Danity Kane delivers on “DK3″ Nov03

Danity Kane delivers on “DK3″

It’s a bittersweet experience, listening to the final album from a group you’ve come to know and love over time. From Diddy-driven break-ups, to make-ups (-1), to another downsizing, to fisticuffs a final break-up–it’s been a bumpy road for Danity Kane. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I was ready for this, even if I’d been begging Jesus (and perhaps harassing a member or two on Twitter) to release this album. Fortunately, DK3┬áleaves the girls in a good place and proves these ladies were definitely worthy of ‘Making The Band,’ back in 2005. Opening track “Rhythm of Love,” had already...

We need to talk about Danity Kane. Sep26

We need to talk about Danity Kane.

(Disclaimer: If you’re not a Danity Kane stan, you may want to turn away now.) The last time I blogged about Danity Kane–almost two years ago; yes, I’ve been slacking–the band was a thing of the past and Dawn Richard was dropping excellent solo work while Aubrey O’Day was fresh off her own reality show. Let’s just say I’d never considered the idea that a wound could be patched, and things wouldn’t be so damaged. I’d never fathomed that (most of) the girls I had fallen in love with back in 2005 on MTV’s “Making The Band,” would reunite. I’d never thought that after...

Eden XO makes her ‘Cool’ debut Sep18

Eden XO makes her ‘Cool’ debut

  It’s been a long time coming for Eden XO. Ms. XO (real name: Jessie Eden Malakouti) made her first real dent in the music industry touring with Britney Spears during her Femme Fatale tour–then going by the name Jessie and The Toy Boys. The tunes were fresh and catchy as hell–I’ll argue til I’m blue in the face that her Tanlines EP was one of the best releases of that year–but something just didn’t stick. Check out our first interview with Eden back in 2011. Fast forward to 2014 and it looks like it’s finally time for this girl to get the recognition she...

Now Hear This: Natalia Kills has a “Problem” Mar11

Now Hear This: Natalia Kills has a “Problem&...

Odds are, you probably haven’t heard much about Natalia Kills–and it’s a shame. The dark-pop fashion plate’s debut album Perfectionist arrived in 2011 to much less fanfare than deserved. Check out our review here. And now, the raven haired singer is giving it another go without will.i.am thankfully. “Problem,” the lead single from Kills upcoming second album is a stomping grrl-power riot. The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on YouTube.   And while it may not exactly be radio friendly with it’s tough exterior and hard-hitting...

Ring in 2013 with New Tunes from Aubrey O’Day Jan03

Ring in 2013 with Ne...

It’s been a busy last few months here at PQ headquarters, so pop culture reporting fell to the wayside. We’re back in action and what better way to kick off 2013 than with a little Aubrey O’Day. The former Danity Kane singer has been a longtime PQ favorite (read: Obsession)...

Ke$ha Goes Evil in “Die Young” Nov08

Ke$ha Goes Evil in &...

Never mind all of the occult references and “Born This Way,” backdrops, after watching Kesha’s latest you’ll probably be left with one resounding question in your head. When did that “Tik Tok,” girl get so sexy?   The Adobe Flash Player is required for...

Live Action

So much has happened since our last recap. The top 16 acts performed their first live show, and four of those were sent packing Thursday night. (I’d like to keep up, but working two jobs has this X-watcher busy.) And within just these few short hours since the last episode in the judges...

The Fabulous Return of Girls Aloud Oct19

The Fabulous Return of Girls Aloud

The leaders of the pack, legendary UK girl group, Girls Aloud are back. After a three year hiatus–during which all five members went it alone with varying degrees of success–the girls have reunited to celebrate the group’s 1oth anniversary. Alongside a new greatest hits album, the Aloud have recorded four new songs and plan for a tour of sorts to continue the party. Kicking off the shindig with a bang, the band has officially released their new single “Something New,”–which leaked a few days ago of course. The blazing dance track is signature GA. A catchy chorus is surrounded by raps, chants, hoots and...

Full House(s)

And then 60 became 24. In The X Factor’s second week after auditions, the judges finished up the boot camp rounds by whittling the final 60 acts into a lean, mean 24–six acts for each team. This season, things have changed a bit. No longer separating the boys and the girls, the new four teams are: Teens, Young Adults, Over 25s, and Groups. So why the change? I’d say Simon and his producers think they’ve got some real talent in the teen pool, and just couldn’t muster the strength to put girls and boys of all ages into two small groups. And honestly, I like this change. Though I’ve never been a fan of...

Auditions: Last Call

Last week, X Factor auditions wrapped up, and not a minute too soon. Not that I don’t love seeing endless montages of sad acts that never had a chance–even talented acts I know will never survive–but it’s definitely time to get things moving and sift through the real...