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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Kylie Minogue's "Can't You Get You Out Of My Head"

Earworm Weekly: Kylie Minogue's "Can't You Get You Out Of My Head"

There's no point in pussyfooting around about it. Kylie Minogue's “Can't Get You Out of My Head” is the Platonic ideal of an earworm. If this column were to have a theme song, this would be it. Does this song…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Taylor Swift Holds Her Own, Hayley Williams Holds Her Pee, and Gwen Stefani Can't Stop Laughing

Last Week: Taylor Swift Holds Her Own, Hayley Williams Holds Her Pee, and Gwen Stefani Can't Stop Laughing

"Being on my own, prioritizing my girlfriends, my family and my music above everything else and trying things I never thought I'd try... It's really been a liberating and freeing time... I made the decision to spend time on…
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Music, All Shook Down Music at Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Concert: Six Things All Americans Should Know

Music at Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Concert: Six Things All Americans Should Know

Dear Americans, as a British person, I feel I ought to explain a few things about the lunacy of the last four days. If you watch any sort of news whatsoever, you saw a series of increasingly bizarre things taking…
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Music, All Shook Down Before Iggy Pop: Five Artists' Memorable And/Or Awful Attempts to Sing in French

Before Iggy Pop: Five Artists' Memorable And/Or Awful Attempts to Sing in French

On May 9th, Iggy Pop is releasing his latest album. Woo-hoo! But wait. Simmer down. The record is called Après and it will be comprised mostly of French cover versions -- Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg songs included. We applaud…
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Music, All Shook Down Kylie Outgays Her Audience. Wow-Wow-Wow-Wow, Indeed

Kylie Outgays Her Audience. Wow-Wow-Wow-Wow, Indeed

Kylie Minogue
 May 21, 2011
 @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Better than: The gayest thing you did this week. Here's a quick summary of some of the things we see onstage tonight: Grecian slaves, harps made of women, a gigantic…
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Music, All Shook Down Kylie Minogue Makes Movie About Lesbian Werewolf; World Groans

Kylie Minogue Makes Movie About Lesbian Werewolf; World Groans

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Music, All Shook Down A Quick Guide to Lady Gaga's (Possible) Plagiarisms, From 'Telephone' to 'Born This Way'

A Quick Guide to Lady Gaga's (Possible) Plagiarisms, From 'Telephone' to 'Born This Way'

As a member of the media, it's my job to accuse Stefani Germanotta of things so she can respond to them. (Born which way? She doesn't have to specify because it's a hot topic -- and the length of Gaga's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Kev and Ky: A Literary Life

Kev and Ky: A Literary Life

The writings of Kevin Killian have garnered appreciation from the Bay Area gay literary universe and beyond (count Dennis Cooper, Susie Bright, and Wayne Koestenbaum among his admirers) for many years, charming readers with experimental and arresting meditations on the…
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Music, Hear This Kylie

Kylie

Stateside success has largely eluded Kylie Minogue, even as the petite Australian disco and electropop star has become a massive global phenomenon. Her last album, 2007's Kylie X, didn't exactly rocket up the charts, but she has nonetheless finally decided…
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Music, All Shook Down Beyonce Gets Fierce Tonight at Oracle Arena

Beyonce Gets Fierce Tonight at Oracle Arena

Call her the black Madonna if you must, but there's no escaping the fact that Beyonce--Thierry Mugler breastplate and all--Knowles has become a gay icon. That implies a certain amount of camp, and while Ms. Bootylicious is less ironic…
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Music, BeatBox Joachim Garraud

Joachim Garraud

French dance music has a rep for being a bit fey. But DJ and producer Joachim Garraud's guttural bass and propulsive beats sound decidedly macho. His songs "The Computer" and "Street Sound" are harder, better, faster, and stronger than much…
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Music, Goldfrappuccino

Goldfrappuccino

Goldfrapp singer/namesake Allison Goldfrapp began as your garden-variety British art school trend-spotter. After dabbling with multimedia creations and landing on some hep remix ditties, she guested on albums from Tricky, Orbital, and Add N to (X). Eventually she hooked up…
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Music, Reviewed Annie

Annie

If Kylie Minogue were Superwoman, then Annie would be her ward, a pint-size Supergirl-in-training. And Anniemal would be Supergirl's secret weapon, a disc so hook-ridden that it makes people powerless before it. The Norwegian bombshell's CD -- written and produced…
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Music, The Icelander Cometh

The Icelander Cometh

Fisherman's Woman -- Iceland-born songstress Emiliana Torrini's second album -- begins on a positive enough note: "Home alone and happy/ Nothing brings me down," Torrini coos on the opening track, her warm, dulcet voice draped gently over a comforting bed…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

My opinions about sampling and file sharing are not popular among my musician friends, but I maintain that the free exchange of music over the Web is not unlike pollution and global warming: unpleasant for inhabitants perhaps, but an evolutionary…
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