My summer officially ended on August 29 this year when Feist came to Greenpoint, Brooklyn to perform at McCarren Pool. It was a perfect evening — the weather was fine, the sky was clear, everyone was in good spirits, and the music was easy.
Ok. Get past the cheesy Americanized intro and you’ll see a startlingly good live performance of the Fiest track, Feel It All. We linked to the MP3 of this song a week or so back. But this is her rough and raw, singing like a whiskey beaten angel as the bus trawls its way through […]
Ummm. This is just too damn good. Seriously. I would trade my entire collection of Archie comics to have been in the recording studio the day this vocal went down, listening to a voice so pure that if Mt Franklin could bottle it and sell it at a premium they probably would. [see also Planning […]
When there’s no room in hell, the sharks will, er, eat our sushi. Good thing we have these things called ‘chopsticks’. Makes it easier for us to wrestle our food from sharks like the feisty humans we are!
We’ve known geese to be a feisty bunch yes, but who knew they’d make good partners in, er, fighting crime? In the Xinjiang province of China, the boys in blue are using geese to watch over the police stations at night.
You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine is the debut album by Melbourne singer/songwriter Ainslie Wills (released on 4 March). Delivering on the promise of the 2010 EP, Somebody For Everyone, and recent appetisers such as Lemon Japan and Fighting Kind, You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine is just as charming as we hoped it […]
Hailing from France, Nephyla’s sassy comic style cannot fail to charm. Bums, boobs, feisty ladies, brooding gents, all lovingly drawn with a wink and a smile. She is the author of the Geek and Girly comic, has worked on numerous kids books, and has illustrated for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft.
My new favorite Friday morning ritual is watching always-glam Bitchbuzz editor-in-chief Cate Sevilla break down the best of the week’s pop culture highlights in a feisty, female-centric slant. Along with news and commentary, the weekly online show also features interviews with new female talent like DJ duo Broken Hearts and comedian Vicki Stone.
Hooray! They’re back. Those furry, fluffy, feisty bastions of cultural integrity. The Muppets are hitting the big screen once again, and life may never quite be the same again. [watch The Muppets perform Stand By Me]
If your quest for the perfect Mexican pit-stop seems like seeking the lost city of gold, then you’ll feel like a proud explorer when you discover Dorado Tacos and Cemitas in Brookline, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston.
Much like the beautiful, thumb-sized songbird from which the band derives its name, the music of Ortolan possesses the kind of startling beauty that reintroduces wonder to the weary. With playful lyrical themes ranging from sandcastles to buckets of light to fanciful creatures following you home, it s music with sass and spunk, born from fierce […]
Australian rock band, Fiasco Burning, play melodic, soulful music infused with off beat lyrical hooks and bursting with singalong choruses. Their debut album, Place, is a feisty, summery sound, described by their engineer as ‘chocolate rock’. We checked in with drummer Anthony Brookman and asked him what the hell that refers to: ‘It’s flavoursome, smooth, fruity, […]
Now, this will be fun. Swedish-Japanese singer Maia Hirasawa’s album, Though, I’m Just Me, is set for release on February 17 on Thrive Records. She gets a lot of comparisons to Regina Spektor and Lykke Li, and Bust recently compared her to Feist and a ‘less-angsty Bjork’. And, watching the video for her single, And […]
Summertime at McCarren Park in Williamsburg is picturesque. It’s often filled with a mix of people, old and young, picnicking or sitting in the shade, running along the track or playing soccer (or football, depending on where you’re from). It’s also connected to a now defunct McCarren (swimming) pool which transforms into an outdoor concert space on Sundays during the summer. In the past, performers such as Leslie Feist, M.I.A., The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Broken Social Scene have performed.