GIVERS Release New Single ‘Love Is Like A Fire’

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RELEASE NEW SINGLE

‘LOVE IS LIKE A FIRE’

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ANNOUNCE NEW EP
‘MOVIN’ ON’
OUT AUGUST 3RD VIA GLASSNOTE RECORDS
PREORDER HERE

Louisiana art-pop trio GIVERS have released their new single, ‘Love Is Like A Fire’. The track follows their previous single, ‘Collide’, both of which are taken from their newly-announced upcoming EP, Movin’ On, which is available to pre-order now.

A blend of vibrant rhythms, glistening synthesizers and ethereal vocals, the track flows seamlessly through hook-laden verses before ascending into a soaring, euphoric chorus. As with their previous releases, the track showcases their distinctive talent for drawing on eclectic influences and channelling them into beautifully artistic and infectious sonic creations.

‘Love Is Like A Fire’ is the second single to be taken from their forthcoming EP Movin’ On, which was produced by Dave Cobb and Eric Heigle and recorded at the iconic RCA Studio A in Nashville.

Since their breakout 2011 release In Light, GIVERS have embraced a vision of life and love that, in the band’s early years, bubbled with the optimism of unchallenged youth. Formed in 2008 in the sweaty dancehalls of Lafayette, Louisiana, GIVERS knew right away that they had something special. Crafted from the improvisational and dance-fuelled atmosphere of the area’s zydeco, Cajun, and jazz cultures mixed with an affection for new wave, funk, and world music, the infectious results brought a quick rise to the spotlight for the young band.

From the start, the band achieved dizzying success. GIVERS toured world-class stages, both international and domestic, becoming a fixture on the major festival circuit, including Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and winning appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band’s electricity even struck Neil Young, who caught GIVERS on Late Night and mused about it, in a stream of consciousness, in his autobiography.

Now each in their early 30s — ragged, accomplished, philosophised — the band’s creative nucleus of Taylor Guarisco, Tif Lamson, and Josh LeBlanc has transitioned from celebrating life to probing its complications: the cruel fiction of un-met expectations, the deflation in opportunities lost and the elation in new ones found. In the process, they left the smalltown place of the band’s birth (Lafayette, LA.) for the cultural kaleidoscope of New Orleans, now the site of their coming of age.

MOVIN’ ON EP TRACKLIST

  1. Collide
  2. Half Life
  3. Love Is Like A Fire
  4. Movin’ On

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THE ORIGINALS | S5E3 | “Ne Me Quitte Pas” Review [Podcast]

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Hello there! Welcome to The Elijah Show! Mike and I got together to talk about this Elijah-centered episode of The Originals that was actually directed by the ever-so-talented Joseph Morgan aka Klaus himself!

Again, we apologize for being a bit late in getting these out to ya’ll, but we should be back on track now for this week’s episode.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@ThisIsKristin_ and @mikethemovieguy) and Instagram! You can tweet us or comment on Insta and we just might read your comments on air next week.

SYNOPSIS: In the immediate aftermath of having his memory erased by Marcel, Elijah awakens to find himself in the middle of nowhere and without a clue as to who he is. Unable to control his instinctive vampire ways, Elijah encounters Antoinette, a beautiful and free-spirited vampire, who helps him navigate his new life. However, a run-in with Klaus threatens to destroy the peace he’s finally found.

Don’t forget! Send us your thoughts, favorite moments and fan theories and we’ll try to answer you On Air!

Tune in to The CW on Wednesday nights at 9/8c for more of the 5th and final season of The Originals!

THE ORIGINALS | S5E2 | “One Wrong Turn On Bourbon” Review [Podcast]

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Heyyyyyy…I know we’re a bit late in getting these out to ya’ll, but better late than never, right? One of us was busy taking care of two sick kiddies and it wasn’t me! So here is the first of three catch-up reviews!

Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@ThisIsKristin_ and @mikethemovieguy) and Instagram! You can tweet us or comment on Insta and we just might read your comments on air next week.

