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Best US vintage trailer rentals

Before there was #vanlife, there was trailer life. In the 1950s and ‘60s, hitting the great highways and meandering backroads of the US with the family and a nicely outfitted trailer was the best way to see the country, and tons of great models emerged from that time period, including the now-iconic and coveted silver Airstreams. Nowadays, you’re more likely to see sleek modern RVs and boxy fold-out campers at campsites, but these charming relics of the USA’s great road-trip era are still flo...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, Washington, Oregon, US, Netflix, Tennessee, Trailers, Royals, Airbnb, New Mexico, Kate, Oakland, North Carolina, Kate Pierson

The Problem With Perfect: The Power Of Musical Mistakes

While an error in either recording or performance is bane of many musicians' existence, such errors aren't necessarily the worst thing that can happen. In fact, some mistakes can ultimately play out in an artist's favor in some surprising ways. _______________________________ Guest post by Patrick McGuire of Soundfly's Flypaper Musicians fear the mistake. It’s our worst nightmare to be up on stage or in the recording studio laying down tracks, and notice that our guitar is out of ...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Guest Post, Metallica, Lou Reed, Kate Pierson, Michael Stipe, Music Business, Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Seuss, Cindy Wilson, D.I.Y, Patrick McGuire

The B-52s Are Still Ready To Party. And Be Taken Seriously.

"Love Shack" became a hit nearly 30 years ago. Singer Kate Pierson reveals how the song came to be.
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Cool vintage travel trailer hotels

A vintage travel trailer isn’t the most practical of camping vehicles out there, but that doesn’t stop the many folks that haul them around the country for a picture-perfect, nostalgia-filled roadtrip. But for those that are unwilling to commit to the full camper lifestyle, they can still get a taste of it by staying in a vintage trailer hotel — a new accommodation phenomenon that’s been popping up across the Western United States. These spots offer up a good, ol’ fashioned camping experience ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Washington, Oregon, West, Dundee, Trailers, Dell, Kate, Kate Pierson, Elvis, All, Taos Pueblo, Marfa, Shooting Star, Willamette Valley

John Mulaney Elevates an Average ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Help from Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro

After writing for Saturday Night Live from 2008 to 2013, comedian John Mulaney returned to Studio 8H as one of the rare hosts who had only written on the sketch series rather than being a full fledged cast member. Due to his time spent on SNL, Mulaney had no problem with some of the issues that first-time hosts can struggle with, such as performing live, reading cue cards and hitting marks, but it wasn’t exactly smooth sailing. Even though John Mulaney knew exactly what he was doing, that doesn...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Nbc, Netflix, Robert-De-Niro, Snl, Ben-Stiller, Donald Trump, Jack White, Kate Pierson, Thompson, Kenan Thompson, Michael Cohen, Donald Glover

Melissa Etheridge, the B-52’s, Exene Cervenka and more celebrate women in music at the She Rocks Awards in Anaheim

Just a week after the second nationwide Women’s March, which drew an estimated 500,000 out in Los Angeles and another 20,000 in Santa Ana, and with the surge of support that’s surrounding the #metoo and #timesup movements, the 6th Annual She Rocks Awards took over the new House of Blues at the Anaheim GardenWalk on Friday night. The annual celebration that was created by Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) to honor women who display leadership and stand o...
Tags: Aretha Franklin, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Glendale, Orange County, Kate Pierson, Melissa Etheridge, Chicago White Sox, Concerts, Wilson, Jesse Hughes, Shirley Manson, Alyeska, Namm

Women in the music industry will take center stage at the She Rocks Awards at House of Blues Anaheim

After years of attending the annual NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, longtime musical instrument and audio industries marketer Laura B. Whitmore realized that she didn’t know too many other women within the industry. In 2012, she founded the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) and got the go-ahead to host a small breakfast during NAMM. She invited all women working in a variety of different capacities within the music field to share their stories and chat about their accomplish...
Tags: Hollywood, Americas, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fergie, Nba, Pharrell, Associated Press, Kate Pierson, Melissa Etheridge, Bmg, Southern California, Concerts, Wilson

NAMM 2018: The annual trade show stays ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving music industry

As the music industry rapidly changes, the annual NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) is evolving right alongside it. The trade show, which isn’t open to the general public, has taken place at the Anaheim Convention Center since 1978 and now draws more than100,000 registrants from the global music industry to check out and share the latest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound, lighting and more. The NAMM Show will kick-off on Thursday, Jan. 25 and will run...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fergie, Nba, Pharrell, Aaliyah, Kate Pierson, Southern California, Motley Crue, Jackson Browne, Namm, Vanessa Carlton, National Association Of Music Merchants, Anaheim, Andy Grammer

