The lesbian from Boardwalk Empire sings in an awesome band.
British producer Gold Panda has remixed Lykke Li’s “Sadness is a Blessing.” Click, listen, fawn!
It’s time for year-end lists galore! Jess G. shares some of her favorite albums of 2010. What were yours?
Today we’re introducing British electronic producer Gold Panda. His stunningly beautiful debut album is ‘Lucky Shiner,’ and he’ll be performing several shows next week at the 2010 CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.
In the lead up to the 2010 CMJ Music Marathon, we’re giving you a preview of some of this year’s anticipated showcasing artists. Here’s the low down on New York-based electro-pop duo, Bikini.
Apple’s commercial for the newly updated iPod Nano features “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” by CAKE. If you’ve only heard the band’s radio singles, there’s definitely more to love — from twangy guitar and funky bass to trumpet solos. Jess G. shares her Top 10 favorite songs from the band’s almost 20-year history in the hope you will love them, too.
Do you like queer events and music, AND do you happen to live in the DC metropolitan area? If you leapt into the air and screamed “YES,” then check out this weekend’s Queer Music Fesival at DC’s Phase 1, featuring MEN (featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre), Hunter Valentine, and loads of other acts featuring queer performers!
Diet Coke has recently revved up the rotation for its mesmerizing commercial featuring “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap, an Australian band with U2-inspired guitars.
Last Thursday, Cee-Lo Green (one half of Gnarls Barkley) debuted “F**k You” from his upcoming album, ‘The Lady Killer.’ The song has now racked up almost 2.5 million views, with even 50 Cent contributing a freestyle remix. Is this latecomer the song of the summer or is it over-hyped?
AT&T’s latest commercial features “From The Morning” by English singer-songwriter Nick Drake. Jess G.’s first encountered his music a decade ago on Young Americans, a TV series starring then-unknown actress Kate Moennig. How did you first discover Nick Drake?
Indie-rocker Ted Leo is not retiring and tells fans to spend 10 f*cking dollars on his album. M.I.A. performs on Letterman, new videos from The Avett Brothers and Flying Lotus, Pink is injured on stage in Germany, and Live Nation says it will work to start lowering ticket prices.
The new Ford Fiesta commercial features “Janglin’ ” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, a 10-piece pop folk band from Los Angeles.
Jess obsesses over a song inspired by the British love triangle of Laura Marling, Noah & The Whale, and Mumford & Sons. Pitchfork launches a controversial sister site called Altered Zones that could streamline/mainline music content online, M.I.A. streams her upcoming album in its entirety, and Lilith Fair cancels 10 more dates.
Tegan & Sara perform “Alligator” on a Canadian kids television show, new albums on the horizon for Gaga, Blink 182, and Radiohead, new vid from Crystal Castles, tour dates from The xx, Jenny & Johnny, Gucci Mane releases new mixtape, and fresh new releases from Kele of Bloc Party, The Roots, and Sia.
New videos from Katy Perry, OK Go, MGMT, and Weezer, new tracks from M.I.A. and Brandon Flowers, Ice Cube performs “Straight Outta Compton” with The Roots, Drake starts a riot, Eminem talks about his gay-bashing lyrics and AMalbum previews from The Chemical Brothers, Stars, and Macy Gray.
Meet The xx, a moody, young three-piece from London. If you haven’t given this buzz-about band a listen, here’s your chance. They’re another must-see act performing at the Bonnaroo music & arts festival this weekend.
Metric churns out another video from their 2009 album ‘Fantasies,’ album sales hit record lows, Alanis Morissette gets married, Belle & Sebastian announces tour, and full lineups revealed for Rock The Bells and Lollapalooza. Autostraddle goes to Bonnaroo 2010 and also: Nicki Minaj and good music deals for you.
It’s a video extravaganza with new videos from Rihanna, Josh Ritter, Big Boi, Vampire Weekend, Lil’ Wayne, and Kylie Minogue. Also, Janelle Monae progress report and free mix tapes from Major Lazer and La Roux, and new music from Arcade Fire, M.I.A., and Kanye West.
This week marks the 25th anniversary of Katrina and the Waves’ classic hit, “Walking On Sunshine.” Also, a new video from Thao Nguyen directed by Dianna Agron (Quinn from Glee), sneak previews of albums from Ratatat and Stone Temple Pilots, a new track from The Roots, and a behind-the-scenes look at the music from LOST.
In this week’s music fix, check out new songs from Ratatat, Kele from Bloc Party, and Kylie Minogue. Also, Janelle Monae’s influences, Mark Ronson’s 8-bit inspired video a la ‘The Legend Of Zelda’ and the lineup for Twlight’s ‘Eclipse’ soundtrack revealed!
Today, the WNBA kicks off its 14th season and last year’s champion Phoenix Mercury are already ahead of the game. Do you like girls? You should probably start watching. Also, Condi Rice wrote a whole article for the Daily Beast about how much she loves the WNBA.
In the midst of her North American tour with An Horse, Jess G. caught up with guitar goddess Kaki King at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. In an exciting (and terrifying) chat in the club’s backstage area, Jess asked her about her new album ‘Junior,’ life on the road, breakup songs, and her ever-changing sound. Listen to the Autostraddle interview with Kaki King now! With brand-new photos from our photoblogger Robin Roemer!
The Afghanistan re-make of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone,” courtesy of our U.S. Army soliders, has been making the rounds on the internet this week. And it turns out, they’re not the only pop-loving, hip-shaking servicemen out there. Newsweek has compiled a few of their favorite military music videos on their blog, so check it out ifRead the Rest…
Beyoncé releases a new 1970s-themed video for “Why Don’t You Love Me,”Christina Aguilera debuts a video for her single “Not Myself Tonight,” Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber are in a love triangle, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers goes solo, The Books release a new track, Apple pulls the plug on Lala, and Ozzfest is back!
M.I.A. has released a new single and controversial video, N.E.R.D. leaks new song with Nelly Furtado, out musician Mirah is touring with Thao Nguyen, Sublime reunites on 4/20, Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ premieres on Broadway, and lots of new music in this week’s Music Fix!