Alternative Celebrity News
Ezra Koenig is the sexi hot hunky frontman from the hit buzzband Vampire Weekend. In addition, he sometimes 'goes solo' and 'collabs' with lots of different indie bands. However, now it seems like he is 'trying to take his career to 'mainstream levels' by bronoodling with the cast of Jersey Shore. The Situation, Pauly D, Snickers, J-Whoa, Sammi Sweet<3, Ronnie, Vinnie... and Ezzie!
Ezra looks 'right at home' because I think he is from the greater tri-State area. Even though he is 'Jewish', he can probably still vibe guido style. He was educated at a top tier American university, and is probably pretty good at 'learning about' and assimilating 2 different cultural vibes. If I were a betting man... I'd say that Ezra is about to 'make a splash' on Jersey Shore. Trust me. The guy can 'run mad game', end up in ur pants in 3 lines or less.
One day we'll look back to the days when Ezra was just an indie icon... Before he went mainstream and became a beloved Jersey Shore + Dancing with the Stars character.
Is reality TV 'a good move' 4 his career?
Does he look like he will fit in on the Jersey Shore, or will he have 2 'win the trust' of the other roommates?
Are Jersey Shore memes 'still relevant', or is no1 interested any more?
According to our fact-checking department, the Jersey Shore photo was ACTUALLY photoshopped utilizing a still image from this photograph.
Bamboozle is a mainstream music festival that appeals to tweens, mainstreamers, alts, emos, and any1 who likes kewl trends. Apparently, Liz Lee, the star MTV's "My Life as Liz" was a VIP presence at Bamboozle, and tons of tweens basically 'shit their pants' 2 meet her. Liz Lee is an inspiration for alt tweens & teens every where, giving them hope that 1 day, they too will break free from suburbia.
Seems like she 'went crazy' and signed some altbro titties.
These overgrown tween altbros probably will have lustful moments about the touch of Liz's Sharpie on their skin for the rest of their lives.
'WE WANT LIZ!'
'I love u on TV. U inspire me. U make me believe that 1 day I will break free from suburbia, move to The_City, and develop a hit MTV show abt myself.'
Will u sign my iPod Touch??
This moment is meaningful 2 me.
'I'm definately gonna make this my default pic.'
Does Liz look good, bb?
Do u want 2 meet her?
Is Bamboozle a relevant music festival, or just a maltstream pyramid scheme?
Is she an inspiration to the Modern MTV Generation?
Is her alt life more relevant than the fictionalized American SKINS?
R u sad about the Season Finale of her show?
When will the 'Carles dating Liz' rumors finally subside?
ALT TWEENS: THE FUTURE OF ALT
Abby Portner is the QT sister of Animal Collective frontman Avey Tare... also known by his birth name as "David Dave Portner." Anyways, I don't think that they were 'canoodling', because they are brother and sister. Technically they are 'bronoodling', or 'siblinoodling', or something. Just going out to a local shoe boutique to purchase some kicks... For those of yall who don't now, Abby Portner is a 'relevant artist' who often 'collabs' with her bro.
I'm not sure who looks keuter... Davey.. or Abbey...
Dave and I got some Keep Company love yesterday in LA
we had a fight over what color of the same show we should get so we wouldn't have the same shoes at ATP
He got green I got black. Thanks Keep!!
Do u ever go shoe shopping with ur sibling?
What shoe store did u go 2?
Sometimes I wish I had a relevant sibling who really understood what I was going thru...
Some1 who I could talk about 'p4k review stress' with...
Some1 who could hear me vent abt having to eat Taco Bell on the road, then not being able to find a restroom...
Some1 who was a part of 'the scene', who was an 'influencer'/'insider'/'premium content creator' just like me...
Cults is a buzzband that is buzzing hard after their hit songs "Go Outside" and "Abducted" and "You Know What I Mean"... but maybe they should change the names of those songs to "Go Outside on a Bender", "Abducted by myself because I went on a bender" and "You know what I Mean? I was on a bender, yall" after the popular 2k11 buzzband was spotted on an all-night bender, hitting up a relevant tittie bar.
The truth is, I go on regular benders, ending up in very dark places. Most nights, I'd be lucky to end up in a strip club, instead of other dark options such as:
-a Motel 6 hotel room with some1 who is getting human trafficked
-a snuff film lounge
-having to pay off drug debts [via prostitution] [via Less Than Zero]
-staying up all nite on a bender, eating a McGriddle 4 breakfast
-calling ur ex and saying u want to get back with her, but ur effed up on a bender, and the next day she shows up at your apt, and ur like 'uhh... I just wanted an emotional handjob, I wasn't REALLY trying to get back with u....'
As you can see in the above photo, lead frontman Brian Oblivion is trying to negotiate 'half off' the cover price to get into a strip club. Usually, who can pay the fallen-overweight-stripper at the front desk 'under the table.'
Here is a picture of lead singer Madeline Follin 'canoodling' with some bro...getting ready 2 bender...
Here is a buzzband member 'getting a relevant lappy' [sponsored by _____]
Here is the keut buzz couple 'canoodling', looking to get a better view of some premium 'stripper ass.' Sometimes when I am too poor to be a 'high roller' i n a strip club, I will just bring $100 in $1-bill, and 'make it last' for hours/minutes.
