Send to KindleTweet Pandora is like the first cup of coffee in the morning-we’d survive without it, but not happily. Here are the top five songs on heavy rotation in the Pandora, iTunes and YouTube playlists. MGMT Kids For that upbeat mood-accept your reality and live in the present… Empire of the Sun Walking on [...]
Send to KindleTweet M.I.A., the British rapper of Sri Lankan descent, has released a new video that tests our first amendment rights and speaks to issues including discrimination and war. This comes at a time when we are about eight years into an Iraqi war and Arizona has just passed laws that essentially enable racial [...]
Ethereal Electronica SongstressWhat: Britain’s Bat for Lashes is sure to continue making waves in the U.S. once mainstream discovers her.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:We admin our nightly perusal of gossip sites was what alerted us to this budding British talent. Sometimes there are known stories a writer just has to cover, there’s no choice, and this is one of them. It’s time America learned about Bat for Lashes. She is a category unto herself, [...]
Send to KindleTweet Sam’s Club Launches Fair Trade Wine Warehouse retail chain Sam’s Club launched its first Fair Trade Certified wine, one of a small number of wines to receive recognition during the inaugural year of the Fair Trade Wine certification program in the U.S. Neu Direction is a 100% Malbec from the Lujan de [...]
Defying Stereotypes & OddsGraffiti Art & Empowerment What:Two graffiti artists used their standing in underground and mainstream communities to create a forum for global female artists.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:You might see the two pit bulls roaming the boutique of the surf-meets-street Greenpoint boutique Alphabeta and assume the folks that hang out are unapproachable. Walk through the back door to the enclosed event space and the outdoor area and you’ll find the dogs are right there with you, keeping everyone [...]
Autumn Black HistoryEmerging Black Culture Artists What:October marks the fall’s Black History month, with many award shows paying tribute to existing and upcoming artists whose music taps global black culture.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:Britain’s MOBO Awards show proves that Black culture, specifically music, touches all humans across the globe. The awards show that stands for Music of Black Origin began in 1996 and has been going strong ever since. On October 15, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) will air the 13th annual MOBO Awards [...]