When the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby was released a year ago, it was set to the music of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," from the sometimes duo's incredibly self-important Watch the Throne album.
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Singer-songwriter Meiko moved to Los Angeles from a small Georgia town outside Macon in 2001. Her career has since taken off; she signed a major label deal with Universal imprint Concord Records, licensed a bazillion of her songs to TV and film, and got big in Japan (seriously, she's on the radio th ... More >>
Paul Vitagliano, better known as Paul V., is a self-proclaimed "promosexual" — a term he coined and has zero shame about owning. Thanks to social media, of course, self-promotion has become an essential component to party throwing, deejaying and writing/blogging — three things the 50-yea ... More >>
Long before Lady Gaga's second full-length album ever hit the charts, thousands of kids across the globe played out its title song in real life, showing friends, family members and themselves they were "Born This Way" -- namely, gay. In January, 2011 Paul V. Vitagliano (aka DJ Paul V.) launched Born ... More >>
The Silver Lake Chorus formed in the winter of 2010 through word of mouth, flyers ("can you or anyone you know sing tenor?") and Facebook. Auditions pared 60 hopeful singers down to a choir of 25 young men and women, many of whom had previous choral experience and most of whom actually reside in Sil ... More >>
Andrea DomanickArctic Monkeys stole the showTV On The Radio, Arctic Monkeys, Panda Bear, Warpaint and Smith Westerns
The Hollywood Bowl
September 25, 2011
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Better than... any of these acts sound on record.
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Lina LecaroChloe and Nao at Night Moves. Outfest concluded in a suitably outlandish way this weekend: with a sweaty, crafty and homo-sexy happening called Night Moves at the Alexandria Hotel downtown, courtesy of Platinum, the performance-based offshoot series created 10 years ago by art pion ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Diplo tears it up at Vanguard.
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Sargent Singles, Vol. 1The increasingly fascinating music label-collective-initiative Vosotros has just kicked off a new monthly release series with a pair of free MP3s from Inara George and Charlie Wadhams.
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