Best Coast was spotted inside of the relevant strip club venue, but I am not sure if she was 'working at the titter' or if this was just earlier in the night when they were bendering together, but then she fell asleep [via dank vibes]
Here is indie QT 'Maddie Follsies' carrying a drum that probably has tons of bender-wave drugs in it.
I'm not sure if she got a lap dance... 'On paper' [via porn], acts of bisexuality [via girls] 'turn me on'... but when it comes to a relationship, I have complex sexual ownership + insecurity issues that probably couldn't handle it if I found out that one of my fave indie female celebs 'swung both ways.' I want a relationship with a top tier female indie celeb... Not a 'dark sexual fling...'
It's difficult being in a buzzband. Every night u end up somewhere different, every night, there are tons of floozies who would love 2 'take u home' and get a slice of ur buzzworthy genitalia. That's why u have to on a bender. U have to 'get up'... but then u 'come down hard' [via Charlie Sheen].
Lord knows I've had my dark nights...
What is the darkest night of ur life?
Have u ever gone on a krazie, buzzworthy bender?
Do u think more buzzbands should go on 'krazie benders'?
Is Cults trying to build a 'bad-boy' image?
Do u have an 'tips' for 'looking like a baller' and 'saving some $$$ in a strip club'?
Did you know that most strippers would be willing to give a free lappy and a VIP handjob in exchange for a few key bumps of cocaine?
David Byrne is the lead singer of the Talking Heads, or Devo, or Pavement or some band like that. I'm not really sure. Anyways, he was invited to Barry Obama's VIP White House Correspondents' Dinner. He decided to take indie sex icon St. Vincent with him as his d8. It seems like 'love is in the air', as they are canoodling quite close. Unfortunately, Annie Clark is 'too alt' to be recognized by mainstream photo service.
I know that a lot of ppl will probably be like "They are JUST FRIENDS and COLLEAGUES... They are NOT canoodling." But trust me. I know how bros work, no matter what age u r.... If u invite a female somewhere, ur trying to canoodle with her. It doesn't matter if ur 'just friends'... at the end of the nite.... Ur gonna take ur chances.
Do they make a keut couple?
Is St. Vincent still a top-tier indie female, or has she not released anything buzzworthy recently enough?
Should St. Vincent just become 'the 4th altbaguette in the Dirty Projectors'?
Has the Tune-Yards broad 'beaten St Vincent at her own game'?
Is David Byrne an 'authentic alt'?
Do u think they're gonna 'make it'?
Is the White House Correspondents' dinner t00tally funnniiee [via the Colbert Daily Report Show]?
Aziz Ansari is sorta like the 'Conan O'Brien of alt'... His stock was 'hot', but now he is sorta just on cruise control and every1 tells him how much they <3 him on social media. I have never watched Parks and Recreation but I am sure it is funny enough to lose to cop-thrillers and sci-fi shows on a weekly basis. Aziz Ansari has been seen at many VIP alt events, such as SXSW, Coachelly, and LCD Soundsystem's final show.
Anyways, some magazine called "Paper Mag" put Aziz Ansari on the cover of their blog magazine. I don't know if they sell copies or anything. If I were Aziz Ansari, I probably would have worked hard to become the #1 comedian in the world, then waited for a symbolic 'I've Made It' Rolling Stone cover, representing his comedy brand 'crossing over' in2 the Mainstream.
Here is a paragraph about 'how cool' he is:
In real life, though, you get the sense that Ansari's attempting to be -- and succeeding at being -- actually cool. A joke-friendship with rapper West, once fodder for his stand-up, appears to have evolved into an actual friendship -- though when asked to talk about it he declines to comment. He pals around town with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. Last year, he interviewed Animal Collective for The Fader. In addition to Band of Outsiders, he's a fan of other hipster-approved fashion lines like Patrik Ervell and Thom Browne. Ansari is also a serious foodie; Momofuku's David Chang is one of his good friends, and he can't get over how amazing ABC Kitchen was, where he ate the night before our interview. "Vegetables that are really fresh like that are so good. Like, if you eat a really good tomato, it's really good." He frequently uses Twitter to outsource restaurant recs, and to extol the joys of eating delicious food -- fish tacos and burritos in particular. In other words, his life sort of resembles the New York magazine Approval Matrix.
R u jealous of his life?
Does he seem like one of the most relevant ppl ever?
Has he 'made it' or can he still get 'more fans'?
Do u wish u got to bronoodle with tons of relevant alternative celebrities?
Will he 'make it' as a comedian, or will he eventually just end up being the 3rd lead on a moderately successful sitcom?
Can he write 'the next Seinfeld'?
Chloe Sevigny is an alt indie sex icon, starring in indie films, being an inspirational alt figure, and an 'it girl'... She sets trends 4 alt women all around the world, serving as an inspiration 4 altness. Also she has a keut pout face.
Look at her pouting.
That is one helluva pout.
What a complex face
It seems 'dark', 'enigmatic', and 'beautiful'
I might never smile again
just gonna pout like Chloe
Do u <3 her pout?
Do u <3 girls who pout, or girls who 'smile'?
Is 'smiling' 4 entry levelers?
Who is the #1 pouter in the world?
Is Chloe Sevigny 'the alt-est woman alive'? Should she date a young buzzband to get more modern alt-cred?
Remember the time she made love to Hillary Swank's plastic peen in that 1 movie?
