Around noon on Wednesday, as the nation watched Ted Cruz wrap up his twenty-one-hour filibuster, New Yorkers in and around Herald Square watched a crowd gather for an attempt to set the world record for Most People Twerking Simultaneously. Cruz needed to talk for two more hours to break the filibuster record set, in 1957, [...]

By |2017-03-29T19:10:09-05:00September 23rd, 2013|press|0 Comments

Big Freedia Lays Out The Basics Of Bounce

Born out of New Orleans club culture, bounce music isn't just best experienced in person — it's almost impossible to understand in the abstract. But Big Freedia (pronounced "free-duh"), one of the style's biggest stars, says the music does have a few defining features. Bounce is based in hip-hop. It favors punchy tempos, heavy bass [...]

By |2017-03-29T19:00:22-05:00January 27th, 2013|press|0 Comments

New Orleans’s Gender-Bending Rap

At 1 a.m., though, Freedia (pronounced “FREE-da”) was still a mile or so away, fulfilling a paid celebrity-hosting gig at Club Fabulous. The fabulousness of Club Fabulous, on this night at least, seemed a function mainly of its Mardi Gras-themed décor, conceived and executed by Freedia herself. Otherwise the crowd was sparse, largely straight and [...]

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