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Lady Gaga Kills With Live Performance of 'Bang Bang' - VIDEO


During her performance at Lincoln Center highlighting her jazz collaboration with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga turned out a chilling rendition of Cher's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)." Gaga made sure to sport her Moonstruck-era Cher hair for the occasion.  

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Adore Delano and Alaska Thunderf--k Look 'F--kin' Cool' - VIDEO


Adore Delano, one the finalists on last season's RuPaul's Drag Race, has released the music video for latest single, "I Look F--kin' Cool" featuring Alaska Thunderf--k and Nina Flowers. The song is the fifth single off her album, Till Death Do Us Party. The video takes dark glamour to a new level:

The video is set in a dystopian future, where an authoritarian, big-brother-like police force has enacted a coup ‘de fashion. All fashion and individualized self-expression has been banned in lieu of a military-esque uniform, but there are those that disobey. A small gang of rebel-punks led by Adore and Alaska (the two most wanted by the regime) have begun to band together using a sophisticated network called Jack’d to connect with like-minded individuals.

“It’s a bold, fiery, no-nonsense proclamation that we are all perfect exactly the way we are”, says Adore Delano of her latest track.  Delano admits that growing up in a suburb outside of Los Angeles, she was an outcast.  “A dark horse in a dark horse community,” she explains.

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And ICYMI, watch Delano's previous videos "Party", "I Adore U", and, of course, DTF.

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NEW MUSIC: Lionface, The Assist, SOAK, Aqualung, APES, SALES — LISTEN


New Music is a fresh column brought to you by Jim Redmond who writes for Towleroad and for Irish music website Deadly Music!, which was shortlisted for Best Irish Music Blog 2014. This will be appearing in addition to our regularly scheduled OXD Mirror.

Deadly Music! covers mostly alternative and indie genres but there's also a focus on electro pop, electronica, ambient, modern classical/neoclassical, post rock and drone.

Generally you'll find that this column will avoid most mainstream music - unless it's particularly deadly - to give new, emerging and fringe artists a chance. All tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this column.


Lionface: "Girl"

Lionface is Kat Marsh from Bristol in the UK and she makes what she calls Battle Pop which perfectly describes the aural assault of her latest track Girl.

With two fairly successful EPs under her belt - in the real world, not just on blogs - Lionface makes it clear on Girl that she's not taking any shit.

The video is all retro Streetfighter graphics, the song all boys-are-dicks pop punk noise.

Think Spice Girls with added balls.



The-assistThe Assist: "The Assist"

The Assist is an indie rock act from Birmingham in the UK. Their first two songs Control and Speak It Aloud were fantastically chippy, sharp numbers for fans of old-school baggy Brit Pop.

Despite the swagger and promise of their earlier work, their eponymously titled official first single - released in October - is an unexpected gem and it's all about how damn good they are and their intention to take over the world.


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Sam Smith Just Wants To 'Restart' - VIDEO


Out crooner Sam Smith has released a new video of him performing his song "Restart", about putting a break up in your rear-view mirror. The song is off of Smith's hit debut "In The Lonely Hour", which he recently shared was inspired by his unrequited love for a straight man. Smith has also recently turned in some rousing covers of classic hits such as Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" and Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know."

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Check Out Lorde's New Single From 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Soundtrack 'Yellow Flicker Beat'


17-year-old Royals singer Lorde has released "Yellow Flicker Beat," her new single off of the soundtrack for the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

Entertainment Weekly writes the track "is a banger and sounds tailor-made for a blockbuster—meaning most of it resembles the generic epic fare designed to underscore a major battle or ending credits."

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One opens November 21 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Donald Sutherland, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, and Natalie Dormer.

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Aretha Franklin Covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' - AUDIO


The upcoming Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics album features the Queen of Soul covering some truly great female music icons of the past and present - including Gladys Knight, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Sinead O'Connor, the Supremes, Alicia Keys, Gloria Gaynor, Destiny's Child and others. 

One of the more contemporary additions to the "diva" pantheon is Adele, whose 2010 mega hit "Rolling in the Deep" is one of the featured songs on the album due October 21.

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