Jessie James rocks U of M, Shane Harper blows off fans, More changes with Top 5 in Macy’s iHeart Radio Rising Star, Big Time Rush to premiere video tonight, Nathan Darmody to release single, Flashback Photo with Savannah Outen, Rocko’s Modern Life Season 3 DVD to be released on July 3rd
Yesterday, Jessie James was featured as part of the University of Minnesota’s Spring Jam concert series. The free event at Coffman Memorial Union was open to the general public and in addition to the music, it included lunchtime snacks courtesy of Jimmy John’s and Taco Bell.
The show started off with a special introduction by Jessie’s fiancé and University of Minnesota Alumni, Eric Decker (Denver Broncos). On cue, the clouds rolled away and the sun came out as Jessie went into her single, Boys In The Summer which received a warm reception from a crowd that was familiar with her material. After a rocked out version of Wanted from her debut, she took a detour with Shania Twain’s Man I Feel Like A Woman and convinced those unfamiliar with her music that this was a show worth sticking around for. Next, she introduced two of her unreleased songs Gentleman and Bartender followed by Grace Potter’s, Paris (Ooh La La). After that college friendly track it was clear that you can’t write her off as just another country artist. She followed with her singles, I Look So Good (Without You) and When You Say My Name before finishing out the set with covers.
In addition to her flirty/energetic performance, Jessie managed to create some fun moments by pulling up the audience on stage. The most memorable occurred during the final number when one of the three guys on stage struggled to take his pullover off. After unintentionally drawing attention to himself, another guy decide to show off his gun show and abs by removing his shirt. As the song continued on, Jessie tried to get the other two guys to do so and had them blushing. After that fun, Eric Decker joined the band on electric guitar to finish the show.
Overall, the show was virtually flawless and you have to give Jessie credit for not using her set to showcase her music. Instead, she gave everyone what they wanted – a selection of her strongest material and a good mix of past and present covers. In doing so, she managed to attract a large audience that ended up walking away from a show that they enjoyed while thinking… dang, that girl can sing!
Set List (Runtime :60 Minutes)
Boys In The Summer
Man I Feel Like A Woman (Shania Twain)
Paris Ooh La La (Grace Potter)
I Look So Good Without You
When You Say My Name
Teenage Dream (Katy Perry)
Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
(Snippets from this show can be found on YouTube).
Say what? As promised, yesterday at 2:15pm Shane Harper arrived at KSTP TV Studios for Twin Cities Live. Although he threw the few people that were there to see him for a loop as he walked right past them talking on his cel. It was only after someone holding a poster board with his pictures all over it said “I hate to interrupt, can I get an autograph” that he stopped. He signed a few autographs, but didn’t have a whole lot to say and left after about :30 seconds. You can watch his six minute feature on TCL at TwinCitiesLive.com. #RockStarAttitude
Mainstream Top 40 – MediaBase 24/7
2. The Wanted – Glad You Came
5. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
8. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
10. Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
15. Karmin – Broken Hearted
16. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
21. Taylor Swift – Eyes Open
27. Dem Lovato – Give Your Heart A Break
30. Maroon 5 – Payphone
34. Hot Chelle Rae – Honestly
Another day, another battle! The competition continues to heat up with artists in Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star contest. Yesterday, we saw A B & The Sea make move up the charts. You can vote 25 times today for your favorites at Macys.iHeart.com/Macys.
Don’t forget, tonight Big Time Rush will premiere their music video for Elevate during Big Time Special on Nickelodeon at 8pm CST. If you can’t wait, head on over to EW.com to view a :60 second preview.
On May 14th, former Allstar Weekend guitarist Nathan Darmody will release his new single, Touch Her Fire.
On July 3rd, Shout! Factory will release season 3 of the 90s Nickelodeon animated series – Rocko’s Modern Life. It features all 13 episodes, special bonus content and original DVD cover art by series creator Joe Murray
11am CST – The Mask (ABC Family)
An ancient mask transforms a drab bank clerk into a grinning Romeo with superhuman powers.
1pm CST – Music Mailbag (Radio Disney)
Featuring the song Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
1pm CST – Red Bull Signature Series: Crashed Ice (NBC)
The final race in the 2012 World Championship. From Quebec.
6pm CST – Paul Blart: Mall Cop (ABC Family)
When crooks shut down a suburban New Jersey shopping mall, a security officer must find his inner policeman to save the day.
7pm CST – iCarly: iOpen a Restaurant (Nickelodeon)
Gibby opens a secret restaurant in the school’s basement; Spencer designs a security robot.
7:30pm CST – How to Rock: How to Rock a Part-Time Job (Nickelodeon)
Stevie gets Kacey a job at Danny Mango’s so she can pay off a high credit card bill.
8pm CST – Bedtime Stories (ABC Family)
A hotel handyman tries to make the most of the situation when he learns that the outlandish tales he tells his niece and nephew are coming true.
8pm CST – Big Time Rush: Big Time Tour (Nickelodeon)
In Concert Tomorrow:
The All-American Rejects and Rocket To The Moon
N. Hampton, MA
Cody Simpson and Ariana Grande
New York, NY
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The Fresh Beat Band
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
Ft. Myers, FL
Tiffany Thornton, Savannah Outen, Booboo & Fivel Stewart, Savvy & Mandy and Pop! Fiction
Los Angeles, CA