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Frank Ocean’s new tour dates

Frank Ocean is proud to announce International tour dates in support of his Grammy-winning debut album Channel Orange.

TOUR DATES

06/27/13 @ Tap 1 – Copenhagen, Denmark

06/28/13 @ Bravalla Festival – Norrkoping, Sweden

07/02/13 @ Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

07/03/13 @ Le Zenith – Paris, France

07/04/13 @ Hovefestival – Arendal, Norway

07/06/13 @ Rock Werchter – Rotselaar, Belgium

07/09/13 @ Brixton O2 Academy – London, United Kingdom

07/10/13 @ Brixton O2 Academy – London, United Kingdom

07/12/13 @ Wireless Festival, Olympic Park London – London, United Kingdom

07/13/13 @ Phoenix Park – Dublin, Ireland

07/14/13 @ T in the Park – Kinross, United Kingdom

07/16/13 @ Laugardalshollin – Reykjavik, Iceland

07/28/13 @ Splendour in the Grass Festival – Byron Bay, Australia

08/03/13 @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montreal, QC

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Frank Ocean – Channel Orange album review

Much of the attention surrounding Frank Ocean’s first formal release Channel Orange (he released two highly acclaimed mixtapes before this album) has come as a result of his coming out via Tumblr.  His coming out, and ultimately, his new visibility as an LGBT hip-hop artist, is incredibly important and should be noted.  Hopefully, though, Frank Ocean’s social importance will not overshadow the quality of his new record – because Channel Orange is one of the best, if not the best, pop album of 2012.

To begin, it is infuriating that “Thinkin’ About You,” the second track on Channel Orange and one of the album’s singles, is not a worldwide hit.  The song is simple, sad, sleek, and incredibly sexy.  Any reasonable human being should be swooning when Ocean croons “Do you think about me still?”  It also helps that the song is quite catchy, and will have you singing along in no time.  This song, out of all the songs on the album, has the most potential to reach a wide audience.

While “Thinkin’ About You” is the favorite of the record, there are a number of tracks that come at a close second.  “Bad Religion” is just luscious, a perfect mix of electronics with classical instrumentation and showcases Ocean’s impressive vocal range.  Ocean’s voice also soars on songs like “Sierra Leone” and “Super Rich Kids.”  There are a couple of hiccups on the album – “Pyramids” does not need to be ten minutes long, and some of the little interludes between songs are really weird.  But this is mostly nitpicking, for the few misses that Channel Orange has are made up by the handful of hits present on the entire album.

On this record, Frank Ocean is showing the masses that he is a pop force to be reckoned with.  And, with time, hopefully Ocean will be the superstar that he is worthy of becoming.

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Lollapalooza Saturday Preview

Ah, the second day of Lollapalooza, Saturday August 4th. Your adrenaline is already running on high from the excitement of the first day, and now you are going to take on the epic crowds again. Temperatures will reach 95 on Saturday, so make sure that you have lots of water to keep hydrated.

After you make sure all of the necessities to enhance your experience at Lolla, it is time to focus on what is really important, the music! Some highlights to check out on Friday will be Chief Keef, who was added last minute a couple days before the festival. Hitting the Perry’s stage at 12:15 pm, it will be interesting to see what it is like when street rap hits the indie festival scene.

Another hip hop act to check out will definitely have to be the versatile sounds of hit maker B.O.B. Having rocked crowds at Lollapalooza 2010, it is obvious that he knows how to put on a great show. Check him out over at Perry’s stage at 4:30 pm.

Bass addicts will definitely need to head over to Perry’s for Skream and Benga’s face melting sets. Dropping their dirty UK grimy beats at 5:45 pm, your ears won’t know what hit them after this dynamic duo hits the decks. There might be some conflicts for those who want to see alternative R&B crooner The Weeknd belt out his mesmerizing tunes, his set begins at 6:00 pm, clashing with Skream & Benga’s and cutting it close to Calvin Harris’ set.

Alas, things can be worked out, because those who miss the Weeknd can still get a taste of some seriously amazing R&B with Frank Ocean’s headlining set at 8:45 pm on the Google Play stage, although Santigold’s mind bending set is also one that one would not want to miss over at Perry’s, starting at 8:45 pm also. Whatever choice you make, just make sure to enjoy every second of all the beautiful music!