Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Pizza Underground Macaulay Culkin Video Velvet Parody

    Pizza Underground Video Features Macaulay Culkin Kazoo Solo

    Perhaps knowing that millions would revisit his 1990 Christmas classic Home Alone during the holiday season, Macaulay Culkin hit December with a greasy left hook: He started a pizza-themed Velvet Underground parody band called the Pizza Underground. Though the former child-actor raised the ire of 'za-punk OGs Personal & the Pizzas, his band presses on, today debuting their very first music video. The three-and-a-half-minute clip above features an abridged medley of favorites: "All the Pizza Parties" (a reworking of "All Tomorrow's Parties"); "Pizza Gal" (rhymes with "Femme Fatale"); and "Take a Bite of the Wild Slice" (Lou Reed's solo single, "Walk on the Wild Side"), which appears to be tribute to the innovative stuffed crust pie.

  • Migos Jealousy Video Chief Keef Dis YRN Stream

    Migos Unsubtly Threaten Chief Keef in 'Jealousy' Video

    In December, Chief Keef lobbed a Twitter softball at Migos by accusing the Atlanta group of "sneak dissing" him on one of their songs. Naturally, that inspired an overt dis aimed at the embattled Chicago MC in the form of "Jealousy," which unsubtly includes the lines "ain't never did a sneak dis," and "they jealous of they enemy 'cause I'm really who they wanna be." Oh, and something about hiring a hit-man, followed by, "Don't enter Atlanta without no permission."Now the Versace-loving crew has a video for the track that shows them rocking crowds, hanging backstage, and working in the studio. They also do their part to burn through those "Ounces" they've been so burdened by of late.

  • Sharon Jones Dap-Kings 'Stranger to My Happiness' Video

    See Sharon Jones Triumph Over Cancer in 'Stranger to My Happiness' Video

    Soul-funk boss Sharon Jones makes a triumphant return to the limelight in the video for "Stranger to My Happiness." The new song hails from her forthcoming album with the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want, which is now due out January 14 on Daptone Records. The 10-song set was originally due out last August, but Jones took some time off to focus on her health after receiving the news that she'd developed a curable form of cancer. Filmed in November by directors Rob Hatch-Miller and Puloma Basu, the clip above finds the band-leader bald following chemotherapy — an intentional choice. "Not wearing a wig and just being bald was an easy decision for me," Jones said via statement. "I've always been me, and that's not going to change now." Fittingly, the song is about reclaiming one's verve, and the clip is pure celebration.

  • Britney Spears Las Vegas Video Piece of Me

    See 15 Minutes of Britney Spears' Eye-Popping 'Piece of Me' Vegas Show

    Britney Spears' latest album wasn't much of a success critically or commercially. Our reviewer called Britney Jean nightmarishly blank, and Garth Brooks pummeled the thing in first-week sales. But none of that matters much since that will.i.am-afflicted set was a mere appetizer to Piece of Me, the Y2K-pop star's massive Las Vegas residency that kicked off last month. Above you'll find MuuMuse's 15-minute trip through the show, which features hits new and old, copious costume changes, and at least one hairy man-arm bouncing ecstatically in the foreground. Whether or not you agree that Spears' dancers, well, dance circles around her, the intensity of the spectacle cannot be denied.

  • Black Lips Underneath Rainbow Album Cover Tour

    Black Lips Debut 'Underneath the Rainbow' Album Cover, Tour Dates

    The end of 2013 brought some exceptional news for the new year: the Black Lips will return on March 18 with their seventh studio album, Underneath the Rainbow. We've already heard "Boys in the Wood," a swaggering blues groove indicative of the forthcoming LP's helping hands: Black Keys man Patrick Carney, and Charles Bradley's music director, Tommy Brenneck. While we don't have any more sounds to share just yet, the Atlanta crew has let loose a slew of new tour dates and their next record's cover, shot by revered British photographer Mick Rock (David Bowie, Queen, Iggy Pop).

