From Katy Perry to Alice in Chains, the Best Music Videos of the Week
Photo:By night at the Westin Lake Las Vegas, savor the cuisine at Marssa restaurant, or cozy up with drinks to a romantic outdoor fireplace. Photo:Jubilee Tower guest rooms at Balley’s Las Vegas come dressed in neutral tones with pops of red and feature flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and updated bathrooms. Photo:The one party you won’t want to miss, the Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball takes place at the Hard Rock’s premier nightclub, Vinyl. Photo:The FleurBurger 5000 is Kobe beef stuffed with black truffles and foie gras, garnished with truffle sauce and served on a brioche truffle bun for $5,000. Photo:Michael Jackson ONE is a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience Photo:Wet and wild at Encore Beach Club Photo:The Westin Lake Las Vegas Photo:Park on Fremont Photo:The imposing edifice of the Mob Museum Photo:Gold, black and breathtaking: The Bank at Bellagio Photo:Eyecandy Sound Lounge at Mandalay Bay Photo:The incomparable Hakkasan Photo:Gordon Ramsay’s take on fish and chips at GR Pub & Grill Photo:Andrea’s 5-spice garlic lobster Photo:The epic Fatty Melt from Citizens Kitchen & Bar Photo:Summer sizzles at the Stratosphere Photo:For $250,000, you too can control the Fountains of Bellagio Photo:ARIA Resort & Casino Photo:Dining 180 feet above the Strip with Dinner in the Sky Photo:You will get wet: Wet ‘n’ Wild water park returns to Vegas Photo:Sky Combat Ace lets you take the controls for a bit of pretend dogfighting Photo:Topshop will open a 20,000-square-foot retail space inside Fashion Show Mall September 5, 2013, 11:16 a.m. iHeartRadio Music Festival , the biggest live concert event in radio history, returns for a third year to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 20 and 21. The events lineup of superstars which this year includes Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, J. Cole, Elton John and a rare performance from Queen with Adam Lambert is even bigger for 2013 with the addition of the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village featuring daytime performances by Miley Cyrus and The Wanted on an adjacent 15-acre site along the Las Vegas Strip. Ryan Seacrest, host and producer of 102.7 KIIS-FMs nationally syndicated Los Angeles morning drive-time show On Air with Ryan Seacrest, will once again serve as the festivals host. Last year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival sold out in minutes, trended worldwide on Twitter, dominated the media and ruled the airwaves, and inspired fans from all around the world, Seacrest told reporters in July. This year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival becomes a trilogy remixing, redefining and rewriting music history. The 2013 main festival lineup will also include Muse, Tiesto, Chris Brown, fun.
‘Making Music May Improve Young Children’s Behavior’
“Not letting you hold you back” Pollack states. (Amazon.com) If somewhere were to listen to Michael Pollack’s “Chances Are” not knowing anything about the musician, they might be surprised that he is so young. His sound is older and does emulate many of his influences. This is not a bad thing whatsoever. If anything, it might extend his potential musical career. The song is very uplifting and deals with taking chances. It showcases his excellent piano skills and vocal ability. Pollack is also living-proof that taking chances may pay-off. While he never expected that Billy Joel would say yes to his proposal, he took that risk and it worked. Now hopefully Pollack can turn that success into a future in music. Michael Pollack is recording a bunch of new music and will be performing shows in the upcoming year.
Music will provide answers, let it play in Kashmir: Zubin Mehta
Throughout the course of the video, she becomes a regular jungle girl, making friends with the animals and swinging around in a leopard bikini top and grass skirt. Its silly, but its impossible not to smile watching this video. This song roared right in and knocked “Blurred Lines” off the No. 1 spot on the charts. Korn, “Never Never” Its Korn against the clock in this video, literally. The band spends time battling a clock-demon woman in a fabulous dress who tries to kill the band with her giant hands and numerals. Korn frontman Jonathan Davis said about the song It’s a relationship song. You go through that s— and you get hurt so bad. Then you think, ‘It’s not worth it anymore. I’m not going to f—— love again.’ You experience so many pressures to be a good dad, a good husband, a good lover, or whatever. Being in a relationship is a lot of work.” Its a rough ride for a band thats known to stir things up.
