Category Archives: Music

Splendour in the Grass 2014

I like to gaze at lineups that I may never have a chance of seeing.

This photo turned out to be super small so just click it if you want to see the enlarged version at their Facebook page.

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Austin City Limits 2014

For the full lineup and to see which artists are performing on which weekends, visit the official website of the music festival.

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Song of the Day

RAC and Katie Herzig – We Belong

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Pharrell’s “Happy” Music Video w/o the Music

Whoa. This is so weird, but I actually like the awkwardness from it.

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Song of the Day

Oh Land – Cherry On Top

While I love Oh Land, she isn’t an artist that I follow consistently. While on my relaxing Sunday and reading blog news, I came across her latest music video for “Cherry On Top” which includes a pretty interesting story behind it.

Before she came to public attention as the ethereal electro-pop siren Oh Land, the Danish musician Nanna Fabricius was a small-town girl who dreamed of becoming a ballerina. She left home for Stockholm at age 15 to pursue those ambitions until a back injury ended her career. Still, she often dreams about her first creative pursuit. An actual dream, in fact, inspired her new music video for “Cherry on Top,” a twinkling ballad on her 2013 album “Wish Bone,” produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. In it, she went into a dance studio — only to discover that she wasn’t a dancer, she was a piano player. The dream seemed an apt expression for the song, which, she explains, is about “taking off the blinders and seeing the world all around you.”

The video, which premieres here, is a dreamlike fantasia, shot at the Alvin Ailey Dance School and featuring a bevy of child dancers and the model Helena Christensen. In it, Fabricius plays a substitute piano teacher at the dance studio. By choosing that role, she says, she felt she was closing the book on her past. “Since I’ve stopped dancing I’ve had so many dreams about being a dancer and being in the classroom again,” she explains. “But this one was a personal breakthrough in a way, because even in my subconscious I didn’t consider myself a dancer anymore.”

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Song of the Day

The Flavr Blue – Ghost

This song wasn’t featured on either of their albums, but it’s one of my favorites to see them perform live.

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Song of the Day

Cymbals – Erosion

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Heads to London

The angels were excited this morning as they made the announcement that next year’s annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show would be heading to London!

They broke the news during a press conference inside Victoria’s Secret’s Bond Street store in London Tuesday. “We’re pretty excited to be here today because we have this great announcement to make,” Lima said. “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is the biggest fashion event in the world, for sure, and we’re very proud and honored to announce that we are headed to London this year. Yes!”

“I’d like to invite Prince Harry, if he would like to come,” Lima told reporters. The 32-year-old Brazilian beauty promised he’d get the VIP treatment, of course. “He definitely has a front row seat!” she said.

Previous shows have been held in Los Angeles, New York City, Cannes, and Miami. I remember seeing looks on the runway featuring the Union Jack in previous shows, but I’m so curious as to what the themes will be this year. And as for performers? We hope it will be better than Fall Out Boy and Taylor Swift. My vote is for Sam Smith and Jessie Ware.

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Performance of the Day

I did a poor job of streaming Coachella this year and missed every single performance. I’m very grateful that some of my favorite artists on Twitter are reposting some of their performances though so that I can play catch up. This Disclosure x Sam Smith performance of “Latch” is a song that I never get tired of.

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2014 Partial Lineup

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When I learned that the partial lineup would be released this morning, I had my laptop in… lap at 8:55 AM ready to go and not willing to miss a thing. The partial lineup isn’t the entirety, but it’s enough to hold us over and give us a tease of what’s to come. By the looks of it, if these are the names they are releasing now, then the rest of the lineup will surely not disappoint. I saw both Chromeo and Matt and Kim at the former Street Scene San Diego Festival years ago and have been itching to catch a performance of theirs ever since. I also was able to catch Beat Connection at Bumbershoot this year as a last minute filler to their lineup and am so excited about all of their new material.

Not bad Capitol Hill… but don’t make us wait too much longer for the rest. We’ll be waiting.

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Song of the Day

Atmosphere – Kanye West

Today’s Song of the Day is actually a song I listened to and discovered yesterday. The video is kind of confusing, abrasive, and so true to its name. It basically follows what I assume to be a very non-typical Bonnie and Clyde caring very little about everything. I could elaborate a little bit more with this description, but Noisey did such a better job with it that I’m just going to include theirs below.

At the Noisey office, we keep incessantly saying “turn up” to each other, to the point that the phrase has lost all inherent meaning, transforming into a phonetic formulation, devoid of context. Atmosphere has done something similar with their newest single “Kanye West,” taking the name of the biggest rapper in the known universe and turning it (up) into a refrain about giving a damn and a fuck. The video for “Kanye West” is a reminder that true love knows no borders, laws, or suspicions that your partner is using you to help knock over a bunch of convenience stores.

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Song of the Day

Cher Lloyd – Sirens

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Cover of the Day

Hoodlem – Girlfriend (NSYNC cover)

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Remix of the Day

Madeon Vs. Katy Perry – Wide Awake for the Finale (TeeTs Mashup)

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