Nashville Hip-Hop Artist, ShaManic Is About To Go “Mindless”!

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ShaManic, the Nashville rapper known for his dynamic beats, diverse melodies and passionate vocals will be releasing his brand new video Mindless which is taken from his debut album THE ARTIST on February 24, 2015.
The song originated from ShaManic’s past in a mental institution where he battled physical health issues. Produced by Provoke Films, “Mindless” was directed by Ciro Ayala and animated by Cyrus Wang and Caesar Liu.
Mindless takes you on a journey inside the depths of ShaManic’s fraught mind as he recounts the experience of being a patient in a psychiatric hospital. He expresses the grueling experience throughout the lyrics of the song:
 
Run off the tracks, crash in a blaze of gory glory
Only I have a cadaver gathered to take the place for me
As I escape and relax, fiddling with a straight jacket latch
Next time I’ll just snap my arm in half and escape like that
ShaManic’s Mindless video is like a page out of Hunter S. Thompson’s classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas coming to life and brilliantly illustrating the drug induced imagery – morphing characters, fictional animals and drug euphoria which he experienced during his hospitalization.
At least I’ve got this seraquil Vanderbilt prescribed telling me it might help
If I keep trying to bite, I might be masked no vigilante
Psychotic, depressed, anxious, they trying to up the anti
But all the meds do is fuck my head and leave me feeling antsy
The video is also filled with colorful metaphors, abstract art and vivid dream-like depictions to symbolize the artistic and imaginative mind of ShaManic. He uses art in different ways to tell his triumphant story, “Music is ecstasy to me. It’s the place I can escape to and forget the world; forget my pain, my problems, and a place where everything is possible. When I write a song, I guess that’s where I’m trying to take you,” ShaManic explains.
 
Mindless is ShaManic’s way of spreading his message in the hope that it will reach and affect others who find themselves struggling through dark times. It is however, the same journey which fueled his brightly burning artistic fire.
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TI Exclusive: Interview With Ashley Brinton

With a newly released single and music video titled “You’ll know”, 13 year old singer/songwriter and actress Ashley Brinton is ready to take the world by storm. In just a year’s time, Brinton has launched an impressive acting career, landing high-profile roles in national television commercials, major motion pictures and music videos. Her latest video also features Disney Channel star Jake Short.

Ashley will make her big screen debut in the thriller Broken Vows, a psychological thriller starring Wes Bentley and Jaimie Alexander scheduled for release later this year, where she plays the role of Daisy, who is the flower girl and sister of the film’s bride-to-be. The South Florida native has also appeared in Animal Planet’s World of Dogs.

Ashley’s extraordinary vibrant stage presence, coupled with her lively “girl-next-door” personality have all enabled Brinton become one of the most sought after teens in the acting world. At a very young age, Ashley developed a love for acting. Inspired by her idol Natalie Portman, she played the role of Lucy in West Palm Beach’s prestigious BAK Middle School of the Arts’ production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Among many lead roles in the Boca Raton Theater Company’s productions throughout her early childhood, she landed the role of Christine in the Boca Raton Children’s Theater production of Phantom of the Opera, where she garnered the audiences’ acclaim for her flawless vocals and performance. It was crystal clear to her parents, her peers and her various audiences….this girl had a gift, and it was time to begin her professional training.

TeenInfoNet got an exclusive interview with the rising where she explained to us all about her new single, working with Jake Short, upcoming projects and much more! Be sure to check out the interview below and learn more about Ashley at AshleyBrinton.com.

-We love your new single “You’ll Know”, what was the message behind the song?

The song is about three boys who are trying to get my attention for all the wrong reasons. They are superficial. But I want a good, nice wholesome down to earth guy that I can relate to. That’s Jake. The song’s message is “you’ll know when it is right. You feel it in your heart. All for the right reasons.”

-How did you come up with the concept behind your music video? And how was it working with Jake Short?

The video’s concept came up when we wrote the lyrics for the song. The song has a swag that reminded me of a cool NYC vibe. Also, I wanted the video to be my own private love note to NYC, which I love! The video tells the rest of the story…

Working with Jake was amazing. He is the sweetest, most polite guy on the planet and is really funny. We had a blast working together, and I won’t forget this experience any time soon!

-You’re also a singer/songwriter and actress, which one came first?

Everyone thinks of me as an actress first, but songwriting was always my true passion. It came way before. However it’s hard to become public with it, so I’ve pursued acting to get in the public eye and then be able to make my music known.

-Do you find it difficult writing music many of your fans can relate to being that you’re only 13?

No. Being 13 actually helps me write music that teenage girls can relate to. My music is real because it comes from personal experience. Every teen girl has the wrong guys that they have crushes on. “You’ll Know” is relatable because all of us girls want a down-to-earth guy who likes us for who we truly are. Someone we can be ourselves with.

-What has been the most difficult song for you to write or which one is the most personal to you?

In every song I write I share a little piece of myself, so they’re all personal.

-Is it harder filming show/movie or a music video? What are the main differenced?

