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Prince "Stare"s In His Rear View With New Single

Prince “Stare”s In His Rear View With New Single

The always-confounding Prince has just released a new single called “Stare”.

Miss Janet Drops A Sultry Video For "No Sleeep" (Featuring J. Cole)

Miss Janet Drops A Sultry Video For “No Sleeep” (Featuring J. Cole)

The legendary Janet Jackson joins forces with J. Cole for the video version of her hit single “No Sleeep”.

Beta Play Wows With New Songs, last.fm Performance

Beta Play Wows With New Songs, last.fm Performance

Beta Play (formerly Tommy & The High Pilots) are still young and hungry. Check out their performance for last.fm.

Liam Finn Takes His Song Titles Really Literally...

Liam Finn Takes His Song Titles Really Literally…

Good music and a laugh-what more could you ask for today?

New Song Of The Week (For Now): Beck's "Dreams"

New Song Of The Week (For Now): Beck’s “Dreams”

Beck wants you to dance this summer. Check his new single, “Dreams”, out.

Duran Duran Returns In September With "Paper Gods"

Duran Duran Returns In September With “Paper Gods”

Duran Duran are getting ready to release their first new music in over four years, and we’ve got details!

Janet Jackson Announces "Unbreakable" 2015 Tour Dates

Janet Jackson Announces “Unbreakable” 2015 Tour Dates

Janet’s hitting the road again and she may be coming to a town near you.

Miguel Announces Track Listing For Wildheart LP

Miguel Announces Track Listing For Wildheart LP

I’m guessing Miguel’s new album will have a lot of songs about sex.

Blerd Radio Podcast 2015 | Episode 5: Back In The Day (Part One)

Blerd Radio Podcast 2015 | Episode 5: Back In The Day (Part One)

The Blerd Radio team ( Big Money,   Michael ParrThe Packet Man  &  Dr. Z ) created a lengthy (and pretty intense) podcast about being record geeks, a topic that’s pretty much the reason this podcast even exists. Then Big Money’s Macbook shit the bed (why am I talking about myself in the third person?), taking the podcast with it. After a couple weeks to regroup, the team is back and we’re talking about another topic near and dear to our hearts: nostalgia. This article is a good jumping off point for the podcast , as all three […]

Revolutions On Air Gives It Up For The Greatest NY DJs Of All Time

Revolutions On Air Gives It Up For The Greatest NY DJs Of All Time

A new documentary gives props to the DJs at the center of a musical revolution.

De La Soul Still "God It" On New Track

De La Soul Still “God It” On New Track

While we wait for a full-length album, De La Soul gets an assist from Nas on a new track.

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990 (Part 2!!)

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990 (Part 2!!)

(2015, Episode 4) Last week, I posted the first portion of our 2-part series celebrating all that was great (and a few things that weren’t) about 1990. While the first part focused heavily on film and TV, most of this second part is dedicated to our bread and butter-music. Here’s some of what gets discussed by  Big Money , Michael Parr , Dr. Z and The Packet Man (Michael Cunningham) in this episode: The Milli Vanilli Lip Sync Scandal: And how no one thought it odd that people who barely […]

Reviews
Not So Young, Still "Restless": New Music From New Order

Not So Young, Still “Restless”: New Music From New Order

Check out “Restless”, the first newly recorded music from New Order in a decade.

I'll Stand In Line For New Music From Dornik

I’ll Stand In Line For New Music From Dornik

Singer/songwriter Dornik may remind you of a certain King of Pop, but his “Stand In Your Line” is a summer jam and a half.

Cee Lo Green Pays Tribute To "Robin Williams" On New Track

Cee Lo Green Pays Tribute To “Robin Williams” On New Track

Grammy-winner Cee Lo Green returns after a short absence with new single “Robin Williams”.

Waking Up To Robin Thicke's "Morning Sun"

Waking Up To Robin Thicke’s “Morning Sun”

Eh, give the guy another chance already.

Janet Jackson Wants To Make Sure You Get A Good Night's "Sleeep"

Janet Jackson Wants To Make Sure You Get A Good Night’s “Sleeep”

She’s baaa-aaaack.

Let Miguel Pour You A Hot Cup Of "Coffee"

Let Miguel Pour You A Hot Cup Of “Coffee”

Miguel wants to get into your pants.

