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Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Shakira To The Kings Of Leon

Hey dudes, it’s Tues! Which can only mean one thing (well, unless it’s also Mardi Gras): new jams! This week Shakira is going “Loca”; Bo Burnham has got some words for us; Mt. Desolation is good company. And the Kings Of Leon rise and shine at Sundown. So, get those headphones on and let’s get into the groove after the jump! Keep reading »

8 Musicians And Their Alter Egos

If you weren’t already aware of Lady Gaga‘s greaser dude alter ego, Jo Calderone, you are after last night’s VMAs. Especially Britney Spears, who almost got to smooch him. While I enjoyed Jo, especially his performance of “You And I” with Brian May, it maybe wasn’t the best venue for this particular brand of performance art and made some people, well, uncomfortable. More precisely, he seems to have confused the crap out of Justin Bieber. Either way, I think Jo Calderone has made his mark as a solid persona, love him or hate him. Keep reading »

Social Experiment: Who Is The First Person You Thought Of When You Heard Kanye’s “Runaway”?

For the past week, I have been putting my sociology degree to good use and conducting a little experiment. I’ve been asking people, “Who is the first person who popped into your mind when you heard Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’?'” The song has been everywhere, but in case you haven’t heard it, listen above. The chorus goes, “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags / Let’s have a toast for the a**holes / Let’s have a toast for the scumbags / Every one of them that I know / Let’s have a toast to the jerkoffs / That’ll never take work off / Baby, I got a plan / Run away fast as you can.”

Here is where things get interesting. Every single guy I have asked this question, with the exception of one male friend who said “Santa Claus,” has given the same answer: “myself.” Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Sufjan Stevens To Lil Wayne

This week is totally upside down, I tell ya. We’ve got quiet people getting loud, and loud people getting thoughtful. All in all, there’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on. For one, Lil Wayne is off the chain. Sufjan Stevens starts a new age. Belle & Sebastian wanna love you, baby. Badly Drawn Boy is like a snowflake. Antony & The Johnsons look for light. The Secret Sisters tell all. And the Far East Movement will get you wired. So, get those headphones on, girl, and let’s get into the groove after the jump.
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Quickies: Disastrously Bad Katy Perry Covers & A Cat Fight Over At Elle Mag

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Weezer Offered $10 Million To Retire

A disgruntled former Weezer fan, James Burns, has launched a campaign to silence the band. He decided he was “tired of being disappointed year after year” ever since the album Pinkerton came out. He says the “the abusive relationship” between him and Weezer’s music needs to stop. So how does he plan to make them go away? He has offered the band $10 million to retire and has even launched an online fundraiser to get the funds together. Naturally, lead singer Rivers Cuomo doesn’t think the stunt is cute. “They must get a lot of hits when they write crap about us,” he tweeted. Poor Weezer. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

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