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  Last Friday marked the 15th anniversary of OutKast’s Stankonia, the album that gave us an abundance of gifts from the "fair diamond out of dusty coals" of "B.O.B." to the "YKK on yo zipper" in "So Fresh, So Clean." The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 char, and won the duo a Grammy for Best Rap Album. The most notorious song on the album is arguably the one that won OutKast a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and was their first ever song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 – "Ms. Jackson. Read More
It's been four long years, but Adele is back with her new single and music video, "Hello," from her upcoming album, 25. The long-awaited release comes just in time to get us through the dark months of rain, wind, and the holidays. Don't worry! If the "Hello" music video is any indication of what's to come, Adele will be there for us ladies with more power anthems--inspiring shower singers the world over. According to the 27-year-old songstress, 25 - out November 20 - is a make-up album, not a break-up album. Read More
Joanna Newsome, known for her unique brand of folky/electronic music,is about to go on her first North American tour in FIVE YEARS!  The tour will follow the release of her newest album Divers, out on Drag Records on October 23rd.  Two singles have already dropped from Divers ("Leaving the City" and "Sapokanikan"), leading us to believe this album will be the surrealist dream machine we were all hoping for. Read More
  Earlier this year, director Sal Bardo released his 17-minute sci-fi video Pink Moon. In the video, straight people are a minority in a world of queerness, which sounds pretty ace to me. Bardo has now followed up with a chilling tale of desire and longing in old age in his new video, Great Escape.   The video relays the story of a 70-year-old woman living with her husband but not lacking in curiosity for the world beyond a lifetime of heterosexual monogamy. In the video, the woman abandons her spouse for a woman she loved quite a long time ago. Read More
Margaret Cho has been performing her song “Fat Pussy” for live audiences at her stand-up tours and other events for years. The song is not only funny, but also kind of beautiful. Cho’s voice sounds as good as any teen pop sensation, and her lyrics are more clever, amusing, and meaningful. Many of us have been a fan of the song for a while and now we have something new to be excited about. Who's trying to check out my Fat Pussy? Come inside... pic.twitter. Read More
New Order rose from the ashes of the seminal band Joy Division in 1980 with their debut Movement. Leaning more towards dance music, by adding electronic keyboards, than it’s former incarnation, New Order went on to be the defining group of said ‘dance music’ with a glacial edge. 1983’s "Blue Monday" is still the biggest selling 12’’ single of all time.   The opener "Restless" pops with that classic New Order sound it’s tuetonic bass line front and center. Read More
Grimes has seen many shifts in her short career over the past few years. From the Montreal Noise Scene to Jay Z’s artist management company, Roc Nation, the artist has been around the tinsel-towny block of electro-pop. Grimes is not shy about calling out power imbalances across gender—her Tumblr is semi-infamous for blasting sexism and her transparent use of social media has garnered a significant following. “Women feel pressured to act like strippers, and it’s okay to make rape threats but it’s not okay to say you’re a feminist,” she writes. Read More
Rose McGowan’s new music video, “RM 486,” is a Totally Safe For Work piece of feminist art. Back in June, McGowan reveled in her new freedom that arrived in the form of being fired from her agency for her tweet about a sexist Adam Sandler movie script "The awesome thing about being an artist? You can't be fired from your own mind. #freedom." McGowan is taking her mind and her freedom and making the brutally honest art that she wants to make. Read More
It’s the future I can see: And in it is New York-based DJ That’s So Raben. As if her weekly PUSSYPOWER Party isn’t cool enough, Alanna Raben made our inner dancing queen bust out once again when she spun her killer beats for Carrie Hammer’s show at New York Fashion Week for the fourth time. That’s So Raben’s mix for Carrie Hammer’s fall show combined the ‘90s sounds of the Spice Girls and Destiny's Child with modern tunes from artists like Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J and Ariana Grande. Read More
    It’s the end of summer, and autumn is upon us. As the daylight hours grow shorter and the nights become longer, it's the perfect time to check out new music from two of the dark ladies of indie rock, Zola Jesus and Rykarda Parasol.   Zola Jesus, a/k/a Nika Roza Danilova, has just released a fourth single, “Nail,” from her latest album, Taiga. It’s an EP on Mute Records with two additional songs. One of the breakcore scene’s most prominent producers, Xanopticon, has expertly remixed “Go (Blank Sea)” as an experimental dance groove. Read More