BY Erin Wengrovius
on Jul 27, 2010
Poor MIA, everyone on the interwebs seems to be bashing her performance last Saturday during the Hard NYC Fest on Governors Island. Read here and here. What went wrong? I’ll tell you what went wrong…two words: Heat Exhaustion. I was one of the thousands that day who left before she sang her second song… but I didn’t think she was all that bad. Read More
BY Kelly McClure
on Jul 26, 2010
When I heard that Bangs and The Need (two well-loved punk bands from the Olympia, Washington area) were reuniting to play a few shows as a benefit for a friend who had fallen ill, I bought my ticket right away. Too bad I live in New York and while a $15 concert ticket was no problem, the $400 plane ticket to Portland was a little harder to swing. Luckily our writer Elisabeth Wilson lives there and was able to go on our behalf. Here's what she had to say about her experience at the last night of the bands' three show nova.
Things got pretty exciting here in Portland last Friday night. Read More
on Jul 23, 2010
I saw these guys play last night at Mercury Lounge and they were so awesome! Londons own Jim Jones Revue are the real deal, down and dirty Rock-n- Roll, all sweat and swagger. They are playing a handful of shows, if they come to your town, grab your wig and go see them!
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BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jul 22, 2010
I admit to stealing this idea (thank you, Eric), but it's so dead on I had to post. Janelle Monae's "Tightrope" may have gotten 23 million fewer hits on YouTube than Katy Perry's "California Girls," but no CGI gummy bears were injured in the making of this video. I think it makes a way better Song of the Summer. Read More
BY Intern Brittany J.
on Jul 21, 2010
I tend to hate the idea of one woman giving an interview where she winds up speaking on account of “all women.” We are all very different and of course can only speak from our own individual points of view.That being said, NPR is my hero. The good people over there have officially launched their new series “Hey Ladies,” which is based in this crazy new-fangled idea of working woman musicians. In March, they sent out a pretty decent list of 18 questions, the wonderful type that look simple but elicit story after story. Or, in some cases, no stories at all. Read More