About Nicole

Nicole’s job as a music buyer is just one reason we want to steal her iPod. Her love of hip-hop and show tunes (but not hip-hop show tunes) combined with her inventive dance moves (sexy robot, anyone?) and amazing voice also make this secretly shy Buffalo native a karaoke genius. With a love of Korean food, RuPaul and bargain shopping, you never know what awesome direction a conversation with Nicole may take. And she has an amazingly cute dog whose name is Megabite!

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Tacocat Makes Me Kind of Want to Ride the Crimson Wave

Tacocat Makes Me Kind of Want to Ride the Crimson Wave

Let’s be real. Very few women look forward to their monthly visit from the bloody cosmos, save possibly an old hippie somewhere who feels at one with the moon (much respect to you tho, old hippie lady). Adorably palindromic Seattle band Tacocat actually kind of makes me psyched about surfing the old crimson wave, thanks(…)

Beyonce Merch. So Necessary.

Beyonce Merch. So Necessary.

Was there an album before Beyonce? Will there be an album after Beyonce? As far as I’ve been concerned for the past couple months, the answer is NO. “Surfboard I woke up like this pretty hurts JEALOUS watermelon” is basically what my thoughts sound like always. And yes, I would like to wear my Beyonce(…)

Somang Keratin Silkprotein Hair Pack = Korean Hair Magic!

Somang Keratin Silkprotein Hair Pack = Korean Hair Magic!

This, my friends, is a hair product I’m PSYCHED about. I’m in desperate need of a hair cut – split ends, dryness, frizziness, limp locks – and it ain’t pretty. I’ve got one scheduled, but not for another week and yesterday, I didn’t think I could go another day with my busted ass horse’s mane.(…)

Back in the Day: The Rhythm of the Hot Dog

Back in the Day: The Rhythm of the Hot Dog

Today, a Simian Mobile Disco song jogged my memory about this old school playground jam. Then, I got to Googling it and found this Sesame Street clip from the ’80s that I totally remember! Notice how these adorable girls take time out of their busy hand-clapping schedule to help the tinier adorable girl learn the(…)

The Most Delicious Beer = Bees in the Trappe

The Most Delicious Beer = Bees in the Trappe

  A month or so ago, I attended the awesome Village Voice Brooklyn Pour – an event I highly recommend if you enjoy drinking beer. I tasted lots and lots of delicious beers, ciders and other concoctions throughout the day, but the last taste of the afternoon – Grimm Artisanal Ale‘s Bees in the Trappe(…)

Buddy X: 1992 Female Power Anthem

Buddy X: 1992 Female Power Anthem

There is a severe lack of information about “Buddy X” on the internet and I’m here to help change that. Neneh Cherry is still making moves musically – last year, she joined up with Norwegian/Swedish experimental jazz group The Thing to record The Cherry Thing – a stunning, avant-garde collection of covers from artists like MF(…)

Don’t Wake Up Each Morning with Fear in Your Heart? ALARMclock Can Help!

Don’t Wake Up Each Morning with Fear in Your Heart? ALARMclock Can Help!

This little box might look cute, but be aware that it potentially contains your own personal vortex of anxiety. This, ladies and gentlemen is the ALARMclock…ALARM being the operative word. If you’re a standard New Yorker (or so I tell myself to feel better), you probably wake each morning thinking about money, health woes, work(…)

The Realness of the Goodfellas Soundtrack

The Realness of the Goodfellas Soundtrack

Goodfellas is my favorite movie – and no small part of my favor lies in the absolute genius of the soundtrack. There are few films that have used music to such an artistic advantage – off the top of my head, Boogie Nights, Pulp Fiction, Romeo + Juliet, Casino are a few that have only(…)

For the Holiday Music Averse: This Jam from Dent May

For the Holiday Music Averse: This Jam from Dent May

    I, and I like to think all reasonable people, hate the fact that holiday music has been blaring from FM stations and department store sound systems since OCTOBER. It’s now November, and though I still don’t think Christmas music is appropriate for mass-consumption until after Thanksgiving, I’ve been revisiting some vaguely-holiday classics –(…)

Orange Is the New Black: A Fairly Healthy Addiction

Orange Is the New Black: A Fairly Healthy Addiction

Not since Breaking Bad have I felt as addicted to a show as I did with Orange Is the New Black. The Regina Spektor theme song, the loveable/hateable characters, the intense plot – I just needed to know what happened next! Yes, I have issues with it. Namely: Laura Prepon’s eyebrows, the number of times(…)