Photos by Tim Griffin
Hi Sexi Lexi...
How've u been...?
First of all, let me be the first to say...
U look good, bb!
What's the deal with the BELLS 23 jersey?
Why r u still wearing it?
I thought it was just a Coachella meme...
BB u shouldn't wear it every nite
Ppl might think that ur 'trying too hard' to sell ur merch
Would Vicki LeGrand wear a 'Beach House' t-shirt every gig?
Would Alice Glass wear a Crystal Castles sports bra every nite?
U have a GREAT BOD
and rlly sexi fashion sense...
I know u want to show off ur sleeve tat...
but u need to 'mix it up', bb!
I'm not saying u don't look good...
I'm just saying I care abt ur brand.
BRB I gotta hit the merch table
When will we see alts wearing the Sleigh Bells jersey?
Do u <3 or h8 the Sleigh Bells mp3 music?
Is Alexis Krauss a 'top tier' female alt celeb?
Do u think that she is secretly 'darker' than Salem [via snuff film collection]?
Is she ruining her brand by meme-ing the jersey too hard, or do u think the band has seen a 400% increase in jersey sales when she wears the jersey on stage?
One of the perks that many non-VIP humans are not aware of are 'gifting sessions', which is where HIGH LEVEL brands who are trying to reach tastemakers and influencers 'gift' you some of their branded material, because you are a buzzworthy influencer. These usually happen at relevant events like SXSW, Coachelly, or any other place where alts/influencers are gathering. Whether it is 'clothes', 'sunglasses', 'gimmicky technology', or anything that you might tweet about/wear in a photo shoot, being 'relevant' means 'getting gifted.'
In this picture, you see Aziz Ansari 'heisting' a gifting session. He really has the face of 'look at all this free shit I got, yall! I <3 being a famous alt celeb!' As a relevant person who have gone thru his fair share of gifting sessions, u sorta wonder if 'gifting' is authentic, and if it is 'right'... Is ur brand getting 'leveraged', or is it worth it for 'free shit'? Do you make urself appear to be 'less authentic' and like 'you are poor' when you hit a gifting session 'too hard'?
Does Aziz Ansari 'look good' walking away from this gifting session?
Do u think he 'needs $$' or 'just likes good deals' [via GROUPON]?
If u were a relevant alt celeb, how hard would u 'gift'?
Do u look less authentic when ur wearing free, branded gear?
Have you or a buzzband u know ever been to a 'gifting session'?
Recently, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy 'pulled the plug' on the sound project, ending it forever/until he wants to reunite for 'mad bank.' Even though he had a band of like 10 ppl who were relying on the band for money, because he probably didn't give them much [via album sales], he just called it off, leaving his band unemployed.
The second most famous human in LCD Soundsytem, Nancy Whang, seems to have 'moved on', and was spotted singing backup vocals in Holy Ghost! Ultimately, I like Holy Ghost! more than I ever liked LCD Soundsystem, so maybe she is trying to 'move in' on becoming a part of their live experience. Unfortunately, she is 'only singing' and didn't get to 'tickle the progressive ivories.'
I really hope Nancy figures it out, and releases a solo project to prove that 'James Murphy would be nowhere without her.' She really does deserve revenge after her boss decided to 'fold the company' instead of just 'firing every1 in the band.' I really hope he gave them a solid severance package...
Oh Nance... U r my Sad LCD AZN...
but I want u to be... Happy, LCD-free, QT AZN
I believe in u.
Holy Ghost BB! u Look good too! James Murphy who???
Do u think this is a good 'career move' for Nancy Whang?
Can she recover as a contributing artist to 'make a living'?
Will she become an independent artist?
Or should she 'put all of her eggs in the Juan Maclean basket'?
Do u have a crush on Sad LCD AZN, sort of how it is 'easier to get a GF' when the girl is going thru 'difficult times' and needs support + a shoulder to cry on, so u take her out to dinner and let her cry a little bit then she belongs 2 u?
At a recent Salem show, tons of twitter buzz got lifestreamed about how mainstream actress celebrity Christina Ricci was in the crowd, enjoying the dark sounds of Salem. Ricci is sort of 'the girl who would marry Marilyn Manson for 2 weeks and live in a sex dungeon', so it sorta makes sense that she would go to a Salem show to enjoy the smooth, dark rapegaze sounds of the band.
This picture was taken of Jack Donoghue, John Holland, and Cristina Ricci canoodling... Jack looks SUPER HOT as always. But U can't help but wonder....Was Christina Ricci 'the original rapegazer' [via Wednesday Addams]?
Does Christina Ricci 'turn u on'?
R u sad she got a breast reduction?
Do u think she canoodled dark-style with Salem all nite?
Does Xtina Ricci 'try too hard' to jump on gothy microtrends?
Do u ever have a 'dark night' where u end up in some basement and every1 looks like Salem then u do hard drugs and wake up in a public park the next day?
Andrew VanWyngarden is the 'frontman' of the popular buzzband MGMT... Even though their last album didn't do so well critically, he is still moving forward because he has a major label contract and will get paid no matter what... Anyways, maybe he isn't doing that well because he DJed an empty roller skating rink during Coachella. Hopefully it was sponsored by a company that is making rollerblades and wants to expose them to alternative markets and they paid him thousands of dollars.
