Christina Aguilera at Voice press junket

Christina Aguilera discusses “The Voice” and interest in singing at the Super Bowl.

Christina Aguilera at a press junket for ‘The Voice’ at Sony Pictures Studios on October 28, 2011 in Culver City, California. Philip Vaughan

New video from Arctic Monkeys – “Evil Twin”

“Suck It And See”, the new single from Arctic Monkeys’ album of the same name will be released digitally on November 1st with a 7” vinyl to follow on December 6th. The single will be backed with the brand new song “Evil Twin.” See the video above. We like the brunette!


Singer Colette Carr looks funky on the red carpet

Colette Carr arrives at the 3rd Annual Teen Nick HALO Awards at Hollywood Palladium.

Colette Carr arriving at the 3rd Annual Teen Nick HALO Awards at Hollywood Palladium on October 26, 2011 in Hollywood, California. Philip Vaughan

“Footloose” is a huge surprise

When considering the new films of 2011, Many people were mocking the notion of remaking a movie like “Footloose.” Why bother? Well the reviews and are, and so are the box office numbers, and “Footloose” is a solid hit. It turns out people like well-made movies with music and dancing.

The movie stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid and Andie MacDowell and the performances are excellent. The story is also better than the original. In an time when shows like “Glee” are popular, this movie has an even easier time finding an audience. Given the good reviews, it will be interesting to see if this one can sustain its success for a while.

Of all the latest movies, this one has to be the biggest surprise. It’s also the opposite of all the Halloween films out this time of year, so that had to help as well.


All Work and No Playlist: Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin

(*Spoken as Jimmy Fallon doing wacky FM DJ*) And we’re back! Actually, we were planning on being back a few weeks ago, but Andrew McMahon, lead singer and songwriter of Jack’s Mannequin, is a tough guy to pin down. Turn your back on him for a second, and he’s peeled off in his tour bus to do another four months of dates. We caught his final show with Guster last month, and it was a blast, especially when the two teamed up for a cover of Peter Bjorn and John’s “Young Folks.”

The Mannequin’s third album, People and Things, was released last week, and when McMahon finally decided to sit down and rest for a second, we were quick to strike: Tell us the 10 songs rocking your world at the moment, or your piano bites it. Surprisingly, there is little piano to be found here, but there are lots of happy techno beats. Rave on, rave on.

“Safe and Sound,” Capital Cities

A great tune in the indie/techno vein.

“Our Hearts Are Wrong,” Jessica Lea Mayfield

“The only time I miss you is every single day.” That says it all.

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