Posts tagged "music"

For Those Of Us That Worship At The Church Of James Murphy

I was lucky enough to attend one of the final LCD Soundsystem shows this past spring, and it was nothing short of a religious experience. Perched above the stage at Terminal 5, my friends and I were entranced as LCD frontman James Murphy delivered a raucous two-hour dance punk sermon, swimming through a powerful set…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 14, 2012

Spin Ditches Record Reviews In Favor Of 140-Character Tweets

The next time you open a copy of Spin magazine, there’s one thing you won’t be seeing: record reviews. That’s because the magazine’s editors have decided that they’ll no longer be devoting print editorial space to reviewing music. Instead, they’ll be tackling the difficult task of telling readers what to listen to via a new…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 12, 2012

Ani Di Franco Says Feminism Is For Everybody

“Feminism is not only for women. It’s something everyone can participate in, and evolve together, as the first step in the right direction. I see feminism as a tool to achieve … balance and peace. … Patriarchy is a fundamental imbalance underlying society. And it’s one we rarely address because it’s so universal. But as I get…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 10, 2012

Some Thoughts On The Coachella Line Up Rocking Like It’s 1995

If we’re to believe the news being leaked out of Coachella Festival headquarters, this year’s double weekend Coachella Festival, held in Indio, California on April 13-15 and April 20-22, is going to be like taking a fantastical ride in the wayback machine to the mid-’90s. Supposedly the fest’s headliners are No Doubt, Foo Fighters and…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 6, 2012

Something Totally Magical And Not At All Disgusting Happened On The NYC Subway This Week

Despite what you may have heard, the New York City subway isn’t just crammed with rats, people slurping spaghetti, and urine-soaked homeless people. Occasionally there are magical moments, like the spontaneous musical duet of ukulele player Jessica Latshaw and an unnamed percussionist yesterday morning. YouTube user mybs86 captured the whole thing:…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 6, 2012

No, We Don’t Want No Muffin Pounders

Happy 2012! I thought you might need some jams to ease you into the new year. Better yet, how about something you can rock out to while simultaneously receiving dating advice? No, we don’t want no scrubs, but we also don’t want no muffin pounders. Singer Shira (featuring Asco) reminds us about those kind of…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 3, 2012

Watch Cute French Boys Sing Beyoncé!

If there’s one thing we love more than Beyoncé, it’s cute French boys. And our favorite gay blog Queerty is all over this awesome clip of two hotties named Bertrand and Mattieu, lip-synching and dancing their French asses off to “Crazy In Love.” It’s kind of the best thing ever — and proof that Bey i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2011

Taylor Swift Tweets “Hunger Games” Soundtrack Song “Safe & Sound”

Are you ready for a sadz? Taylor Swift released a song she’s contributed to “The Hunger Games” soundtrack. “Safe and Sound” is a lovely, melancholy one. I love Taylor on her own, but the backup vocals from The Civil Wars elevate this song from good to great. What say you? [The Hollywood Reporter]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 24, 2011

Rihanna’s “You Da One” Video Is Meh

Rihanna channels everybody from Alex in “A Clockwork Orange” to a cane-toting pimp in her new video, “You Da One,” which is all done in black and white.  The song is epically meh — her vocal inflections remind of stuff Gwen Stefani was doing 10 years ago. But at least the outfits are cool. What…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2011

Morning Quickies: Uh Oh, A Pussycat Dolls Catfight!

One of the original members of the Pussycat Dolls, Kaya Jones, says it’s her voice, not “lead singer” Nicole Scherzinger’s, that you can hear on the smash hits “Buttons” and “Don’t Cha.” Oooooooooh. (But, really, people, it’s all auto-tuned to hell and back anyway.) [RadarOnline
Oh noes! Kevin Federline was hospitalized for “heat…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2011

Evening Quickies: Want To Hear Fiona Apple’s New Album?

Oh, Fiona Apple, beacon of light during my adolescence! Why is the music industry so wretched to you? Fiona recently played a concert and a fan requested new material from the album that was supposed to be released three months ago. Fiona reportedly told the crowd, “I can’t remember any of my new song…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2011

Check Out The Video Premiere Of Scars On 45’s “Heart On Fire”!

Anyone been watching “Grey’s Anatomy” this season? Then you know Scars on 45, a British indie-pop band whose song “Heart On Fire” is in heavy rotation on the season promos. The band (think: Snow Patrol and Keane) are releasing “Heart On Fire” as their 2nd EP with Chop Shop/Atlantic. It’s in the Top 15 at Triple…

By: The Frisky / November 29, 2011

Win This! Adele’s “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” DVD

Adele was a star at 19, but at 21, she’s become one of the most sought after performers in the world. Now you can watch her perform her deeply personal collection of songs inspired by heartbreak on her new DVD, “Live At The Royal Albert Hall.” The DVD, due out November 29, features a 90-minute…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 22, 2011

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The 2011 American Music Awards

It seems like the American Music Awards are kind of like the off-brand Grammys. Sure, some of the big stars are there, but, like, Jay-Z and Beyonce aren’t exactly banging down the door to make an appearance. And also, what’s up with Sprint throwing its name up all over everything? Kind of tacky, no? Just…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 21, 2011

Win This! Beyoncé “Live At Roseland: The Elements Of 4″ Deluxe DVD Set

It seems like Beyoncé only gets fiercer with every passing year. If you can’t get enough of Bey’s powerful voice and mesmerizing performances, you’ll be thankful for her new DVD, “Live At Roseland: The Elements Of 4,” due out November 29. This deluxe, two-disc set features the complete Roseland concert, bonus offstage footage, a 20-page booklet…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 21, 2011

Girl Talk: Why I’ll Never Play In Another Band With My Husband

When I was 25 years old, I was in a band. It was a dinky little coffeeshop folk-rock band, but MAN it was fun. I had just enough skill to compose but not enough to accompany myself, so I made embarrassing recordings of half-formed songs, brought them to my bandmates, and we workshopped them together.

By: Sally McGraw / November 17, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Male Rapper DPhill Gets In Touch With His Feminine Side

The gender-bending rapper Daryll Duane Philips, who goes by the name DPhill Spanglishman, is starting an “XY movement” for male rappers who like to dress feminine. DPhill was photographed wearing red lipstick and says he is “40 percent female, basically, because of my emotions. I am very emotional.” [Clutch Magazine]
Frisky contributer Courtney…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2011

Evening Quickies: We’re Obsessed With The New Cee Lo Song, “Anyway”

Cee Lo’s new video for “Anyway” just came out, oh, five minutes ago and we are already obsessed. [YouTube]
I, for one, am glad that Kendall Jenner chickened out on her tattoo. First of all: she’s 16. Second of all: that is not proper French. Don’t do it, Kendall! [Us Weekly]
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By: Rachel Krause / November 10, 2011

12 Amy Winehouse Songs To Be Released

Twelve previously unheard Amy Winehouse songs will be released on December 5 in an album where a portion of the proceeds will go to a charity set up in the singer’s memory. Amy recorded the 12 songs, which have been tweaked by her longtime collaborators (including Mark Ronson), at various points during her career. The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2011

Britney Spears’ “Criminal”: Product Placement And Domestic Violence All In Video

Britney Spears’ “Criminal” music video is out and if “Mob Wives” hasn’t locked it down as its theme song, they should. The song itself is typical Britney-meh and the video is Britney-awful. There’s not one but two incidents where the cameras linger on her official perfume. (Product placement, y’all!) Brit-Brit and her real-life boo Jaso…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2011
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