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Eric From Black Gold on The Baub Show Tonight!

I *just* got a message that Eric will be interviewed on The Baub Show, which looks like a streaming site with some pretty cool interviews. The message says it’ll be at 7 p.m. PST, which is pretty much right now, so check it out. It looks like the interviews are archived if you miss it, never fearB

September 13, 2010 I Written By

First Look at “Jar of Hearts” Music Video

Christina Perri’s making a music video for “Jar of Hearts” and it has BOTH Kathryn and Allison (who each danced to it, with Billy and Neil, this season). Check out her first look behind-the-scenes video here.

August 25, 2010 I Written By

Lissie, Lissie and More Lissie

So I said I got Lissie‘s new album just a bit ago – and that I was loving it. Here are some more details for those of you who love her song “Everywhere I Go,” Everywhere which was featured on Season 7 of SYTYCD.

Her album, “Catching a Tiger” Catching is available now and you can catch her on tour here:

OCT. 6 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
OCT. 7 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ TROUBADOUR
OCT. 9 – AUSTIN, TX @ AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL (12:15-1pm, ZYNC Card stage)
OCT. 10 – HOUSTON, TX @ HOUST OF BLUES Bronze Peacock
OCT. 11 – DALLAS, TX @ GRANADA THEATRE
OCT. 13 – DENVER, CO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER
OCT. 15 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ TRIPLE ROCK SOCIAL CLUB
OCT. 16 – DAVENPORT, IA @ REDSTONE ROOM @ RIVER MUSIC
OCT. 17 – CHICAGO, IL @ LINCOLN HALL
OCT. 20 – WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 CLUB
OCT. 21 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ JOHNNY BRENDAS
OCT. 22 – NEW YORK, NY @ HIRO BALLROOM
OCT. 23 – BOSTON, MA @ T.T. THE BEARS

Ticket presales start today. Click here and use the username lissie and password tickets.

I think it’s really, really not cool that she’s not coming to New Orleans. I’d love for her to cram a local show in (maybe on the 8th, on your way to Austin, eh Lissie?) and come see me. If you’re lucky enough to be near one of her tour dates, I hope you’ll check her out. And tell us all about it!

In the meantime, there’s a free download of her song “In Sleep” available from rcrdlbl, one of the free and legal download sources that our readers told me about in the “So You Want Free Music” post.

Enjoy!

August 18, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD S7 Musical Power Rankings

Incidentally, I could also do a power rankings just from the hits last night’s songs have gotten. Almost all of our top slots are from last night’s episode (Lissie kind of breaks up the trend, yay!). This would be the power ranking if we were using the song’s popularity as a judge –

1. Ashley/Mark’s Travis Wall not-so-jazz (in your face, jidges!) to Annie Lennox’s “Wonderful” – Bare
2. Adechike/Allison’s contemporary to D.H.T. ft. Edmee’s “Listen to Your Heart” –Listen
3. Jose/Kathryn’s Bollywood to “Marjaani Marjaani Kasame” – Billu from Billu Barber
4. Alex/Lauren’s Broadway to Sylvestor “Summertime” – Mutual
5. Melinda/Ade’s contemporary to Skunk Anasie’s “Squander” – Squander
6. Cristina/Pasha’s paso doble to James Dooley’s “Ira Deorum/Sanctus” – Position
7. Kent/Courtney’s jazz to Amy Winehouse’s “Amy Amy Amy” – Frank
8. Robert/Anya’s Argentine tango to Bond Quartet’s “Libertango” – Shine
9. Lauren/Dominic’s hip-hop to Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” – I (probably because most people have it already, or are at least aware of it, still it’s done pretty well for itself).
10. Billy/Comfort’s krump to Tha J-Squad’s “So U Think U Can Krump” (probably because I couldn’t find it to post it).

What do y’all think?

June 24, 2010 I Written By

Top Music of SYTYCD Season 7 – So Far!

The music has been so incredible already this season, before the live performances even begin!! I thought I would put together a Top 26 (for the number of All-Stars/Contestants) list of songs from the season so far. This is based on YOUR clicks, so it doesn’t count those songs we’re all dying to download, but can’t yet (i.e. Shawn McDonald’s “Hope”).

