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Lily Allen releases video for “Hard Out Here”

Lily Allen releases video for “Hard Out Here”

Lily Allen is back. With statements on sexuality and gender, Allen delivers the goods via an infectious synth pop number. “It’s hard out here for a bitch,” she sings, and goes into several examples of mixed messages, inequality in the entertainment industry and the objectification of women. Check it out below:

Remembering Lou Reed

Remembering Lou Reed

Lou Reed passed away today at 71, and I have a few distinct memories of seeing the man in concert. Although this wasn’t the first time I’d seen the crusty old songwriter perform, I took my wife to see this former The Velvet Underground leader play his Magic and Loss album in its entirety at The […]

The 2012-2013 Joshua Tree Music Festival (P)Review Spectacular, Pt. 4

The 2012-2013 Joshua Tree Music Festival (P)Review Spectacular, Pt. 4

[Make sure to look back at the earlier posts from Mark Mansfield about the 2012 Joshua Tree Musical Festival. You can find Part One here. Also Part Two and Part Three.] Days 1-3, May 17-19, 2013 What kind of experiences might one have this coming May? You are guaranteed new, fresh art, wonderful food, friendly people, excellent […]

The 2012-2013 Joshua Tree Music Festival (P)Review Spectacular, Pt. 3

The 2012-2013 Joshua Tree Music Festival (P)Review Spectacular, Pt. 3

[Make sure to check out the rest of Mark Mansfield’s look back and ahead at the Joshua Tree Music Festival. Part One is here. Part Two is here.] Day 3: May 20, 2012 One last time I awake early to beat the morning shower crowd. There is one guy ahead of me but we are […]

The 2012-2013 Joshua Tree Music Festival (P)Review Spectacular, Pt. 2

The 2012-2013 Joshua Tree Music Festival (P)Review Spectacular, Pt. 2

http://www.youtube.com/embed/53URxYzvVJ4? [In case you missed Part One of Mark’s look back at last year’s Joshua Tree Music Festival, check it out here.] Day 2: May 19, 2012 I wake up slowly to a line at the showers. Time passes quickly as I am able to take care of other morning business while I wait. The […]

The 2012-2013 Joshua Tree Music Festival (P)Review Spectacular, Pt. 1

The 2012-2013 Joshua Tree Music Festival (P)Review Spectacular, Pt. 1

http://www.youtube.com/embed/53URxYzvVJ4? [Writers note: As the 2013 Joshua Tree music festival passes the month away mark, you may wonder why you are reading the review for last years show (don’t worry, there is a preview at the end.) It’s a journalistic experiment of sorts. The traditional way of publishing a review is shortly after the show […]

Top Albums of 2013: First Quarter Favorites

Top Albums of 2013: First Quarter Favorites

Developing a comprehensive list of favorite albums at the end of each year is an impossible task. After all, fall releases have had little time to settle in our minds while earlier releases are slowly forgotten in the buzz of each new album. To that end, we wanted to make things easier by reflecting back more […]

Bonaventure: On Songwriting

Bonaventure: On Songwriting

Welcome to a new series at Stereo Subversion called First Hand, where we ask various artists to explain their mindset, attitude, craft or process in their own words.

2012 Joshua Tree Music Festival Preview

2012 Joshua Tree Music Festival Preview

The nice thing about an annual event is that it happens every year. The unfortunate part is that it only happens once a year and when you miss a year, the time between musical bliss is much longer. Back for a tenth year, Joshua Tree Music Festival promises to be just as good as always, […]