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The Platters Taipei Date:  9 October 2016 Venue: Taipei International Convention Center Tickets Sonny Turner Facebook  Scorpions Taipei Date: 3 October 2016 Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall Image via Pentatonix Taipei Date: 20 September 2016 Venue: National Taiwan University Sports Center Tickets Image via Era Ticket  Queen Taipei Date: 19 September 2016 Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall Tickets Image via...Continue reading
Previous Concerts

Previous Concerts

Ok Go Date: 1 August 2015 (Saturday) Venue: NTU Sports Center Event Image via Nius news Lindsey Sterling Date: Thursday March 12, 2015 Venue: Legacy, Taipei Event Image via Yukuang Music Arch Enemy Date: Sunday March 15, 2015 Venue: Hana Live House, Taipei Tickets Image via Walkie Ticket Pitbull Date: Tuesday March 24, 2015 Venue: Taipei Arena, Taipei Tickets Image...Continue reading
Swinging on a Star: Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece

Swinging on a Star: Kelly Clarkson’s Piece by Piece

When it comes to the highest female vocal ranges, a couple of names have been around long enough for almost the whole world to remember: Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. From Mimi’s sky-scraping G7 to X-tina’s C#7, these two exceptional ladies have all released their share of albums and made milestones in contemporary music history....Continue reading
Swinging on a Star: Estelle's True Romance

Swinging on a Star: Estelle’s True Romance

You may know her as “the girl who made that killer one-hit wonder with Kanye West in the song…whatchamacallit?…right, “American Boy”, but this 35 year-old British rapper, singer/songwriter, producer and Grammy winner has recently unveiled her fourth studio album, and we like it. We are, of course, talking about Estelle and her True Romance. It...Continue reading
Swinging on a Star: Mikky Ekko's Concert Special

Swinging on a Star: Mikky Ekko’s Concert Special

Within the last few months, Taiwan has been graced by the presence of many international artists. Some of them currently hot on top 40 charts around the world with impressive accolades. Others strive to hone their stage performances in the Far East, all the while garnering more fan base on this side of the world....Continue reading
Swinging on a Star: Christina Perri's Head or Heart

Swinging on a Star: Christina Perri’s Head or Heart

In 2007, a young singer/songwriter flew 3000 miles away from her hometown, Philadelphia, in search of a new life in the city of angels, Los Angeles, on her 21st birthday (possibly inspired by the movie Coyote Ugly). She married a video producer later that year and dove into the industry with her husband. In 2009,...Continue reading
Swinging on a Star: Mark Ronson's Uptown Special

Swinging on a Star: Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special

Close to a year ago, Bruno Mars appeared at the Super Bowl half-time show, sharing the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Although he had already released two platinum albums by then, It was still incredible to see Bruno Mars delivering a live show the way he did, making everyone in the stadium (even the...Continue reading
Swinging on a Star: Meghan Trainor's Title

Swinging on a Star: Meghan Trainor’s Title

In late June, 2014, a bona fide summer hit swept through radio stations across North America and quite literally put women’s large behinds high up on that pop cultural pedestal. We are now at the height of an era that celebrates the curvy end of female anatomy, and it’s all thanks to Meghan Trainor’s “All...Continue reading
Swinging on a Star: Aloe Blacc's Lift Your Spirit

Swinging on a Star: Aloe Blacc’s Lift Your Spirit

In this year’s Grammy’s Awards, most categories revolve around a short list of unsurprising names in pop music: Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Sia Furler, Meghan Trainor, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and (of course) Pharrell Williams. Luckily, we find quite an eclectic mix of throw-back and retro-style compositions in the nominees’ list for Best R&B albums. And...Continue reading
Swinging on a Star: An Earthly, Windy and Fire-ry Christmas Album Holiday

Swinging on a Star: An Earthly, Windy and Fire-ry Christmas Album Holiday

Well well, it might be hard to believe but it’s true: Earth, Wind & Fire has released a Christmas album! It might also be hard to imagine that in the last 40 years, two full scores of musical career sprinkled with 20 Grammy nominations and 8 Grammy awards, they never thought to make a Christmas...Continue reading
Swinging on a Star: D'Angelo's Black Messiah

Swinging on a Star: D’Angelo’s Black Messiah

Well, here is a name you haven’t heard from for ages, quite literally (14 years to be exact). At 40 year-old, Michael Eugene Archer (better known as D’Angelo) has come to deliver the best Christmas present yet, his 3rd studio album, as the 2014 calendar approaches its last page. For anyone who enjoys smooth R&B,...Continue reading
The Memoir of a Cowgirl's Mainstream Success: Taylor Swift's 1989

The Memoir of a Cowgirl’s Mainstream Success: Taylor Swift’s 1989

By now you may have heard, Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, which released for iTunes on October 24th and in record stores on October 31st, has become the fastest-selling album in the last 12 years. It topped the Billboard 200 chart in the US, selling 1.287 million copies in its first week of release, a...Continue reading