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What better way to give a celebratory memorial to Ari Up than a PUNKY REGGAE BIRTHDAY PARTY? This Sunday, January 16th, Dunia Best and Aram Sinnreich (Brave New Girl, Agent 99), the Punk Professor Vivien Goldman, Joly McFie of and friends are honoring the pioneering lead singer of bands True Warriors, the Slits, and New Age Steps. Honoring Ari Up is an incredible assortment of talent. Led by Musical Director Ira Heaps, the original and current members of the Slits, including Tessa Pollitt, Hollie Cook, Neneh Cherry and AnnA Ozawa are set to perform. Read More
Fool’s Gold presents a new mix tape from rap artist KID SISTER, mixed by none other than Nick Catchdubs!  The track list:   01. Kissin-tro 02. Kiss Kiss Kiss 03. Work Them 04. Green Velvet - Everybody Wants 05. Carte Blanche - Do! Do! Do! (Original / Laidback Luke Remix) 06. Daydreaming (Douster Remix) 07. Lookout Weekend f. Nina Sky 08. Gucci Rag Top f. Gucci Mane 09. Click Clack (Show It Off) 10. Don't Stop Movin 11. Right Hand Hi (Caspa Remix) 12. Paul Wall - Imma Get It 13. Jo-DE-Ci f. Read More
This past December, I saw Prince for the first time at Madison Square Garden. For those of us used to seeing indie rock shows in a half-filled dive bar, there is certainly something eerily futuristic/Matrix-y about a concert in a vast, jam-packed arena complete with video screens, nausea-inducing bleachers, 20,000 seats, and nine dollar domestic beers. A smallish sized city of people had assembled and paid at least ninety dollars to see the man- just one of many sold-out shows- which must be some kind of ego trip. Read More
Grammy Award Winning and legendary hip-hop icons Salt-N-Pepa are kicking off a 20-city Legends of Hip-Hop Tour! As the first ever female rap crew, Salt-N-Pepa, broke barriers and opened doors wide open that were once closed to women in hip-hop. They gave women a voice in a male dominated industry and transformed the way the music world saw women forever. With the hit songs "Push It," "Shoop", and "Whatta Man," Salt-N-Pepa would defy everyone's expectations and catapult hip-hop to new levels. Read More
  As Nicki Minaj takes over Hip-Hop, her predecessor Lil’ Kim has been none too thrilled with the news. For the past few years the two rap divas have been trading words in music and the media. However, recently, the war reached its tipping point. The controversy between the two originated as early as 2007-2008, when Nicki’s debut mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007) and Sucka Free (2008) had promo pics attached of a squatting Nicki in a pose resembling Lil’ Kim’s album art from her debut, ‘96’s Hard Core. Read More
Just when you thought hipsters could not live any more "alternative," they went and decided to have their own cruise. Read More
Between covering Cee Lo Green on Glee in November and starring as a fallen country music star in the much-anticipated Country Strong, Gwyneth Paltrow has certainly been showcasing her musical ability as of late.   It is especially delightful to watch the refined actress in one of her more humorous musical explots…in teaming up with Jimmy Fallon to bring us Shazzazz, a fictional R&B duo. The pair first unveiled their efforts on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last Spring, and had a triumphant return just last night. Read More

RIP Magnolia Shorty

BY Molly Labell in Music

Sad news for music fans: the body of lady MC Magnolia Shorty was discovered in a car outside the entrance of a New Orleans apartment complex on Monday. She and the car's other passenger, Jerome Hampton, were shot to death. Magnolia Shorty, born Renetta Lowe, was 28. She has collaborated with singer Kourtney Heart and was part of the Cash Money crew. Hear her with Juvenile on the track "3rd Ward Soulja" below! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video photo courtesy of dailypostal. Read More
Guess what I've been listening to non-stop for the past 24 hours? Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and Julie Ruin. Guess why? Because I was one of the lucky few to score entry into the Kathleen Hanna tribute show and documentary taping that took place at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn the other night. The in-progress documentary is called  The Kathleen Hanna Project a.k. Read More
This week a 30 second sneak preview of Kanye's new video was leaked. "Monster" is an epic track featuring some of the most powerful artists in hip-hop. So what, you ask, could ruin the song? How about an accompanying video filled with dead girls. Being kissed by Kanye, hanging from Rick Ross' ceiling, lying on Jay-Z's couch - and I can't even imagine what Nicki will being doing with her allotted group of dead girls. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Stay tuned for the full length sure-to-be-highly-disturbing music video coming soon. Read More