Lady Gaga. Beyonce. Katy Perry. Ke$ha. Rihanna. Adele. If you’ve seen the charts or turned on a radio in the last six months, you’d know that these are the current top female acts in pop right now. But damn if they don’t have a ton of competition on the horizon. 2011 has offered an impressive new crop of talented women in music, and whether they’re leading everyone to the dance floor, writing haunting melodies or slaying some slick rhymes, each one has the potential to hit it big. Get schooled on this year’s batch of buzzworthy ladies who are on the cusp of greatness. More »
If you couldn’t make it down to Brooklyn Bowl last Friday night, let us fill you in on all the kick ass musical moments you missed from Idolator’s Strike Me Down showcase at L magazine’s Northside Festival. Seeing as it was the city that never sleeps, we kicked things off late in the evening with “OMFG” group Deluka, followed by a rockin’ set with “Never Will Be Mine” rapper Rye Rye. The packed crowd surrounded our stage set right along side the bowling lanes. At 1 am, that sweet Danish known as Oh Land took the stage in a full-feathered headress as she began her set with “Perfection”.
Click through for more, and repared to be bowled over with an up close look at Friday’s killer show. More »