7/31/13

Yours Truly Cover Art


Ariana Grande's debut album Yours Truly will be available for pre-order next week. The album will be released September 3rd, and to be honest I am so excited. I love Ariana's voice and I cannot wait to hear her full album. 

Also, Ariana has released the cover art for her album, which is pictured above. While the cover is nothing amazing, I think the simplicity works quite well. What do you think? Will you be pre-ordering your copy next week?
-Jay P-

Maddi Jane Interview


Hey guys! Recently, I had the chance to speak with the lovely and talented Maddi Jane! This girl is so talented and so sweet, and I really enjoyed interviewing her. 

I hope you all enjoy the interview. Be sure to follow Maddi on Twitter @MaddiJaneMusic and also stay tuned for her single Friday Night, coming out in a few months, as well as a new cover coming out shortly!
-Jay P-

7/29/13

Reality Dance Summer Jam !


Hey guys! Sorry I've been a little MIA. I've been so busy these past few weeks getting everything ready for Reality Dance's Summer Jam. As you can see, Courtney Zahn performed at the event (performance footage coming soon). I am so proud of Courtney and her dancers, Brittany and Victoria. They were truly amazing and did a wonderful job.


I also got to catch up with Jenna Sousa! Jenna is one of my best friends and we talk everyday, but it was about a year since we last saw each other in person. I loved getting to catch up with Jenna. Her performance was amazing! 


Kalin & Myles just happened to be performing downstairs so I stopped by to say hello. It was so cool to finally meet these two in person. They're awesome and we will definitely be doing a follow up interview sometime in the future. Nice meeting you guys!


I also got to meet the lovely Maddi Jane! She's so sweet and so talented. I remember seeing her on The Ellen Show. She was incredible back then, but she's grown even more. Interview coming soon!


Lol! Apparently IM5 and myself were caught off guard right before our interview. IM5 is an incredible group. They are so cool and extremely down to earth. They definitely found themselves another supporter after this weekend. Our interview will be up by the end of the week, along with some performance footage.

I got to meet so many more great people. Stay tuned throughout this week for various interviews and photos on my Twitter(@OfficialJaySwag) and Instagram(@JohnPanichella).

Shout out to Reality Dance for putting together such a great event. Follow @RealityDance1 on Twitter. Also, shout out to all of the performers and their teams. It was really a great group of talent. 
-Jay P-



7/25/13

K. Nicole Couture

As the seasons prepare for a turn, the fashion world brings in the fall season with its newest addition, K. Nicole Couture. The innovative fashion line is the brainchild of designers Kera Anderson and Nicole Styer. The duo set out to create a line that offered a mixture of ready-to-wear and couture pieces, with its tasteful selections of Italian prints and other luxury textiles. Wrapping up the summer season, Anderson and Styer have a completed collection that they are ready to debut to the fashion circle.

Styer is the owner of N.R.S. Boutique, a one-of-a-kind clothing and accessory stop located in the heart of South Philadelphia. Her boutique venture comes as a direct result of her artsy upbringing, which later was followed up by Styer pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fibers and Crafts from the University of the Arts. Styer’s counterpart, Kera Anderson, developed a close relationship with Styer after frequenting N.R.S. Boutique, always requesting custom-made pieces that were for her own closet. But Anderson has a sort of fashion experience that is not shaped by design schooling but rather a gift she dubs as an “eye for fashion.” She has the ability to recognize plush textiles and envision them crafted as jackets or jumpsuits. 

“Whenever Nicole and I go fabric hunting, as soon as I walk in the store I know which fabrics work best, how they could be worn, where they are from, etcetera. It’s like having a sixth sense,” Anderson jokes. 

