Canadian pop singer Lights will perform a very special show at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square on September 30th as the 2014 Artist Ambassador for Pinktober, Hard Rock’s annual campaign for breast cancer awareness. The 18+ show begins at 7 p.m. and is free with RSVP.
Celebrating its 15th year raising awareness and funds for breast cancer, Hard Rock’s Pinktober is joining forces with a host of musicians around the world for parties, live music events, and the chance to raise awareness and money for local, national, and international charities, including The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Caron Keating Foundation.
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Lights is out with the music video to her new single ‘Portal’, off the Canadian pop artist’s third studio album ‘Little Machines’, out on September 23rd via Warner Brothers Records. The black-and-white visual finds her driving down a country road, inevitably ditching her car to search for a portal on foot.
“There are so many things that make ‘Portal’ special to me,” Lights explained. “It started as a one-chord experiment and was finished in New Mexico on a solo writing getaway. The drumbeat of the song is actually comprised of me recording baby belly drumming when I was full term with my daughter. Naturally a song so unique gets special treatment, and this video is no ordinary video. Myself and a small, talented crew spent the day in an otherworldly glade about an hour outside of Toronto meandering through elvish woods and driving old cars. It was perfect.”
Watch the video via YouTube below.
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Oh Honey has released the official video for ‘Lonely Neighbor’, from the Brooklyn indie folk/pop duo’s debut EP ‘With Love’, out now on Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic. ‘Lonely Neighbor’ follows Oh Honey’s previously released videos for ‘I Love You Will Still Sound The Same’ and the band’s single, ‘Be Okay’. Watch it via YouTube below.
Missy Higgins has released the music video to her new single ‘Shark Fin Blues’, off the Australian singer songwriter’s new book/album ‘OZ’, out September 19th on Eleven. Earlier this month, the 31-year-old announced to fans that she and her fiance were expecting a baby, due in January. She said, “A new chapter is about to begin, and with it a crazy and wonderful journey, no doubt.” Watch the Patrick Fileti directed video via YouTube below.
Sarah Jaffe is out with the music video to her new single ‘Lover Girl’, off the Denton, Texas singer songwriter’s latest album, ‘Don’t Disconnect’, released earlier this month on Kirtland Records. Jaffe further explores sounds and textures that reach far beyond her more acoustic beginnings on the McKenzie Smith produced track. Watch the Jason M. Reimer directed video via YouTube below.
Charli XCX is out with the music video to her new single ‘Break The Rules’, off the British pop singer’s second album ‘Sucker’, out October 21st via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records. The Marc Klasfeld directed video, shot in Los Angeles, features cameos from Rose McGowan as well as galpal, Kitten frontwoman Chloe Chaidez.
“I was inspired by movies like ‘Jawbreaker’ and ‘Carrie’ for the ‘Break the Rules’ video,” Charli explained. “I never went to prom when I was at school so this was kind of me living out my weird fantasy of what prom would be like in my head. I asked Rose McGowan to be in the video and I never ever thought she would say yes, but she did… so she came to prom too… And she trashed it.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Several pop artists shared their feelings after news broke with actor and comedian Robin Williams had died apparently by suicide Monday morning at his Northern California home. Williams was 63. Among the postings on Twitter:
JoJo (@JoJoistheway): I love you Robin. We all did/do. No one will ever compare to you. May you rest in peace.
Alison Sudol/A Fine Frenzy (@AlisonSudol): I am so sad to hear about Robin Williams passing… It’s like losing someone you knew. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes): I’m heartbroken about Robin Williams. There’s nothing else to say.
Olly Murs (@ollyofficial): I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams!! An amazing actor so funny! Good morning Vietnam one of the best ever! #RIPRobinWilliams
Vanessa Carlton (@VanessaCarlton): I had the pleasure of sitting across from Robin Williams at a dinner. He was such a great guy & a genius in his work. This is so terrible.
Crystal Bowersox (@crystalbowersox): Tears… And prayers for his family. Any hope that the news surrounding Robin Williams is a big hoax?
Jessica Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): Robin Williams, thank you for raising me/ all of us with your light and talent. May you find your peace now X
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Wow…I’m truly shocked by the news of Robin Williams passing. RIP to a man who made the whole world laugh. My heart goes out to his family.
Elizabeth & The Catapult (@thecatapult): So sad about Robin Williams rip fisher king
Moby (@thelittleidiot): Poor Robin. Such a beautiful soul. To die rather than reach out is so heartbreaking.
Nicky Byrne (@NickyByrne): Robin Williams news is just so sad. Shocked.
Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): So sad to hear of Robin Williams’ passing.. Was one of the best.. I can’t believe it.. #rip
Janet Devlin announced an intimate UK tour this winter in support of her debut album ‘Running With Scissors’, released in June. The Northern Ireland singer songwriter entered the scene as the cool folk act on ‘X Factor’ in 2011. Tickets are on sale now. Concert dates are as follows:
Dec. 1 – Bristol, Exchange
Dec. 2 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Dec. 3 – Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Dec. 4 – Liverpool, EVAC
Dec. 8– Newcastle, Cluny 2
Dec. 9 – Glasgow, Classic Grand
Dec. 10 – Leeds, Wardrobe
Dec. 11 – Norwich, B2
Dec. 15 – Brighton, The Haunt
Dec. 16 – London, Surya
Demi Lovato is out with a music video for her single ‘Really Don’t Care’, featuring Cher Lloyd. The footage is taken from the Pride parade in Los Angeles in June. The track is off the American pop singer’s fourth studio album ‘Demi’, out now on Hollywood Records. Watch the Ryan Pallotta directed clip via YouTube below.
Hilary Duff is out with the music video to her new single ‘Chasing the Sun’, a track co-written by Colbie Caillat. The song is from the American pop singer’s upcoming fifth album, the first since her 2007 release ‘Dignity’. Watch the Declan Whitebloom directed video via VEVO below.