Monday, September 20, 2010

Antony & the Johnsons "I'm In Love"

Antony Hegarty is the lead singer of Antony & the Johnsons. He won the highly coveted Mercury Prize for Best New Artist for his second studio album I Am A Bird Now. For those of you familiar with Florence + the Machine, she won the award this year!

Now many of you may have heard his super catchy song "Blind" on his side project Hercules & Love Affair. "Blind" ranked #2 on the 10 Best Singles of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly.

Antony also does an amazing cover of Beyonce's "Crazy In Love."

He has a new album coming out on October 11th called "Swanlights" and this is my personal favorite from it. It's called "Im In Love." There wasn't a music video for it yet, so I made one. Enjoy!

Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over

Still can't get over how incredible this video is! Hands down, she was the best performer at this year's VMA's!

In Flagranti - I Hadn't Screwed Around Before

Just enjoy it.

Young the Giant - My Body

These guys recently opened up for Marina & the Diamonds and in my opinion stole the show. It's not often an opening act moves me the way they were able to. 

There is something quite amazing about lead singer Sameer Gadhia's voice. I hear a lot of Brandon Flower's "Crossfire" in the song, and there's definitely a Kings of Leon and Roonie resemblance.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Usher- DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (DJ Kue Remix)

This song will not get out of my head! Ever since hearing it blasting on the club speakers last night, I've had the chorus subconsciously on repeat. Of the 9 remixes I've accumulated over the past months since this song's release, this one by Mike Morales aka DJ Kue is definitely the 


"Shampain" hands down was the best song at the Marina & the Diamonds show on September 9th at Lincoln Hall in Chicago.

To be honest I have never really given this song the attention it deserves. While endlessly playing my favorites "I am Not a Robot", "Mowgli's Road" and "Obsessions" for months, I had only once listened to "Shampain."

The energy Marina evokes while performing this song made it easily the greatest crowd pleaser. If you get the chance to see Marina, you have to go. She does not disappoint. And, I got the feeling I was watching a pre-Gaga Stefani Germanotta, which was quite neat.
Literally days after my concert-enduced love affair with this song, Marina released this excellent Michael Jackson "Thriller" themed video. Check it out below!

Rihanna - Who's That Chick

Found this gem last night at one of the gay bars in Boystown. How perfect, right? The video is a blast into the 90's past and has a very Aqua- "Barbie Girl" feel to it. 

While, I still prefer her prior single "Only Girl (In the World)" to this, I am loving Riri's new direction. Can't wait for some killer remixes to both!

Monday, September 6, 2010