Anyways, he spun a jam off Panda Bear's TOMBOY, and u can hear some entry-level youtubers talking about how they just got the album on vinyl and how it SOUNDS AMAZING. They are also probably getting creamy panties for Andrew VanWyngarden, who is sorta like the Ezra Koenig of 2k9.3.
Here is a better angle of Andy VanBrOliveGarden spinning hard, using some sick crossfades, beat matching, twisting knobs. U have to wonder if he is thinking about taking his DJing career to the next level, trying to become the next Skrillex.
His biceps look strong... He is definitely working out and LOOKS GOOD, bb!
Do u <3 Andrew VanWyngarden?
Is he a hottie hunk?
should he go solo from MGMT?
Do u think 'spinning some Tomboy' makes him hella authentic?
Do u brag in public abt owning just-released vinyl records?
Is 'spinning Panda Bear' during a DJ set 'guaranteed to clear the dance floor'?
Should he play more songs that sound like MGMT's "KIDS"?
Ezra Koenig and Danny Devito were two of Coachella's most Very Important VIPs in attendance at Coachella. It seems like they had a chance to really bro down in a relevant VIP area, sharing ideas. Ezra chose to stay hydrated with a bottle of water, while Danny DeVito's 4'6" frame decided to 'get shitfaced.' They look like true bros, and I wouldn't be surprised if Danny DeVito was asking Ezra to 'make love to his daughter like a true rock star would' [via indecent/creepy proposals]. But that's just another day in the life of Ezra Koenig, the #1 indie hunk in indie....
Ezra looks good, bb!
Walking thru the crowds of Coachella
So many ppl recognizing me
Telling me I am beautiful and talented
I have earplugs in 2 preserve my hearing
Wearing a cap, to protect my skin from the sun
Life as a top tier indie celeb
Has its perks...
But there is a price 2 pay for buzz and relevancy
I am Ezra Koenig and this is my story...
Do Ezra and Danny 'look good'?
Do u think they talked about comedy?
Were they really 'bronoodling' or just 'standing kinda close 2 one another?
Do u wish u ran into Ezra Koenig at Coachella then made out with him in the back of a rented Jeep Liberty in the Coachella parking lot?
I just saw this 'totally sexi' new picture of Madeline Follin, the frontwoman from Cults, and I thought it was blogworthy because she is getting 'tons of buzz' for being one of the 'hottest females in indie.' Insiders claim that Vicki LeGrand, Kickball Katy and the much-maligned Bethany Cosentino are doing their best to 'out-diva' Cults, and limit their buzz growth in the sometimes nasty behind-the-scenes scene of indie.
In this new 'promo photograph' for their record single vinyl album 'Abducted', Maddie Follin is seen with a (paper) bag over her head... This could be some sort of metaphor on 'what beauty means' and how indie females are often 'objectified' by the male blogosphere. The picture begs the modern critic to judge cults not on her looks or the boy:girl ratio of the band, but instead by the quality of their song writing and pop craftsmanship.
Sometimes u just wish Maddie would 'show the world her smile'... but at the same time her 'enigmatic brand' is driving entry level hype machine blog bros 'crazie.'
Do u <3 their new song 'Abducted' or do they need to write 10 songs that sound like 'Go Outside (and play)'?
Is Madeline Follin 'the next big indie sex icon'?
Are Kickball Katy and Maddie Follin making Best Coast 'obsolete'?
Who is the #1 female in indie right now?
Is Cults 'getting too much buzz'?
Did the sad LCD AZN 'gain some points' after their farewell tour?
R u still 'hot' 4 the Puro Instinct sisters?
Which indie female is HOT right now?
Will 'wearing a bag over ur head' become a hot female alt trend?
What type of bag is that? A designer clutch-wave handbag, or a 'green-wave' recyclable shopping bag?
R u going to wear a bag over ur head to Coachella/a relevant buzz pool party?
Cults are getting put thru 'the buzz cycle' from any magazine blog outlet possible as every1 is trying to 'invest' in their buzz stock since they are 'at the top of the post-lofi pop' genre. They did some fashion shoot for New York Times Magazine where they wore 'rich ass clothes 4 rich ppl.' Madeline Follin is wearing a dress that is more expensive than a poor person car.
Brian is wearing a Tom Ford sweater, $990. Go to tomford.com. Madeline is wearing a Burberry Prorsum vest, $1,995. Go to burberry.com. Valentino dress, $5,900. Call (212) 772-6969. Makeup on Madeline: bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation in Fairly Light, $25.00. NARS Bangkok Pure Matte Lipstick, $25. Go to narscosmetics.com.
I wonder if they got to 'keep the clothes.' Maybe they could pawn them for buzzworthy instruments and bleepy bloop machines. From what I have read, a buzzband makes at least $40k per show (in buzz dollars), but I don't know the conversion rate between buzz dollars and $USD (or the_Euro).
Do u think they look 'mad keut'?
Is Cults 'the #1 buzzband of 2k11' or do u consider them a 2k10 buzzband?
Will Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion 'play up their alt celebrity relationship' just to get more headlines [via the BestWavves model]?
Do u think she should change her name 2 'Maddie Oblivion' just so they sound more Culty?
R u 'excited' about Cults' 'first album', or are u already getting anxious about their sophomore follow-up?
Is "Go Outside" the 'greatest MP3 that Gorilla Vs. Bear has ever posted'?
