Posts tagged "music"

The Daily Ovulation: Zoe Shreds It On Guitar

Eight-year-old Zoe fronts the rock group The Mini-Band, and she also knows how to play tons of killer riffs on guitar. We’re hoping she can team up with fellow 8-year-old, hardcore singer Juliet, for the ultimate kick ass, hard-rockin’ duo. [Neatorama]…

Julie Gerstein / January 29, 2012

Top 10 Reasons The Olympics Needs The Spice Girls

News recently broke that the Spice Girls are considering a reunion at the Olympic Games in London this summer. I think this is the best idea in the history of the world. In fact, I’m not sure the Olympics should happen at all if the Spice Girls’ appearance falls through. Why? Because there are 10…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 24, 2012

New Fiona Apple Album Could Be Coming In “Next Few Weeks”

Stop toying with us, music industry. Fiona Apple is too incredible a musician to keep dicking her fans around! Alas, that’s what record companies have always done with Fiona, from her 2005 album Extraordinary Machine to her latest album, which has been sitting in limbo for one-year-plus. But over the weekend, Epic Records CEO L.A.

Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2012

Nicki Minaj’s “Stupid Hoe” Video Plumbs New Depths Of Ugh

Maybe I am just old, finally. That would be the most reassuring explanation for Nicki Minaj’s seizure-inducing music video for “Stupid Hoe,” a song about … uh … some stupid hoe?
It’s a catchy, poppy rap that’s mostly titillating for being denigrating to women. (Although I’ll admit, “I’m Angelina / you Jennifer / come on,…

Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2012

Listen: “Real Housewife” Sheree Whitfield Releases First Single, “Who Gon Check Me Boo?”

For a mere 99 cents on iTunes, you can own “RHOA” star, Sheree Whitfield’s new single, “Who Gon Check Me Boo?” Or you can just listen to it right here because I’ve procured it for you.You can take a listen to her musical artistry after the jump.

Ami Angelowicz / January 23, 2012

Today’s Lady News: 10 Anthems For A Feminist Revolution

This. Just this: 10 anthems for a feminist revolution, written by Amy Klen, a former guitarist for Titus Andronicus and a founder of the feminist art collective Permanent Wave. [Spinner
What would you do if a man who raped you requested you “friend” him on Facebook? [New York Times]
Conservatives are piling…

Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2012

The Daily Ovulation: An 8-Year-Old Hardcore Fan

I grew up with one foot in the hardcore music scene. I say only one foot because the scene was largely dominated by aggressive dudes bent on expressing themselves through violence, pushing girls to the back to act as real, live “coathangers” (i.e. coatholders) for the boys. But that may all be changing if 8-year-old…

Julie Gerstein / January 19, 2012

Morning Quickies: Lana Del Rey Bombs “Saturday Night Live”

Lana del Rey bombed her “Saturday Night Live” performance this weekend: her voice was overly husky, nasal and out-of-key.  [Popdust]
Your new Miss America: 23-year-old Laura Kaeppeler, 23, of Kenosha, Wisconsin. She plans to use her $50,000 scholarship to attend law school and go into politics. [Starpulse
Speaking of Miss America, here…

Jessica Wakeman / January 16, 2012

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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]…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Frisky / November 29, 2011
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