Music Monday: Halsey

 

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Up and coming indie singer, Halsey, is for sure an artist to look out for! This 20 year-old beauty is definitely catching peoples’ attention with her hauntingly beautiful voice, edgy sound, and super relatable lyrics. Not to mention, we’re loving her totally rad style and colored hair! Totally Minty Muse worthy!

Halsey started off her career by posting cover songs on YouTube. In 2014, she recorded an original song called Ghost and posted it to YouTube and SoundCloud. Her original song got her tons of attention and played a big role in getting her signed to NYC based label, Astralwerks. Later on that year, Halsey released her debut EP titled Room 93. The EP was a “visual” with four of the five songs with its own video.

It wasn’t till this year that Halsey started making head wave. During South by Southwest, she was the most talked about person online. Her debut album “BADLANDS” released August 28, 2015. On the album, you can find Halsey’s most popular songs like “Hold Me Down,” “New Americana,” and “Drive.”

Feel like givin’ the album a listen? We’ve got you covered! (:
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Eargasm or nah? Check for tour dates here!

Downtown Las Vegas Life is Beautiful Music Festival

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Life is Beautiful is September 25-27, 2015 in Downtown Las Vegas. This three-day music festival first started in 2013. The festival is in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas and it spreads over 11 city blocks, 4 massive stages host over 70 chart-topping musical acts. This years lineup has everyone’s attention because they got amazing musical acts.

The lineup consists of artists like Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, Death Cab for Cutie, Hozier, Snoop Dogg, Weezer, Walk the Moon, Madeon, KYGO, Porter Robinson, and etc.

There is still time to buy your ticket to this three-day music festival! You can purchase a ticket on their website it is only $255 for all three days! That is an amazing deal for a three-day music festival with an awesome lineup.

 

Summer Bucket List: Music Festivals

Ahh, the beautiful hot days of Summer. What’s a better way to enjoy it than jammin’ to your favorite tunes and roaming around a crowd full of good vibes? We’re sure that attending the hottest music festivals of 2015 had made it near the top of your guys’ summer bucket lists. Here’s a fun little info-graphic to shed a little light on what your fellow festival-goers are thinking ;)

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Outside Lands 2015

 

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Outside Lands is this coming up weekend, and everyone here at the Minty Jungle is pumped! The event is a three-day music festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This rad  NorCal festival is equivalent to SoCal’s Coachella– but instead of being in the desert heat, you’re in a cooled down forest. So, its time to channel those mother nature vibes!

Friday’s headliners include Wolf Alice, Mumford & Sons, RL Grime, and Porter Robinson. For Saturday’s headliners it ranges from rap music to indie, such as The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Cold War Kids, G-Eazy, and Tame Impala. Saturday’s lineup accommodates all kinds of music lovers with its massive variety of genres.On Sunday, Outside Lands gives us more of a soulful and calm list of headliners like Elton John, Sam Smith, Axwell & Ingrosso, Nate Ruess, and Odesza. If you’re going to Outside Lands, one performer you should NOT miss out on is Mr. Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick is known for putting on an amazing show, so keep your eyes peeled for special guests and listen up for his killer lyrics.

This eagerly-awaited event has sky-rocketed in popularity thanks to it’s unique and eclectic lineup. Thanks for a hell of a show, Bay Area!

Let us know who you’re excited to see!

Stay hydrated and nae nae all day! :)

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Music Monday: SoCal Hard Summer 2015 Music Festival Line Up

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Summer is a time for walking your dog, sunbathing, and mowing your lush green lawn.

NO! Of course not! Just kidding, you can do all of those things, but don’t forget to take advantage of all of this free time while you’re melting away from the stress of school and work.

Finally, the time has come. It’s time to invite that hot lifeguard over, lose yourself in the desert, form amazing friendships, take long road trips far away from home, and most importantly, party your socks off! There’s no better way to do the last thing on that list than to go to a music festival.

Here in the Minty Jungle, we can’t help but feel like the allure of music festivals are undeniable. People gather from all over the world to enjoy bonding experiences with old AND new friends. There are plenty of venues and events to choose from, but one of our personal local favorites is Hard Summer, also known as Hardfest. We’ve heard some buzzing in the jungle of LA with excitement over the lineup for this 2015’s lineup. Headliners include The Weeknd, Schoolboy Q, Dillion Francis, Porter Robinson, Jack U, Chromeo, Die Antwood, Zeds Dead, and many other amazing performers. But there’s just too much ear candy to list! Check out the official flyer with the names of all of the artists:

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We’re very excited for Hard Summer 2015 shortly approaching. Purchase your tickets here and mark your calendars for August 1 + 2!

Dance your heart away and get lost in the music, good vibes, and warm Southern California sunshine. PLUR.

Los Angeles Based FYF Fest Lineup Announced

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FYF Fest  has announced it’s 2015 lineup, and everyone in the Minty Jungle is stoked! For it’s 12th year, the good people over at Goldenvoice bring another awesome lineup to Downtown LA. The two-day music festival will be held at the LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park on August 22nd & 23rd.

Saturday’s headliners include Frank Ocean (our personal fave), Bloc Party, Chet Faker, The Jesus & Mary Chain, and Purity Ring. Not to be outdone, Sunday’s headliners consist of the legendary Morrissey, D’angelo and the Vanguard, Flume, FKA Twigs, and Solange.

Some more of our favorite artists playing the event are Belle & Sebastian, Toro Y Moi, Neon Indian, Title Fight, and Laura Marling. Of course, since Goldenvoice is known to put out great lineups time after time, we’re headed to Spotify to check out every other act on the list! Let us know who you’re set out to see!

Single and two-day tickets go on sale May 8th, 2015 12:00pm (PST).

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‘FourFiveSeconds’ Music Video Release

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It’s here! The release of music video for FourFiveSeconds is finally here, and we have to say.. We love it! Simple and fashionable, this star-studded music video features Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and denim! All three artists are seen rocking rad denim jackets and jeans. Rihanna states that going with the all-denim look was an artistic decision made by none other than Mr. Kanye West. “Kanye came up with the idea of just doing some real street, denim, all-American type look,” said RiRi. “Denim never goes out of style. It’s classic, it’s iconic, just like the fucking Beatles.” We completely, agree!

Don’t forget to watch the trio perform this catchy track at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on February 8th! In the meantime, you MUST check out the music video below! Tell us what you think!