Queen diva Big Freedia has done it again. “Feelin’ Yourself” is one catchy-ass hit from the upcoming LP The Idol. The best bounce artist in the biz raps, twerks, and dances in the middle of a boxing ring, all the while managing to not get punched in the face by the two battling ladies. The New Orleans-based rapper commands her audience to “Step into the ring if ya feeling yourself!” and looks damn good while doing so. Turns out a lot ... Read More
Pop Up Yoga NYC is exactly what it sounds like. People doing yoga wherever they can, poppin’ classes up all over New York. A park? Duh. A rooftop, a school, a market? You bet! The wellness initiative moves yoga out of the studio and into urban environments. With a mere $5 donation fee, these classes are a great way to shake up your yoga routine. Back in November, the organization teamed up with grassroots group Sandybaggers for a Staten Island relief ... Read More
Our favorite synth-punk group has just released a LOL-able video for the crazy infectious “Get A Job” off their latest album A Joyful Noise. The video features the Beth, Nathan, and Hannah dancin’ around the pages of the classifieds, acting as cat groomers, phone sex operators, masseuses, telemarketers, dentists, and way more. The idea behind the song and video was inspired by growing up around rich kids whose parents paid for everything in their ... Read More
Do you have a pair of plain Jane wedges that need spicing up? Do you have access to a craft supply store or thrift shop? This tutorial is fun and easy as pie! You can make your very own doily wedge shoes with just a few essential crafty items. You need a simple pair of wedges, some doilies, scissors, a clothespin, decoupage glue, and a paintbrush. Watch the full DIY tutorial below to create a totally new shoe for you! (I’m a poet and I didn’t realize ... Read More
In February of 2010, Natasha Harris of Invercargill, New Zealand passed away after experiencing a cardiac arrythmia. It has been reported that the mother of 8 was a heavy smoker and skipped meals frequently, but the coroner’s conclusions show that her excessive consumption of Coca-Cola was a “substantial factor” in her death. Coroner David Crerar writes, "When all of the available evidence is considered, were it not for the consumption of very ... Read More
One year ago today, V-Day, a global activist movement, began a call to action based on the statistic that one in three women in the world will be beaten or raped in her lifetime, adding up to one billion women and girls. V-Day organized a One Billion Rising campaign that is taking place today, February 14th, 2013. Women and men in 203 countries are uniting in the largest day of mass action to stop violence against women and girls everywhere. Participants will ... Read More
With Women’s History Month just weeks away, you might be wondering what you can do to commemorate all of the spectacular achievements of us ladies this March. Lucky for you, the National Women’s History Museum has put together a number of fascinating events in memory and honor of the 100th anniversary of the March 3rd, 1913 Woman Suffrage Parade. These events will take place March 1st-3rd at various locations in the Washington, D.C. area. Just a few of ... Read More
Shannon Shaw is the lead singer of amazing punk-pop-garage group Shannon and the Clams. This band has created a sound so original and I’ve been in love ever since I first laid ears on “Troublemaker.” Shannon’s wailing voice is remniscent of ‘60s girl groups The Shangri-Las and The Ronettes but with her own rougher spin on that sound. Guitarist Cody Blanchard is the other singer/songwriter of The Clams, and together the two produce ... Read More
Long Island native Laura Stevenson was a keyboardist for ska punk act Bomb the Music Industry! before going solo in 2006. Ever since, she’s been spinning out indie-folk jams and showing off her impressive vocal range on numerous splits and full-length albums. Last week, we shared a stream of her latest EP, Runner, and that night we went to her EP release show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, where her recorded material truly came to life.   Despite ... Read More
Nicole and Natalie Albino are twin sisters who make up the hip-hop duo Nina Sky. The Queens, NY natives have been making dope beats and spitting sick raps since 2004. You might remember their chart-topping reggaeton single “Move Ya Body” from way back when, but they’ve changed things up a bit since then. Their latest album Nicole & Natalie still holds strong to their R&B roots but sounds a bit more like Euro-dance-pop. This past Thursday, ... Read More
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