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I always knew this time would come and as I get closer and closer to my 20th birthday, it feels like it’s time to start winding things down with ATeenView.com. This is by no means the end to my interviewing and my involvement within the music and entertainment industry; I hope it is just the start. Over the past 4+ years, I have had some incredible experiences that I will never forget and I tend to look at live music, recorded music, and the entertainment industry a bit differently now. I’ve also built some great relationships and have been a part of Broken Records Magazine (brokenrecordsonline.com) for over 3 years now. Writing the occasional story for them recently has turned into redesigning their website and taking on the title of Associate Editor of Pop Music. Because of this, I still have a creative outlet to stay involved in the music and entertainment industry and will continue to write for them until there is no music left to listen to.

Over this last month, there will still be some new content leading up to a final post on my 20th birthday, May 24th, that will recap some of my favorite moments. That post will mark the official end to new content. However, the site will stay active and live for many years to come (let’s be real.. there is a lot of effort and time that has gone into it and I don’t want it to just disappear!!). As you may or may not have already noticed, my twitter and instagram handles have changed from @ateenview to @arinsegal. I also launched arinsegal.com at the end of last year as a general portfolio website which will soon have a blog compent focused more on my life in general going forward.

I thank each and every one of you who has read a post, helped me to garner an interview, or simply been a source of support. Without YOU, this wouldn’t have been possible. I didn’t have any clue where this was going when I started it, and in reality, I just wanted to meet the Jonas Brothers. It all seemed pretty silly when I started; but looking back, this has been one of the most eye opening and incredible experiences of my life.

Keep Calm & Carry On.

- Arin Segal

From their viral covers to original music that is sure to become a summer favorite, King The Kid is one band to watch for. Having just finished up a tour with Hollywood Ending, King The Kid are off and running in 2014. In May, they will head back out on the road with Against The Current, but Ricky Ficarelli, David Michael Frank, and Jose Mostajo recently spent a few minutes answering some questions via email so you can find out a bit more about them!

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By: Adrienne Beckham

Monday mornings have never been my friend, but looking out my window and seeing nothing but snow blurring the view of the street makes monday and I mortal enemies. Monday put up quite a fight seeing as I had to drag myself through the 20 degree winter night back to my room after a day of classes and work, but I had one war ending solace to retreat to. Once I finally escaped the wind, I went straight to my music library to find the perfect record, laden with vocals that fill your ears and surround you like a warm summer’s beating sun. Lucky for me, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes have crafted their second album, Kid Tiger, which is available for download today and is just what I need to fend off these wintery Monday slumps. Read More

ZZ Ward

There are certain musicians I could see a thousand times and still not get bored of their set and ZZ Ward is one of those artists. Not only that, but her tour support is consistently fantastic so I can always expect a great show all around. On yet another freezing night in Philadelphia, the Last Love Song tour was warmed up and ready to kick off at the Theater of the Living Arts. Read More

Kodaline

A few months ago, I had the chance to see a little Irish band named Kodaline play a show in the small upstairs space at World Cafe Life in Philadelphia. Selling out at least a week in advance, the room was packed with people eager to hear what the band was all about. You can read the full review of that show here, but in short, they surpassed my high expectations and cemented themselves as one of my favorite bands to see live. When I had previously interviewed lead singer Steve Garrigan, he mentioned that they would be returning to the US for a lengthier and larger tour. So when their show on February 13th was announced, I knew I was going to do everything in my power to make sure I was free that night to see the show. Read More