Katy Perry

Dr. Luke The Rapist Is Still Producing Music, Why?

By Alyson Camus | June 13, 2021

All these people are obviously complete hypocrites

Songwriters Wrote An Open Letter Asking For More Fairness

By Alyson Camus | April 2, 2021

‘The most successful songwriters in the world can’t pay their rent’

In Pop Music, Image And Looks Have Overwhelmed Everything Else

By Alyson Camus | March 19, 2021

We are first visual animals

The Inauguration Of Joe Biden: A Dazzling Lineup

By Alyson Camus | January 21, 2021

This star power had to piss off the other side

Why Are So Many Pop Stars Into Astrology?

By Alyson Camus | December 29, 2020

Plenty of celebrities and musicians are pushing the astrology angle

Is Ivanka Listening To Music? Do We Even Care?

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2020

she had a punk phase in the ‘90s

The Earliest Bird: August 28th, 2020 Top Pick Of The Week Is Katy Perry’s “Smile”

By Iman Lababedi | August 28, 2020

Impeccable

Sneak Feats: Upcoming Album Releases 8-28-20 – 9-3-20

By Iman Lababedi | August 23, 2020

Katy returns to her Teenage Dream days

Music Fuels The Internet, Doesn’t It?

By Alyson Camus | August 18, 2020

musicians are some of the most-followed people on social media,

Why Is There Such Obsessive Fandom On The Internet?

By Alyson Camus | June 26, 2020

When did we get there?

One Love Malibu Festival: Woolsey Fire Fundraiser | Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani + More

By admin | November 22, 2018

the event will take place from 1-8 PM, with all proceeds and donations going to The Malibu Foundation and One Love Malibu relief efforts

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, SEPTEMBER 10TH TO 16TH

By Alyson Camus | September 9, 2018

Hooveriii are at the Echo on Friday

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, NOVEMBER 6TH TO 12TH 2017

By Alyson Camus | November 6, 2017

Morrissey and Billy Idol sharing the bill at the Hollywood Bowl

The Return Of The One Hit Wonder

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2017

you better write a killer hook always

Katy Perry’s “Witness” Tour At Madison Square Garden, Friday, October 6th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 7, 2017

She seemed so alone

US Top 10 Albums Week Of 7-1-17

By Iman Lababedi | June 20, 2017

I like the Katy

When Sufjan Stevens Comments On Katy Perry’s New Album

By Alyson Camus | June 14, 2017

‘We probably did popcorn prayer together’

Katy Perry Wins Her Convent Against Nuns Accusing Her Of Witchcraft

By Alyson Camus | March 17, 2017

‘yes and what is the tattoo on your behind?’

US Top 10 Singles: March 4th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | February 23, 2017

no such hope exists

Katy Perry Promotes Her New Single With Headphone-Ready Disco Balls

By Alyson Camus | February 10, 2017

a good photo for the day

Katy Perry, Two Nuns and The Archdiocese: A LA Real Estate Tale

By Alyson Camus | April 16, 2016

‘Katy Perry represents everything we don’t believe in. ‘It would be a sin to sell to her.’

Katy Perry Was Paid $70,000 To Endorse Hillary Clinton

By Alyson Camus | February 20, 2016

Perry endorsed Hillary Clinton, and 2 months later Perry’s company, Kitty Purry Inc., was paid about $70,000 for ‘event production’

Stella McCartney Took Over Amoeba On Tuesday Night, For Her Autumn 2016 Presentation

By Alyson Camus | January 14, 2016

What a dream night, I wish I could have been invisible to crash the party. The store had a pink vibe as Stella had given the place a ’70s concert hall treatment, with psychedelic posters, and flashing neon lights

Not Enough Female Artists At Coachella?

By Alyson Camus | January 7, 2016

It seems there’s no in between among female artists, they are either too superstars or second-line-on-Coachella-poster.

The Most Paid Musicians In 2015

By Alyson Camus | December 21, 2015

I was under the impression that Taylor Swift would make the top of this ‘2015 most overpaid music celebrities’ list, but it is Katy Perry who is winning.

