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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 ... 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.a Who Told You Christmas Wasn't Cool, and if Saturday was any indication, it's going to be ... 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 ... Read More
I am stressed to the bone, trying to organize a cross-country move while balancing two jobs and a million projects. It's freezing outside, AND I'm running late with turning in the music section for the next issue (hehe, sorry, Lisa) and yet I folded all of this up and shoved it to the back of my brain wagon the other night to see Austra perform an early show at Mercury Lounge.  Austra is a Canadian based band fronted and fed by Katie Stelmanis, who I've more ... Read More

BUST Parties in Chicago

BY Helen in Music

What do BUST and Chicago have in common? Sub Tropical! Ok, so it's not really like a hurricane or Atlantic weather pattern or anything, it's actually a monthly dance-fashion-art party hosted by Chicago natives, Medusa's Make-Up. Last Saturday BUST had the honor of sponsoring the event, which has been known to inspire creative makeup looks and fashion outfits, plus give out cool freebies such as lip gloss or fishnet arm bands all under one roof. Oh and don't forget ... Read More
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