Welcome to another round of Songs of the Week. Our reigning champion is The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and "The Adventures of Maggie Rain Dance," but we need to crown a new winner. This week's contestants feature tracks from the Gorillaz, Frank Ocean, Dispatch, Bad Meets Evil, and Coldplay. Check out which joints made the list then vote on your favorite after the jump!
If you had asked me two weeks ago to write a review of a LMFAO DJ set, I would've been almost insulted. Yes, I'm a real d*ckhead when it comes to music. So when my less-than-knowledgeable friend asked me to join him last Thursday to see Redfoo (from LMFAO) DJ, I only went because I hadn't seen him in awhile. In no way, shape, or form was I prepared for the stupid-fun party that awaited me. Check out the full story including pics and videos from the wild night after the jump.
In the 80s and early 90s, MTV served as the launchpad for burgeoning artists who broke onto the scene with eye catching videos that were more than just promos - they were mesmerizing movie shorts. But, as the network ushered in original programming dominated by reality shows and teen dramas, music videos took a backseat. Luckily, we still have the Video Music Awards, an event filled with unpredictability, shock value, and raw live music. Today, we look at some of the biggest omissions from this year's nominations. Check out our list then vote for the vids that shoulda got a nod after the jump.
COED Nation, you decided that "Otis" was your favorite song last week but we've got a brand new bag of goodies for you to try out. This week, we take a look at Lil Wayne, Hot Rod, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kreayshawn, and Common with a lil' help from Nas. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Nicole Scherzinger continues to blow us away. The new X-Factor judge (and former Miss COED of the Day / Daily Snapshot) gets super soaked in her new music video. This isn't the first time she got wet, but that doesn't mean it's not on fire. We're surprised there's not more steam. If we had our way, she'd be permanently drenched. Check out the vivid video then peep her hottest pics after the jump.
So, I'm on the subway last Friday, tired as sh*t from another devastating work week, and all I want to do is shut my eyes and bathe in silence when these two excitable motherf*ckers hop on last second. I don't pay much attention and I try to shut them out. Then the announcement comes, "Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen-" F*ck. More people looking for a handout. Then, they launch into their act. The rapper goes OFF. I've heard Busta. I've heard Twista. But this dude shredded the English language. We arrive at the destination and ask if they have a site. "I saw you guys dot com," the rapper says. Read more about the world's fastest rapper after the jump.
Everyone is looking for an affordable speaker that you can really rock out to on the go. Sure, you can plug in one of those portable Radio Shack-type speakers that runs off a few "AA" batteries and listen to all of 1 watt of power that's lower volume than a flushing toilet. Alternatively, you could cop a SuperTooth Disco and party anywhere. I'd suggest the latter. I own one, so I know. Check out our review after the jump!
This year's Lollapalooza took place this past weekend (8/5-8/7). I had the opportunity to go in 2009 and it was covered in awesome sauce. Judging by this year's pics, it looks like the lineup didn't disappoint. Acts included Cee Lo Green, Eminem, Muse, Foo Fighters, OK Go, deadmau5, Coldplay, Kid Cudi, Arctic Monkeys, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Naked and Famous, Foster The People, Crystal Castles, Portugal The Man, Cage The Elphant, Two Door Cinema Club, Skylar Grey, The Pretty Reckless, Sam Adams, Tinie Tempah, Deftones, Ween, Nas, Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, and many more. We've curated the best of the best and packed them into this righteous photo gallery. Check out the hotties, hipsters, and hip hoppers after the jump.
Last week, you decided that "You Know I'm No Good" was your favorite track by the late Amy Winehouse, hauling in 33% of the vote. This week, we check out Jamaica, Incubus, The Joy Formidable, Raekwon, and Andre 3000. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.
In today’s world, there’s an app for pretty much anything. And within these ‘anything’ categories, there are hundreds of individual apps to choose from. What should you buy? What should you try out? COED sorts out the best from the rest in our Apps of the Week feature. This week, we get back to our app roots and focus on music!
This Labor Day, NYC is hosting Electric Zoo, one of the world's premier electronic music festivals. With so many artists and genres represented, we're highlighting some of our favorite acts coming to the Big Apple. This week, you'll meet High Contrast, one of the world's premiere drum and bass DJs. COED scored an exclusive interview with the legend, so check out what he has to say about his new album, vegan food, and dubstep after the jump!
Born and raised in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Benny Troung grew up as an oprhan selling gum and W.W.J.D. bracelets to tourists. He taught himself how to read and write before falling in love with the rap game after listening to Ja Rule's Between Me and You. The same day, he lost his virginity to a stripper who was too drunk to notice that he was an adolescent. The self proclaimed "Best Asian Rapper" and "Best Asian Lover" sat down with COED one-on-one for his first ever interview. Check it out along with his tracks "Playboy Anthem", "Got Damn" and "Dead Animals" after the jump.
Last week, "Mojo So Dope" by Kid Cudi crushed the competish, hauling in 69$ of the vote to earn the honor of being your favorite song of the week. This week, we pay tribute to Amy Winehouse with five of her best songs as picked by our music man Al Jones. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.
Last week, Nelly's "Country Grammar" captured the crown for Song of the Week barely edging out Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help From My Friends" and A Tribe Called Quest's "Bugging Out". This week's featured songs come from Ghost Town DJs, Chris Brown, tUnE-yArDs, Kid Cudi, and Robyn, See which tracks made the cut and vote for your favorite after the jump!
