New Tour: One Direction

October 23, 2014 § Leave a comment


Barely a month after wrapping up their Where We Are Tour, One Direction has already announced a new tour, with dates and ticket sales already planned out.  The On The Road Again Tour will start in Austria in June 2015 and make its way to the U.S. by July, carrying into September.  Pre-sale tickets go on sale TOMORROW, October 24th at 10 AM, and regular sales begin 10 AM, November 1st.  Tickets are available through One Direction’s tour website, here.  The boys will also be traveling from Australia west to South Africa throughout the winter and spring, starting in February.  Get all the One Direction tour dates here.

The tour announcement also comes roughly a month before the highly anticipated release of the band’s fourth album, Four.  The music video for the second single off the album, “Steal My Girl,” will also premiere tomorrow.   Be sure to check back for that release!  You can watch teaser clips from the video on their YouTube channel here.

Pre-orders for Four are also available on iTunes.


Tuesday Tunes: CMJ Music Marathon

October 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Today, October 21, is the first day of the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon! Each year, hundreds of artists perform in over 80 venues throughout New York City. CMJ is known to bring the best up and coming talent so all attendees, be sure to keep an eye out! If you don’t know what CMJ is, you can read Sierra’s recap from the 2012 festival, or visit the official website.

For this week’s Tuesday Tunes, we wanted to create a list of songs from artists we can’t wait to see this week. There’s still time to purchase a badge and there are some showcases that are free and open to the public, so don’t miss out if you’re in the area!

Luna – Bombay Bicycle Club
All This Could Be Yours – Cold War Kids
10, 000 Emerald Pools – BØRNS
Meet Me – Animal Years
Floodlights - Jack + Eliza
No Shows – Gerard Way
Best Friend – Foster The People
Tools – Yellerkin
Let Go – RAC

New Music Video: Jack + Eliza – Floodlights

October 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

Jack + Eliza has recently debuted the music video for their song, “Floodlights.” The single is off of their debut No Wonders EP, which was released last month and available on iTunes and Spotify.

The New York City duo is also excited to take on CMJ next week for four performances. Check out the promotional flyer here and the list of dates below.

CMJ Schedule:

  • Tuesday, October 21st @ 10:30 PM
    Pianos (Banner’s CMJ Showcase)
  • Wednesday, October 22nd @ 2:15 PM
    The Delancey (Pancakes And Whiskey Party)
  • Wednesday, October 22nd @ 10:15 PM
    Rockwood Stage 3 (Deli Mag CMJ Showcase)
  • Saturday, October 25th @ 7:00 PM
    Brooklyn Bazaar (The Wild Honey Bee Hive Birthday Bash)


Feature Friday: Amber Run

October 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

Feature by Bailey Garno

Fresh off of campus, Amber Run is the next Feature Friday from Music Creates Us. For a couple college boys, this group rocks like they’ve been around the block. Joined by Joe Keogh (vocals), Will Jones (guitar), Tomas Sperring (bass), Felix Archer (drums), and Henry Wyeth (keyboard), the Nottingham natives are next on our list of fabulous bands from abroad.

The group is young—both in age and in it’s formation. Their debut EP, Noah, was only released last year. The music video tells a story of exploration and travel, and is currently one of the few videso the band has up. We should certainly hope for more—Amber Run is a good looking crew!

Also highly recommend checking out the band’s chilling cover of Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek,” which can be heard on Spotify. Keogh has a boyish charm to his singing, with impressive range. The instrumentals of the group lend to an atmospheric element to the rock genre they have going, and in an interview with The Great Escape, Keogh expressed the band’s collective hope to make music that will be timeless, rather than something that might just be a bang 2014.

With the Reading festival already under their belt, Amber Run is set to tour this upcoming month through England with stops in London, Oxford, Manchester, and their very own home town. Listen to Amber Run on Spotify now, or you can download their past 3 EP’s on iTunes.

James Blake Announces December Tour Dates

October 15, 2014 § Leave a comment


Grammy Award-nominated UK singer guy James Blake returns to the United States for an intimate five-date tour. This will be the first time he performs new music from his forthcoming third full-length album due out next year. This will be his final North American tour for 2014 and DJ support comes from his 1-800-DINOSAUR collaborator and guitarist  Airhead.

Tour Dates:
11/30   Toronto, ON                Mod Club        Tickets may be purchased here.
12/1     Brooklyn, NY              Music Hall        Tickets may be purchased here.
12/5     Miami, FL                    Young Arts      Tickets may be purchased here.
12/7     San Francisco, CA      Chapel            Tickets may be purchased here.
12/9     Los Angeles, CA          Roxy               Tickets may be purchased here.

Single Review: Paul McDonald “Bright Lights”

October 15, 2014 § Leave a comment


Paul McDonald, former American Idol contestant and the other half of the indie-folk duo with actress Nikki Reed, has released a new single, “Bright Lights.” McDonald and Reed have put out two studio albums, but “Bright Lights” comes as a preview for McDonald’s debut solo album.  The album is set to be released in early 2015, though the title has not yet been revealed.

“Bright Lights” already has praise from Billboard, and McDonald’s talent has been compared to big names like Ed Sheeran, Adam Levine, and Rod Stewart.  McDonald’s voice is certainly distinct, yet reminiscent of Passenger’s Michael Rosenberg.  The pitch can be a bit distracting at certain points in the song, particularly the peak of the chorus, but you can see that McDonald does have potential.  The instrumentals in “Bright Lights” are light and beautiful; the underlying piano being the song’s main strength.  Lyrically, the song is not overly unique, though the “I’ll be there for you” sentiment is always a welcome one.

Listen to “Bright Lights” below, and check back with Paul McDonald for more about his upcoming release.

Tuesday Tunes: Songs To Get Through Midterms

October 14, 2014 § Leave a comment


It’s that time again for college students–midterms.  A time when you need any motivation to keep on studying as you try to get through a tough couple of weeks.  What could be better than having an impeccable playlist to help keep you awake and focused?  With this week’s Tuesday Tunes, we provide just that!  Take a look at the songs we’ve picked out to propel you through those exams, and be sure to add your own by messaging us on Facebook or Twitter!

Hurricane” – The Vamps
Riptide” – Vance Joy
Shut up and Dance” – Walk The Moon
10,000 Emerald Pools” – BØRNS
Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” – Cage The Elephant
Andy You’re A Star” – The Killers
Misery” – The Maine
One Foot” – Fun.
No Money” – Kings of Leon
Flawless” – Beyonce Feat. Nicki Minaj
Don’t Tell Em” – Jeremih Feat. YG
Steal My Girl” – One Direction


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