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! (:

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!

Music Monday: Official Coachella 2015 Playlist

Happy Monday, Minty Peeps!!! Hopefully everyone is wide awake and ready to start the week off just right. I know that here at Minty headquarters, we’re in need of tons of caffeine on this manic Monday! We may not be able to help you out on the caffeine side of things, BUT we can definitely wake you up with some rad tunes to get things going!

So for your beautiful ears, thanks to Spotify, here is the official Coachella 2015 music playlist (yes, OF COURSE we’re excited for Coachella as well)!!

It’s here, It’s finally here! Coachella Lineup Released!!

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Yes, people!!! We don’t know about you, but we’ve been dying to know about this lineup ever since the end of The Arcade Fire’s performance last Coachella! As expected, Goldenvoice presents us with an amazingly eclectic weekend that is sure to rock our socks off. Aside from scoring top headliners like ACDC, Jack White, and Drake, Coachella promises us even more versatile acts such as Porter Robinson (super cute DJ extraordinaire), Florence and the Machine (girl power!), and Tyler the Creator (badass rappper).

Okay, we know this sounds crazy, but we were somehow able to create a list of our favorite acts. Don’t get us wrong, we’re in love with the whole lineup, but here’s a list of our 15 MUST-SEE ARTISTS (in no particular order):

1) Drake – Because after Drake, nothing will be the same. We’re almost positive that this guy will bring out a ton of surprise performers!

2) Jack White – Although it’s not our favorite band from middle school (The White Stripes), we can’t wait to see Jack White in action!

3) ACDC – It’s ACDC, let’s be real. There isn’t much more to be said about why we all need to see this classic band perform.

4) Axwell ^ Ingrosso – Sure, we’ll take 2/3 of Swedish House Mafia. Here’s to hoping Steve Angello makes a surprise appearance!

5) Florence and the Machine – Florence Welch graced the stages of Coachella 3 years ago, and we just fell in love with this soft-spoken angel’s voice. We wouldn’t mind lending an ear one more time.

6) Porter Robinson – If you haven’t heard of the super cutie DJ, you sure as hell need to! We promise you that Mr. Porter Robinson will give you multiple eargasms!

7) Tyler the Creator – If it’s a show you’re looking for, it’s a show you will get. Tyler the Creator is known for pushing the boundaries with his performances. Go out there and rep LA for us, Tyler!

8) Kiesza – It was this year that we fell in love with Kiesza when she put out her hit song “Hideaway.” We can’t wait to hear more from this beauty. And why not hear it live?

9) Marina and the Diamonds – With her distinct vocals, Miss Marina will hypnotize and wow you.

10) alt-J – This English indie-rock band is sure to wow us once more on the Coachella stage!

11) Hozier – aside from putting out his hit, “Take Me To Church,” Hozier has tons of amazing music in store for his future performances. Did we mention that this handsome man is Irish? We love a good accent!

12) the Weeknd – This hip hop act is another artists who’s back for the second time. If you missed him last time, be sure to catch him this year!

13) Jamie xx – Don’t worry!– The xx hasn’t split up! But we sure do look forward to seeing music producer and remix artist, Jamie Smith, rock it out on his own.

14) Fitz and the Tantrums – with their awesome feel-good tunes, Fitz and the Tantrums will keep you dancing through-out their entire performance. We promise!

15) Brand New – Don’t let their name deceive you! Brand new is about 15 years old by now, but their legacy will live on forever! This emo-punk-alternative band from NYC is a sight to see.

Let us know who you’re dying to see!

 

The Ultimate Christmas Playlist

Good Morning peeps! And merry Christmas to everyone! I decided to share a cool Christmas playlist with you. Hopefully everyone is in that holiday mood with your spirits up and Jingly!

I bumped into this playlist in Spotify, the name of it is “Christmas Pop”. Artists include Michael Buble, Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Coldplay and Kanye amongst others.

What are your thoughts on this playlist?