Posts tagged "music"

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

A Paul Simon Song For Every Moment In Your Life

It’s been an emotional week. When, on Monday night, I heard that Robin Williams was dead, I surprised myself by feeling real sadness for this guy I hadn’t known. Because, of course, it felt like I had known him, and many of us felt that way; as I watched responses pour in on Twitter and across the…

By: Jana Pollack / August 13, 2014

Baby Stops Crying When She Can Dance To 2 Chainz

This little girl already has a pretty definitive taste in hip-hop. As soon as 2 Chainz’s “I’m Different” starts to play, she stops crying and dances along. She’s got some pretty sweet moves! [Tastefully Offensive]

By: Claire Hannum / August 12, 2014

Watch The Broadway Cast Of “The Lion King” Sing On The NYC Subway

On June 28th, NYC subway riders received a spontaneous performance from the Broadway cast of “The Lion King,” who serenaded them with a beautiful rendition of “The Circle Of Life.” The show became New York’s first $1 billion Broadway production last year, and the NYC subway served over one billion riders last year, so thi…

By: Claire Hannum / August 11, 2014

Okay, I’ll Just Say It: Some Curvy Women Do Want Their Attractiveness Validated By Men

We all know pop culture doesn’t always depict average people’s lives or inner thoughts realistically. Unless Pink or Alanis Morrisette have new music out, mainstream pop music doesn’t much reflect the realities of my life.  No matter how catchy a song like “Problem” or “Fancy” might be, they are pure sonic sugar. So, when I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2014

“Fancy” Gets The Presidential Lip Dub Treatment

Presidential lip dubs: they just never get old. Here’s President Obama dubbing one of the songs of summer — “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea. But wait: does this mean the president actually said “bitch” in a speech? [Flavorwire]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014

Rapper/Model Yes Liv Can Releases Song About Not Hooking Up With Jay Z

Where to start with this one? Remember about a year ago, there were rumors that Jay Z had been flirting with a rapper/model who calls herself LIV (she also goes by Yes Liv Can)? Well, yesterday, Yes Liv Can released a low budget, hella cheesy music video called “Sorry Mrs. Carter.” The song i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2014

No, But Seriously, Kathleen Hanna Is Just What Miley Cyrus Needs

I’m a fan of Miley Cyrus’ most recent hip-hop influenced album. I think it’s fun and silly and clever and while Miley’s attempts at rapping are fairly laughable, her singing voice is still on point. Besides, I admire the don’t give a fuck boldness of chucking your entire brand in the trash and trying something…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 5, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Tori Amos Duets On “Promise” With Her Daughter Natashya

Who is ready to cry (and also FEEL OLD)? Here is the video for the song “Promise” off Tori Amos’ new album, Unrepentant Geraldines. This song is extra-beautiful because she duets with her 13-year-old daughter Natashya Lorien, who has a stunningly gorgeous voice of her own. Mother and daughter sing about promising to always being…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Edan Lepucki’s California, Go On A Voyage With Jenny Lewis & Make Parmesan Lemon Zucchini

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 2, 2014

Watch The First Episode Of Comedy Duo Garfunkel And Oates’ New Series Online Now!

Set your Tivos: “Garfunkel and Oates,” the new IFC show named after Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci’s musical comedy duo, is premiering August 7th. To get yourself psyched up, the show’s entire first episode is available for a sneak peek on YouTube. Score! The first season will feature guest stars like Ben Kingsley, Tig…

By: Claire Hannum / July 31, 2014

Watch This A Cappella Medley Of Shakira Songs By Oxford Students

Out Of The Blue, an insanely talented student a cappella group from Oxford University, busted out a medley of Shakira tunes in a charity performance. Each download of the song raises money for Helen and Douglas House, an Oxford children’s hospice. These choir boys are cute enough as is, but when they break out their…

By: Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014

Pharrell Loves Women Before Anyone Else In “Come Get It Bae” Video

Add Pharrell to the list of famous singing men who want to assure women of all colors, shapes, sizes and ages that NOT TO WORRY, we are beautiful, HE PROMISES. His new video for “Come Get It Bae” kicks off with an all caps message: “BEAUTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE.” Thanks, Pharrell! I was worried.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 24, 2014

I’m Super Excited For Hilary Duff To Have A Comeback

Maybe I should be more embarrassed that I’m so excited about this, but for the first time in seven years, Hilary Duff is releasing a new album! Her new single, “Chasing The Sun,” will be released on July 29 along with its music video, and is already available for pre-order. Duff is still at work o…

By: Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

Lana Del Rey Did Not Sleep Her Way To Fame

“It’s commentary, like, ‘I know what you think of me,’ and I’m alluding to that. You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.”
Lana Del Rey told Complex magazine that her song “Fucked My Way Up to the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014
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