New Cindy Wilson video: Brother

Video: Cindy Wilson – “Brother” From Change, out now on Kill Rock Stars. Former B-52s singer who’s not Kate Pierson or the annoying dude releases a crowdfunded solo album on Kill Rock Stars. Whispery and psychedelic! In the scenes with the red gauze Wilson reminds me of Nikki Newman from “The Young and Restless.” Cindy … Continue reading New Cindy Wilson video: Brother → Read more at Glorious Noise...
Tags: Videos, Shorties, Kate Pierson, Wilson, Cindy Wilson, B-52s, Kill Rock Stars, Nikki Newman, Restless Cindy Continue

A new documentary film, ‘The US Generation,’ is the story of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s 1982 US Festival

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, center, at a recent screening of “US Festival ’82: The US Generation,” a documentary on the music festival Wozniak founded. He’s seen here with, left to right, director-executive producer Glenn Aveni, Bruce Gibb, executive producer, Wozniak, Jay Cederholm, co-director-editor, and Carlos Harvey, Wozniak’s finance guy for the US Festival, who is also interviewed in the film. (Photo by Joy Daunis) Carlos Santana performs during the US Festival on Saturday, Sept. 4,...
Tags: Apple, Coco, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fleetwood Mac, Graham, Associated Press, Stevie Nicks, Berkeley

Halloween 2017

So we are going to an adult party and dressing as Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson of the B-52's - so fun! anyone else doing an adulting party and dressing up?
Tags: Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Friday Afternoon Club

'Love Shack' Singer Offers A Tour Of The Super-Quirky Motel She Owns With Her Wife

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Tags: Travel, New York, California, Kate, Kate Pierson, Oprah, Huffington Post, Coleman, Lisa Capretto, Pierson, Love Shack

Indie Rock musicians turned TV stars (a list!)

From Death By Audio to Home Box Office, here are some indie rock musicians who showed up in popular TV shows. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Better Call Saul, Vinyl, Sigur Ros, Rooney, Coldplay, St Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Seth Meyers, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, J Mascis, Johnny Marr, Sonic Youth, Kate Pierson, Yo La Tengo

Kate Pierson – “Venus” (Shocking Blue Cover) Video

B-52s singer Kate Pierson struck out on her own last year with her solo debut Guitars And Microphones, and it seems there's more where that came from. She's releasing a new 7" single, "Venus" b/w "Radio In Bed," on Record Store Day next month as a part of Jack White's Third Man Records blue series. More »
Tags: Video, Jack White, Kate Pierson, Mp3s, Venus, Brad Holland

Daylight Video

I was going to feature the B-52s in commemoration of Kate Pierson's birthday yesterday, but the news this morning has sent me in a different direction: Bob Marley and the Wailers performing "Burnin' and Lootin'" in 1976. Ed Kilgore edits the Political Animal blog and is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly.
Tags: Bob Marley, Kate Pierson, Wailers, Lootin, Ed Kilgore


The marriage lasted 27 days. Today's Birthdays: Actress Anouk Aimee is 83. Actress Judy Carne is 76. Singer Cuba Gooding of the Main Ingredient is 71. Singer Ann Peebles is 68. Singer Kate Pierson of The B-52's is 67. Singer Herbie Murrell of The Stylistics is 66. Actor Douglas Sheehan is 66. Guitarist Ace Frehley is 64. Singer Sheena Easton is 56. Actor James Le Gros is 53. Bassist Rob Squires of Big Head Todd and the Monsters is 50. Singer Mica Paris is 46. Drummer Patrick Hallahan of My Morni...
Tags: Jim James, Kate Pierson, William Moseley, Sheena Easton, Todd, Patrick Stump, Stylistics, Karmin, Ace Frehley, Judy Carne, Anouk Aimee, Cuba Gooding, Ann Peebles, Herbie Murrell, Douglas Sheehan, James Le Gros

Kate Pierson's 'Guitars & Microphones' Will Pep Up Your Monday Morning

You probably know Kate Pierson best as the fiery redhead in the B-52's, the band responsible for poppy, post-punk hits like "Love Shack" and '80s favorite "Rock Lobster." After four decades in the seminal band, Pierson has finally released a solo record, Guitars and Microphones , which dropped on February 17. That the artist is only now going solo at age 66 says a lot about the staying power of the B-52's.
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Imagine Dragons, Kate Pierson, and Black Sheep Wall

Imagine Dragons are immensely popular, yet the Vegas-based group is dismissed by many. Maybe it's because these good Mormon boys want to re-imagine Coldplay as a more rhythm-centered band.
Tags: Coldplay, Kate Pierson, Black Sheep Wall

Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Imagine Dragons, the Juliana...

