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We’re Movin’ On Up!

16 Feb

Glitzburgh has moved!

You can now find us at the new website:

http://Glitzburgh.co Bookmark it, and visit often!

– Ashley,
Glitzburgh

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Glitzburgh Grooves: Local Artist Kenny Sukitch Releases EP on iTunes

16 Feb

 

I first saw Kenny Sukitch as part of the local band 13AM as they opened for the band Sleeperstar at Diesel Club Lounge. Impressed with the ability of this young group, I took notice.

Recently, I found out that one of the members, Kenny Sukitch, has released a solo LP of 4 songs on iTunes that is available for purchase at $3.99.

These alternative rock songs have twinges of pop, new-punk, ska while also maintaining a singer-songwriter vibe that will be sure to appeal to the masses.

Sure, he may be young, but I think Kenny Sukitch is one to watch. He’s already generating some buzz around Pittsburgh and for good reason. Be sure to purchase his EP – let’s all support local artists!

Check out my review of the “In My Mind” EP, below.

“Beautiful Nightmare” – From what I heard, Beautiful Nightmare may perhaps be my favorite song of the bunch. Unique and melodic, it is reminiscent of Ben Lee, who has a huge cult following. With some tweaks, I could see this track on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy!  

 

“Making a Memory” – This sounds like a fun, commercial song — catchy and with those ska/punk twinges I spoke of before. To me, it is reminiscent of Sum 41…which, can be good or bad.

 

 

“The World is Burning Down” – I liked this one, too. Something about it is very appealing and catchy. Something about the background beat reminds me of when One Republic collaborated with Timbaland. And that is a very good thing. 

 

 

“Lasting” – I have mixed feelings about this track. It was good – but it reminded me too much of Sugar Ray or Reel Big Fish…again, this could be good or bad depending on whether or not you’re a fan, but, it is catchy, albeit feeling a little dated. 

 

 

Overall consensus? There’s some good stuff here. Obviously, Sukitch has drive and talent. He’s only 17 years old and so has time to really hone in on his craft. A heartbreak or two down the road, and he’ll have some great emotion to refer to. I’d say that we’ll see good things from him in the future. For now, be sure to support him, as I said, by checking out his ALL of his music on ReverbNation and Facebook,  and by purchasing his newest EP album, “Of the Mind” on iTunes!  (Worth noting? I actually checked out some of his previous songs such as R_CKT-SH_P and Letters, and was also pleasantly surprised by them…especially Letters!) This young man has great potential — and a great Facebook page. Check it out!

 

Check back at Giltzburgh for updates on Kenny as well as new releases, concert info, and more!

Wiz Khalifa in new Ad for Bing

16 Feb

“When we do it, we do it big.” – Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa on the 2012 Grammys red carpet with girlfriend Amber Rose.

 

A new commercial ad for the search engine Bing showcases Wiz Khalifa, Pittsburgh rap prodigy showing fans and haters alike just what it takes to be at the top of the rap game. (And that, he is!)

This ‘Bing Originals’ spot features Wiz “on his daily hustle.”

Views see the fashionable rap artist cook himself some breakfast; and head to a recording studio session, a game of pick-up basketball, and – alas, the tie in! – Wiz stops to use his phone to do a Bing search for a Thai restaurant. (perhaps to share with girlfriend Amber Rose…?) and ending with a concert scene.

Naturally, we want to hear some music from Mr. Khalifa and so the background track is ‘When I’m Gone’ from his platinum-selling debut ‘Rolling Papers.’

(The ‘Bing Originals’ spot follows behind another Bing ad which features freestyle skier Bobby Brown (no, not the New Edition crooner) and Wiz’s track ‘Boarding Pass.’)

Check out Wiz’s ‘Bing Originals’ ad, below

 

Glitzburgh Glam: Eye Rock

16 Feb

In my recent Birchbox, I received a sample of Eye Rock eye tattoos.

These particular ones were 4 different variations of “cat-eye” inspired stick-ons for that hard-to-achieve “winged” eyeliner look.

They are fairly easy to use – – it’s basically a peel-and-stick situation — but, I did find it rather difficult to align with my eye shape. There’s the option to trim them once they’re on, but, let’s be honest – me, and scissors near my eyeballs; not a good idea.

I think that having a friend or makeup artist apply them would be a great idea, and, though most of the styles aren’t for everyday wear, they are pretty fun for a night out on the town, to accentuate a costume, or, if you just feel like being extra edgy and dramatic one day.

Here’s the look I attempted:

I can’t wait to try the rest! For more information on Eye Rock, check out http://www.nailrock.com/eye-rock — the company also does awesome nail tattoos which I hope to try next.

Glitzburgh Grooves: New Music by Country Singer Kellie Lynne

16 Feb

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Glitzburgh had the pleasure of interviewing Pittsburgh native Kellie Lynne awhile back, and now has been able to preview some of her fabulous new music, brought to you from her new home in Nahsville!

