Tag Archives: pop music

Album Drop: This Week’s New Music Releases, From The Decemberists To Social Distortion

It’s new tunes Tuesday, and some lovely albums are waiting to be downloaded or, gasp, bought at the record store. This week, The Decemberists release a new one, even though it’s technically January; Social Distortion is back and ready to give you cold feelings in the night; James Blunt croons some more; and Braids inspire you to let your hair down. So let’s get into the groove, after the jump.
Keep reading »

Ke$ha Says She Was A Sexpert In Elementary School

“I knew everything about sex before I was even seven. My mom left me at home when I was 14 with a credit card, and a box of condoms and the keys to the car and said, ‘Don’t get pregnant and don’t drink and drive.’ I had to be responsible for myself.”

Ke$ha explains to The Times of London why being sexually provocative is easy for her. I dunno—I’m skeptical here. I’ll let the condoms and credit card slide, but didn’t her mom get the memo that the driving age is 16? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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]
Keep reading »

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 »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular