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MTV’s 30th annual Video Music Awards will air Sunday night, 8/24 in Southern California, and I’ve had to Google at least half the people being featured at the event. Lucy Hale, apparently of the reality show American Juniors and Pretty Little Liars, and Charli XCX (is that a new Charlie’s Angel?), British singer/songwriter, will host the pre-show, no doubt trying to avoid any media attention that will recall last year’s twerk-atastrophe. The Parents Television Council has already demanded that MTV/Viacom not promote the same type of explicit sexual content that they did in 2013 with Miley Cyrus’ non-stop tongue and booty provocations. Still, with Nicki Minaj and Beyonce on the schedule, performances definitely aren’t expected to be on the conservative side. It seems that shock value is all the 2014 Video Music Awards will have going for them yet again since names like Sia, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, Avicii, Angel Haze, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Fifth Harmony are barely old enough to register in my brain let alone in the halls of American music television fame.

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Events On Sale 8/14/14

Here's a list of the hottest events with dates going on sale this week. Our featured event of the week is Theresa Caputo, the self-proclaimed psychic famous for her reality TV show Long Island Medium, who is touring the country to share her insight with willing audience members. Skeptical or not, she is making her way to cities small and large to convince you of her paranormal communication skills. For tickets to this event and more, head over to Ticket Liquidator.

Concerts

Event

Date

Cities

5 Seconds of Summer Saturday, 8/16/14 Raleigh, NC
Brantley Gilbert Friday, 8/15/14 Pikeville, KY; Savannah, GA; Norfolk, VA; Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; Nashville, TN
Garth Brooks Saturday, 8/16/14 Atlanta, GA
Iggy Azalea Friday, 8/15/14 Hudson River Park New York, NY; Mashantucket, CT; Kingston, RI
Jake Owen Friday, 8/15/14 Milwaukee, WI
Jake Owen Friday, 8/22/14 Terre Haute, IN
Jason Aldean Friday, 8/15/14 Dallas, TX; San Antonio, TX; Woodlands, TX
Jason Derulo Friday, 8/15/14 St Petersburg, FL; Wallingford, CT; Silver Spring, MD; North Myrtle Beach, SC; Atlanta, GA; Miami Beach, FL; Minneapolis, MN; St Louis, MO; Sayreville, NJ; New York, NY
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Phish Tour 2014

Phish has been on tour nearly all summer, and they’re not stopping anytime soon. The hip Vermont-based jam band will continue rocking into autumn as they play the west coast through November. Phish has been going strong since the 1980s, and their cult-like following is only increasing with each new generation of earthy-crunchy, Trader Joe’s-loving neo-hippies. Though the band has never received any type of mainstream airplay, Phish’s dedicated fan base has ensured continuous success, picking up where the Grateful Dead left off (the post-Garcia attempts of Ratdog, Furthur, and Phil Lesh & Friends try as they might, can’t replace their former frontman’s distinctive stage presence). A fusion of psychedelic rock, jazz, funk, and bluegrass, Phish’s wide-ranging sound draws substantial influence from the Dead with lengthy instrumental solos, groovy lyrics, and loyal fans who consider themselves family, or “phamily,” as they follow the band from show to show and often around the country.

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Events On Sale This Week: 5/8/14

Here's a list of the hottest events with dates going on sale this week. For tickets to these and more events, head over to Ticket Liquidator.

Concerts

Event

Date

Cities

5 Seconds of Summer Saturday, 8/9/14 Toronto, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Edmonton, AB; Vancouver, BC; Mansfield, MA; Hartford, CT; Saratoga Springs, NY; Wantagh, NY; Camden, NJ; Holmdel, NJ; Cleveland, OH; Burgettstown, PA; Hershey, PA; Virginia Beach, VA; Bristow, VA; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; Tampa, FL; West Palm Beach, FL; Noblesville, IN; Louisville, KY; Auburn Hills, MI; Tinley Park, IL; Dallas, TX; Woodlands, TX; Saint Paul, MN; Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; Inglewood, CA; Chula Vista, CA; Irvine, CA; Mountain View, CA; Seattle, WA
Chicago Friday, 8/8/14 Portsmouth, VA; Hollywood, FL; Nashville, TN; Montgomery, AL;
Eagles Saturday, 8/9/14 San Antonio, TX; Fresno, CA
Fresh Beat Band Friday, 8/8/14 Toms River, NJ; Atlanta, GA; Pittsburgh, PA; Upper Darby, PA; Indianapolis, IN; Wallingford, CT; Westbury, NY; Albany, NY; New York, NY; Binghamton, NY; North Charleston, SC; Columbia, SC; Akron, OH; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN; Park City, KS; Baton Rouge, LA; St. Louis, MO; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA
Fresh Beat Band Saturday, 8/9/14 Boca Raton, FL; Orlando, FL; Columbus, OH; Syracuse, NY; San Antonio, TX; Rosemont, IL; Baltimore, MD
Garth Brooks Friday, 8/8/14 Atlanta, GA
Jason Aldean Friday, 8/15/14 Woodlands, TX
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1D and 5 Seconds of Summer Launch North American Tour

Murder? Mayhem? No. Just two of the hottest boy bands in the world and their most painfully vocal fans. August 1st marked the beginning of the North American leg of One Direction’s “Where We Are” tour with opener 5 Seconds of Summer, the Australian pop punk band with an equal knack for causing those high-pitched shrieks only teenage girls can make (Harry Styles allegedly cured a girl of laryngitis earlier this year after not speaking for six months because her need to squeal was that powerful). The tour opened in Toronto for two nights at the Rogers Centre, continued into the U.S. for consecutive shows in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and will move throughout the country, ending early October in Miami.

