Top 5 Concerts
Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold & Volbeat: Comerica Park│Detroit, MI│July 12th
Metallica is on tour for their “WorldWired World Tour” with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat as their openers.
Paul McCartney: AmericanAirlines Arena│Miami, FL│July 7th
Paul McCartney, one of the remaining Beatles, began his 2017 tour earlier this week. Tonight’s show takes him to Miami in the large, indoor AmerianAirlines Arena.
Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, Nelly & Chris Lane: Fenway Park│Boston, MA│July 7th
Florida Georgia Line continues to weave the line between country and pop by bringing Backstreet Boys on tour to their baseball stadiums shows this summer. Backstreet Boys will perform with FGL in addition to hip-hop star Nelly and country star Chris Lane.
Santana: Red Rocks Amphitheatre│Morrison, CO│July 10th
Santana is a Latin legend whose music was recently sampled by none other than DJ Khaled on his recent song “Wild Thoughts.” Santana will perform at one of the most iconic outdoor arenas, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, this coming week.
Ed Sheeran: Wells Fargo Center – PA│Philadelphia, PA│July 12th
Ed Sheeran continues to jumpstart his 2017 indoor arena tour with a stop in Philadelphia. He performed on the TODAY Show this past Thursday.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 6, 2017
What’s In Tune: New Music
HAIM│Something To Tell You│B+
HAIM dropped their sophomore album Something to Tell You today following their 2013 debut album Days Are Gone. The band, consisting of three sisters and an invisible band member in their male drummer, is redefining the “girl group” or “girl band” identity marker. In interviews, HAIM rejects association with a “girl group” identity, as the music remains at the focus instead of a “girls only” importance.
The sisters sing with a mix of folk, pop, indie rock, and an assortment of other genres. They are from The Valley in Los Angeles and grew their fan base through a myriad of opening slots on large tours including Florence + The Machine’s UK and Ireland dates, and most recently, select dates on Taylor Swift’s “1989 World Tour.” They have played at a range of music festivals and now have a strong grasp on their ability to command their own headlining tour. Though there are only West Coast dates available as of now, this will be one of HAIM’s bigger headlining tours to date, and odds are East Coast dates will be added soon.
Something to Tell You
Something to Tell You included multiple singles before the release. The first single “Want You Back” attacks the overall theme of the album that includes love, heartbreak, and the difficulty of distance and time in relation. HAIM got to work on the album after finally coming home from touring for Days Are Gone and reflecting on how their lives had drastically changed. “Want You Back” reflects on a past relationship in which a sister was at fault for its end, a refreshing plot twist in songwriting, and the chorus admits, “Just know that I want you back.”
“Little of Your Love” was the second single off of the album that encourages a partner to decide to commit. “You gotta give me just a little of your love, baby,” is the repeating chorus line. Again, it’s not a particular reflection of the definite end or definite involvement in a relationship but rather the grey area right before it starts.
Something to Tell You Tracklist:
1. “Want You Back”
2. “Nothing’s Wrong”
3. “Little of Your Love”
4. “Ready for You”
5. “Something to Tell You”
6. “You Never Knew”
7. “Kept Me Crying”
8. “Found it in Silence”
9. “Walking Away”
10. “Right Now”
11. “Night So Long”
What’s In Tune: Television Appearances
The holiday week keeps the new television appearances at bay! Tune in next week for an update!