At first glance “Marry the Night” is a biopic of Lady Gaga’s worst day ever: the day she was dropped from Island Def Jam. But on closer reflection, one might understand its Warholian roots. Gaga, who has admitted her Warhol influence from her first appearance on the scene in 2007, never really left him behind. […]
While you are wondering what you will do after Lady Gaga’s climatic death, Ebony Bones is owning it. People have tried to pinpoint a label for her music, but from afropunk to electrofunk, I can only describe it as indescribable. Bones is not the regular kind of artist, and I use artist in the strictest […]
“Just a Girl” is a song that a lot of us who grew up in the nineties look back on fondly, but it’s not just an anthem of teenage girl rebellion for us, it’s really something that spans decades for many young women.
Jessie J was recently quoted in an interview as saying Lady Gaga has “set the bar so high for everyone else. She’s made normal artists and music ‘boring’ which really bothers me. It pisses me off when people say Leona’s boring. No she’s not.” Whether or not Leona Lewis is boring is beside the point. […]
This week, I thought it would be interesting to look at songs where women ponder what it would be like to flip roles and have the entitlements of a man.
Last week at the Grammys, Esperanza Spalding rode in as the dark horse of the night, winning Best New Artist. (I will mention only one other female artist was nominated in this category: Florence and The Machine. Although women did have a pretty big take-home: 16 awards in all.) It had many people saying, “Who?” […]
Could it drop at any other time in history? A country underwent a revolution, people born in the United States are being told they aren’t true citizens, others are being denied marriage rights, and many are dying because of health care stipulations. Though she didn’t foresee these problems, and some of them were going on […]
Yes it’s true. The band that made such an impact on us back in the early millennium is calling it quits. I personally credit them as one of the bands on the forefront of garage punk, which was gaining steady speed at the time.