Archive for the Music Category

How Have We Not Discussed Michael D. Ratner And ‘The 30 Year Old Bris’?!

One of my new fave directors is about to blow up!
Because circumcision humor never gets old

As you all know, I spend a good portion of my life falling in love with new indie movies, and sharing my faves with all of you. This year I had an amazing experience during the Tribeca Film Festival, and I’ve been meaning to tell you all about one film in particular that stuck with me. Michael D. Ratner directed this hilarious short called The 30 Year Old Bris, and I absolutely fell in love. Now, this is a big week for Ratner (who I’ve kept up with since I interviewed him during Tribeca) and his Emmy-winning production company One Big Ball Entertainment (you know you love that name) because they have officially signed with Relativity Sports and have some exciting new projects underway. Check out the teaser trailer above, and click inside for more deets on one of my new favorite directors!

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Watch: Charli XCX Performs ‘Fancy’ All By Herself

She don't need no Iggy Azalea
Iggy who?

Charli XCX is currently on tour and for the encore of her show, she performs the song she wrote for Iggy Azalea which catapulted her to pop stardom — Fancy. As you can see above, Charli performs a version of the song all by herself … she even performs Iggy‘s part by singing over the backing track. In a perfect world, Charli XCX would be the one that everyone is going crazy for, not Iggy Azalea but … we do not live in a perfect world … so we have to settle for little wins where we can get them. I am seeing Charli live in concert here in LA in a couple of weeks and I can’t WAIT to watch babygirl slay me to death with her performance. Iggys need not apply.

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First Listen: Here Is Aretha Franklin’s Version Of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’

The Queen of Soul takes on Disco

Late last month we got our first listen of Aretha Franklin‘s cover of Adele‘s song Rolling In The Deep, which she performed LIVE on The Late Show with David Letterman, and today we get to hear Aretha‘s version of the Gloria Gaynor Disco classic I Will Survive. Click below to hear the song in full and make sure you listen to the end because it cleverly segues into Survivor by Destiny’s Child. More »

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Watch/Bow Down: Mariah Carey Gets Her Groove & Her Voice Back As Her Concert Tour Continues

No vocal problems here
A Return to Form

A few days ago, we watched painful video of pop star Mariah Carey struggling a few times to stay on key and hit her trademark high notes on the opening night of her new concert tour The Elusive Chanteuse Show. Today we get to see newer video of Mimi sounding back to her usual, flawless self in new live performance video shot by fans. The embed above features Mariah‘s performance of Fantasy in Yokohama, Japan and as you can hear, she sounded great! Yes, Mimi had vocal problems on the opening night of her tour in Tokyo but clearly, she suffered no such problems at her show in Yokohama. Click below to hear Mimi successfully hit her trademark HIGH notes during her performance of Emotions during her Yokohama show. More »

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Listen: Kylie Minogue Covers ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ By Kim Carnes

"Her hair is Harlowe gold"
"She's ferocious"

Kylie Minogue has recorded a cover of the 1981 song Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes (which was originally recorded and released in 1974 by Jackie DeShannon) for BBC 2 Radio‘s Sounds of the 80′s series and as you can hear above, she puts a new spin on the classic track. Bette Davis Eyes has to be one of my favorite songs of the 1980s and to have one of my favorite pop stars of all time cover the song is a like a dream come true. Click the embed above to hear Kylie‘s version of Kim‘s classic song and fall in love. Even if you’re unfamiliar with Bette Davis Eyes, I think every Kylie Minogue fan will love this song. Enjoy.

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The Coming Of The Lorde

The TV Guide

At last! At long last, I finally got to see Lorde LIVE in concert last night and she was glorious! I managed to snag pit tickets for Lorde’s first of two shows at the Greek Theater here in LA and I treated my good friend Eileen to the show for her birthday. We have been anxiously awaiting last night’s show for months so we were really anxious all evening long. Eileen came to my place and I was able to give her a quick tour of my place before we made our way to Mess Hall for a quick pre-show dinner. Then we were on our way to the Greek to see Lorde. The show was so good. It was well worth the wait. More »

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Listen: Charli XCX Releases A Song Titled ‘London Queen’

OY!
"Livin' the dream like a London Queen"

The amazing Charli XCX has released a new song tilted London Queen which will be featured on her upcoming new album Sucker and as you can hear above, it’s a really punky/poppy confection. The lyrics are simple but the music is infectious … and I can already envision the music video in my head. I’ll be seeing Charli play a show here in LA in a couple of weeks and I’m very, very excited! Hopefully she will perform London Queen at her show. Have a listen, see what you think.

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Watch: Beyoncé & Nicki Minaj Release An Official Video For Their Performance Of ‘Flawless (Remix)’

The Music Video
The Official

Last month we got to see fan shot video of Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj performing the Flawless (Remix) in Paris, France. Today, Bey has released the pair’s live performance as an official music video for the song. This remix of Flawless was performed LIVE for the first time in Paris during the filming of the HBO concert special On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z which aired on the network on September 20. In case you missed it or just want to watch the performance again, you can check out the official LIVE music video above.

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Watch/Cringe: Mariah Carey Suffers Painfully Embarrassing Vocal Problems On The Opening Night Of Her New Tour

Sorry Lambs, this video is REALLY tough to watch :(
Yikes!!!

Back in August we learned that Mariah Carey, amidst major personal problems, would be touring in Asia in support of her newest album Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse and in September, we saw photos from her tour rehearsals for The Elusive Chanteuse Show. Over the weekend, Mimi kicked off her tour in Tokyo, Japan and as the video above painfully shows, she suffered a lot of vocal problems throughout her entire performance Saturday night. The video is tough to watch, I have to admit, but if you’re curious, click the embed above to hear Mimi struggle to hit her trademark high notes and have difficultly staying on key … among other problems. Ugh. I love Mariah so much … this is just really hard to watch. I sincerely hope these problems were just a few errant mistakes and not a sign that her tour ahead will be a bona fide disaster. OOF!

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First Listen: Fiona Apple Shares New Music For The Showtime Series ‘The Affair’

Sink back into the ocean/Sink back into the ocean

It’s always a good day when Fiona Apple drops some new music, and I’ve been curious about this new Showtime series, The Affair. A few months back I saw the first trailer, but it’s strange how Fiona Apple‘s involvement is now making me even more interested. She’s singing the main title sequence song, Container, and it gives you a sense of the beautiful, haunting quality that the show may also possess. Click inside for more!

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