Quinn Sullivan on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
If you have been following Quinn’s twitter feed (@Quinnsullivan1), you’ve probably been looking forward to seeing him on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! The 14-year-old blues prodigy impressed us last night sitting in with Fallon’s house band The Roots.
Quinn appeared along with Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, Bruce Jenner, and The Savages. Thanks to Jimmy Fallon for featuring Quinn’s new release GETTING THERE available on June 18. Also, check out the just now published Esquire article on Quinn.
Live Music Day Festival Online
It is not often that great music performances are free AND easy to get to, but lucky for us, on June 19 concertgoers will not have to leave their homes to enjoy the “Live Music Day Festival.” This is the largest online-only event of its kind, hosted by music networks MTV, VH1 and CMT. The concert will feature performances by more than 50 bands and artists spanning rock, indie, pop, R&B and folk. Acts include Hanson, Atlas Genius, Langhorne Slim and Kate Nash. The performances and fan-picked O Music Awards will be streamed live from Viacom’s offices in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles. And, our favorite drummer from The Roots – Questlove – will provide beats during the festival in a 24-hour “drum-a-thon.”
This festival takes full advantage of technological capabilities. Viewers can watch the event via smart phone, tablet, laptop, or computer from anywhere with internet access. The O Music Awards feature categories such as: Best Web-Born Artist, Fan Army FTW (For the Win) and Must-Follow Artist on Twitter.
Anamanaguchi Is Making it Big
The independent 8-bit electronic group, Anamanaguchi is turning into a pantheon of Kickstarter breakout bands! Their Kickstarter drew 7,253 supporters making it a success of a music project with a $227,399 profit. The unsigned band’s new album Endless Fantasy debuted last week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart with 4,000 copies sold.
In 2009, the band was selected to produce the soundtrack for the “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” videogame. In 2011, one of its songs was chosen as the theme music for Chris Hardwick’s popular podcast “The Nerdist” because of its use of a Nintendo Entertainment System in addition to traditional instruments. Their success is a great example of the book New Rockstar Philosophy’s chapter on Crowdsourcing as a tool to help musicians break out!
Unlocking the Truth
Unlocking the Truth, a heavy metal trio composed of three sixth graders, Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins and Alec Atkins, from East Flatbush made popular music videos playing in Times Square. These guys play extremely brutal metalcore at only 11 years old. They label bands like Motionless In White, Escape The Fate, Slipknot, Metallica, and Disturbed as a few of the influences. The group writes everything themselves. They have competed on Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater and made it to the Show-Off Round. They have also been performing at festivals around New York, as well as the streets of NYC.
Singing Rapping Entertaining- at Age 10
Sophia Grace, the little girl who captured pop culture attention singing Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” on YouTube in 2011, now has a music video of her own, “Girls Just Gotta Have Fun“! The video was released Friday and features Sophia Grace’s younger cousin Rosie McClelland.
The video, directed by Matt Alonzo, who has worked with Soulja Boy, Ice Cube, and Pitbull, has already gained about 2 million views in its first three days. The adorable 10-year-old is shown riding in a pink toy SUV, wearing pink dresses, and sitting on a child size pink throne.