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01.05.10
Pop Music
Happy New Year! It was freezing on Saturday night, but after a day of teaching and some scrumptious Japanese food at Sushi Queen restaurant, I headed down to Harbourfront to catch John’s set from 8pm. It didn’t take long for me
01.01.10
Pop Music
Aaah…the holidays. First you’re panicking over presents (I’m pretty sure I’ve missed a few names!), then panicking about how many leftovers you’re going to have to eat over the next few months…by that time it’s too late to return the gifts
11.19.09
Pop Music
Beardyman is a young and phenomenally talented beatbox artist who has won the UK Beatbox championship twice, and is now (not surprisingly) an Internet sensation. Although largely associated with hip-hop culture, beatboxing is not limited to hip-hop music; it exists now
11.12.09
Pop Music
Lady Gaga's new video Bad Romance confirms my suspicions that she's transforming herself into a poor man's Leigh Bowery. Her repertoire of PVC catsuits, blindfolds, and clubfooted heels clearly harken back to the work of the legendary performance artist. I don't
11.10.09
Pop Music
More Pop Culture: Robert C. Jackson Candice Breitz: Same Same at the Power Plant (Toronto) 19 September-15 November, 2009-11-09 I found out on the Saturday that the rehearsal Sunday would be cancelled-so I fumed, but decided to head into Toronto anyway.
11.10.09
Pop Music
Guapa is an addictive, ridiculous music video by the multimedia artist Paul Clay. The song itself is a masterful imitation of cheesy Latin pop, a mixture of silly enticements and typically suggestive lines. The video turns the dancing girls into abstract
11.08.09
Pop Music
u.n.k.l.e.: Rabbit in your headlights It’s rare for a music video to gaze beyond the conventional and the trivial. This critically acclaimed video, directed by Jonathan Glazer, was made for the British electonica band Unkle in 1998. It subsequently won the
11.02.09
Pop Music
by Troy
I’ve often heard that you don’t have to be talented to be an artist, you just have to create. What genre is more fitting to this belief than pop music? Here are some chart-topping selections by chart-topping divas and remakes by a
11.02.09
Pop Music
by Troy
Behold, she who is…Nina Simone. Nina Simone’s artistry is so vast and expansive that it is often difficult for people to categorize her. She is generally lumped into Jazz, but I put her in the get-inside-you-and-make-you-jive category. Nina Simone is and
11.02.09
Pop Music
by Troy
October 25th visited the New York City High Line saw the Diane Von Furstenberg store with color-changing windows saw the Assume Vivid Astro Focus exhibit at Phillips de Pury & Company via the High Line saw the Gansevoort Hotel saw the
10.26.09
Pop Music
Here is Part 1 of my picks for Artists to Watch in 2010! I hope to offer some fun, inspiring new stuff to check out, and would love it if you responded in kind with artists you're loving right now.... Enjoy!!
10.18.09
Pop Music
Her voice is like lightly oiled sandpaper. With nary a struggle, she manages to sneak in a well-intentioned squeak every so often. That smooth, vintage sound seeps from her voice as easy as Sunday conversation, and it is those long notes,
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