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious disappearance brings Klaus back to New Orleans, Hope looks forward to the prospect of seeing her father again. However, when the dark magic that had been keeping them apart begins to manifest in dangerous ways across the city, Vincent turns to Ivy for guidance about what it may mean. Elsewhere, Marcel returns to New Orleans amidst increased tensions between the supernatural factions, while Freya makes a decision about her future with Keelin. Finally, Roman’s surprise visit to the Mikaelson compound forces Hope to reveal some dark truths about her family.

Send us your thoughts, favorite moments and fan theories and we’ll try to answer you On Air!

Tune in to The CW on Wednesday nights at 9/8c for more of the 5th and final season of The Originals!

THE ORIGINALS | S5E1 | “Where You Left Your Heart” Review [Podcast]

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Hey there, vamp fans!

Welcome back to another season recapping The Originals! Unfortunately, this is the last season for the show, but I’m sure we have a heck of a season ahead of us.

Check out the podcast below and let us know what you thought of the premiere episode!

Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter (@ThisIsKristin_ and @mikethemovieguy) and Instagram! You can tweet us or comment on Insta and we just might read your comments on air next week.

SYNOPSIS: Desperate to see her father Klaus after seven years, Hope resorts to drastic measures to bring her father back to New Orleans. Hayley attempts to minimize the fallout from Hope’s actions, but not before news of what she’s done ripples through the city. Meanwhile, Freya’s guilt over not being able to reunite her family gets in the way of her happiness with Keelin, while Rebekah struggles with her inability to fully commit to Marcel. Finally, struggling without Elijah by his side, Klaus’ murderous rampage throughout Europe leads to an unexpected encounter with Caroline Forbes.

Special shout out to our friends over on Twitter this week:

@theoriginalsaaf, @fairlyliterary, @_inthenova, @mrlsmith21, @jkimmay5, @the7thmatrix, @nerdette, @toomuchtelly, @hailqueenebony

Send us your thoughts, favorite moments and fan theories and we’ll try to answer you On Air!

Tune in to The CW on Wednesday nights at 9/8c for more of the 5th and final season of The Originals!

Macklemore, Sean Paul and Fifth Harmony Among Stars Performing Live at #UniversalOrlando Resort’s 2018 #MardiGras Celebration

Live Concerts, Cajun Cuisine, Nightly Mardi Gras Parade and More Bring the Spirit of The Big Easy to Florida’s Biggest Party Feb. 3 – April 7

Universal Orlando Resort today announced the headlining acts of its 2018 Mardi Gras celebration – the most authentic Mardi Gras event outside New Orleans, complete with Cajun-style cuisine, dazzling costumed performers and a stunning parade with countless beads.

From Feb. 3 through April 7, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2018 will offer more opportunities than ever before for guests to experience Florida’s Biggest Party.  On 13 select nights, fans can sing along to popular hits as some of the biggest names in music take the stage, including GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, Macklemore, international superstar and recording artist, Sean Paul and award-winning, multiplatinum chart-toppers, Fifth Harmony.  See below for the complete lineup.

The musical stars won’t be the only ones on display as a constellation-themed Mardi Gras parade will keep the good times rolling every night throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida with breathtakingly detailed floats, festive krewes of colorful dancers and stilt performers, and countless beads.  Six new celestial floats – including Taurus, Virgo and Serpentarius – complete a lineup of 12 intricately hand-crafted floats engineered by Kern Studios, designer of the original New Orleans Mardi Gras floats for more than 50 years.

Guests will also enjoy mouthwatering shrimp po’boys, jambalaya, beignets and more at the French Quarter Courtyard while listening to authentic sounds of New Orleans straight from Bourbon Street.

The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an annual pass.  Florida Residents can get three months free on Power, Preferred and Premier Annual Passes with a UPC code from select Coca-Cola products.  For more information on Mardi Gras, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.

