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Mary Lambert’s “Jesse’s Girl” Is An Ode To Lesbian Love

Mary Lambert made her musical breakthrough in 2012 after co-writing and singing “Same Love” with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The song went on to become a top ten single in six countries. According to an interview with The Huffington Post, Lambert’s contributions to “Same Love” drew upon her experiences being “a queer woman growing up in a tumultuous, Christian upbringing”. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lambert talks about how her rendition of Rick Springfield‘s “Jesse’s Girl” was transformed it into a lesbian ballad. Check out an excerpt from…

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Musicians Weigh In On Jon Stewart’s Departure From The Daily Show

Today was a sad sad day throughout the country. The funniest man on TV, Jon Stewart, is stepping down from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show at the end of this season. No word yet as to who will be replacing him, but he replaced Craig Kilborn in 1999, so I guess it can change hands and the world won’t fall apart. See how musicians reacted to this news below and Comedy Central’s tweet on the matter. Let us know who YOU want to be the next host of The Daily…

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Famous Singers And Artists Cite Their Worst Christmas Gifts

Billboard gathered several hit-making artists to ask them the most important holiday-based question: “What is the worst gift you ever received?” Naturally, there are some rather humorous replies from singers including Sam Smith, 5 Second of Summer’s Michael Clifford, Mary Lambert, and more. Below the jump are each singer’s response and a link to the full article on Billboard.com. Please follow and like us:

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Week #62

‘”Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond what we do here.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone The following photos were posted between December 14-20, 2014 and are shown with the original captions. To make it easy for you, we have linked each picture to the user’s account. Be sure to follow each of them so you don’t miss anything! If you missed last week’s edition you can catch up on those pictures here: Week #61 Please follow and like us:

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INTERVIEW: Kat Robichaud (Kat Robichaud And The Darling Misfits)

Infectious Magazine recently caught up with glam rocker Kat Robichaud, the mastermind behind Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits. We discussed all the details of her forthcoming self-titled album (continue reading for the release date), her thoughts on the Spotify revenue debates, the possibility of playing some shows with an old friend from The Voice, and much more.  Please follow and like us:

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Musicians React To Ferguson Decision

Yesterday, the entire world went into an uproar after the grand jury on Michael Brown’s case decided not to indite Darren Wilson. There are many reasons the prosecutor gave for this decision. He said that Wilson was acting in self defense and that social media was to blame for the verdict, just to name a couple. As expected, many people were and still are outraged over the decision. #FergusonDecision and #BlackLivesMatter have been trending on social media for the past 24 hours. See musicians reaction to the verdict after the…

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LIVE REVIEW: Z100 Boolandia Festival With Mary Lambert And Ingrid Michaelson Alhambra Theatre, Portland OR

In just a five song set each, Mary Lambert and Ingrid Michaelson give the audience at Alhambra Theatre a wonderful, funny and moving performance. Lambert is giggly, a child at heart and completely honest about everything. She opens her heart to us with every story, every song, and every spoken word piece. In one story she explains how interviewers take advantage of her emotional honesty by asking her about her rape. She overflows with so much raw emotion, it’s impossible not to crying along with her, and she cries a…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mary Lambert ‘Heart On My Sleeve’

Close your eyes and imagine a spoken word performance. It takes place in a small coffee house in Portland, Oregon. (What? I’m biased.) The performer is a woman named Mary Lambert. She is strong and completely secure in who she is and what she believes. Welcome to Heart On My Sleeve. This album is quite literally the story of her life. Her voice effortlessly takes vocal queues from everyone from Lana Del Rey in “Ribcage” to Regina Spektor in “Wounded Animal.” She channels jazz, R&B, pop, rock and alternative, giving…

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Andrew McMahon (Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate) To Tour With Matt Nathanson, Gavin Degraw

Fans of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin can rejoice. Andrew McMahon will be on the road again. He will be joining Matt Nathanson, Gavin Degraw and Mary Lambert. Tickets for the dates go on sale March 21 at 10 A.M. local time unless otherwise noted. McMahon and Lambert will only be appearing on select dates. Check out a tweet from McMahon after the jump as well as the tour dates. Purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here! Please follow and like us:

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