Spalding Rockwell

Spalding Rockwell delivers druggy electro-funk reminiscent of searing ‘80s guitar-driven attitude chick rock. They’ve been a staple on the New York scene for a little while and haven’t really broken out – but they should. Mary Louise (ML) Platt and Nicole (Nikki) Lombardi are tough, gritty, sexy and domineering. They serve their music with a don’t-fuck-with-me attitude and if you dare look at them in …

Rewind this Video: M.I.A.’s Galang

the video: “She is so FLY.” Well, a mountain of music press later, with her full-length album on the horizon for its US release (February 22), I must say. I. Agree. M.I.A. has returned me to the realm of obsessive teenage excitement with her exuberant fuck it all style. (I want to be just like her! We’’re both Dragons!) She’s a hyper-conscious, ultra-cool, bi- (tri-?) …

Brazilian Girls Do it Better

Brazilian Girls are turning the dance music world on its head. Fronted by the sultry Sabina Scuibba, Brazilian Girls sounds like Shirley Bassey, Grace Jones and Los Amigos Invisibles at an outdoor reggae fest. While their name suggests Rio, the group actually hails from Brooklyn. Scuibba, born in Italy and raised in Nice and Munich, moved to New York, met the three guys in Brazilian …