Streaming Concert Watch 1/27: Local Natives, Sam Smith and More
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Local NativesLive-Streaming – 27 JanuaryIn 2010, Local Natives burst onto the scene with Gorilla Manor. Since then, Local Natives have released another four records and, in late 2020, a collaborative EP with electronic duo Classixx. Sam SmithLive-Streaming – 28 JanuaryYou wouldn't know it by their music, but Sam Smith is actually a pretty happy person in concert. Smith will perform tomorrow night at a digital music festival – benefiting FareShare, which combats hunger and food waste – alongside Liam Gallagher, Flogging Molly and more.houstonpress.com
Elton John, TikTok team up to educate about AIDS epidemic
LOS ANGELES – The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day. The event will air on John’s TikTok channel featuring the singer and husband-filmmaker David Furnish along with performances by Sam Smith, Sam Fender and Rina Sawayama. The campaign is also expected to help educate TikTokers about the prevention and own sexual health. “We all need to care about HIV and end the discrimination around this disease,” John said in a statement. “There’s a great lineup for our TikTok Live to break down the myths around HIV, talk about safe sex and ensure that young people know how to protect themselves and others.”
Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on 'The Otherside'
Country singer Cam poses in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 to promote her second album The Otherside. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about a music industry that had left her a bit bruised but not broken. But two years ago, Cam decided to walk away from Sony Nashville’s imprint Arista citing different values, but remaining under Sony on the RCA Record label based in New York. The title track, a meticulously crafted country dance track, was co-written with acclaimed Swedish dance artist Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling. She knew what she was getting into when she heard Smith’s easily recognizable voice on the demo for “Happier For You,” a melancholic country song that fit well with Cam's aesthetic of moody and introspective country tunes.
Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers and More to Play 2019 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour
The annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour has an incredibly star-studded lineup this year. Performers at the 2019 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One include Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, BTS, Jonas Brothers, Camila Cabello, Khalid, Sam Smith, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and more. In 2017, Katie Holmes and her daughter, Suri, made a surprise appearance at Jingle Ball in New York, where they introduced Swift before her performance. Watch the video below to see the cute moment:RELATED CONTENT:Cardi B and Offset Go All Out in PDA-Filled Jingle Ball PerformanceTaylor Swift Holds Hands With Joe Alwyn While Heading Home From Jingle Ball -- See the Sweet Pic! Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran Perform 'End Game' at Jingle Ball -- Watch!
Sam Smith Announces Preference for They/Them Pronouns After a 'Lifetime of Being at War With My
Sam Smith is clarifying the pronouns that the singer would like people to use moving forward. Ive decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM after a lifetime of being at war with my gender Ive decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out... pic.twitter.com/IVoLTYbAWd Sam Smith (@samsmith) September 13, 2019While Smith hopes the announcement will help others, the GRAMMY winner admitted to not being ready just yet to have a lengthy discussion on the topic. Sam Smith (@samsmith) September 13, 2019Smith went on to share a list of activists in the non-binary and trans community, who have helped me and given me so much clarity and understanding.Smith concluded the post by writing, Love you all. Be kind x Sam Smith (@samsmith) September 13, 2019This past March, Smith came out as non-binary or genderqueer on the first episode of Jameela Jamils Instagram TV series, I Weigh Interviews. Non-binary/genderqueer is that you do not identify in a gender, Smith said at the time.
Sam Smith's preferred gender pronouns are they/them
(CNN) - Sam Smith identifies as genderqueer and non-binary, and the singer took to Instagram Friday to clarify their preferred prounouns. I've decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I've decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.," Smith wrote. I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try. These are activists and leaders of the non binary/trans community that have helped me and given me so much clarity and understanding." The singer also announced this week that their breakthrough single, "Stay With Me," has been streamed over 1 billion times, writing, "Wild wild wild.
Celebrities are turning themselves into grandmas and grandpas with new FaceApp
Has a friend or a favorite celebrity shared a photo on social media recently and they're looking a little bit different? One of the funniest transformations comes from the Jonas Brothers, who took a group photo using the app. Another celebrity who used the app is Drake, and again, he looks like he is going to age well. While many people are having the best time playing with the FaceApp, some people on social media are warning the public about the potential risks of using the app. There have been reports that the Russian company that developed the app could be using your information.
Celebs Are Loving the Too-Real FaceApp 'Old' Filter -- See the Best Pics!
The popular selfie app FaceApp recently added a new filter, which allows anyone and everyone to look decades older in their photos. Naturally, the filter caught fire in no time, with celebs and fans alike sharing images of what they might look like in their twilight years. British crooner Sam Smith also got in on the fun, posting a photo of himself wearing a big heart-shaped, dangly earring while using the filter. While Gibson has shaved his head for years, that didnt stop the filter from turning his beard gray. Check out tons more images of celebs trying out the hilarious filter below.
Adele Spotted Holding Hands With Male Friend at London Concert
There was no way Adele was missing Celine Dion's concert in London. The "Someone Like You" songstress was photographed arriving to the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park event in London on Saturday, holding hands with her dear friend Paul Drayton. For the outdoor event, Adele rocked black leggings with an oversized black sweatshirt, tennis shoes and dark sunglasses. alice xx pic.twitter.com/vgVy4X1mVS alice (@AliChater) July 6, 2019Last month, Adele was her truest self at the Spice Girls reunion concert in London. The singer -- who is a big fan of the girl group -- laughed, cried and met the four Spice Girls at the show.