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Although the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards isn’t until the end of next month and MTV hardly associates itself with music these days, the nominees for this year’s high profile award show were announced yesterday.

While dozens of artists were nominated for awards, one musician leads the pack with 10 nominations. If you’re thinking Taylor Swift, then you’re right. The video for T-Swift’s "Blank Space” is up for two awards, including for “Best Female Video.” However, the cameo filled, futuristic action clip for the popular tune “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar is nominated for eight awards, including “Video of the Year.” (If you haven’t watched the video check it out, it’s good. And that’s coming from someone who usually refuses to listen to Swift.)


Famous Fish

famous fish

To honor the kick-off of Phish's 2015 North American Tour, we've compiled an exhaustive list of our favorite famous Phish fish. 

Nemo - probably the cutest entry on our list. Image courtesy of pixar.wikia.com.

The Marlins - Miami's own school of the classically elusive species: baseball fish.


Run Away With Me Still

Spin recently made a statement so bold that a contemporary pop-detractor* such as I had no choice but to actually do the unthinkable: listen to Carly Rae Jepsen. Brennan Carley simply wrote “Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Run Away With Me’ Is the Best Pop Song of 2015 Yet.”

Seven months into a year that pushed out pop hits from pop princesses like Taylor Swift (hey there, “Bad Blood”), Selena Gomez (she’s upping her music cred via a collab with A$AP Rocky wherein she channels Lana Del Rey – for what reason, I cannot say), and Demi Lovato, Brennan Carley’s assertion is a pretty bold one. But the move of lady-lead pop toward EDM-influenced danceable numbers has given way to Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me.” If you’re the last person on the planet (apparently) who hasn’t seen the lo-fi vid, enjoy it below:



Week in Review

Rod Stewart - Carpool Karaoke

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Although the The Late Late Show with James Corden may be the sixth most watched late-night talk show, it hasn’t stopped well-known celebrities, including Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, and Iggy Azalea from partaking in Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. The segment, which is half interview, half jam session, takes place in Corden’s car as he and a musician drive to his studio. The other day, Corden might have had his most famous celebrity musician yet; a British rocker named Rod Stewart. The most interesting tidbit we learned from Stewart is that when toured with The Faces they would check into Holiday Inns as Fleetwood Mac because they were banned from the hotel chain for “smashing up hotel rooms.” Also featured in the clip is rapper A$AP Rocky, who pops out from behind the backseat to perform a verse from his recently released track, “Everyday.” The popular tune features sample vocals by Rod Stewart from the 1972 Python Lee Jackson song, “In a Broken Dream.” We hope there's more segements of Carpool Karaoke to come.

Janet Jackson

Earlier this week, Janet Jackson added another North American leg to her Unbreakable Tour. The new concerts, slated to begin in January, go on sale this coming Monday.
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Oddball Comedy Festival

The third edition of the comedy festival features Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer as headliners. More onsales are today.
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The Baltimore Ravens have more onsales this coming Tuesday for games from August to December.
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