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Variety, Billboard Review The Killers Brooklyn Steel Show

Variety and Billboard have posted reviews of The Killers’ show at Brooklyn Steel for SiriusXM.

Variety said:

A hit-filled, festival-pleasing, 75-minute set loaded with fan favorites from the band’s 13-year career, with two covers thrown in along with the three new songs. But where many artists at this point in an album cycle would still be working out the kinks in their set and make a few embarrassing mistakes, the Killers are in absolute top form, having played before 65,000-plus at Lollapalooza, London’s Hyde Park and festivals during the dozen-odd shows they’ve performed over the past few months. The band is well-oiled and cruises through the set like a seasoned race-car driver, kicking off the final song of the main set — a dazzling version of their 2004 hit “Mr. Brightside” — exactly an hour after they’d started, and coming back for a smooth three-song encore that gave the crowd one last hurrah while simultaneously winding them down.

Billboard said:

For an album release week show, it was rather surprising for The Killers to only dish out three Wonderful Wonderful songs at Brooklyn Steel (especially since they have pre-released four to the public). But the night was almost more magical because of the homage to their beginnings, both with the venue and the set list, reminding fans why they’re one of the greatest of their kind – and they’re not going anywhere.

Declan Mckenna

Declan Benedict McKenna (born 24 December 1998) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He initially gained recognition for winning the Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition in 2015. McKenna self-released the song “Brazil”, a protest song criticising FIFA and the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil, as his debut single in December 2014. It gained recognition after its re-release in August 2015. It reached number one on Sirius XM Radio’s Alt Nation Alt 18 Countdown for 23 January 2016 and held that spot for three weeks. The song also reached number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs chart, number 45 in Japan and number 135 in France. His popularity attracted the attention of many major music labels; he eventually signed to Columbia Records in 2016.

Some of his beautiful music:

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A pretty good alt rock starter list

Lineage of Sirius XM Alt-Nation Alt-18 #1s
(Consecutive weeks at #1 denoted in parentheses)

Twenty One Pilots - Tear in My Heart
X Ambassadors - Renegades
Saint Motel - My Type (5)
Elle King - Ex’s and Oh’s
Saint Motel - My Type (2)
Matt and Kim - Get It
Night Riots - Contagious (2)
Modest Mouse - Lampshades on Fire (6)
Vance Joy - Mess Is Mine (3)
∆ (alt-J) - Every Other Freckle
Milky Chance - Flashed Junk Mind

WALK THE MOON - Shut Up and Dance (5)
The Kooks - Bad Habit
George Ezra - Budapest
The Kooks - Bad Habit (2)
∆ (alt-J) - Left Hand Free (3)
The Griswolds - Beware the Dog (2)
Young the Giant - Mind Over Matter
The Griswolds - Beware the Dog
Knox Hamilton - Work It Out
The Griswolds - Beware the Dog
Vance Joy - Riptide (4)
Milky Chance - Stolen Dance (2)
Vampire Weekend - Step
Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)
Foster the People - Best Friend
Arctic Monkeys - Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High (2)
Sleeper Agent - Waves (2)
The Black Keys - Fever (3)
Grouplove - Shark Attack (3)
Magic Man - Paris (2)
Foster the People - Coming of Age
Big Data (feat. Joywave) - Dangerous (3)
BΔSTILLE - Bad Blood (6)

Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter (4)
Lorde - Team
CHVRCHES - The Mother We Share (2)
Cage the Elephant - Come A Little Closer (2)
Smallpools - Dreaming
The Neighbourhood - Afraid (4)
Grouplove - Ways to Go
BΔSTILLE - Pompeii (2)
Gropulove - Ways to Go
BΔSTILLE - Pompeii (5)
Atlas Genius - If So (2)
Vampire Weekend - Diane Young
Atlas Genius - If So
Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams) - Get Lucky
Vampire Weekend - Diane Young (3)
The Neighbourhood - Sweater Weather
The Mowgli’s - San Francisco (3)
Dan Croll - From Nowhere (2)
Passion Pit - Carried Away (3)
The Neighbourhood - Female Robbery
Passion Pit - Carried Away (4)
Bad Books - Forest Whitaker (2)
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Capital Cities - Safe and Sound (2)

