Former Letters to Cleo frontwoman KAY HANLEY may have put her roots down in LA, but her heart's apparently still in the Boston scene through which she came up. In fact, her latest single, which you can download below, is a tribute to her "dear friend" and longtime Phoenix contributor Brett Milano and the column he helmed for many years (and still contributes to), "Cellars by Starlight."
DRIVE LIKE JULY's hyperactive-lunatic frontman, Silas Copathic, began his musical career as a mild-mannered trombonist in the Duxbury High School marching band. But as he came out of his shell and became more psy-chopathic (get it?) over the years, he started writing minor-key-melody-driven punk-metal tunes, perfected his scream, and put a band together.
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LISTEN: The Strokes, "Juicebox" (MP3 via RCA)
Oh, there can't even be any question: there's gotta be some domestic tension over at the Mr. and Mrs. Spears residence. Can it be any coincidence that, less than a week after K-Fed leaks his big hipster move -- a debut baile-funk single -- his wife's most coveted unreleased track finally surfaces? They said it would never be heard, and frankly there've been times we thought this thing was completely apocryphal, but it's out: the song the DFA produced for Britney.
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1. Before you embark on your subculturally-programmatic mocking of the new Kevin Federline single -- and yes, it is in fact a baile-funk track produced by Disco D, and yes, that means this will be most Middle Americans' introduction to baile-funk, and yes, there are already people who are mad at it -- consider these four arguments, put forth by no less than Disco D himself on Hollerboard the other night, after asking the question of all questions, "How is this more of a cultural infringement than M.
New Year's Eve: Clouds, Crash and Burn, Damn Personals at Middle East Photos by Amy Wallenberg
Coming this Friday: the first in a weekly series of ThePhoenix.com/WFNX/OTD (!) shows at Bill's Bar. Actually, we just kinda jumped on the bandwagon for some shows that FNX New England Product host Dave Douglas booked. Schedule (subject to change) as follows. We've got guest list if anyone wants to go, just hit us up in the comments section or email onthedownload at phx dot com.
Every year Mad Skillz says he ain't gonna do another one, then he goes and does it anyway. We thought he was serious about not doing it this year, but then we were driving home last night and the new one came on Hot 97. Awesome.
Highlights: Lil' Kim in court, Nas & Kelis, Jamie's Oscar, Chappelle's millions, Bobby Brown, "Ordinary People," getting sick of hearing Mike Jones's name, Mariah's comeback, Michael Jackson's acquittal, 50 and Game's break up and make up, "Trapped in the Closet," ("by the time his case come up, we'll be at chapter 106"), Dipset ("brainwashed the kids"), Jeezy's Snowman t-shirt ban, Ying Yang, Gwen's "Hollaback," T.
OTD always waits until the very last second to turn in our Pazz and Jop ballot, because our minds are never really made up. Lists are not really our forte. But we like reading them, and we like big-upping stuff, so we feel kinda obligated. Also, we totally told you like twice this year what the album of the 2005 was, so to not actually award that honor would be sort of lame.