"I'm not a politician...I don't have to mask my raw, unrefined reactions to things that upset me."
-Adam Levine rightfully Tweets
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
American Idol season nine winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox had an early start Thursday, as the pair hit Rockefeller Plaza for an 8:30 a.m. performance on the Today Show.
"Hi everybody. Thanks for coming," said the painfully shy DeWyze before performing first single [U2's] "Beautiful Day."
"This is our first time in New York," DeWyze added, while Today Show guest Russell Brand hung out in the studio. "You guys are awesome."
Bowersox remained relatively mum throughout the morning - watching her fellow finalist perform before taking the stage for her Idol staple, Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee."
The pair then teamed up for an epic cover of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's "Falling Slowly."
Check out snippets of all three of their performances, below.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Shepherd reeled his guitar through tracks like "Losing Kind," "Somehow, Somewhere, Someway" "Everything is Broken," and a fantastic cover of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Come On" (video below).
"We have two new records coming out for you guys," the ambitious Shepherd told the crowd, forecasting both a studio record and live album due later this year.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
One of our favorite moments of Conan O'Brien's Atlantic City show Sunday night was O'Brien's hilarious opening act - Reggie Watts!
Check out a clip of the beyond-talented Watts performing his staple jam "Fuck Shit Stack," above.
Poison Ivy had such a killer time at Coheed and Cambria's headliner in Central Park Wednesday that we trekked it to Atlantic City's House of Blues Saturday to fist pump our way through CoCa's final night of their Circa Survive/Torche tour!
"This is the last day of the tour, so I wanted to say thank you to Circa Survive and Torche for coming out with us," singer Claudio Sanchez announced.
"It's been such a fucking pleasure," he added, citing "I always get weird in these moments."
Coheed then dived into a raging performance of "Made Out of Nothing," that instigated the 2,000-something fans in the room to fist pump (as evidenced in our performance video above, at the 00:13 mark).
Be sure to click below for an impromptu Coheed cameo during Circa's set that involves a couch and floorlamp.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
"I'm not allowed to appear on TV, radio, the internet [until September]," O'Brien told the audience during the midnight show at Atlantic City's Borgata Event Center Sunday night.
"The entire reason I walked away from The Tonight Show is because I refused to do a show at midnight... Am I an idiot or what?" he joked, referring to the night's midnight show time.
"Snooki's probably here," O'Brien added, noting the many men he saw with "sequined leopard sleeves" on their shirts in NJ.
O'Brien also channeled his inner rock star during the show - performing several musical numbers on electric guitar, including "I Will Survive" (which included a nod to his forthcoming TBS show) and a cover of The Band's "The Weight."
Joining O'Brien were the very funny Andy Richter, Dion Cole and a video montage from Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
"Usually you have to be at a Dave Matthews Band concert to see this many white people," he barked.
Check out O'Brien performing "The Weight," along with a hugging sprawl in the audience, below.
Oscar De La Renta helping El Museo del Barrio's Gala raise $1.1 million at Cipriani Thursday night (top photo), Todd Barry sparking hilarity at Caroline's on Broadway last Sunday night (middle photo), John Legend performing at AOL's 25th anniversary party at Bowery Hotel Wednesday (bottom photo), Bear Hands performing at the American Eagle store in Times Square last Thursday, and Tamarama performing at Hudson Terrace for the Gotham Magazine/Hamptons Magazine summer kick-off party Wednesday.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
"Let's hear it for the single moms and single dads," he then said, producing a thunderous applause.
The Do Something Awards celebrated the achievements of the nation's young world-changers - many who overcame extreme adversity - to earn five $10,000 grants to help them achieve their dreams.
A $100,000 grand prize will be awarded to one of them on Vh1 on July 19.
Alexakis performed for the crowd of friends and fans, along with the Backstreet Boys and Peter Buffett, while The Office's Brian Baumgartner and The Vampire Diaries' Sara Canning and Zach Roerig presented.
Honored were Vh1 President Tom Calderone, Director Brett Ratner, and JetBlue Airways exec Icema Gibbs.
Check out some of our favorite performances of the night, below.