The full list of Lithium’s top 100 alternative + grunge songs of ’90s

May 29, 2017 / 11 comments

Nirvana. Pearl Jam. Soundgarden. Foo Fighters. R.E.M. Nine Inch Nails. Alice in Chains. Which band had the best song in the 90s?

Review: Portable Turntable/Record Player (Denim) from 1byOne

October 27, 2015 / 0 comments

Who doesn’t like a little throwback, retro and vintage? I recently received portable turntable with built-in speakers in a denim-colored, briefcase-style case.

Pearl Jam’s setlist from Global Citizens Festival 2015

September 28, 2015 / 0 comments

As you may have heard, toward the end of Pearl Jam’s set at the Global Citizens Festival in New York’s Central Park, Beyonce joined Eddie Vedder and his acoustic guitar to cover “Redemption Song”.

Is Lion Babe’s Lucas Goodman part Asian?

August 26, 2015 / 0 comments

I got my first listen to Lion Babe during this year’s Afropunk Fest and after seeing a couple photos of the band, I wondered if Lucas Goodman was part Asian?

Afropunk announces 2015 schedule and NYC lineup [UPDATED 8/22]

August 19, 2015 / 0 comments

The 2015 Afropunk Festival has announced their official stage schedule and stage times for its two-day New York event at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park.

M.I.A. releases “Swords” single and video for upcoming “MATAHDATAH” album

July 15, 2015 / 0 comments

M.I.A. announced a new studio album “MATAHDATAH” and released a new single “Swords” this week. The song and video are produced by M.I.A., Spanker and The Partysquad and filmed in India and West Africa.

The complete list of Dreamforce bands and musicians (2003-2016)

June 6, 2015 / 1 comment

Dreamforce started out as an “user and developer conference” focusing on SaaS (software as a service) to one of the largest technology events in the world.

Cut MP3s Online: Cut, fade in/out audio files with MP3cut.net

June 1, 2015 / 0 comments

Are you silly like me and like editing MP3s? I’ve used MP3 cutting software in the past to cut and fade my MP3s, that’s because I didn’t know there were ways to trim MP3s online… MP3 cutting in the cloud.

“Gifted” (Masuka Remix) by N.A.S.A. feat. Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li

May 14, 2015 / 0 comments

Back in 2009, a group called N.A.S.A. put together an album called The Spirit of Apollo packed with guest stars. One of those songs featured a trio of big time guest stars in Kanye West, Lykke Li and Santogold.

Iggy Azalea: Success confirms willful ignorance, cultural appropriation is okay

March 12, 2015 / 0 comments

It’s in style to hate on Iggy Izalea, so this post probably isn’t introducing anything that hasn’t already been said.

The Grammy Awards is the music awards show for the 1% (so, stop giving them more power)

February 10, 2015 / 0 comments

Oh, the Grammy Awards. Let’s get straight to the point about the Grammy Awards; it’s as much about celebrating the art as much as it is a popularity contest that serves to reward specific tastes.

Erhu: What is that Chinese string instrument you saw in Chinatown called?

August 8, 2014 / 2 comments

You just visited Chinatown today and you saw old Chinese men sitting on the corner playing a traditional bowed instrument. So you’re wondering, what is that Chinese strong instrument you saw in Chinatown called?

Dance without a care (or knowing any of the music) at Basement Bhangra

August 3, 2014 / 0 comments

When I lived in San Francisco, I was a 5 minute walk from Public Works, an event venue that hosted a variety of parties and performances. One of the parties that I attended was a monthly event called Non-Stop Bhangra 

Rowdy Rathore Playlist (Bollywood Music Videos)

July 21, 2014 / 0 comments

I’ve always been interested in Indian music; something about how the beats and melodies are structure resonate with me. Not to mention, I am a sucker for group dancing. 

Mash Up Mash Up Mash Up

June 22, 2014 / 0 comments

DJ Magic Baron actually took 4 annoying songs (including ‘Sexy and I Know It’ and ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’) into a palatable 4 minute megamix

All hail the “crossfade”

June 14, 2014 / 0 comments

I don’t know how best to set this post up other than to say sometimes the small, simple tweaks we make to our everyday lives that make a difference.

Kiki and Herb perform at Justin Bond’s 20th “Tranniversary” Show

June 12, 2014 / 0 comments

I just saw my fifth Justin Bond performance this past week when Bond packed the house for her 20th “Tranniversary” at the (le) poisson rouge. 

Can I connect 2 bluetooth speakers at the same time

Can I connect to multiple Bluetooth speakers simultaneously via Android phone?

June 9, 2014 / 6 comments

With a few Bluetooth speakers now in my possession (Jambox Classic, SoundBot shower speaker, and Bluetooth clock radio), I was curious to see whether I could connect (not pair, connect) all three speakers

MIA Double Bubble Trouble uncensored video

M.I.A. finally releases Double Bubble Trouble video

May 19, 2014 / 0 comments

After months of promises, M.I.A. finally put out (or “unblocked”) the music video for Double Bubble trouble today. Check it out in all it’s awesome, “uncensored” glory.

Do You Remember? The New Dance Show

May 18, 2014 / 0 comments

If you were in Michigan during the late 1980s and early 1990s, then at some point you probably ran into “The New Dance Show” while flipping through your five TV channels

UH OoooooOH: Double Bubble Trouble remixes

May 13, 2014 / 0 comments

M.I.A.’s most recent single Double Bubble Trouble (which has been out since last year) has been on repeat for me over the last couple months. The single’s energy feels authentic to M.I.A., while it perfectly combines sounds of the tropics with reggae and trap.

M.I.A. in Queens

May 7, 2014 / 0 comments

I walked by this concert poster on the way to meet a friend for lunch today and it got me excited to see my third M.I.A. concert this coming Friday.

M.I.A. Bad Girls dance GIF

Bad girls do it well

January 9, 2014 / 0 comments

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Vice: M.I.A. pulls South Asia onto her world stage

November 9, 2013 / 1 comment

Love Vice’s Noisey Music article on M.I.A. – the piece argues how M.I.A. takes traditional imagery from South Asia, and other parts of the under-represented world, and forces it onto the world stage — to the confusion of Western journalists and sensibilities.

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