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TSG’s Year in Review: Music

Posted by on Wed, December 16th, 2009 at 8:00 am

Welcome to the first of four posts devoted to wrapping up this crazy year known as 2009. The last of the aughts!

In this edition TSG covers the music of 2009. The stars, the comebacks, the untimely passings, the hits, the albums and the happenings. Well then, let’s jump right in.

In the interest of not ending this on a sour note, let’s start with the bummers. We lost a lot of people in 2009, many of whom were musicians. Les Paul, Andy DeMize of the Nekromantix, Billy Powell of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Michael Jackson…just to name a few.

People went gaga for Gaga in 2009 (I’m not the first and won’t be the last to use that terrible line this year). Lady Gaga took home every award imaginable and broke through with more gusto than a femal pop star has in some time. She’s weird, she’s talented…gosh darnit….she is catchy.

Bon Jovi, KISS, Bruce Springsteen and U2 are classic acts that had new albums and tours this year. While Weezer, Mos Def, Thrice, Neko Case, Jay-Z, Them Crooked Vultures, Brand New, The Mountain Goats, The Used, Grizzly Bear, Drake and Paramore all put out new albums, some of which were debuts.

John Mayer, Coldplay, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift & Beyonce all had big years as well.

You may recall Taylor Swift trying to accept an award that Kanye West believed Beyonce should have won…

Kris Allen won American Idol but as has become American Idol custom, we seemed to hear and see more of the runner-up, Adam Lambert.

Swagbucks played a part in the music scene all year by appearing at Rock on the Range, Warped Tour, Music as a Weapon, Taste of Chaos and the KISS Alive tour. In addition to giving away autographed guitars, drum heads, cymbals, posters and more, we also sent Swaggernauts to see, KISS, Incubus, Barry Manilow, and Yanni.

It’s been a great year for music and a great year for Swagbucks.



‘A Very Slater Christmas’ Now Available in the Swag Store!

Posted by on Thu, December 10th, 2009 at 8:00 am
Celebrate Christmas with 2 of Swagbucks favorites, The Slater Sisters! You may recall if you’ve been a Swaggernaut for a while that they were the artists behind The Swaggernaut Song. We’ve featured a few of their great songs in addition to that classic in the Swag Store before. Now, you’ve got a 6-song Christmas album ... Read More »

Ask The Swag Gal (October 17, 2009)

Posted by on Sat, October 17th, 2009 at 3:03 pm
I know what you’re thinking — Swag Gal, are you still in Hawaii?! No, I’m not. But since I never got a chance to wrap up the great island vacation that was, I figured I would post one last time as though I were still there. You can’t a blame a girl for wanting to ... Read More »

Saturday Video of the Week!

Posted by on Sat, October 10th, 2009 at 9:24 am
Most of the time TSG’s Saturday Video of the week has super cool or super funny or just super interesting stuff. This week, I thought I’d give you guys something that’s seasonal but also musical and a bit of pop subculture. In Thursday’s trivia, I asked a question about the iconic horror-punk band, The Misfits. ... Read More »

Featured Swag Bucks Partner: Lil Wayne

Posted by on Mon, September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 am
Unless you enjoy dwelling under rocks, boulders or other geologic wonders, you know who Lil Wayne is. If you don’t know who he is, you’ve almost certainly heard his music somewhere, because his music is everywhere. We’re proud to say that the New Orleans hit-maker is a Swagbucks partner. Although he’s not even 27, Lil ... Read More »

SXSW in Austin, TX

Posted by on Thu, March 8th, 2007 at 11:19 pm
Next week is spring break for the music industry. Musicians, business men and all shady characters in-between head down to Austin, TX the week of March 14 for the annual SXSW Music Conference & Festival. Over a 1000 bands will be performing, most of whom nobody has ever heard of today, but will be all ... Read More »