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SoKo knows what she wants, and she knows how to get it. When I visit her hotel room in Manhattan, the French singer/musician/actress sends everyone else out of the room and invites me to sit with her on the bed. “If I do this,” she says, “I want to be able to connect.” It’s this insistence on connection that’s won the 29-year-old so many diehard fans. Born Stéphanie Sokolinski in ... Read More
It seems wrong to say that any of these lady bands are out to pay tribute to anyone; they rock so hard on their own. But bands like Lez Zeppelin and Vag Halen are doing so much more than covering old faves—they’re out to take on the male dominated world of rock and roll, one metal band at a time. Lez Zeppelin  Founded in 2004 by lead guitarist Steph Paynes, Lez Zeppelin thinks of themselves as a “she-incarnation” rather than a tribute ... Read More
  Put every collaborating musician from super producer Emile Haynie’s We Fall into one room, and it would be music’s version of 2015’s “SNL 40” special. At first glance, the list of guest appearances in the Saturday Night Live special seemed ridiculous, hyperbolic. However, while there were some brief moments of brilliance, the immense pool of talent was ultimately diluted into a flavorless mess. Much like “SNL 40,” We Fall features too many ... Read More
...And just when we thought Sleater-Kinney couldn’t get any cooler (ha, we didn’t actually think that) their latest project stars Bob Burger’s character, Tina Belcher rocking out to a “live” Sleater-Kinney in her very own bedroom. To be honest, we’re jealous. This animated video is a collaboration of epic proportions. Carrie, Corin, Janet and the animators behind the TV show, Bob’s Burgers put together this video clip ... Read More
  Last night marked the first of Ms. Lauryn Hill's four (currently) scheduled New York shows of her intimate Small Axe: Acoustic Performance Series. The New Jersey native kept her fans at the sold-out show waiting well past the 8pm open doors, which audience members spent huddled in the main room of the Williamsburg record store/venue/cafe, Rough Trade. Hill didn't grace the stage until about 11:30pm. Prior to her set, Hill fans were shown a gravely serious ... Read More
  “Don’t need a Hercules, Lancelot or Bond/Don’t treat me like some dumb blonde.” Damn straight. Cute, upbeat, and right to the point with lines like “I didn’t go to school to be a victim in dress”, Rebecca Juliet’s “Damsel in Distress” may be February’s new feminist track. Full video below—it's definitely worth a watch.  So dudes, take note: Nothing is less unsexy than telling us to ... Read More
Fans of Björk know that the only thing predictable about her work is constant change. The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist’s last album, 2011’s Biophilia, was a conceptual (and somewhat bloodless) multimedia project, but Vulnicura is a deeply intimate chronicle of heartbreak. Written in real time, these nine tracks detail an excruciating break-up with her longtime partner. Although it ends on a hopeful note, Vulnicura puts the listener through the ... Read More
I never really got into the idea of Valentines Day. I'd like to like it, but I just...don't.  In fact, last night the boy and I had our annual V-Day-plans convo. To say the least, we came up empty handed. However, this morning my prayers for St.Valentine to f-off were answered. Search no more for restaurant reservations;Your plans are right here: With sponsorship from Panache, New York Night Train, and BUST (us, duh), Planned Parenthood will be ... Read More
Things have been pretty bleak around here since Flight of the Conchords went into self-imposed exile. The hilarious music duo and one-time BUST cover boys Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie walked away from their band after creating 2 seasons of the best comedy series ever to hit HBO, taking with them the hopes and sex dreams of a nation of smitten women and girls. But now comes news that these adorable kiwis will be bringing their sugarlumps to our shores ... Read More
We’re really digging the new EP from Swedish trio OLD. We don’t know too much about OLD but they are fairly NEW and the band is comprised of 3 friends, Johanna Tham, Constance Holmbäck and, Nina Sigurd who started making music in their apartment in Malmö 2 years ago, recorded one EP and recently moved to a studio to record four new fun, feminist songs. I’m a sucker for 3 part harmonies but coupled with lyrics like “hormones stole ... Read More
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