Joining music legends Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell, Boca Raton’s own Hilary McRae as signed with Starbuck’s own label Hear Music. Hear Music is a joint venture between Concord Music and Starbucks, Her cd will drop this Spring. Hilary, 21, is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts. You can check our her soulful sound here.
Cute Is What We Aim For canceled their Voodoo performance in New Orleans, LA on Sunday October 28th due to Shaant having laryngitis. Here’s hoping he’s better for the Miami beach show on Halloween at the new Fillmore Miami Beach. Get there early to see CIWWAF since they are the opening act. (and say hi to Dave Melillo who is playing guitar for Cute on this tour).
Sum 41 have been forced to cancel their remaining tour dates as frontman Deryck Whibley is having back problems.
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will enter the studio to start recording their second album in December. You can catch the RJA on one of their last dates before recording: November 15th with Reel Big Fish and Between the Trees at Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Fl. Tickets are a bargain at $15 non-students and $10 FAU students (www.fauevents.com). You’ll make Zac happy too, since he’s the concert board chair. Don’t forget about out Reel Big Fish press conference 3:45-5pm at the FAU Student Center.
We the Kings Self Titled Debut on S-Curve Records
Amidst the growing number of generic pop-punk bands, We the Kings gives a fresh outlook on this bland genre. The Floridian quartet’s self-titled debut is an upbeat mix of catchy and endearing songs sure to please everyone. We the Kings starts strong with “Secret Valentine,” a song about your first relationship, and then transitions into their first released single, “Skyway Avenue.” Driven by a steady guitar line, “Skyway Avenue” is the quintessential rock ballad about teenage love. Using catchy lyrics, an up-tempo beat, and hand claps, “Check Yes Juliet” is the most infectious and entertaining song found on the album. One of the most engaging tracks on We the Kings is titled “Whoa.” Despite the chorus’ lack of intellectual depth, listening to “Whoa” results in uncontrollable head banging. We the Kings’ self-titled album is a great debut that distinguishes them from the other average bands.