Posts Tagged: entertainment

Best in 2012 – Grimes Bring Dream Pop Back

Coming out the gate early with a January released, Grimes’ Visions may have faded from some’s memory, but the record proves to be a brash and energetic innovation on how to make a do-it-yourself record and electronic sounds. It might

Best in 2012 – Grimes Bring Dream Pop Back

Coming out the gate early with a January released, Grimes’ Visions may have faded from some’s memory, but the record proves to be a brash and energetic innovation on how to make a do-it-yourself record and electronic sounds. It might

Best in 2012 – Solange Knowles Finds New Groove in “True” EP

Aiming to give her big sister, the famous Beyonce, a run for her money, Solange Knowles’ newest effort, the EP True provides a look into a kaleidoscope of sounds. Knowles gain notoriety, and rightfully so, for running forward musically and

Best in 2012 – Solange Knowles Finds New Groove in “True” EP

Aiming to give her big sister, the famous Beyonce, a run for her money, Solange Knowles’ newest effort, the EP True provides a look into a kaleidoscope of sounds. Knowles gain notoriety, and rightfully so, for running forward musically and

Best in 2012 – Frank Ocean Opens Up About Life and Sexuality in Channel Orange

An unexpected turn came for the 25-year-old this year when he ended up releasing his major label debut, channel ORANGE. The first bits of controversy came when a music reviewer cited bits of lyrics in songs like ‘Forrest Gump” and

Best in 2012 – Frank Ocean Opens Up About Life and Sexuality in Channel Orange

An unexpected turn came for the 25-year-old this year when he ended up releasing his major label debut, channel ORANGE. The first bits of controversy came when a music reviewer cited bits of lyrics in songs like ‘Forrest Gump” and

NEWPOPISM through 2012: A WordPress-Based Look Back Through the Year

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the

NEWPOPISM through 2012: A WordPress-Based Look Back Through the Year

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the

Best In 2012 – Wynter Gordon Shows She’s More Than A Beat

Starting off the list is the in-progress series of releases from dance force Wynter Gordon. After finally releasing her debut album With The Music I Die, Gordon has taken on a more alternative route and has worked on a series

Best In 2012 – Wynter Gordon Shows She’s More Than A Beat

Starting off the list is the in-progress series of releases from dance force Wynter Gordon. After finally releasing her debut album With The Music I Die, Gordon has taken on a more alternative route and has worked on a series

Phlo Finister May Be The Best New Thing to Happen in R&B And Already Wants Out The Game.

A lot of interesting things are happening with Phlo Finister this week. She just released the first real single off of her Poster Girl EP, a slow tune titled “Hotel Miami”, while also prepping to release the official video for

Phlo Finister May Be The Best New Thing to Happen in R&B And Already Wants Out The Game.

A lot of interesting things are happening with Phlo Finister this week. She just released the first real single off of her Poster Girl EP, a slow tune titled “Hotel Miami”, while also prepping to release the official video for

Azealia Banks, Rihanna Get PLUR With Sea-Punk Influenced Performances and Videos

So, I don’t want to say I predicted it – though I did – but sea-punk is slowly becoming more and more prominent in mainstream music outlets, most recently thanks to both Azealia Banks and Rihanna. Oddly, in the span

Azealia Banks, Rihanna Get PLUR With Sea-Punk Influenced Performances and Videos

So, I don’t want to say I predicted it – though I did – but sea-punk is slowly becoming more and more prominent in mainstream music outlets, most recently thanks to both Azealia Banks and Rihanna. Oddly, in the span

Yes, Sky Ferreira Is Pretty. No, It Is Not Okay To Make Her Body The Focus Of Your Story

When you search Sky Ferreira’s name, the latest articles about her new video – for the track “Everything Is Embarrassing” – come up and, interestingly enough, the five latest seem to make specific note of what she’s wearing. All five also make

Yes, Sky Ferreira Is Pretty. No, It Is Not Okay To Make Her Body The Focus Of Your Story

When you search Sky Ferreira’s name, the latest articles about her new video – for the track “Everything Is Embarrassing” – come up and, interestingly enough, the five latest seem to make specific note of what she’s wearing. All five also make

Is “Gangnam Style” Here To Stay? PSY Nears Top Of Hot 100 With Viral Song Sensation

It’s been a meme, it’s been a top Youtube search, it’s been a viral media sensation, and now the song that has us all singing ‘Hey, sexy lady!’ is transitioning into real commercial success. I’ve blogged about “Gangnam Style” and

Is “Gangnam Style” Here To Stay? PSY Nears Top Of Hot 100 With Viral Song Sensation

It’s been a meme, it’s been a top Youtube search, it’s been a viral media sensation, and now the song that has us all singing ‘Hey, sexy lady!’ is transitioning into real commercial success. I’ve blogged about “Gangnam Style” and

Kesha Unleashes Lyric Vid For ‘Die Young’ – Are Lyric Videos The New Music Video?

Do you remember when “lyric videos” would be uploaded to an artist’s official VEVO account by their label, mainly when the song was from a new artist that might not have been big yet to secure funding for an actual

Kesha Unleashes Lyric Vid For ‘Die Young’ – Are Lyric Videos The New Music Video?

Do you remember when “lyric videos” would be uploaded to an artist’s official VEVO account by their label, mainly when the song was from a new artist that might not have been big yet to secure funding for an actual

Lady Gaga Has A Controversial New Rap Song, “Cake Like Lady Gaga” (And It’s Brilliant Too)

Would you believe someone if they told you that there was a new Lady Gaga song out that featured the young artist rapping about her love for marijuana and that it included lyrics like: “I’ll mop you all across the

Lady Gaga Has A Controversial New Rap Song, “Cake Like Lady Gaga” (And It’s Brilliant Too)

Would you believe someone if they told you that there was a new Lady Gaga song out that featured the young artist rapping about her love for marijuana and that it included lyrics like: “I’ll mop you all across the

What Exactly Does The Success of “Gangnam Style” Mean For Korean & Asian Artists?

Here’s an interesting fact: In my lifetime – I was born in 1992 – there’s only been two Asian artists to top the Billboard Hot 100, the standard charting system in the United States for music. One is Bruno Mars,

What Exactly Does The Success of “Gangnam Style” Mean For Korean & Asian Artists?

Here’s an interesting fact: In my lifetime – I was born in 1992 – there’s only been two Asian artists to top the Billboard Hot 100, the standard charting system in the United States for music. One is Bruno Mars,

Here’s A Playlist of Awesome Songs for The Month of October (They’re Great, I Promise)

Let’s get this out of the way, right now – I don’t usually ‘do’ playlists. I used to have a hard time understanding the point of them. I can’t just toss songs I like together. Everything needs to have some

Here’s A Playlist of Awesome Songs for The Month of October (They’re Great, I Promise)

Let’s get this out of the way, right now – I don’t usually ‘do’ playlists. I used to have a hard time understanding the point of them. I can’t just toss songs I like together. Everything needs to have some

Five Reasons Why Charli XCX Is Destined To Become Pop Royalty

She may be making some headlines within the United States due to the amazing crew of young artists she’s been hanging out with recently – Sky Ferreira and Azealia Banks are always good company – but the UK-based 20-year-old is

Five Reasons Why Charli XCX Is Destined To Become Pop Royalty

She may be making some headlines within the United States due to the amazing crew of young artists she’s been hanging out with recently – Sky Ferreira and Azealia Banks are always good company – but the UK-based 20-year-old is