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FKA twigs, whose stage name stands for “Formerly Know As twigs,” is a popular electronic singer, songwriter and dancer. She can now add director to the list, following the release of her Google Glass video advertisement, #throughglass. The rising star uses Google Glass in the video, giving off futuristic vibes by searching for dance videos while staring into the mirror. After tapping the glasses, twigs is immersed in various dance battles with ... Read More
Always looking to expand my sexual encyclopedia, I’ve been disheartened and confused by the lack of public discourse around fisting. In fact, efforts to bring it up with my most sex-positive acquaintances have resulted in awkward laughing and quick avoidance — a reaction I couldn’t understand until I did a Google image search (Don’t do it). Per usge, pornographic hyperbole has taken over the popular imagination, and left curious people ... Read More
Not only was Gwen Stefani's birthday this month, but she also released her first solo video in eight years! The former Bust cover girl and edgy pop goddess partnered with Sophie Muller who has directed a number of videos for No Doubt's and Gwen Stefani's solo songs. It's been a long wait since the 2006 release of Sweet Escape, and I am very thankful for the strange yet catchy new video release. There are quite a few reasons.  First of all, the Harajuku ... Read More
The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY was the first stop on tour for Har Mar Superstar and The Pizza Underground. They were also joined by the Candy Boys, a two-man boy band, starring D’arick and A’rick. They played hits “How Many Licks?” and “Hard Out There.” I loved their set so much! Adult men in crop tops singing and dancing about candy was so entertaining that I might just follow them on tour. Just when I thought they ... Read More
  It was music for the kids in high school who wore worn-out Converse and an air of nonchalance. They didn’t smoke like the others, but drank coffee like water, and listened to Sleater-Kinney with the same kind of aggression. Most were unabashedly convinced they were the only ones the band were singing to. Comprised of Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, Sleater-Kinney became enmeshed in the northwest punk scene of the early '90s. To say ... Read More
Ready for some math? El-P+Killer Mike=Run the Jewels El-P+Killer Mike+CATS=Meow the Jewels The fast and nasty rap collaboration, Run the Jewels, who released their self-titled debut album in 2013 as a free digital download, have declared their intention to re-record their upcoming sophomore album Run the Jewels 2 “...using nothing but cat sounds for music.” In September, the duo offered up some pretty ridiculous pre-order packages for RTJ2, including ... Read More
    The internet exploded this am with the news that on Jan. 20, 2015 beloved punk trio Sleater-Kinney will be releasing a new album, entitled No Cities To Love via Sub Pop Records. The intoxicatingly powerful band is made up of Carrie Brownstein (former BUST cover girl) on guitar and vocals, Corin Tucker also on guitar and vocals, and Janet Weiss on the drums. The band formed in 1994 in Olympia, WA, and put out seven albums before going on a hiatus in ... Read More
In Ex Hex’s new video for “Waterfall,” the band invades DC in a flying saucer; they beam punk rays from space that turn unsuspecting tourists and sanitation workers into leather clad rockers. Keep an eye out for appearances from punk icons like The Cramps’ Kid Congo Powers, the Make-Up’s Michelle Mae, and hardcore old-timer Alec MacKaye. Ex Hex - Waterfall from Merge Records on Vimeo. “Waterfalls” is groovy and ... Read More
    Halloween is approaching quickly, and there’s one city that has a little-known obsession with the holiday: Portland, Oregon! We asked Portland’s Sallie Ford and the ladies of her new, all-girl rock band for some tips and tricks for the season of the witch. Weighing in are Sallie Ford (vocals/guitar), Anita Lee Elliot (bass), Amanda Spring (drums), and Cristina Cano (keyboards). Check out the interview below to find out who had an exorcism ... Read More
According to Merrill Garbus, the singer behind tUnE-yArDs, "Real Thing" was surprisingly the one song on her latest album Nikki Nack she didn't want made into a video, saying, "It has too many images of its own in the lyrics, and could mean so many different things for different listeners," she wrote. "I love leaving room for audiences to paint their own mental pictures. What changed my mind is wanting so much for this particular song to be heard by more ... Read More
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