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive (4)
Blondfire - Where the Kids Are
Capital Cities - Safe and Sound (2)
Of Monsters and Men - Mountain Sound
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait (4)
Muse - Madness (2)
Of Monsters and Men - Mountain Sound (3)
Passion Pit - Take a Walk (2)
The Black Keys - Little Black Submarines
Passion Pit - Take a Walk (3)
WALK THE MOON - Anna Sun (2)
Silversun Pickups - Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)
Silversun Pickups - Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) (2)
WALK THE MOON - Anna Sun (4)
The Wombats - Jump Into the Fog (2)
The Black Keys - Gold on the Ceiling (4)
Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks (2)
fun. - We Are Young (2)
Grouplove - Tongue Tied (2)
Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know (3)
Grouplove - Tongue Tied
Atlas Genius - Trojans (3)

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy (4)
Young the Giant - Cough Syrup (3)
The Naked and Famous - Punching in a Dream (5)
Grouplove - Colours (3)
Foster the People - Helena Beat (5)
Grouplove - Colours (2)
The Black Keys - Next Girl (2)
Grouplove - Colours (3)
Death Cab for Cutie - You Are a Tourist (6)
The Airborne Toxic Event - Changing
The Naked and Famous - Young Blood (2)
Foo Fighters - Rope (2)
The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness (3)
Arcade Fire - We Used to Wait
The Black Keys - Howlin’ For You
Arcade Fire - We Used to Wait
The Black Keys - Howlin’ For You
Cage the Elephant - Shake Me Down (3)
The Black Keys - Howlin’ for You
Mumford & Sons - The Cave (2)


Sirius XM Alternative & Indie Rock has uploaded the acoustic version of ‘Can’t Deny My Love’ that Brandon Flowers performed while in session for Alt Nation.

Victims will recall that this video was accidentally uploaded on Vimeo a number of weeks ago.


Sirius XM has posted a video of Brandon Flowers performing an acoustic version of ‘Jenny Was A Friend of Mine’ live in studio.


A video of Brandon Flowers performing an acoustic version of ‘Can’t Deny My Love’ has been posted on Vimeo.

It appears that this video is from Flowers’ forthcoming live session with Alt Nation on Sirius XM that will be broadcast on May 18, 2015.


It appears that the uploader has realized their mistake and has protected the video.

Taken from a Killers community.


Ezra of Vampire Weekend - Sirius XM Interview - Gov Ball 2014

Ezra talks to Sirius XM’s Alt Nation prior to the band’s set at Governors Ball 2014 in NYC

Lily Aldridge Defends Taylor Swift's Squad: ''We Are a Really Nice Group of Women Who Support Each Other''

When it comes to questioning Taylor Swift ’s girl squad, bestie Lily Aldridge is here to set the record straight.

The singer’s now-famous group of gal-pals has come under criticism numerous times over the last few years, most recently getting dissed by fellow crooner Demi Lovato, who slammed Swift’s group of friends’ motives and approach to “women empowerment.”

However, when speaking with the supermodel at Golden Heart Awards for Gods Love We Deliver in New York City last night, she reassured E! News that this group of ladies is nothing but positive vibes.

“We are a really nice group of women who support each other and really, genuinely have each others’ back and it’s awesome,” Aldridge tells us. “That’s something to be about.”

As a true squad does, Taylor’s gal-pals have been by her side after her highly publicized breakup with Tom Hiddleston. The ladies were seen stepping out together in New York City for a night on the town, as well as going to see Aldridge’s hubby, Kings Of Leon musician Caleb Followill, rock out in concert.

Along with fellow squad members Dakota Johnson, Cara Delevingne, Lorde, Zoë Kravitz, Suki Waterhouse, Lily Donaldson and Martha Hunt, the star-studded friends headed off to a private concert hosted by Sirius XM and aired on Alt Nation.

A source told E! News at the time that the women were at Taylor’s New York home where an assistant was spotted bringing bottles inside. The group left the house around 9 p.m. to head to the one-hour concert in the West Village.

“My husband’s new album came out on Friday and it’s so amazing. I was listening to it on the way here, I was like, ‘Is it nerdy that I’m pumping it in my car loud by myself?’ But I’m so proud of him. It’s so amazing. It’s so exciting,” Aldridge tells us. “So I called my girls, we all had the best time, fanned out. It was awesome.”

And when asked whether or not Taylor and Lily’s hubby will be making some music together someday, Aldridge is all about it. “Who knows? Maybe! We’re all besties,” she tells us.

Our ears are here for it.