10 posts categorized "scissor sisters"

02/03/2011

Win Tickets: Scissor Sisters and Lauren Flax at One Step Beyond this Friday February 4

How late in the game could I have possibly waited to get this up and out? Well, the good news is that I've got two (2) pairs of tickets to catch Scissor Sisters and Lauren Flax spin some ditties at tomorrow's installment of the monthly American Museum of Natural History-housed One Step Beyond party. No more talky... more winny! (entry details below)

 

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To enter, simply copy and paste this lovely tweet (make sure to follow us so we can DM you not if, but WHEN you win), and hit send to be automatically entered.

 

yo @sheenabeaston gimme gimme gimme those tickets to see @scissorsisters tomorrow @AMNH for one step beyond!

 

Contest will remain open until tomorrow Friday, February 4 at 9am ET. Winner will be selected at random and notified via direct message.

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mp3: Scissor Sisters - Might Tell You Tonight 

 

 

08/25/2010

Recap: Scissor Sisters Get Super Hot, and a Little Sweaty, at Terminal 5

Sporting lots of leather and no lace, Scissor Sisters returned to their hometown of New York City last night, and took Terminal 5 on a tour of their biggest hits, spanning three full-length albums which culminated in their most recent, and strongest, release, Night Work. And work the night, and the stage, they did.

 

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Starting with the title track from said album, the entrance to the stage proved precisely what was in store for the predominantly male, and seemingly way oversold crowd. Lights, latex and limber moves abounded as Jake Shears and Ana Matronix shared vocal duties over the course of the evening, pairing up for calisthenics during Any Which Way and Whole New Way, the first of which you can catch video of below.

 

Small players Del Marquis and Baby Daddy take an obvious back seat to the glitz and glamour of the two frontspair, but their musical finessings proved easy to swallow, and ultimately outshone the vocals on a number of the songs. Crowd energy hit a peaked high when the troupe launched into debut hit, Take Your Mama Out, after Ana and Co. dedicated it to all the families, including their own, in the audience.

 

Working the night in the most sensual way, Scissor Sisters were welcomed back home with wide open, and spirited arms.

 

View full set of images from the show here. Video of Any Which Way is below a few choice pictures and the set list.

 

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Night Work
Laura
Any Which Way
She’s My Man
Something Like This
Whole New Way
Tits on the Radio
Harder You Get
Running Out
Take Your Mama
Kiss You Off
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
Skin Tight
Skin This Cat
Fire With Fire
Paul McCartney
Night Life

Encore
Comfortably Numb
Invisible Light
Filthy Gorgeous


 

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mp3: Scissor Sisters - Any Which Way (7th Heaven Club Mix) 

 

08/12/2010

Scissor Sisters - Any Which Way (new video!)

It's the colorful clip for Scissor Sisters' next single, Any Which Way, and it's got a beast all hot and bothered and ready to get up and get down on a dance floor right now. I'm not 100% sure what any of the imagery signifies, but hell it's a great time. Especially when Ana Matronic gets her just desserts and starts spitting in sultry fashion.

 

Watch it now!

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mp3: Scissor Sisters - Any Which Way

 


07/17/2010

Bright Light Bright Light - Cry At Films (new song!)

Big news on the Bright Light Bright Light front, and it's nothing but the good stuff. Earlier this week, Popjustice announced the formation of their brand new label, Popjustice Hi-Fi, under the umbrella of releasing pop music of a higher standard. Aces! Along those lines, their first release comes from Swedish singer Rosanna, but it's their second effort that's got us grooving...cause it's all about the awesomeness that is BLBL.

 

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PHF's next release will be Bright Light Bright Light's Love Part II, and it will be officially available on September 13. Much like the dude's previous works we've featured, the song is a driving force of unstoppably-fantastic synth-pop. The full release contains the original song, a Pepptalk remix, and the b-side Cry At Films, which he's graciously offered to let us give to you.

 

The other-side cut features Del Marquis, of Scissor Sisters, on guitars and backing vocals, and it's a bit of emotional pop that makes me super happy.

 

Grab the song after you listen to Love Part II in the video below.

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mp3: Bright Light Bright Light - Cry At Films

  

  


07/09/2010

Beastly Bits #110

Oh hello there bits. Been a minute, and none too soon...


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...and away we go!

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Memory Tapes are planning a conceptual film, and album. link

 

My pal, Alex, over at PAPER Mag chatted with Kelly Rowland. link

 

Wiley's giving away 180, yes ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY, songs via twitter. Go! link

 

Tokyo Police Club and ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) team up for the band's latest video. link

 

Johnny Dynell's Carnegie Hall Remix of Scissor Sisters' Fire With Fire is something all sorts of awesome. Grab it.

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mp3: Scissor Sisters - Fire With Fire (Johnny Dynells Carnegie Hall Remix)


07/07/2010

Scissor Sisters Announce North American Tour

Scissor Sisters will launch a month-long North American tour on August 21, in support of their latest album, Night Work. Critically praised by mainstream media, as well as loved and lauded within the pages of Beastonia, the funky new jawns on the disc are ones that won't soon be forgotten...and can now be witnessed in a live venue in towns across the country. Super mega psyched!