Katy Perry Is Currently The Highest-Paid Woman in Music

By Alyson Camus | November 5, 2015

Who has earned the most money among female music artists in 2015? Not Taylor Swift as I thought, not Beyonce, not Lady Gaga or even Madonna, no way! It’s Katy Perry, according to Forbes which put her at the top of the list with a whooping $135 million,

10 Songs: Monday, August 24th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 24, 2015

Blank Space – Taylor Swift – Her greatest pure pop moment and while I personally have no problem assessing it as also a Max Martin greatest hit, in the end it doesn’t need his whoops and cranes, though you might considered it the difference between 2.5M units moved and 5M units moved – A+

Rockstars and Astrology

By Alyson Camus | August 3, 2015

‘‘I’d be biased to think that the community of Geminis is the most consistently in tune with what their spirit is telling them to do or why they have breath in their lungs. But I do think that creative Geminis—Tupac, Biggie, Prince, Miles Davis, all being Geminis—have, throughout history, been really in tune with those things.’

Nicki Minaj And Taylor Swift Fight On Twitter, And Now Katy Perry Has Joined!

By Alyson Camus | July 23, 2015

‘When the ‘other’ girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination,’ tweeted Minaj. ‘If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.’

Katy Perry’s 200th week In The Billboard Top 200

By Iman Lababedi | March 8, 2015

For the week Of March 14th, 2015, Teenage Dreams will have spent 200 weeks amongst the top 200 albums and listening to it toay, it is still a blast, still huge amounts of fun (the concert was great as well).

When God Talks To Katy

By Alyson Camus | February 10, 2015

‘I was praying and I got a word from God and he says, ‘You got this and I got you,’’ she declared to Ryan Seacrest on the Red Carpet before the Grammy Awards. ‘And then I was on top of the lion and a random guy looked at me with a headset that I’d never communicated with before, he looked me straight in the eyes and said ‘You got this.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, that’s God confirming I can do this!’’

Katy Perry Super Bowl Half Time Show, Sunday, February 1st, 2015 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 2, 2015

The difference between great spectacle and great art is one thrills the eyes and the other thrills the mind and while Katy Perry did neither during the half time Super Bowl show on Sunday night, still, she wasn’t a complete putz either.

Dr. Dre Made $20 A Second In 2014!

By Alyson Camus | January 14, 2015

Rappers are still going strong even those I haven’t heard anything from for a long time, like Diddy ($60 million and $1.90 per second)! Beside this you have Calvin Harris ($66 million and $2.09 per second), Jay Z ($60 million and $1.90 per second), and Drake ($33 million and $1.05 per second)

A Butt Story Starring Diplo, Taylor Swift, Lorde and Katy Perry

By Alyson Camus | November 15, 2014

Seriously, why has pop culture focused so much on this part of the human anatomy lately? Is it the influence of some degenerated products of hip hop culture such as J-Lo, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus?

Best Concerts Through July 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2014

Katy Perry – Barclay Center – July 25th, 2014 – Modern pop musics big sister plays hit after hit with a sort of las vegas meets ancient Egypt motif, just to prove lost love ain’t lost life and roaring is easy if you try hard enough.

That Was The week Of July 21st, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2014

A heavy duty concert week for me, Keith Urban, Action Bronson, Danny Brown, The Roots, Katy Perry and Chronixx, and not a dog in the lot but pride of place goes to Keith because it was just such a cool scene and Keith was a good natured country ramblin’ guy AT FORTY SIX!!!!

10 Songs: Monday, July 28th, 3014

By Iman Lababedi | July 27, 2014

Good Morning, Good Morning – Mickey Dolenz – Major bummer that I’m missing this guy at BB Kings on Wednesday, in commiseration, try this haunted cover to beat all covers, all the psychedelia melted away and the song a haunted nightmare – A-

Katy Perry At Barclay Center, Friday, July 25th,2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 26, 2014

I went back and saw Katy again because I wanted to know how it ended, how she pulled herself out of her depression and I guess I didn’t get that, like Kanye west’s recent tour it felt like it was hidden in front of me. So I sat back and enjoyed the show and I recommend you do the same.

