[Review] Troye Sivan at House of Blues Chicago

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Troye Sivan is the ultimate hyphenated entertainer. He is a singer-songwriter-YouTube star-actor. Did we mention that he also played a young Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine?

While Sivan is obviously multi-talented, he’s currently focusing on his music and finding much success. His first full-length album, “Blue Neighbourhood”, debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 when it was released in December. It is currently in the Top 20 on the Pop albums charts on iTunes. In support of the album, he’s currently headlining the “Blue Neighborhood Tour” and played two sold out shows at the House of Blues Chicago on Monday and Tuesday.

The packed concert had fans wearing tour merchandise and screaming “take my youth,” a reference to his latest single “YOUTH” before he even came out on stage.

When the beginning notes of “BITE” started playing, the audience began screaming and instantly put their phones up with Snapchat ready to go. The stage, which background had outlines of houses to match the neighborhood theme, filled with fog. Sivan then came out, singing the opening verse with only a spotlight illuminating his silloutte from the back. As the song progressed, he broke through the fog, moving to the sound of his live band.

While the concert started off with moody aestetic, it quickly changed with Sivan becoming very energetic, singing and had fun with the fans, moving to his song and feeding off the energy of the crowd. The stage setting was constantly changing, with different strobe lights and the outlines of the house changing colors throughout the show.

Although Sivan admitted he was sick, he told fans that running around and having his fans being in this place with him was making him feel better. He definitely had fun with crowd, taking the phone from one person and dancing in a video for them. He also had a member of the audience tie his shoe because he said he was having stage fright. Sivan even wore a pink “Hotline Bling” had that a fan thew on stage for him.

While Sivan showed fans love, he also showed his love for Chicago. After exploring the city on his day off, Sivan said Chicago is one of his favorite U.S. cities.

After performing songs from “Blue Neighbourhood” and the “TRYXE” EP, including an acoustic version of his first single “Happy Little Pill” he ended the show with “TALK ME DOWN.” After fans screamed for an encore he came out to perform “Lost Boy” and “YOUTH.”

While Sivan has a multifaceted career, music is clearly one of his biggest strengths. His original sound and natural presence on stage show that he is one to look out for.

The U.S. leg of the Blue Neighbourhood Tour ends on March 17 in Houston. He then continues the tour in Europe. Click here for tour information.

Stream “Blue Neighbourhood” below:

Taylor Swift is Maid of Honor at friend’s wedding

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Taylor Swift was the maid of honor at her friend’s, Brit Maack, wedding on Feb. 20th to a Ben LaManna, whom Taylor has known since kindergarten. The maid of honor and bride wore Reem Accra dresses. They had posted a pic on Instagram in Reem Accra studio last year while shopping for dresses.

Taylor styled her new shorter hair by side sweeping her bangs. Check out the Instagram pics below of Taylor being asked to be maid of honor, dress shopping and pictures from the nuptials.

YEAH I WILL. @britmaack

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Feb 15, 2015 at 1:52pm PST

 

 

Dressing up, but this time not playing. #weddingdress #nailedit @taylorswift @reem_acra

A photo posted by Brit Maack (@britmaack) on May 27, 2015 at 3:00am PDT

 

 

the best friend, the best family, the best groom and the best day ❤️

A photo posted by Brit Maack (@britmaack) on Feb 21, 2016 at 3:37pm PST

 

 

Senior year.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Feb 21, 2016 at 12:27pm PST

Fetty Wap at House of Blues Chicago

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Fetty Wap played House of Blues Chicago on Wednesday for his headlining “Welcome To The Zoo” tour. He rapped songs off his number one self-titled album, including hits like “579” and “Trap Queen,” but also deep album cuts like “Time.”  Performing in a Bulls Jersey, Fetty was accompanied by whom he called his “Scottie Pippen” Monty.  Fetty showed all his appreciation for all of his fans, who he said helped him through his motorcycle accident. Fetty, who said he had never been to a concert before, thanked all his fans for coming out, even though he wasn’t sure if people typically do that at concert.  Check out pictures and stream his album below.

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Taylor Swift Announced Next Single from “1989”

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Taylor Swift announced on her Twitter that “New Romantics” is the next single from “1989.” “1989” recently won the Grammy for Album of The Year, making Taylor Swift the first woman to win this award twice.

“New Romantics” was originally a Target exclusive bonus track. However, it was eventually released on iTunes. This is not the first time that Taylor has released a bonus track as a single. The single “Ours” from “Speak Now” was originally a bonus track.

Post Malone at House of Blues Chicago

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Post Malone, the opening act for Fetty Wap’s “Welcome To The Zoo” tour, performed at House of Blues Chicago. Post Malone, whose real name is Austin Post, does not have an album or EP out yet, but he played songs from his SoundCloud account and also his platinum single “White Iverson.” Check out pics from the show below.

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Calvin Harris congratulates “girlfriend” Taylor Swift on her Grammy win

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After about a year of Instagram posts and photos of them walking hand-and-hand, Calvin Harris publicly calls Taylor Swift his girlfriend when congratulating her on her Album of the Year win for “1989” on Instagram.

Congratulations to my beautiful girlfriend

A photo posted by Calvin Harris (@calvinharris) on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:57pm PST

 

“Congratulations to my beautiful girlfriend” he captioned the picture.

Taylor and Calvin have been dating for about a year.

Chance The Rapper Annotates “Ultralight Beam” on Genius

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Chano hopped on Genius to give more information about his verse on “Ultralight Beam” the opening track from Kanye West’s new album “The Life of Pablo.” He wrote some of his own annotations. For example, for the line

Know what God said when he made the first rainbow
Just throw this on the end if I’m too late for the intro.

Chance explained the “Ultralight Beam” was originally going to be the outro.

Chance also cosigned many of the current annotations on the song.

Click here to see the entire genius annotation.