Gina Vespa – who, sadly, is not affiliated with the motor scooter company – is a GWU graduate currently residing in Maryland with her husband and two dachshunds. A freelance writer for both Diffuser.fm and PopCrush, Gina enjoys combining her love for music with her passion for writing. She has interviewed artists such as Matt Pond and Zac and Isaac Hanson, and she's always on the lookout for new bands to check out.
Florence Welch In New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy? Source Says Singer Will Play a ‘Major Part’
We all know that Florence Welch can sing — but can she act as well? According to a recent story in the Sun, Florence + the Machine's dynamic frontwoman is being considered for a “major part” in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ trilogy.
Dave Grohl Discusses Nirvana, ‘Gangnam Style’ + More in SXSW 2013 Keynote Speech
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl delivered the keynote speech at SXSW 2013 earlier today (March 14), covering a wide range of topics during his hour-long chat, including Nirvana, his ‘Sound City’ documentary and his surprising love for the Psy YouTube hit ‘Gangnam Style.’
Adele Playing Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Party?
Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday is coming up next January, and the First Lady reportedly wants Adele and Beyonce to perform at the festivities. The British songstress has happily accepted the offer, a source tells the Daily Mail, and she's even agreed to play the highly anticipated show free of charge.
M83 Unveils New Track, ‘StarWaves,’ From Tom Cruise Film ‘Oblivion’ [Listen]
Last year, M83’s Anthony Gonzalez announced plans to compose the audio for the new Tom Cruise flick, ‘Oblivion.’ 'StarWaves,' the first piece of music from the film, is now available for your listening pleasure.
R.E.M. Announce 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Green’ + Record Store Day EP
Twenty-five years ago, R.E.M. unveiled their sixth studio effort, ‘Green,’ which included such well-known hits as ‘Pop Song 89,’ ‘Stand’ and ‘Orange Crush.’ The 1988 album gained worldwide acclaim and arguably became the defining record of their career. Now, the band has announced plans to release a special 25th anniversary edition of album, along with an exclusive live EP.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Debut New Song, ‘Sacrilege’
As they promised last week, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have given us a brand-new song, ‘Sacrilege,’ in preparation for the upcoming release of their fourth album, ‘Mosquito.'
Adele Wins Oscar for Best Original Song
Adele has won an Oscar for Best Original Song for ‘Skyfall,’ the theme song she co-wrote with producer Paul Epworth for the latest James Bond film. The win came shortly after she performed the tune at tonight's (Feb. 24) Academy Awards ceremony.
Sasquatch! 2013 Features Postal Service, Mumford and Sons, the xx + More
The dates for Sasquatch! 2013 were announced last fall, and now there’s a killer lineup to accompany it. The festival – set to take place at the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27 – boasts appearances by the Postal Service, Mumford and Sons, the xx and many more.
Coachella 2013 Sells Out First Weekend in 15 Minutes
Tickets for the first weekend of Coachella 2013 sold out 15 minutes after going on sale yesterday (Jan. 29), the L.A. Times reports. And it's easy to see why: The lineup, announced last week, includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the xx, Postal Service, Blur, Vampire Weekend, Sigur Ros, Modest Mouse and many more.
Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Backs Obama
Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler sings Barack Obama’s praises in his eloquent contribution to '90 Days, 90 Reasons,' a website started by literary icon Dave Eggers promoting the president’s reelection.
Mumford and Sons’ ‘Babel’ Beats Justin Bieber With Record-Breaking Debut Sales
Mumford and Sons have achieved record-breaking debut sales week following the release of their latest album, ‘Babel.’ Their new album sold an astonishing 600,000 copies in the first week alone, far surpassing Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ (which previously stood as the most successful chart debut of 2012 with 374,000 copies sold).
Dave Matthews Will ‘Stand Up’ for Obama
In a recent interview with Extra, Dave Matthews not only discussed the release of his band’s brand-new album, ‘Away From the World’ – he also revealed his thoughts on politics and other matters. “I’ll vote for Obama; I’ll stand up for Obama,” he said.