Sunday, February 14, 2010

Allison Iraheta belts it out

Hello everyone!!! I hope 2010's treating you all well. I was going through some music and came across Allison Iraheta. She's a rockin' belle who's making noise and taking over. And she's only 17. As one of the finalist on American Idol, this young woman has a lot of talent to show her musical muses to the world.

This chica was a music feen from her early days. She's had influence from her parents, MTV and Spanish music. She started a band in high school called "Allison and the Dudes" and later "Allison and the Gurus." Iraheta auditioned for "American Idol" at 16-years-old and made it through continuing on to the top four.

Now, the sounds from her debut album "Just Like You" is belting through my headphones and is surprising my eager ears. Her voice is heavy with a lot of maturity. It's very reminiscent of Pink and Laura Izibor.

Her song "Friday I'll Be Over U" has a very strong pop beat with lyrics that takes me back to high school. Yet, her voice screams and rages over this youthful sound. Her anguish is felt through her catchy tune that brings back regretful memories of douchebag boyfriends. "Scars" is a very heartfelt record that sees through the pain that many of us have. The mellow sound is full of the desire to remember that we all have problems and struggles. It brings me closer to her music as it catches one of the many issues teens deal with. "We all have our scars."

The emotions of this record put me on a path of reminisence of teen years. The jovial yet also dramatic and confusing years flashed through my mind as I listened to Iraheta. Her voice reflects the essence of what many teens go through. Iraheta is a great example for many young girls chasing their dreams of rock glory. If you have the passion and the desire, go for it. Her album is now available in stores.

Also, check out this awesome video called "Friday I'll be Over U"

I hope you guys enjoyed. Let us know what you think. =)

Until next time. Peace.


Happy Valentine's Day

Tiffany <3

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Liz Lee: My hero

As much as I hate what MTV has become with their tasteless dating shows and melodramatic reality series about the young, rich, and hopeless, I've managed to find a diamond in the rough with MTV's My Life as Liz.

Liz Lee may not be a world re-known rockstar but for every rocker chick trying to change the world, a little bit of Liz lies sin all of us. On the past two episodes, Liz was eager to win her school talent show and show up the snobby popular cliques that constantly try to bring her down. After watching those past episodes, here's why I think Liz Lee qualifies as a girl that rocks and rules.

-Liz tried to start up a band. Come on now, I think a lot of you GRGR followers have been there. Not the easiest task in the world. You can't help but feel for the girl.

-Liz can sing. She's like the raspy version of Adele. Liz performed an acoustic version of "The Funeral" by Band of Horses. Her performance was intimate, simple yet mindblowing. It's amazing to see what kind of voice comes out of her.

-Liz looks like Hayley Williams of Paramore. Enough said.

-Liz knows how to face adversity. Despite the negativity she faced from the blonde squad, her stage fright and illness, Liz still comes out on top.

To think, Liz is a one of a million other girls out their trying to break social norms. So this ones for all the rocker girls in training. Don't ever change. For me personally, I'm just glad MTV didn't put on another snobby princess complaining about getting a car for her birthday.

Check out My Life as Liz on Monday night or

"Love and Rockets",
Ang xoxo