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REMINDER: #FreeTicketFriday Returns Today At 1PM (EST)!

Warm up your hashtag trigger finger, because this week Free Ticket Friday is back. Win free tickets to any US-based show you want, just by tweeting at OurStage or interacting with us on Facebook. Yeah, we can’t believe it’s that easy either. Here’s what you have to do:

TWITTER ENTRY:

1. Follow @OurStage on Twitter.

2. Retweet the #FreeTicketFriday tweet (posted at 1PM on Fridays).

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We’re also giving you the opportunity to win over Facebook:

1. Make sure to “like” the OurStage page.

2. Interact with our Facebook contest post (Like, Share, or Comment)

Once you interact with the contest links you’ll be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to the US-based concert of your choosing. Past winners have already snagged tickets to see Green DayMaroon 5The Killers at Madison Square Garden, and Jay-Z at one of his historic first shows at the Barclays Center. If you’re on Twitter or Facebook all the time anyway, why not win some free tickets while you’re at it?

Click here for the official rules.

Five Entertainment Alternatives For Super Bowl Sunday

If you’re among the many who cringe at the thought of partaking in any Super Bowl Sunday festivities, fear not. Just because you don’t want to paint your face the color of your favorite team, wear your favorite player’s jersey, or spend the day jumping up and down screaming in joy (or anguish) doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time this weekend. In fact, with most people preoccupied by the game, there’s a lot to do with no crowds to deal with, and since you probably have no obligations, might as well take advantage. We’ve put together a list of five entertainment alternatives for those wishing to sit out the “big day” this Sunday. Check them out after the jump. Continue reading ‘Five Entertainment Alternatives For Super Bowl Sunday’

Lady Antebellum Release “Downtown” Lyric Video

We do not cover country music nearly enough, and the following song is reason enough for us to cover the genre more in the months to come.

Lady Antebellum have been one of the highlights of country music in the pop world over the last few years, and with the release of their lyric video for “Downtown” today it seems likely they’ll stay atop the chart for the foreseeable future. The song has a relatively simple verse/chorus/verse pop structure, but there is a sincerity in the music that is near impossible to deny. Everything about your being will want to like this song, so stop waiting around and click below to enjoy “Downtown.”

“Downtown” will be available for purchase on all digital retailers beginning next Tuesday, February 5.

If you enjoy Lady Antebellum, check out OS act Bronze Radio Return!

SXSW Announces Third Wave Of Bands

One of the music industry’s largest and most highly anticipated events, South by Southwest, has just announced a third wave of bands who will be performing at the festival. For those not doing the math, that brings the list to just under a whopping 1,300 live acts set to take the stage in Austin, Texas this March. Newcomers to the lineup include Tegan and Sara, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Black Lips, and Vampire Weekend. You can check the full list of performing acts for this year’s festival right here.

If you like Tegan and Sara check out OurStage artist Vic and Gab.

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The 2013 People’s Choice Awards Results

The people have spoken. The 2013 People’s Choice Awards were held yesterday at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA and the results don’t seem to surprise many. Katy Perry walked away with four awards, including Favorite Female Artist as well as Music Video, Favorite Pop Artist, and Favorite Fan Following – referring of course to the KatyCats.

Other notable award recipients include One Direction who was awarded Favorite Album and Favorite Song, Jason Mraz who was awarded Favorite Male Artist, and Taylor Swift who was awarded Favorite Country Artist.

Performances throughout the night featured Jason Aldean who belted “My Kind of Party” and R&B favorite Alicia Keys, who sang “Girl on Fire,” as well as “New Day.” Christina Aguilera also performed her ballad “Blank Page” and did so in style, dressed in white and surrounded by candlelight. Perhaps the most entertaining performance of the show was The Wanted‘s acceptance speech, wherein the members broke into an a cappella of “Afternoon Delight.”

All the winners are can be viewed after the jump.

Continue reading ‘The 2013 People’s Choice Awards Results’

Grammy Performances Announced: Taylor Swift, fun. And More

It’s officially awards season. Sure, it can be an obnoxiously gratuitous, self-congratulatory time, but there’s always a little entertaining drama to keep things interesting. Then, of course, there are the performances to look forward to. And now, music enthusiasts, the first batch of performers for the Grammy Awards have made the rounds.

Among this year’s Grammy performers will be first timers The Black Keys and fun., along with Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, and Rihanna. All these performers are nominated in various categories, including fun., Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys competing for Album of the Year.

View the full list of nominees right here and don’t forget to tune in as LL Cool J returns to host the 55th Annual Grammy Awards live at 8p.m. EST Sunday, February 10th on CBS.

If you like Mumford & Sons check out OurStage artist Kory Murphy.

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‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Moves To New Time Slot

Late night fans, it’s time to adjust your alarms! One year shy of its 10th anniversary on the air, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! will be moving to a new 11:35pm time slot beginning next week.

For artists who want to do more than just watch at home, you can take advantage of our latest competition, which places one artist per month on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform in front of millions. Another chance to compete will be coming up in just a few short weeks, so keep checking back for the latest updates.

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Miley Cyrus Covers Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”

Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” has been covered by big name acts like The White Stripes and The Sisters Of Mercy, but for the first time, Parton’s own goddaughter, Miley Cyrus has covered the track as part of her “Backyard Sessions,” recorded this past summer.

Surprisingly true to the original, “Jolene” is the last in the series, preceded by James Shelton‘s “Lilac Wine” and Melanie Safka-Schekeryk’s “Look What They’ve Done To My Song.”

Listen to “Jolene” after the jump. Continue reading ‘Miley Cyrus Covers Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”’

The Tower And The Fool Perform New Song

New England folk rockers The Tower And The Fool have gone through a few lineup changes since their formation a few years ago. They originally started as an acoustic duo-fronted band, but have now downsized to a more electric 4-piece with Alex Correia as the one remaining frontman. Click here to check out their new song called “Let It Ride” from their live performance at Great Scott in Allston, MA last week.

Correia used to be the frontman for Boston post-hardcore band Therefore I Am before they broke up in 2010. The band will be coming together again for the first time in 2 years for two “end of the world” reunion shows tomorrow night and Saturday night at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. The first show is sold out, but tickets are still available for the second one. Click here to buy them online.

If you like The Tower And The Fool, then check out OurStage artist Mieka Pauley.

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Kelly Clarkson Engaged To Reba McEntire’s Stepson

This past weekend Kelly Clarkson and her boyfriend of roughly one year, Brandon Blackstone took to Twitter to share the news of their recent engagement.

“I’M ENGAGED!!!!!” Clarkson shared. “I wanted y’all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever.”

Blackstone, the stepson of Reba McEntire, chose a yellow canary diamond for his blushing bride to be, who later told her fans:

“It’s a yellow canary diamond with diamonds around it and Brandon designed it with Johnathon Arndt! They did an amazing job! I can’t wait to make Brandon‘s ring with Johnathon as well!”

But don’t expect a grandiose southern wedding just yet. Earlier in the year, while on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show Clarkson revealed that the two would probably elope.

“Honestly, I’ve never been the girl to plan a wedding… We will totally, probably elope.”

What do you think of the couple’s recent engagement? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

If you like Kelly Clarkson check out OurStage artist Mieka Pauley.

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