MTV2 kicked off the return of 120 Minutes Tuesday night with an invite-only launch party at the Bowery Electric in NYC. COED was lucky enough score a couple of tickets to this awesomely intimate event. Former Headbanger's Ball / 120 Minutes host Matt Pinfield was on hand to show some clips and answer questions about the upcoming season. The highlight of the party was undoubtedly the short but spectral live set by New York's very own Cults. 120 Minutes premieres July 30th on MTV. Check out the pics from the party after the jump.
SPIN's August issue pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind and the icing on the cake is a tribute album called, "Newermind", which features some of their favorite contemporary artists cover Nevermind's 13 songs in their original order. Two of Kurt Cobain's personal faves -- the Meat Puppets and the Vaselines, both of whom Nirvana famously covered during their MTV Unplugged taping -- joined the effort. You'll find the complete album tracklist along with a link to download the album for free after the jump.
The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival took place this past weekend at Union Park in Chicago. Passes for the event sold out in one day. The lineup included Animal Collective, Curren$y, Das Racist, Guided by Voices, DJ Shadow, Fleet Foxes, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Deerhunter, Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All, TV on the Radio, Superchunk and many more. If you couldn't make it to the show, no worries, we got you. Check out pics from the event and take a listen to our 2011 Pitchfork playlist after the jump.
Last week, the Boss squeaked by with "Jungleland" taking just 33% of your votes. This week, we feature tracks from A Tribe Called Quest, Big Sean, Nelly, Company of Thieves, and Joe Cocker. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Everybody wants to be a rock star. Unfortunately, some people (*cough* actors *cough*) become really famous, get delusional, and suddenly believe they have musical talent. And because they bring instant name recognition, actors can get albums made. This is not a good thing. Check out our list of actors who tried to sing, but failed after the jump.
What do Adolf Hitler, Abe Lincoln, and the Easter Bunny all have in common? They straight up kill while rocking on the mic in their rap battles. The people behind Epic Rap Battles of History take some of the most famous, historic figures and, well, have them rap battle. With Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking, Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler, and Abe Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris you are bound to find one that strikes your historical, verse-spitting fancy. Check out the battles after the jump!
July 11th is Cheer Up The Lonely Day. Originally, I was going to pull a bunch of pics of people, animals, and objects looking hilariously...
July 6th is 50 Cent's birthday. On this day, the big guy turns 36. All things considered, it's a safe bet to assume that 50's going to have a drink or two and get a lot of loving from the ladies. The ladies love 50 and he loves them back. Just check his Twitter account, chicks are posted up on his 'timeline' just throwing their panties at him. But only a certain type of lady gets the magical "RT." Check out our gallery of 50's responses to his lady friends on Twitter after the jump.
The Foo Fighter's "Walk" whooped the competition last week snatching away 65% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from Bruce and the E Street Band, The National, Big Sean, Gym Class Heroes, and Foster the People. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
This summer, we're determined to bring you party animals the best of the best dance parties. We kicked off in grand fashion at Governor's Ball but we plan on going out with the biggest bang of all: Electric Zoo on Randall's Island. Brought to you by our friends at Made Event, Electric Zoo will shock and awe this Labor Day Weekend for the third year in a row. Get your tickets here. I've been the previous two years and can say with utmost confidence that Randall's Island turns into the biggest outdoor club you could ever imagine. The picture below doesn't come close to doing this party justice. Read the details after the jump!
Bad Meets Evil's "Fastlane" smoked the competition last week snatching away 74% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from the Beyonce, Coldplay, Common, The Head and the Heart, and the Foo Fighters. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
To me, there's nothing better than seeing a hot girl f*** up. The hotter the girl, the hotter the f*** up is. It's science. Rihanna's really f***ing hot. So, when she f***s up you know I'mma get all boned up. Call me creepy but it's moments like this that let me know she's human. I hate perfection. It creeps me out. Anyway, I don't understand how this doesn't happen more often. These chicks wear ridiculous outfits that aren't made for comfort or speed and they manage to bounce around like coked up flubber. Check out Rihanna biting it hard after the jump.
Pitbull's "Hey Baby" smoked the competition last week snatching away 63% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from the Temper Trap, Lil Wayne, Looking Glass, Ke$ha, and Bad Meets Evil. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
The first ever Governors Ball was this past Saturday and the COED crew got the opportunity to go. The weather held up and the acts didn't disappoint. Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Big Boi, Das Racist, Passion Pit and others kept the crowd pumped even after the beer supply vanished. There were hotties and hipsters galore. Check out all the musical melody and madness in our mega huge photo gallery below. And for the record, Ned wasn't the guy in the Charlotte Hornets hat selling ecstasy. That was some other dude.
Getting laid is, hands down, the best thing in the world. The only way you can do better than getting your rocks off is having an awesome soundtrack to accompany it. A great band helps to set the tone for your boning and gives you an auditory cue for when to pick up the pace or slacken off. Check out our list of 10 bands and artists to crank up the next time you hook up after the hump... we mean, jump.
There are varying degrees of NSFW. Streaming American Idol at work will probably get you a slap on the wrist while watching this music video for The Connects' "Summer In the City" featuring Playboy model and burlesque star Tali De'Mar will most likely get you fired (or high fived). Tali was Playboy's Cyber Girl of the Week in May 2010 and has appeared on the covers of Xtreme Magazine and 24/7 Magazine. She's also modeled for Viva Van Story's Hardcover Bullet Bras and Back Seat Bettys. Check her out in The Connects music video then peep her stats and pics after the jump.