February 27, 2014 |
The make-out session during "Adore You. " The dreamy cover of OutKast's "Hey Ya!" And, of course, the pot-leaf leotard. Miley Cyrus provided so much fodder for discussion at the Honda Center stop on her Bangerz tour last week that I didn't have room in my review to address Cyrus' two openers: Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop. No great loss in the case of the latter. Though its performance of "I Love It" was characteristically exuberant, the Swedish duo made even less of an impact on the Honda's gigantic stage than it did in December at the far cozier Fonda Theatre.
February 24, 2014 |
James Murphy's post-LCD Soundsystem life has been more befitting a Victorian renaissance man than a former rock star. He's dabbled in outside productions , yes, but he's also perfected his own coffee blend , lobbied for MMA fighting and is now looking to reform one of New York's least sonorous spaces -- the subway turnstiles. "I started noticing that the subway sounds quite brutal," Murphy told the Wall Street Journal in a video clip discussing the potential project . "Given that all that information is already at the turnstile, why don't we just make it a nice sound?
February 21, 2014 |
Justin Bieber's crowd was loud. One Direction's too. And though they seem like somebody's uncles now, the Jonas Brothers once inspired the kind of shrieks that could knock down a lesser heartthrob. But in my life as a concertgoer, I can't recall an audience operating at a higher volume -- and for as sustained a period of time -- as the one that Miley Cyrus thrilled Thursday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The Disney Channel child star turned hip-hop provocateur was kicking off the first of two Southland dates on her recently launched North American tour.
February 6, 2014 |
It's been a whole week since MTV premiered Miley Cyrus' much-hyped installment in its "Unplugged" series, which means the time clearly has come for bonus content. The network doled some out early Thursday in the form of "Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged & Uncensored," an online version of the special that it says drew 1 million television viewers on Jan. 29, the highest rating for an episode of "Unplugged" in a decade. On the broadcast , Cyrus complemented country-fied versions of tunes from her 2013 album "Bangerz" -- including a take on "We Can't Stop" featuring Madonna -- with a boot-scooting rendition of Dolly Parton's "Jolene.
February 5, 2014 |
Miley Cyrus plans to wear clothes by L.A. designer Brian Lichtenberg on her Bangerz tour, sources tell the New York Post. Lichtenberg is known for his drug-oriented and other cheeky pieces, such as garments with logos that play on well-established labels, as in the photo above. The tour is slated to begin Feb. 14. [New York Post] New York Fashion Week is getting underway. Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore writes about what to expect. [Los Angeles Times] Activist and former model Bethann Hardison, whose Diversity Coalition has focused a spotlight on the dearth of diversity among models walking high-fashion runways, says things improved a bit on catwalks last fall, citing Narciso Rodriguez, the Row and Calvin Klein as labels that did well.
January 31, 2014 |
Miley Cyrus has been 21 for all of two months now, give or take, but she's already something of a senior statesman, apparently giving advice to a pal, 19-year-old Justin Bieber. "I would just say, you know what, you've got a lot of money. Pay people to make sure you don't get in trouble," she sagely told Jay Leno on Thursday's "The Tonight Show. " "And party at your house. Buy a house, and add a club to it. " From what the neighbors have said, we think he's already following through on the second part, with lousy results, but the first part sounds pretty common sense.