Desperately Seeking Susan is playing at Mccarren Park Pool next Tues! It is time to don every rubber bracelet you own and do your best to emulate Susan and Roberta. Lets bring some life back to the pool! This movie is Debbie’s favorite of all time. She actually owns the pyramid jacket! Also, someone please explain why they showed The Virgin Suicides last week? That is the opposite of a movie to watch outside with drunk people. ... Read More

Natasha Schneider

BY Laurie in Music Stuff |

I was very sad to hear of the passing of Natasha Schneider, the Russian born singer and musician from the band Eleven. I was lucky to meet her once at a photoshoot a few years ago, while she was on tour with Queens of the Stone Age. She died of cancer on July 2nd. Friends of Natasha's,  QOTSA, PJ Harvey, Jack Black + Kyle Gass, Matt Cameron, Brody Dalle, Jesse Hughes, Billy F. Gibbons, Chris Goss, and Alain Johannes will be performing on Aug 16th in LA at the ... Read More

Pretty adorable

BY Dawn in Music Stuff |

When a band or performer is give the opportunity to perform on shows like SNL or David Letterman, it's considered to be a huge accomplishment and testament to their success...personally, I would feel most achieved if I were to appear on Sesame Street. I mean, how awesome would it be to hang out with Telly and Elmo? Feist...you've made it. ... Read More
Five totally BUST-y lady artists will be headlining a show starting July 25th at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn. Each has a unique and funky style all her own, with influences from pop surrealism to Asian pop and burlesque. Works by Jenn Porreca, Amy Crehore, Molly Crabapple, Ewelina Ferruso and Lizz Lopez will be on display until August 24, but they're already starting to sell, so if you're in the market for some fab art, head down there soon! The opening reception ... Read More

Van's Soiree

BY Gail in General |

So Wednesday night was the "Van's by Marissa Miller" party and it was hot! Marissa Miller, Victoria's Secret angel, debuted her cute new line of high-tops, slip-ons, and sandals. Good music, wonderful drinks, and fun peeps always equal great night of summer fiesta-ing! Check out some more party pics after the jump.   April, Girls Marketing Director   Party goers   More party goers     Nicole ... Read More

Nico 1938-1988

BY Laurie in General |

 20 years ago today, while working at CMJ’s predecessor, the New Music Seminar, the former proprietor of lower east side watering holes, Beauty Bar, Barmacy and No Tell Motel, Deb Parker, casually remarked during lunch “I think Nico just died”. Silence. I stopped in mid chew and a chill went down my spine. “Nico?” I gulped, ‘Really?” I couldn’t believe it. That evening The New York Times ran an obituary on her ... Read More
 Election time is just around the corner (that or the rest of us are just eagerly anticipating when it actually is) so I thought I would post a few links today on getting to know your candidates on a somewhat under reported aspect - their stances on women's rights.  Read more for helpful (in my opinion anyway) links.Helpful John McCain links: McCain's Views on Choice  McCain's Views on Domestic Violence America Blog: McCain  ABC ... Read More
      So while riding the information super highway today, i came across this little gem over at the ever excellent blog Feministing. How utterly amazing right? An American lite version of female genital mutilation and ladies, way more affordable than costly surgery!  Kudos, Liquid Virgin creators in updating a timeless classic in a chic, new modern way.    - jen the intern ... Read More
 DisFIGURED is a movie about two women dealing with their bodies and their body issues. Deidra Edwards plays Lydia, a Venice Beach fat acceptance activist who nevertheless struggles with her own feelings toward her body. She meets Darci, played by Stacy Lawrence, a recovering anorexic, when Darci tries to join her fat acceptance group. The movie is about the relationship between the two women, and of course their relationships with themselves. The film ... Read More
  Admittedly, I am a total sucker for a dude who can shred nasty guitar solos- saying it has an overtly sexual quality is nothing new, so I won't say it.  Naturally, I was stoked that hometown heroes, Ratatat, dropped by Williamsburg Music Hall in Brooklyn to play a sold out show.  Needless to say, the energy was high and the crowd was a motley mix of hip hop kids, college students and pretty girls.  I made my way to the mezzanine to watch ... Read More