CELEB SPOTTINGS
Drake Performs at REVOLT TV's Super Bowl Party

There were many pre-Super Bowl parties that took place in New York City this past weekend leading up to the big game on Sunday night. One of the parties that took place on February 1 at Time Warner Cable Studios was for REVOLT TV which is owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs.

As part of the party, Drake performed songs from his album Nothing Was the Same as well as “We Made It” and “Trophies.” He also performed with rapper French Montana and Diddy who performed his own song “It’s All About the Benjamins.”

Some of the celebrity guests that attended the party included Funk Flex, Paul McCartney, Katie Couric, Mary J. Blige and Hayden Panettiere.

ALL ACCESS PASS
2014 Grammys Wrap Up: Nominations, Performances, and Wins



Every year, the Grammys can always be counted on to be jam packed with some of the most spectacular performances and surprising award wins of the year, and 2014's show was nothing short of just that. This year, the 56th annual Grammy Awards proved to be a celebration of music past, present, and future, with host LL Cool J guiding the night through it's incredibly diverse music collaborations and dynamic performances. It was only right, then, for the Queen B herself, Beyonce, and music mogul husband Jay Z to start the show off right with a slick and sexy performance of 'Drunk In Love' that made sure everybody was going to "be all night."

BREAKING BAND
Review & Interview: Dovetail

The highly anticipated debut album of Dovetail, the 2012 recipients of the John Lennon Songwriting Award, is out today, October 29th. Aptly titled, Mount Karma, the lyrics on the album are mindful of personal journeys traveled by the band mates, which are then paired with complex and inspiring instrumentals. This combination, in tandem with a steadily increasing fan base, positions Dovetail to be one of the next big break-out bands.

WEEKEND PICKS
What to Do in Washington D.C. This Weekend

This year's Hip Hop Theater Festival, which has been going on since July, 7, is ending this Sunday. Hip Hop Theater Festival is an annual summer festival that takes place in many different venues throughout D.C. to celebrate Hip Hop, an urban art form that encompasses stories, people, music, dance, and spoken word. On Friday, July, 12, they are holding a free mural bike tour where participants are welcomed to see a guided tour of the city's graffitti murals. Friday and Saturday will also feature the Jack Ya Body Dance Showcase featuring Storyboard P, Rafael Xavier, Brandon Barnette, and Jordan Simmons. This event is $20 and will take place at DANCE PLACE on 3225 8th Street, NE. The Festival will close with the Words Beats & Life Presents Remixing the Art of Social Change at the District Architecture Center (421 7th Street, NW). Tickets for this particular event is $30 for a one day pass ($75 for three days)

STYLIZER
A Dress' Greatest Rival: The Jumpsuit

As the holidays approach us our minds become wrapped around the usual; eggnog, gift shopping, office parties, and how many pieces of fruit cake will I put away? Before you go shopping around for the perfect holiday dress, consider a jumpsuit instead. Yes. That’s right, jumpsuits are not reserved exclusively for summer. Many of our favorite designers have just the right jumpsuit to flatter your figure and leave room for comfort. Whether you’re attending a special occasion or ringing in the New Year with friends these select five will suit just about any event.

IN THE MIX
Exclusive First Listen: Stream a Trifecta of New Albums on NPR: Rave on Buddy Holly, Red Hot + Rio 2, & Black Up

Stream three new albums in their entirety (visit NPR’s First Listen page) before they hit stores on June 28th!

1) 'Rave on Buddy Holly': a tribute to the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, features Holly covers by Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Cee Lo Green, Fiona Apple, and many more. The album’s A-List artists make up a rather impressive and diverse collection, and all prove to be a remarkable fit for Holly’s timeless tunes.

EARGASMIC
Rave on Buddy Holly: Fiona Apple's "Everyday" Cover

Through the honored vocals of artists like The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Paul McCartney, Graham Nash, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket and Fiona Apple, rock 'n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly continues to live on long after his tragic death. The sonic sweeping star would be 75-years-old on September 7th of this year and the highly anticipated release of Rave On Buddy Holly proves that his music is still more relevant than ever and his influence has not ceased to spread across all music soundscapes.

The production of Rave On Buddy Holly celebrates the rock icon's 75th birthday and enduring legacy with a 19-song collection of outstanding Holly covers by an eclectic assemblage of today's most talented musical visionaries. Due on June 28th from Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group, the album was overseen and produced by the esteemed film-music supervisor Randall Poster, who is known for his collaborative works with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Todd Haynes, and Wes Anderson.

EARGASMIC
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League & Hypertrak Present: Laws & Paul McCartney

Michael "Laws" Maldonado is a Brazilian-born, Florida raised hip hop artist who signed with the Grammy award winning producer trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E League in 2009. Laws started rhyming when he was 16 and made his way into the rapping realm by competing in and winning lyrical face-offs. He eventually elevated from battler to songwriter and crafted music that caught the attention of Rook, a member of J.U.S.T.I.C.E League's production team. After conversing via AOL Instant Messenger, the two met up, hit the studio, and produced Laws' first mixtape that earned him comparisons to iconic rapper Eminem.

DAILY POP
Paul McCartney Composes Ballet due to debut in September

Paul McCartney has remained busy in his post Beatles career. Musically McCartney has had a prolific career in music despite inability to read music. He has released twenty two studio albums and five classical albums.

In June McCartney mentioned he was working on a ballet in an interview with the BBC. This week he formally announced the ballet entitled, "Ocean's Kingdom."

According to the New York Times the ballet is currently forty five minutes long. "Ocean's Kingdom" is a romantic story of two members of the royal family of the Ocean and Earth Kingdom.

DAILY POP
Metric Debuts New Music Video

The official music video for "Black Sheep" by Canadian rock quartet Metric from the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World soundtrack debuts today. The video was shot live in July 2010 at Comic-Con in San Diego, California shortly following a screening of Scott Pilgrim. The action-comedy stars Michael Cera, and is directed by filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). Nigel Godrich, the celebrated producer who has worked on albums by Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney, Travis and many others, serves as executive producer on the soundtrack.

Check out the video below!