 31 - London, ON @ London Music Hall 
Feb 1 - Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall 
Feb 3 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues 
Feb 4 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's 
Feb 5 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave 
Feb 6 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights 
Feb 7 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
Feb 9 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall 
Feb 10 - Murray, UT @ Murray Theatre
Feb 12 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room 
Feb 13 - Calgary, AB @ Macewan Ballroom 
Feb 14 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory 
Feb 15 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory 
Feb 16 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Feb 17 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre 
Feb 19 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades 
Feb 20 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse 
Feb 21 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues 
Feb 22 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Feb 24 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live 
Feb 25 - Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
Feb 26 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Feb 27 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
Feb 28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom 
Mar 2 - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
Mar 3 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution 
Mar 4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 5 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend 
Mar 6 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva 
Mar 7 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom 
Mar 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts

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Enter Shikari Stream New Single "The Last Garrison"

Enter Shikari just released the first single from their upcoming album, The Mindsweep. You can listen to "The Last Garrison" below:

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Bring Me The Horizon Premiere "Drown" Music Video

Bring Me The Horizon have premiered their music video for "Drown". Their new single comes out December 7th and you can pre-order it on iTunes now: Stream the video below!

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Enter Shikari Reveal New Album Details

Enter Shikari will release their new album The Mindsweep in the United States and Canada on January 20, 2015! Check out the track list below:

1. The Appeal & The Mindsweep I
2. The One True Colour
3. Anaesthetist
4. The Last Garrison
5. Never Let Go Of The Microscope
6. Myopia
7. Torn Apart
8. interlude
9. The Bank Of England
10. There’s A Price On Your Head
11. Dear Future Historians...
12. The Appeal & The Mindsweep II

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