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Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” was released 44 years ago, and has been an anthem for the scorned, broken-hearted, and for all of us who have ever dealt with that person with the ego the size of a small country.
Taylor Swift is ready to "Shake it Off" with a brand new music video and, coming soon, a new album! Fans were hopeful that today's big Yahoo Livestream featuring the pop star would deliver news that a new album might be on the way and sure enough, it's coming this October and it's titled 1989. That just so happens o be the year Taylor Swift was born. And maybe we're seeing a bit of 1989 in some of the hip hop and boom box action in the video above.
The title of the video says it all. this video contains a gross amount of bass lines! Some of the riffs you will hear in this video are expected, and some are completely out of left field...
Today, he went with another song that seemed like it would never leave radio stations, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” and he thankfully turned it from a rape-light song of submissiveness to a diatribe against numbskulls who fail to grasp this thing called the English language. It’s called “Word Crimes,” and it’s one of Weird Al’s greatest videos yet!
years of adamant anticipation for more of his pop-skewing masterpieces have paid off in spades with the arrival of his new video, “Tacky,” which not only pokes fun at Pharrell’s insanely popular hit “Happy,” but also the neverending stream of society’s most terrible trends. Crocs and Instagrammed food pictures will be mankind’s least remembered obsessions.
One of Country music’s biggest stars is putting on his boots and hopping back in the saddle again. Garth Brooks announced via a web conference that he will soon be releasing a new album, putting his music up for sale digitally, and gearing up for a three-year world tour.
The Foo Fighters are awesome. I could begin and end this article with this statement and a very small minority might dispute me on that. These guys are the last true big time rock stars of our generation. They sell out the largest venues, tour almost non stop, and put on a helluva show. So given their success, fame, and lack of time on tour the Internet was stunned when they added a crowd funded show to their list.
Metal heads, prepare to have your face melted with one of the most serene string instruments known to man. Often reserved for Hawaiian Luau’s and hipster girls trying to get noticed, the ukulele has been transformed into an instrument of destruction when this dude shreds on some Slayer. He blasts through a cover of “War Ensemble” in devastating fashion and makes something that is not at all easy, look beyond simple.
Professional musicians are at a greater risk for hearing than normal people in general. If you were someone like Katy Perry and I was reading it to you I might have to say that again. Luckily I’m writing this and you aren’t Katy Perry so I don’t think we are going to have much of a problem here on out.
If you were a little kid in the 1990s, nothing sticks with you quite like the music. Well, except for maybe the awesome snacks that are now all but extinct. At any rate, I remember jamming to cassette tapes and eventually that new-fangled device called a CD to some of my favorite tunes. This awesome YouTube clip smashes so many childhood memories into six minutes, I think I might cry from pure joy.
If you're anything like me, your middle school self rocked out to “Complicated,” at least on the daily. My personal style for several years followed Avril Lavigne's subtle punk look and several hundred Wet N' Wild black eyeliner pencils later I have finally matured into a bitter old lady that longs for the old days. So when I heard Avril had a new video coming out, I was actually kind of excited to see what she had created. And oh my, how I was ever so disappointed.
Let's just be honest. Calling a group the "Best Cartoon Band" sounds like it's about as complimentary as singling out a group of guys for being a "Winning Movie Sports Team". But it's actually not. Some of the names on this list have created lasting effects on not only our hearts and minds but on the history of popular culture.
A live performance for a band takes a hilarious dive when the guitar player sucks at pretending. I take that back, she doesn’t just suck at pretending, she acts as though she’s never even heard the song before. She then sets the whole thing off by staring straight ahead with this odd vacant stare that resembles something out of a horror movie.
It was a happy ending to a very sad tale that both began and ended on Twitter. Singer Ed Sheeran belted out one of his most beloved songs, but it wasn’t for thousands of people, it was for one little girl whose life was slowly ending.
The main problem with Guns N Roses over the last two decades is that Axl is a douche, and they do nothing relevant. For a band with a frontman who is still, despite his asshole tendencies, one of the best rock vocalists in history, it’s sad that they can’t even maintain the tenuous relevance of a band like Kiss. The only thing left to do is take some of rock’s greatest songs, by one of the greatest bands, and make it new again.