 

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Scissor Sisters are in the midst of a worldwide tour, which has included stops at Glastonbury, where they were joined by Kylie Minogue, and the iTunes Festival in London. The band will play festivals in Europe, Australia and Japan prior to kicking off the tour's North American leg. Scissor Sisters will also play a series of 'cross the pond dates in December. See below for North American and U.K. itineraries. (tickets on sale beginning this Friday, July 9)

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North American Tour Dates

August 21 - Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre
August 23 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
August 24 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
August 27
- Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 
August 28 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
August 29 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
August 31 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
September 2 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
September 3 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
September 4 - Minneapolis, MN - Epic Nightclub
September 6 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
September 10 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl Concert Theatre
September 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
September 12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
September 14 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
September 15 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox SODO
September 16 - Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park


U.K. Tour Dates
December 3 - Birmingham - LG Arena 
December 6 - Cardiff - Cardiff Arena 
December 8 - Glasgow - SECC 
December 10 - Newcastle - Newcastle Arena 
December 11 - Manchester - MEN Arena 
December 12 - Brighton - Brighton Centre 
December 14 - Nottingham - Nottingham Arena 
December 15 - London - O2 Arena 

 

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mp3: Scissor Sisters - Invisible Light (Boys Noize Remix) [radio rip]


 

 


06/22/2010

Scissor Sisters Cover Kylie Minogue's All The Lovers on Radio 1 Live Lounge

With both Scissor Sisters and Kylie Minogue slated to release extremely dance-centric albums at the end of this month, the former took their show to Radio 1's Live Lounge this morning and, as per usual, played a few of their own tunes and one cover song. Their choice? The latter's latest single, All The Lovers, done up like you've never heard before.

 

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This could go quite nicely at a country hoe-down.

 

Don't believe me? Listen to their cover below.

 

Scissor Sisters' Night Work is out June 28 via Universal/Polydor and Kylie Minogue's Aphrodite sees a release on June 30 via Parlophone.

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mp3: Scissor Sisters - All The Lovers (Kylie Minogue Cover)

  

 

06/21/2010

Beastly Bits #99

One from a hundy...


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...that's cool. You've been bitten.

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Tiga talks his marriage to Peaches. For the movie they're filming. link

 

New Radiohead album due this year. Told you here at #10. link

 

Gaga and her guns on the cover of Rolling Stone. link

 

That Heaps Decent tune is pretty rad and proceeds go to underprivileged indigenous youths in Australia. Anywhere But Here is also being given away for free.

 

Jake Shears talks about Night Work, the album opener of the same name. They'll be going track-by-track talking about the tunes, so keep it locked. link

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mp3: Heaps Decent (featuring MC Huz and The Riverina Crew) - Anywhere But Here


 

05/12/2010

DJ's Nita and Sammy Jo Do (Night) Work on Scissor Sister's Invisible Light

In anticipation of Scissor Sister's forthcoming album, Night Work, I've been spinning the first two tracks to be unleashed, Invisible Light and Fire With Fire, at an almost embarrassedly-ridiculous rate. Thanks to DJs Nita and Sammy Jo, I've got some alternatives to the pair of tunes to shake up my daily butt-wigglin' routine.

 

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Both DJ Sammy Jo and DJ Nita began their careers in downtown NYC clubs in the late 90’s. A trained percussionist and jazz singer, Nita began developing his own unique DJ style layering loops and beats before anyone ever opened a laptop in a DJ booth. Sammy Jo started at the legendary nightclub MOTHER, home to Jackie 60 and the original cyberfetish party Click + Drag for which he became a resident dj. In early 2000’s Nita and Sammy Jo combined forces and put the East Village party AREA 10009 on the map. 


In the summer of 2009, the boys sat on a sofa in Barcelona while Jake Shears from Scissor Sisters played them a demo of a new track freshly recorded with producer Stuart Price. This was Invisible Light, and even in it’s raw state the two knew they wanted to get their remix hands on it. Cut to February 2010 in Nita’s studio in Brooklyn where the pair couldn’t decide on a dub or straight up vocal remix so they decided why not do both and let the listeners decide for themselves. Nita then went on solo to bring a bit of morning-light dubstep to the track. Thus the remix package you have before you was born.

 

Grab both massive choons below.

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mp3: Scissor Sisters - Nita and Sammys Invisible Strings of Light

mp3: Scissor Sisters - Nitas Invisible Steps of Light

 

 

04/14/2010

Beastly Bits #56

This has been a pretty rad and busy week, but it's not been so crazy that I haven't noticed that I'm nearing on my 30,000th tweet. Is that a sickness? Yeah, it probably is.

 

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Something that's not so disgusting? All these tasty morsels of music news. Mmmmm.

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Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell have been tipped to star in a long lost Kubrick film, Lunatic at Large. Frankly, I wouldn't mind hearing more music from her, but if you want the flick details, head here

 

Blondie announced a UK tour and I seriously debate heading 'cross the pond to check 'em out. Nah, I'll wait til any NYC dates may spring up. In the meantime, if you live in London, get your tickets here starting this Friday at noon. 

 

Freelance Whales debut album, Weathervanes, came out yesterday and Spinner's got the full album streaming. Definitely give these Queens' boys a listen here.

 

Macy Gray will debut songs from her new album, The Sellout, at a free concert this Monday, April 19 at Webster Hall. The concert is free and open to anyone who brings at least one empty cosmetic package (any brand) to an Origins retail outlet in the NYC region. More info and locations here.

 

Scissor Sisters have a dark and funky new jam streaming on their site. Invisible Light is the closer on upcoming album, Night Work, and features vocals from Ian McKellan. What? Just go listen here, cause it's pretty rad.

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mp3: Freelance Whales - Ghosting

mp3: Scissor Sisters - Invisible Light

 

 

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