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BIRTHDAYS

September 1st
Megan Nicole
Zendaya

September 4th
Beyonce

September 7th
Kurt Hugo Schneider

September 9th
Hunter Hayes
Michael Buble

September 12th
Kelsea Ballerini

September 13th
Niall Horan

September 15th
Chelsea Kane - Baby Daddy
Emma Fuhrmann
- Blended
Matt Shively - How To Build A Better Boy

September 16th
Nick Jonas

September 17th
Denyse Tontz - The Fosters

September 19th
Alex Angelo
Lisa Cimorelli - Cimorelli

September 20th
Sammi Hanratty

September 21st
Jason Derulo
Lindsey Stirling

September 26th
Nate Parker - The Vamps

September 27th
Avril Lavigne

September 28th
Hilary Duff

September 30th
Maddie Ziegler


Yesterday, Jasmine Sagginario gave the Hotline a ring! Listen in as she leaves a reminder to vote for her new single, GYOB (Get Your Own Boyfriend) on the Radio Disney Music Mailbag. Be sure to give her some love at RadioDisney.com.

Last night, Allstar Weekend kicked off their All The Way Tour at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN with support from The After Party, Before You Exit, and Hollywood Ending.

For those that purchased the VIP package, the day started early at 3:45pm with an early entrance into the venue to see Allstar Weekend Soundcheck. It also included a short Q&A session, followed by group photos and a chance to get up close to the stage (in addition to an autographed poster and VIP lanyard). Best of all… you got to escape the frigid 15 degree temperature outside.

Before You Exit took the stage around 6pm and played for just over 20 minutes. Highlights included a cover of Tonight Tonight, by Hot Chelle Rae and their catchy new song, End Of The World. The guys were definitely entertaining, but vocally had some hangups as Riley stuggled to hit the higher notes. Overall, it was a great way to start off the show. After a 30 minute set change, The After Party emerged on the stage with stick horses which was a hint that their show might be aimed in the direction of style over substance. Despite being over with the crowd, there wasn’t much to their music in terms of the performance or songwriting. With their set I couldn’t help but be reminded of all the Battle of the Bands I attended throughout High School. To be fair, their set was cut short to just 3 songs, which included their single California blended with Gotta Find You (Camp Rock).

At 7:30pm, Hollywood Ending came out for their second appearance in Minneapolis, and this time they were amped and ready to go. Back in October we got an acoustic set out of them, and while it was entertaining, it was nothing compared to their electric onslaught. From the first song to the last, it was a high energy show with solid musicianship. Most importantly, they worked extremely well together for a group in their infancy. While I may have had some doubts earlier, it’s pretty clear now that Hollywood Ending was clearly at best of this year N.B.T.’s class by not just a little, but a lot.

Pro’s: Energy level was really up there – so much that some might even consider it too high for an opening act.

Con’s: This set left me wanting more. Would’ve loved to hear one more song.

Best Song: What Makes You Beautiful

Setlist (23 Minutes)
One Wish
I’m So Over You
Year 3000
What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)
You Got Me

Making their first appearance in Minnesota since the departure of Nathan Darmody, Allstar Weekend definitely showed their moving on as a 3 piece. One visible difference was the drum kit of Michael Martinez that wasn’t in the back, but towards the front of stage right.

The show started at 8:16pm with a comedic intro that lead into All The Way featuring once again, an even bigger and better Zach Porter taking the spotlight. It was pretty clear that the guys were loving the opportunity of playing their new material and getting back to a full set. New to their set was the “wheel” which they spun twice to determine what song they’d be playing next. In both instances Cameron Quiseng guessed the outcome correctly, perhaps his biggest fail of the night was that he didn’t buy a lottery ticket. Some fans also got a special treat during their cover of 1985 in which they brought up 2 girls to sing and 3 girls to dance. Great show, the guys seem really energized for the new tour and delivered a full 80 minutes of entertainment. By all means, this isn’t a show worth skipping.

Pro’s: As I’ve expressed in the past, Allstar Weekend just continues to get better and better. After visiting the Amphitheaters this Summer with Selena Gomez, they are even better with connecting with the crowd in addition to oozing with confidence and swagger.

Con’s: The end of the show lacked finality. Hopefully they’ll add a trash can ending on Not Your Birthday or at least come to the front of the stage to bow.

Best Song: All The Way

Setlist (1 Hour 18 Minutes)
All The Way
Do It 2 Me
Come Down With Love
Hey Princess
Yeah 3x (Chris Brown)
Bend Or Break
Dillon’s Haircut Song
James
Blame It On September
Undercover
Be There
1985 (with 5 fans on stage)
Mr. Wonderful
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Dance Forever
Different Side Of Me
—Encore—
Teenage Hearts (with Michael Martinez)
Here With You
Not Your Birthday

Also, in closing it’s worth a mention that the venue did possibly one of the worst things I’ve ever witnessed. The guy running the soundboard at The Varsity thought that blasting static through the PA would be good way to get the fans to leave. Gotta hand it to the Varsity Theater for the Junior High tactics.

Mainstream Top 40 – MediaBase 24/7

7. Selena Gomez – Love You Like A Love Song
9. Gym Class Heroes f/Adam Levine – Stereo Hearts
13. Cobra Starship f/Sabi – You Make Me Feel…
22. Hot Chelle Rae f/New Boyz – I Like It Like That
24. Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All
43. Big Time Rush – Music Sounds Better With U
35. We The Kings – Say You Like Me
37. JoJo – Disaster
38. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

American Idol season 10 star James Durbin recently made a visit to Walmart’s Soundcheck for an interview and performance. Check it out at Walmart.com.

Here’s some great new music and a video you are going to LOVE! Be sure to check out First Kiss by 17-year old Maggie Sajak. (It’s already up to 41,000 views).

The Secret Life star, Megan Park, a proud guardian of several rescued animals and an outspoken activist stars in peta2’s latest anti-fur ad campaign alongside her rescued canine friend Tyson. She joins a long list of celebrities—including Aimee Teegarden, Lea Michele, Justin Bieber, Kellan Lutz, Daniella Monet, Pink, and many others—who have partnered with peta2 to help protect animals.

Tomorrow, Zendaya (Shake It Up) will be signing autographs at the Cavalcade of Customs show at Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, OH from noon to 5pm.

6:20am CST – The Wannabes: Guys Rock, Girls Rule (Starz Kids & Family)
Egos collide when the gang can’t agree on which song to sing. Mr. Moody teaches them that everyone must work together to be successful.

10am CST – Frenemies (Disney Channel)
Three sets of friends deal with the ups and downs of their ever-changing relationships.

1pm CST – Music Mailbag (Radio Disney)
Featuring the new single by Jasmine Sagginario, GYOB (Get Your Now Boyfriend).

5pm CST – R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Stage Fright (The Hub)
It’s opening night for the high school production Hansel & Gretel: The Musical!, and the thespians discover the play’s curse may be more than just superstition.

7pm CST – Monsters, Inc. (Disney Channel)
A blue behemoth and his one-eyed assistant work in a giant factory that exists to scare children.

8pm CST – The 2012 Miss American Pageant (ABC)
Women from across the country vie for the crown at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

In Concert Tomorrow:

Dia Frampton
The Maintenance Shop
Ames, IA

Kelly Clarkson
Trump Taj Mahal
Atlantic City, NJ

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