Political discourse, militant threats, protests and tension all appeared to fade as Mehta, who hit the town on Friday evening, calmly declared, “Kashmir is beautiful, I am happy to be here My music will provide the answers. Let the music play.” On the eve of the concert, the warring parties, though, did not appear to share the conviction. Big B, Ambanis, Tharoor, Wadia and more among Zubin show invitees The tension over the show- seen as Germany’s endorsement of the situation in Kashmir – has reached a peak. The separatists are ready with detailed plans of protests and shutdowns and the civil society groups have received the authorities’ green signal for its parallel protest concert. The government, on the other hand, is under considerable pressure on the security front. Shalimar Bagh, the venue of Ehsaas-e-Kashmir concert, has been sealed. Vehicles are being checked, people frisked and even the movement of boats in Dal Lake has been severely curtailed. The protests, meanwhile, picked pace. Practically overnight, “Go Zubin Go” graffitis mushroomed across the city. Students held a demonstration at Kashmir University and Asiya Andrabi, chief of separatist organisation Dukhtaran-e-Millat, declared, “Mehta is the director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Israel is the country responsible for the killing of innocent Muslims.” Efforts are on to create a disturbance during the concert- Andrabi has asked the locals to raise anti-India slogans on loudspeakers. The mainstream political parties are conspicuous by their silence. The two main parties of the valley- National Conference and the PDP – have refused to comment, saying they have no wish to “politicise the issue”. “We believe there is no reason to oppose the event,” said NC’s Tanvir Sadiq.
By Associated Press, The 1975, The 1975 (Dirty Hit/Polydor) The 1975s self-titled debut is a mixed bag. Jumping from guitar-heavy indie hits to disco funk dance-floor tracks, the boys from Northern England say the varied sound of the album is down to their lack of identity. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas That lack of identity allows a rawness to emerge, both in lyrics and music. However, despite the variation on the album, the indie pop tracks are the ones that work the best. Chocolate is the perfect concoction, opening with an infectious riff, and it almost doesnt matter that the only word in the song you can decipher is chocolate. The City plays off the strength of singer Matty Healys voice coupled with a pounding drum beat and a repetitive chorus. The album is co-produced by Mike Crossey, who has worked with The Kooks and Arctic Monkeys, and though The 1975s lyrics dont match the lyrical prowess of Alex Turner, at times they are as playful and sarcastic. In the synth-filled Girls they jibe: I like your face despite your nose, seventeen and a half years old. In general, however, lyrics are littered with teenage angst. Sex covers the obvious themes of teenage lust but paints some literal scenes: My shirt looks so good, when its just hanging off your back. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Im doing this crazy multiplexing just because I can, not because it makes any kind of audio-listening sense. So, from the comfort of my iPhone app, I decide to group all my speakers together in party mode linked to the TV. Cacophony, be gone. PUMP UP THE BASS. And I think, this is how it should be! This is what Ive craved ever since I played that first MP3 on my crappy computer speakers back in the late 90s. High fidelity sound where I want it, when I want it, from any source I can think of. Finally. The promise of digital music, realized. I wish my grandfather was around to hear it. * * * The sheer size of the package the FedEx guy dropped off at my doorstep one week ago was impressive enough.
Digital music nirvana. Finally!
5, 2013 Making music can improve both pro-social behaviour (voluntary behaviour intended to benefit another) and the problem solving skills of young children according to a new study. The study, carried out by undergraduate student, Rie Davies, and academics Dr Maddie Ohl and Dr Anne Manyande from the School of Psychology at the University of West London, explored the pro-sociability, co-operation and problem-solving abilities of 24 girls and 24 boys aged four. The children in the study were randomly assigned to either a ‘Music’ Group (Group 1) or a ‘No Music’ Group (Group 2). Children in Group 1 (Music) sang and played the percussion bullfrog and children in Group 2 (No Music) listened to a story. These sequences were then followed by two games a ‘Co-operation’ game and a ‘Helping’ game. The children’s problem solving ability was tested by observing their reactions during the ‘Helping’ game. Music improved helpfulness for both girls and boys with children in the ‘Music’ group over thirty times more likely to help than those in the ‘No Music’ group. Girls were over twenty times more likely to help than boys. Making music was also shown to improve co-operation among all the children in the ‘Music Group’ who were six times more likely to co-operate than those in the ‘No Music’ Group. Once again girls were even more likely to co-operate after music making than boys. Boys in the ‘Music’ Group were also four times more likely to problem solve. Rie Davies said: “This study provides support for prior research by Kirschner and Tomasello (2010)1 and also highlights the need for schools and parents to understand the important role music making has in children’s lives in terms of social bonding and helping behaviours.