Just don’t listen to “Hit ‘Em Up Style” while driving. You will wind up driving to your ex’s house and angrily confronting them for being so stupid. More
A strange case of shooting the messenger has snowballed in North Carolina over the past few days involving a student named Liz Hawryluk, a local bar, a DJ and Robin Thicke’s controversial and irritating song “Blurred Lines.” More
Once upon a time, my freshman year roommate dragged me to Nocturnal Wonderland, a Southern California rave (of sorts). Now, aside from the night ending with her car getting broken into because she left it in San Bernadino after the … More
Say what thou wilt about the Gaga, but the lady sure can create a pretty spectacular music video. You guys get to share in the coolness of all of this, because she threw in a mess of your television BFF’s into the mix, in the form of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. More
A sharp-eyed reader tipped me off to something that had upset her, and she wanted to know our take. It was a music video for the song “Who Drank By Whiskey” by Jez Dior, an up-and-comer who believes torturing women is edgy, in the same way that Miley Cyrus thinks putting on a grill gives her street cred. More
Maybe there’s something to this theory. More
perhaps a little PG-13 tongue kissing between two women was shocking behavior when Britney and Madonna locked lips at the VMAs in 2003, but it’s 2014 now and engaging in a mini make-out session with someone of your gender is not a shocking novelty. In context, it’s actually pretty rude. More
Insert every “I Kissed a Girl” joke you can possibly manage here, because Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus made out in front of 15,000 of her closest friends. More
This is her house, these are her rules. More
How exactly is Jennifer Hudson convinced that talking about sex is immature? More
Consideration given for musicality, rock star hair, and feminist icon potential. More
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Hip hop gets a bad rep. Look, while I’m the first person to say that it’s possible to like things that are problematic, I’ll also be the first person to call out any hip hop artists who are sexist, homophobic jerks with lyrics to match. But people act as if hip hop is the only medium in which that kind of behavior can fly. Nobody is calling out metal music for its violent lyrics about women, are they? Not really. And when I look back on some of the pop punk songs I used to love in my early teens, I can’t help but cringe at how sexist and slut shaming so many of the lyrics were. I shouldn’t even start to go into the number of indie rock artists out there who have been accused of committing actual abuse in real life. More
There’s a new animated series called Chozen premiering tonight (at 10:30pm on FX) starring Bobby Moynihan as an aspiring rapper, freshly out of jail and eager to lay down some beats that are intentionally, comically offensive. It sounds like a pretty funny show, but after the year we’ve had in music, I think it’ll be tough for them to successfully parody those types of lyrics without verging into actually degrading territory.
As all you music festival lovers out there may know, Coachella just announced its 2014 lineup last night. As with many music (and film, and literary…) gatherings, Coachella can be a bit of a boys’ club. Nevertheless, there are plenty of amazing female musicians who will be putting on amazing acts that you should see, whether they’re solo acts or part of a group. Here are but a few of them. More