TI Exclusive: Interview With David W Ross Part 1 – Listen Now!!

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UK Actor David W. Ross is “best known for starring in the Sundance Film Festival indie darling Quinceañera (Echo Park LA)”; a film about a young girl who discovers she’s pregnant before her Quinceañera. The film came out in 2006 and won a ton of awards. Our TI Field Reporter Crystal Ng caught up with musician, writer, and producer David W Ross. His discussed his film “I Do,”  new projects, and views on LBGT. Check out his film which is now available on Netflix.

Check out our TI Exclusive video with David W. Ross from the film I Do below:

Galvanized Souls Advance To Battle of the Bands Finals


Galvanized Souls claimed victory last night in the semi-final round of The Ventura County Music Awards Best New Artist Category in a showdown with Good Deeds at Arena Sports Bar and Grill in Simi Valley.

The contest is judged based on fan participation and cheering, plenty of which took place in the crowded Simi Valley establishment, with Souls edging out Deeds with the help of an excited crowd and a few extra decibels.

This win moves Galvanized Souls into the finals where they will square off against Dark Side for the title of Best New Artist. The final is set to take place Friday, August 1, at the very same Arena Sports Bar and Grill location in Simi Valley.

Catch Galvanized Souls this Saturday, July 26, at Hogue Barmichaels in Newport Beach.  Doors open at 8:00 PM.

Check out Galvanized Souls’ latest video “CARRY ON” below:

Cody Simpson Joins American Rag “ALL ACCESS” Campaign — Details Inside!!



 Multi-talented performer Cody Simpson to give fans “ALL ACCESS” through videos, in-store performances, sweepstakes to win a private meet-and-greet, and much more

Pop singing sensation Cody Simpson was announced today as the latest artist to join the American Rag “ALL ACCESS” campaign kicking off July 28 and continuing through November. American Rag, available only at Macy’s, launched the program in February, bringing its customers access to exclusive music, videos, sweepstakes and in-store appearances from some of today’s hottest rising stars. Simpson’s collaboration with ALL ACCESS for American Rag will include everything from social activations to marketing and advertising collateral that will feature Simpson modeling American Rag’s latest looks for the fall season.

“I’m excited to team up with American Rag and connect with my fans through the ALL ACCESS campaign,” said Simpson. “This program is an all-access pass, giving me the opportunity to share music, photos and behind-the-scenes details with my fans, and to even perform and meet them in person. It’s a great mix of fashion and music that they can’t experience anywhere else.”

Australian native Cody Simpson first exploded onto the worldwide music scene after uploading videos of himself singing on YouTube, and he will continue getting social with his fans through the American Rag ALL ACCESS campaign. From takeovers of American Rag’s Instagram account (instagram.com/raggedmag) to blog posts on RaggedMag.com that offer insight on his latest projects and musical process, Simpson will be sharing special content with fans throughout the program. The campaign will involve a variety of customer-engaging activations including:

In-Store Appearance

On Nov. 8, customers at Macy’s Roosevelt Field will have the opportunity to see a live performance from Simpson, plus take part in a meet-and-greet* with any $40 American Rag Juniors or Young Men’s purchase (*while time permits).

Instagram Flyaway Contest

Fans will have the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with Simpson by getting social as part of the ALL ACCESS campaign. From Sept. 8 through Oct. 6, fans can “regram” the official contest photo posted on September 8 from @raggedmag, using the hash-tag #ARAllAccess for an opportunity to win a trip for two to Los Angeles for a private meet-and-greet with Simpson at his in-store appearance on Nov.  8 and a $500 American Rag wardrobe.

RAGGED Mag Cody Simpson Issue

RAGGED Mag – the Cody Simpson issue – will hits stands at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide this September featuring the Simpson on the cover. The singer serves as editor-at-large, curating this issue that will include exclusive behind-the-scenes info and photography featuring Simpson.

