Heaven only knows what was on Kheaven Brereton's mind when he embarked on his latest venture. Canadian vocalist/emcee/producer of K-OS's third release, Atlantis: Hymns for Disco, is an ambitious array of samples, weaved together with drum machine beats and riddled with spiritual guidance.
Last summer, in the chocolate bazaar of Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a friend and I couldn't help but notice scores of elementary school girls bedecked in black eyeliner and pyramid-studded belts.
Following the critical successes of the Maximum Black EP in 1999 and the People Get Ready LP in 2000, garage-rockers The Mooney Suzuki looked poised to walk down fame's yellow brick road - the White Stripes holding one hand and The Strokes the other.
For whatever reason, that happy dream didn't quite materialize for The Mooney Suzuki.
Blur's take on the song of unrequited love is easy on the ears, hidden amidst heavy tones of British frustration and veiled happiness; the song is matter-of-factly titled "Good Song."
"Good Song" was so good, in fact, that it inspired design troupe Shynola and artist David Shrigley to create an animated interpretation of lead singer Damon Albarn's lyrics.
Philly rockers stellastarr* are back in town tonight for an appearance at North Star Bar. Street writer Alex Kwan sat down for a phone interview with lead singer and guitarist Michael Jurin and talked about New York's "Sixth Burough", stellastarr*'s new album and the state of the biz.
Street: Hey Michael, good to grab you in between sets.
In Breach, the weight of the movie rests on the shoulders of stars Ryan Phillippe and Chris Cooper. Unfortunately, only one of them delivers.
Phillippe plays Eric O'Neill, a young FBI operative assigned to clerk for - and spy on - Robert Hanssen (Cooper), who is under investigation for sexual deviance.
The Messengers is an all-too-predictable scare flick that relies primarily on loud noises and sudden gruesome images for fright value.
The story: a family moves to a deserted sunflower farm in North Dakota hoping to make a fresh start and a sufficient living.
It's officially that time of the year again. The weather's getting colder, the days are getting shorter and it's getting tougher to muster the strength to walk to class (or to Smoke's) depending on your proclivities.
It's a bold new age of information. YouTube represents an archive of millions of hidden or long-forgotten documentations of some of the greatest performers in music, free and at the tips of our fingers.
A successful debut LP can be a blessing or a curse. It can be the precursor of legitimate greatness or it can spell doom for a band's future with the weight of unachievable expectations (think of the wasted potential of The Libertines or The Stills). The real pressure for these groups lies on their second album, where they have so much more to lose.
Bloc Party fans everywhere had been crossing off days on their calendars in anticipation of February 6th, the release date of the band's second studio album, A Weekend In The City.
Norbit is Eddie Murphy's favorite form of cinematic masturbation. By acting as a variety of characters, the comedian gets to showcase his chameleon-like ability to play to any stereotype thrown his way.
The last thing you might expect to come out of the School of Engineering is an R&B album. But you probably haven't heard of Tara Betterbid, aka taragirl.
Although taragirl refers to her sound as "organic R&B," someday her name could be added to the Philly soul pantheon, alongside Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott and Jaguar Wright.