Don't worry, not in real life or anything. It's only her network television acting debut. Everyone's favorite "Promiscuous" girl makes it into the interrogation room tonight on CSI: NY. (UPDATE: if you missed the episode, it's now streaming on demand on the CBS website, complete with opening "Maneater"-scored murder.
Justin Timberlake and P!inkFebruary 6 at TD Banknorth GardenPhotos (c) Carina Mastrocola
OTD happened to be in the vicinity of the Garden last night -- but not inside, since our girl Sharon who wrote the cover story last week rightfully snagged the office tix -- and even just perusing the aftermath we knew something special had gone down.
Making a shameless ploy to make it onto year-end ballots -- check back later this week for those, btw -- ABERDEEN CITY sent fans and critics a christmas card directing folks to a little holiday treat hosted on their site. The chestnut: a cover of Low's sad, simmering "Just Like Christmas," b/w a slowly-as-the-snow-falls rework of their hit "God Is Going To Get Sick of Me."
1. We know how much you dudes were let down by the DFA remix of Justin Timberlake's "My Love." We feel your pain. No, it's not as bad as the demo the DFA did with his ex-girlfriend or anything. But lets speak real words. You listen to this remix and you get the impression that there was some tape left on the floor from the LCD Nike promo, and it happened to be in the same key, but not quite in the same tempo, so they just slowed the acappella down and .
DOWNLOAD: Gwen Stefani, "Wind It Up" (mp3, via Beauty N The Beat)
Gwen Stefani leaked her new Neptunes-produced single "Wind It Up" to radio in NYC and LA this morning, pimping the December 5 release of her second solo disc The Sweet Escape and officially beginning the windup to the '06 Christmas shopping season.
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Tanya Donelly's got dirt on OTD, so let's air it out right now: she was present for a Super Bowl party (one that eventually ended in Patriots victory) where OTD got so stressed out that we ended up puking in a certain music editor's bathroom.
While you're holding your breath for those two new Magnetic Fields albums, we can not discourage you enough from picking up a copy of the second CD by the Gothic Archies -- The Tragic Treasury, comprising Stephin Merritt's contruibutions in song to the audio book versions of Lemony Snickett's A Series of Unfortunate Events -- and beating a course for Natick High School, where tonight Merritt will be joined by Daniel Handler (on accordion!) for an exceedingly rare concert of those songs.
Pet Shop BoysOctober 13 at the Opera HousePhotos by Rita Lombardi
DOWNLOAD: M.I.A., "XR-2" (mp3, via Prefix). Now everywhere, and presumably a sanctioned leak since it showed up here. Modulated rocky horns are the new 1-2-3-4, and the laundry-list of conspiring govt agencies is straight off the last Antibalas record, but her question still stands: where were you in '92? And why weren't you an grime fan already? Not even Pitchfork's brave enough to predict falloff; our sources tell us the best is still yet to come.
It's the YouTube video Panic! at the Disco's management doesn't want you to see (or so our spies tell us). Shot during their Clash of the Punk Cabaret Titans Tour last summer, Dresden Dolls and Panic! teamed up to shoot a silent-film-style short film in which Amanda and Brian plot to murder the Panic! kids in a fit of jealousy (with a piano no less!), only to be foiled by a gaggle of fans played by openers the Hush Sound.
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DOWNLOAD: DJ Mark E. Moon, "Kidzmix" (mp3)
In case you missed him spinning at the Children’s Museum a couple of weeks ago, DJ Mark E. Moon — the nom de guerre of a prominent local cartoonist/indie-rocker/party-rocker — has uploaded an ingenious mixtape that brings the anything-goes strategies of 2ManyDJs and Hollertronix to the Kidz Bop crowd.
Until footage of the Croc Doctor getting impaled on a stingray hits YouTube, we've dug up the hottest track on the internerd. In case you've been living under a rock, here's the deal: British performance/graffiti/culturejam artist Banksy snuck 500 copies of a doctored Paris Hilton album into UK stores disguised as the actual album
Justin TimberlakeSexy Back club tour August 26 at Avalon
Cry Me a RiverSenoritaMy LoveLike I Love You/Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)Until the End of TimeLovestoned/I Think She KnowsTake It From HereWhat Goes AroundLast NightRock Your BodySweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
Since DaCapo's now including blog posts and eMusic promo essays in the annual Best Music Writing anthology, can we also nominate a message board thread? Specifically, we'd like to nominate the thread in which Hollertronix fans eagerly anticipate the leak of Justin Timberlake's new single "My Love" featuring T.I., then fall in love with a bootleg version where a promothug chants "Atlantic Records, T.