  • Cass McCombs 'Big Wheel' Video Others

    Cass McCombs Tests Masculine Mores in 'Big Wheel' Video

    Enigmatic songsmith Cass McCombs returned in 2013 with the double album Big Wheel and Others, which found the man sharpening his trademark wit across 22 tracks. Now the semi-titular song, "Big Wheel," gets its own video directed by cover artist Albert Herter (also behind the artwork for 2011's Wit's End and Humor Risk LPs). Therein, recontextualized found footage flickers by — mimes in a park, a bleeding hand, a hall of mirrors with an infant in the middle — while McCombs takes down our preconceived notions of masculinity: "What does it mean to be a man? How you gonna tell me who I am? / A man bolts a man is rust, for a little while, then the man is dust / A man with a man, how more manly can you get?"Watch above, then revisit the "Morning Star" video, wherein our host queries, "What's it like to shit in space?" So many questions, so little time.

  • Phil Everly Dead Brothers COPD Lung Disease

    Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers Dead at 74

    Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers has died at the age of 74. Excepting a 10-year period beginning in 1973, the singer-guitarist and his brother Don had been an publicly active duo since 1956. Their mark on country music and rock'n'roll — and rockabilly, of course — was immense thanks to songs like "Wake Up Little Susie," "Bye Bye Love," "Cathy's Clown," "All I Have to Do Is Dream," and "Bird Dog," among many others. They joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.The Los Angeles Times reports that, according to Phil's wife Patti Everly, the man passed away on Friday, January 3, in Burbank, California due to complications resulting from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She explained that the ailment was an effect of his being a lifelong cigarette smoker. "We are absolutely heartbroken," she said.

  • Deadmau5 Miami Club Phones VIP NYE Twitter

    Deadmau5 Wants VIP Clubbers to Stop Being Douchebags

    Deadmau5 rang in the new year with a January gig show at Mansion, one of Miami's major beachfront nightclubs — and it's a mistake he won't make again. Though a star in the dance music world, the man born Joel Zimmerman isn't a VIP-kinda dude, and has a reputation for not suffering fools, be they fans or fellow music-makers. He wound up cutting his Wednesday night set short after attendees up front refused to put their cell phones away. He then hit Twitter and Instagram:Lol at the entire front row glued to their fucking phones. Much party. Many text. Wow— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) January 2, 2014As Prefix reports, Deadmau5 followed up on a subscription-based section of his site: "I fucking reamed out my agent for making me deal with that... Putting fans in the back and trust fund kids up front is fucking stupid as fuck... won't be playing any more Miami club...

  • Sundance Score Dock Ellis Ad-Rock Ben Gibbarg Laggies

    Ad-Rock and Ben Gibbard Score Sundance Films About LSD and Growing Up

    The annual Sundance Film Festival returns to Park City, Utah, on January 16 bringing with it plenty of highlights for music fans, from Memphis starring Willis Earl Beal, to the fictionalized Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth. But now, some unexpected news: Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard scores a new film called Laggies, and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz scores another dubbed No No: A Dockumentary.The former is directed by Lynn Shelton (Humpday, The New Girl) and will star Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, and Chloë Grace Moretz, among others. The Sundance film guide describes the feature as "a coming-of-age story about a 28-year-old woman stuck in permanent adolescence." Meanwhile the Beastie Boys co-founder will take on the legendary tale of Dock Ellis, the MLB pitcher who threw a no-hitter while on acid.Both soundmen have scored films before, as Indiewire points out.

  • Future Maison Margiela Video Honest Fashion

    Future Flies the Friendly Skies in 'Maison Margiela' Video

    In his recent interview with SPIN, rapper/singer Future spoke on his love for outer space. He again takes to the skies in his new video for "Maison Margiela," though this time he stays within the atmosphere (physically speaking, at least). Seen above, the Atlanta Auto-Tune guru rhymes about Rosetta Stones and cashmere sweaters from inside of a private jet, then visits the hangar to blow smoke with buddies. It's not as showy as the clip for the man's Miley Cyrus team-up, "Real and True," but Future has enough inherent glitz that the sheen isn't missed. DJ Spinz and Metro Boomin produce. No word yet as to whether or not this one will land on the long-anticipated Honest LP.

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