Posts tagged "music"

Girl Crush Goes A Little Limp: Agyness Deyn

I’ve had a thing for the model Agyness Deyn for a while now, ever since she got that haircut, started wearing a hat like Andie in Pretty In Pink, and went out on the town in this party dress. But I was worried when I read she would be recording a song with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2008

Add Them To Your Playlist: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

One of our favorite groups right now is Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, who played backup on Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black — but regardless of their association with the troubled neo-soul singer, The Dap Kings are incredible in their own right. Check out the video for their new single “Tell Me”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2008

Let’s Make A Muxtape, Shall We?

Muxtape is this new social networking site where you create a profile and can upload 12 songs like a mixtape. You can then add people to your list of favorites and listen to their playlists and they can listen to yours. We started a Frisky Muxtape page and have uploaded 12 songs with “love” i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2008

He Says/She Says: Santogold’s “L.E.S. Artistes”

This week, Jon and I wanted to listen to Scarlett Johansson’s cover of Tom Waits’ “Falling Down.” He would make comments about ScarJo’s hotness. I would make comments about how she sounds like a man. It was going to be great. But Jon must download a lot of porn on his computer or…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 30, 2008

Scarlett Johansson Churns Out Her First Single

Catherine and I disagree on very few things — the musical talent of The Counting Crows, meat, this song, and perhaps the notion of Scarlett Johansson fancying herself a popstar all together. This is the video for the first single off Scarlett’s upcoming album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, in which most of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2008

Get Your Rocks Off: The Heavy’s Playlist Of Songs For The Pissed And Broken-Hearted

This British soul band has been described as sounding “like Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Pusherman’ resurrecting Led Zeppelin and the exiled spirit of Cassius Clay” making it hard “not to fantasize about Pam Grier fighting off her pimp with a broken bottle.” Heavy, indeed. Their debut record, Great Vengeance & Furious Fire came out in the U.S.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2008

Sex And The City And Fergie, A Good Combination?

A lot has changed since Sex and the City went off the air four years ago, including the show’s opening music. Written for the movie, “Labels & Love” is inspired by the original, lyric-less ditty and sung by Fergie. “It’s an entirely new song with lyrics, but it has the Sex and the City theme…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 24, 2008

Madonna’s Hard Candy Gets Leaked

A bunch of tracks from Madonna’s not-yet-released new album, Hard Candy, were leaked this weekend. What do you think of her latest effort? We think a lot of the tracks seem to be more of a Justin Timberlake/Timbaland show than a Madge-spectacular, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. [Oh No They Didn’t]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2008

Slideshow: Dynamic Music Duos

Amelia and I have been listening to She & Him non-stop in the Frisky office, and we realized that a lot of great music is the product of girl-guy duos. These are some of our favorites.

By: Catherine Strawn / April 17, 2008

He Says/She Says: Usher’s “Love In This Club”

Usher is a five-time Grammy-winner, a partial owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a master of catchy songs and slick — maybe too slick — dance moves. My friend Geoff and I watch the video for his new song “Love In This Club” and try to figure out what’s going on. Videos ca…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2008

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of April 15th 2008

Gnarls Barkley are The Odd Couple, also the name of their great second album, out today. You can always count on the dynamic duo of Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse for soulful dance party starters like their new single Run and silly couples costumes like Wayne and Garth. Just like track three, Going On,

By: Simcha / April 15, 2008

Get Your Rocks Off: Nina Persson’s Heartbreak Hymns Playlist

Chances are, you probably remember Nina Persson as the angelic front woman for the band The Cardigans — remember their hit “Lovefool”? That was some goodness. Nowadays, Nina is still a member of The Cardigans (who released Super Extra Gravity last year), but she’s also got an amazing side project called A Camp, described a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2008

Dealbreaker: Bad Music Taste

There are so many things involved in attraction. From clothing to chemistry, a never-ending list of items can be turn-offs. But sometimes differences are a turn-on, from magnets to men, you know what they say: opposites attract. Still, some things are so repellent, they’re dealbreakers.

When my friend introduced me to a man who…

By: Jacqueline Frankel / April 14, 2008

Yes, You Can!

Movies about real people are inspiring, but screenwriters and actors dilute their stories a bit by making them “Hollywood,” in my opinion. That’s why Young @ Heart is going to be amazing. It’s a documentary showing a real group of senior citizens who sing cool songs from Coldplay, The Clash, James Brown, and…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 8, 2008

Slideshow: Musical Ladies

We’re all about female musicians. These are some of our favorites, who are just on the verge.

By: Catherine Strawn / April 4, 2008

Madonna Featuring Justin Timberlake: “Four Minutes”

Because who doesn’t love a lil’ Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Timbaland three-way to close their Thursday?

{UPDATE: Apparently, Warner Bros. disagrees. The video is available exclusively through iTunes, so all of the clips on YouTube, etc. have been taken down. Boo hoo!]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 3, 2008

Girl Crush Alert! Vanessa Paradis

At one point we knocked Vanessa Paradis for a terrible performance she gave at a European Awards Show. But only because we knew she could do so much better! Johnny Depp is rumored to have directed Vanessa’s new video for her song “L’Incendie” — longtime fans of her music, we’re psyched by the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2008

He Says/She Says: Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love”

Today, my friend Jon and I got a little girly and watched/listened to Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love.” A little-known fact about “Bleeding Love” is that it was written by Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Jesse McCarthney of BOP magazine. The song is currently the number one song at the iTunes Store, and it…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 26, 2008

“Thanks For Stickin’ It In Me” Is An Insta-Classic

Remember Shayna Ferm & The Upper Deckers, that awesome band whose “Walk Of Shame” video we posted a few weeks ago? Well it seems that we’ve been completely ignorant to the prolific talents of Miss Shayna and her hilarious vocal stylings. Check out this video of her performing another one of her songs,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2008

Duffy’s Begging For Mercy

Duffy, the 23-year-old Welsh singer-songwriter who has the number one album and song in the U.K., sounds like a combination between Dusty Springfield and Amy Winehouse. Thankfully, she looks more like Dusty than Amy. Even though her album, Rockferry doesn’t come out in the states until May, her first single, “Mercy,” is currently…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 17, 2008
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