Tokio Fever Hits Los Angeles
German emo-core band Tokio Hotel set out to conquer the US and Canada with a sold-out show at Hollywood’s Avalon to celebrate the release of their first English language album Scream. The band exploded onto the European charts in 2005, racking up a slew of awards overseas with German albums Schrei and Zimmer 483. Now they are gearing up to satisfy the demands of their growing English-speaking fan base. The Avalon show, complete with energetic performances of hit singles “Scream” and “Ready, Set, Go” (and screaming teenage girls), proves that they are well on their way to doing just that.
Robyn Goes Electro In Los Angeles
Swedish sensation Robyn got the crowd moving at the very last show of her 2008 US Tour at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. The pop singer-songwriter, once best known for her late nineties dance-pop hits “Show Me Love” and “Do You Know,” recently broke worldwide with an infectious new sound that’s got the undivided attention of bloggers, hipsters, and first-class DJs alike. Look for Robyn to play energetic live versions of fan favorites such as the Knife-inspired electropop ballad “With Every Heartbeat” as well as a few cheeky hip-hop rhymes like “Cobrastyle” and “Konichiwa Bitches.”
One Republic Take On Chi-Town
Pop-rock rising stars One Republic give it all they got at a sold-out gig at Chicago’s House Of Blues. The newcomers, currently on tour to promote their debut record, Dreaming Out Loud, first made headlines when their single “Apologize” broke long-standing records for both digital downloads and radio spins. Look for the boys to play red-hot renditions of their unstoppable chart-toppers – “Apologize,” ” Stop And Stare,” and forthcoming single “Say (All I Need).”