Sin City opened the time capsule this past weekend to deliver performances from some of the biggest names from the 200s for Usher’s annual “Lovers & Friends” Fest. With mega headlining performances from Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and Usher himself, the star studded lineup also featured sets from names like Soulja Boy, Miguel, Jhene Aiko, Chris Brown and many more.
We were on-site at the Las Vegas Festival grounds to capture all the best moments from what was perhaps the best festival lineup of the entire year.
Check out our photos from Lovers & Friends Fest 2023 below.
Philadelphia’s premiere music festival, Made In America, is returning for another year of great live music and we are already excited.
Performing at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in downtown Philly will be names like Meek Mill, Zedd, Diplo, Miguel, Janelle Monae, 6lack, Alessia Cara, Sabrina Claudio, Lil B and more, including huge headlining sets from Nicki Minaj and Post Malone.
After a couple dry months for live music in the city, the concert train is gaining speed in the Windy City this month before festival season sneaks up on music fans everywhere. With huge arena performances to come from Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Demi Lovato and more, and some awesome shows from G-Eazy and Vic Mensa, to name a few, March is bringing some of the biggest names in music to Chicago.
Check out our list of our 10 can’t miss concerts in Chicago this month!
In support of his forthcoming album of the same name, singer Miguel has announced his North American “The War & Leisure” Tour.
Kicking off on February 22nd at Portland’s Roseland Theater, the ‘Sky Walker’ singer will make stops in Chicago, Milwaukee, Toronto,Detroit, Dallas, Tampa and many more, until the tour concludes on April 12th in Berkeley, CA.
Tickets are set to go on sale Monday, December 4th at 10AM (local time) in select markets. Fans can order VIP packages for the tour at Miguel’s official website.
Miguel and Travis Scott are sky walking on their haters with Miguel’s new track ‘Sky Walker’. Sneaking in at the end of the summer, the addictive collaboration is making its case for one of our favorite tracks of the whole summer.
La Flame and the Wildheart singer make for a great team, and it’s evident in their new collaboration, teaming up again after their 2016 track ‘waves’.
If you missed Sia’s amazing and rare performances at Coachella this year, don’t fear, because the ‘Chandelier’ singer will be hitting the road this fall for a huge headlining North American tour. She won’t be traveling solo either, as singer Miguel and electronic duo AlunaGeorge will be joining her along the way. Kicking off things on September 29th at Seattle’s Key Arena, Sia will hit stops in Chicago, Phili, Los Angeles, Toronto and many more until her Nostalgic For The Present Tour concludes November 6th in Austin, TX. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday at 10 AM, with a special fan presale beginning tomorrow (May 17th), so don’t miss out!
Narrowing down 365 days of great music to a list of 30 records is near impossible, but we figured it out! With a lot of amazing tracks not making the cut, we have put together our list of the 30 best tracks of this past year. From epic collaborations to Soundcloud released diss records, our list has a little bit of everything. A few veterans dominated our list this year, but a lot of emerging artists found spots high on our list as well. We won’t spoil too much for you, check out the Top 30 Tracks of 2015 below and send us a tweet @TheEarlyReg to tell us what you think!
Following an arguably weak year for albums, 2015 has seen a lot of great projects and many unexpected ones as well. While this year we saw the highly anticipated return of Adele, patient fans are still awaiting Frank Ocean’s sophomore album and Kanye West’s Swish. But where Frank and Kanye have left music fans hanging, new comers like Bryson Tiller, Alessia Cara, GoldLink, BOOTS, Halsey and more have put out some great albums to help kick off their relatively young careers. 2015 though was also a great year for some heavyweights, of course we’re referring to artists like Drake, Future, Kendrick Lamar and even pop superstars like One Direction and Justin Bieber. In just one day, November 13th, the music world saw more great releases than it did in a span of months in 2014. Cheers to hoping 2016 delivers as well as 2015 did!
Trey Songz and R. Kelly, The-Dream and The Weeknd, Usher and Chris Brown. There are an unbelievable amount of artists whose similarities to other artists within their genre have sparked the great debate about “who is better” for as long as music has had a place in our culture. Perhaps the genre most afflicted by this phenomenon is R&B. Why? Who knows. It could be because the sheer amount of artists in this genre and its sub-genres that get airtime on pop radio. It could be because their music occupies the same headspace and covers extremely streamlined topics. Or it could be because they sound so ridiculously similar that people are upset that they have to look up a song before they can determine which person’s vocal chords are gracing their ears. I can only hope that last reason is what the least amount of people agree with.
Going into Wildheart, I was pretty much unfamiliar with Miguel. I knew he was in the leagues with guys like The Weeknd and Frank Ocean and I knew he accidentally gave a leg drop to a girl like he was Hulk Hogan. Oh, and he was sampled in a PARTYNEXTDOOR song my ex-girlfriend likes. Jokes aside, I’m trying to say I went into this album almost completely blind. Now usually after saying something like that, the writer would go on ahead and say he/she was blown away with how great the album was, but sadly I can’t really say that for this album, not to say that it is bad.
We start off with three of the album’s best tracks, ‘a beautiful exit’, ‘DEAL’, and ‘the vallety’. ‘a beautiful exit’ starts off with a news clip sample leading into a dirty guitar riff as Miguel gives reassurance to his love interest in the song, comparing his journey with this girl to a police chase (tying back to the opening sample), driving through red lights with no care in the world as they know they’re gonna die young. It’s a great intro to the album that really sets the pace for the next track, ‘DEAL’, which starts off somewhat slow in the intro mixing guitars and synths changed quickly with an ‘OH!’ as the song kicks into high gear with a killer bassline as Miguel puts himself into a position of power due to his riches. This track, along with ‘a beautiful exit’, seem to be in a fantasy world he’s created due to his vulnerability (which he discusses in a recent interview with Pitchfork)