Pop Music

Seth Bogart – Eating Makeup [VIDEO]

Former Bikini Kill and Le Tigre riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna provides the lead vocals on a track that somewhat reminds me of Gravy Train’s You Made Me Gay. The video, however, is straight out of John Waters with some Pee-Wee Herman on the side.

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A Little Respect: 30 Years Of Erasure [AUDIO]

In our second bit of Vince Clark-related news this morning, yesterday Erasure celebrated its 30th anniversary with a commemorative show broadcast on dozens of British radio stations. Interview subjects include members of OMD and Heaven 17, Mute Records founder Daniel Miller, and of course both Clark and Andy Bell. The show catalogs the band’s creation and takes you through the ...

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Kylie Minogue & James Corden – Only You [AUDIO]

The first single off Kylie Christmas is a duet with Late Late Show host James Corden on a cover of Yazoo’s 1982 classic, which reached #2 in the UK with the dance smash Situation as the B-side. Erasure’s Vince Clark wrote the track while with Depeche Mode, but didn’t record it until leaving the band to form Yazoo with Alison ...

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Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime [AUDIO]

“All hail disco Coldplay” says the Atlantic. They write: At some point, it’s typical for rock bands who’ve conquered their genre to dabble in dance. The Rolling Stones did it, the Clash did it, U2 did it, Arcade Fire did it. Now Coldplay has done it, with a gloriously absurd, “Get Lucky”-aping new single called “Adventure of a Lifetime.” Some ...

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Bryan Hawn – Hello [VIDEO]

I first mentioned fitness model Bryan Hawn last November for his clip in which he lip-synced to Taylor Swift as he built a map of states with same-sex marriage – all while showing off his ample hindquarters. Today he actually sings (or does he?) a cover of Adele’s latest smash – all while showing off his ample hindquarters. HELLO.

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Postmodern Jukebox – Viva La Vida [VIDEO]

Because I am fan of 7-foot tall singing clowns, I follow Puddles Pity Party on social media, where on Halloween he shared the below (then private) clip with just one follower – with the stipulation that it only be shared with five others – each of whom then had the same stipulation. What followed was a tweetstorm of begging to ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund Unveils Line-Up For Holiday Fundraiser

A fabulous event that I attend every year. Via press release: Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund today announced the lineup for its 5th annual “Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays” benefit concert on Saturday, December 5th at New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness. 100 percent of ...

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Ariana Grande – Focus [VIDEO]

Music sites are going nuts about today’s release by gay fave Ariana Grande. USA Today recaps: Here’s a checklist of things all future music videos will probably have: Cell phones (flip phones optional), heavy eye-liner and people dancing in boxes. At least we feel a little bit like that after watching the new music video for Ariana Grande’s Focus, which ...

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Postmodern Jukebox – Give It Away [VIDEO]

In this week’s installment the always inventive Postmodern Jukebox puts a “shagadelic” Swinging 60s spin on the Red Hot Chili Peppers, complete with Austin Powers-inspired dancers. Lots of fun. And stick around for the trombone solo from vocalist Aubrey Logan.

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All The People I Was Kissing, Some Are Here And Some Are Missing: 25 Years Of Being Boring [VIDEO]

It was 25 years ago this week in 1990 that the Pet Shop Boys released Behavior, the album that provided Being Boring, which many consider to be the most heart-wrenching and beautiful song about AIDS, loss, and survivorship. Christian Gerard at Pop Matters looks back: Being Boring sets a bittersweet tone for the album. “All the people I was kissing ...

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Adele – Hello [REMIX]

Adele’s new single only came out on Friday and already the clip has over 70M views and the digital single has topped the iTunes chart in over 100 countries. Below is one of what surely be a million remixes.

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Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall [VIDEO]

Backed by a full orchestra, Sam Smith on Friday performed his smash Bond theme on the Graham Norton show. Writing’s On The Wall has become the greatest-selling Bond theme in UK history and is the first to hit #1 on the British pop singles chart. Watch below.

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Adele – Hello [VIDEO]

Vanity Fair reviews the new track: As she announced she would yesterday, Adele has dropped her first music video in three years. Directed by Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan, “Hello” features mostly lush close-ups of Adele, her co-star Tristan Wilds (The Wire, 90210), and the rain-soaked Montreal landscape. But while the video is intimate, it also has an epic feel to ...

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Canadian Rockers Walk Off The Earth Debut Empowering Video About Trans Youth With Alright

It’s a great track. Mashable has the review: Walk Off The Earth wants you to know that it’s okay to be yourself. In the latest video for the band’s new song “Alright,” premiering here on Mashable, the group sends an inspiring message about self-acceptance and empowerment. Aimed particularly at trans youth, the video stars a young girl named Ellie who ...

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The Life And Death Of Tower Records [AUDIO]

NPR has interviewed actor Colin Hanks (son of Tom Hanks) about his new documentary about Tower Records. An excerpt: “Tower sort of helped pave the way for your identity,” Hanks says. “For lack of a better phrase, music makes people, sometimes, where you sort of latch on to music as a way of identifying yourself or your tribe. I got ...

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Martin O’Malley Performs Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood During Appearance On The View [VIDEO]

Oh, dear. Maybe it would sound better if he performed this in his traditional sleeveless muscle shirt. But probably not.

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British Pop Idol Winner Will Young Addresses Trans Identity In Stunning Clip For New Single Brave Man

Openly gay 2002 British Pop Idol winner Will Young tackles trans identity in his new single Brave Man, the video for which follows a real life transgender man as he stumbles forlorn and naked through the streets of London. Young explains: “It seems extremely brave to be a man in a woman’s body and then decide to do something about ...

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Hot Chip – Dancing In The Dark [VIDEO]

Salon raves: Hot Chip is finally releasing their version of Bruce Springsteen’s dance hit “Dancing In the Dark” — a staple of recent live shows — and the video they just dropped is an amazing pastiche of cringe-worthy yet awesome found 1980s TV clips (there’s some definite cable access hair happening in some of these cuts) to accompany their danceable-up ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Superfruit – Hip-Hop Goes Broadway

Superfruit, who are the two gay members of the Grammy-winning Pentatonix, are closing in on a million views with their Broadway take on some recent hip-hop hits.

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Postmodern Jukebox – Umbrella

“How would Rihanna’s Umbrella look and sound as a production number from the 1952 film classic, Singin’ in the Rain? Check out the Postmodern Jukebox version, featuring the inimitable Casey Abrams on vocals and introducing the Sole Sisters on tap dance.”

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