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Music Kicks-Off 2010 in Central Florida

UPDATE – 12/30,7:26AM: Thanks to reader @Curtis, we have information on the Amy Grant show on 1/21. She will be performing at Northland Church in Longwood, and you can find details here.

As you know klynn and I both are huge music buffs. We’ve written about and promoted concerts and live performances since this blog’s inception. So I was completely excited to start making plans for several concerts to kick off the new year!

LADY GAGA

She’s controversial and completely misunderstood (in my opinion), and Lady Gaga puts on one-heck-of-a-show…or so I’m told. A friend of mine snatched-up tickets for us when the show recently switched from Hard Rock Live to the UCF Arena, and I’m really stoked to see this performer live.

You’ve undoubtedly heard this song on the radio, here’s the video for her current single “Bad Romance” (from the recently released “The Fame Monster”). I think it’s an awesome Euro-goth-pop song, and is very different from other material on the US radio.

AMY GRANT

She’s long been one of my favorite artists; I grew-up listening to her all throughout my childhood. I’ve actually seen Amy Grant perform live several times, and she’s truly an amazing talent.

Like Lady Gaga, believe it or not Amy has been quite controversial throughout her career, too. With strong roots in Contemporary Christian music, Amy broke into the “secular” market in the late ’80s, and sent many of her Christian fans into a tizzy. Personally, I don’t care what type of music she’s singing…as long as she’s singing!

Amy’s website shows she’s coming to the Central Florida area on 1/21; however, no venue or ticket information has been released yet. If we find anything out we’ll be sure to post it here. Below is the video for her song “That’s What Love Is For,” one of my favorite songs from her Grammy-nominated “Heart In Motion” record:

PAUL OAKENFOLD

Paul Oakenfold is one of the world’s most famous DJs. He’s often been accused of being “a sellout” or too “mainstream” but I dig his music regardless.

He’ll be performing at downtown Orlando’s Club Firestone on Saturday, February 6th, although whether he’s performing his own original music or simply DJing a set has not yet been disclosed.

One of my favorite Oakenfold “pop” songs features the late Brittany Murphy (who knew she had such an amazing singing voice?) on a track from 2006’s release “A Lively Mind”:

If you plan on going to any of these shows drop by our Facebook Fan Page to let us know, and we’ll look for you at the show(s).

Connector. Blogger. Tennis fan. Electronica obsessed. Eternally challenged optimist. Digital traveler. Social Media Manager. Lover of my City. #LoveOrlando

Comments

  • akeorlando
    Wednesday, 30 December 2009

    @Bess Awesome! I’m really eager to see her Lady Gaga perform live. It’s going to be a great live performance, of that I’m certain.

    Amy Grant isn’t ’til later next month, so you can still go if you want! She’s amazing live.

  • Bess, Top 5 Editor
    Wednesday, 30 December 2009

    We’re going to Lady Gaga, too, and cannot wait! (It was my Christmas present to my hubby and son.) I wish I had known about Amy Grant coming…it might have made the Top 5 in music, but I had no idea. I need to visit the Pulse more often! Thanks for the good info perhaps we’ll tweetup at Lady Gaga!

  • akeorlando
    Wednesday, 30 December 2009

    @Curtis I agree with you completely.

    I’m a little irritated because AmyGrant.com hasn’t even updated their site. I’ve also pinged the Amy Grant Twitter profile several times but nobody ever got back to me. So I really, really appreciate your sharing this info with us.

  • akeorlando
    Tuesday, 29 December 2009

    @Curtis No way! I am so happy you stopped by our blog to tell us about this. How did you find out? I’m going to buy tickets right now – Amy is amazing in concert!

    • Curtis
      Wednesday, 30 December 2009

      I believe that my sister told me that she was coming to town. Amy is one of those artists that does not translate to recorded media. She is best seen live.

  • Curtis
    Tuesday, 29 December 2009

    Amy going to be at Northland Church in Longwood.

    http://www.northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/amy_grant_in_concert/

    The last time she was in town I believe she was at the arena. Northland will be a much more intimate experience. The tickets start at $10 for the cheap seats. My sister and I catch her every time she is in town. We have our tickets.

  • akeorlando
    Friday, 25 December 2009

    @Jennifer We will, for sure. Have been checking the website continuously, and pinging the Twitter profile to find out more information. Can’t wait to find out more!

  • Jennifer
    Friday, 25 December 2009

    Please keep me posted on Amy Grant love her, and would live to see her live. Happy Holidays to you 🙂

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