Music has played an integral part in Simpson’s life since he was a child. Inspired by his father’s musical talent, he asked for his own guitar and began taking lessons at the age of seven. Now with more than 6.8 million Twitter followers, more than 7.6 million Facebook likes and more than 197 million YouTube views, 17-year-old pop star Cody Simpson is a teen phenomenon. Simpson recently released “The Acoustic Sessions” EP, which features the hit single Surfboard and follows the release of his sophomore album, 2013’s “Surfers Paradise” that debuted TOP 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. Simpson also recently participated as a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.”

The American Rag ALL ACCESS campaign launched in February 2014 with pop-rock group We The Kings, followed by actress and singer Lucy Hale in April 2014. Throughout both programs, participating artists created and curated exclusive content for American Rag’s digital properties, including raggedmag.com and its social media channels.

American Rag is available exclusively at Macy’s. For more information on “ALL ACCESS,” customers can visit raggedmag.com.

Something You Whisper Release “Really Don’t Care” Demi Lovato Cover Video


The Cambridge, Ontario-based band began to take shape in early 2011; harnessing the talent of Wes Will (vocals), Tom McArthur (drums), Kyle Adshade (guitar/vocals), Austin Palladini (guitar/vocals), and Brian Shepherd (bass/vocals). The quintet defines themselves in their songs and performances, emanating an intense energy that masterfully blends with catchy hooks and choruses. This was exemplified in the bands debut EP, “Nostalgia”, with the help of producer Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Structures, and Dead and Divine) at Sundown Studios. In February 2013 the band re-issued “Nostalgia”, including two songs previously unavailable and their brand new track “20/20 in the 3rd.”

Since the inception of the Punk Goes Pop series in 2002, bands in the punk, rock, alternative, and hardcore genres have been turning hit pop songs into their own. This time, Something You Whisper covered the now No. 38 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, “Really Don’t Care” by Demi Lovato ft. Cher Lloyd. The post-hardcore quintet gave the song a facelift, adding in double bass, low growls, and guitar riffs that would please anyone in their scene.

Listen to Something You Whisper’s cover of “Really Don’t Care” below:

Something You Whisper Online

My Silent Bravery Tours With Tyler Ward And Releases ‘Diamond From Coal’ LP In August!

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Boston-based singer-songwriter, Matthew Wade, performing under the moniker My Silent Bravery, has been capturing the attention of music fans and industry with his heartfelt music. Wade is currently preparing to unveil his fourth LP, ‘Diamond from Coal’, produced by Anthony Resta (Collective Soul, Guster, Shawn Mullins) and Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, Augustana) on August 11th, 2014. The project also includes two remixed bonus tracks, “On My Side” and “Forever.” MSB’s new single “On My Side” was remixed in NYC by Grammy award winning Michael Mangini (Joss Stone, David Byrne, Smash Mouth) and Peter Zizzo, (Avril Lavigne, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Mraz). The earnest song received the runner up placement for the songwriting competition, Song of the Year. Watch My Silent Bravery’s “On My Side” official music video, here: http://youtu.be/_19VNW1xnK8

This August My Silent Bravery will embark on a short tour with Tyler Ward in support of the Diamond From Coal LP (dates below). When asked about the inspiration behind the new project, Wade explained, “The title of the record, Diamond from Coal comes from the lyrics on one of the tracks on the album called ‘Stop and Go.’ The idea is that a diamond is formed when there’s enough pressure put on coal. For me, the coal is the hard work and persistence in chasing my musical dreams as a solo and independent artist and the music is hopefully the diamond. The title is symbolic and meaningful to me because it’s a nice combination of my spiritual side mixed with my artistic side.”

