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Its Blitz!

In Music on March 31, 2009 at 8:37 am

Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ newest album Its Blitz!  hits the shelves today.  Prepare yourselves for a different kind of sound.  Karen O’s screaming does not make an appearance on the new album and the overall feel is less manic and more electro dance party.  Opening up with “Zero” the album kicks off with a hot, edgy track guaranteed to get you moving and will keep you on the move with “Heads Will Roll,” “Dull Life” and  “Dragon Queen.”  With softer ballads like “Runaway” and “Softshock” serving as the icing on this album’s cake, the band’s 3rd album is sure to be their most mature album, artistically, to date.  My personal favorite tune off It’s Blitz: “Runaway.”

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Guest Of Cindy Sherman

In Screen on March 28, 2009 at 2:01 am

See what happens when the man behind Gallery Beat and one of today’s most notorious female artists get married in this compelling documentary.  In Theaters Friday, March 27th, 2009.

 

Sean Bones

In Music on March 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm

sean-bonesSean Bones is the solo project of Sean Sullivan, the guitarist from the brooklyn band Sam Champion.  In the summer of 2008 he recorded the EP Easy Street  and since then has been recieved as a breath of fresh air aiding us all in our longing for summer.  Earfarm rated the four track release as one of last year’s top 8, noting it as an “upbeat ode to city living, loving, and chilling.”  His tracks are subtly catchy and without a doubt groovable, making it a definite must have for your recently added iTunes playlist.

Frenchkiss Records swept Sean Bones up into it’s arms and the group opened up for the label’s notorious Les Savy Fav at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple Friday March 13th.  The reggae infused pop numbers resonated with the crowd and the, ever so casual, dancing ensued.

Museum of Sex

In Art on March 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm

museum-of-sexSex, gender, pleasure, pain, anatomy, relationships- these we all relate to, we all have awareness of,  and we all have opinions on. Therefore, in 2002 when NYC opened the first museum dedicated completely to sex, the response was that of intrigue and fascination, winning awards for the opening exhibit, NYCSex.  Since then the museum has generated over 12 exhibits and has proven to be an incredibly unique institution completely dedicated to exploring the history, significance, and evolution of sexuality.

From interpretations of the human body to sex education, photography to technology the museum covers a wide array of works, including pieces by Pablo Picasso and Keith Haring.  The Museum of Sex is definitely not your “typical” museum but its worth a visit.

Neil Young’s Back

In Music on March 18, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Neil Young has a new album coming out this April entitled Fork In The Road.  To go along with the title, he shot two music videos on his own while driving.  

magicsunCheck out “Magic Sun” set in Neil Young’s very own 1959 Lincoln Continental.