Anderson and Styer came together to create a line accommodating to the everyday working woman, the boss stepping out of the Town Car, or simply the woman who appreciates sophisticated style. The line vows to remain true to femininity but with a slight integration of edge with the designers drawing inspiration from 16th century crown molding, costume wear, and royal charades. In totality, the collection offers jackets, pants, dresses, and jumpsuits. The centerpieces of the Fall/Winter 2013 collection stand in the 16th century inspired jackets, all of which are seamed with the finest velvets and paisley textiles. 

The pair is now gearing up to do a presentation of the collection on August 24th in Philly. They are optimistic to share the new line with buyers, upscale boutiques, stylists, and independent buyers. Following the fall/winter presentation, K. Nicole will resume with trunk shows and continue to get people just as excited as they are about the brand.

 To stay up to date with K. Nicole, follow the brand on Instagram and Twitter @knicolecouture.

7/22/13

Ariana Grande Releases "Baby I"


Dope, dope dope. Ariana Grande is Dope. I must admit, I loved The Way but I wasn't sure if she would be a one hit wonder. Well, after hearing her latest single Baby I, it's evident that Ariana Grande will be around for a while. 

I am so excited for album Yours, Truly which is scheduled to come out on September 3rd.

Buy Ariana's single on iTunes by clicking HERE!
-Jay P-

7/21/13

Courtney Zahn Covers "Still Into You" by Paramore


Courtney's back with another great cover! This time she took on Still Into You by Paramore

Take a listen and comment/rate/subscribe. Be sure to leave any song suggestions for future covers.

Follow Courtney on Twitter @ItsZahnCourtney and check out her official website www.courtneyzahn.com
-Jay P- 

7/17/13

Tyler Matl - "All I Ever Wanted" Music Video


Check out my friend Tyler Matl's brand new music video for his song All I Ever Wanted

Not only is Tyler extremely talented, but he is such a great person. I love this song, and the video is just as great. Be sure to leave a comment and share the video with a friend.

Follow Tyler on Twitter @TylerMatl.
-Jay P-

7/9/13

Jenna Sousa Covers "The Way" by Ariana Grande



Hey guys! Check out Jenna Sousa's amazing cover of The Way by Ariana Grande. Jenna's been busy in the studio working on her music and she decided to record a quick cover for her fans.

I absolutely love her version of the song and I couldn't be more proud of her. Be sure to follow Jenna on Twitter @Songlover6
-Jay P-

7/8/13

Courtney Zahn Covers "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons


Check out Courtney's latest cover of Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

I love her take on the song and I'm sure you will too. If you have any cover suggestions for Courtney please leave them in the comment section below.

 Be sure to follow Courtney on Twitter @ItsZahnCourtney, and check out her brand new official website, www.courtneyzahn.com.
-Jay P-

Amanda Brown Live Acoustic Online Show


Friend to JaySwag.com, Amanda Brown, will be performing live online for www.stageit.com

Amanda was a season 3 finalist on NBC's The Voice, and since then has been recording and performing at various venues across the country. I had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda, as well as hearing her sing live, and I can promise you that you do not want to miss this!

Click HERE to buy tickets to see Amanda's online show.
-Jay P-

7/4/13

"Things We Do" - Round2Crew feat. Dylan Holland


I need you guys to all do me a huge favor and go support Round2Crew and purchase their latest single Things We Do which features Dylan Holland!

I personally bought the song and think it's great! A few of my friends have also texted me saying how much they loved it, and it has received nothing but praise on Twitter.

Round2Crew and Dylan Holland work so hard to give their fans what they want, and this is such a great track. Great job guys! Be sure to click HERE to be redirected to iTunes so you can purchase Things We Do
-Jay P-

7/1/13

"I'm Out" Music Video - Ciara ft. Nicki Minaj


Check out Ciara's music video for her latest hit single I'm Out, which features Nicki Minaj. The video premiered last night at the BET Awards Pre Show.

 The music video clearly draws inspiration from Michael Jackson's Scream music video, but it doesn't really bother me. I really like Nicki's verse in the song, and I think the video is pretty cool. What do you guys think?
-Jay P-