Greenday: Saving Lives and Resurrecting 1970s Punk?

Check out the following story:

A 12-year-old British girl was cleaning up the family garden when she found a round, metal object. She quickly realized it was a hand grenade, recognizing the item from the illustration on the cover of Greenday‘s American Idiot album.

And according to the article, “Green Day single-handedly resurrected 1970s punk.”

Next the band plans on solving world hunger and global warming.
[SOURCE: AZ Central via ONTD]

Thinking Underage

Do you know who loves Teddy Geiger? Me. Uh huh. I’m also the one person who liked Love Monkey, so I guess it’s fitting.

I was totally bummed when I missed El Geiger playing the free Target Children’s Day this past Saturday at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 which around 100,000 people attended. Seriously, if you were anywhere within 20 feet of me on the 10th you probably heard me talking about being really sad about not seeing Teddy Geiger around 7:30pm.

If you don’t know who Teddy Geiger is, he’s the kid who sings “For You I Will (Confidence)”–you know, the song with the video with Laguna Beach‘s Kristen Cavalleri…and the song Ben calls “The Mustard Song”. Oh and he’s also the guy the girls on Miss Seventeen gave a makeover to. What? I’m also the only one who watched that show as well? Darn it.

Watch some video of him singing at the Seaport:

WATCH: “For You I Will (Confidence)” by Teddy Geiger (Live at South Street Seaport)

WATCH: “A Million Years” by Teddy Geiger (Live at SoStSea)

According to the event publicist, “He performed for over an hour to lots of young screaming girls and a few young guys.

That sentence alone makes me love Teddy Geiger that much more. Viva El Geiger!

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Photo by Megan Doyle

A “Promiscuous” Timbaland-Furtado-Timberlake Sandwich

I love what I’ve heard of Nelly Furtados new album. The tracks are totally hot, and you can check out the videos for two of the most smoking songs off the LP, “Promiscuous ” and “Maneater”. For some reason Justin Timberlake shows up at the end of the video for “Promiscuous”, making for a Timbaland-Furtado-Timberlake sandwich.

And btw, Nelly look so ridiculously beautiful in both videos. Her body is ROCKING. I can’t believe she’s had a baby!

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WATCH: “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland

WATCH: “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado

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The Gayest Night Known to Man: Scissor Sisters at Bowery Ballroom

Any Scissors Sisters show is Homo Central, but how MANY Scissors Sisters shows actually have MOTHERF*CKING CHER at them (below)? Thank god Liza wasn’t also at the Bowery Ballroom tonight, otherwise there may have been a gay sensory overload!

The show was nothing short of stellar–I’d never seen the Scissor Sisters live before, and they certainly did not disappoint. Fun, sassy, and totally campy, the gays and fag hags (like myself) danced their little boot-ays off like it was the last night of the Roxy.

Since it was their first performance in about 9 months, they played both old and new songs, and the diva-rific Ana Matronic told us she called Madonna a “‘tard…a leotard” in her dreams, heralded Earth Day, and demanded the revival of dropping acid.

After the show ended the lights did not come up, dance music kept playing and the main floor of the Bowery Ballroom morphed into a mini Kurfew with boys twirling around to the electronic beats. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them are STILL dancing right now…

SET LIST: Take Your Mama/ I Can’t Decide/ Tits on the Radio/ She’s My Man/ Laura/ Paul McCartney/ Everybody Wants the Same Thing/ Kiss You Off/ Mary/ The Other Side/ I Don’t Feel Like Dancing/ Comfortably Numb/ Music Is the Victim/ Land of a Thousand Words. ENCORE: Filthy Gorgeous

More over at the Music Slut.

UPDATE: Report from Bao on Sunday’s show, instead of Cher, Karl Lagerfeld and KYLIE FREAKING MINOGUE were at the show!!!!

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scissor sisters at bowery

scissor sisters at bowery

scissor sisters at bowery

scissor sisters at bowery

scissor sisters at bowery

scissor sisters at bowery

Who the hell is that woman dressed like a hootchie mama on crack?

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Oh crap! It’s Cher, of course!

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Did You See the Raconteurs Tonight? Yah, Me Neither

Were you one of the 20 lucky folks on the guest list for tonight’s intimate Raconteurs performance at an undisclosed location. Nope? Me neither…instead I was seeing Astra Heights/ Nightmare of You/ She Wants Revenge…uh, close, but no cigar.

UPDATE: Dan found these photos of the event for XM Radio recorded for the Opie and Anthony Show.

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After catching Astra Heights (4-piece from Texas) and the totally mis-nomered poppy-sounding Nightmare of You (I mean no disrespect, but who are we kidding? Shouldn’t they be called “Morrissey CD In My Back Pocket” or something?) I ran out of the venue after only catching a song and a half of She Wants Revenge. Sorry, I just can’t stomach their music.

