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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Lady Gaga accused of stealing Japan earthquake charity money

(Taken from NME.com)

Photo: Photo: PA Photos

Lady Gaga is being sued after being accused of pocketing the cash from sales of charity wristbands.

The star has been served with a federal class action lawsuit by a Detroit legal network who claim that she profited from the sale of her 'We Pray For Japan' wristbands, which were on sale through her official website for $5 with the claim "all proceeds go directly to Japan relief efforts".

Lady Gaga announced the sale of the wristbands within hours of the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11 and she even headlined the MTV Video Music Aid Japan concert at the Makuhari Messe Arena near Tokyo on Saturday (June 25).

However, the lawsuit claims that Lady Gaga kept part of the $5 that every customer paid for a wristband and also inflated postage costs so she could pocket more. She then even counted the money she allegedly pocketed in her donation figures, artificially inflating the numbers, in order to make more money, the suit charged.

The suit claims that Gaga's deceptive advertising and personal profits from the wristbands violates federal racketeering laws and also a number of consumer protection laws.

Lady Gaga is yet to answer the lawsuit.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

FAMILY


The band, ‘Family’, are a nuisance to search on Google, with family holidays and children’s toys showing up in the search results instead. Indeed, they’re a tight knit family and they couldn’t give a flying fuck about showing up on Google or having any involvement with the presumptuous media that aptly attempts to put all types of music in a box. They simply love making music, it’s that simple...and that’s all they want you to listen to – not journalists making up opinions for you to follow. It must be said though, they’re great (and it won’t be much of a challenge for you to reach that conclusion on your own terms.)

This is what they say:

GOD SPOKE TO MICHAEL
AND MICHAEL WEPT
BUT RIGHTEOUS PPL FLOURISH LIKE PALM TREES
AND GROW TALL LIKE CEDARS OF LEBANON
SO HAVE FAITH
THE KIDS ARE COMING

Their mellow guitars fit the strung out, catchy vocals perfectly and supported Wu Lyf on their recent tour. So far, they’ve released one homemade video to ‘Barbie Girls’ (see below) where you see Barbies fucking – and for some strange reason it fits perfectly. Maybe next time you’re getting frisky under the covers, switch this track on and see where it leads.



Summary: Real music made by people who love it.
For Fans of: Happy Mondays, Wu Lyf, Health
Listen to: Barbie Girls, Arjun



Saturday, 25 June 2011

CHRIS HOLMES INTERVIEW

From the amazing documentary: Decline Of Western Civilisation which you can watch here: http://www.megavideo.com/?v=3FW4AZFL

A M A Z I N G .

Listen to the track below whilst looking at the GIF.
Maybe it's just me, but it's fucking brilliant.



Gota get thru this by †een wi†ch

Friday, 24 June 2011

The 1-2-3-4 Festival

The 1-2-3-4 Festival
9 July, Shoreditch Park, London
Fans of music and counting numbers sequentially will be greatly warmed by the news that Noisey, VICE’s new-music-loving younger brother site, is hosting the biggest stage at this year’s 1-2-3-4 Festival.
The 1-2-3-4 takes place in Shoreditch Park, east London, on Saturday the 9th of July. The Black Lips, The Raveonettes and Lydia Lunch are among those who’ll be appearing in front of a big flag with Noisey written on it, while Becoming Real, Christian AIDS, Damo Suzuki, Echo Lake, Rainbow Arabia, The Proper Ornaments and a bunch of other people will be playing at other places across the site.
To add to the general sense of bonhomie, Noisey have decided to give it large, and are offering EXCLUSIVE NOISEY TICKETS. This means that they are cheaper for you to buy, so get yours.
For more information on the festival, visit the official 1-2-3-4 site.

Monday, 20 June 2011

A Belated ' This Week's New Music'


(written for sweetandsound.co.uk)
S.C.U.M. – ‘Summon The Sound’ (Grimes Remix)
What originally sounded like a pretty demented and depressing song, just got a whole lot darker by the cleverly manipulative Grimes remix. Echoes of sighs fighting against intense drums and synths burrows its way deeper into your demented psyche till all you’re left with is this ravishing hole of loneliness. Intense, right…

Inc. – ‘Swear’
This track is something that should be embedded into your morning routine. It’s a feel good song, 80′s disco beats mimicking the soft bass and Michael Jackson like vocals: ‘Cross your heart and hope to die’. Don’t know quite what they’re getting at here, but perhaps the intended promise you’ll be in a good mood after listening to this.

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Danny Brown ft Danny! –  ’Theme Music To A Killing Spree’
You can never go wrong with a good dose of Hip Hop. Everyone’s sick of Odd Future now, or either dangerously obsessed with them and walking around the streets convinced they’re conversing with the bad ass ’Goblin’. Trumpets fill the pauses between lyrics and would definitely make any killing spree (to some extent) enjoyable…
Lunice ft. Young L – ‘Hip Pop’
Since his appearance at Boiler Room last month, Lunice has been getting a lot more recognition down in the UK. Southern Hospitatlity and LuckyMe (who are due to release the One Hunned EP) have organised a collaboration between him and Young L for this bass relaxed, hip hop tune. Before we know it, he’ll be up on event line ups all around town. Time to get accustomed to his face and be in the know.

Designer: Jess Eaton

Although it's certainly no longer winter, and there's no need to carry around fur coats for warmth, designer Jess Eaton's collection is something that shouldn't be put to the side. For her Roadkill Couture collection, she uses the remains of animals that died of natural causes and features bizarre accessories such as a necklace made from the skulls of 12 dead pheasants a bolero jacked made from the furs of 50 white rats eaten by her friend’s reptile, and a hat made from four magpie wings, but the designer claims she’s not out to shock the world...


She's incredibly hands on with her work, skinning the animals herself, but her seven year old son Norton doesn't seem too happy with the smell and flesh-eating bugs occupying their home.  The great thing is however, to make her collection was probably completely free.  She hopes her collection to inspire people to think about where their food comes from and how much we waste, essentially all about the true nature of sustainability. Pretty well thought out, right?



Thursday, 2 June 2011

BECKS FUSION UPDATE

DON'T CALL ME URBAN: BOOK LAUNCH TONIGHT


The opening of the exhibition of Simon Wheatley’s book, that analyses the culture of London’s underground music and the contextual social conditions over the last decade, will be accompanied by a series of musical performances by artists who have made their mark on the genre of grime as it has evolved during this time into the UK’s most distinctive ‘urban’ art form.

‘DON’T CALL ME URBAN! The Time of Grime’ is a photographic record compiled over a twelve-year period, focussing on the youth of London’s inner-city at a vital time, taking as its prism the genre of grime – the most significant and controversial musical expression to emerge from the UK since punk.

To celebrate the book release, we’re throwing a little grime showcase with some names you might know…

Performers:

GODS GIFT
JAMMER
CHRONIK
JENDOR
NO LAY
LIONESS
LADY SHOCKA
JUNIOR VILLAIN
TOMBOY & NYJA
LITTLE RASCALS

DJs:

DJ MAGIC
DJ SPOOKY
DJ COMPLEX & SKEAMER

The event is FREE ENTRY FOR ALL, so please come down! It takes place on Thursday the 2nd of June, between 8 and 12pm at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

Supported by:

Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson
Hyperfrank
RWD Magazine
MTV: The Wrap Up
PXL Clothing