New La Roux!

BY Helen in Music

The brand new video for andro-synth-pop La Roux’s second hit single “In for the Kill” premiered today on MySpace and it is good as gold. The video was directed by LEGS, who’s work you may have seen in the Hindu-Pagan ‘60s girl group gospel drum circle party video for “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machines. It was filmed in the historic Hotel Chelsea, crash pad for numerous musicians, artists, poets and writers of ... Read More
We’re super stoked to premiere Thunderball’s 2nd single off their upcoming release “12 Mile High” (out on ESL November 9th) on our brand spankin’ new Radio Player (look to your right, yes there it is!). ESL, the label that brought you Thievery Corporation, will release another groove filled album from the DC based trio and “Ambassadors of Style” next month, and this song is my favorite of the disc. Filled with hypnotic ... Read More

Facebook's Face-Lift

BY Katie Zanin in General

Apparently Facebook users are just now deciding that they don’t want the whole world to know what they’re doing at all times. I was under the impression that it wasn’t THAT difficult to restrict users from seeing certain areas of your page but hey, leave it to Facebook to make a big deal about every new feature it blesses us with.   The Internet gods are claiming this new feature could completely revolutionize the way social networking ... Read More
Every rap song needs to feature Nicki Minaj. I don’t know if that’s my opinion or the thought seriously on every music executive’s mind the past few months.   Willow Smith’s debut single, “Whip My Hair” is no exception to the Rule of Nicki. It’s hard to resist the catchy (however repetitive) song by Will Smith’s 9-year-old daughter, Willow. Nicki is only icing on the cupcake.  Check it out here. No ... Read More
The formulas for success in the Land of Show Business are quite clear. Playing a politician or mentally challenged character will get most men an oscar, making a movie about war or funny-looking people in lands unknown will get most directors 9 oscars, and wrinkles on a woman can cost her a career.  This creation was posted on Dangerous Minds and sent to us,  we want to know what you think of it.    PHOTO COURTESY ... Read More
Brooklyn Bowl, the huge bowling alley/concert space/restaurant/bar in Williamsburg, is giving us a treat tonight, with a FREE M.I.A. concert! Doors open at 9:30pm and lines start at 7pm.  M.I.A. features the eclectic talents of British singer/songwriter Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, Academy Award nominee and two-time Grammy Award nominee. Influenced greatly by her early life, which involved being displaced due to the Civil War in Sri Lanka, her debut album's ... Read More
Illustrator and cartoonist Vanessa Davis brings us another collection of her autobiographical comic strips in her new book, "Make me a Woman". Her reflective style is enhanced by her witty humor in this fun and intimate new book, which she will talk about tomorrow night, October 6th, at The Strand in New York City. The event starts at 7:00pm and will include a slide show, signing, and a conversation between Davis and Marjorie Ingall, co-author of "Hungry" and ... Read More
In recent headlines the news has been swarming with information regarding the deaths of the five teenage boys that were bullied to the point of suicide. Bust cover alumni Sarah Silverman loses her funny bone when addressing the gay youth of America in a video message posted on Perez Hilton's Youtube account.   The quirky potty mouthed comedian points fingers towards the social policies constructed by the United States government stating that when the gay ... Read More
 As soon as she stepped on the stage of Joe's Pub last night, Meow Meow had the audience roaring in applause, showering her with flowers and cheers. With her single red glove, sequin dress, and lengthy lashes, she transported her audience to 1940's Germany or turn-of-the-century France within instants. Described as an act of "kamikaze cabaret and performance art exotica", she certainly brought us an unforgettable evening of old-fashioned entertainment with a ... Read More
Halloween is 26 days away (yes we’re counting) and if you’re looking for some tricky little treats to tide you over until the annual night of mischief, we’ve found the craft book for you! Compiled by Margaret McGuire and Alicia Kachmar, Witch Craft contains, as it’s cover proclaims, “Wicked Accessories, Creepy-Cute Toys, Magical Treats, and More!” This wickedly cute book may only have about 30 different crafts but each one is ... Read More
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