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20 Random Questions: Nola Darling

We catch up with NY/LA rude gals, Nola Darling with 20 random questions and download their new Kwame produced single.


It’s hot as hell…so it’s probably best to sit still. Travel without moving with some cool books to chill with this summer.

Malcolm Barrett

Actor and rapper Malcolm Barrett is a double threat co-starring in the new Tom Hanks film Larry Crowne and releasing his LP on the same day. We talk to the Brooklynite – L.A. transplant about ...

On Ten: July

As usual, we’re loving 10 great things this July starting with this Hershey Kiss of a treehouse, but new tunes from The Cool Kids, Barneys big sale and the “bacon gospel” are not far behind ...

Icon: Mark Romanek

Music video, film and commercial director Mark Romanek is definitely the man behind at least one of your favorite music videos of all time.

The Switch: Aloe Blacc

On a recent stop at Lincoln Hall, Stonesthrow artist Aloe Blacc and his band The Grand Scheme, come together to resurrect classic soul music.

Google Me: Kellee Maize

Kellee Maize is set to rock the festival stage at Bonnaroo this weekend, we chat with the artist and entrepreneur about being the most famous female rapper on the internet.

Mile High: DJ Whoo Kid

Get familiar as we tag along with the art loving, globe-trotting media mogul and CY guest contributor DJ Whoo Kid.

Guide: Best of the Fests 2011

We went coast to coast, L.A. to Chicago, Europe, Japan and Brasil to find the best of this season’s music festivals. Check out our FREE downloadable guide of our top 20 picks and performers.

ON TEN: June

10 things we’re excited about this month: Virgin Airlines LAX to ORD, James Franco gets SVSV’d, civil unions sweep the nation and what the HELL is a Hell Worm?!?

Peter Hadar: From Mannequins to Musician

CY goes in with New Jersey musician Peter Hadar on being the son of a preacher man, when Yves St.Laurent changed his life, and how Sleighbells frontwoman Alexis Krauss is invited to his dinner party.

Brandon Carter: Revolutionary Road

Currently camped in a Queens, NY studio finishing his new album “They’re Trying to Kill You,” artist  Brandon Carter comes up for air to talk his new blues band and the biggest threat to America.

Icon: Jeremy Piven

Chicagoan Jeremy Piven’s Golden Globe winning role portraying Hollywood agent Ari Emmanuel on HBO’s Entourage comes full circle as Ari’s real life brother Rahm becomes the city’s new mayor.


Rappers rhyme. For Malice, of the Clipse, they also write. With his first book, “Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind, and Naked”, Malice recounts his story with little inhibition.

“We are Jamaica from Paris”

French pop duo Jamaica talk Daft Punk, DIY and dear old Dad.


10 things we’re excited about this month: UK fashion to hit Mag Mile, a ‘new’ Mayan city just in time for 2012, and D.Rose: NBA’s MVP…FTW


From Nigeria to London and now Chicago, meet Blink, a new artist who sees the world as his muse. In our Q & A, Blink talks inspiration, politics and why you should be on the ...


When Cali-bred, globe trotting MC Fashawn says he’s really into Hip Hop because of the art, you believe him.

Pics: CY Presents: Chocolate Sundays with the Black Light Saints

Beautiful weather & great music at Beauty Bar Chicago! Thanks to the Blacklight Saints for an amazing set!

Black Light Saints

The boys of Black Light Saints are back from SXSW and ready to rock with us this Sunday at Beauty Bar. Part dance, part indie rock, and part new wave, BLS is the ultimate mashup ...

Icon: Felix da Housecat

Chicago is known around the world for being the mecca of house music so its fitting that one of the genre’s biggest stars, Felix da Housecat, hails from the city. The Grammy nominated producer and ...


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