Has Madeline Follin moved 'to the top' of the indie QTs power rankings?
Aziz Ansari is an indie comedian who does entire standup bits about buzzbands, but then he sorta had to 'make money' so he is trying to brand himself as 'the ethnic Chris Rock' by going mainstream-ish. Anyways, he is on some NBC shows that people who hyperactively overshare on the internet are really into, so he is a 'relevant alt comic.' Recently he was at SXSW to try to prove that he is an important member of the indie scene by bronoodling with tons of relevant alt celebs. Now he has taken his attempt 'to be alt' to the next level by crowdsurfing at the LCD Soundsystem final concert at Madison Square Garden.
Here is some video footage of the event 'from the pit.' Aziz probably weighs ~120-140 lbs, so it wasn't too much of a load for the entry level fans standing in General Admission at the show 2 'hold him up.'
Does this prove that Aziz Ansari is an authentic indie music fan?
Is he an 'entry level fan'?
Do u think some1 grabbed his junk?
Do u wish ppl would have treated him like he was crowdsurfing at Woodstock 99 [via mosh pit rape allegations]?
Is he 'trying too hard' to be 'the #1 indie music super fan in the world'?
Will he dethrone Drew Barrymore as the #1 indie super fan in the world [link]?
Is Aziz Ansari into 'the authentic indie' or the 'mainstream indie'?
What can he do 2 prove himself as an authentic indie fan, or was 'crowdsurfing at LCD Soundsystem' the most authentic move possible?
CONTROVERSIAL PHOTOS: Jack from Salem bronoodles with Tyler the Creator, passes out with black chickBy Carles on 05 Apr 2011
Yesterday, pictures of a controversial Salem show emerged... [link] Today, these photographs emerge.... There is a picture of Jack Donoghue from Salem 'partying'/'bronoodling' with horrorcore rapper Tyler the Creator. I am not sure if the whole 'Odd Future buzz' died [via Charlie Sheen of alt] or if people still buy into it. Anyways, it looks like Jack was partying hard.
Here is a picture of an unidentified African American looking to canoodle with Jack's passed out body. Feeling scared 4 him. I hope his ID, credit cards, apartment keys and social security card are safe. #pray4Jack
Sometimes I wonder if Jack
gets 'too dark'...
parties 2 hard...
I hope he is okay...
Maybe being in a buzzband is tough
Maybe we'll never understand
Does Jack look keut?
Do u think he is more authentic than Tyler the Creator?
Do u think they 'connected' abt being in a buzzband?
Is Jack the 'Kurt Cobain of indie'?
Does Salem party 2 hard? Are we watching them die right b4 our eyes?
Image by The Mainstreamer
Pitchfork Media is a popular music news and reviews site, and they also have a festival, and they are 'super influential' when it comes 2 the indie scene, replacing mainstreamer old magazines as the #1 source 4 indie buzzbands. Anyways, the 'genius' behind Pitchfork Media is some bro named Ryan Schreiber. Basically, he effectively turned Pitchfork into an authentic content farm filled with employees who still think they are 'real writers' and he basically just chills and 'cracks the whip.' I have heard rumors that he is mainly focused on creating the technology for Pitchfork 3D, similar to how James Cameron didn't make a movie for a decade just 2 make the technology that created Avatar.
Anyways, TIME Magazine wants u 2 vote 4 him 4 'person of the year' or something like that. 'Most relevant human ever of the year', just another traffic hoarding scheme by a dying magazine, but u gotta do what u gotta do...
In 1995, Ryan Schreiber was a 19-year-old Minneapolis record-store clerk who wanted to publish a rock-music fanzine but lacked access to a photocopier. Instead, he started a website, called it Pitchfork and began posting his thoughts on his favorite indie bands — groups whose songs never got played on the radio or MTV. Fifteen years later, Pitchfork is the Pravda of indie rock, steering opinion (and sales) with its unsparing and infamously dense record reviews.
Do u think Ryan Schreiber is more important than Obama / The Wikileaks bro / the bro who invented Facebook / ?
Did u know that Ryan Schreiber 'invented' / 'discovered' / 'uncovered' the Arcade Fire?
(Among Schreiber's discoveries: a little-known Canadian band named Arcade Fire, who this year took home the Grammy for Album of the Year.) As industry revenues crumble and genres fracture into ever smaller niches, Schreiber and Pitchfork may be the closest thing the music world has to an authoritative voice.
Feel like the Arcade Fire really 'screwed him over' by not thanking him during their Grammy acceptance speech.
Do u think he 'deserves' this honor?
Will u 'vote 4 him'?
Do u <3 'internet popularity contests'?
Is Pitchfork the #1 music site on the internet?
Who really 'controls' indie music these days? Websites, artists, or ppl who work 2 brand artists or _________?
Is every other blog just 'trying but failing 2 be P4k'?
Who would win in a blog 2 the death: Carles, Ryan Schreiber or __________ (miscellaneous 'music journalist' with legacy brand who is grandfathered in2 job at some newspaper/magazine's website)?
Chloe Sevigny stars in this 'short film' about a bunch of alternative ppl playing Truth or Dare. Honestly, I can't tell if it is a 'short film', a 'youtube video of bffs', or just some sort of alt reality show pilot. The film honestly never goes anywhere, it sorta just paints the picture of 'relevant alternative ppl' living a relevant alternative life, gathering in a relevant alternative space in a relevant alternative city and doing something relevantly whimsical and sillie that might lend some sort of insight into the human experience.
