So last week we were able to go to Aly & AJ’s concert at the House of Blues in Dallas. It was an amazing experience! We bought the Ultimate VIP Package and it was incredible. The VIP Pre-Show + Q&A were my favorite of the VIP package. We actually met Aly & AJ at WizardWorld in Nashville back in September and that was an amazing experience in itself! We’ve ran Aly-Michalka.org for over 13 years so it felt really great to meet Aly & AJ last year. However, what felt even more amazing was that Aly & AJ REMEMBERED us at the Dallas Meet & Greet! They are so sweet and we highly recommend going to one of their concerts/meet & greets in the future if you are able to do so. They really deliver for their fans and put on an incredible show. We saw them in concert back in 2006 and it was so good to see them live again and they have REALLY grown as artists and singers.
Anyhow, we didn’t take any videos because we really just wanted to enjoy the show. We did snap some pictures & we have added them to the gallery. We were 2nd row but we are shorties so the pictures aren’t amazing but they are pretty good. Enjoy the pictures!
Hey everyone! Aly & AJ have been pretty busy the past week promoting their EP “Ten Years”. In addition to performing “Promises” on TRL they also performed their entire EP at the AMO Ferragamo Launch Party. Pictures of them performing at the launch party have been added to the gallery. In addition, the gallery is now caught up on all recent photoshots and I have added screen captures from the “Take Me” music video to the gallery. And lastly, screen captures from Aly & AJ’s recent AM to DM interview are now in the gallery — you can watch the interview here.
Aly & AJ just released their second single off of their upcoming EP Ten Years which will be released on November 17th. You can listen to their new single “I Know” on Spotify below or purchase it from iTunes or PledgeMusic. “I Know” is amazing! We can’t wait for the EP.
Aly & AJ recently had a photoshoot and interview with Playboy. The gallery has been updated with gorgeous pictures from the photoshoot. Check out Aly’s solo shots at Aly Michalka Fan & read the interview below.
So, it’s been three years since your last new music, which was under your then-name 78Violet. What’s the journey been like? AJ: It’s kind of interesting. I don’t really count the three years as the journey from rehabilitating our music. For us, we’ve made a record under a different band name. We were a little bit gun shy about going back to Aly and AJ and I just feel like we got past that. We released one single under that name, the song called “Hothouse,” which still is close to my heart. I love the song, but it just doesn’t represent who we are. I really look at this as a 10 year reunion to our music and just finding the passion again and the love for writing and for performing.
And those three years between 78Violet and becoming Aly and AJ again definitely helped define our music, but I really think it has been this 10 year span just for me singing music under Aly and AJ that has been the most significant and it mattered the most, in regards to building a repertoire of music and just growing as adults and entering this industry again not as a teen or a tween, which last time we were really doing this we were really young. So, whole new perspective, fresh eyes, and hopefully the growth of who we are as people as well as what we do professionally.
This is your first record outside the Hollywood Records-Disney ecosystem. How do you think you’ve grown or changed? AJ: Gosh, in a lot of ways. I think how can you not after 10 years? Aly’s gotten married. We no longer live together. We’ve made film. We produced it, we starred in it, we raised the money for it. I mean, we’ve done a lot in a short amount of time that I look back on and go “Wow, for our age, we’ve been really tenacious”, you know? If we say we’re set out to do something, we do it and the music was kind of the last hurrah.
We were really kind of gun shy to get back into it. We just lost the love a little bit, you know, we had experienced so much as kids and I kind of feel like we learned a lot about the industry that put a little bit of a bad taste in our mouth, whether it was a couple of people we worked with or whether it was just trying to find the right inspiration or what have you. I just feel like we’re back on track with who we are as musicians and I think we had found that as actors and as performers before we had found it as musicians again. So, this is the time that felt right and here we are. I just think we’ve learned a ton in regards to relationships and just how we view the world and how we look at politics and religion and so many things that we wouldn’t have talked about 10 years ago. Continue reading Aly & AJ Playboy Feature
Aly & AJ’s official site is now online, check it out here! The gallery has been updated with photoshoot pictures from the official site, as well as a few others from the photoshoot. Check out the solo shots of Aly at Aly Michalka Fan.