One of the hottest single’s out today is Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”. So naturally YouTube is blowing up with cover imitations. If you have time, you might want to surf some of the creative channels and get your pop music fill. However, if you’re looking for the cream of the crop, search no further than the talented Alex Goot. His channel is filled with numerous cover songs of hit music accompanied by comedic videos to give them each his own quirky twist.
To see his rendition of Call Me Maybe, click here.
Fun fact for all you cover-lovers out there: Alex Goot is touring in the summer of 2012 with Boyce Avenue! Tickets are on sale now, so walk, run, fly, or swim out to pick them up and see your favorite musician in person while supplies last.
For a more (musically) serious side to the talented Mr. Goot, check out his rendition of Drops of Jupiter by Train. Enjoy!
Cover bands that is! With the increased success of Lady Antebellum’s new single Just A Kiss, a few of the top cover bands have released their own YouTube versions. These bands include Boyce Avenue, who currently have over a million views on this video alone, and Karmin, who have well over three million. Knowing how both bands operate, there is no doubt in my mind that each rendition will soon be available for download/purchase on iTunes.
Unsure if you’ll agree with the masses? Then check out each version of the song for yourself below and let us know where you stand!
Lady Antebellum – Just a Kiss (original)
Boyce Avenue – Just a Kiss
Karmin – Just a Kiss
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On second thought, the Brits have pretty much landed! No, not the pop icon with the notoriously shaved head, rather the amazing vocal vibrations from across the pond. If you’ve been near a radio, magazine cover, or television set lately, you’ve probably noticed the note-worthy tunes of Adele, La Roux, Jessie J, Taio Cruz, Tinie Tempah, The Wanted, or even teeny boppers One Direction!
What makes these tea-sipping songsters so great? Although I’d love to say it’s something like the infecious accents, it’s simply because they’re all extremely talented. It’s about time someone gave the US music elite a run for their money! In a time when every song was starting to sound the same, these fresh new artists continue shine a much needed light of originality on the the otherwise predictible ballads of our time.
Just in case you haven’t had a chance to embrace the invasion, here’s the latest single by The Wanted. It’s called Chasing The Sun. They’re a boy band for the 21st century; all the love songs, with none of the cheesy gimicks! Also, the US self-entitled album drops tomorrow, April 24th!
The Wanted – Chasing The Sun
One of the most versatile cover artists of our time, Karmin, is appearing on Saturday Night Live tonight at 11:30pm. Don’t miss out as Amy and Nick unleash their tantalizing talents of the airwaves. The dynamic duo will be preforming their original material and (if we’re lucky) the addictive covers that made them famous in the first place. So turn on those television sets, curl up on the couch, and get ready for some great tunes.
Got some time to kill before the show starts? Check out Karmin’s cover of “Pumped Up Kicks” originally sung by Foster The People. If you enjoy it head to iTunes and take a peek at their new single, BrokenHearted.
On a side note: SNL’s guest host this week is Zooey Deschanel
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All you Jason Mraz fans had better hold onto your seats, there’s a new crooner in town who’s willing to give the soulful singer a run for his money! New York native, Brad Go, is a cover artist who’s bohemian style and undeniably swoon-worthy vocals are heating up the stage at such places as the Bowery Electric, Wicked Willy’s, and The Village Lantern.
So now that I’ve wet your appetite, why don’t you feed the curiosity and take a peek at his facebook page. It lists all of Go’s past and present appearances, a list of his latest songs (both cover and original available for FREE download), and some pictures for those of you who need some eye candy with your serenade.
Also, don’t forget to check out his video Woman. It’s one the freebies I mentioned earlier and really showcases Go’s talent as a singer/songwriter. Who knows, maybe I’ll see you at the next show!
You think you got what it takes to rave? I am calling all ravers to submit a video of one of the craziest raves you have ever been to and post it on YouTube for the A Cravey Night Contest Show us anything rave-worthy….anything from crazy lightshows, intense visuals, or heart pounding bass. The winner will receive VIP tickets to Electric Zoo Festival 2012.
I don’t know about you, but I really can’t stand some of the remakes of good house beats these days. So here are the 10 Worse Remakes of Good House Beats, in my opinion.
1) Original: Levels by Avicii Remake: Levels Good Feelin by Flo Rida
2) Original: Show Me Love by Robin S. Remake: Don’t Wanna Come Home By Jason Derulo
3) Original: Pon De Floor by Major Lazer Remake: Run The World (Girls) by Beyonce
4) Original: Better Off Alone by Alice Deejay Remake: Say Yeah by Wiz Khalifa
5) Original: Im Not Alone By Calvin Harris Remake: Yeah 3x by Chris Brown
6) Original: Around The World by ATC Remake: La La La by Auburn
7) Original: Party All The TIme by Sharam Remake: Party All The Time by Casely
8 ) Original: Technologic by Daft Punk Remake: Touch It by Busta Rhymes
9) Original: Alors On Danse by Stromae Remake: Alors On Danse (feat. Kanye West)
10) Original: Satisfaction by Benny Benassi Remake: Move, Shake, Drop by Pitbull
What is a rave? Where do people rave? Who are ravers? These questions may pop in your head when you think of “dance parties” or light shows, that is why it is important to understand the fundamentals and basics of a rave. The most basic definition of a rave is simply a giant dance party which features electronic dance music, most of the time a DJ, and lots of lights. Raves are meant to bring people together who just want to dance and have a good time with the music they love. The term P.L.U.R., which stands for peace, love, unity, and respect, is a mantra most ravers believe in. Ok, now that you know the basics of a rave here are some steps on how to be a raver.
Step 1: Dress comfortably, especially if it is your first rave. There is constant body movement and being dressed uncomfortably can really bring down your vibe. You can wear whatever you like, however many ravers tend to dress in bright, neon colors to bring out the spirit of the rave. Ultimately, wear what you want to wear.
Step 2: DANCE. Even if you don’t know how, just move. Let the music take control of your body, and don’t worry what other people think. Odds are, they don’t know any dance styles themselves, so just go with the flow.
Step 3: When handling glow sticks or liquid/light shows, just hold them while dancing, and go with the music.
- Remember P.L.U.R.
- Bring glow sticks
- Dress comfortably and bright
- Drink lots and lots of water
- Have fun and let the music take control
Kaskade is back! With his new album Fire&Ice rapidly rising the house music charts, Kaskade says this album represents the last ten years of his career. Each song appears twice on the album showing two different sides of the song. There is the “Fire” mix which is the uptempo side and the “Ice” mix which is the more chill-house side of the song. He collabs with major artists including Skrillex, Neon Trees, and Skylar Gray. This album is definitely worth a listen. This album combines Kaskade’s signature piano riffs with smooth vocals and hard bass-lines. Kaskade will be hitting the big city this weekend at Roseland Ballroom. Some of his openers will be Alesso and Sleepy & Boo. Real Kaskade fans better be there, I know I will be.
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