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Every year when the temperature starts to decrease I find myself fumbling through albums that beckon story telling, invite group vocals and paint dream like images of autumn breezes flowing through my moth eaten flannel. Now I do recognize that many people do this all year round, but there is something so pleasing about seasonal record listening. Nothing says fall like the crunching of leaves and twigs beneath feet that are frolicking to a shoe gaze, ... Read More
Come on out tomorrow, October 21st, to see our very own Crafty Lady, Callie Watts, speak at CMJ's panel discussion Take Back The Mic; Challenging Hip-Hop Stereotypes. The panel speakers will be addressing everything from female MC's to sissy bounce - "all walks of the lesser-heard voices from the urban, rap and hip-hop worlds speak up." Panelists include Marisa Aveling, Rah Digga, Starrene Rhett, Big Freedia, and Victor Vazquez of Das Racist. CMJ isn't all about ... Read More
Calling all rockers, hip hoppers, groove shakers, shoe gazers, day trippers and night crawlers! CMJ 2010 is here.You know what that means? Heaps and I mean HEAPS of amazing performances by some of the best musicians to hit the East Coast. The five day music marathon is sprawled across the city like a wildfire. So dust off your dancing shoes and rehearse your sickest moves! You may even find a show that tickles your fancy right in your hood. Some of the ... Read More
I know it's CMJ madness, but one of the top shows to see this weekend will be Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips performing 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, at NYU's Skirball Center on Friday night. The duo will perform a live soundtrack to Warhol's Screen Tests (shot between 1964 and 1966 at the factory) and include such icons as Edie Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper,  Nico and Lou Reed, among others. I'm super stoked for this show, as we listen ... Read More
  In an age when teenagers are running amuck, emancipating themselves from their parents left and right, one cool young dude remains loyal to his homestead and isn't afraid to admit he's a mama's boy. Fourteen-year old rapper Brian Bradley, better known as the Astronomical Kid, sends a clear message to ogling men everywhere: "Stop Looking at My Moms" . The insanely catchy single is just as danceable as it is adorable, but don't let Kid's age fool you, he knows ... Read More
Come on down to THE GALLERY this Thursday for CMJ's craziest party of the night featuring BUST-loving, KOOL KEITH & THE ULTRAMAGNETIC MC's. They'll be mixing up something otherworldly with their hypersexual old school hip-hop and alien talk. Also spinning and spraying will be 87 Stick Up Kids, Purple Crush (back from LA), Cerebral Vortex, Johnny Nelson,  Lil' Friday, Cobra Krames, DirtyFinger, Marcus Price (Producer for Maluca), and Leo Justi. Whistles can be ... Read More
  19-year-old Rye Rye is the first artist to be signed to acronym-loving M.I.A.’s record label N.E.E.T. (“Not in Education, Employment or Training.” The new video for “Sunshine” (featuring M.I.A.) is a mellow, lazy video shot on the streets and playgrounds of Baltimore. This great video is bound to conjure up some mixture of happiness and homesickness. The subdued beats, hazy colors and schoolyard choreography are a perfect ... Read More
Regardless of how you might feel on our country's position in the battlefield, one thing is for sure. The men and women who courageously serve and sacrifice their lively hood on a daily basis to protect the good old US of A,  deserve a hard rocking salute. Thankfully, the USO has paired up with VH1 to turn those over worn military uniforms into groove loving dancing pants.Mark your calendars folks  because on December 5th at 9:00pm VH1 Divas Salute The ... Read More
EXTRA! EXTRA!  New Feist documentary just released!   "Look What The Light Did Now" documents the creation of Leslie Feist's album The Reminder and the musical and visual collaborators that helped her along the way.   Directed by Anthony Seck, LWTLDN was shot in super 8 and HDSR. The documentary is full of performances and candid interviews about the intersection of art and music. "The film follows Feist and her supporting cast through an ... Read More

New La Roux!

BY Helen in Music Stuff |

The brand new video for andro-synth-pop La Roux’s second hit single “In for the Kill” premiered today on MySpace and it is good as gold. The video was directed by LEGS, who’s work you may have seen in the Hindu-Pagan ‘60s girl group gospel drum circle party video for “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machines. It was filmed in the historic Hotel Chelsea, crash pad for numerous musicians, artists, poets and writers of ... Read More
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