Ciara Body Party

"He Reads": A Brief Body Party with Ciara

Earlier today, I got on the hotline and spoke with the Thrower of Body Parties, Giver of Fantasy Rides and all-around Crunk-R&B Queen herself, Ciara. You know, as one does. Why? Well, I wanted to talk about her upcoming record Ciara, obviously—but mostly because I had to get to the bottom of this…


Jenn D

She Keeps Giving Us Love: An Interview with Jenn D

UK darling Jenn D first caught my eye (and ears) with her gutsy debut single "Lose It" back in November, a powerful punch of aggressive beats and taunting lyricism—and some hot Speak & Spell action to boot. Then, earlier this year, the Liverpool-born songstress got our hearts racing again with the…


tatu interview

10 Years in the Wrong Lane: An Interview with t.A.T.u.

Five years before Katy Perry was batting her fake eyelashes and singing coquettishly about the oh-so-taboo indulgence of a same-sex kiss, two underage Russian pop stars stormed the stage of the MTV Movie Awards with a fleet of girls dressed in schoolgirl uniforms, throwing their fists up in the air…


Cassie King of Hearts Interview

Queen of Hearts: Interview with...Cassie!

It's been nearly six years since Bad Boy Records songstress Cassie first burst into the music scene with the platinum-selling "Me & U," a spine-tingling slice of icy electro-R&B minimalism that rocketed to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006. While she's released several songs over the past few…


Katie Herzig

Interview with...Katie Herzig!

Last week, singer/songwriter Katie Herzig released her fifth studio album, The Waking Sleep. On this record, the Grammy Award-nominated chanteuse abandoned her signature melancholy acoustic-driven sound in favor of matured and complex dark electronica layered with contemporary folk pop. The…


Ellie Goulding Interview

Bright Lights and Little Dreams: Interview with Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding is an unlikely pop star. Her public image is subdued, even self-effacing; her voice is a gorgeous, fragile wisp that would sound more at home at a coffee shop than layered over a bouncing synth track; her lyrics are imbued with an aching vulnerability that most singer-songwriters…


Interview with...Lelia Broussard!

A few years ago, you could take a walk down to Bleecker Street and catch a show at a small venue called The Bitter End featuring back to back performances from two of Manhattan’s most up-and-coming artists: Stefani Germanotta and Lelia Broussard. One would ultimately ask Cher to hold her meat…


Shontelle 2011 Gumbo NYC

Shontelle Performs at GUMBO Party in NYC, Reveals Details About New Album and Upcoming Single, "Reflection"

Photo courtesy of Travis Holliday. Last Friday night, the boys of the fabulous monthly NYC gay party GUMBO took their show on the road--migrating from their usual locale at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn's DUMBO to the Canal Room in Tribeca. After a spirited opening (and NYC debut!) by…


On Music and Mist Burgers: A Very MuuMuse Interview with Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud

The greatest part about the rapidly globalizing state of the music industry is that, thanks to the the Internet, music lovers worldwide have the ability to indulge in popular music from far-off territories while developing a strong kinship with fellow fans. The downfall, of course, is that no one…


She Owns the Night: Interview with Jessie and the Toy Boys!

You can’t put Jessie Malakouti in a box, and if anybody tries to put me in a box, I will punch the roof out and I will climb out faster than you can chase me.


From Champion to Glamazon: Sipping Tea and Throwing Shade with Lucian Piane

There's no hope for humanity if this album doesn't achieve world peace. In a pop climate chock full of self-empowerment--from Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" to Katy Perry's "Firework" to Beyonce's "Run The World (Girls)" to P!nk's "Raise Your Glass" to Ke$ha's "We R Who We R"--it's hard to flip to a…


These Are Her Choice Notes: Interview with Alex Winston

Alex Winston may be the most promising pop chanteuse to emerge in 2011. Since first garnering attention in early 2010 with buzz track "Animal Baby," the Detroit native has distinguished herself from her contemporaries by releasing a series of well-curated covers, including songs by artists as…