That Was The Week Of July 7th, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | July 13, 2014

Well done, Yankees, Tanaka has a partial UCL tear and is out six weeks if not the year. Why? One thing is for sure, they rode his arm too hard. Whither the Yankees? They spent $500 Million, $209 Million this year alone, and aren’t getting into the post season. Enough. Fire Cashman

Katy Perry At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 11, 2014

Katy and uber-producer Dr. Luke simply ruled and three years later the Katy Perry reign continued. And while sure, it wasn’t much, a mix of fair pop hits and iffy dance slams while Katy moved away from her Dorothy in Candyland 2011 persona to still embrace her inner 13 year old but through the eyes of a blasé 29 year old writing a self-help manual, it pleased those it was meant to please

That Was The Week Of June 30th, 2014 That Was

By Iman Lababedi | July 7, 2014

Tim Howard is 35 years old and sports, soccer, is more or less a young man’s game, but the Manchester United goalie from New Jersey who carried the USA team past the UK for one and Italy for another, may prove capable of doing what Pele couldn’t 40 years ago, with that in mind, US ball clubs should through mountains of money at the man so he can singlehandedly turn the US onto, dare I call it, football.

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of July 7th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 6, 2014

Whatever your taste and wherever it may or may not coincide with the free for all 4Knots festival at the Southside Seaport, still, nobody can deny the garage rocking , country hawking Those Darlins, a band I’ve planned on catching yp with for a coupla years now. And did I mention it is free? Saturday, July 12th 1pm – 8pm

10 Songs: Friday, June 27th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 27, 2014

One of Costello’s lowest moments, was his destructive comments about the former Transvision Vamp’s lead singer. She asked him to write a song for her and instead, with his wife, he wrote an album. Wendy gave pretty steady readings of them. Elvis hated them and recorded them himself, not half as well. Here is the best of them, a class structured Lady Chatterley’s lover of a song – A-

Katy Perry Concert Setlist 2014 Annonated And Spotified!!

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2014

So I go into the July 9 show at Madison Square Garden without that many caveats. I don’t particularly like Katie Perry’s music but I like her as a pop performer. She puts on a good show, she does the job. Don’t let all the C minuses bother you here, I expect big things

Not With The Band: Why Are Pop Stars Afraid Of The Word Feminism?

By Alyson Camus | June 11, 2014

‘For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept. . . Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested. I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities.’

US Top 10 Singles, June 7th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2014

Looks like the summer of the Ig to me and franly I am surprised that she is doing this well, though not shocked. Both “Fancy” and “Problems” are as good as modern dance mash Hip Hop gets and look as though they are settling in for a long stay at the top. As long as “Blurred Lines”? Maybe not though…

Mark Ryden's 'The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell'

By Alyson Camus | May 5, 2014

Mark Ryden, this curious artist who wraps his curious and surrealist paintings both reminiscent of the masters and cartoons around big-eyed little girls and pop culture references, has a new exhibit called ‘The Gay 90s’ at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.

US Top 10 Singles 4-26-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 17, 2014

Not one new entry in the top ten and the top seven are THE SAME AS LAST WEEK and except for Lil Jon and Onerepublica trading places, this is the exact same as last week!!!! BUT coming up soon, as I predicted the minute it was released, Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” will be rocking the charts all summer. Be afraid.

US Top 10 Singles 4-19-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 10, 2014

Meet the new chart same as the old chart. Well, at least Aloe Blacc is doing well. Plus you wanna see devolution in action? from “Get Lucky” to “Blurred Lines” to “Happy” (to” Sing” -but it will be a coupla weeks till that one shows). There is devolution in action.

US Top 10 Singles 4-12-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 3, 2014

Yeeeeesssss! Lil Jon is back on the charts to tell the truth to power on this real old fashioned slice of EDM heaven. This is House as written with a catchy catchy hook and flying synth lines into the outer stratosphere. Lil Jon said this about the song to Spin: ” It’s amazing, because that’s what I’ve been doing all my career: just getting people amped up and hyped up.” And remember he al… oh wait I already used that line.