Director Cass Bird takes her inimitable lens to Chrissy Miller’s latest Sophomore collection, in a new improvised video depicting a game of “truth or dare”. Starring Chloë Sevigny, PJ Ransone, Jen Brill, Leslie Arfin, and few of their friends, the documentary style mimics Madonna’s adult antics in the classic Alek Keshishian film Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991).
I sorta wish I could play a game of Truth Or Dare with a bunch of Tragic McAltAlts...
Unfortunately, most of my friends live in suburbia and do a bunch of drugs and only listen to buzzbands and have failed artistic dreams, so there isn't much more 2 find out abt them, and I wouldn't be shocked to see them partake in sillie behavior.
Do u <3 Chloe Sevigny?
Does she look 'mad hot'?
Do u wish u could hang out with her and find out what inspires her?
Is she living an authentic existence or is she 'dated'?
Have yall ever played Truth or Dare? Did u find out something krazie abt urself/one of ur BFFs?
Is Truth Or Dare just a game that hornie, bicurious tweens play?
Let's play Truth or Dare in the comments section of this post
I was checking out some mainstream gossip blog websites, and I noticed that the lead story was that Ezra Koenig has dreadlocks now. It seems like a natural progression bc of his Afro-beat-wave influences and 'chill bro' Sunny-D wave vibes. However, photos of Ezra Koenig with dreadlocks do not exist on the internet yet. I am rlly hoping some paparazzi 'stalk him' so that the blogosphere can have these pictures.
The 'rumor mill' was fueled by a tweet he made... Now every1 is googling hard for these pictures.
Sorta worried abt him if he has dreadlocks... Maybe he is on a post-Contra 'bender' #pray4ezra... Sometimes it is a 'bad sign' when a white person has dreads... Like they've listened to too much Robert Marley....
But u never know. Maybe he's just riding positive Cobi Jones waves
Have yall seen Ezra Koenig's dreadlocks?
When will pictures of Ezra Koenig with dreadlocks emerge?
Does n e 1 know where he lives so some1 can stand outside his house with a DSLR to get these pictures that are even more coveted than the baby pictures of Panda Bear's son?
Is the mainstream blog pop culture media having a 'feeding frenzy' over #EzraGate?
Will Ezra Koenig 'make better music' with dreads attached 2 his brain?
Do u think Ezra Koenig looks keut with dreadlocks? #pray4Ezra
Thom Yorke was spotted selling newspapers somewhere in London. At first I thought he was out of money, so he had to get a second job selling newspapers to ppl who are on their way 2 work. But then it turns out Radiohead released some gimmicky newspaper as part of their flop album release. I was sorta hoping that Thommy was 'tired of making conceptual dubstep rock music' and was trying out a new career line. It must be difficult 2 be a musician, just seems like you'd get tired of it after a while.
Here is a lamestreamer fan buying a newspaper and asking Thom to 'take a picture with her' bc he is a mainstream music icon.
Does Thom look keut as a newsie?
Do u think he gets respect from other newsies in the community, or is he invading their turf?
Do yall ever see 'newsboys' in our modern world, or have they just been replaced with vending machines and the internet?
Do ppl still sell newspapers in the middle of the road in ur local community?
Did Radiohead 'save the music industry' with their latest album, or are they just 'a part of the machine'?
Do u think Thom is ashamed of "King of Limbs"?
Why aren't the other band members selling newspapers? Are they 'ashamed' of the album?
"Open the BuzzBlogs and Seize the Meme!" -Christian Bale and Thom Yorke
Is Thommy an 'indie hunk'?
I just found this leftover SXSW meme. It is just a picture of Odd Future horrorcore teen sensation rapper Tyler the Creator hanging out with Chaz Bundick, the 'front man' of the Toro Y Moi sound project. I don't know what they are talking about, or if they are authentic bros, or if they are 'collab-ing' in this picture, but whenever u see 2 alt celebrities canoodling or bronoodling, u have to blog about it because it is usually more interesting than an MP3.
They seem chill, like they are just talking about 'life as a blipster', and how the white indiesphere wants to chew them up and spit them out.
Who do yall think is a more talented artist?
Who will be around 4evr? Who will have a longer career?
Who will go more mainstream?
Do u think they are bffs, or will they end up 'enemies'?
Is the indiesphere an 'equal opportunity buzz-enabler'?
Do u think they are allowed to use 'the n-word' 2gthr bc they are both black?
Who will 'rank higher' in the album of the year 2k11 race?
Which of these bands 'won' SXSW?
Girl Talk recently twitpic-ed this photograph of himself canoodling with popular mainstream actress/former child star "Drew Barrymore." It seems like he is trying 2 show off how amazing his life is, and showcase the perks of being a relevant DJ. I really want to see the 'Girl Talk skanks Gone Wild' Video where we see an orgy with tons of entry level college students in a frat house. U can't help but wonder if there is a 'relationship blossoming' between Drew Barrymore and Gregg Gillis. She has an affinity 4 alt dudes, so u can't put anything past her.
Remember when she dated that drummer from the Strokes (Fabrizio Moretti) but then she forecasted their 5.9 and dumped him?