2018 Mardi Gras Headliners Lineup
Mardi Gras Event Dates                              Headliners
(Performing in the Music Plaza)
Feb. 3                                                                  Sean Paul
Feb. 10                                                           The Beach Boys
Feb. 17                                                           Kelsea Ballerini
Feb. 18                                                           Andy Grammer
Feb. 24                                                              Macklemore
March 3                                                                   311
March 4                                                          Phillip Phillips
March 10                                                      To Be Announced
March 11                                                  Fitz and the Tantrums
March 17                                                            Foreigner
March 18                                                       Fifth Harmony
March 24                                                      To Be Announced
March 25                                                               BUSH

2018 Mardi Gras New Orleans Bands Lineup
Mardi Gras Event Dates                       New Orleans Bands
(Performing in the French Quarter Courtyard)
Feb. 3 – Feb. 20                                       Free Agents Brass Band
Feb. 21 – March 6                              Naughty Professor Brass Band
March 7 – March 20                                New Breed Brass Band
March 21 – March 31                          Young Pinstripe Brass Band
April 1 – April 7                                   Dirty Bourbon River Show

The Originals | S4E11 | “A Spirit Here That Won’t Be Broken” Review [podcast]

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What’s up, peeps?!

Ok, my anxiety is growing with all of this business with The Hollow lurking around! What do you think is going to happen? Will Kol betray his siblings to save Davina? Do you think it’s truly over between Marcel and Rebekah? What do you think The Hollow wants with Hayley? Let us know what you think!

Check out the podcast below and let us know what you thought!

Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter (@ThisIsKristin_ and @mikethemovieguy) and Instagram!

SYNOPSIS: When it’s discovered that The Hollow is using a magical totem to fuel her power, Freya enlists Rebekah and Klaus’ help to locate and destroy it. Elsewhere, an ultimatum by The Hollow puts Kol at odds with his own siblings, while an unexpected run-in forces Marcel and Rebekah to confront the growing tension between them. Finally, The Hollow’s plan for Hayley leaves her in the fight of her life.

 

Special shout outs to our friends over on Twitter this week: @theoriginalsaaf@tvdfansonline, @trentontess and @damonaddict_!

Send us your thoughts, favorite moments and fan theories and we’ll try to answer you On Air!

Tune in to The CW on Friday nights at 8/7c for more of The Originals!

The Originals: “The Bloody Crown” Finale Review

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Hey guys!! Keisha and I got together to discuss the Season 3 Finale of The Originals, which was nothing short of amazing!  The episode aired on Friday, May 20 and was called, “The Bloody Crown.”
 
SYNOPSIS: After months of thwarting off dangerous threats and deadly attacks, the Mikaelson siblings finally come face to face with the one person that could lead to their ultimate demise. With the stakes higher than ever and the compound overrun by an army of his oldest sworn enemies, Klaus is put on trial for centuries of atrocities he’s committed. Meanwhile, Marcel, who has been spiraling out of control following an act of betrayal by those closest to him, is stunned by the unexpected arrival of someone from his past. Finally, Elijah, Freya and Kol frantically search for a way to save their family before it’s too late. Hayley and Vincent also appear.
 
Check out our podcast below and feel free to check out our brand new AudioBoom channel, The Chatterbox with Keisha and Kristin!
 
 

 
The Originals: “The Bloody Crown” Podcast Review
 
 
The Chatterbox with Keisha and Kristin – Our brand new AudioBoom channel where we’ll be posting podcasts about TV, Movies, Music & more!

The Originals – “A Streetcar Named Desire” – Podcast Review

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Hey TVD/The Originals fans!! Keisha, Raechel & I got together to talk about the latest episode of The Originals. This is the second half of the 2-Hour crossover event which aired on Friday, February 26, 2016.
 
Did you watch the entire event?? Were you as googly-eyed about this as we were?? Tune in to the podcast and comment/tweet us your thoughts!
 
SYNOPSIS: The unexpected arrival of Stefan Salvatore may be the key to helping Freya rescue Klaus and Elijah from a magical trap.
 

 
The Originals – “A Streetcar Named Desire” – Podcast Review
 
 

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The Originals – “Heart Shaped Box” – Podcast Review

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Hey everyone! Keisha and I got together to discuss the latest episode of The Originals!

Check out our podcast review below and let us know what you thought!

SYNOPSIS: Determined to make her ultimate move against the Mikaelson brothers, Aurora uses Freya as bait to lure Klaus and Elijah into a dangerous trap. Meanwhile, after being recruited by The Strix’s powerful coven of witches to perform a spell that could save the lives of her closest friends, Davina finds a way to conjure up Kol, the only person who may know the key ingredient to completing the spell. Finally, Hayley is forced to make a heartbreaking sacrifice. Marcel and Cami also appear.

