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- HEAR THIS: Mark & Bruno Shoot for "Uptown Funk"
- BACK IN THE DAY: Retro Rewind in the Q4 Time Machineon Nov 9, 2014 in back in the dayThose of you who know me know I'm a bit of a Chart Nerd. Today, in the vein of a Back In The Day meets my old What's Going On columns of yore, we're going to take a trip in the DeLorean (if you don't get that reference, you're too young for...
- LIVE FROM NEW YORK: Nick Jonas breaks from his group "Chains" (& Gets "Jealous" with Tinashe) in Brooklyn!
- (STILL) FRESH OUT THE BOX: Jessie Ware, The Ting Tings, Blake Lewis, Gwen Stefani, Jessie J, & more...
- HEAR THIS: KATE BOY continues the 90's trend with "Open Fire", "Self Control"on Nov 4, 2014 in kate boyIt remains to be a huge bummer that I never got to see Kate Boy live during CMJ week, but it is what it is, I suppose. If you aren't familiar with this Scandipop dance group and are all about this wave of 90's dance pop a la Kiesza, Gorgon City,...
- HEAR THIS: DANITY KANE finally unleashes "All In A Day's Work" (Hoot!)on Nov 4, 2014 in danity kaneDespite disbanding again for good this time(?), Danity Kane has released via their production group Stereotypes (who brought us "Damaged") their unofficial/official third/final album DK3 last week. Unfortunately, it was largely anticli...
- LIVE FROM NEW YORK: DEMI LOVATO's DEMI WORLD TOUR (also with MKTO, CHRISTINA PERRI, and KIESZA)
- CMJ 2014: Day 5 (technically) with KATE MILLER-HEIDKE & PHEBE STARR!
- CMJ 2014: Day 3 at Santos Party Haus with ZELLA DAY & VÉRITÉ.
- CMJ 2014: Day 2 at the (new) Living Room with ALEXZ JOHNSON & FICTIONIST
- CMJ 2014: Day 1 at Rockwood with ELLE KING & HORSE THIEF
- NOW KPOPPING: State of Affairs with Girls' Generation, EXO, Super Junior, & 2NE1
- HEAR THIS: Lindsey Stirling Bows with Stellar DubStep Violin & "Shatter Me"on Oct 18, 2014 in lindsey stirlingAll in favor of generic DubStep breakdowns taking several seats for a good long while (or at least, slinking back to the sweaty EDM-fueled clubs it came to us from), say 'Aye'?Now -- all in favor of creativity returning to the format, reinvention, an...
- HEAR THIS: Charli XCX is a "London Queen"on Oct 17, 2014 in charli xcxYes, you are definitely a "London Queen", Charli. That's a statement you can take to the bank, especially since it's coming from your resident New York Queen.While I (and the world) originally pegged her for her dark pop pastiche, Charli XCX is...
- CMJ 2014: Mel's Most Anticipated Artists with Kate Boy, Alexz Johnson, & More!
- CMJ 2014: 7 Tips to Survive CMJon Oct 13, 2014 in cmjIt's October, people -- which means three things: 1) ComicCon (which was EPIC, by the way). 2) Halloween. 3) the epic CMJ Festival.Yup, it's almost time for CMJ craziness! After last year's insanity in which I somehow packed in 13 bands in four days,...
- HEAR THIS: 'X Factor UK' Offers a Super Junior-like Boy Band
- HEAR THIS: Elliphant & Mø Duet on "One More"
- FRESH OUT THE BOX: Tove Lo, Prince, P!NK, Eden XO, One Direction, Lorde
- PERSONAL: Let's Make Strides Against Breast Canceron Oct 4, 2014 in personalMamaMelismatic & Baby MelEvery once and a while, it's important to me to "break the fourth wall" so to speak and talk to you all personally.Through the writing of this blog over the course of almost six years(!), I've gotten to know so many of yo...