O-Town To Make Return As Quartet

March 31st, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Pop group O-Town has reunited after a decade-long break for a new project, and they will be releasing a fresh album, they announced to their fans via a video on their official site Monday afternoon.

The revived lineup will be a quartet, consisting of Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, and Dan Miller; original fifth member Ashley Parker Angel will not be a part of the new venture.

O-Town rose to fame out of the ABC / later MTV reality television series Making The Band in 2000. Their self-titled debut album (pictured above) was released in January 2001 and was certified P...

Q&A: Nina Nesbitt Is Ready To Conquer The States

March 27th, 2014 2:20pm EDT
Nina Nesbitt
Across the pond there is a singer-songwriter named Nina Nesbitt and she is a force to be reckoned with. The Scotland native currently has over 144,000 Twitter followers and hasn’t even hit national stardom in the United States, yet. Now 19, Nina only picked up a guitar at the age of 15. It’s a good thing she took up playing the guitar because Ed Sheeran, through a chance meeting, asked Nina to play a song for him and, from that moment on, her career took off.

Sheeran took Nina on his European tour and Nesbian fans were born after being hooked on her upbeat, catchy tunes. He even featured h...

You Won't Believe How This Youtuber Takes Pharrell's Infectious Song 'Happy' To The Next Level

March 25th, 2014 9:00pm EDT
Mikey Bolts
Youtuber 'Mikey Bolts' is renowned for his truly spot on Family Guy impersonations. Lately, he's taken to singing popular tunes in the style of numerous characters from the show. And let us just say, he NAILS IT. Seriously. He kills it. Songs that we didn't even like, are now bearable.

The latest rendition? Pharrell's incredibly jubilant tune 'Happy.' Between his imitations and expressions, Mikey Bolts really makes this already lovable song even more memorable.

For giggles, we'll also include another incredibly catchy song he redid - Ke$ha & Pitbull's 'Timber.'

You can view Mikey B...

The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time

March 25th, 2014 10:00am EDT
The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time
All girls look to the guys in boy bands to help them get through their awkward preteen years. These handsome guys always tell you they love you, that you're smart, beautiful, and the only one for them. Their signatures in magazines are always dotted with hearts, they always look as if they can look off the page into your soul. Is it any wonder that boy bands continue to be popular with young girls?

(BTW: Boy bands aren't just popular with young girls. Women continue to stay faithful to their bands as they grow older, hence the popularity of the recent "NKOTBSB" tour featuring 90's sensatio...

DVD Review: Various Artists - 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert'

March 23rd, 2014 10:48pm EDT
DVD Review: Various Artists - 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Conce
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert is a tour de force; a clinic in the sheer healing power of music. It’s also a testament to just how much Freddie Mercury meant to Queen, music and the entire world really. So it should be no big surprise that the music world that Mercury’s worked every day to enrich showed up in spades to join the surviving members of the band - Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor - and thousands of screaming fans to hold a tribute concert to their deceased front man.

Among those to show up and take the stage were Seal (“Who Wants to Live Forever”), Robert Plant (“C...

DVD Review: Peter Gabriel - 'Peter Gabriel Live In Athens 1987'

March 23rd, 2014 10:45pm EDT
DVD Review: Peter Gabriel - 'Peter Gabriel Live In Athens 1987'
It should without saying how incredibly talented Peter Gabriel is as a performer. Honestly, c’mon. You shouldn’t need much reassurance of that fact, but if you do, Live In Athens 1987 is more than enough of said reassurance.

This concert release finds Gabriel at the literal top of his game and it seems the man only gets better the larger the crowd in front of him gets. Here thousands upon thousands of adoring fans laud Gabriel during a brilliant performance filmed in Athens, Greece during the apex of his “So” tour in 1987. As you’d imagine, all of the staples are here, from “Shock the Monk...

The New MTV #26: King the Kid, Avatar, A Breach Of Silence

March 23rd, 2014 9:13pm EDT
The New MTV
King The Kid - "Beat It" (Michael Jackson cover)


File Under: Pop Punk

Avatar - "Hail the Apocalypse"


File Under: Metal

A Breach Of Silence - "Night Rider"


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The New MTV #25: A Failed Apology, Six Days 'Til Sunday, The Relapse Symphony

March 23rd, 2014 1:38pm EDT
The New MTV #25: A Failed Apology, Six Days 'Til Sunday, The Rel
A Failed Apology - "C4"


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Six Days 'Til Sunday - "Disease"


File Under: Hard Rock

The Relapse Symphony - "Panic (Time's Running Out!)"


File Under: Rock

Meet Oklahoma Pop Duo Laura Leighe

March 22nd, 2014 4:09pm EDT
Meet Oklahoma Pop Duo Laura Leighe
Oklahoma-based pop duo Laura Leighe is making a splash with their self-titled EP, and there's another on the way. BFTV recently sat down with vocalist/keys player Laura Leighe Gossett and drummer Zach Dumbleton to find out who Laura Leighe are and what their plans are for the remainder of 2014.

Zach added that they're proud of the "positive" vibe of their music, telling us, "We like to bring hope in a sort of dark world."

"What makes us fresh is we have a duo with a singing, dancing frontwoman and a singing drummer," Laura told us. "So that's a little different and it's fun. We have a lot...

Jonatha Brooke Takes Off-Broadway With 'My Mother Has 4 Noses'

March 22nd, 2014 12:02pm EDT
Jonatha Brooke Takes Off-Broadway With 'My Mother Has 4 Noses'
Jonatha Brooke has built a musical career that spans decades. Now she's venturing into the theatre world with her one-woman play, My Mother Has 4 Noses, which opened off-Broadway in February and continues through May 4. BFTV spoke with Jonatha recently to discuss the play and accompanying album, and what the future holds for this talented artist.

"I think that I have always liked to scare myself and I've never liked to repeat myself," Jonatha told us. "When I started writing about my mother, it became clear this was a bigger project. It had never occurred to me to do a theatre piece, but i...