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After reading the big profile on M.I.A. in the Sunday New York Times Magazine, I kept thinking that this was not going to be good for M.I.A. I love her music, and have always admired her “in your face" style, and for taking a stand for the Tamil's in the civil war in Sri Lanka, and lets face it, there is a risk in standing up for what you believe in. But the writer, Lynne Hirschberg was particularly astute at calling out the problems with M.I.A’s ... Read More
Housing Works in NYC is an organization whose mission is to end homelessness and AIDS. Last night Pretenders front woman, rebel activist and punk rock icon, Chrissie Hynde, performed with Welsh singer/songwriter JP Jones and The Fairground boys for HW’s continuing series of benefit shows at their Bookstore Cafe, in Soho. In an intimate setting with about 50 people, Chrissie and Co. presented selections from their upcoming release, JP, Chrissie & The ... Read More
  iTunes offers a free single of the week, but Billy Thin's songshooter.com has a new free song every day you can download legally.  Or submit your own content for consideration. I aspire to remembering to log on daily, because you never know what you're going to find. Today's prize was Boyd County Bop by the not-exactly-hard-on-the-eyes rockabilly guitar guy Danny B. Harvey. I've already listened to it half a dozen times in succession. Cause, yeah, ... Read More
  Texas-native Sarah Jaffe is in NYC tomorrow night for a free show at the Apple Store in SoHo. She’s on tour for her Suburban Nature album release. Her folk-pop sound is a little Feist mixed with Regina Spektor, but with a more organic sound, and apparently she is awesome live! Sarah is also playing on May 26 at Union Hall in NYC before her tour across the country supporting Lou barlow. Check out her website for dates and ... Read More
BUST brought the Bounce to Brooklyn this weekend, and it sure felt good to ‘shake it shake it’! The community pulled together to sponsor Big Freedia and Rusty Lazer in a two-part banger this past Friday and Saturday. Night One was a late night jammer at Coco66 in Greenpoint. DJs Miggy Stardust and Roofeeo built up the party with some revisited dance floor classics, while the ladies warmed it up for Big Freedia. And when she hit the stage, she hit it ... Read More