The Week in TicketCity Search – Finalist Four

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Week of
Mar. 31st
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Final Four
2 1 Eminem
3 - 5 Seconds of Summer
4 - Texas Rangers
5 - Miley Cyrus
6 - Luke Bryan
7 7 Romeo Santos
8 Coachella
9 - LA Dodgers
10 - Fleetwood Mac

The NCAA Tournament always has trouble making a big dent in the countdown until the end, when everyone can focus on that single, most evocative of phrases: Final Four. Easier than splitting attention among sixty-odd teams, for example. This year the Final Four is “up the road” from us in Arlington, so it has an even stronger advantage securing the #1 spot this week. While it easily defeated Eminem, it will be likely be a short-lived victory.

The remainder of the countdown is almost all new this week. Landing in third place is 5 Seconds of Summer. They’ve briefly appeared once before. Their April tour is only week and some change away from rolling through Dallas.

The MLB lands two spots on the countdown as we’ve just passed Opening Day. The Rangers secure forth place, while the Dodgers lag a little down in ninth place.

Miley Cyrus’ tour is in full swing, but Luke Bryan fans have to exercise a little patience until May. They’re joined by the more loyal Roemo Santos fans, who manage to keep him on the countdown for a second week in the row. Coachella pops up as the first of the two weekends is just one week away. Finally the announcement of a new tour and reunion with Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac just makes it into tenth place.

10th place is good enough for a Fleetwood Mac video, because I don’t have to worry about content screening. Another one with Christine McVie on lead vocals, “Everywhere.” Bit more ambitious on the video side, with a setting and costumes that have a Shakespearean vibe. Not Shakespearean, though, the story is based on the narrative poem “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes. Yes, I looked that up on Wikipedia.

The Week in TicketCity Search – There’s only 4 People in 5 Seconds of Summer

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Week of
Feb. 24th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 5 Seconds of Summer
2 6 One Direction
3 3 Miley Cyrus
4 - WWE
5 - Houston Rodeo
6 5 Luke Bryan
7 8 Katy Perry
8 - Billy Joel
9 3 Bruno Mars
10 1 Tool

Boy band battle for countdown supremacy! Aussie upstarts 5 Seconds of Summer have stormed the top of the countdown after only two weeks, while current favorites 1D roar back from sixth place to land at second. For nickname parity, I’m going with: 5SoS. 5SoS’s tour is a short one compared to the upcoming 1D globe trot, so we’ll see what kind of staying power they have. If nothing else, I suspect I will be typing 5SoS a lot in the coming months. Hooray?

Miley holds down third, and the WWE returns to forth, while the Houston Rodeo re-emerges at fifth. The latter will be starting next week, so be sure to get your tickets soon. Luke Bryan, currently in sixth place, will be stopping by the Houston Rodeo as well.

Billy Joel returns this week, while last week’s top performers have fallen rather far. Tool does the not-so-coveted 1-to-10 flip, while Bruno Mars falls from third to ninth.

As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to post the new Katy Perry vid, so good thing she hung onto the countdown this week. It’s not the four different styles of Egyptian eyeliner, or the light-up headdress, or the Pomeranian cameo, or the five seconds of digital serpents someone spent tons of money to animate and composite.

No, it’s just so I can describe the video thusly: this is one where Katy Perry kills people:

 

The Week in TicketCity Search – 5 Seconds of This And I’m Asleep

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Week of
Feb. 17th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 4 Tool
2 - 5 Seconds of Summer
3 1 Bruno Mars
4 - Miley Cyrus
5 10 Luke Bryan
6 3 One Direction
7 9 Imagine Dragons
8 6 Katy Perry
9 - Lana Del Rey
10 - Justin Timberlake

Well, Tool fans represent. This one I didn’t expect, and it certainly changed up the landscape a bit. Changing it even more is 5 Seconds of Summer, who, for the moment at least, Wikipedia describes as a pop punk band from Australia. As Wikipedia music genre edit wars go, this one is pretty tame so far. If these boys become more famous, expect it to heat up. Nothing like indulging in a bit of schadenfreude watching music nerds argue tirelessly about mundane trivia.

The changes at the top throw Bruno down to third place, from which he finally dislodged One Direction. Since I talked about their 3rd place streak last week, I jinxed it for them. Sorry, guys. Miley Cyrus returns to fill the gap between them, as the first shows of her Bangerz Tour have begun, with the accompanying flurry of tongue-focused press coverage.

