Jumping Trains with JoJo at the Girls Who Rock 2011 Benefit Concert

by Bradley Stern

Last Friday night (no Katy Perry segues, please), MuuMuse contributor Sam Lansky and I had the great pleasure of attending the She’s The First: Girls Who Rock 2011, a benefit concert to raise money for the Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda. After munching on some free Pop Chips and taking shots of some of… Read the full article

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A Moment Like This: Kelly Clarkson Performs at the Confide + Conquer Event in NYC (May 25)

by Bradley Stern

While Scotty McCreery was busy being crowned the winner of the tenth season of American Idol last night, I was standing five feet away from the one and only American Idol in my heart: Kelly Clarkson.

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Beyonce: Run The World (Girls) (Video Review)

by Bradley Stern

The revolution begins now. From the mere behind-the-scenes photos alone that surfaced last month, the Francis Lawrence-directed clip for Beyoncé’s “Run The World (Girls)” already promised to be epic. Then came the trailers, which–in hindsight–promised something much different thematically: There was revolution, combat, drama. But as it turns out, the clip for Bey’s latest single… Read the full article

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Amazing Things I’m Listening to From Sweden, Vol. 3

by Sam Lansky

Fact: In Sweden, it is illegal to make bad music. Okay, so this may not be empirically true, but it is a reality that the Swedes are known for exporting pop of the very highest quality. In my ongoing series, Amazing Things I’m Listening to From Sweden, I discuss the best Scandipop that’s been quietly… Read the full article

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Spark: The Delicate, Darling World of Natalie Walker

by Bradley Stern

I was first introduced–sorry, introduuced to Indiana-born singer Natalie Walker back in 2006. Formerly a member of the trip-hop troupe Daughter Darling, Walker debuted amongst a surge of fellow indie-pop songstresses that dominated the blogosphere (not to mention the soundtracks of nearly every trendy television show of the time, including Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and… Read the full article

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Hot Club Track of the Week: Talia Coles – Never See You Again

by Bradley Stern

Having already provided her songwriting skills to artists including LL Cool J, Musiq Soulchild, Teddy Riley and Deborah Cox, Harlem-born singer-songwriter Talia Coles is no stranger to the music industry. Yet “Never See You Again,” Coles’ first release since her 2010 Dancehall mix-tape smash “Nikki Wine,” marks a personal milestone: It’s Coles’ first solo single… Read the full article

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Amazing Things I’m Listening to From Sweden, Vol. 2

by Sam Lansky

Fact: The Swedish government puts trace quantities of MDMA in the drinking water in Sweden. Because of this, Swedes feel their emotions with earth-shattering profundity, and have no choice but to make devastatingly beautiful pop music about it. Fact: What I just wrote was not entirely true. (They use GHB.) Seriously though, the music coming… Read the full article

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Daily B: Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me (Video Analysis)

by Bradley Stern

Last night, Britney Spears released the highly anticipated video for her latest single, “Hold It Against Me,” directed by Jonas Ã…kerlund. This is an analysis.

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Muusical Chairs Volume 1: From Siobhan Donaghy to BoA

by Bradley Stern

Okay–new post idea! This is Muusical Chairs, or essentially the “6 Degrees of Separation/Kevin Bacon” game. The idea is to take one pop star, connect the musical dots to another, and maybe share some previously unknown pop tidbits in the process! This one’s an easy start, but I’m sure I can dream up more complex… Read the full article

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Club Track of the Week: Zoe Badwi – Freefallin’

by Bradley Stern

Break out the poppers–we’re going down under! As we all well know, Aussieland is prime pickin’s for disco divas: The Minogues, Holly Valance, Olegendia Newton-Jesus…the list goes on and on. This week’s club bumper is Zoe Badwi‘s “Freefallin’,” which was first released in Australia back in July of last year. Penned by English singer/songwriter Amy… Read the full article

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