BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Apr 08, 2015
BY: Lisa Hix (Collectors Weekly)
We got cable TV in 1983, the same year I discovered what I called “rock” music, thanks to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” Since the “Thriller” video gave me nightmares, I wasn’t supposed to watch MTV, the all music-video channel that launched in 1981, but I did. Pretty much every kid I knew had it on in the background all the time. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Aug 05, 2014
What do you think a mix of a classically trained ex-opera singer, politically charged lyrics and dark rock sounds like? Probably not Emily Danger, but I can assure you, all of the ingredients are there and then some. This incredible Brooklyn-based band takes “dark cabaret rock” – a genre that you will want to spread like wildfire – to lengths you didn’t think were possible.
I chatted with the amazing Emily Danger herself, and I sat in awe as I unraveled more and more about the awesome feminist musician. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on May 08, 2013
Wowza, David Bowie. You done it again.
“The Next Day” is the third video from his new album of the same name. It was written and conceived by Bowie, and he also stars in the vid. As usual our man’s in good company; this time he acts alongside A-listers Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, with direction by Floria Sigismondi.
The video plays out as follows: while Bowie croons about death and pain in a dingy church brothel, Oldman courts Cotillard in slo-mo on the dance floor - until the whole thing escalates to full on stigmata and Christ references. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on May 01, 2013
Sinead O’Connor’s still got it. Her latest album How About I Be Me (And You Be You) sees our girl treading those familiar murky waters of loss and loneliness like only she can. Her new single's called "Old Lady," and there’s no denying Sinead’s been around the block a few times - it's been almost 25 years since she dropped her iconic "Nothing Compares 2 U" cover. "Old Lady" has those dreamy tones and raw lyrics that remind us why we loved Sinead in the first place.
"Old Lady" will be released on May 27 through One Little Indian Records. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Jan 23, 2013
The other weekend, I found myself on the Lower East Side of NYC to see a promising line-up of indie bands. After paying way too much for a beer, I sat against the wall examining the optimistic sea of plaid-clad 20-somethings. I wasn’t sure what to expect of the show, but I certainly didn’t think it would be a nostalgic romp through rock and roll history. If you lost the keys to your DeLorean, but are still jonesing for some new old music, check these bands out.
The first group, Basement Batman, reminded me of high school days spent chilling in a garage, sipping on Cherry Coke. Read More
on May 21, 2011
I have not been around much lately. (Although you can read my cover story with SECRET PERSON in next month's Bust!) But I wanted to post about this show and say some things about Japanther, and women, and the music scene.
As you know, if you are in a band or go to shows, rock and roll sexism is alive and well! Brooklyn Vegan and other music sites regularly feature disparaging comments about the appearance of female musicians. Bands with women in them aren't taken seriously. Club owners and bookers assume a woman carrying an amp is someone's girlfriend. Read More