Maybe you can use this list to make a SYTYCD Season 7 playlist for yourself. 🙂

Season 7’s Top 26 So Far
1. Damien Rice’s “Prague” – Damien Rice - O (Deluxe Version) - Eskimo (w/hidden tracks "Prague" and "Silent Night")
2. Lissie’s “Everywhere I Go” – Lissie - Why You Runnin' - EP - Everywhere I Go YAY!!!
3. Sam Sparro’s “Black & Gold” – Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro (Bonus Track Version) - Black & Gold This song has been popular on SYTYCD before, in Season 6 and on SYTYCD Australia. And, of course, SYTYCD alum Kherington danced to it in the “Fame” remake.
4. Rebecca Sayre’s “New Girl” – Rebecca Sayre - New Girl - New Girl
5. Telepathe’s “Lights Go Down” – Telepathe - Dance Mother - Lights Go Down
6. Kate Nash’s “Nicest Thing” – Kate Nash - Made of Bricks (Bonus Track Version) - Nicest Thing
7. Itzhak Perlman’s “Theme from Schindler’s List” – Itzhak Perlman - Schindler's List - Theme from Schindler's List (Reprise)
8. Ryan Calhoun’s “Who We Are” – Ryan Calhoun - Everything That I'm Not - Who We Are
9. Portishead’s “The Rip” – Portishead - Third - The Rip
10. As always, Oona’s “Tore My Heart” – Oona - Tore My Heart - Single - Tore My Heart from Season 6
11. Jimmy James’ “Fashionista” – Jimmy James - Jamestown - Fashionista
12. Juliana Joya’s “Spinning Around (Ole Ole Ole)” – Juliana Joya - Spinning Around (Ole Ole Ole) - Spinning Around (Ole Ole Ole)
13. Richard Walters’ “The Animal” – Richard Walters - The Animal (Bonus Track Version) - The Animal
14. Anouk’s “Lost” – Anouk - Hotel New York - Lost
15. Ron Pope’s “You’re the Reason I Come Home” – Ron Pope - Daylight - You're the Reason I Come Home
16. Jason Reeves’ “Photographs and Memories” – Jason Reeves - Hearts are Magnets - Photographs & Memories
17. Billy Porter’s “Time” – Billy Porter - At the Corner of Broadway and Soul (Live) - Time
18. TV on the Radio’s “Wolf Like Me” – TV On the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain - Wolf Like Me
19. The Audition’s “The Way You Move” – The Audition - Self-Titled Album - The Way You Move
20. Future of the Left’s “Arming Eritrea” – Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Another - Arming Eritrea
21. Shawn McDonald’s “Take My Hand” – Shawn McDonald - Simply Nothing - Take My Hand, which I linked to instead of “Hope,” which isn’t released yet.
22. Kill Hannah’s “New York City Speed” – Kill Hannah - Wake Up the Sleepers - New York City Speed
23. Max Richter and Dinah Washington’s “This Bitter Earth/On the Nature of Daylight” – Max Richter & Dinah Washington - Shutter Island (Music from the Motion Picture) - This Bitter Earth / On the Nature of Daylight from the “Shutter Island” soundtrack.
24. Craig Armstrong’s “Ruthless Gravity” – Craig Armstrong - As If to Nothing - Ruthless Gravity
25. DeVotchKa’s “Queen of the Surface Streets” – DeVotchKa - Una Volta - Queen of the Surface Streets, which I listed mistakingly instead of “And the Winner Is” –
26. Lil Wayne’s “Da Da Da” – Lil Wayne - Rebirth (Deluxe Version) - Da Da Da

The difference between #26 and #27 was only 1 hit, so, a lot of the songs that I didn’t list have also been popular. Like, Juliana Joya’s “Something About You,” Juliana Joya - Something About You - Something About You which came close, but was used later, so it probably hasn’t picked up the steam that “Spinning Around” has. Incidentally, almost all of these songs are now listed first on the artist pages, which leads me to believe all of our traffic is helping the artists, as well!

Want to know what other songs Season 7’s given us so far? As we progress through the season, you can find all the Season 7 music here. Didn’t see your favorite on the list? Love one of the songs? Let us know in the comments. Enjoy!!

June 12, 2010 I Written By