in Music Stuff
on Nov 20, 2009
I love this new video from Nneka, the Nigerian-born, German-based singer and songwriter. She'll have a full length album, The Concrete, out in Feb 2010. Click here for tour dates and downloads.
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Attention, fans of free concerts! The Jelly NYC Pool Parties need your help ASAP. According to the Open Space Alliance, Brooklyn's East River Park may not be available in 2010 for everyone's favorite free concert series. This year featured FREE performances by all of these incredible bands: Girl Talk, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, HEALTH, Fiery Furnaces, Grizzly Bear (Jay-Z went to that one, remember?) and many, many more.
So if you're as bummed about this news as ... Read More
Lady GaGa's antics have got everybody taking it to the next level, including her recent partner in crime Beyoncé. Hot on the heels of her fierce collabs with GaGa, B is again staking her claim as 'hottest chick in the game' by stage-diving into a crowd at her London show during a performance of 'Halo.' The video quality is a little bit terrible -- but hey, it's an illegally filmed cell phone video from an arena show. It still gets the point across. So who's ... Read More
(Intern Amber Bela Muse checked out Amanda Palmer on Saturday, November 14th, in Brooklyn. She asked me to post her review of the marvelous show while she's a busy bee traveling to and fro. Enjoy!)
Last Saturday night, in front of the Music Hall of Williamsburg, I stood waiting in a long line to get tickets to see Amanda Palmer. It was cold, rainy and my mood was beginning to sour. When I finally got inside I bee-lined for the bar to get a drink. To my ... Read More
As a person who actually cried the day Sleater-Kinney announced their indefinite hiatus, I am constantly looking for new music to seriously rock out to. A girl can only listen to Live Through This so many times before her friends start to think she's losing it. But this week, thanks to the buzz-happy bloggers over at Pitchfork, I discovered Sleigh Bells, a rockin' duo from Brooklyn fronted by tattooed badass Alexis Krauss (who may be the only person in the history ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Nov 16, 2009
In an earlier post today, I brought you the joy that is Gwen Verdon's dance number, Mexican Breakfast, with her various moves helpfully explained. An astute reader pointed out that the dance moves looked suspicially like Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video dance moves (beloved by single babies around the world).
Now it turns out that not only are Beyonce's moves similar to Gwen's, they are directly cribbed from her.
Here are the two videos intercut ... Read More
Kid Sister (AKA Melisa Young) is really fun to talk to on the phone. For the first five minutes of our conversation she asked me questions about where I was from, having called me out on my Midwestern accent. Born and raised in suburban Illinois herself, Melisa credits the drought of suburban entertainment options for the creativity that grew from it. When there's nowhere to go but the yarn barn and the local Walmart, might as well start banging some pots and pans ... Read More
Debate is raging in the BUST office about whether or not Lady Gaga is awesome. We all agree that her look is crazy amazing, but her music leaves some of us saying 'eh,' and at least one saying that 'Paparazzi' sounds a little too much like the Berlin slow jam 'Take My Breath Away.'
I, however, am not one of these naysayers. I love all things Gaga, especially since the premiere of her epic 'Bad Romance' vid -- I have literally not watched anything else all week. ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Nov 11, 2009
The music video begins rather innocently: two pretty girls, a tall blonde with a guitar and a petite brunette with a ukulele, smile sweetly and sing an ode to blossoming romance. “And like can lead to like-like/And like-like can lead to looove,” they coo. “Sure as the stars above/I’d really like to fuck you, fuck you, fuck you.” Oh! But that’s as raunchy as it gets; the comedy folk duo, who go by the name Garfunkel & Oates, ... Read More
If you're in the mood for an evening featuring tasty vegan treats from Terry Hope Romero (it's the Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar dude!), music galore, a raffle supporting a worthy cause (the Sylvia Rivera Law Project), and DJs dishing beats for a night of endless dancing, then hey, Hartzveytik: A Heartbreak Survival Society Social might be for you.
On November 14th at Southpaw in Brooklyn, you have the chance to see acts such as Soft Power (with Mary ... Read More