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Jessica Paré Ups Her Cool Quotient, Sings With The Jesus And Mary Chain

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I was already kind of obsessed with Jessica Paré, who plays Megan Draper on “Mad Men,” especially after she did that little French song-and-dance number at the beginning of last season, but now I’m officially smitten. The actress sang with The Jesus and Mary Chain at a handful of gigs this past week, doing a pretty damn good job on their songs “Just Like Honey” (above) and “Sometimes Always” (after the jump). Maybe Megan should embark on a singing career instead? [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Saturday Playlist: Schmoopy Summer Love Mix

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Schmoopy-ville: Population 1. That’s me! This summer I’m head over heels for a new fella and as a result most of the songs I listen to on Spotify are pretty happy of late. A bunch of these are ones my dude sent me. A couple are silly pop songs that make me think of him. The OK Go song is because went to an OK Go concert together. The Madonna one is, um, self-explanatory. And Norah Jones’ “Happy Pills” isn’t a love song, exactly, but the lyrics always remind me of what love feels like. Schmoop out everyone! Keep reading »

Saturday Playlist: Let’s Go To The Beach, Bitch!

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I basically think about going to the beach, being at the beach, and listening to music on the beach, like, year round. Currently, these are the jams I would chill out to while digging my toes in the sand. Enjoy and happy Saturday, y’all! Keep reading »

Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace On Transitioning While Married

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“I’m very early on in my transition – I still blur a line – but I know the changes are going to be coming, and I fear how [my wife] is going to interpret them and whether that will affect if she’s physically attracted to me is terrifying. But ideally you marry someone because you hope that they’re your soulmate, and that’s something that’s beyond gender.”

– Laura Jane Grace, lead singer of punk rock band Against Me!, who has been taking hormone replacement therapy for almost two months and is preparing to undergo gender reassignment surgery to transition from male to female. Since divulging her lifelong secret to Rolling Stone back in May, Grace has been met with positivity and support from her bandmates, fans, and most of her family, although her father has effectively severed ties. Grace’s wife Heather remains by her side. We wish Laura Jane the best as she continues her journey. [The Guardian]

Goodbye Snoop Dogg, Hello Snoop Lion

Snoop Dogg is branching out into new musical styles and more intimidating animal pseudonyms. His Snoopness is about to release a reggae album, under the new monicker Snoop Lion, Rolling Stone reports. Read more …

Florence Welch On The Moment She Lost Her Voice

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“I actually felt something go pop or snap, or whatever. Whatever it is, it was very frightening. I had to really adjust because it happened in the middle of a show … I had a full check up and [my doctor] said that there wasn’t any permanent damage that couldn’t be restored without rest. So if I keep taking care of myself there won’t be any recurrences.”

– Powerhouse singer Florence + The Machine Florence Welch describes the vocal injury she experienced last week that sidelined her from two festival performances. Luckily it wasn’t serious, but definitely a scary moment. The hardest part of recovery? No caffeine allowed! Says Florence, “I had been on such a caffeine kick up until then. I was fully back on five diet cokes a day and two coffees in the morning. I was really twitching my way through life, but I was completely loving it.” [Us Weekly]

Saturday Playlist: The Soundz Of Manchester, A Mix For Your Inky Soul

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The thing I like best about Spotify is that I can make a playlist for every nuance of mood I might be experiencing (and I have many). This week, I’ve been listening to The Smiths a lot. Those of you who are long-time readers know that I used to be goth in high school. Back in the day, when I was feeling inky and writing tortured poetry about my unrequited crushes, the Moz was my muse. When most people listen to The Smiths, it means they’re depressed. When I listen to The Smiths, it means I’m in a really good place. Go figure.

Morrissey nerds like myself know that he hails from Manchester, England, which is famous for birthing various music movements from punk rock to “Madchester.” I made a playlist of all the dark-luscious music to emerge from this gritty, industrial town. Happy pain dancing. Enjoy after the jump! Keep reading »

The New Kids On The Block Are Shirtless And Rocking Porn Star ‘Staches

Speaking of ’90s musicians, Donnie Wahlberg recently tweeted this photo of the New Kids hanging out in what looks like a locker room(?!), mustached and shirtless (with the exception of Jonathan Knight, who’s sporting a modest white T and bearing an uncomfortable resemblance to Adrien Brody). So, what do you think of the guys’ new facial hair? Are your loins still tingling for these aging dreamboats? [TooFab]

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10 ’90s Musicians You Forgot About — Where Are They Now?

Basically, if I had my way, I’d spend all of my time thinking about and researching the ’90s. But since that’s not a viable career option, I suppose this gallery of 10 ’90s superstars will have to do. After the jump, what happened to the guy from Teenage Fanclub, the dude from Suede, and eight others you probably haven’t thought about in a while.

Saturday Playlist: An All Girl Summer Jam Mix, Just For You

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I listen to music all day while I’m working and, thanks to Spotify, I also make my own mixes. I like this, especially, because I used to DJ a ton and I think I’m pretty good at mixes — figuring out what follows which song, and how it should all flow together.

I made this all-ladies mix a while back, and am stoked to share with you some of my fave girl-bands and female musicians, past and present. Enjoy, after the jump! (And tell us what you’ve been listening to lately in the comments!)

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