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ONLY NOISE: David Bowie’s Death Revived My Inner Rebel

ONLY NOISE explores music fandom with poignant personal essays that examine the ways we’re shaped by our chosen soundtrack. This week, Phoebe Smolin recalls how justifying tears for an idol she’d never known helped her end an abusive relationship. David Bowie...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Music for your Holiday Hangover + More

Music for Your Holiday Hangover We have officially entered the holi-daze time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, so let’s review all the beautiful-to-bizarre Christmas music released last week. Spider-Man released a Christmas album. The Flaming Lips covered David Bowie and...

NEWS ROUNDUP: RIP Dolores O’Riordan, New LP Releases, & More

RIP Dolores O’Riordan (September 6, 1971 – January 15, 2018) We lost one of the greats this week. On Monday, January 15th, Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band, the Cranberries, passed away in London, where she had...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Festival Announcements, Copyright Cases & More

  Radiohead vs Lana Del Rey On January 7th, Lana Del Rey confirmed news reports that hinted at a copyright lawsuit with Radiohead. The band is reportedly suing her over the similarities between their 1992 breakout hit, “Creep,” and...

ONLY NOISE: Hear to Listen

The other night I found myself hovering over a smorgasbord of tiny sandwiches. I did not expect the SONOS store on Greene Street to offer such treats, and as a result of my plummeting blood sugar levels, I swallowed...

ONLY NOISE: Say What?

Somewhere in a parallel universe lives a Karma Comedian, a Cheerio Girl, and a one-winged dove. Dirty deeds are done by Thunder Chiefs, and Tony Danza holds us closer…so close. This is the Land of Misheard Lyrics, and it...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Prince, The Grammys & More

Prince’s Music Is Now Streaming It’s something that was impossible just a week ago: As I write this, I’m listening to Around The World In A Day on Spotify. Prince’s music was formerly streaming only on Tidal, but his...

ONLY NOISE: Memento Mori – Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, though enormously different than David Bowie, was similar in the sense that he never tarnished. In his decades of writing and recording, he remained at his own golden standard, one that few others have touched.

NEWS ROUNDUP: Prince departs our world

I was on my way to work yesterday when a woman sitting across from me let out a bloodcurdling scream. Everyone’s attention turned to her, but she wasn’t in distress, just gaping at her phone. “I’m sorry,” she apologized...

NEWS ROUNDUP: FJM, Elliot Smith & Philadelphia

  We’re not going to talk about Kanye’s Twitter breakdown. Here’s some real music news instead: FJM Posts Creepy Lullaby to SoundCloud Last weekend, most of us were stuck inside while snow piled up, and it looks like the...

NEWS ROUNDUP: David Bowie, Courtney Barnett, & The Market Hotel

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PLAYING DETROIT: The Return of FAWNN

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Whilst record shopping, my eye caught a gig poster featuring none other than one of...

ALBUM REVIEW TURNED EULOGY: David Bowie “Blackstar”

This is not a reinvention. This is not an attempt at recreation. And this is most certainly not a desperate cry for relevancy. This is Blackstar, the latest resurrection from our fearless space age troubadour and faithful freak, David...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Hinds, Making a Murderer, and David Bowie

With the new year we’re going to be bringing you a weekly news round up. Here are our highlights. Dig in. HINDS Takes Over NYC Hinds, the Madrid-based, garage rock band, released Leave Me Alone today, and made a few...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Jesse R. Berlin “Wash Your Boat!”

Jesse R. Berlin is a mysterious man. A lovely and talented one, but a tough cookie to crack. His debut album Glitter Lung is a sonic adventure of disco and glam rock, rumored to have been created while he was holed...

BAND OF THE MONTH: The Harrow

With a name inspired by a Kafka story, it makes sense The Harrow would be well-spoken. Yet even with the bar set high the mysterious Brooklyn coldwave/post-punk band impressed with their bewitchingly intelligent interview. The Harrow is Vanessa Irena (vocals,...

AudioFemme’s Best of 2013

From elaborate roll-outs to surprise releases, 2013 was a banner year for comebacks, break-outs, break-ups, and overnight sensations.  The fact that the most oblique content could cause rampant controversy to reverberate through the blogosphere turned every song into a...

PLAYLIST: Transgender Remembrance Day

While perceptions of LGBT musicians have evolved dramatically over the past few decades, the subject matter has been the stuff of some truly iconic songs (such as “Walk On The Wild Side,” a notable exclusion from this list due...