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Tag Archives: icona pop

FIELD TRIP: Charli XCX at Webster Hall 10.7.2014

On October 7th, Charli XCX played to a sold-out crowd at Webster Hall. With her sophomore effort Sucker due to drop in just a few months, I went into this show considering the fact that as a mainstream pop singer she’s entering a certain kind of make-or-break moment in her career. There’s something about Sucker that feels pivotal, and this […]

DOPE Digest vol. 19 – Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, Ariana Grande and MORE!

 DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.  Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” Video syvo: Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video emerged this week as the necessary X-rated complement to Taylor Swift’s G-rated play. Swift’s essentially conservative enterprise acknowledged sexual performativity as inherent in female pop identity while functioning primarily to distance her from it. Nicki […]