Livestream Hunter Hayes' MTV "Artist To Watch" performance at NYC's Webster Hall this June!
We've been going a little nuts over up-and-coming country superstar/singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes, and for good reason: Not only has he cowritten songs for Rascal Flatts ("Play") and toured with Carrie Underwood, but Hunter's been nominated for THREE 2013 Grammy Awards!! Oh, um, did we mention dude's only 21 years old? *Bangs head against wall* Now, the way we see things, you have a few options here: You could spend time ogling Hunter's perfect blond hair while listening to "Wanted" and "Somebody's Heartbreak," OR you could ogle him in person at Hunter's "Artist To Watch" live show at NYC's Webster Hall on Tuesday, June 18 (get tickets here)! That's right, our fave Artist To Watch for 2013 will invade NYC for an unmissable live country set. Not going to be around NYC? Not to worry -- MTV will be livestreaming Hunter's set for all y'all. Because we're givers like that. And we like to ogle.
+ Watch Hunter Hayes perform "Wanted" and "Somebody's Heartbreak" live from MTV.
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Watch Jessie Ware's "Artist To Watch" live performance at NYC's Webster Hall!
It's hard to believe that we only just met Jessie Ware, the bewitching English pop-soul nightingale, MTV's Artist to Watch, and seductive singer of songs like "Devotion," "Sweet Talk," and "If You're Never Gonna Move." To celebrate the impending release of her full-length Stateside debut, Devotion (dropping on April 16th -- um, happy day after Tax Day to us!), Jessie stopped by NYC's Webster Hall last Friday night for her MTV "Artist To Watch" Live showcase (check out photos from the night here!). Hopefully you had a chance to tune into our livestream, but just in case life got in the way (as it oft does), or you were just out doin' your Friday night thing, now you can watch full-length videos from Jessie's entire set right here, including live performances of "Wildest Moments," "Night Light," "Running," and more! If you're not a vowed Warewolf yet, giddy up.
Watch Jessie Ware perform "Wildest Moments," "Running," "If You're Never Gonna Move," and more at NYC's Webster's Hall after the jump.
Maybe we don't say this enough (and at the risk of sounding like Chandler on "Friends"), but could we love Ed Sheeran any more?? On top of writing and performing songs with globally famous acts like One Direction and Taylor Swift, the March Musical Madness finalist has got the finest self-depricating sense of humor on the planet (see his "Lego House" video for further proof). And sure, we listen to (and plot ways to meet) Ed on the reg, but right now we're feeling especially warm and mushy about Ed saying how he hopes there will be a "Best Redhead" category at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Which is SUCH a good idea.
So, who made Ed's nominee list? Oh, just Emma Stone in "Gangster Squad," Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty," the tiger from "Life Of Pi," and Zach Galifianakis in "The Campaign," who isn't quite a redhead, but has, as Ed puts it, "a twinge of the ginge." Oh, Ed, now you're just making us blush.
Remember to watch the 2013 MTV Movie Awards this Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m., and vote for your favorite finalist in MTV's March Musical Madness!
Paramore's forth studio album is finally here!
We've been waiting a long time for Paramore's self-titled fourth album, the group's first as a trio. Despite the smaller lineup, Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis, and Taylor York have created their most ambitious effort yet, a 17-song set -- dare I say masterpiece? -- that ranges from the band's signature punk anthems to dance floor-ready tracks (and maybe even Celine Dion covers). Yes, Paramore has a lot to say: Let's hear it.
Read our track-by-track review of Paramore's Paramore after the jump.
We're not sure how these Beliebers feel about Justin's new hair, but we fully endorse the look.
Something's up in Justin Bieber land. Or maybe we should say, something's "DOWN." Yep, after months of wearing his hair in an "I'm over 18" high 'n' spiky 'do, JB's decided to tilt the hair dryer in an old but familiar direction. Ladies and gentlemen, the Justin Bieber hair swoop is BACK! Only it's not quite the same as last time. Now there's no purple hoodie, and things are looking considerably more... shaven. Obviously this is Justin Bieber 2.0. Or is it 3.0? Maybe 4.0? Whatever -- as fellow fringe fans, we are ON BOARD.
Read more about Justin Bieber's new haircut after the jump.
Livestream Atlas Genius' "Artist To Watch" performance at The Studio At Webster Hall!
+ UPDATE: Thank you for watching Atlas Genius' MTV "Artist To Watch" Live performance! Stay tuned for performance videos!
