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RIP: Broadcast’s Trish Keenan

It’s a sad day for music. Trish Keenan, of the electronic pop duo Broadcast, has died from complications from pneumonia after she contracted H1N1 (yeah, swine flu) while on tour. Keenan’s voice was incredibly special and if you’ve never heard her sing — or listened to Broadcast before — this is a rather tragic excuse to start. Sadness. Check out a couple examples of the songs she sang, after the jump… [Brooklyn Vegan] Keep reading »

Amy Winehouse Is Back — Sort Of


About four years ago, I was lucky enough to see Amy Winehouse perform at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom shortly after the release of her album Back To Black in the U.S. She was amazing. Her singing was top notch, her stage presence was utterly transfixing, and she was wild in a way where you knew if she kept it just reined in enough, she would go on to have a long and illustrious career. Well, we know what’s happened since. Amy is back to performing again, but video from a recent show in Brazil confirms to me that she’s still go a long way to go before she’s back on the right path. Yikes. Keep reading »

Nicki Minaj And Rihanna Tweet About “Hooking Up”

“Me and Nikki [sic] in our new crib, lol! Gettin busy on set of FLY!!! Its so hard to keep my hands off!”

Rihanna tweets about Nicki Minaj, who she sings with on the new single “Fly.” Looks like Katy Perry has been replaced as RiRi’s besty who she likes to (fake?) flirt with. Check out Nicki’s response after the jump. [Huffington Post]
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Do You And Your S.O. Have A Song?


This weekend I saw “Blue Valentine” for the second time — and there probably will be a third viewing, so just deal! — and I was struck, again, by a moment in the movie when Ryan Gosling’s character, Dean, picks out a song for he and Cindy, played by Michelle Williams. “I got us a song, like our song, that would just be for you and me,” he says. “Because everybody’s got songs, but they’re lame and they all share them, you know, it’s disgusting. Not us. We have our own song.” That song is Penny & the Quarters’ “You and Me” and, I’m not gonna lie, I sort of want to steal it for myself and the future Mr. Amelia, whoever he may be. Keep reading »

First Listen: Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me”

Oh, hell, girl. Britney Spears is back with a pretty sweet new single called “Hold It Against Me.” It’s a super grimy club jam (please note: these types of descriptions are why I was a failure as a music journalist) and basically I am having a dance party in my living room right now. So, in other words: it’s a success. Gimme more, Brit! Listen to the full track after the jump! Keep reading »

Coca-Cola’s Crammer Keeper App Makes Studying As Simple As Singing A Tune

Students these days have it so easy. Laptops and tablets have virtually eliminated the need for notebooks and textbooks. The internet has made sitting in a classroom unnecessary. And now Coca-Cola has created the Crammer Keeper app that makes retaining course material easy. Ever noticed how you can remember the lyrics to the #1 song or an oldies hit, but have a difficult time remembering your school or work notes? Well the new Crammer Keeper is a free app that lets you turn your notes into a catchy tune, so you can remember them in a fun way. All you have to do is input your notes, select your preferred voice, choose a music genre (hip hop, rock, pop, etc.), and then download the song. You can even share it with friends, classmates, or colleagues. I’m not in school, but I’m thinking the Crammer Keeper will help me remember names and blogs of colleagues, instead of only remembering their Twitter handles. Keep reading »

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