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It’s Dave F*cking Grohl

March 19, 2013

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This is one of the best things you’ll hear this year, Dave Grohl’s keynote from SXSW. If music is your religion, Grohl is one of its prophets. The legendary Nirvana drummer, musical polymath founder of Foo Fighters, reminds us “the musician comes first.” You can stream the soundtrack album from Grohl’s new documentary film Sound […]

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Fans speak: Sia’s “Diamond” in the rough

January 12, 2013

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Sia - SXSW 2008

Sia Furler is one of our favorite singer-songwriters-who-may-be-just-too-good-to-become-pop-superstars. Ever since her Rihanna hit “Diamonds” topped the charts, we’ve yearned to hear Sia’s version. Whataya know – a couple of months ago she obliged us by performing a stripped down, haunting interpretation at a Norwegian-American benefit event. Check it out:

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Birthday Gift! David Bowie to release new album

January 8, 2013

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Photo by Jimmy King

Permit us to double flail this morning over the news that David Bowie – Happy 66th Birthday!! – is releasing his first album, The Next Day, in a decade. The first single off the album, “Where Are We Now”, is available on iTunes. The video was released over Bowie’s website. He does not disappoint. This […]

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Maïa Vidal’s “Follow Me” is up for UK Music Video Award

November 7, 2012

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Another artist we’ve supported, the immensely winsome and talented Maïa Vidal, is up for a 2012 UK Music Video Award. She’s running against Lana Del Rey and Rihanna. Do we know how to call ‘em or what? Check out her adorably spooky visual mash-up of tropes from classic fairytales…

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Lana Del Ray’s new video “Ride” – A Contender

October 14, 2012

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Lana Del Ray is the new Gaga. Using the interior monologue voiceover ripped from Gaga’s videos, she evokes the spirits of Blanche Dubois and Lolita in her stunningly disturbing new video “Ride”. Love it or hate it, this will get under your skin with its gorgeous visuals and dark, twisted imagery. You gotta respect any […]

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Fans Speak – Fanny “Beside Myself”

August 6, 2012

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Fanny

Okay, we just recently learned about this powerful all-woman band, the first to release an album on a major label back in the male-dominated rock world of the 1970s. You never heard of them either? They deserve far wider recognition. Here’s what David Bowie said about Fanny in Rolling Stone (29 December 1999): One of the […]

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Female rock pioneers empower girls

August 4, 2012

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Rock legends Fanny

We’re HUGE fans of the Institute for the Musical Arts. Situated on a 200-year-old farm atop a hill in Goshen, MA, it’s an idyllic haven where teenaged girls can hone their rock music chops in a laid-back, nurturing environment. They have amazing mentors, starting with IMA’s founders June Millington and Ann Hackler, rock music veterans […]

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