Marc Hogan



  • Nicki Minaj 'Come on a Cone'

    Nicki Minaj Bros Down in Cameo-Filled 'Come On A Cone' Video

    As if on cue, Nicki Minaj returns to remind us she's a rapper. A ferociously unhinged one, at that. Onika Maraj recently wreaked havoc — with help from Cassie — in the video for "The Boys," the pop-bursting first single from her November 19 re-release, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up.

  • 'Figure 8' mural restored

    Elliott Smith's 'Figure 8' Mural Inventively Restored in Los Angeles

    Elliott Smith died nine years ago, on October 21, 2003. To mark the anniversary, a group called the Punk Rock Marthas restored the mural that appears on the cover of the last album Smith released while he was alive, 2000's Figure 8, as NME points out.Graffiti had taken its toll on the mural, in Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood, so the group revamped it. Acknowledging no restoration of the mural could be permanent, the Punk Rock Marthas embraced temporariness in their choice of tools. Rather than simply repaint the mural, they incorporate recycled paper.

  • Bruno Mars on 'Saturday Night Love'

    See Bruno Mars' Excellent Michael Jackson, Billie Joe Armstrong Impressions on 'SNL'

    Unorthodox Jukebox is the title of Bruno Mars' forthcoming album, and it could also aptly describe the most memorable part of the pop singer's appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Joining the pantheon of artists pulling double duty by serving as both the host and musical guest on SNL, Mars turned out to funny and charming. A highlight was a Pandora-themed sketch, where Mars did his hilariously caricatured impressions of Green Day, Aerosmith, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Louis Armstrong, and Michael Jackson. It's all in the glove.NBC couldn't post the clip due to copyright reasons, but it's floating around online; check it out below while it lasts. The show also amusing mocked the Juggalos with a sketch packed with references to the presidential campaign ("binders full of women" is the new Seamus the dog).

  • Pussy Riot protest

    Pussy Riot Members Shipped Off to Distant Prison Colonies

    The punishment for a "punk prayer," under Russian president Vladimir Putin, has a whiff of the Soviet-era gulag about it.The two imprisoned members of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were transferred over the weekend from Moscow prison to remote locations, the AP reports. Their lawyer Mark Feygin said Maria Alyokhina had been shipped off to the Perm area in the Ural Mountains and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova had been sent to Mordovia, a province in central Russia. Feygin said his sources were prison officials and he hadn't been able to get confirmation from his clients."These are the harshest camps of all the possible choices," the band said via Twitter today, as translated by the Guardian. Several prison camps operate in both Perm and Mordovia, and some of them were reportedly part of the Soviet gulag system of forced labor camps.

  • Adele

    Adele to Skip 'Skyfall' Premiere After Birth of Son

    James Bond's famous powers of seduction only go so far. Adele, who has given birth to a healthy baby boy, as Us Weekly reported over the weekend, evidently won't attend the London premiere of new Bond film Skyfall, despite singing the theme song (see Adele's 'Skyfall' Premieres: Our First Impressions).As the Sun reports, Adele is expected to stay home during tomorrow night's event at Royal Albert Hall so she can be with her newborn son. "Adele doesn’t want to leave her little boy’s side, it’s as simple as that," a source is quoted as saying.

  • Chief Keef 'Love Sosa'

    Chief Keef Releases Raw 'Love Sosa' Video, Previews Energetic 'Go'

    Keith Cozart, a.k.a. Chief Keef, is technically just a kid, a fact that crashes down hard when his name comes up in connection with gun ranges, prosecutors, and murder. (He has another probation hearing on November 20.) But the 17-year-old Chicago rapper's age also makes his rapid rise all the more impressive. Interscope sponsored the video for his spacey, Young Chop-produced boast "Love Sosa." The song, with its patiently billowing beats and unforced braggodocio that recalls Atlanta's Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame, neatly crystallizes Keef's approach so far. And the clip features another set of kinetic, low-key visuals courtesy of "I Don't Like" director D. Gainz. The Glory Boys CEO also posted a 48-second snippet of a new song called "Go," with slow-motion keyboards and emphatic rhymes on Friday (October 19). Watch the "Love Sosa" video, and hear a cut of "Go" below.

  • Crystal Castles 'III'

    Crystal Castles Preview Ecstatic New Song 'Telepath' Live, Off Delayed '(III)' Album

    Crystal Castles' songs, even when they were of the chirpy 8-bit variety, have always been dark and implicitly violent. Consequence of Sound points to live footage of the Canadian duo performing a new one live in Denver this week, and what's most striking is how comparatively blissed out this neo-rave floor-stomper is. The glowsticks in the audience don't look out of place, and it's easy to imagine dancing to this joyfully rather than with a tinge of mosh-related anxiety.That might have something to do with the absence of Alice Glass's ever-peircing banshee wails on vocals, as the track appears to be instrumental. But the brighter colors are in producer half Ethan Kath's four-on-the-floor clatter, too, its busy percussion coming closer to the rock-informed disco of DFA Records than we've heard before from these two.

  • R.E.M.

    R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe Now Judging Animated GIFs

    If you believe they put a man on the moon, then you still might have trouble swallowing this: Michael Stipe is part of the judges panel for an arts festival showcasing animated GIFs, R.E.M.'s website has announced (via Pitchfork). True, we once called Stipe "something of a Tumblr god," and top-notch animated GIFs are surely due for some recognition, but still, this is why we can't have new R.E.M. music?"Moving the Still," put on by art collector website Paddle 8, is billed as the first major event of its kind for original GIF art. Anyone can submit a GIF for consideration, and selections will be published in a rolling basis through November 7 on the festival website. A live exhibition will take place during Miami Art Week 2012, held December 4-9. Like the owner of the Hair Club for Men, except with a beautifully bald pate, Stipe isn't just a judge.

  • Insane Clown Posse

    Insane Clown Posse Move Halloween Concert Amid Police Concerns

    Pity the suburban Juggalo. The Insane Clown Posse were originally scheduled to play their Halloween concert at Royal Oak Music Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan, but now it's set for the Fillmore theater in nearby Detroit. A rep for ICP says the band had no choice other than to move the show after Royal Oak police expressed worries, TMZ reports.Tickets for the Royal Oak stop on ICP's short Hallowicked tour had almost sold out when the venue abruptly canceled the date, according to the face-painted rap-rock duo. A post on ICP's website says label Psychopathic Records learned a request from the police was behind the venue's decision to cancel. Resistance from perplexed authority figures is nothing new for the posse: ICP recently sued the FBI for bafflingly classifying their Faygo-soaked following as a gang.

  • Bruce Springsteen in Iowa

    Bruce Springsteen Debuts 'Forward' Obama Song at Rally With Clinton

    Bruce Springsteen shared the stage with a famous saxophone player yesterday, but the late Clarence Clemons' nephew Jake and his E Street Band-mate Eddie Manion have no reason to fear. Former President Bill Clinton, who introduced the Boss at a rally for President Barack Obama in Parma, Ohio, limited his performance to spoken-word. For Springsteen, that was challenge enough: "I feel like I'm going on after Elvis," he told the crowd of about 3,000, Reuters reports.Springsteen then played a seven-song, all-acoustic set, including Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" and his own landmark track "Thunder Road." Watch the whole thing below, via Consequence of Sound.

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