He proclaims himself more influential than the President. .
But Kanye West’s Yeezus tour woes continued when less than 4,500 fans reportedly turned up to watch his show at a 19,000 seat arena in Kansas on Tuesday.
The Stronger star was surely far from impressed with the turnout at the Kansas City Sprint Center, but he tried to placate the audience during an eight minute rant. CONTINUE READING
Buzz Track: The Kid
Adam Jensen who we just featured just released his EP and has been sitting on the top 10 of the singer/songwriter iTunes Album Charts. Jensen has become a Kings favorite after listening to his new self released single “The Kid”. Jensen has made a name for himself with a commitment to his songwriting craft and relentless gigging which includes dates all over the world and opening for artists such as Kid Rock, Train, and many more. Jensen is nominated for “2013 Songwriter of the Year” by the New England Music Awards, and previously received the LA Music Award for “Male Vocalist of the Year.” His debut EP, “Head on a String” reached as high as #7 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
The Top 8 Emerging Artists
Addison Scott – I Want You Bad
The Vantage – On My Way
Strangeheart – How To Feel Right
Like Swimming – Go Buffalo
Kaylee Rutland – Into The Circle
Tommy Burr – Get Out
The Cold & Lovely – Red Eye
Cape Lion – Jennie
Buzz Track: Seven Years
Nina Yasmineh who writes soulful, dark-ethereal indie-pop has become a Kings favorite. Originally from Minneapolis, Nina now hails from NYC. She recorded her first EP and full-length album at the Brewhouse Studios in her hometown, both of which laid the groundwork for her current signature sound. The EP Seven Years has earned coverage from The Deli, Mixtape Maestro, Hilly Dilly, and many more. She typically performs at Rockwood Music Hall and The Living Room.
Katie Cole originally from Melbourne, Australia, now based in Los Angeles has released a new video (We Started A) Fire. Katie has been making a name herself winning locals awards, TV placements, and with BBC Radio airplay. She tours both the UK and America and recently has performed at festivals including SXSW, Sundance, Namm, and ASCAP expo along with various Hard Rock Cafes throughout America.
From Showbiz 411:
Lady Gaga‘s ARTPOP dropped 81% in sales for its second week and fell to number 7 from first place. The album sold 50,154 copies, down from first week of almost 260K. ARTPOP will be written about one day as a huge marketing failure, unique in every way. After a long, much ballyhooed build up the finished product simply fizzled.
Lady Gaga– Stefani Germanotta– will learn a lesson about hubris from this experience. Maybe. She directed the entire campaign, went against the advice of others, and wound up losing a ton of money ($25 million seems severe, but lots) for herself and for Universal Music.
This means ARTPOP has sold just 300,000 copies in two weeks. Where are all her fans and ‘monsters’? They certainly didn’t like what they heard. But as I said before, ARTPOP was a gigantic misfire. Gaga tried to shove the art world down the throats of the fans. They didn’t want it, and they were confused by it. What had they related to was Gaga as champion of the underdog, the gay kid, the bullied kid, etc. Jeff Koons was not in their realm.
The flop album may yet affect more things, like a tour. It will be interesting to see if she can sell tickets to concerts with music no one bought. The best solution is get back with producer RedOne, add some songs to an ARTPOP 2.0, and try and revive the CD. It’s been done. But Gaga will have to listen to someone other than herself.
PS Eminem retook the number 1 spot with his Marshall Mathers LP 2. He sold 127.000 copies, about two and a half times as many as Gaga.
Buzz Track: Bull Buster
Waxhead, a 4 piece surf grunge from Australia just released a video for Ball Buster. They usually perform at the iconic Great Northern Hotel in Byron Bay. The band has a upcoming dates in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. They are receiving airplay on 4ZZZ & Triple J Unearthed Radio and performed BigSound 2013.
Buzz Track: Resting Eyes
Love & Thanks is a 5 piece band based in Malibu and have becomes a Kings favorite. They are currently completing their debut EP, which is set to be released later this year. Give these tracks a couple of listens – good musicianship, composition, and a memorable melodies. In the vein of Coldplay but the band offers an original component.