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In today's indie/pop music realm, it seems everyone is trying to out-wit and out-weird. The likes of Lily Allen, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga have set the standard for sharp lyrics that bite on bubble-gum beats. While unabashedly part of the movement, Kate Miller-Heidke sets herself apart with a strong feminist vibe and a great voice that is reminiscent of Cyndi Lauper and Kate Bush. Her second album, Curiouser, features the zinger tracks (God's Gift to Women and Are ... Read More
Brooklyn’s answer to electro, the Murdertronics Duo, has teamed up with Momma D of ladies’s porno mag, Candy Rain, to light up the silver screen. Murdertronics is set to produce an original music score for Momma D’s directorial debut, a DIY feminist porno short. Shooting for the film starts this week and distribution for the film is to take place later this summer. Dypso & Murdertron have hit the project running, and have mentioned their ... Read More
Daytime soap dramas have got nothing on Screeching Weasel. Over the years Weasel has cast bandmates like they were going out of season, with over 20 people having a claim to Weasel fame. With a history as volatile as one of their own mosh pits, Screeching Weasel fans had to forget about venting their disgruntled 90’s youth after the band went on hiatus back in 2004. That is until now, the Weasel will Screech again!! And of course featuring a whole new ... Read More

Zef So Fresh

BY Jules Abraham in Music Stuff

Back in Feburary a massive music wave hit the world that just hasn’t stopped. The South African Tsunami dubbed Zef-Rap already has its champions; a couple of scruffy, buzz-cut superstars of Die Antwoord. In the shrill buttery concoction that is the Afrikaans language, rappers Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ HI-TEK are reinvigorating social commentary in the rap game, and what better cradle than Apartheid scarred S. Africa. HI-TEK’s rave-infused beats and ... Read More
Hey you. Want to see a snazzy music video?  Excellent. Neon Indian, a one man Synth-Pop band, has debuted in his first music video on Green Label Sound. Check it out.   Liked that? This song is available for free download here! Also avalible for your viewing pleasure is a full "making of" video on Aol Spinner.  [Image and video via Green Label ... Read More
Check out the amazing Janelle Monae's moves on her video for Tightrope  featuring Big Boi. I just love this song! via ... Read More

Patty Griffin on Tour!

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

Patty Griffin is out on the road in support of her latest album, the fab Downtown Church. She'll be coming to NYC, June 8th & 9th for gigs at Town Hall. For more info about these live dates log onto www.pattygriffin.com. and be sure not to miss this one. Here's a clip of Patty and her way hot band performing 'The Strange Man'. - Michael Levine   You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
After reading the big profile on M.I.A. in the Sunday New York Times Magazine, I kept thinking that this was not going to be good for M.I.A. I love her music, and have always admired her “in your face" style, and for taking a stand for the Tamil's in the civil war in Sri Lanka, and lets face it, there is a risk in standing up for what you believe in. But the writer, Lynne Hirschberg was particularly astute at calling out the problems with M.I.A’s ... Read More
Housing Works in NYC is an organization whose mission is to end homelessness and AIDS. Last night Pretenders front woman, rebel activist and punk rock icon, Chrissie Hynde, performed with Welsh singer/songwriter JP Jones and The Fairground boys for HW’s continuing series of benefit shows at their Bookstore Cafe, in Soho. In an intimate setting with about 50 people, Chrissie and Co. presented selections from their upcoming release, JP, Chrissie & The ... Read More
  iTunes offers a free single of the week, but Billy Thin's songshooter.com has a new free song every day you can download legally.  Or submit your own content for consideration. I aspire to remembering to log on daily, because you never know what you're going to find. Today's prize was Boyd County Bop by the not-exactly-hard-on-the-eyes rockabilly guitar guy Danny B. Harvey. I've already listened to it half a dozen times in succession. Cause, yeah, ... Read More
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