Posts tagged "music"

NFL Wives Were Pressured To Stay Silent About Domestic Abuse

Ex-wives of NFL players  talked to the Washington Post about the pressure they faced to stay silent about domestic abuse. [Deadspin]
Female genital mutilation in the west is more common than you would ever imagine. [Daily Beast]
Scratch had a roundtable on the problems faced by black authors in publishing. [Scratch]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 20, 2014

“Health Goth” Is A Thing; I Have Ideas For Other Subculture-Related Fitness Trends

Apparently “Health Goth” is something that I’ve kind of been doing without realizing it, because it basically consists of having a background in musical subcultures and wearing head-to-toe black when you work out. Cool beans! I hope I get a pass for the color of my shoes, though; I just wear whatever isn’t going to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 18, 2014

Taylor Swift Covered Indie Hit “Riptide” And It’s Perfect

When it comes to Taylor, you either love or hate her. It’s easy to hate her– she reminds you how awful it felt when your not-boyfriend broke up with you, and you listened to Red on repeat for days at a time, while lying on your bedroom floor. It was a low point, and Taylor is an incessant…

College Candy / October 17, 2014

Taylor Swift’s New Single Laments Unstable Relationships (And Harry Styles)

Taylor Swift’s new single “Out Of The Woods” is reportedly about her relationship with Harry Styles, but it’s also about every other wishy-washy guy we’ve ever dated. She told “Good Morning America” that the relationship in this song “was a relationship where I was kind of living day to day, wondering where it wa…

Claire Hannum / October 14, 2014

Not Surprising: Tim McGraw And Faith Hill’s 12-Year-Old Can Sing, Y’All

No disrespect to my own parents or anything, but I’m still having trouble coping with the fact that I was not created by country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. There are, however, three girls who were, and now I have one more reason to be jealous of them. The pair’s youngest daughter,…

Katie Oldenburg / October 10, 2014

Here’s A Motown Cover Of “Shake It Off”

The trusty talents in Postmodern Jukebox have just released their latest cover — a Motown rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Somehow, they managed to make the most energetic song in the world sound even happier (especially at the 3:10 mark)! I dig it. [Tastefully Offensive]…

Claire Hannum / October 7, 2014

Carrie Underwood Addresses Her Atheist Haters: “If You Don’t Like It, Change The Channel”

Just last week, Carrie Underwood released her new single “Something In The Water,” but unlike most of her newly-released tunes, it wasn’t exactly met with open arms. Carrie’s song, which affirms her belief in God, conversion and baptism, focuses on the strength she found from Christianity, which has left some of her atheist fans le…

Katie Oldenburg / October 6, 2014

Lea Salonga, Jasmine’s Singing Voice From “Aladdin,” Slays “A Whole New World” 22 Years Later

If you’re like me, still singing “A Whole New World” into your hairbrush while you twirl around your room like a seven-year-old, hold on to your magic carpets, because this is freakin’ amazing.
Lea Salonga, the Broadway legend who was Princess Jasmine’s singing voice in the Disney classic “Aladdin” 22 years ago, teamed up with…

Katie Oldenburg / October 6, 2014

Watch This Awesomely Talented Leukemia Patient Perform A Duet With Taylor Swift

When 20-year-old leukemia patient Ben received a surprise visit from Taylor Swift at Boston Children’s hospital last month, he’d been in the process of learning to play Adele’s “Someone Like You” on the piano. A nurse had brought a keyboard to the hospital to help him pass some time while recovering from a bone marrow…

Claire Hannum / October 1, 2014

Beyonce Crashed The Global Citizen Festival And It Was Perfection

Beyonce made a surprise appearance during Jay Z’s set at the Global Citizen Festival in NYC this weekend, and it was glorious. She joined him to sing Justin Timberlake’s vocals in “Holy Grail,” and then added her voice to “Young Forever” (in a totally on-point outfit, I might add). You’d think that being fresh off the…

Claire Hannum / September 29, 2014

Watch 10 Killer Performances From “Nashville” That Have Us Pumped For Season 3

Last night was the Season 3 premiere of “Nashville,” and, as usual, it had me at the edge of my bed, wine in hand and slack-jawed. The story lines just keep getting better and better, and, if possible, the stars’ musical performances are doing the same. From Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton to Lennon and…

Katie Oldenburg / September 25, 2014

Gwen Stefani Sings “Hella Good” On “The Voice” With Awkward Backup From The Other Judges

Gwen Stefani sang “Hella Good” on “The Voice” last night, and while it definitely wasn’t a full-on No Doubt reunion, Gwen totally rocked it. Instead of the rest of the band, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton awkwardly stagebombed the whole thing. They don’t exactly give off the right level of badassery to match…

Claire Hannum / September 23, 2014

This Man’s Cover Of “Say Something” Is More Touching Than The Original

Artist Katriona Dean designed and painted a piano, which she calls Foxgang Amadeus, for a Cobourg, Ontario art initiative called the “Keys To Our Town.” The goal of the piano was to inspire citizens and encourage them to make music whenever their hearts desired, and that seems to be the exact effect it had on Michael Anthony

Claire Hannum / September 22, 2014

Win This! A-Audio Luxury HD Over-Ear Headphones In Phantom Black (A $299 Value!)

The ladies of The Frisky have just upped their street cred in a big way, thanks to some kickass new headphones that have made us the envy of our officemates. And now we’re giving you a chance to join the Cool Kids Club and win a pair of A-Audio Luxury HD Over-Ear Headphones for yourself!

Katie Oldenburg / September 19, 2014

This Marching Band Playing Rage Against The Machine Is Giving Me Life

Oh my god. This video. Is. Life.
So, apparently the George Mason Green Machine is the coolest marching (“moshing” LOLOL) band of all time? They not only do a boss rendition of Rage Against the Machine’s “Bulls On Parade,” they’ve got “Beat It,” “Party Rock Anthem,” and “Pump It” in their repertoire as well. But…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 18, 2014

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 will…

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.

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…

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 cover…

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]…

Claire Hannum / September 12, 2014
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