Jacob Reviews….Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto

One of the most anticipated albums of 2011 dropped on Monday, October 24, 2011.  Coldplay released their fifth studio album: Mylo Xyloto.   While this author was not originally a Coldplay fan, this British alternative rock band has won me over completely with their intriguing and fantastic new album. This blog post will provide you with […]

Jacob Reviews…..Rock of Ages-The Musical

During my latest trip to New York City, I decided to see Rock of Ages.  It was one of the best decisions that I made that weekend.  This rock-jukebox musical focused on a love story that was intertwined the best hair metal songs of the 1980s.  When the show  premiered on Broadway in 2009, American […]

Jacob Reviews….Little Miss Havana by Gloria Estefan

For the first time in eight years, Gloria Estefan, the reigning Queen of Latin Pop, has released an English-market studio album.   Little Miss Havana has more dance music than her previous English-market album, 2003’s Unwrapped.   Before listening to this album, I had a few questions: “Will this dance album be better than Estefan’s 1998 Gloria?” […]

The 10 Collaborations You Should Have on your MP3 Player

Earlier this month, music super group Superheavy released their debut album.  Superheavy features five different musicians from diverse music field.  This all-star line-up includes Sir Mick Jagger, Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman, Reggae artist Damian Marley, Eurythmics co-founder David A. Stewart and British soul singer Joss Stone.   While listening to their debut album, it reminded […]

Jacob’s Travels: Family Weekend with the Pride of Arizona Marching Band

This past weekend I was in Tucson, Arizona for the University of Arizona’s Family Weekend. My younger brother, Aaron, attends the University of Arizona and is finishing up his undergraduate college experience.   For four years, Aaron has performed in the Pride of Arizona (PoA) Marching Band playing a 60-lb tuba.   This marching band has 250 […]

Jacob’s Music Reviews: Duets II

Tony Bennett is one of the best singers of all time!  This 85-year-old New York native has won 15 Grammy Awards, two Emmys and a Kennedy Center Honoree.  Bennett has released 70 albums throughout his career and he is not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. Bennett released his new album, Duets II, which […]

The Albums I Can’t Wait For: Fall 2011 Edition

2011 has been hit-or-miss with music. Artists like Adele, Britney, Beyoncé, Jennifer(s) Hudson and Lopez, Jay-Z & Kanye West threw down the gauntlet to all other artists putting out albums during the latter half of this year. There are several artists that I believe are going to deliver and go above and beyond the call […]

The Five Best Performances from the 2011 VMAS

This entry is based only on my opinion on MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards. The VMAs were rocking last night and many of music’s biggest stars came out in force to celebrate the crème de la crème of music videos.   But the best parts of the VMAs had to be the performances and the tributes […]

Jacob’s Reality TV Check-8 Early Eliminations

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! These are my opinions!  This past Wednesday on “America’s Got Talent,” the judges broke the hearts of many fans of Texas-based singer Daniel Joseph Baker after he was sent home in the judges’ pick.   After the show, I went onto Twitter and found that “DANIEL JOSEPH BAKER” was a trending topic.  It […]

Jacob at the Movies: The Top Four Pop/Rock Concert Films of the 1990s/2000s

It’s another edition of Jacob at the Movies!  This edition focuses on concert films that you need to see before the year is over…so these selections may not be Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden but of the concert films that I selected only one focuses on showmanship but the […]

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