Ticketmaster Awards Free Show Vouchers

Sabrina Weiss, from Refinery 29, explaining why you may have some free ticket vouchers available from Ticketmaster:

The 50 million customers who purchased tickets from Ticketmaster.com between October 21, 1999, and February 27, 2013, are eligible to receive at least one (and up to 17) vouchers good for two free tickets to an event. They’ll also receive discount codes (up to 17) for $2.25 toward the purchase of future tickets and, if they arranged for UPS delivery in past transactions, up to 17 coupons of $5 toward future UPS charges. To see what you’ve got, log in to your Ticketmaster account, click on My Account, and then Active Vouchers.

I wonder what the “eligible events” will be.

Tom DeLonge’s Continued Search for Aliens

Tom DeLonge of Angels and Airwaves spoke with Mic.com:

Well it’s not so much about Blink. It’s about what I’m doing with my life now. When you’re an individual like me, dealing with something that’s a national security issue, and you’re being gifted with the opportunity to communicate something you’ve been passionate about your whole life — something that has the opportunity to change the world over time — being a small part of that is enormously important for my life path.

But I can’t do everything. I can’t tour nine months out of the year with enough time to do the enormity of what I’m setting out to do.

First Impression: Butch Walker – Stay Gold

Butch Walker - Stay Gold

This first impression was originally posted as a live blog for supporters in our forums on June 18th, 2016. First impressions are meant to be quick, fun, initial impressions on an album or release as I listen to it for the first time. It’s a running commentary written while listening to an album — not a review. More like a diary of thoughts. This post has been lightly edited for structure and flow.

Hey, only basically a day late on this! But, here I am! Today was a day of trying to catch up on a lot of work and then I like to spend a day every few weeks trying to do something I dedicated to learning and education — so today was also spent going through my to watch queue and only watching the educational videos I have saved up (I use the “add to Plex” bookmarklet to save videos and things like that to my Plex library to then watch on the TV, it’s a great little tool that I definitely recommend). Overall, not a bad day at all.

Tonight I’m going to do some blogging/writing about the new album from Butch Walker. The album is called Stay Gold, and it will be out on August 26th.

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Interview: Mitski

Mitski

It’s hard to put into words the effect of Mitski’s music. Her voice is as clear and sharp as a knife, and the instruments wrap around you with the warmth of a blanket on a cold day. Even though the name of her new album, Puberty 2, sounds like a cheesy American teen movie a la American Pie, Mitski reminds us that life is messy, the question of where you belong is complex, and we can’t always have the things we want. I had the pleasure of talking with Mitski during the lead up to this new album about everything from the music to the in-between.

Passing 10,000 Members

It’s been about two and a half months since I launched Chorus and this week we passed 10,000 registered members on our forums. This is an exciting milestone and I’ve been pretty damn blown away by how fast our community has been growing, evolving, and easily becoming my favorite place to talk about almost any topic. Stats wise, we also recently passed a quarter million posts and our supporter members numbers have, for lack of a better term, left me speechless. I’ve got a number in my head that if we reach, the website will become perpetually sustainable for me to do full-time, and I really do think we can hit that number in our first year. If you’ve been thinking of signing up, please give our options a look and come join us in the supporter forum to say hi! I have plans to do a live blog/first impression run through of the new Butch Walker album tomorrow night and the Q&A thread has easily become my favorite in the entire forum (even if like half of it is probably Brand New related questions).

Once again I just want to say thank you to everyone that reads this website every day. It’s been incredibly fun to put together and run over the past couple of months.

Taylor Swift’s Representatives Again Deny She Gave Permission for “Famous”

In a recent interview with GQ, Kim Kardashian again insists that Taylor Swift gave Kanye West permission for “Famous” and its now infamous lyrical content. A representative for Taylor has responded, again, denying this to be the case:

Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West. However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect. Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place. It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do. Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term ‘that bitch’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian’s claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.