Now I think she's dating that guy from the 'I'm a Mac. I'm a PC commercials' because she wants every1 2 know that she is an Apple user.
Do yall think she is in2 Girl Talk 'for the right reasons' or is she just 'using him' to get alt cred?
Were they 'canoodling' or is she 'just a fan'?
When was the last time u went 2 a Girl Talk concert?
Is Drew Barrymore a lamestreamer / fratpartystreamer?
Who is Drew Barrymore's best BF of all time?
Is Girl Talk a 'pimp' 4 getting to bang so much grade A a$$?
During Monday night's epic NBA Basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics, there was a suprising indie celebrity sitting courtside: Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear and Terrible Records. Knicks courtside tickets probably cost at least $40k per seat, so we assume that he is making mad indie buzz dollars, or he was 'gifted' the seats by a relevant mainstream celeb who traded him for indie cred.
Unfortunately, since he is not mainstream famous enough, the above picture is the only image captured of him in the seats. You have to give him props for having some alt glasses that he wasn't ashamed to wear so he could really consume the high level NBA action like a true fan.
"U look good, bb!" -The Mainstreamer
You sort of get the feeling that Chris Taylor is becoming 'the most famous-est member' of Grizzly Bear because he has kept his solo career going in the meantime by starting a record label, producing the hit 2k10 Twin Shadow album, and even throwing down a sponsored collab with Solange Knowles [link]. There has got to be 'tons of tension' with the band, especially with indie diva Edward Droste, who many have regarded as 'the front man' of Grizzly Bear. Especially because he was named one of New York City's 50 Most Sexiest Relevant Humans [link].
Do u think there is 'tension' within Grizzly Bear over who is the famous-est, most important member?
Who is the keutest member of the Grizzly Bears?
Is Chris Taylor building buzz for his solo record?
Would Grizzly Bear 'be nothing' without Chris Taylor?
IS there a growing rift inside of #TeamGrizzBear?
Who will win the NBA Championship?
What do u think Chris Taylor thinks abt the Knicks chemistry after the Carmelo Anthony trade?
What do u think Ed Droste thinks abt the Celtics chemistry after the Kendrick Perkins trade?
Who will win the NBA MVP?
Who will win the NBA Championship?
Best Coast once sang the song "I wish I had a boyfriend", but what if I told you it was the Vivian Girls' front woman Kickball Katy who was spotted canoodling with a random altbro in the VIP bathroom area of the late night Vice Party at SXSW? Earlier this week, she was spotted canoodling with Tyler the Creator [link], and before that, with a member of the Black Lips on the Bruise Cruise [link].
It seems like this strategy is a good one for the Vivian Girls, since Kickball Katy is the only one generating compelling memes that can get the band relevant coverage. U gotta give her props for looking good and doing her thang, trying to empower indie women.
Who is this mysterious altbro?
Do u think they are in a relaish?
Is it better to be in an alt celeb couple relationship OR to just 'play the field' and canoodle with as many bros as possible?
R u falling in <3 with Kickball Katy?
If u dress fuzzy buzzy crusty enough and go 2 a VivGirls show, do u think u will have a chance with her when she comes 2 ur local town?
Has this VIVIAN GIRL GONE WILD?
Benjamin Gibbard recently ran in the Los Angeles Marathon, finishing with an Official Time of 3:56:34. I am not sure if that is a good time or not, but in my book, that is 4 hours that I could have used searching for buzzbands, perusing blogs, and beating off, so seems like a waste of time 2 me. I guess I feel good for Ben because he lost tons of weight and can now run marathons and married a Grade A piece of indie a$$...
But at the same time u can't help but wonder if he lost all of his 'indie swag' because he lost all of that weight.... Sorta like how Wilson Phillips lost all of their success after Carnie Wilson lost all of her weight...
Is Zooey Deschanel a good GF for supporting Ben Gibbard's marathon run?
Could u beat Ben Gibbard at a marathon/writing indie music?
Did he have a good time?
Have yall ever been on a four hour run?
Should Ben Gibbard go back 2 Chili's so he can write another definitive indiewave album?
I just saw these pictures of the potentially popular indie buzzband Mister Heavenly eating lunch 2gether. I am surprised to see them hanging out off stage because many critics have sensed 'tons of tension' within the band because they think that Michael Cera is just a meme hyping scheme that has caused Nick Diamonds and Honus Honus 2 'get insecure' abt their role in the band. Sorta like how all of the Beatles are jealous of Ringo Starr for living the longest IRL.
Anyways, there are these pictures of them eating lunch and 'crafting set lists.' Cera looks 'totally despondent', like he is 'ready to go back 2 Hollywood and give up on buzzband life. Or maybe he is just eager to eat a ham sammy after a night of A-list SXSW VIP partying.
There is also this picture where Nick Diamonds and Honus Honus are sleeping in a trailer. I would guess that Michael Cera 'demanded a hotel room' because of his A-list celebrity status and told his 'buzzband slaves' to 'sleep outside like the dogs that they are'.
Is Michael Cera 'a diva'/tyrant?
Do u think he slept in a 5-star hotel while his band mates slept in a broken down trailer?
Do u think there is 'mad tension' between Nick Diamonds and Mikey Cera?
Is it time for Mister Heavenly to 'kick out Michael Cera'?
