AMANDA PALMER has got street cred, an oxymoron considering how damn popular she’s become. She is the indie hype of 2012 which is special considering that she created it herself. And i mean that as a compliment – hot Amanda is no hot air; she’s hype preceded and followed by substance. Consequently, i dedicate this week of blogs to her (and all the wonderful people that have helped her make terrific music). Most, like me, will have come to know her as half of the duet THE DRESDEN DOLLS, particularly … Continue reading →
The latest music videos from Machine Head, Ex Deo, Beyond All Recognition, Xibalba, The Safety Fire, Job for a Cowboy, Doro and The Amity Affliction.
AMY WINEHOUSE was found dead at her home in Camden, London yesterday (July 23 2011). Police have yet to provide the cause of death but it is widely assumed to be a drug overdose in light of her previous battles with addiction. Like so may creatively talented artists before her, AMY WINEHOUSE battled with life. Her first album, the defensively lyrical and jazzily presented Frank, was composed stoned. The immense selling, Back to Black, was inspired by the Sixties and alcohol addiction. Crack cocaine may have been her downfall, contributing … Continue reading →