The Originals – “Heart Shaped Box” – Podcast Review

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“MASTERCHEF” SEASON EIGHT BEGINS LATEST SEARCH WITH CASTING CALLS BEGINNING MARCH 5TH

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“MASTERCHEF” SEASON EIGHT BEGINS LATEST SEARCH FOR
AMERICA’S BEST HOME COOK WITH OPEN CASTING CALLS STARTING
SATURDAY, MARCH 5

  • Casting Calls for FOX’s Hit Cooking Competition Series to Take Place in San Diego, New York City, Oklahoma City, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Orlando, Portland, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.
  • Visit http://www.masterchefcasting.com for the Most Up-to-Date Casting Information

America’s most-watched cooking competition show, MASTERCHEF, begins casting for its eighth season Saturday, March 5. Open casting calls will be held across the country in search of talented home cooks from all types of backgrounds and with a range of cooking styles.

The casting team is looking for home cooks who enjoy preparing everything from delightful desserts and hefty main courses to fine French cuisine, great tasting burgers and more! For anyone looking to follow their culinary dream – take this first step by preregistering on the casting website www.masterchefcasting.com and heading down to one of the open casting calls below.

Open casting calls will be held in the following cities:

Continue reading ““MASTERCHEF” SEASON EIGHT BEGINS LATEST SEARCH WITH CASTING CALLS BEGINNING MARCH 5TH”

The Originals – “Dead Angels” – Podcast Review

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Hey TV fans!!  Keisha and I got together to discuss the latest episode of The Originals for Variety Radio Online! Elijah with a man bun AND Marcel goes back to his bad ass self!  🙂

Check out the podcast review below:

SYNOPSIS: When a powerful weapon that could take down the Mikaelsons for good ends up in the wrong hands, Klaus finds himself in a tense standoff with an unlikely foe. Meanwhile, Elijah’s attempt to reclaim control of the Strix leads to a violent showdown and the emergence of a potential new leader. Elsewhere, when a new coven of witches tries to influence Davina into helping them locate the elusive weapon, she quickly realizes she may be in over her head.

 

The Originals – “Dead Angels” – Podcast Review

The Originals – “Wild at Heart” – Podcast Review

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Hey everyone!! The girls got together for another recap of the latest episode of The Originals!

Check out the podcast review below:

SYNOPSIS: While Klaus finds himself dealing with pressing matters at home, Elijah reluctantly aligns with Aya after learning that she may have knowledge of an elusive weapon that could kill an Original Vampire for good. Meanwhile, alone and shunned by her coven of witches, a desperate Davina is left conflicted after she is approached with an enticing offer that could bring her one step closer to reuniting with Kol. Hayley, Marcel and Cami also appear.

 

The Originals – “Wild at Heart” – Podcast Review

 

***You can catch the next episode of The Originals on The CW Friday nights at 9/8c!

The Originals – “A Ghost Along the Mississippi” – Podcast Review

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Hey everyone!!  It feels like forever, but we’re finally back!!  Check out our review of the Winter premiere of The Originals for The Vampire Diaries!  🙂

SYNOPSIS: In the aftermath of a horrific plan that left Cami dead, Klaus declares war on Aurora and Tristan. Elsewhere, Vincent, who has resumed his role as Regent to the New Orleans witches, is forced to use his magic against his will, while Hayley and Jackson find themselves pawns in Tristan’s twisted game. Finally, after learning that Tristan is in possession of a powerful weapon that could take their family down once and for all, Klaus, Elijah and Freya enact a risky plan that leads to a tense showdown with the Strix.

 

The Originals – “A Ghost Along the Mississippi” – Podcast Review

 

***DON’T FORGET… The Originals AND The Vampire Diaries have moved over to Friday nights on The CW!  The Vampire Diaries will air on Fridays at 8/7c, followed by The Originals at 9/8c.

