For some, Mick Jagger is the epitome of raw male sensuality. When I was little, my dad told me a story that perfectly captures America’s fetishization of the legendary rock star: in the 1970s, a friend of a friend made it her goal in life to have sex with Mick, but when she finally did, she was disappointed that he was not the pinnacle of sexual prowess. “He was good, but he wasn’t ‘Mick Jagger good,’” she explained. She ... Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed in Artsy on Oct 03, 2013 |
Art initiative New Orleans Airlift is working to create an architectural landmark in New Orleans, a musical space in which artists and visitors can share and collaborate. The first phase of the musical village was The Music Box, a set-up of interactive structures built on the site of a collapsed 250-year-old Creole cottage. This project, completed last year, is a giant musical instrument that takes an entire community to play and looks freaking ... Read More
It’s no surprise when I tell you MC Lyte is one of the flyest female rappers in hip-hop. If that comes to you as a surprise, then you don’t know real hip-hop (#notsorry). Growing up in my household, MC Lyte was one of the many rappers that my older sister and brother used to blast and I thank them for introducing me to her at such a young age. I mean, have you even heard “Cappucino”? Lyte always pointed out misogyny in the hip-hop community ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Sep 27, 2013 |
If you haven't checked out Goldfrapp's latest album Tales of Us, I only have one thing to say to you: DO IT! It's mystical, it's groovy, it's everything you would expect from someone whose wardrobe is primarily feather-based.
Last night, to promote the new release, Goldfrapp appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and consequently blew our minds with her performance of her track "Drew."Here, let me pick up your jaw from the floor for ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton in Music Stuff on Sep 26, 2013 |
It feels right…it feels right…Oh!
This morning I awoke to see that NPR had posted the full stream of Haim’s new album, “Days Are Gone.” The girl group has deservedly been getting a lot of press lately. "Days Are Gone" sounds like a glorious blend of my favorite girl groups. The album includes singles that have been securing them spots at Glastonbury, but other tracks also offer something different. "Days are Gone" has ... Read More
Y’all, this music video is seriously the best. Combining sick fashion, sleek motorcycles, gay pride, a literally buttered-up man, and DONUTS (!!), up and coming artist Lizzo creates the perfect visual accompaniment to “Batches & Cookies,” the first single of her new album LIZZOBANGERS. As she rides around the streets of Minneapolis with Sophia Eris (the track’s featured artist), Lizzo projects an image of cool confidence and orginality, ... Read More
Sarah Sophie Flicker is a woman in a league of her own. The lovely lady has done everything from directing feminist and environmentalist PSAs to founding a circus-esque brigade of performance artists and musicians known as The Citizens Band. When she's not being a pioneer in the arts or an innovator in fashion, she's writing for some of our favorite feminist publications like Rookie Magazine and HelloGiggles.
The Women Take Over recently sat down with ... Read More
Meet Dachiya Atkinson, a 6-year-old b-girl prodigy, hailing all the way from England. Yes, you read that correctly: Dachiya is 6 years old and a b-girl. For all of you rhythmically-challenged readers out there, b-girling/boying (also known as break-dancing) is a style of street dance that started right here in New York City in the early 1970s. The dance is very physical and challenging (break being the operative term), which makes Dachiya ... Read More
The Queen of Rock & Roll herself – Stevie Nicks – praised Queen Bey this past Sunday saying, “Beyoncé’s great. She’s got her alter ego [Sasha Fierce], but Beyoncé the girl, the woman, is very sweet and nice and polite. She’s a good role model. She’s not skanky. I’m glad we have her.”
Nicks originally met Beyoncé in 2001 during the recording of the pop anthem and (more ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Sep 16, 2013 |
Sylvan Esso is a spacey, melodic duo composed of Amelia Randall Meath (of Mountain Man) and Nicholas Sandborn (of Megafun). This collabo spawned their first release less than a month ago: the Hey Mami/Play it Right 12" is an EP featuring mixed, accapella, and instrumental versions of the two songs.
"Hey Mami" is the song we can't get out of our heads. Meath's voice trickles in, building harmonies worthy the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Subtle ... Read More