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Holy Cat Deely! SYTYCD Episodes Online!!

FOX now has episodes of SYTYCD Season 7 online. Looks like just the last three episodes at the moment, but this is good news. Now we can watch and re-watch and re-watch and discuss ad nauseum with easy access to our favorite dancing!

Crossing my fingers that this means FOX may put past seasons up online. Or that we’re closer to getting DVDs.

July 6, 2010 I Written By

Black Gold Shines Part 3

Keep in mind that the quality of my dinky camera is very, very poor. But maybe these will whet your appetite and make you want to see Black Gold for yourself.

This is the first song of the set, “Idols”:

This was around the middle of their set and really got the crowd energized, “Breakdown”:

This, of course, is Black Gold’s song “Shine,” Rush which has been appearing on SYTYCD as the farewell song:

There were two more songs after “Shine,” which I didn’t record. After the show, I spent some more time with the band, including Alastair, while Young Veins and then Rooney played. Jason Schwartzman came up to play drums with the band, which includes his brother Robert, of course. He shredded a drum stick, which ended up going home with a girl I met at the show. 🙂

I closed down The Republic with the members of Black Gold and some of Young Veins, but it was soon time for me to turn into a pumpkin since I’d have to be at work in less than 5 hours!

That’s it for my night with Black Gold – but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a few more surprises and presents up my sleeves. Stay tuned!

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Black Gold Shines Part 2

Last night, I was lucky enough to catch Black Gold‘s New Orleans appearance with Rooney and Young Veins. It kind of all came together when their label, Red Bull Records, saw all of our talk here on the site and asked if I’d like to meet the band and catch the show.

So, even though I had to be at work this morning at 6:30 a.m. (!) I ventured out to hang with Black Gold and I did not regret it.

Nick, Black Gold’s tour manager, introduced me to lead singer Eric Ronick and even though we’d only just met a few minutes before, we had no trouble being incredibly silly together in this video interview. Forgive all my giggling. It’s Eric’s fault.

The video’s very dark, but I think it does a good job of showing what the venue was like – moody black and red lighting. Just pretend you’re sitting cozy on a leather couch in the merchandise section with Eric like I was last night.

My first experience with bassist Kerry Wayne-James is recorded in the middle of my interview with Eric. A few minutes after this recording, I met percussionist/guitarist/vocalist/song writer Than Luu, though our meeting was regrettably not recorded. It was epic, let me tell you. (I didn’t meet the last band member, Alastair Paxton, till after the show.) After chatting with Eric and Than for a few minutes (during which, they gave me a cd and a t-shirt!), the guys had to make their way to the stage for their performance.

And that brings us to the end of Part 2. Stay tuned!! More surprises later!

Don’t forget to comment to win tickets to the rest of the Black Gold tour dates while you’re waiting to read about the rest of my night with the band. 🙂

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Win Tickets to the Black Gold Tour

I’ve just gotten word from Black Gold’s label Red Bull Records that they’d like our readers to have the opportunity to win tickets to the remaining dates on Black Gold’s tour with Rooney and The Young Veins.

I wrote last night that I was going to the show and I’ll post my review soon. The short version of my review is YOU HAVE TO GO if you get the chance.

Here’s the deal – the FIRST person to write in the comments requesting tickets to a particular city wins a pair for that city’s show. Keep in mind that neither Red Bull Records nor PureSYTYCD can pay any travel costs or any other associated expenses. But you will have the chance to go with a friend to a phenomenal show. And I speak from experience – PHENOMENAL. You’ll read all about it soon.

We here at PureSYTYCD ask only that you send us your concert review and tell us and your fellow readers all about the show – but have no fear, it can be really informal. As far as I’m concerned, all of our writers are eligible for tickets as well since I’ve given nobody warning we’re doing this. 🙂

Check out the dates and let us know in the comments. FIRST commenter per city wins a pair.

Fri 7/9 Tampa, FL Crowbar

Sat 7/10 Atlanta, GA The Loft

Sun 7/11 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend

Mon 7/12 Greenville, SC The Handlebar

Wed 7/14 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

Thu 7/15 Dewey Beach, DE Bottle & Cork

Fri 7/16 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club

Sat 7/17 S. Hackensack, NJ School of Rock

Sun 7/18 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place

Mon 7/19 Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey

Thu 7/22 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance

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