Posts tagged "music"

Meet Vulvatron, GWAR’s New Frontwoman

Metal isn’t always the friendliest place for female musicians, but damn if GWAR isn’t switching things up in a serious way. The band was fronted by Dave Brockie for almost 30 years, until his death in March this year. They debuted their new female singer, Vulvatron, at Riot Fest in Chicago this weekend.
Vulvatron

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 18, 2014

Jay Z And Beyoncé Are Collaborating On A New Album, And Now My Heart Is Full

Divorce? C’MAN. We don’t believe you, you need more people!
Everyone was making out like Bey-Z was getting divorced once the On the Run Tour was over, and instead they’re like, “PSYCH! We’re making an album together.” It’ll be released late this year or early next year.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 18, 2014

Watch Kristen Wiig & Ellen Bring You The One And Only “Frozen” Cover Worth Seeing

“Frozen” overload seems to have peaked sometime over the summer, and by now about a thousand mediocre covers of “Let It Go” have shoved their way into our lives, but this one is too awesome to ignore. Both Kristen Wiig and Ellen claim not to know the words to the song, but that doesn’t sto…

By: Claire Hannum / September 16, 2014

Miley Cyrus Slays Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You”

There’s plenty of shade to cast at Miley Cyrus — her recent attempt at defining herself as a candy raver vibrator artist is next level awful, for example — but when the girl actually sticks to what she’s good at and sings, I cannot help but love her. This weekend, Miley dropped a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2014

Nicki Minaj Joined Beyonce Onstage At Her Paris Concert

Nicki Minaj made a surprise appearance at Beyonce’s “On The Run” tour today, and joined Bey onstage to sing her “Flawless” remix. The concert is being taped for an HBO special that will air September 20, which means we’ll get to see the pro footage of the two performing together in a few weeks! [BuzzFeed]…

By: Claire Hannum / September 12, 2014

Here’s Leighton Meester’s New Single

Leighton Meester (or as she’s forever known in my TV-loving heart, Blair Waldorf) is set to release a nine-track album on October 28. She debuted her new song “Heartstrings” yesterday and I’m totally intrigued. Instead of the bubbly, formulaic ditties that lots of actresses-turned-singers fall victim to, Meester’s song has a thoughtful, melancholy vibe…

By: Claire Hannum / September 10, 2014

This Haunting Film Of A Burning Piano Mourns Simpler Times

“Deconstructed Piano,” an eery film by Austrian filmmaker Laurin Dopfner, is meant to represent “the gradual destruction of instrumental music through digital sound generators.” A piano is burned to the ground as its music is disrupted by two heat guns, or as Dopfner fittingly explains it, “an assault by two robots.” The Moonlight Sonata play…

By: Claire Hannum / September 8, 2014

Here’s Anna Kendrick Singing To Jeremy Jordan In “The Last Five Years”

EW.com released a clip of the upcoming film version of the off-Broadway musical “The Last 5 Years,” starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan [Alas, not this Jeremy Jordan, I was sad to discover. — Amelia], and I’m kind of melting over it. The musical follows the five-year relationship of young NYC couple Jamie and Cathy…

By: Claire Hannum / September 8, 2014

Betty Who’s Video For “Somebody Loves You” Is The Happiest Thing You’ll Watch Today

It’s impossible not to be happy while listening to “Somebody Loves You,” the perfect pop song by Australian singer Betty Who. I first became aware of the song when I saw this video of a guy who proposed to his boyfriend in a choreographed public marriage proposal set to the song (in the lumber aisle of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2014

Watch This Artist Sing Michael Jackson With A Loop Machine

Artist Kawehi used a loop machine to sing Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” with her own voice serving as background vocals, and my mind is blown. Michael Jackson is the kind of dude that’s covered so often that you have to be pretty damn special to stand out singing his work, but…

By: Claire Hannum / September 4, 2014

Postmodern Jukebox Breaks Out A Waltz Version Of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”

Postmodern Jukebox is back with another beautiful cover, and this time they’re jamming out to a 1912 waltz version of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” With a new stylistic twist and vocals by Robyn Adele Anderson, the song takes on a whole new mood. This band never ceases to amaze.

By: Claire Hannum / August 29, 2014

The Top 7 Hair Metal Videos In Which The Music Is So Powerful It Defies the Laws of Physics

I don’t know you, but I’ve spent an awful lot of my life wishing that I’d been a teenager around the time that I was born. Bon Jovi was touring for Slippery When Wet in 1987! “Here I Go Again” was topping the charts! “Talk Dirty to Me” was one of the most popular video…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 27, 2014

The Most Memorable Moments From The 2014 MTV VMAs

Hey! So you probably noticed The Frisky was down all day. We seem to be up and running — FOR NOW!!!! — so I can finally bring you this hilariously late recap of last night’s MTV VMAs. I know, you forgot it happened already.

Without the promise of Miley Cyrus’s flapjacks twerking against…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2014

The Christian Country Song “God Made Girls” By RaeLynn Is A Hot Feminist Mess

Hoo boy. Have you heard that song “God Made Girls” by the country singer RaeLynn? She appeared as Racheal Lynn Woodward on season two of “The Voice” on Blake Shelton’s team. It’s a cheesy feel-good song like “Butterfly Kisses” for the millennial generation with just a pinch of Taylor Swift.

To be completely…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

All-Lady Beatbox Group Covers Rudimental’s “Waiting All Night”

The Boxettes, a kickass a cappella group from the UK, splendidly covers the dance hit “Waiting All Night” by Rudimental (with a little bit of Destiny’s Child’s “Jumpin, Jumpin” mixed in for good measure). The girls keep the beat amazingly and bring a whole new energy to the song that never existed before. Their rhythm…

By: Claire Hannum / August 19, 2014

Girl Talk: On Being The Black Girl At Rockabilly Events

As sometimes happens, I came to it — rockabilly — for the clothes. I started collecting vintage clothes from the 1940s through the early ’60s when I graduated from college and was entering the working world, because I wanted more than black pants and a sweater for business casual. I clicked away hours on my…

By: Desiree Browne / August 19, 2014

Beyonce & Jay Z Release A Sexy Teaser For Their “On The Run Tour” HBO Series (Plus, Taylor Swift Announces New Album!)

Beyonce and Jay Z released a teaser for their “On The Run Tour” HBO series, and it features Bey singing “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” to Jay. Naturally, since nobody can mention the pair these days without addressing divorce rumors, fans have speculated whether that song choice has something to do with…

By: Claire Hannum / August 18, 2014

Tori Amos’ Cover Of “Creep” Is Pretty Much Amazing

Tori Amos covered Radiohead’s “Creep” at a concert in New York City last week, and it was totally kickass. Who knew a ’90s hit could have such staying power? The song is 22 years old now, and Radiohead rarely performs it anymore. Luckily for us, plenty of awesome artists have shared their own moving interpretations,…

By: Claire Hannum / August 18, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read My Drunk Kitchen, Have A Robin Williams Marathon & Listen To Mikky Ekko

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 / August 16, 2014

In Case You Were Wondering, This Is What A Bluegrass Cover Of Iggy Azalea Sounds Like

I never thought I’d hear a bluegrass rendition of any Iggy Azalea song, let alone “Black Widow,” which is the total opposite of what I picture when I think of the genre. That said, I’m kind of loving this. [Tastefully Offensive]…

By: Claire Hannum / August 15, 2014
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