Monday, February 17, 2014

Morrissey is coming to town this May! (Stop me if you think you've heard this before...)

The idiosyncratic Smiths former sets a date — but will he keep it? (Playlist included)

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Morrissey at Mahaffey
  • Morrissey makes a date with Mahaffey
Love him, hate him, admire him or despise him: you certainly can't ignore him. For, as he laments in one of his greatest, brooding ballads, "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get." Steven Patrick Morrissey (known solely by his surname) has been the figurehead for disaffected, alienated, socially conscious youth since he emerged in the mid-1980s fronting British quartet The Smiths. Almost instantaneously, his impact and influence became the driving force for teenagers who passionately embraced The Smiths' self-titled 1984 debut and let the music, and more specifically, the persona of Morrissey, define their everyday existence.

In no time, Smiths followers were popping up in droves everywhere, boys (and plenty of girls) easily identified by the look they'd adopted from their new-found hero — worn t-shirts, cardigan sweaters and, the dead giveaway, chunky horn-rimmed glasses, an obvious nod to the "Moz."

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dance It Out: Top 10 songs about dancing that make you want get down

Posted By on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Plenty of songs have the sort of bumpin' rhythms that make you wanna bust a move, but what about those tracks that aren't only about dancing, but that actually make you want to get up and get down? Find out about some of our favorites after the jump, in no particular order; Spotify playlist included

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Monday, January 20, 2014

10 Songs for Civil Rights & Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spotify playlist included.

Posted By on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Today, we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the federal holiday marking the Good Doctor's birthday that has become a national celebration of the legacy he left behind as leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. His words and wisdom about ending racial inequality and discrimination have resounded over decades, well beyond his violent too-early death, and they still ring true today as we learn to struggle with the finer details of treating each other with simple human decency, respect, kindness, and acceptance — in sum, like we are all in this together.

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