HAIM

I don’t know what it is about girl bands that I love so much. Probably because if I could do life over again (and have a killer voice), I would have undoubtedly been in an all-girl band.

Since starting this blog, I am constantly keeping my ears open for new music to write about. Last weekend I was in the car with my best friend, Hallie. Hallie is one of those girls that just loves those girl power, energetic, glam-pop songs ..the songs you can run forever too and feel like a different person. She introduced me to the song “The Wire” by Haim (pronounced like lime, but with a “P”). When she put this song on we did our typical jam out session in the car that we have been doing since high school. And since I haven’t been able to stop listening to the song….

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Haim (Flickr.com)

The Band

The sibling rockers have blown up in the UK this past year and are slowly making their way to the United States. Since their debut of the album Days Are Gone in 2013, they have shown their capability in making it in the music industry. The Strokes, Rihanna and Mumford & Sons have all given them rave reviews on their indie pop tunes.

In the Huffington Post’s online article back in October, they said the LA natives are taking Europe “by a storm.” The band’s plan for the future is a large extensive tour in 2014 throughout the UK and Europe.

Background

The three sisters (Este, Danielle and Alana Haim) grew up in Los Angeles and spent their childhood as part of family cover band Rockinhaim. Together, they played at local venues and crafted their own R&B-influenced soft rock. After a few years, the sisters parted ways to get school degrees and go on with life until they gave it one last final shot.

Since their debuts they have opened for Florence and the Machine and Mumford & Sons. After their performance at Glastonbury festival, they received a top ranking in BBC’s Sound of 2013 Poll and signed with Jay-Z’s RocNation management group. So keep your ears open people, they’re comin’.

The Wire

I was just listening to this song about an hour ago on the freeway, and I know that fellow drivers alongside of me had quite the show. But seriously, besides the awesomeness of the song and lyrics, the video makes it even better. The track deals with heartbreak in an uplifting and triumphant manner. Check it out below.

Actually, they may be coming even sooner…

The sisters plan to make an appearance on November 23’s “Saturday Night Live.” Tune in! They also got their name in the Rolling Stone’s November issue titled “How Haim’s Three Geeky Sisters Became the Year’s Coolest New Band.”

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Music Festivals…Ticket to success?

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When I think music festivals, I think a weekend filled with headliners, good music and good vibes. For some artists, it is life or death for their music careers.

Music festivals have huge headliners to get people to buy their tickets, but the weekend events are filled with small-time music artists waiting for their big break. Essentially “opening acts” for the names that are the biggest on the music venues.

Krewella brings the party

Just last night the chart-topping electric dance group, Krewella, brought down the Cleveland’s House of Blues during their sold out event that had fans soaked head to foot from raging so hard.

With the fan base the EDM group has, you wouldn’t have guessed their road to success would take so many years.

The group formed in 2007 in Chicago with aspiration to make it in show business. They got their debut headlining at EDM fesitvals including Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival. After these live performances, Krewella earned the 2012 International Dance Music Award for “Best Breakthrough Artist” and Billboard declared “Krewella is going to be huge!”

Well, Billboard was right. All I heard about all week is “Krewella, Krewella, Krewella.”

In an interview with Bing lounge, the sisters talk about their long years of dedication to make it in the show business. After actively sending in demos with no response, Krewella was picked up by Columbia Records through a website called “We are Hunted.” Then came the huge, popular music festivals and the rest is history.

Since these festivals, Krewella just released a new album called “Get Wet”, collaborate music with big-time EDM artists such as Benny Benassi, and continue to sell out shows around the US.  Oh, and are now the big headliners in all the upcoming music festivals.

Although Krewella is known, and definitely rated (as a success), many artists wishing to share their talents with the world can have their big break on stage in front of thousands.

Discovering music at festivals..and one that took matters into her own hands

Danika Holmes, an independent indie artist determined to make it big, took matters into her own hands to play on the main stage at the Heartland Jam Music Festival alongside Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and Gretchen Wilson.

After months of contacting the festival talent buyer with no response, she had a new idea. Danika used Facebook (who would have thought?) and started a campaign to “get Danika to the Heartland Jam!” Thanks to her fans, hours later she was booked on the main stage.

Not only does this story a great inspiration to all that want to start their own little campaigns, but again this ties back to using social media to get recognized. Since her little campaign and opening for Heartland’s big headliners, Holmes has moved to Nashville to continue her dreams to create music for people to enjoy.

Want to possibly see history in the making? Here are the upcoming music festivals for 2014. I highly recommend going to a festival at least once in your life.