Kellie’s music has definitely matured with her. Talented and gorgeous, she has a solid, strong voice and vocal stylings all of her own and has taken a hand in writing her music — always refreshing when it comes to young artists.

“Love Like That” is a catchy upbeat love song that showcases Kellie’s rich vocals and fun style while also seeming somehow familiar. The chorus reflects what we all want in life – a love that lasts. Around the 2:10 mark, there’s a really fun breakdown that modernizes the song a bit and sets it out from the crowd!

Reminiscent of: Taylor Swift, Faith Hill Image

“Reckless” is a bold and sexy song about taking having some fun, getting a little wild — and possibly taking it to the next level with a friend-turned-lover. It’s young, fresh, and real.

Reminiscent of: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert
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“Ain’t Country” is an “in-your-face” feel good tune that I could see becoming the “song of the summer.” A true anthem for country girls-and-guys everywhere! Kellie Lynne show’s she sure IS country — and with prowess — on this zippy song.

Remiscient of: Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood Image

“Dirt Cheap” is a pretty country ballad. Raw, sad, full of emotion, but still beautiful. Lyrically, perhaps my favorite song of the bunch. Kellie equates herself to an item left behind on a discount shelf….but there’s certainly something quite valuable in this song.

Reminiscent of: Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack Image

Overall, I’d give this selection, as a whole, 4.5 stars. Kellie is a talented artist with a lot to offer the world of country music. She’s definitely making her mark and on her way to success. Keep checking Glitzburgh for more information on her new music releases, concerts, and more!

You can also follow Kellie on Twitter at @Kellie_Lynne and check out her music on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/kellielynne

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Pittsburgh Rapper Wiz Khalifa Nominated for 2 Grammy Awards!

12 Feb

Wiz Khalifa continues to make Pittsburgh proud!

The rapper has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards at tonight’s 54th Annual Grammys  in the categories of Best Performance and Best Rap Song.

Here is a video of a backstage interview with Wiz, and a photo, below, from a pre-Grammy gala.

Also, Wexford’s own Grammy award winner (and judge on “The Voice”) Christina Aguilera was nominated with Maroon 5 for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the single “Moves Like Jagger.”

Wiz:

Rest in Peace, Whitney Houston

12 Feb

Whitney Houston, music legend, died yesterday, February 11th, 2012, and, according to TMZ, was found under water in a bathtub in her hotel room. According to one report on CNN, one music executive said the star looked “healthy and happy” just days before her death. But, according the L.A. Times and other outlets, the singer had appeared disheveled with erratic behavior in the days leading up to that fateful day. The Times also stated that, “while an autopsy on pop star Whitney Houston could occur in the next day, it is likely to take weeks before the L.A. County coroner’s office makes an official cause-of-death ruling.Both the Beverly Hills Police Department and Los Angeles County coroner’s office are investigating Houston’s death. No cause has been established, and authorities said Saturday night it’s too early to determine whether she died of natural causes.”

Strangely, a Twitter user by the name of @chilemasgrande broke the news of Houston’s death before the AP or any other major media outlets, but, there were no signs of criminal intent. (Though the user in question has not been able to be reached for comment.)

Houston’s last performance, chillingly, was “Yes, Jesus Loves Me” and appeared to have been Friday night in Los Angeles, where she was in town for a pre-Grammy party. (Sadly, according to multiple media outlets including CNN and The Insider, Houston appeared “dazed” and “aggressive” leaving this particular party. TMZ also reports that Whitney would take Xanax before big performances like she was scheduled to make at the Clive Davis party last night.)

News just broke of Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, age 18, being rushed to Cedars Sinai Hospital late this afternoon. Sources say that the cause was believed to be panic or anxiety, but this is unconfirmed. This was not her first, but her second trip to the hospital since learning of her mother’s passing.

Many were not surprised by Whitney Houston’s death, but the world is truly mourning at the tragic turn the embattled star’s life had taken.

Despite her struggles with addiction and substance abuse, Houston was, in addition to being a lovely person according to most who knew her, also one of the most talented voices in music history and one of the most acclaimed and successful singers of all time.

Whitney had won 2 Emmy awards, had 4 US number-one albums, 6 People’s Choice awards, 6 Grammy awards, 7 Soul Train music awards, 11 number-one songs, 16 NAACP Image Awards, 22 American Music Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 99 RIAA awards, had 562 total award nominations with 415 wins. She sold 170 million albums, singles, and videos worldwide, and starred in a serious of movies, most notably, The Bodyguard. Her album Whitney was also the first female album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts!

She was loved by her many fans, her family, and will be greatly missed. Tonight’s 54th Annual Grammy Awards will have a special tribute to the late singer.

 

Poll: Can any other singers come close to Whitney Houston’s vocal talents? http://www.civicscience.com/u/Question/?q=11438

Remembering the good times:  Considered by many the best rendition of the United States National Anthem ever – VIDEO, here.

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