We can't tell a lie: We're total suckers for anthemic, summer-ready dance-rock. So it's pretty fortunate that we stumbled across Australian indie/dance duo Atlas Genius. Not only are they fully prepping us for the long, sunny days ahead (and sweaty nighttime dance parties) with their latest album, When It Was Now, but the Artists to Watch for 2013 are currently getting ready to take NYC by storm with a LIVE performance at The Studio At Webster Hall on Tuesday, April 30! (Get your tickets here!) Don't live in NYC? Don't fret! That's what the internet's for! We'll be livestreaming Atlas Genius' performance LIVE on MTV.com on Tuesday, April 30, at 9 p.m. ET. Got all that? Now, let's celebrate with a presummer bikini 'n' BBQ dance party, OK?
+ Watch Atlas Genius perform "Electric" and "Back Seat" at the 2013 mtvU Woodies Festival.
Photo credit: Frank Maddocks
Paramore's brand-new "Still Into You" video is about the free-wheeling sugar high head rush of the brightest days of being in love. But if you look at the subtext, you'll see that the video is OBVIOUSLY about GIFs! Why else would Paramore be poppin' wheelies, riding a canoe in a sea of balloons and leaving Hayley to wake up in a bedroom of cakes (DREAM BEDROOM, by the way!) if it weren't for the ENDLESS Paramore GIF opportunities?
We put our AWARD-WINNING GIF master, T. Kyle MacMahon on the job, and we can't say we're mad at the result; we didn't think Paramore's "Still Into You" video, directed by Isaac Rentz had the teensiest iota of room left for any additional fun, but we were wrong. Check out our Paramore "Still Into You" GIF wall, and watch "Still Into You" video and live Paramore performances from MTV!
+ Check out more Paramore "Still Into You" video GIFs, and watch the video and live Paramore performances from MTV after the jump!
Kim Kardashian will introduce Selena Gomez at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards!
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards are just a few days away! And we've been finding out SUCH GOOD ISH over the last few weeks, like who's nominated for "Best Musical Moment" (obvs our favorite category), and that "Pitch Perfect" funnygirl Rebel Wilson will host the show! But wait, here's the best thing we've heard in a minute: Kim Kardashian will be presenting at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! And not just presenting... she'll be INTRODUCING Selena Gomez's live performance of "Come & Get It"! WE'RE NOT WORTHY! And we haven't been this excited since we heard about Kim and Kanye's little 'Ye-to-be!
Find out more about the 2013 MTV Movie Awards after the jump.
Fall Out Boy made good on their promise to "Save Rock And Roll" in their latest release.
"Put on your war paint," Patrick Stump proclaims on "Phoenix," the first song on Fall Out Boy's long-awaited Save Rock and Roll, and it sounds like he means it. It's a call to arms that sets the pace for the beloved band's surprising return, and they've come ready to battle, with 11 hard-charging songs and a bevy of guests. The album is streaming now via the band's SoundCloud, along with a note from Fall Out Boy explaining what went into its creation:
"this album is one that is particularly close to us. we recorded it in secret from the music industry, critics, and even our fans. an artists first record sounds the way it does because it is often made without expectations. this is not our first record. but because of the way we went about making this one in the shadows it is with out a doubt the first record in a new chapter of fall out boy. we made this music for ourselves and no one else at the end of the day. this is meant be played loud, with the windows down on summer nights," they wrote. Read the rest here.
We took a listen to the record (which you're probably already rushing over to hear now if you haven't already) to see whether or not Fall Out Boy's going to save rock and roll after all. Let's hope so!
Read our track-by-track review of Fall Out Boy's Save Rock and Roll after the jump.
Watch Paramore perform live on MTV!
UPDATE: Watch Paramore's "Live From MTV" performances and interviews!
+ WATCH PARAMORE PERFORM "MISERY BUSINESS" ON "PARAMORE: LIVE FROM MTV"
+ WATCH PARAMORE PERFORM "STILL INTO YOU" ON "PARAMORE: LIVE FROM MTV"
+ WATCH PARAMORE ANSWER TWITTER FAN QUESTIONS ON "PARAMORE: LIVE FROM MTV"
+ WATCH "PARAMORE: LIVE FROM MTV"
We are almost finally here!! "Here," of course, meaning "watching Paramore rock out live on MTV!" To celebrate the release of their fourth studio album, dropping tomorrow, April 9, Paramore is hanging out with MTV right "Now" for an exclusive live performance AND interview with MTV News' James Montgomery and Buzzworthy's Tamar Anitai. Livestream "Paramore: Live From MTV" right here at 5 p.m. ET, and don't say we never did anything for you, Paramore Stans!
Photo credit: Fueled By Ramen/MTV