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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Batty Courtney Love, Gaga without makeup, and more: Which ugly musician would you rather bang?

Posted By on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 6:44 AM

Yup, Lemmy's in there.
  • Yup, Lemmy's in there.

Some of the best dumb games are riddled with hyphens: would-you-rather, never-have-I-ever and F-M-K (that's fuck-marry-kill, for the uninitiated). Making fun of people is always a good way to stave off boredom, so we've concocted a would-you-rather poll about the ugly musicians in this world. Click through, view the musicians we've chosen, try to hide your horror, and choose which musician you'd rather spend the night with having hot, sweaty sexual relations.
We dare you.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Check out a trailer for Reggie B's new video at the end of Mikael Columbu's video for Cee Lo Green's 'Bodies'

Posted By on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Cee Lo Green
  • Cee Lo Green

It might be old news, but after finding this trailer, I can't get it out of my head. Here's a trailer for a music video of a track by Kansas City rapper Reggie B directed by Mikael Columbu, who directed the awesomely pulpy video for Cee Lo Green's "Bodies." If the Reggie B video is anything like the visuals that Columbu made for Cee Lo Green, we could be looking at some spectacular shit.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What's your favorite snow song?

Posted By on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 6:59 AM

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By now, most of the Kansas City metro area has cabin fever from all of this fluffy white stuff that's keeping us all huddled inside our humble abodes. So, since you haven't got anything better to do: What's your favorite song, artist or album to listen to when snowfall has you stranded?

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blood and semen might be in Gaga's new scent. What should other band's perfumes smell like?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:33 AM

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Perfumers these days can bottle just about any smell you'd want to have spritzed across your body. I thought scent makers went too far when that crazy Vienna guy manufactured phials of vaginal scent (which, according to the website, is not a perfume, but whatever).
Point is, there's a market for just about any kind of smell, but Lady Gaga may be going too far with her supposed brand of blood and semen perfume. (I mean, how did she know what I spritzed myself with before going out on the town? That shit's supposed to be secret.) It certainly fits well with the image of a woman who once performed in a meat dress.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

What tribute project would you like to see in Kansas City?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:34 AM

A Tribe Called Quest
  • A Tribe Called Quest

Killing off the winter doldrums is no easy task. Kansas City's local musicians are a wily, inventive bunch, though, and they've been hard at work in the last few weeks cooking up a hot batch of tribute series. Cody Wyoming is curating a tribute to the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street in February, and Sonic Spectrum's Robert Moore is throwing a tribute to David Bowie next Sunday. Les Izmore, Diverse and Reach are playing A Tribe Called Quest's Low End Theory at the Blue Room later this month, too.
What tribute project would you like to see? And who would you want to play it?

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Monday, January 10, 2011

If it's too loud, Harry S. Truman, you're too old

Posted By on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 8:32 AM

President Truman listened to old people's music.
  • President Truman listened to old people's music.

Let's take a break from hip sounds and digital-music trends for a minute. Let's put on a little Chopin and pretend it's the middle of the 20th century -- in the White House, and we are the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman.

Why, you ask?

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Seven trends in this year's concert data

Posted By on Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 7:35 AM

Jon Bon Jovi is still slammin' it home at the box office.
  • Jon Bon Jovi is still slammin' it home at the box office.

Thanks to the folks over at Soundspike, you don't have to wade through Pollstar's 2010 year-end concert data: They've already drawn the conclusions for you.
The concert-driven site has come up with seven trends that went down last year in ticket sales, and what they might mean for this year's season. You might already have guessed some of them (like the fact that American Idol's touring-show days are dead and gone), but others might strike you as a surprise. (Americans' nostalgia for the '80s is nearly satiated. Who knew?)

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Who do you want to see in 2011?

Posted By on Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 1:05 PM

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Here's a game that my friends hate playing with me: "Okay, if you could book any act...at any venue...with any two opening acts...and they could all be dead or alive, who would it be?" I won't subject you to the "dead or alive" clause, but I do want to know: who do you want to see play Kansas City in 2011? Is it someone who isn't coming here, like Lauryn Hill, or are you one of those lucky bastards whose favorite artist is already swinging through town? (Say, Motörhead?) What's your ideal show for the coming year, and where?

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Monday, December 20, 2010

End-of-year Top Ten lists: why we need 'em

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 7:18 AM

Listomania
  • Listomania

You listened to us sound off - okay, fine, rant -- about why end-of-year lists are a scourge to the Internet on Friday afternoon. Now, it's time to play devil's advocate, sans liquor bottle. Here are three arguments about why lists are necessary to the survival of music criticism.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Pearl Jam is curating a mystery festival "in the middle of the country"

Posted By on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 4:10 PM

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According to an interview aired on Sirius XM Radio, Pearl Jam is curating a festival next year, but it's not in the band's hometown, Seattle. Instead, the band's manager said that it will happen "somewhere in the middle of the U.S." You know what's in the middle of the U.S., guys? We are!

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