Zooey Deschanel is an actress/indie singer who is trying to gain more indie cred as an indie star, but at the same time, she is trying to turn herself into a Natalie Portman level serious actress. She keeps doing stuff where she 'represents brands' and I am not sure if any1 really takes her seriously as either an actress or as an indie star, but she looks 'generically pretty enough' 2 be successful.
Anyways, it looks like she may or may not have been photoshopped, especially her lips.
Do yall think she sort of gives off a Mrs. Potato head vibe due to her lips + piercing blue eyes + gimmicky indie accessories that are mixed and matched to strategically build her personal brand?
Does she think that indie is just abt 'looking indie' and finding the right vintage/boutique finds to take her brand 2 the nxt level?
Should she just go mnstrm and 'show more skin'?
Here is some generic blurb that tries to explain how Zooey is s000 perfect for the brand and it was t0tesally a natural fit bc she <3s beauty + makeup.
"Fun, pretty and hip." This is how charismatic Zooey Deschanel describes "the London look". Gorgeous Zooey Deschanel was named brand ambassador of Rimmel London in March last year. Now, the famous British beauty company has released the new Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick ad with the beautiful singer/actress looking absolutely adorable, girlish, yet very seductive wearing the Heart Breaker shade.
The "(500) Days of Summer" star was considered as being the perfect image for the label. "We wanted to add an American voice. We have an American beauty with London confidence," said Rick Goldberg, vice president of marketing for Rimmel London.
Zooey Deschanel, who is the face of a new lash accelerating mascara, a perfecting powder foundation and of the lasting lipstick, said that, "I love makeup. I’ve been wearing different beauty products for years. I shop everywhere and I love the fact you can get such great looks at a reasonable price. I want to be associated with products that are accessible for everyone."
Here is some 'commercial' for the random lipstick product where Zooey bullshits withs some other random model broad, but the other model is theoretically 'more attractive than Zooey' but Zooey gets more screen time bc she is more famouser.
I sorta miss the days when Zooey was all like "Cotton is the fabric of our lives', yall... really felt like I could identify with her bc I buy most of my blank tees at Walmart
Is Zooey Deschanel 'Grade A indie a$$'?
Will she 'go solo' from She & Him?
R u gonna buy this lipstick so that ur lips look like hers?
Was she photoshopped?
do her bangs still look keut or are they 'soo 2k0s indie'?
Is Ben Gibbs gonna divorce her soon?
Apparently Tom Cruise used to be married to Nicole Kidman b4 he 'went krazie' and became a zany scientologist, but at the same time, he loves life and kinda transcends society, so u gotta give him props. Anyways, they adopted some kid and named him "Connor Cruise" and now he is a Los Angeles blipster and now he is taking his brand to the next level by becoming a DJ. Not sure who the white lil dude is, but no way would that be Tom Cruise's son.
Tom Cruise’s 16-year-old son Connor has found a new way to make some pocket money. The teen is paving his way as a DJ and spun some tunes at a fashion event in LA last night. He teamed up with Jake Isham at Satine Boutique in West Hollywood for the cocktail party celebrating fashion brand Whitley Kros. Not that he needs the money as he has wealthy A-List actors for parents but he seemed to enjoy himself while spinning the decks
Do u think he is gonna play Coachella?
Do u think having 'beats by Dre headphones' makes him a better/more authentic DJ?
Vibin so hard. Hanging out with a lil runt bro who still has the 'tag' on his NBA cap.
Do yall think he should become a 'rapper' too?
I sorta wonder if he felt pressure to compete with Will Smith's tween sensation kids Jayden and Willow to become a relevant tween-wave personality. Hopefully he can become 'house DJ' on the next Bieber + Willow Smith tour.
Seems like he is rlly alt.
Connor dressed in an atypical DJ outfit consisting of jeans and a track suit top. He wore a silver chain around his neck and had his large disc-jockey trademark headphones. Connor seems to have come a long way from the shy child seen pictured with his dad and adoptive mother Nicole Kidman growing up. He also has an adoptive sister Isabella, now 18, and they both live with the Mission Impossible star with stepmother Katie Holmes and little sister Suri, four.
Here he is 'turning his swag on' Mission Impossible style, probably playing a sick top 40 remix.
Is Tom Cruise 'amazing'/the greatest actor of our generation?
Is DJ Connor Cruise the next big relevant alt DJ?
R u gonna go see this bro DJ?
Will he be more successful than
a) Tom Hanks' kid
b) Bob Dylan's kid
c) Billy Ray Cyrus's kid?
d) Will Smith's son
e) Will Smith's daughter
f) Justin Bieber's dad's son
g) The Two Coreys
h) all of the above
i) none of the above
It seems like Kickball Katy has really been on an alt rampage after a rumored relationship with a member of the Black Lips on the Bruise Cruise [link]. Now this picture of her canoodling with Odd Future rapper Tyler the Creator. I am not sure if he is 18 yet, so it seems pretty 'pimp' of him, but it might be 'against the law' via her side.
Do u hope they 'stay 2gthr'?
Will they be happy 4evr?
Should they write some fuzzy buzzy rap?
Is Gorilla Vs. Bear turning into some sort of alt paparazzi?
Is Kickball Katy officially 'the most desirable woman' in fuzzbuzz rock?
Do u think they are 'canoodling', 'in a relaish', or just had '1 krazie nite 2gthr at South-Bi'?
Does true <3 last after SouthBySouthwest?