Saturday, May 29, 2010

Broadway Bares XX: Strip-opoly


We now take a break from our usual judgmental snarkiness to talk about.... stripping.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Scissor Sisters - Fire with Fire Video Released


The Sisters are back! After releasing Ta-Dah in September 2006, the Scissor Sisters' new album Night Work is set to release on June 28th. The group has promised to bring back the irreverent sexuality we have come to expect (and adore) from them. Based on what we've seen so far, they are making good on that promise.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lady Gaga and Elton John Leave Me "Speechless"


Photo Courtesy of WireImage.com

Last night, Carnegie Hall played host to Sting's annual Rainforest Fund benefit concert. In its 21st year, the event included, among others, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Debbie Harry, Elton John and Lady Gaga. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Greg Laswell - Take a Bow

Album Artwork Courtesy of GregLaswell.com

Known for his somber and melancholy lyrics and melodies, Greg Laswell has gained recognition in the past few years for his inclusions on the soundtracks of shows like Grey's Anatomy and Friday Night Lights. That being said, you may be surprised to read some of the lyrics from "You, Now," a song off his latest release, Take a Bow:

The sun the moon and everything 
in between the stars and the sea 
everything can wait until I see you
This life is not to waste
I want you now

Yes, this is the same Greg Laswell that produced the dark adaptation of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" for the Confessions of a Shopaholic soundtrack. The same artist who said at one of his concerts, "If you listen to my music, you've probably been through some sort of heartache." But it seems that, after a year and half break since his last full album (with his excellent Covers EP in between),  Mr. Laswell has taken a bit of a turn. Take a Bow represents an expansion of emotional boundaries for the singer-songwriter, exploring not just heartbreak, but also yearning, adoration and love. Even the reappearance of his 2008 single "Off I Go" comes with a revamping of brighter chords and a generally happier outlook of what lies in the future.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance, Season 7 - Judge Swap


Beginning about a month and a half ago and in anticipation of the May 27th premiere, the big wigs at So You Think You Can Dance began announcing some pretty huge changes to the format of Season 7. Once the entire roster of All-Stars was unveiled, it looked like all had been revealed.

Nice try.

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