charli xcx: i’ll never know

Charli xcx - I'll Never Know
Charli xcx - Nuclear Seasons

I couldn’t find the words to express my love for Charli xcx‘s new track “I’ll Never Know”, so I thought I’d let my friend Sir Hops McGee express my feelings through movement. Everything about this makes me happy. Everything! Thank heavens for the Presidents’ Day holiday, because if I had heard this for the first time at work… They would have fired me for excessive chair-dancing.

oilhead: big queer rock show

Oilhead - I'm Crazy, Deal With It

Oilhead is the second of four bands participating in this March’s BIG QUEER ROCK SHOW benefit for BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth). The show will be going down at T.T. The Bear’s, and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. You should go! I’ll be there! We can stand next to one another awkwardly and pretend that we know how to “rock”.

Oh, and don’t try to give me some lame excuse that you’re “too far” to make it to the show! Hop on a plane. Plan a road trip. Teleport to the venue… Or, more realistically, take all that money you were going to put toward developing a teleportation device and make a donation to BAGLY. One dollar would work. A million dollars would work too. Three billion dollars would work even better. No pressure though!

Now, shall we get back to talking about the music?

I’m very excited to see Oilhead live, because I have an extreme weakness for female-fronted pop-punk/dance-rock groups. This may come as a surprise to regular followers of this blog (all 1.5 of you in existence), considering the lack of female-fronted pop-punk/dance-rock groups featured within these pages… But it’s absolutely true!

If you haven’t already done so, take a listen to “I’m Crazy, Deal With It” above. Should it become your new favorite song or personal anthem, you can currently pick up a copy of Oilhead’s online sampler at BandCamp through the oh-so-wonderful “name your price” model. Rumor has it that the band’s currently raising funds to record their debut EP. I’ve also heard rumors that the rewards on their Kickstarter page are extremely generous… Of course, I’m not one to gossip, so you didn’t hear it from me.

usher: climax

This is a picture of Usher as a goat. I’m sharing it not only because it’s amazing, but also because it provides me with an excuse to share my (belated) thoughts on his new Diplo-produced single!

As tweeted to my #InternetBroDude4Life, Jonathan Kochis, these are my feelings on “Climax”:

“If I had ovaries, they would have exploded and Usher would have fertilized all of my eggs.”

Thank you for your time. Case closed! That’s all I have to say about this matter.

Photo credit: OOZERTON