Movies and music videos are a lot of fun to work on! TV shows and movies are exciting and challenging because you’re playing a part or a character different than yourself.

Working on my music video was even more exciting because I’m not playing a role or character. I can totally be myself. And because I get to perform what I’ve written, I could feel it and really get to express myself.

-We’ll also be seeing you on the big screen soon, can you tell us about your new film ‘Broken Vows’?

“Broken Vows” is an amazing psycho thriller. I don’t think my parents will let me see the final version. Lol Jamie Alexander and Wes Bentley rock. I was lucky to work with such professionals. My part of Daisy is small, but I’m happy. You have to start somewhere!

-It might be February already, but the year’s still new, what do you hope to accomplish in 2015?

2015 is gonna rock! I’ll be graduating from 8th grade and getting ready to go to high school. I’ll also be working on my EP which is so cool. During my downtime I’ll be playing with my dogs and I’m going to Maine this summer… where I just know I’ll be inspired to write so many new killer songs!

-Besides your new film, you’ll also working on an EP…what can fans expect to hear?

Expect to hear more songs from my heart with a variety of beats: from kick-back cool to downtown tempos.

-What’s the process like to record an EP? How do you choose which songs to put on and which ones to save for later?

It’s super fun to record because I get to spend hours and hours with some super cool people in the recording studio. I don’t consider it work because it’s way too much fun and I love singing. We record a lot of songs and then we listen to them and like I always say, “you’ll know” when the right song comes along. It comes from my heart.

-Do you have a message for all your friends, family and fans?

Live, love and laugh a lot. I thank my fans and family for believing in me and I won’t disappoint.

-Finally, can you share with us your social medias and also where people can find your music?

Website: ashleybrinton.com
Twitter: ashleybrinton1
Instagram: ashleybrinton
Facebook: ashleybrintonmusic
YouTube: AshleyBrintonMusic
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Photos: Hilary Duff Rocks Leopard Print!

Hilary+Duff+in+leopard+print+U8BCbDUqI0vlThe ‘Younger’ actress Hilary Duff was seen in Los Angeles, California. She was with her son Luca rocking a Leopard print jacket while she was out and about today February 23, 2015.

More pics below!

Cartel Releases “Say Anything (Else)” Acoustic Music Video!

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Cartel is thrilled to be partnering with AbsolutePunk for another acoustic video release. This week the band has unveiled their smashing hit single “Say Anything (Else)”. Fans can check out the already released hits “If I Fail” and “Minstrel’s Prayer” on Absolute Punk now.

Cartel’s highly-anticipated 10 Year Anniversary Chroma tour is officially on sale for the general public at CartelChroma.com. The band announced earlier this month they will be joined by Hit The Lights (East Coast only), TEAM*, and Driver Friendly officially kicking off April 9th in Minneapolis, MN at Mill City Nights. Pre-sale for the tour was a hit selling out in Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, and Los Angeles within minutes (additional tickets have been released to the public and are available now). In addition, the band announced their long-awaited band-approved edition of Chroma on vinyl via Field Day Records (also on sale now at CartelChroma.com). The official release features include 180g double vinyl, a first pressing of white vinyl, and a gate fold in die-cast slip. Only 1000 copies were made for the initial pressing.

The September 2005 pop punk debut album (produced/engineered by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount)powered by the melodic hits of “Say Anything (Else)” and “Honestly” catapulted Cartel’s career in the music world. In its first week of release,it sold over 3,000 copies, debuted #1 on Soundscan’s Alternative New Artist Charts, and hit #2 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart. The band grew in popularity earning them a deal with Epic Records and tours with New Found Glory, The Early November and Hit The Lights. Chroma was re-released in June 2006 which included new artwork and a 3-song live EP entitled Live Dudes with an updated version of “Save Us,” featuring the entire band backing Pugh on piano. Chroma has sold over 250,000 copies since its release.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

  • 3/20 – Dallas, TX @ South By So What
  • 3/22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Note: not a ‘Chroma’ show)

*With Mayday Parade, The Maine, Frank Iero and Driver Friendly

WITH HIT THE LIGHTS, TEAM*, DRIVER FRIENDLY:

  • 4/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
  • 4/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
  • 4/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
  • 4/12 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
  • 4/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
  • 4/15 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
  • 4/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
  • 4/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
  • 4/18 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
  • 4/19 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
  • 4/10 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
  • 4/21 – Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld
  • 4/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
  • 4/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
  • 4/25 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater

 

WITH TEAM*, DRIVER FRIENDLY:

  • 5/06 – San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Pub
  • 5/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
  • 5/08 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
  • 5/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
  • 5/11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
  • 5/12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
  • 5/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
  • 5/15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
  • 5/16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada

For Updates, Please Visit:

www.cartelchroma.com

Cartel Facebook

Cartel Twitter

Pinelands Music Festival Set For August 15th!

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Today, Pinelands Music Festival is excited to announce their first day-long event on August 15, 2015 at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey. Amidst a beautiful forested region, Pinelands is conveniently located 45 minutes from both Philadelphia and Atlantic City, and just under 3 hours from NYC, Washington D.C., and Baltimore. Tickets for Pinelands will go on sale Friday February 27th at Noon EST.

