Posts tagged "music"

An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea Regarding Her Appropriation Of Black Culture While Ignoring The Issues Faced By The Black Community

Dear Iggy Azalea, I was a Black child of the '90s who grew up on hip-hop and R&B. Some of my favorite adolescent memories were set to the soundtrack of the likes of Toni Braxton, Tupac, Sade, Lauryn Hill and Nas. I may have only been seven-years-old when DJ Kool announced, "Let Me Clear My…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / December 4, 2014

Obsessed: Synth-Pop Chanteuse VÉRITÉ

I was just scrolling through my iTunes music and noticed that in the last year or so, many of the albums I've added to my collection are from female singers, songwriters and bands. (And I'm not talking Pop 40 either, though y'all know Beyonce and Taylor Swift are also on repeat.) BANKS, Betty Who, Jenny…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 3, 2014

Pomplamoose: A Band At The Unholy Crossroads Of Art And Capitalism [UPDATED]

Indie band Pomplamoose shared their recent tour’s financial information with their fans last week, and, um, it was … Not so good. They’d like everyone to believe that it was good, but it was not good. The band took in $97,519 in ticket sales for a 28-day tour, which is insane. That is a lot…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

TLC’s Chilli Reflects On Infidelity & The Group’s 1994 Hit, “Creep,”

“I think when we first came out, it was very bold of us to have a song called ‘Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg’ with [the lyrics] ‘Two inches or a yard, rock hard or if it’s sagging’.'" People totally understood what type of group we were. To sing a song like ‘Creep’ wouldn’t be surprising…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

Idina Menzel & Michael Buble Cast Adorable Kids In Their “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Cover

Idina Menzel and Michael Buble recorded a cover of "Baby It's Cold Outside" together, and instead of starring in the music video themselves, they enlisted two precious kids to perform in their place. With the help of some fierce dance skills and updated lyrics that are slightly less creepy than the originals, these two can get…

By: Claire Hannum / November 20, 2014

Elderly People Dancing To “Turn Down For What” Will Get You Through Tuesday

I've said it once, and I'll say it again: I love old people. Old people and babies are my weaknesses. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon Tastefully Offensive's video called "Senior Citizens Dancing to 'Turn Down For What.'" Just as you'd imagine, the video is a compilation of dozens of old people getting…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 18, 2014

4 Web Sites To Help You Find New Music And Look Hip

After studying music production, making music for several years (trust me, you’ve never heard it), booking tours, and doing scant engineering work here and there, I wet my toes in the world of music journalism for about two months, working as an intern for a startup music magazine a few years ago. It was a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 17, 2014

13 Of Country Music’s Hottest Cowboys

For those of you who think country music isn't for you, here are 13 reasons you need to stop what you're doing and try it. From country vet Tim McGraw to newcomers like Sam Hunt, country music has some of the sexiest men on the planet who can rock the hell out of a cowboy…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 14, 2014

Sir Mix-A-Lot Reveals Which Celeb’s Booty Inspired “Baby Got Back”

Since the theme of the week seems to be Big Ass, it was only appropriate for Sir Mix-A-Lot to reveal which star's derriere was the muse for perhaps the most famous booty song of all time, his greatest hit "Baby Got Back." In an exclusive interview with TMZ yesterday, the singer told us whose healthy…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 14, 2014

Taylor Swift Reigns Supreme, Sells Over 1 Million Copies Of 1989

It's official: Taylor Swift's '1989' has become the first million-selling album this year. Just last week, the pop star sold 1.287 million copies of 1989, making it the first album released this year to pass the million sales mark, and the year's second-highest seller overall, just underneath the Frozen soundtrack, which was released in 2013.

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 10, 2014

According To A Study, The World’s Catchiest Song Ever Is…

In a finding that's sure to ignite debates among music lovers around the world, researchers say they've identified the catchiest song of all time. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News...

By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 7, 2014

I Am So Obsessed With This Aerobics Video Set To “Shake It Off”

A brilliant soul named Thomas Jung synced up this aerobics video from 1989 with Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" and the results are perfect. It's like they were made for each other! If I could choose a physical manifestation of what I wish the inside of my brain looked like, it would be this video. Whe…

By: Claire Hannum / November 7, 2014

Carrie Underwood Releases “Something In The Water” Music Video, Takes Me To Church

I'm not a religious person, but if there's anyone in this world who can convert me, it's my fantasy girlfriend Carrie Underwood. Last night, my ultimate girl crush hosted the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley (and totally killed it, unlike last year, which was rough) before releasing the new music video for her controversial song…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 6, 2014

This Homeless Man’s Beautiful Piano Skills Made Him A Star

Ryan Arcand has been homeless for 30 years. When Roslyn Polard of Edmonton, Canada came upon him playing an outdoor piano in town, she knew she was witnessing something special and pulled out her phone to record the moment. Polard told her that he'd written the piece and that nobody taught him to play music. I…

By: Claire Hannum / November 4, 2014

This Beyonce/Taylor Swift Mashup Is Pretty Great

Good morning! Hope your day is going great, and if it's not, here's a totally awesome mashup of Beyonce's "XO" and Taylor Swift's "Out of the Woods." Diva doubledown! [via Jezebel]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 29, 2014

Taylor Swift Will Sell 1 Million Records This Week

Taylor Swift is currently on track to sell 1 million copies of her new album 1989 by the end of the week. [NYMag.com] Amanda Bynes' involuntary psychiatric hold has been extended for another 30 days by a judge. Good to know her health is being prioritized by those around her. [People] Sean Hayes is engaged…

By: Claire Hannum / October 28, 2014

Oh, Thank God, There’s A New OK Go Music Video

Crappy things that have happened today: The water main by my apartment was being worked on with no notice, so I had to book it to a café to work so that I could pee during my work day The café totally forgot that I paid for food and a drink A post got messed…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

Taylor Swift’s Dad Photobombs Her Album Release

You know that moment when your parents contribute lovingly goofy photobombs to your social media stream, forever diminishing any attempt at putting out some aloof "cool factor"? The same thing happened to Taylor Swift today when her dad peeked into her Instagram frame as she celebrated the release of her new album, further cementing her statu…

By: Claire Hannum / October 27, 2014

Kelly Clarkson’s Gospel Cover Of “Shake It Off” Will Make You Swoon

Kelly Clarkson bestowed upon us humble plebs the most glorious and stirring "Shake It Off" cover to ever make its way through our speakers (not that I know of all too many "Shake It Off" covers to begin with, but you get my drift.) As Kelly's embarrassingly obsessive #1 superfan from roughly years 2002 -…

By: Claire Hannum / October 27, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See “This Is Where I Leave You,” Rock Out To Foxygen & Make Some Hybrid Desserts

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2014
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