Just in case you missed anything while living under your rock, here's all the insanity you can handle from June 1st - June 7th.
By Shelby Chargin |
June 8, 2015 at 12:44 AM
â€œHit Like A Girlâ€ Premiered This Week
Iâ€™m in love with this idea. The â€œHit Like A Girlâ€ contest is meant to inspire female drummers who work their asses off and continue to banish certain ideals about girls in bands, and itâ€™s an all around awesome cause. In our scene, we obviously all know the lovely Jess Bowen as our go-to female drummer. Sheâ€™s majorly involved with this project, and in the new mini-documentary they released you get to see her involvement with an amazing cause and contest. Oh, and in case you needed another push to watch, Beyonceâ€™s drummer, Venzella Joy, is also a part of this. All hail Queen B and her team! You can watch the video on the Hit Like A Girl website!
The 1975 Managed to Break Us and Put Us Back Together In Two Days
And you thought Kim K. broke the Internetâ€¦ Last week the PR and social media team behind the band The 1975 pulled one of the best stunts Iâ€™ve ever seen: they disappeared from our digital screen-filled lives. Things actually seemed a bit glum for a while as Matty, their fearless leader, tweeted a very sad comic about endings and starting over that led the internet to believe this was it for the band with only one full-length album. It took about two days for them to re-emerge, pretty in pink and ready to take on the world. I give them major credit for pulling off a stunt of such magnitude, even if it only lasted less than 48 hours. They were like Santaâ€™s elves; not a peep about the gifts theyâ€™re making for all of us sleeping peacefully through the night. And yeah, they announced a bunch of tour dates, too.
The Honda Civic Tour Has Taken Us All For A Ride
Well, the Honda Civic Tour is ascribing to a â€œDGAFâ€ motto this year. They just announced this week that the previously announced â€œOne Direction: On The Road Again Tourâ€ is now the new Honda Civic Tour with openers Icona Pop. Iâ€™m going to take a step back and say that many will be angered by this, but Iâ€™m sitting back with a glass of wine and laughing at everyone in the businessâ€™ lack of care about genres, popularity, and image anymore. I think this is a good thing. 1D will join the likes of Fall Out Boy, My Chem, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, and more who have graced the stages of this tour, and I think itâ€™s a great way to say, â€œLook at what we can do,â€ to everyone, ever.
Like Coca-Cola, The Supergroup NEKOKAT Is A Real Thing
Jess Bowen (from The Summer Set), Jordan Witzigreuter, and Cameron Walker formed a supergroup called NEKOKAT (which apparently means â€œcat catâ€ so theyâ€™ve already won the Internet) and released a new song this week. Itâ€™s highly addictive, I just canâ€™t get enough of it. Â I canâ€™t express how awesome I think it is when a bunch of musicians in bands who are friends get together to make new music. Does Isles and Glaciers ring a bell people? My favorite jams usually involve collabs so Iâ€™m really Â stoked on this. Listen to it, love it, be cat cats.
Whatâ€™s On My Mind This Week
Speaking of collabsâ€¦ Last week I wrote about Fall Out Boy and 5SOS working together, and a lot of people on Twitter had an opinion about it. The opinions (although everyone is entitled to one) werenâ€™t very niceâ€“nor did they come from a place of genuine dislike of the music. Iâ€™m a firm believer in waiting to judge music UNTIL IT IS RELEASED. Meaning, even if someone tours with the biggest boyband in the world (who I like anyway), I donâ€™t allow that to cloud my judgement of the music they put out. The 5SOS and 1D boys are both very talented, they didnâ€™t get where they are because they clean up nice. Look, a lot of what is going on right now (emo revival, achem) is because of FOB. If they want to work with the latest band thatâ€™s broken in a huge way, Iâ€™m all for it. Letâ€™s see what the artistry of a legend combined with that of a newer very popular band brings us. When judgments are passed before music is released, itâ€™s a basic bias, and not a good one. Your job as a music fan is to allow yourself to listen to things without judgement of who created them (I mean short of people who do actual bad things, thatâ€™s acceptable) and allow yourself to form an opinion based on the music. Keep your ears open, people.