You can tell a lot about a person by the kind of music they like. We know Rachel Zoe‘s clothing preferences (expensive vintage dresses, Hermes Birkin bags, face-covering sunglasses) from her reality TV show. We know her current fashion and beauty picks from her newsletter. Now, with the release of her iTunes playlist, we know her taste in music.
While the decades most significantly represented (the ’60s and ’70s) make sense given that she loves vintage clothing from those eras, we would have guessed there would have been some less obvious current artists than Madonna and Coldplay. Rachel’s assistant Taylor dresses all rock’n’ roll with tons of black eyeliner and messy hair, so shouldn’t she be cluing Rachel in to some less overplayed tunes? After the jump, Rachel’s commentary on her taste in music. Keep reading »
It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week’s got glitz, global appeal, and rock ‘n’ roll. Retro Reigning Sound, rockabilly Imelda May, emo Cavo, neon-tastic Cobra Starship, Swedish singer/songwriter Anna Ternheim, and glam god Patrick Wolf are our all-stars. Get into their groove, after the jump. Keep reading »
The late (tear) writer/director John Hughes had great taste in women and music. The two go hand-in-hand, no? His soundtracks were jam-packed with tunes to rock out or get felt up to. Clearly, he was a genius! So, let’s celebrate his life with a dance party of our favorite hits off the soundtracks for “Weird Science,” “Uncle Buck,” “She’s Having A Baby,” “Some Kind Of Wonderful,” “Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” “The Great Outdoors,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Pretty In Pink” and “The Breakfast Club.” It’s the perfect set list to perfect your Molly Ringwald. (Check out the video above, which mashes up the iconic dance scenes in Hughes’ movies with Phoenix’s “Lisztomania”). Listen up, after the jump…
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It’s new release Tuesday, er, Wednesday morning, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week is jam-packed with the indie awesomeness from the likes of Modest Mouse, Julian Plenti, Yim Yames, Japandroids, The Fruit Bats, Amanda Blank, and Yacht. If you’re hungry for some hot, tasty tracks, here’s a sweet helping for you. So, come, let’s chow down on this week’s sonic smorgasbord.
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I was already sad that I missed the All Points West music festival in NY this weekend, now I’m devastated. So, the Beastie Boys were supposed to headline, but dropped out at the last minute upon learning Adam Yauch (aka MCA) was battling cancer. Jay-Z stepped in for them, becoming the first rapper to headline a rock music festival and THEN he paid tribute to the trio by covering “No Sleep Til Brooklyn.” Effing awesome. Keep reading »
Last weekend, a festival called “Wanderlust” rocked the beautiful hills of Lake Tahoe, California. This festival combines sweet musicians like Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, and Jenny Lewis with yoga classes taught by pros. Sadly we missed it, but we still think that’s a pretty sweet combo. [WanderlustFestival.com]
Here are some festivals we want to check out, plus a few that we wish existed. Keep reading »
It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week we’re visiting romantic Owl City, sexing it up with Starflyer 59, living for Band of Skulls, and enjoying Ashley Tisdale’s violent side.
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It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. Forget Jordin Sparks and Demi Lovato’s new top 40 hits. This week is all about indie awesomeness, thanks to Magnolia Electric Co., The Fiery Furnaces, and Portugal the Man. Oh, yeah, and Sugar Ray, aka Mark McGrath, is trying to make a comeback. “When it’s over, that’s the time I fall in love, again.” Is that line still working on the ladies? Find out after the jump! Keep reading »
It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. In this week’s big records, Jack White reigns with The Dead Weather’s debut record, we make a Discovery with Vampire Weekend/Ra Ra Riot’s side project, Twista rips through more hits, and Sean Kingston has a shorty Fire Burning on the dance floor. Keep reading »