The bottom five finds a lot of juggling from last week, along with another new face on the countdown. Lana Del Rey hasn’t announced any new tour dates, but she will be live around the West Coast for a few shows in April. She did announce a new album entitled Ultra-Violence, a term I am primarily familiar with as a difficulty mode in the original Doom. And, yes, I beat the game on said difficulty level, thank you very much.

Because it’s more amusing this way, I present proto-Lana. See, Lana’s real name is Elizabeth Grant, and she released her first music under the name Lizzy Grant. This is 2008′s “Kill Kill” from the EP of the same name. After perusing the channel this is from, it appears this one is much like the rest of her early efforts, 80% stock footage and 20% shots of her singing. No doubt economical for the artist just starting out. Doesn’t seem like the style changed over the years. I could be accused of liking some slow, down-tempo stuff, but even I find her to be the musical equivalent of NyQuil.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Cups and Bowls Battle for the Top

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Week of
Jan. 27th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 4 Katy Perry
2 9 Super Bowl
3 3 One Direction
4 8 WWE
5 1 Luke Bryan
6 10 George Strait
7 5 NY Knicks
8 - Monster Jam
9 - X Games
10 - Miley Cyrus

Big shuffle this week that puts Katy Perry in the top spot. She’s still a long way off from her summer Prismatic Tour, but excitement is building. By the time she hits North American shores, she’ll have to be less warmly dressed than football fans at MetLife Stadium this weekend. The Super Bowl couldn’t quite top Miss Perry, but lands in second place. We’ll see if this weekend’s searches can secure it a top spot next week. 1D once more ends up in 3rd place. If history is any guide they’ll be striking out for the top spot again in no time.

The WWE reaches the 4th spot as the journey down the Road to Wrestlemania begins in earnest. Luke Bryan tumbles from the top this week and lands in fifth place, followed by George Strait, who rebounds from his rough patch at #10 last week.

This week’s newcomers round out the countdown. ‘Tis the season for large vehicles and even larger tires. The Monster Jam is upon us, and fans have ample opportunity to see their favorites in action at arenas all over the country.

Coming to Austin for 2014, the Summer X-Games will be at the Circuit of the Americas this June. Featuring the usual selection of “extreme” sports, the Austin X-Games will also offer a large slate of musical performers. Headliners at the track’s Austin360 Amphitheater include Kanye West and the Flaming Lips.

Miley Cyrus returns this week at #10. Outside of one appearance a couple weeks or so ago, she’s been absent since her Jingle Ball appearances. Even the Bangerz Tour announcement didn’t really result in much traction. Still, said Bangerz dates approach rapidly, with things starting off in Vancouver soon. I know you’re thinking… isn’t “modern Miley” a tad “racy”? Fear not, I have a secret weapon: Ryan Secrest. Turns out he told her to, and I may be paraphrasing, “tone that crap down” for the New Year’s show. So here is PG(ish) Miley from her appearance on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Shake it like a Polaroid Picture of the Empire Polo Field

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Week of
Jan. 6th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 One Direction
2 4 George Strait
3 6 WWE
4 - Lorde
5 - NY Knicks
6 - Miley Cyrus
7 - Coachella
8 - Brooklyn Nets
9 - Billy Joel
10 - Super Bowl

The countdown is shaking off the bowl hangover. Lots of new faces for January, though our top three are rather familiar. One Direction returns to #1, followed by George Strait. This little rumble will likely continue for months, at least until George does ride away or 1D is overtaken by the inevitable rise of the next boy band. The WWE rounds out the top three as the big January PPV approaches.

Which brings us to Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, who, probably for brevity alone, goes by the stage name “Lorde.” Lorde will departing Middle Earth for North America this spring. Her album Pure Heroine is quite the hit, with the biggest single “Royals” going 4x Platinum in the states. She’ll be swinging through central Texas early on the tour, so it’s likely she’ll be in the running for #1 as those dates draw nearer.

The NBA rounds out the top five. Deep in the mid-season both the Kicks and the Nets make countdown appearances.

Coachella hits #7 as the lineup for the 2014 festival landed yesterday. The biggest news is the headlining Outkast reunion. Other big names for 2014 include Lana Del Rey, Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age, and, since, as mentioned earlier, she’ll be in the hemisphere, Lorde.

Since you’re probably maxing on “Royals”, here’s Lorde’s more recent single “Team,” which is pretty good too. The video is kinda weak, though. Seems like there was some kind of “artistic vision” here but it ended up being very, very cloudy. At least it matches the weather in the video.