Evan Rachel Wood is known to True Blood-fans as the 500-year-old eccentric bayou vampire queen, Sophie-Anne Leclerq, and to cult-film fans as Thirteen's troubled youth, Tracy Freeland. However, did you know she also has a crazy set of pipes? Wood had a chance to sing in 2007's surrealist Beatles flick, Across The Universe, and even learned opera for her role as Veda Pierce in Mildred Pierce. But, she's never had a true breakout role as a singer — yet. That could change, based on Wood's earnest and very passionate vocal performance last night at L.A.'s Art of Elysium Heaven Gala. She took on '90s classics such as 4 Non Blondes' "What's Up" and Radiohead's "High And Dry." In a Moschino jacket and dramatic eye makeup, she seemed right in her element as a performer. Is Wood getting her voice in shape for a new role, for a nascent ScarJo-style singing career, or just for fun? We'll have to wait and see. For now, check out her drive home her best Linda Perry impression with "What's Up" below.
We're celebrating Labor Day weekend the only way we know how: with another dose of This Is Our Jam, a midweek mix of our favorite recent tracks. We’re starting things off with a psychedelic pop gem from Coves, a synth and gospel-driven track from Daniel Wilson, and an upbeat folk song from Field Report. We’re read
There are two ways to celebrate Labor Day weekend in New York City: escape to the beach or trek to Randall's Island and dance. The beach sounds relaxing, but there's always the risk of crowds. There's going to a crowd on Randall's Island, too, but this is one crowd you actually want to be in.
Beginning Friday, August read