Welcome to the Friday Five here on The Project! Each Friday, we'll feature five things you need to know, including albums releases, new singles, music news, and more to kickoff your weekend.
1. Album Release: Beerbongs & Bentleys by Post Malone
Post Malone released his second studio album today, featuring songs like "Rockstar" and "Psycho," tracks you're more than familiar with if you've payed any attention to Top 40 radio in the last six months. It's not an ground-breaking album by any means, but there are plenty of collaborations on this album, including Nicki Minaji and Ty Dolla Sign, to keep it interesting.
Post Malone will be at Bunbury 2018, catch him on Sunday before headliner, Jack White.
Nice weather has finally started to break through, which means it's time for festival season! There are three great line-ups to mention this weekend, including one right here in Cincinnati. Tickets are still available for Fort Rock, Home Coming Festival, and Welcome To Rockville, if you're in the mood for a road trip.
3. News: Score $20 tickets during Live Nation's National Concert Week Promotion
Starting on April 30th, Live Nation will be celebrating National Concert week with special deals on some of the best summer concerts. Click here to see the full lineup of shows that are going to be discounted for the week, including Paramore, 30 Seconds to Mars and Vans Warped Tour.
Note: It's not a guarantee that every show will be discounted, and there's a good chance that there are a limited amount of tickets available per show. So check this out early before all the good stuff is gone.
4. News: Think You've Got what It Takes to Play Warped Tour?
This is the final year for the Vans Warped Tour, and your last chance to hang out at the greatest touring festival that was ever created (name a better one, I bet you can't.) If you ever dreamed about playing on the Warped Tour, there may be hope for you yet. Head over to ReverbNation and submit an application, and you might be able to say your band played the final Warped Tour. It's free and you might as well give it a try. #ForeverWarped
5. Album Release: Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
Janelle Monáe released her 14-track LP today, Dirty Computer. It's absolutely her most expressive and provocative work to date, but still fantastic. She also release an "Emotion Picture," a companion piece to the album. It's 48 minutes long, but worth the watch when you get the time.
Catch her when she stops by Taft Theater in Cincinnati on July 10th.