Uh…but I managed to spend 45 minutes trying to memorize the lyrics to “Dance, Dance” so I could rip it up for the next time I do karaoke.

Um, why are you looking at me like that?

Head over to the Music Slut for a more comprehensive review.

Girl Crush of the Moment: Nelly Furtado

I still cannot wait until Nelly Furtado‘s new album drops. Anyone who has managed to get a listen of “Maneater” will agree when I say that the new LP is going to be so hot.

At age 27, still looks as beautiful as she did when she first burst onto the music scene 6 years ago with “Like a Bird.” The new promo pics reveal a more sophisticated look for the songbird, and thankfully no neon yellow eyeshadow anywhere to be found.

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Celebrity Spin

Check out the Village Voice cover story about “celebrity djs” written by Ms. Tricia Romano. She explores the world of rock star picking up extra cash, keeping themselves occupied from hookers and blow, and much more. My favorite thing about this article is that it concentrates on whether or not some of these rockers are “djs” as opposed to figuring out if some of these musicians are “celebrities.”

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Actually, speaking of DJs, check out this video of DFA-family member The Juan Maclean doing a live DJ set last week in Seattle:

WATCH: The Juan Maclean performing in Seattle

2006 Brit Awards: Kidz Singing ‘Bout Guns, Screamo “Since U Been Gone,” and WAS Accept Arctic Monkeys’ Award

Where else could you see hundreds of kids joyously clapping their hands while singing “I need a gun to keep myself from harm” besides at last week’s 2006 Brit Awards?

Hopefully nowhere else, because that would just be creepy.

WATCH: “Dirty Harry” performed live by childen on behalf of Gorillaz

Also Madonna won the “Best International Female” even though no one is entirely sure if she’s still American and Coldplay insist they are going away for a “very long time.”

WATCH: Madonna and Coldplay accepting their individual awards.

Kelly Clarkson played the awards show as well doing her same old “barefoot and singing in the crowd” screamo version of “Since U Been Gone” that she already did for the MTV VMAs in 2005. Even down to her shouting “JUMP!” before the first instance of the chorus.

WATCH: “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson at the 2006 Brit Awards

WATCH: “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson at the 2005 Video Music Awards

And for good measure, the retardedly hilarious/mortifying “My Own” Kelly Clarkson:

WATCH: “My Own” Kelly Clarkson: Part 1, 2, 3

And of course the most unexpected speech of the evening, We Are Scientists lead singer, the super-cute Keith Murray accepts the Arctic Monkeys’ award for “Best British Breakthrough Act.” Hahah. Both the Monkeys and the Scientists were playing the NME Shockwaves Tour when the speech was recorded, and no one filming seemed to notice that Keith clearly has an American accent.

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WATCH: Keith Murray accepting the Arctic Monkeys’ “Best British Breakthrough Act” Award.

(Source: Gorillaz link from MP)

Sugababes Take Pop Retaliation on Monkeys for Covering Girls Aloud?

Oh my GOODNESS! Check out the most unlikely cover version of…this week. British pop phenomeons Sugababes have covered Arctic Monkeys‘ “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor.” It’s included as the B-side for their upcoming single “Red Dress” which drops on March 6. Some may think of it as a united popstar response to the Monkeys covering Girls Aloud‘s “Love Machine” on Jo Whiley‘s show on Radio 1 last month.

Seems like the girls are being good sports about the fact that the Monkeys knocked their song “Push the Button” out of the top spot of the UK singles chart. Said the S-babes: “We loved it even though it knocked us off number one. When our bosses asked us to think of covers for the B-side we knew which song we’d all love to do.”

Niiice. Now for the goodies:

DOWNLOAD: “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” by The Sugababes


Jewel Has the Web Etiquette of a 12-Year-Old Girl

In order to put this headline in context, I have to burden you with the information that Jewel is still making music (and maybe even some shaving razor theme songs) and she has a new album called Goodbye Alice in Wonderland which comes out May 2nd.

She’s so excited about the new album that she decided to write a 1169-word essay about how it’s so difficult for her to make records because she’s impatient, how it’s been a couple of “crazy ass years” in her “crazy ass life,” and how radio will only play certain types of songs and that frustrates her because she’s got some 6-minute long song that she really loves and totally sums up her new album so she’s made a video for it on her own…or whatever.

That’s all good and well, but the thing that gets my goat is the fact that Jewel feels the need to tell me all of this by virtually screaming at me by using ALL CAPS through the entire letter.

Jewel’s typing style is just as crooked as her teeth. Check out this crime of humanity for yourself.

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