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

If you were to ask me to list my favorite rap albums of all time (hey, there’s an idea for a future list),  Public Enemy’s Fear Of A Black Planet would be near the top of that list. The album broke new ground sonically and lyrically, and should be an essential part of any hip-hop fan’s collection. As a 13 year old who was already knee deep in hip-hop when Fear came out, the album was a watershed moment in my […]

Set Your "Lampshades On Fire": Modest Mouse Is Back

Set Your “Lampshades On Fire”: Modest Mouse Is Back

Indie rock vets Modest Mouse return with “Lampshades On Fire,” heralding their first new album in eight years.

Catch "The Rhythm" With MNEK's Latest

Catch “The Rhythm” With MNEK’s Latest

Another dope joint from MNEK. Check out “The Rhythm.”

Always On Time: De La Soul & Chuck D Join Forces For "The People"

Always On Time: De La Soul & Chuck D Join Forces For “The People”

De La Soul and Chuck D on the same track? Long Island is definitely in the building.

Frank Ocean Teases New Album (Maybe?) With "Memrise"

Frank Ocean Teases New Album (Maybe?) With “Memrise”

Frank Ocean is back…or is he?

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Have you had your funk today?

Features
Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 9: Creative People Are Kinda Weird

Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 9: Creative People Are Kinda Weird

In the latest Blerd Radio podcast, the panel discusses the appreciation of great art made by profoundly fucked up people.

Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 8: Appropriate This!

Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 8: Appropriate This!

Piggybacking off of our last episode, in which  Mike Cunningham The Packet Man  jokingly stated that he was the leader of the Pittsburgh chapter of the NAACP, we ( Big Money,   Dr. ZMichael Parr  and The Packet Man) decided to do a podcast about cultural appropriation. This is definitely more of a circular discussion (with no real conclusion) than many of our other podcasts, but it’s an interesting discussion. Some highlights: -We discuss what made us finally decide to pull the trigger on this discussion, with a special […]

mas cafe, Miguel?

mas cafe, Miguel?

New album, new video, new tour…check out all that’s new in the world of Miguel.

Blerd Radio 2015; Episode 7: Nostalgia 3 (Nostalgia With A Vengeance)

Blerd Radio 2015; Episode 7: Nostalgia 3 (Nostalgia With A Vengeance)

The Blerd Radio team talks nostalgia, originality and reboots (shout out to D.J. Tanner and Kimmy Gibler) in the latest podcast.

The Jheri Curl Friday Playlist #1 (The Jacksons)

The Jheri Curl Friday Playlist #1 (The Jacksons)

Celebrate Jheri Curl Friday with this Jacksons playlist.

Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 6 : More Nostalgia; Exploring The Reissue Theory

Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 6 : More Nostalgia; Exploring The Reissue Theory

I bet you can’t wait until the deluxe reissue of this podcast, coming your way in 2035. With bonus footage!

A New Video From The "Unstoppable" Lianne La Havas

A New Video From The “Unstoppable” Lianne La Havas

If you haven’t discovered Lianne La Havas yet, now is the time.

bLISTerd: Ranking Each Of Mariah Carey's #1 Hits

bLISTerd: Ranking Each Of Mariah Carey’s #1 Hits

Mariah’s long list of chart-toppers, ranked from worst to first.

Blerd Radio Podcast 2015 | Episode 5: Back In The Day (Part One)

Blerd Radio Podcast 2015 | Episode 5: Back In The Day (Part One)

The Blerd Radio team ( Big Money,   Michael ParrThe Packet Man  &  Dr. Z ) created a lengthy (and pretty intense) podcast about being record geeks, a topic that’s pretty much the reason this podcast even exists. Then Big Money’s Macbook shit the bed (why am I talking about myself in the third person?), taking the podcast with it. After a couple weeks to regroup, the team is back and we’re talking about another topic near and dear to our hearts: nostalgia. This article is a good jumping off point for the podcast , as all three […]

bLISTerd: Ranking Every Song To Hit #1 In 1990

bLISTerd: Ranking Every Song To Hit #1 In 1990

I rank every song to hit #1 in 1990. Let’s kick it!

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990 (Part 2!!)

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990 (Part 2!!)

(2015, Episode 4) Last week, I posted the first portion of our 2-part series celebrating all that was great (and a few things that weren’t) about 1990. While the first part focused heavily on film and TV, most of this second part is dedicated to our bread and butter-music. Here’s some of what gets discussed by  Big Money , Michael Parr , Dr. Z and The Packet Man (Michael Cunningham) in this episode: The Milli Vanilli Lip Sync Scandal: And how no one thought it odd that people who barely […]

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990! (Part One)

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990! (Part One)

Part one of a two part podcast celebrating Ninja Turtles, Cop Rock & Graffiti Bridge! Yep, we’re taking you back to 1990.