There is a Rock ’n’ Roll Renaissance going on, and Cherie Currie, former lead singer of The Runaways, is just one of the greats reintroducing music with a message. The angel-faced rocker blasted a packed house at Amityville’s Revolution Rock Music Hall this past Friday night, and it was a show that we won't easily forget!
The kickass all-girl band, Jackknife Stiletto, opened the show. JS has gained recognition opening for acts like Murphy’s Law and Bret Michaels, jamming a new blend of rock, appropriately titled, VAGXCORE. The rockers roused the crowd with both original material and covers, including Heart’s Barracuda, and Spice Girls Wannabe. Studded leather bra clad front-woman Sam Stellar, growled out lyrics, while guitarist Annie Stoic jammed red-hot riffs, and drummer Mel Funk reinforced the beat.
Starchildren, rejoice! Joonbug recently had the honor of sitting down with none other than trance vocal legend JES before her set with ATB this past Saturday night at The Roseland Ballroom. JES, who has been involved in the scene for over a decade and has worked with fellow superstars such as Tiesto and Cosmic Gate, opened up to us about her musical style, influences, and more:
Friday, August 16th
Self-proclaimed "gayngsta rapper" [sic] and DJ Khalif Diouf (LE1F) will take the stage at the Institute of Contemporary Art’s renowned DJs ON THE HARBOR series. A singular talent whose high-energy hip-hop and subversive attitude propelled him to international renown, he has toured the world since the release of his debut mixtape, Dark York. Come drink and dance the last nights of summer away with a stunning view of the harbor and some ground-breaking music. 7:30 - 11:00PM. $10 ICA members + students.
Just three weeks away, Halloween is going to creep up on us any minute! If you're stuck in a rut and can't decide on a costume--have no fear! Below are five easy DIY costumes you can put together with stuff that's probably already in your closet!
1. PSY: Okay, so "Gangnam Style," went viral via YouTube and frontman, Psy, is a fun appraoch to a Halloween costume DIY! This should be a big one this year for guys or girls! All you need is a baby blue blazer, a black bowtie, and black shades! The hardest part of this costume will probabaly be the dance you'll have to learn to go with it!
Ahh, nothing's better than an nice summer record release! That actually doesn't really make any sense, but here are a few new records and reissues coming out this summer. As always, if there is anything we've missed (surely), please comment below!
Aesop Rock: Skelethon (Rhymespace) July 10th
Underground Rap pioneer, Aesop Rock, is set to release his newest album FIVE years since his last one. Guest spots include Kimya Dawson, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz and others. Pretty excited to hear what Aesop's been up to lately.
When: Mon, January 9, 8-10pm
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway , New York, NY
Come out to see comedians, writers and performers duke it out tonight. This hilarious event, sponsored by The Onion AV, will feature Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week? Podcast and Best Week Ever), Dave Hill (This American Life), Max Silvestri (Big Terrific), Gabe Delahaye (Mr. Coconuts) and Gabe Liedman (Big Terrific). What better way to start your week than with stress-relieving big laughs?
I've always wondered what famous artists do listen at home, or while driving their Escalade. You probably know that a lot of people who work on TV don't actually watch it at home. I was also curious to see if my favorite artists shared my tastes. I was astonished to see that Chris Martin from Coldplay could actually be able to listen some good sh!t (hate Coldplay).
You have here fifty different artists ready to share their Top 10 songs on one theme they care about. Wanna know what MGTM's 10 best psychedelic songs are ? Are you curious to see what king of blues does Mick Jagger listen at home ? I find that pretty entertaining.
Matt Katz, Sales Rep for Kongol Headwear
Spotted on his way to the movies near the Boston Common
Snood Salmagundi, Jamaica Plain MA.
Gloves Marc Jacobs
Pants John Varvatos for Converse
Shoes Harriet's Alter Ego, NYC
Style Inspiration David Bowie and Prince
October 1st already? It’s about that time to get ready for the one night of the year we can get away with obnoxiously imitating our favorite people.
Sometimes Halloween can get frustrating. I know I’m tired of seeing the same options for women year after year. Seriously, there are only so many years we can be a nurse, a witch, or a random fairy tale character.
This year let’s be Jareth the Goblin King, also known as: Labyrinth David Bowie. Many of us may not even have to travel further than our own bedroom for the transformation.
Check your closet for the following: