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Guinevere Is Not Your Average Pop Singer

November 11th, 2013 12:15pm EST
"I am not your average girl," Guinevere told us. "I am definitely a tomboy. I like crazy things like Star Wars and Star Trek and zombies. My songs all tell stories, the videos and the lyrics. And I'm Canadian!"

This uniqueness is particularly apparent when it comes to the video for her new single, "Ran For My Life." It features a whole lot of zombies terrorizing the pop singer, who fights them off with aplomb. And in a special interactive version, featured on her website, audiences can choose the methods by which she dispatches them as the video plays on.

How exactly did Guinevere come up...

ShyBoy Breaks Out With 'Water On Mars'

November 8th, 2013 4:04pm EST
"I like to think that I'm applicable to anyone," ShyBoy told BFTV during a recent interview after the release of his debut ear-bending pop album, Water on Mars. "I loosely leave all my songs open for interpretation. Music is all about connection to me."

That's what makes this performer - real name Jason Arnold - unique. He pulls from all sorts of influences to create his material - whether it's collaborating with other songwriters (as with the song "Carousel") or being inspired by an Alfred Hitchcock film ("Marion Crane") - going wherever the inspiration takes him. And listeners are then a...

CD Review: The Nearly Deads - 'Survival Guide' EP

October 3rd, 2013 11:26pm EDT
The Nearly Deads
In case of emergency, break glass and quickly grab yourself a copy of The Nearly Deads latest EP Survival Guide EP, because this is one essential item you’ll need in your possession if (when?) there is an outbreak of the T-virus.   

No, that’s not “Scrubs” star Sarah Chalke with microphone in hand, its stunning firebrand Theresa Jeane, affectionately referred to as TJ; a spark plug as the quarterback of this offense and a literal star in the making that shines, nay, burns, brightly early and often, leading the charge on the Survival Guide EP time and time again. Feisty, dynamic entries sat...

Katy Perry Dethrones Robin Thicke On Billboard Hot 100

September 6th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Katy Perry
Well done KatyCats and Kitty Purry for replaying “Roar” over and over. The fans and the radio stations across the nation have placed Katy Perry’s single "Roar” at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

As everyone should already know, "Blurred Lines" was the summer jam. The single held the top place on the Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks. I mean, Robin Thicke’s voice just makes any day better. Am I right, or am I right?

But, everyone’s time on the throne must come to an end, and Perry has nudged Thicke aside.

This record breaker puts Katy Perry at 8 Hot 100 No. 1 singles. As a gift to her Ka...

Concert Review: Backstreet Boys Live In Texas (Photos)

September 4th, 2013 10:48am EDT
Backstreet Boys 1
Backstreet's back, alright! With a new album at their feet and a brand new tour to support, The Backstreet Boys arrived in The Woodlands, TX on 8/31/2013 to play for a sold out crowd at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The boys have been sharing in much success this year, releasing a new album entitled "In A World Like This"-the first independently released Backstreet Boy's album-which soared to number 3 on the charts. The boys were at an all time high Saturday night, as they began to take fans on a ride through Backstreet Boy's history. Starting the show off with "The Call", a single r...

Top 20 Albums Of 2013 (So Far)

September 3rd, 2013 9:45pm EDT
The 1975
The amount of excellent music releases this year has been staggering, and it’s been almost impossible to figure out what music to get and what to skip. So, here is a list of the twenty most essential records of the year so far:

“Run the Jewels” (El-P + Killer Mike) - “Run the Jewels”

Killer Mike and El-P unite after individually putting out two of the best hip-hop releases of last year. The results: one of the most focused, fun, and aggressive hip-hop albums of 2013.

Jon Hopkins - “Immunity”

Saying that something is a journey in musical form may be an antiquated means of describing ...

Midnight Red - Our Celebrity Vlog!

August 14th, 2013 1:30pm EDT
Midnight Red
Hi! We're Midnight Red! And we're here to Vlog for Starpulse.com!

A little about us:

We're a five-piece act with an edgy yet all-American twist on the boy-band resurgence. United by a passion for music of all kinds, we come from all corners of the U.S.: Joey Diggs, Jr. is an Los Angeles native, Thomas Augusto was raised in rural Texas, Anthony Ladao is from Seattle, Eric Secharia grew up in Burbank, and Colton Rudloff comes from Buffalo, New York.

As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne's 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, we'...

Q&A: Irina Shapiro Debuts Supercharged Hits

August 7th, 2013 8:23pm EDT
Irina Shapiro
Making the big move to America to pursue one’s dream career can be tough and unpredictable. For Irina Shapiro, the opportunity to move landed her right where she belongs.

Russian born Irina always knew music was her niche. Her passion to perform started at a very young age, with her mother stating that Irina was singing at the age of three. Irina partook in many musical hobbies, such as theatre, choir, writing poems, piano and violin lessons. Though she went off to pursue her education in psychology, she never let go of her hobby to write and would use her free time to write songs. Where d...

Review: Emblem3 Has ‘Nothing To Lose’

July 30th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Emblem3: Nothing To Lose
Emblem3 truly have ‘nothing to lose’ but do they ‘gain enough’ to become commercially successful?

Just as the album title suggests, former X Factor trio Emblem3 have nothing to lose. And I do mean nada. Why? Well, the former contestants from the show have been unsuccessful in establishing a commercial presence.  That goes for all of them – Tate Stevens, Marcus Canty, Rachel Crow, Josh Krajcik and Melanie Amaro.  To their credit  (or maybe better yet to Simon Cowell’s credit), Emblem3 seem to have more ‘commercial’ firepower than the aforementioned.  That said, that doesn’t make Nothing to ...

10 Albums You Shouldn’t Miss From May 2013

June 11th, 2013 10:22pm EDT
Daft Punk
May 2013 was nothing short of a stellar month for music, and truly the first great music month of 2013. Without a doubt, the biggest news of the month was Daft Punk’s return to album crafting, with the masterful “Random Access Memories” but many other great records were released as well. Here are the ten most essential albums of the month:

“Obsidian” Baths

Will Wiesenfield’s first record under the Baths moniker was an eclectic, upbeat collection of electronic songs that was both spastic and innocent, but most importantly fun. The follow up, “Obsidian” is a far cry from that record thoug...