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Check out the amazing Janelle Monae's moves on her video for Tightrope  featuring Big Boi. I just love this song! via http://www.jmonae. Read More

Patty Griffin on Tour!

BY Laurie in Music

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 and be sure not to miss this one. Here's a clip of Patty and her way hot band performing 'The Strange Man'. Read More

The many sides of M.I.A.

BY Laurie in Music

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. 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 Fairground Boys ‘Fidelity’, which hits the streets in September 2010. Read More
  iTunes offers a free single of the week, but Billy Thin's 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, it's that kind of site with those kind of indie musicians. Read More