This week Imagine Dragons hope to capture magic a second time with their sophomore effort, The Juliana Hatfield Three reunite to record their second album in 22 years, the B-52s' Kate Pierson goes solo for the first time, French-Cuban act Ibeyi bring forth a Latin and African-influenced brand of worldly electro-tinged music, Swedish singer-songwriter JosA© GonzA lez drops his first solo album in eight years and Brooklyn noise rockers A Place To Bury Strangers playfully aim to drill your speakers...
Tags: Brooklyn, Kate Pierson, Juliana Hatfield, Juliana, Ibeyi

Essential tracks: Kate Pierson makes up lost time with 'Guitars'

Cindy Wilson, left, Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson of the B-52's perform at the Huxleys on Aug. 21, 2013, in Berlin, Germany. Cindy Wilson, left, Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson of the B-52's perform at the Huxleys on Aug. 21, 2013, in Berlin, Germany.
Tags: Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Berlin Germany, Cindy Wilson, Huxleys

B-52s singer Kate Pierson stirs a controversy

THE B-52S have always presented themselves as a beacon for non-conformity - in dress, sensibility, gender, you name it. So imagine the surprise of B singer Kate Pierson when she found herself the target of angry social media messages from one major outsider community: transgendered people.
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The B-52s' Kate Pierson Releases Solo Album on Heels of Controversial Single

Kate Pierson, founding member of the legendary Athens, Ga., party rock band the B-52s, this week releases Guitars and Microphones, her first solo album. Fans of the formerly beehived singer, who's been a part of the American music scene since the punky 1970s, might be happy to hear her signature upbeat sound again, particularly since her main act, although still regularly touring, hasn't released new music in several years.
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Playlist: What Kate Pierson (The B-52s) is listening to

Kate Pierson, an original member of The B-52s, releases her first solo album, Guitars and Microphones, on Tuesday. She tells USA TODAY what she's been listening to lately.
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All Hail Fifth Harmony! Plus: Michelle Chamuel, B-52s' Kate Pierson

Raise your glass to girl-group power. It's returning thanks to music-maven Simon Cowell, who understands the need to resurrect this abandoned, gay-celebrated American tradition, where female voices unite for the purposes of empowerment and man-sassing.
Tags: Simon Cowell, Kate Pierson, Michelle Chamuel

Q&A: Kate Pierson on Writing Her Solo Album With Sia and Getting Kicked Out of Her Own Show

Singing "Rock Lobster," "Roam," "Love Shack," and other recognizable staples in her long-running "dance band from Athens, Georgia," the B-52s, Kate Pierson has long been one of the most lovable personalities in the music business. Juggling an array of instruments in the B-52s' wacko evolution from reverberating, surfy post-punk into all-inclusive party-pop, Pierson and her bandmates spent most of the 1980s as well-respected oddballs who could do silly and serious without losing a beat of their i...
Tags: Kate Pierson, Pierson, Athens Georgia

Viewpoint: No One's Mister Sister

Kate Pierson, long a member of the seminal new wave group the B-52s, is releasing a new album called "Guitars and Microphones" in early 2015 - and has recently released the first single. The song - a catchy tune with a great beat and memorable hook - is what one might expect from an artist known for hits dating back to the late 1970s.
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Kate Pierson 'Mister Sister' Lyric Video Starring Fred Armisen

Produced by Tim Anderson and featuring Nick Valensi of The Strokes on several tracks, Kate collaborated on songwriting with Sia who also executive produced the album. Lead single "Mister Sister" was revealed with a music video last week and today the song is treated to a lyric video starring Fred Armisen. [Link to media]
Tags: Sia, Kate, Fred Armisen, Kate Pierson, Nick Valensi, Tim Anderson

Kate Pierson, The B-52s Singer, Drops 'Mister Sister,' First Track From Solo Album

One of the founding members of the iconic band The B-52s is back with a very queer new single. Kate Pierson is slated to release a solo album, called "Guitars and Microphones" and executive produced by hit maker Sia, on February 17, 2015. [Link to media]
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Fred Armisen cameos in Kate Pierson video

SNL alum and Portlandia star Fred Armisen cameos in B-52s founding member Kate Pierson's video for Mister Sister from her upcoming solo album Guitars and Microphones.
Tags: Post, Video, Snl, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Kate Pierson, The B-52s

Kate Pierson - "Mister Sister" Video

Guitars And Microphones was executive produced by Sia, who collaborated with Pierson on the songwriting. Tim Anderson produced the album, and the Strokes' Nick Valensi plays on it. [Link to media]
Tags: Sia, Kate Pierson, Nick Valensi, Pierson, Tim Anderson