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News: Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen feels a song coming on. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Despite her platinum blonde hair, slender figure and innocent face, 19-year-old Taylor Momsen is not quite everyone's little sister, as she's portrayed in the popular teen television drama Gossip Girl.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 10:12am


As the weather becomes warmer, it's time to get out your shorts. Trainers are the footwear of choice with this look. This summer, pick a trendy pair to add spice to your outfit. And don't forget fun ankle socks!

Lakai MJ-5 (HK$520)

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Beat the Devil's Tattoo (Vagrant Records)

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

style meter

What's Hot

Sleeveless tailored jackets They won't suffocate you on a hot day, and look great over a ruffled top.

Rugby shirtdresses Replacing the polo dress for summer.

Jelly sandals Cute and perfect for rainy days. Check out Pedder Red's colourful styles.

Floral handbags Classics bags are timeless but printed florals are fun.

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

New Pants a fine fit

Peng Lei bought his first western bootleg cassette tape on the way home from school in Beijing one day in 1990. It was Bon Jovi. 'It was great to hear foreign music,' he says. 'But I didn't really like it.'

24 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Passion for music

Apart from playing with a grunge rock band, teacher Kenny Chan has produced an English solo album

A secondary school teacher was inspired by his students to release an album of English acoustic songs which are testimony to the passion for music his father passed on to him.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


Bubble: 5.15pm, City Hall (HD projection). Stephen Soderbergh's return to basics after the box-office triumph of Ocean's Twelve.

Tickets: 7.15pm, Cultural Centre. A joint effort by influential filmmakers Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami and Ken Loach.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Xie Tianxiao and Cold Blooded Animal

Xie Tianxiao and Cold Blooded Animal


(Scream Records)

29 May 2005 - 12:00am

Local indie band grows up

Many local indie bands are infamous for their immature recording technique. Revolver is trying to break the stereotype with their eponymous debut EP.

Made up of K (vocals, bass, keyboard), King (guitar, lap steel guitar) and 9 King (drums), Revolver has been playing at university gigs since the late 1990s.

23 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Forces of darkness

With their debut album release this month, local four-piece rock outfit Unixx are finally getting the attention they deserve.

Vocalist and guitarist Yung Chun-yin (aka Sean Prudent), has been making music with bassist Dickie Chan Kwok-wai since 1994. As members of seminal local band Nameless, they rocked the underground scene until the outfit split in 1996.

10 Dec 2004 - 12:00am


I'M EXTREMELY stingy when it comes to compilation albums but occasionally I'm willing to splash cash for some of them. 4766 Seconds: A Short Cut to Teenage Fanclub is one of the few I'd buy, as this can be seen as a learning opportunity.

6 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Brown Sugar

Vapour Trail Productions returns with a session of Brit pop, grunge, 'pop trash' and funk numbers from the 1960s and 70s. DJs Alok Leung from local band Slow Tech Riddim, Tom Howells from British band Kid Zero and Justin Chau from Six Ray Sun headline. Tonight, 10pm-late. 3/F Al Aqmar House, 30 Hollywood Road (opposite New York Fitness), Central. Free. Inquiries: 9526 0688

12 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

The Vines

Highly Evolved

(Capitol Records)

I have heard the future of rock'n'roll and its name is ... retro. Or the Vines, if you will. Hailed by critics worldwide as the next big thing, the Aussie power poppers are more like the one-before-the-last-medium-sized thing, reheated.

18 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam - Yield (Epic) Few and very far between are albums which do not put a note wrong, which cruise from first track to last with a smug grin, their makers knowing there is no musical crime they can be critically savaged for.

27 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Ratcat gives Asia a rap

ASIA was hit by feline frenzy this month as Australian pop-grunge sensation Ratcat made their second tour of the region, introducing a wild new sound: grunge-rap.

Before the band, which calls itself The Cat, left Hong Kong on their way to the Philippines International Music Festival, members Simon Day, Andrew Polin and Marc Scully told how grunge-rap developed in Australia.

22 May 1994 - 12:00am