Posts by Tiffany Lee
- Tiffany Lee at Yahoo Music3 hrs ago
Hitting the home stretch people! But things ain't cooling down in the city of Austin as South by Southwest rages on.
- Tiffany Lee at Yahoo Music17 hrs ago
The crowd at Austin, Texas's Brazos Hall was in absolute "Rapture" Thursday night, when one of the most legendary names in rock took to the stage at South By Southwest. It was hard to believe that Blondie were celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band, but the moment everyone heard legendary frontwoman Debbie Harry's iconic purr, it was like the audience was sent back to the heart of the 1970s New York punk scene.
In a sharp platinum bob and lip-print leggings, Debbie was still a rock goddess, emanating as much effortless sass in one hour as most lead singers today can only dream about in a lifetime. There wasn't a single music fan who visited Austin this year (or even in the last 40 years), nor a single spectator at Yahoo's Brazos Hall on Thursday, who could deny the immense influence Blondie has had on the rock genre.
Yahoo and the Smithsonian Channel livestreamed Blondie's SXSW performance, but luckily for those who missed it, here's the setlist...in Vines!
1. One Way or Another
- Tiffany Lee at Yahoo Music22 hrs ago
Another day, another insane lineup of incredible artists crammed into one town. What more can you ask for?
It was a stellar evening for the purple people as Yahoo hosted none other than the venerable new wave icons Blondie for an exclusive SXSW show and live stream with the Smithsonian Channel. All the while, another superstar blonde in music was getting rotated on a spit and vomited on (no joke). But acts like Gary Clark Jr. and Janelle Monae and more stuck to their guns with fantastic music and incredible live performances.
Yahoo Music writer Laura Ferreiro was scouring the SXSW landscape as well! #rawk
- Yahoo Music1 day ago
We're well into this year's trek through South by Southwest '14, and Austin is reeling from the tragic incident on Wednesday night that killed 2 and injured 23. Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those affected as the music that the victims have come to enjoy continues to fill the Texas streets in their memory.
Yahoo Music brought some exciting guests to Yahoo HQ at Brazos Hall today, including some acoustic sessions from the re-united Spandau Ballet and blues rock babies Vintage Trouble, plus more from our on-the-ground reporters Lyndsey Parker, Billy Johnson Jr. and Paul Rosales. Will the ever-lovable and ever-elusive Dave DiMartino join the online conversation? Then again, why break his mystique?
- Yahoo Music8 days ago
It was truly sublime intervention on the "Arsenio Hall Show" last night when Prince granted one lovelorn audience member a wish: The Purple One dumped the guy's girlfriend for him.
The eccentric music icon was the sole guest on Hall's show Wednesday night, and performed several songs, including a new song entitled "FUNKNROLL" backed up by his New Power Generation and an 11-piece horn section.
But what really shone through was the musician's aptitude for comedy, highlighted by a phone call on behalf of audience member Steven to his long-distance girlfriend Keegan. As Steven explained it, Keegan had started cheating on him with her ex-boyfriend. The couple had their first date at a Prince concert with 3rdEyeGirl, so it was only appropriate that the relationship end with Prince as well.
The show rang up Keegan, and when it came down to breaking the bad news, Prince delivered it in a very special way: with his own lyrics.
- Yahoo Music10 days ago
Your text game is about to get schooled: Welcome to the next level of smartphone flirting. Beyoncé set everyone on fire with her sexy surfboard antics in her music video for "Drunk In Love" last December. Turns out, the shockingly explicit lyrics made for the perfect fodder for text magician Jesse Hill, who took it to an even more suggestive frontier with his unofficial emoji cover video for the song.
It's a simplistic splice of the various cartoon characters found on the emoji keyboard, but done in a way that can only be described as genius...and oh so flirty.
If there is anything we learned from this video, it's how innovative a person can get with all those seemingly innocent emojis. That surfboard emoji is about to get way more popular. But sorry, Android users: This one is just for the iPhone lotharios out there.
After just one day, the video has garnered more than 269,000 views as of this writing. From the little information we could find online, Hill has directed videos for various companies and bands, and hails from Austin, Texas.
- Yahoo Music11 days ago
Sexy, nimble, and endlessly appealing, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez got their grind on in Wisin's latest music video "Adrenalina"... and it is really weird.
Separate from his partner-in-crime Yandel (who had his own solo album last fall), Reggaeton star Wisin made a pretty darn good replacement by enlisting two of the biggest names in Latin music. Wisin had worked with both stars on their own songs, so it's only natural they return the favor. But Wisin and the song itself take a backseat to Lopez and Martin's music video antics.
What happens when the male and female epitomes of Latin passion join forces? This:
And whoa, this:
While there's no debate as to how hot the pair are together, it's still strange to see the pair groping each other with such conviction, since it's well known that Martin is gay. But then again, what gay man or (any living, sentient being, for that matter) wouldn't want to get all over J.Lo?
- Yahoo Music15 days ago
Never afraid of laying down some rhymes, Blondie's Debbie Harry lent her intoxicating purr to some raucous Beastie Boys lyrics at Wednesday night's 2014 NME Awards. Even at 68 years old, she's still the epitome of cool with her signature gaze that can melt (or freeze!) anyone in her path.
The legendary band was awarded NME's "Godlike Genius" award the ceremony in Austin, Texas — a well-deserved title indeed — basially NME's lifetime achievement award. The crowd was treated to juicy set of Blondie's biggest hits, including "One Way or Another," "Call Me," "Heart of Glass," and their old-school hip-hop-infused tune "Rapture," which lead straight into a surprise cover of the Beasties' "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)."
- Yahoo Music22 days ago
Katy Perry has made a lot of silly music videos in her life. But her latest for "Dark Horse" might just be our favorite. After checking out her stunning wardrobe, adorable guest stars, delicious snacks, and man-zapping abilities, being a modern Egyptian queen might just be our new teenage dream.
There have been plenty of comparisons to Michael Jackson's Egyptian-themed "Remember the Time" music video, right down to this clip's unimpressed queen. But none of the overlapping ideas are that original for either video. Still, we think Perry did Egypt in a way that only Katy can.
Why is this Katy Perry's best music video ever? Let us count the ways:
1. Jiff the Pomeranian! — No, sadly it wasn't the other insanely famous Internet Pomeranian you're thinking of, but Jiff is quickly growing his own million-plus fanbase. The fuzzy piece of doggy magic posted a photo with Ms. Perry on Valentine's Day, so we know it's him.