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Events On Sale This Week: 5/8/14

Here's a list of the hottest events with dates going on sale this week. For tickets to these and more events, head over to Ticket Liquidator.

Concerts

Event

Date

Cities

Garth Brooks Friday, 8/8/14 Atlanta, GA
Iggy Azalea Friday, 8/1/14 Houston, TX
Jason Aldean Friday, 8/1/14 Erie, PA; Gainesville, FL;
Journey Friday, 8/1/14 Columbus, OH
Phish Thursday, 8/7/14 Santa Barbara, CA; San Francisco, CA
Phish Friday, 8/8/14 Eugene, OR; Seattle, WA
Phish Saturday, 8/9/14 Inglewood, CA; Chula Vista, CA; Las Vegas, NV
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Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence Review

The title of Lana Del Rey’s third album, Ultraviolence, initially appealed to me because of its reference to A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, one of my favorite novels. Like the book (and Kubrick’s excellent film adaptation), Lana Del Rey’s newest release is dark and poignant with an essence of the surreal. Burgess wrote A Clockwork Orange in a form of Russian-influenced English, which is important for readers because it acts as a sort of barrier, or protective force, as the disturbing events of plot unfold. Similarly, Del Rey’s soothing voice is like a layer of fog, obscuring the somber content within. Topics she frequently explores in her lyrics include depression, drug abuse, and infidelity, but she paints it with such a pop-romantic veneer that you’d think it a love song.

Ultraviolence opens with “Cruel World,” a ballad about heartbreak, but the track ranges from Amy Winehouse grit – “got your bible, got your gun” – to Miley Cyrus vacuity – “you like to party and have fun.” Del Rey refers to this style as “Hollywood sadcore,” at times profound, yet always cinematic, illustrating the tribulations of youth, but perhaps more accurately the loneliness of celebrity culture.

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Events On Sale This Week: 5/8/14

Here's a list of the hottest events with dates going on sale this week. For tickets to these and more events, head over to Ticket Liquidator.

Concerts

Event

Date

Cities

Brad Paisley Thursday, 7/24/14 Las Vegas, NV
Brantley Gilbert Friday, 7/25/14 Cincinnati, OH; Cape Girardeau, MO; St. Louis, MO;
Dierks Bentley Friday, 7/25/14 Stockton, CA
Garth Brooks Friday, 7/25/14 Rosemont, IL
Iggy Azalea Friday, 7/25/14 Baltimore, MD
iHeartRadio Music Festival Saturday, 7/26/14 Las Vegas, NV
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Events On Sale This Week: 5/8/14

Here's a list of the hottest events with dates going on sale this week. For tickets to these and more events, head over to Ticket Liquidator.

Concerts

Event

Date

Cities

Brantley Gilbert Friday, 7/18/14 University Park, PA; Worcester, MA; Bangor, ME; Des Moines, IA; Southaven, MS; Kansas City, MO; Tulsa, OK; Jackson, MS; Cedar Park, TX
Chris Young Monday, 7/21/14 Effingham, IL
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Friday, 7/18/14 San Antonio, TX
Foreigner Friday, 7/18/14 San Antonio, TX
Iggy Azalea Monday, 7/21/14 Rochester Hills, MI
Jason Aldean Friday, 7/18/14 Tampa, FL; West Palm Beach, FL; Columbus, OH
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Deal or No Deal: The 2014 Trade Market

July 16, 2014

Now that the All-Star Game is over, and the American League once again earned home field because of an exhibition game, baseball fans' attention will turn to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline -- one of the most exciting times of the baseball season.

The trade deadline can be akin to Christmas for many fanbases. Only a couple of teams will make a big move and get the nice shiny present under the Christmas tree. Some teams may choose to rebuild -- and should -- but it could mean losing a franchise player -- not too dissimilar from getting a nice lump of coal in your stocking. Of course, long-term that piece of coal could turn to gold, but it still can be disconcerting to lose your favorite player.

With a little less than half a season to play, we can safely eliminate a handful of teams from legitimate World Series contention. Barring a miraculous comeback, the Rays, Red Sox, White Sox, Twins, Astros, Rangers, Phillies, Marlins, Cubs, Padres, Rockies and Diamondbacks will not win the World Series. Sorry -- it's just not happening unless we see something historic.

Those 11 teams can still make a profound impact on the 2014 pennant race. Not only will they face playoff contenders throughout the rest of the season with an opportunity to play spoiler, each team's general manager has parts he can move to contending teams, shaping the playoff race.

Let's take a look at what three of the 11 teams could deal to contenders -- and if they should.

Texas Rangers -- The Rangers enjoyed the greatest run of success in franchise history between 2010-12, winning back-to-back pennants in 2010 and 2011, though ultimately losing the World Series to the Giants and Cardinals. Texas lost the first-ever Wild Card game to the Baltimore Orioles in 2012, before missing the playoffs altogether in 2013.

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