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Ciara Takes A Raunchy Ride In Her Latest Video

Over on Salon’s Broadsheet, writer Tracy Clark-Flory gives Ciara‘s latest video, “Ride,” a rave review, deeming the performer “aggressively sexual in a way we don’t often see with pop music’s princesses.” And all you have to do is take one look at the video, and you’ll agree. Ciara has donned the typically-male swagger to show how sex positive a girl can get. “I can do it up and down/I can do circles,” she sings in her cowgirl anthem. “To him I’m a gymnast/This one is my circus.” Personally speaking, I think it’s going to be a while before I get all those moves down without breaking my back. [Broadsheet] Keep reading »

Johnny Depp Directs A Music Video, We Swoon

Johnny Depp, will you do me a favor? Can you do something gruesomely unattractive? Perhaps kick a puppy, fart loudly in public, or do a detailed interview about your athlete’s foot—something to distract us from your hotness and all-around awesomeness. The latest Depp move that will make you swoon? He’s directed a music video for British indie rockers Babybird. This vid for “Unlovable” is a reinterpretation of Ambrose Bierce’s short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” which was also the basis for an iconic “Twilight Zone” episode. It’s pretty dope, no? [NY Mag] Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Sweet Apple To The Apples In Stereo

It’s new music Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest jams for a spin. As you can see, this is the week of the apple. Sweet Apple is a rad new supergroup featuring J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and The Apples In Stereo are boogying down with Elijah Wood. Speaking of the fruit of temptation, Rufus Wainwright embraces his dark, vixen side. Then, from Europe, we’ve got retro gals Kate Nash and V.V. Brown bringing back the 20th century, with a twist. The much hyped Kissaway Trail takes us to Sleep Mountain. And last but not least, there’s another Aqualung. But the dude is so shy, there is no video of his sweet new track, “Fingertips.” So Google that magic on your own. Now, get those heaphones on, girl, cause after the jump, we’re gonna get down! Keep reading »

Who Knew You Could Pole Dance To Mazzy Star?


Back when I had a boyfriend, sometimes I would get wild and give him lap dances. Usually, the required playlist was filled with poppy tunes like Britney Spears‘ “Slave 4 U” or some raunchy old-school Madonna song. Mazzy Star was typically not on that list, though I did enjoy the occasional sweet roll in the hay to Hope Sandoval’s sexy crooning. The extremely talented woman in this video, however, has managed to turn Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” into the most magnetic strip show routine ever. Jessica, where did you take your pole dancing class again and can I come next time? Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Freelance Whales To MGMT

You know I try to keep you hip to the hottest, freshest records each week. And every Tuesday, there’s always some gem that makes me feel like music is a mine I’ll gladly keep chiselin’ away at. But baby, this is the kind of week that is 100 percent diamonds in the rough. Prepare to have your mind princess-cut into sonic sparkles because MGMT’s new record is like the Here Come The Warm Jets of our generation. Oh, but that’s not all, my friends—Freelance Whales, The Tallest Man On Earth and Matt Pond PA shine on too. Basically, there are no lumps of coal. Get those head phones on, girl, because after the jump, your ears are gonna be bedazzled. Keep reading »

Quotable: Jennifer Lopez Says Gays Know How To Party

“It’s the best audience ever. You guys enjoy the music, you get into it, and you’re not afraid to let go and express yourself. That’s what I want from an audience. I recently did a show where the crowd was just standing there, staring at me with their camera phones up, YouTubing me or whatever the heck they do now. I was like, ‘This is crazy! I need vibe!’ I’d so much rather have you guys jumping up and down, waving your arms in the air.”

Jennifer Lopez explains to The Advocate the difference between performing for a predominantly straight audience and a gay one. But I’d like to suggest that the “straight” crowd was only trying to get footage of J.Lo’s most recent fall. [Starpulse] Keep reading »

Kiely Williams Thinks Blacking Out And Having Sex Is “Spectacular”


Kiely Williams — the Disney star who used to be in that beloved-by-tweens girl group, The Cheetah Girls — is a royal dumb-ass. The video for her new single, “Spectacular,” is a tale of a drunken night out which culminates in having sex with a guy whose name she doesn’t remember. (FYI, the video has a couple shots of some bare male booty midway through, so could be NSFW.) Basically, it’s an epic date rape tale set to a groovy dance beat. Now, Williams claims the song and video are her way of bringing attention to a “serious women’s health and safety issue.” She says:
“Young women across the country get intoxicated and have unprotected sex. That’s a fact. I recorded the song to bring attention to this frighteningly prevalent activity. It is absurd to infer or suggest that I am condoning this behavior.”

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Andrew W.K. Was A Teenage Stalker


Singer Andrew W.K. wasn’t always the rock star who got all the chicks. (Wait, is he that now?) Back when he was 17, he was obsessed with a girl who would barely talk to him. He even wrote a song for her, “My Destiny,” which is uber-stalkery. And now, he’s letting us all hear it—take a listen above. “She consumed me with both lust and hatred,” he told The Guardian. “Lust, because I was truly drawn to her beauty and soft skin, and hatred because she rarely spoke to me, wouldn’t look at me much and never gave me a chance to show her my deep affections. I used to call her house just to listen to her say, ‘Hello?’ Then I’d hang up, terrified and shaking with nervous ecstasy.” Whoa, I’m having flashbacks of a dude I dated in high school who told me he would overdose on acid and kill himself if I didn’t go on another date with him. But that’s a story for another time.

Back to Andrew W.K. His stalker swan song is chock-full of amazingly creepy lyrics like, “Called up your number fourteen times to see if you were home, home is where I’ll find you when I find you.” Is it wrong that I think it’s kind of goth-tastic? Keep reading »

Quickies: Ke$sha And Nicki Minaj Are Going On Tour With Rihanna & Elin’s Pissed At Tiger Again

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Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Melissa Auf Der Maur To Laura Marling

It’s one sunny spring Tuesday, and the tunes are just as h-o-t! This week, smokin’ guitar gods Melissa Auf der Maur and Slash are both flying solo, we bow to Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings’ royal jewels, the John Butler Trio keeps on jammin’, Dr. Dog licks our wounds, and Laura Marling waxes poetic and awesome. So, let’s get into the groove after the jump! Keep reading »

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