Pinelands Music Festival will showcase over 20 bands and take place across three stages one of which will spotlight local/regional acts. The confirmed 2015 line up includes: The Early November, Jukebox The Ghost, Hellogoodbye, Good Old War, X Ambassadors, You Blew It!, You Me & Everyone We Know, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Northern Faces, Young Statues, Raccoon Fighter, Where The Ocean Meets The Sky, Locals, SleepyFace, Cheezy & The Crackers and more to be announced.

Festival Organizer, Nick DeLouise had this to say about the lineup:

“This year’s lineup showcases popular established artists, as well as emerging artists and even some reunited groups. A roster like this one has the capacity to bring together people of all ages from all walks of life, as good music tends to do.”

Pinelands Music Festival differs from other festivals of it’s size mainly in aesthetics. Tucked into the remote Pine Barrens of New Jersey, the forest breaks open to reveal an outstanding venue with plenty of amenities making it the perfect venue for a music festival. It offers the “destination festival” feel while remaining in close proximity to some of the biggest cities in the US. In addition, 90% of the 2015 lineup calls the surrounding areas home, offering up nostalgia and hometown pride to the community.
Ticket Information & Pricing

  • $75 for General Admission
  • $150 for VIP
    • VIP Includes:
      • -VIP Parking
      • -Early Entry
      • -VIP Lounge w/ main stage viewing areas & private restrooms, adjacent to Artist area
      • -Food & Beverage vouchers
      • -Merch package including drawstring bag, refillable water bottle, t-shirt, VIP Laminate,  and commemorative ticket

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Singer Rebecca Juliet Releases New Single About Empowerment To Women!

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Rebecca Juliet is a 16-year-old New York City-based singer-songwriter who knew that she had two callings from the time she was very young: music and social service. She is an elite vocalist who has a wide vocal range, and can skillfully sing in a number of genres, ranging from opera to pop. Rebecca strongly believes in using her musical talents to help people in need and present positive messages. AXS.com notes that Rebecca Juliet is “out to change the world through her music”.

With the release of her second single “Damsel In Distress,” Rebecca presents a powerful message: young women can overcome many challenges, and do not need to be “rescued” to succeed in life. The song has a retro/pop feel with a modern, twenty-first century message about the empowerment of women. Rebecca hopes that “Damsel” will attract favorable popular attention, particularly among women. Bust Magazine is already calling it the “Feminist Pop Anthem” of 2015.

Rebecca will be donating all the net profits from the purchase of “Damsel In Distress” on iTunes and Amazon to “Girls Inc. of New York City” an organization that assists under-served 6 to 18-year old girls in New York City to realize their full academic, emotional, and physical health potential. As Pamela Maraldo, CEO of Girls Inc. of New York City said, “Girls Inc. of New York City is proud to partner with strong, smart, and bold girls like Rebecca who work hard and give back to their communities”.

Rebecca’s first single, “Angel On Our Shoulder” was released in 2013. Recently the national website AXS.com praised the song as “a  poignant, rousing, inspiring anthem that, at its climax, would rival even Celine Dion’s vocal brawn”. All profits from the purchase of that song are devoted to charities that benefit families directly impacted by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and help establish religious services for persons with special needs. Rebecca’s charitable partners and goals are discussed in detail on her website, www.rebeccajuliet.com.

Woo-Hoo!! It’s Time For TeenInfoNet’s Weekly Round-Up!

tfweeklyroundupIt’s time for another edition of TI’s Weekly Round-up! In this news week, find out about Demi Lovato’s new voice role, Megan Nicole’s Summer Forever movie, the busy premiere week of Disney’s McFarland, USA and the awesome premieres of Sabrina Carpenter’s music video “We’ll Be The Stars” and the epic “One Last Time” by Ariana Grande!

Go ahead and check it all out in this new edition of Weekly Round-Up below!

Zedd Releases New Track “I Want You To Know” Featuring Selena Gomez! – Listen Here!

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Selena Gomez has been working on new music with Zedd for a while now. It looks like the time the two spent has been worthwhile as Zedd released the audio for his new track “I Want You To Know” featuring Selena!

Be sure to take a listen to the song in the video below and let us know what you think by commenting!

Becky G Gets Her Nose Pierced Before Her 18th Birthday!

Becky-G-Nose-PiercedSinger Ms. Becky G. decided to treat herself just before her big 18th birthday! Her gift to herself was getting her nose pierced! It’s a simple new look for Becky and we think it’s awesome!

Becky turns 18-years-old on March 2nd!

Cody Simpson Performs A Live Acoustic Version Of “Driftwood” – Listen Here!

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Cody Simpson is sure a man with a whole lot of musical talent. While he was on the beautiful beaches of Malibu, Cody shared a special treat with fans by performing a live acoustic version of his song “Driftwood.” Along with the video, Cody wrote:

“Wrote a tune today and thought I’d share. Raw little take of it out here in Malibu. Feel good! Cheers!”

Be sure to take a listen by watching the video below!

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