Cat Power Flies To The Moon: Wake-Up Video

On Monday (September 20), the Newsroom Blog took a look at Liz Phair’s underrated second album. Today, we celebrate another esoteric indie singer-songwriter with deeply personal lyrics and who regularly battles stage fright. On this day in 1998, Cat Power released Moon Pix, which, while not quite as aggro as Phair’s Exile in Guyville or…

For The Record: Lily Allen, E Street, Cat Power & More

· Lily Allen has posted two news songs on her MySpace page. Relax, they’re just demos. · Pour some out for longtime E Street Band keyboard player Danny Federici, who died yesterday of cancer at age 58. · Cat Power, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), and Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward will headline a new… Read more »

For The Record: News on Outkast, Cat Power, Fall Out Boy (again)

· OutKast‘s road manager – and former WCW pro wrestler – Chase Tatum, was found dead in his Atlanta home on Sunday, apparently from a drug overdose. Tatum’s father told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that his son was dependent on painkillers. Our condolences go out to his family and the OutKast crew. · More artists have… Read more »

Modest Mouse And Big Boi’s Team Up Has Us Thinking

By Zachary Swickey We’ve been longing for a new Modest Mouse record for a while now, and it appears our cries have been answered through Twitter (truly the the hotspot for collaboration reveals these days.) Sir Lucious Left Foot himself — aka Big Boi of OutKast — is keeping this fad alive by tweeting about… Read more »

Celebrating Mardi Gras? You’ll Need Lil Wayne, Miley Cyrus And Ludacris

Happy Mardi Gras, everybody! Today marks the actual date on the calendar when New Orleans dedicates itself to throwing a gigantic party, with parades, public nudity, masks, beads and lots of drinking. The wonderful scene on Bourbon Street is a fantastic combination of tradition and modern debauchery, and when you compound the fact that the… Read more »

MTV Staffer LiliAna Rose’s Music Career Gets A Boost From Perez Hilton

Yesterday began as a normal day for LiliAna Rose. She woke up and came to work at MTV headquarters in New York as a member of the integrated marketing team. But then she checked her RSS feed and saw something she was not expecting: Her own name. When she’s not working at MTV, Rose is… Read more »

Santigold Tourmate Amanda Blank Emerges From Friend’s Shadow At New York Show

By Daniela Capistrano, photos by Bashira Webb It felt destined to be an uneventful, summer rain-drenched night this past Friday evening in the trendy Village section of Manhattan. But a few strokes before midnight, DJ Herbert Holler strongly advised the staff at Le Poisson Rouge to wrap up sound check, as a throng of Amanda… Read more »