4/26/2011

Maroon 5 To Appear At the NY State Fair

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Posted Apr 25, 2011 @ 09:38 AM
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Train and Maroon 5 will begin the Grandstand concert series at the New York State Fair at the end of August. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 with opener Gavin DeGraw.

The two groups are both Grammy-winning, multi-platinum selling bands.
Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 through the New York State Fair Box Office and Ticketmaster. They will cost $35 and $45 and are limited to eight tickets per person for the first week of ticket sales.
The fair begins Aug. 25 and will run through Sept. 5. The New York State Fair already announced performances by Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger who will perform on Aug. 30 and Sugarland with opening act Sara Bareilles who will perform on Sept. 3.

4/13/2011

Sara Bareilles Set To Perform Love Songs w/ Maroon 5 at Newport

Sara Bareilles set to perform love songs for concert-goers at Newport

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Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, April 13, 2011 23:04
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sara Bareilles, performer of the 2007 hit ‘lo ve song,’ will be performing at the newport Music Hall tonight at 7 p.m.
Strong vocals, upbeat piano, lyrics about love and crafty pop tunes are all things found in many artists who achieve success in the music industry.
Sara Bareilles will bring all of these elements to Newport Music Hall when she performs tonight at 7 p.m.
The show will be part of a current tour to promote her single "Uncharted," the second from her album "Kaleidoscope Heart," released in September 2010.
"She's been a big name and we're happy to have her," said Marissa Luther, marketing manager at PromoWest Productions, which owns Newport Music Hall. "It's going to be a good show."
"Kaleidoscope Heart" is Bareilles' third album, and one that she said did not come easily.
"I'm beyond proud of this collection of songs," Bareilles said on her website, "in no small part due to the fact it was like pulling teeth to write them."
Bareilles was unavailable for comment.
She began working on the album in 2009, and collaborated with artists such as Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots and Pharrell.
It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and she began a headlining tour that lasted through December, before accompanying Maroon 5 on a slew of dates in February.
"King of Anything," the first single off "Kaleidoscope Heart," peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed on the chart for 14 weeks.
The song is indicative of Bareilles' appeal, an upbeat, well-crafted pop tune filled with witty lyrics about love and relationships.
"I like Sara Bareilles just because her music isn't a lot like other artists that I've heard," said Tori Norris, a third-year in human resources. "I feel a connection with her lyrics and I'm just intrigued by the sound."
Bareilles is originally from Eureka, Calif., and sang in an a cappella group while attending UCLA.
After graduating college, she performed regularly in bars and clubs building an audience, before releasing her first studio album "Careful Confessions," in 2004.
That album helped get Bareilles signed to Epic Records, and she would spend much of the next 2 years touring and opening for acts such as Maroon 5 and James Blunt.
In 2007, she released her major-label debut "Little Voice," which found immediate success on the shoulders of its first single "Love Song."
"Little Voice" has gone platinum, selling more than 1 million copies, and Bareilles spent much of the three years following its release touring to promote it, after which she was completely burnt out, she said on her website.
While many might describe Bareilles' music as pop, it ranges from upbeat, guitar-driven anthems to slower ballads with an emphasis on piano and vocals.
"I love the piano," said Jill Mohr, a fourth-year in nursing. "I think that she's a great artist and it's really exciting that she's coming to a place like the Newport."
Bareilles will continue her headlining tour through May, aside from a handful of dates supporting Maroon 5, before going on to support Sugarland throughout the summer.

4/03/2011

Cee Lo Green Talks More About The Voice

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'The Voice's' Cee Lo Green talks show's toughest coach and his own 'varied' team

Cee-Lo-Green-320.jpgThese days it's near impossible to escape Cee Lo Green's infectious (and censored) hit, "Forget You." Not that we're complaining!

Until this month, we haven't had much of a chance to see the man behind the outrageous Grammy costume, but that is all about to change when NBC's "The Voice" premieres.
Zap2it caught up with Green at LA's Nightbird recording studio on Friday (Apr. 1) to ask him a little bit about what we can expect from the new singing competition, on which he serves as one of four celebrity mentors.

"I'm a renaissance kind of guy," he says of his musical style. "I could do just about whatever I please and so I do wish to do things that are a little uncommon and peculiar and see can I make them work."

That said, when it comes to the types of contestants he chooses to mentor, viewers can expect Green to have a wide variety. Something he says gives him an edge in the competition.

"The team that I have so far is very varied," he explains. "I have quite a few different styles represented. I think I have a better fighting chance because I'm in different areas."

Joined by fellow coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera on the show, Green tells us there's one that definitely won't go down without a fight.

"She's the toughest one of us all," he confesses of the sole female on the panel, Ms. Aguilera. "She's very stern very serious and very professional about her job. We're a bunch of goofy guys, otherwise. Just kinda messing around and cracking jokes and pranks and stuff like that."

You see the coaches' dynamics for yourself when "The Voice" premieres on NBC Tuesday, April 26 at 9 PM.

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4/02/2011

Maroon 5 Keyboardist Turns 32

Jesse Carmichael

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Jesse Carmichael

Jesse Carmichael in concert - November 29, 2007
Background information
Birth name Jesse Royal Carmichael
Born April 2, 1979 (1979-04-02) (age 32)
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Genres Alternative rock, funk rock, pop rock, soul
Occupations Keyboardist, singer, Pianist
Instruments Keyboards, piano, guitar, vocals
Years active 1994–present
Labels A&M Octone
Associated acts Maroon 5
Kara's Flowers
Website www.maroon5.com
Jesse Carmichael (born Jesse Royal Carmichael, April 2, 1979, Boulder, Colorado, United States[1]) is an American musician who is the keyboardist for Maroon 5.
Carmichael first started playing the guitar in junior high, rather than the keyboards (for which he is known in the band Maroon 5). Along with friends Adam Levine, Ryan Dusick, and Mickey Madden the group Kara's Flowers was formed.
Kara's Flowers signed a recording contract with Reprise Records and produced one album, The Fourth World. The album found little success and, after the demise of the group, Carmichael and Levine attended Five Towns College. While in college, Carmichael began to play the keyboards.[1] However, two years later, Levine and Carmichael dropped out and headed back to California.[1]
All of the Kara's Flowers members eventually met up and formed Maroon 5, with the addition of guitarist, James Valentine.

4/01/2011

Maroon 5 Releases New Song "Is Anybody Out There"

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