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Watch Boyce Avenue Perform ‘A Sky Full of Stars’ on The Late Late Show


Boyce AvenueDuring a recent episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden that celebrated all things YouTube, online stars Boyce Avenue made a very special musical appearance to perform a cover of Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars.”

The late-night program also brought out several other YouTube celebrities, including Tyler Oakley, Jenna Marbles and Rebecca Black, but it was Boyce Avenue that closed the proceedings with the smash single.

Watch Boyce Avenue in action below and click here for a list of upcoming tour dates.

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Watch Hozier Perform Latest Single on ‘Fallon’


Taking a break from his current U.S. tour, Irish singer-songwriter Hozier appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this week to perform new single “Jackie and Wilson.”

Check out the clip below and cheers to raising children “on rhythm and blues.”

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Brian Setzer to Release New Christmas Album


Brian Setzer. Photo by Russ Harrington

On Oct. 16, Gretsch signature artists Brian Setzer and the Brian Setzer Orchestra will release Rockin’ Rudolph, their first studio Christmas album in 10 years.

The 18-piece band will support the album with a major concert run—the “12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour”—  delivering the rocking and colorful holiday extravaganza they are known for.

Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition, numbered deluxe package of the album via

“It’s been about 10 years since I made a Christmas record,” said Setzer. “It [Christmas music] just seems to get more popular every year. They’re classic songs and you wonder after a couple records how many of them are left. Once you dig in you find, wow! I’ve haven’t done ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,’ you know. I’ve never done ‘Here Comes Santa Claus!’ Ones that everyone knows and are still out there. These songs are great songs. It doesn’t matter if they’re holiday songs or when they were written, they’re just great songs.

“So the trick is to make them sound hip. Some of them are eternally hip, you know, so you don’t have to do too much.”

Produced by Peter Collins (Rush, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, etc.) and recorded in both Nashville and Hollywood, the 12-track effort includes highlights such as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Yabba-Dabba Yuletide,” and “Rockabilly Rudolph,” among other notable Christmas classic tunes with Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings paired with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockin’ big-band horn arrangements.

Watch a short sizzle video for Rockin’ Rudolph below and visit for additional album details.

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Watch George Ezra Perform ‘Blame It on Me’ on Late Night


George EzraBritish singer/songwriter George Ezra recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform the hit single “Blame It on Me.”

Donning a Gretsch G6119-1962HT Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose, Ezra sang the song with power, showcasing a distinctive soulful voice that belies his 22 years of age.

“Blame It on Me,” which drew a huge ovation from the crowd, comes off 2014 debut album Wanted on Voyage.

Watch Ezra in action below and click here for his upcoming tour dates.

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Watch the Tallest Man on Earth Perform Two Tracks for WFUV


Tallest Man on Earth GretschBefore his latest tour to support latest album Dark Bird is Home, Kristian Mattson – a.k.a. the Tallest Man on Earth – was used to performing on stage by himself.

But lately, he’s been backed by a full band for his concerts, adding lush layers to his beautifully arranged songs.

That sound was on display during a shoot for WFUV in New York City’s legendary Electric Lady Studios. With his bandmates supporting him, Mattson donned a G6122-12 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12-String guitar and treated an intimate crowd to the Dark Bird single “Sagres” and a cover of “If I Could Only Fly,” which was written by Blaze Foley.

Watch Mattson in action below.

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