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"Who is opening for Interpol?" I think I heard that 10 times while waiting for the School of Seven Bells / Interpol show @ Radio City Music Hall to begin on Thursday night. These days my statuesque gods in 3-piece suits tend to draw the Burning Man mob. (Remember Kelly'sreview?) So, of course I smelled skunk weed. And the dude who sat next to me played air drums during their entire set. But the real heartbreaker? Some of these people were unfamiliar with School of Seven Bells. “Who are they? Never heard of ‘em.” Really? I feel sorry for these cave dwellers. Read More
  MNDR, MAKE OUT, Val-Inc, and DJ Designer Imposter are all performing this Saturday at the Ace Hotel in NYC. MAKE OUT released their debut EP “How To” this Tuesday, February 22, featuring three tracks, “I Don’t Want Anybody That Wants Me,” “What U Doing Later?” and “True Love Is Just Too Hard To Find.” This free event will be from 11 PM to 4 AM and is co-hosted by Kim Thompson of KTMUSIC. Read More
I cannot get Jessie J’s debut single, “Do it Like a Dude” out of my head ever since I heard it last night, and I won’t be surprised if it becomes an instant club hit (especially at lesbian night at the local gay bar). Jessie J has been singing professionally from the age of 11, when she was cast in an Andrew Loyd Webber musical. Ever since, she’s been penning songs for artists including Justin Timberlake (who calls her “the best singer in the world right now”), Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, and Miley Cyrus (she wrote the hit “Party in the U. Read More
 I love a good dis battles. It's a spectacle of both ribaldry and talent that is sweeter than the normal tabloid infused Pitt-Jole-Aniston love triangle, because the participants of the rivalry actually partake in the dissin' and the audience gets to cheer and boo from the internet sidelines. Plus, we get to invest in a love or hate fan relationship that, if lucky, can last us a life time. I still draw lines when it comes to MC Lyte and Antoinette , and that battle happened when I was a wee three-year old. Read More
Well, better late than never. Brooklyn-based rapper, Jasmine Solano along with DJ NIRE released their mixtape TWO OF HEARTS on Valentine’s Day. This mixtape, just short of an hour, is jammed packed with fresh beats and inspired by the roller rink. Jasmine Solano blogged that the mixtape keeps the “old school vibes tight” and is a reminder of “innocent teen love.” This collaboration Latin freestyle mix can be downloaded here and enjoyed everywhere. Read More
My favorite girlie-punk twins, Eagle and Talon, release In Manila on February 22nd.    After my ipod favorite, Thracian, the girls are back. AND joined by Mr. Reggie Watts. There's the same alt sweetness - a somehow optimistic and eerie style that keeps you dancing in your underpants.  This is what we expect from Eagle and Talon.  In Manila brings new riffs and crazy melodies - it's fresh and delicious. Go to their Kickstarter. For 5 bucks you can download their new EP In Manila. Read More
You may recognize tUnE-yArDs' song "Fiya" as that charming ukulele-plucking track from that blackberry commercial, or you might've seen her steal the show from the Dirty Projectors back in 2009, or maybe you saw her in the USA-Montreal-Toronto trio Sister Suvi a couple years back. but maybe all that flew under your radar. If you missed all that, no fear,  her new track "Bizzness" is the perfect introduction. tUnE-yArDs released "Bizzness" as  a teaser for her forthcoming second lp w h o k i l l s. Read More
  The latest release from The Flaming Lips since last year is available now! The new composition is a digital streaming “single” entitled “Two Blobs F**king”. The single is actually a set of multiple tracks that, when combined with their musical counterparts, will equate to the first-ever musical experience of its kind. “Two Blobs F**king” will stream along with videos as 12 individual tracks, ultimately creating one complete song. Read More
Happy Valentines Day! We chose this adorable video of the day, Agent Ribbons’s Oh, La La from their new album, Chateau Crone, to celebrate the Holiday of love and candy hearts. Austin girl group Agent Ribbons, with their whimsical and versatile musical stylings, which range anywhere from powerful, theatrical punk rock to melodious sea shanties, has definitely captured our attention, and our hearts.  Let Oh, La La transport you, so you too can frolic through this Technicolor meadow, a pastoral daydream indeed. Read More
I don’t know if three weeks is enough time to mentally prepare for the Downtown Music Festival and all it’s musical-goodness.  In partnership with The Fund for Public Schools, New York-based Downtown Records will be taking over BOTH Webster Hall and Terminal 5 on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th.  Celebrating the label’s 5th anniversary, Downtown Music Festival is fundraising for the first ever New York City Public School alumni organization. In hopes of encouraging greater involvement by all New Yorkers, Downtown remains committed to their community. Read More