The Originals – “Savior” – Podcast Review

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Hey everyone!! Check out our podcast review of the midseason finale of The Originals for Variety Radio Online!  🙂
 
SYNOPSIS:  When a dangerous affliction threatens to expose one of her siblings, Freya searches for a way to reverse the crippling curse, even as she finds herself the target of the Strix’s latest plan. Elsewhere, Klaus keeps a watchful eye over Cami while she attempts to help Detective Kinney, whose life has begun to spiral out of control as a result of Lucien’s compulsion. Meanwhile, a confrontation with Marcel causes Vincent to reevaluate his decision to stay out of witch business, and Hayley’s attempt at a quiet Christmas with Jackson and Hope results in an unexpected surprise. 
 

 
 
The Originals – “Savior” – Midseason Finale Podcast Review
 
 

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The Originals – “The Other Girl in New Orleans” – Podcast Review

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Hey everyone!! Check out our podcast review of Season 3 Episode 8 of The Originals for Variety Radio Online! 🙂

SYNOPSIS: After learning that Cami’s life is in danger and Aurora may be to blame, Klaus is forced to engage in another one of her devious games and follows a series of clues she’s left behind for him. Meanwhile, Elijah, Freya and Hayley take drastic measures against Tristan when they discover he holds a valuable piece of information they need. Elsewhere, Aya gives Marcel an ultimatum that leaves him with a difficult decision to make, while tensions between Hayley and Jackson cause her to reevaluate her involvement in Mikaelson family matters.

 

The Originals – “The Other Girl in New Orleans” – Podcast Review
 
 

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The Originals – “Out of the Easy” Review

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Hey everyone!! Check out our podcast review of Season 3 Episode 7 of The Originals for Variety Radio Online!  🙂
 
SYNOPSIS: With a dire prophecy looming over them, Klaus and Elijah invite Lucien (recurring guest star ANDREW LEES), Tristan (recurring guest star OLIVER AUCKLAND) and Aurora (recurring guest star REBECCA BREEDS) to a Thanksgiving gathering in an attempt to negotiate a truce. When Aurora reveals that she has powerful leverage over Klaus, Hayley and Freya take matters into their own hands, leading to a deadly three-way confrontation. Elsewhere, Marcel and Vincent are forced to take drastic measures when they realize Davina may be in over her head, and Cami finds herself face to face with a dangerous new threat.
 

 
The Originals – “Out of the Easy” – Podcast Review

 

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The Originals – “Beautiful Mistake” – Review

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Hey everyone!! Check out our podcast review of Season 3 Episode 6 of The Originals for Variety Radio Online!   🙂
 
SYNOPSIS: When Elijah and Freya realize that Rebekah may be the target of The Strix’s latest plan, they do whatever it takes to protect her. Klaus spends time with Aurora to figure out where her loyalties lie, while a dangerous run-in with a member of The Strix leads Hayley and Marcel to make an unsettling discovery.
 

The Originals – “Beautiful Mistake” – Podcast Review

 
 

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The Originals – “The Axeman’s Letter” – Review

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Hey everyone!! Check out our podcast review of Season 3 Episode 5 of The Originals for Variety Radio Online! 🙂

SYNOPSIS: As the war among the sire lines continues to grow, Klaus receives an unexpected visit by a figure from his past. When Elijah suspects that Tristan (recurring guest star OLIVER AUCKLAND) is hiding something, he enlists Marcel’s help to find out what he’s up to. Elsewhere, Davina struggles with her role as Regent and seeks advice from Hayley. Finally, an ancient secret that is uncovered threatens to tear the Mikaelson brothers apart for good.

 

The Originals – “The Axeman’s Letter” – Podcast Review

 

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The Originals – “A Walk on the Wild Side” – Review

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Hey everyone!! Check out our podcast review of Season 3 Episode 4 of The Originals for Variety Radio Online!
 

You can also read my blog review of the episode by following the link below.  🙂

The Originals – A Walk on the Wild Side” – Blog Review

 

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The Originals – “I’ll See You in Hell or New Orleans” – Review

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Hey everyone!! Check out our podcast review of Season 3 Episode 3 of The Originals for Variety Radio Online!

 

You can also read my blog review of the episode by following the link below.   🙂

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