Watch “On My Side” Music Video below:

Catch My Silent Bravery Live on Larry London’s “Border Crossings”
on Voice of America Radio on August 6th: http://bit.ly/1rjPYrw

“My Silent Bravery is destined to make major noise.” – Billboard Magazine

From Coal Track Listing:

1. Amazing
2. P.O.V.
3. Gone
4. Forever
5. On My Side
6. High On Life
7. Stop And Go
8. Windows
9. Better Things
10. Believe
11. Tears
12. You Shine
13. One My Side (radio mix)
14. Forever (radio mix)

Tour Dates w/Tyler Ward:
August 4 – Hard Rock Cafe – Philadelphia, PA
August 5 – Jammin’ Java – Washington D.C.
August 6 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
August 7 – Skully’s – Columbus, OH
August 8 – Musica – Akron, OH
August 9 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY

Galvanized Souls Hit 100,000 In Less Than 1 Month


Galvanized Souls’ latest video for their single, CARRY ON, continues to climb into the hearts and minds of rock enthusiasts, surpassing 100,000 views on Youtube in less than one month.  Currently the video is now over 110,635 views.

“We’re stoked!” says Zakk Silveira, lead singer of Galvanized Souls. “The video for CARRY ON seems to be striking a chord with everyone who listens to it. We wanted to create a video that would inspire people to rise above bullying and hardship and carry on - and the message seems to be finding its way to all kinds of people, young and old.  This is a message everyone can relate to.”

The video is based on the story of an 11 year old boy from Michigan, named ColinIn a Detroit suburb on February 2, 2014, Jennifer Cunningham created a Facebook page to help her wish her son a Happy 11th Birthday.  Like so many kids, Colin suffered from bullying every day at school and didn’t have any friends to invite to his birthday party.  The world responded, and over 2 million Facebook friends later, GMA threw Colin a surprise birthday.

When Galvanized Souls heard about Colin through Facebook, they completely identified with him as they had experienced the same kind of bullying Colin did for being different.  They sent over an MP3 of CARRY ON to Colin and a few weeks later, they were shooting the video that traced Colin through a bully experience all too familiar to so many people.

Galvanized Souls are celebrating a phenomenally successful month with a multitude of features including USA Today, Detroit Free Press and Guitar World.   

Catch Galvanized Souls at one of their upcoming gigs this summer:

Cody Simpson And Justin Bieber Are Collaborating On A Special Project — WATCH NOW!













Dani Shay Releases “Chasing Madness” A Cory Monteith Inspired Acoustic Track


Listen/Purchase “Chasing Madness”: http://bit.ly/ChasingMadness

While gearing up for a highly-anticipated brand new album, singer/songwriter Dani Shay has decided to release a few acoustic tracks, exclusively through Jammer.FM, to hold people over. The first in the series is “Chasing Madness” a track written by Dani after hearing Cory Monteith, one of GLEE’s lead actors, had passed away. “Chasing Madness” also pays tribute to Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Heath Ledger, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson and more.

From Dani Shay: “I wrote “Chasing Madness” last July when I heard about Cory. I had just met him a few months prior [on the set of Glee], and could not believe that this tragically common story of ‘young-fame-leading-to-an-early-death’ had repeated itself with someone so close to home. As my heart broke for Lea Michelle and Cory’s friends and family, my mind also filled with questions about my own involvement in the so-called ‘entertainment industry.’ This song is dedicated to Cory and all the other brilliant beings that our world has lost too soon.”

We hope you’ll share this bit of hope with your readers!

Tour Dates:
July 29th – Online Concert via StageIt
August 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Amplyfi

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Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Premiered In Hollywood Last Night – Take A Look!


Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY premiered at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The cast members and filmmakers were all in attendance; posing for pictures, signing autographs, fielding questions, etc. The comic book world has been all a buzz since the first trailer was dropped, and the movie is almost here. Read the premise of the movie below:

“From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.”

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens in theaters on August 1, 2014!


Kendall Jenner Is Fancy Huh? Nails Done, Hair Done, Everything Big


Fashion model/reality star Kendall Jenner is quickly becoming the “it” girl when it comes to high end fashion with her ever-growing tear sheet. She recently landed the cover of LOVE magazine, which is also going to feature a spread inside the magazine as well. Kendall always likes to keep her fans in the loop, and she did so this time with a behind-the-scenes post on Instagram. She posted a picture with a massive bouffant hairdo and sported a very retro look in the photoshoot.

Check out some of the pictures from Kendall’s photoshoot with LOVE magazine below:



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