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Updates

8/28/2012
Featured article in FourCulture Magazine August 2012 Four Culture
4/30/2012
Ariel’s video for “Flowers” debuts on Pop Culture Madness
11/8/2011
Ariel asked to perform at the Brooklyn Museums Hide/Seek exhibition for Saturday, Jan 7, 2012
10/13/2011
Official Release of “Tattered Heart” Video.
How I Make the Mer+ge
Songshooter Song of the Day
Everything but Urban
Skope Magazine
All that Glitters
NPR [...] Continue Reading…

Press

Skope Magazine

Everything But Urban

YellowDust

Music News Nashville

Pride Showcase

Under the Pink Carpet (Proud Music)

The Houston Chronicle

Erie Gay News

Rock Torch

The Morton Report

Out Smart Magazine

Dallas Voice

Gayzette

Skope Magazine

Music News Nashville

Bay Area Reporter

The Fab Femme

Wisconsin Gazette

Indie Social

Sun Herald

Windy City Times

WERS 88.9 FM Boston

Gay Chicago

Campus Circle

In Tune Daily News

The Advocate

Sun Herald

BeaconPass

NPR Alt/Latino Blog

The Gay People’s Chronicle [...] Continue Reading…

Show Reviews

Galapagos Review:
Ariel,

Thanks for a most unusual affair in many aspects. Always a different approach, and each time you gain greater & greater command of the stage, excellent presence. TONIGHTS THE NIGHT (it’s gonna be alright) was one heckuva a sleek opener and appropriately set the stage for what was [...] Continue Reading…

Videos

Flowers

Tattered Heart

She Can Show Us

Jameson & Cocaine

Life and Times

Lucille feat. Khalid Rivera

People Who Died

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink (House Remix)

Punk Rock Girl

The New World (Live)

LIVE VIDEOS
Love Left Bleeding – LIVE

She Can Show Us – LIVE

TATTERED HEART LIVE

American Life (Cover)
This was shot at Brooklyn’s Pride 6/12/2010

Pretty in Pink – LIVE…

Lyrics

 
Lucille
People Who Died

Torito
The Future

Life and Times
Heaven

The New World

Im The One

Marching Like Fools

Jameson and Cocaine

Bones

Hang Around

Mr High and Mighty

Shayla

Punk Rock Girl

All My Life

Blue

Get Happy

The Pill

Brenda Lee

Unsatisfied

Hail to the Loser
Angels
All I Wanted
Dreamer

AERIALS Lyrics Booklet…

OUTMusic Awards 2010

I was truly quite surprised.

The day and evening was already a bit disappointing because my husband and our son were both home sick… So that left me dateless. I BEGGED on Twitter!!! LOL

 

First half of the evening was full of wonderful and moving performances, but I was starting to [...] Continue Reading…

AERIALS: Record Update

It’s been an AMAZING launch for the new record thusfar….

Incredible reviews; over 30,000 downloads of “She Can Show Us” and “Sorry” on Songshooter (they were free, but still… LOL); MSN premiere of the “She Can Show Us” video received over 21,000 views + over 15,000 views on Youtube… and [...] Continue Reading…

Love RAINN on Me (5/15/11)

On May 15th, the project I created Bully MGMT and Twisted Peppermint are sponsoring a benefit for RAINN (the Rape Abuse Incest National Network) in NYC. It is an amazing organization that helps thousands of men and women work through these traumatic experiences and provides a network of support. [...] Continue Reading…

AERIALS – Now Available!

New album AERIALS is now available WORLDWIDE!

You can grab your copy at any of the following online locations:

iTunes

Amazon

Napster…

Record Release Party: Review

From Twisted Peppermint:
Above the Earth
My Review of Ariel Aparicio’s Aerials Record Release Party
Jennifer Etebari
3/6/2011
8 PM
Littlefield

Bring down the lights – a hint of color in the corner, black and white photos of Ariel Aparicio blink across the wall, the mumbling of those mingling in and out of the room [...] Continue Reading…

New Record “Aerials” to be Released March 8!

It’s official…  Rock Ridge Music will be releasing my new record “Aerials” on March 8, 2011. The record was produced by Tom Gilroy, who’s worked closely with  R.E.M. for many years and produced Michael Stipe’s contribution on the “Ciao, My Shinning Star” tribute CD. It features my long-time collaborator [...] Continue Reading…

Video: “It Gets Better”

Honest, encouraging “It Gets Better” message by Ariel inspired by recent events. Pass this on.

Read Ariel’s written inspirational message HERE…

“Lucille – The Remix (by Scarkord)”

After several months of listening to some truly original  and unique interpretation of my song “Lucille”, I chose the winner to the Sony AcidPlanet remix contest – Jason Scarkord for “The Scarkord Remix”.
This was an incredibly tough decision for me. As I said, there were many [...] Continue Reading…

“Lucille” up for Top 10 of 2010 on Logo!

Once again , one of my videos has the honor of being nominated in LogoTV’s Best of the Year series.. That’s right,  Ms Lucille.  My thanks again to  the Fabulous Dallas DuBois, Ayanah Williams, RingoStyleBaby and of course, Khalid Rivera for their guest appearances. And [...] Continue Reading…

“People Who Died” Nominated for OUTMusic Award

The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts has bestowed me the honor of being nominated for a 2010 OutMusic Award for Outstanding Rock Song for my version of the Jim Carroll classic “People who Died”. This took my breath away. I have to admit, I was a [...] Continue Reading…

“It Gets Better”

I was one of the lucky ones…

I was never bullied. Yes, I was taunted and made fun of sometimes… We all were. However, I can’t imagine the pain that some of these young people are going through. It’s hard enough just finding your way in this world, especially at [...] Continue Reading…

Live!!

My stomach is always a bit queasy.

I barely eat. Yes, I still get nervous.

Breathe. Focus….

Drums, guitars… Rock&Roll.

The rest kinda falls into place.

It’s all about the energy. Whatever I’m getting from the audience consumes me. If it’s an intimate setting and I feel like I’m really connecting, I can feel [...] Continue Reading…

OUTFEST Philly Oct 10, 2010

7am… Up, shave, shower, pack the truck, dress, grab my boots (and my eyeliner, of course) and head out the door. 1st stop, Long Island City to pick up Dave Berger, my drummer. Load him up and then head toward the city to pick up Steve and Pem. I [...] Continue Reading…

“People Who Died” Video Debuts in Memory of Jim Carroll

Rest in Peace

Message from Ariel: Catholic Boys is one of those records for me… It colors my landscape, it shapes my vision, it inspires the work I’ve done for the last 20 yrs and “People Who Died” is THAT song. It’s the song that made [...] Continue Reading…