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A cheery, popular music app geared toward children and teens appears to have a dark side, KTVB reported.
Parents are being warned to pay attention to the app Musical.ly, which has more than 200 million users. The app, which can be used on cellphones, is designed to create and share videos of lip-syncing, which seems harmless enough. However, if certain words are typed into the app, disturbing and inappropriate videos could appear, KTVB reported.
Reports of videos that showed children stripping and flashing the camera have surfaced, along with other users “liking” the actions to egg on the participants. Code words are constantly changing in order to skirt the app’s moderators, KTVB reported.
Videos featuring anorexia, suicide and self-harm also have surfaced when certain words are typed into the app, KTVB reported.
David Gomez, a school resource officer in Meridian, Idaho, who teaches an internet safety class, said it's vitally important that parents not only know what their kids are doing online, but to also tell their kids they are watching.
"As a parent, if you show your kid that you are checking on them and that you do care and that you're going to be watching out for their best interest, a lot of times that will help shape their decisions when you're not around," Gomez told KTVB.
Parents can use parental controls to block the Musical.ly app altogether, the station reported.
From the hills and back country of North Georgia to the music Mecca of Athens comes the hottest disco blues act this side of the 60’s. The bad hombres of Odd Street, bound by a love of funk and a mean saxophone, have been getting Athens on its feet since 2016. Founded by soulful blues throwback Russell Vandiver and lighting-fast drummer Gray Williams, the band has assembled a jam powerhouse in classic rocker Jacob Hasty, funk bassist Garrett Shearman, keyboardist Will Peek, guitar virtuoso Carter Hogan, and fiery internationally renowned saxophonist Ayman. The perfect storm of talent and smooth lyrics makes for a hot sound both live and on record that gets listeners on their feet.
Cutting their teeth on themes of passion, pain, love, and sex, REVEL IN ROMANCE’s youthful glow shines with old-soul wisdom that has gathered fans from as far south as Miami to as far north as Seattle. With a blitz of tight, rhythmic instrumentation, wall-of-sound punk allusions, and ethereal 3-dimensional synths, the 5-piece has achieved a soundscape that is as in-depth as it is relatable.
Centered around quirky, yet elegant lead vocalist Saxony Raine, the band formed as an acoustic trio with older brother, Parker Rehklau (rhythm guitar/vocals/composer/songwriter), and Devin Maier (lead guitar/vocals/songwriter). They quickly realized, however, that the sounds they wanted to produce required additional members. Moving away from the acoustic impression they began with, the trio went in search of a permanent percussionist and bassist. They crossed paths with Mark Robinson (drums), a veteran performer in his own right-having played with Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, and the early Jonas Brothers. The last person added to the group was Remington Rehklau (bass), a multi-instrumentalist who is Saxony and Parker's eldest brother.
As this five piece, they’ve played stages around the nation as well as Van’s Warped Tour, Sweetwater 420 Fest, Summerfest, and SXSW.
Hailing from the Classic City, The Broken String Band is re-defining what it means to play folk music. From its beginnings with founding vocalist Taylor Thompson and songwriter/banjo player Sean Stephansen, the aptly named band has been breaking strings with the intensity and excitement of their performances from Nashville to Atlanta since 2015. The later additions of Laura Camacho (stand-up bass) and John Phillips (drums/multi- instrumentalist) from the Athens Tango Project created an eclectic group of musicians that exemplifies The Broken String Band’s sound: diverse, unique and dynamic. With a live performance that combines alluring, hard-hitting lyrics and harmonies with thrashing banjo, tango-driven bass lines, and the occasional accordion or flute, The Broken String Band encapsulates the feel-good vibe of acoustic jamming with a dash of classical culture thrown in for good measure. Though the group takes on the appearance of a traditional folk act as they take the stage, ample excitement lies in their unexpectedly electrifying style of performing that could feel at home at any rock and roll show. While their debut EP, Prologue: Somebody’s Daughter, demonstrates their tamer, refined style of recording, their evocative performances provide a dramatic range of emotions that will leave you head-banging, smiling, and tearing up.
When was the last time you experienced something truly unexpected? Something out of the ordinary that stuck with you for days after it happened? Those experiences don’t come easily or often, and that’s why seeing JESS is a necessity. Her homegrown musical sensibilities, partnered with a voice that harkens back to the days of the musical “Greats”, will leave you surprised and asking when the next show is.
As a singer/songwriter, she’s been performing for over 20 years and has been lucky enough to meet and work with some amazing artists along the way. That’s why when you come to see JESS, you will also see her incredible friends and peers alongside her onstage. She may be the name on the marquee, but make no mistake, she wouldn’t be where she is without the musical monsters playing and singing alongside her. With credits ranging from Celine Dion to Janelle Monae, this band is as much the star of the show as she is, and that’s how she likes it. Love is the bedrock of every show, and there’s enough of it to go around, and when you show up, she and her friends are gonna make sure you feel it.
Clint Sansing is from Calhoun, Georgia. He grew up listening to the greats like George Strait and Garth Brooks. He’s always enjoyed all kinds of music and has been singing and writing songs since he was 14. Clint also loves the Georgia Bulldogs and fishing.
Daniel Lieving is an independent singer/songwriter from Cartersville, Georgia. His genre blending style gives a transparent view of his musical influences. His first single is “You Look Good On Me” from his upcoming solo EP “These Seasons”.
The Industry was formed in 2002 in Statesboro, Georgia. The release of their Save Your EP in 2011 opened the door for them to play a number of significant shows including opening for Incubus. In 2013 The Industry released their first full-length album, "Distances" and have recently started playing together again after a hiatus. They are working to release a second album in 2019.
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