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Taylor Momsen Is Pretty Reckless At The Annex

Taylor Momsen Is Pretty Reckless At The Annex

Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen and her band The Pretty Reckless rocked out the stage at hipster hot spot the Annex in New York’s Lower East Side on Tuesday night (May 5).

Concertgoer Rachel Sklar described, “I quite liked the speed and sound of their stuff, and Momsen can sing – she belts it out with a rough scratchy punk-rock voice that had a Courtney Love/Kim Carnes/Alannah Myles/Gwen Stefani/Hedwig feel. Plus good energy and presence, especially when you remember that she’s freaking SIXTEEN.”

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87 Responses to “Taylor Momsen Is Pretty Reckless At The Annex”

  1. 1
    Lisa Says:

    she sounds like ashlee simpson LOL

  2. 2
    cooh Says:

    another regular futureless band
    she sing pretty bad,leighton is so much better
    I don’t like taylor’s style,she is trying to be a bad girl but her face says something else,and she’s only 16,c`mon

  3. 3
    Ashley Says:

    She’s a trainwreck waiting to happen

  4. 4
    umm Says:


  5. 5
    cupcakes Says:

    I wonder what kind of home life this girl has. Does she attend school or is she just tutored on set? She’s always out late at night during weekdays.

  6. 6
    Nay Says:

    If I would have dressed like that at 16 my mum would have killed me.
    Nice to see she has a ‘cool’ mum who let’s her dress like a hooker!

    I also didn’t know it was a talent to sound like a drunk person, that was completely new to me!

  7. 7
    katelyn Says:

    i guess people cant see talent when they see it a little judgemental much? that was really good especially considering shes 16. wow good for her- music could use a raw & real feamle voice.

  8. 8
    Loly Says:


  9. 9
    Loly Says:

    or not. ahaha i didnt like it

  10. 10
    Peaches Says:

    hey, i think it´s a great concert(or what it was) i this she has a great voice.
    I mean, when you see it in Gossip Girl, it´s weir to see her ROCK!!

    i love it

  11. 11
    Jess Says:

    she’s still fifteen isn’t she?
    wow she’s really embracing her rock edge nowadays.
    still think she’s awesome on GG.

  12. 12
    omg Says:

    Poor girl trying too hard …
    She is desperately trying to be this “punk/rock girl”

  13. 13
    ela Says:

    has she drunk? nice voice, when she don’t shout..

  14. 14
    Savannah Says:

    She’s fifteen people! she turns 16 on july 26th. What she’s wearing is not even bad, seriously.. I’ve seen a lot worse on kids that are 13. But anyway, I really like her & her style & her i dont give a ******* attitude. I’m tired of these good girl actresses that just care about what people think, and they seem really fake. She’s actually being real, and I respect her a lot for that.

  15. 15
    Saudia Says:

    oh my word she’s a mess .. oh Taylor get rid of the eye liner and just act

  16. 16
    Jade Says:

    i just puke in my mouth, that was the most hideous voice ever, quit on the crack would ya?, she’s 15 … wow her mother should be so proud of her spawn, where are the kids protection when you need them?

  17. 17
    angell cakes Says:

    god why are people so judgemental!? i mean if the girl wants to sing, let her sing, if it makes her happy and shes having fun, why ruin that. if you dont think shes good then just dont listen!

  18. 18
    M Says:

    I like her voice :) But I don’t really like her performance here…

  19. 19
    cecile Says:

    first she’s not even 16, she’s 15 and she looks on drugs, yeah very Courtney Love actually. Poor girl, where is the Taylor from GG season 1 who looked like her age?
    her best look/hair cut was after the writers strike, she was so cute ! now…well… that’s too bad because i think she has a lot of talent, especially for being that young, she’s a good actress.

  20. 20
    LolaSvelt Says:

    Who knew she had a decen voice.

    There’s nothing wrong with what she’s doing. People want her to be scandalous when she’s pretty much the opposite. Times have changed.

  21. 21
    Kem Says:

    I think she sounds great! I like the melody of the songs too.

  22. 22
    S Says:

    Wow, I can’t get over how SERIOUSLY hypocritical some people are. Apparently, it’s only okay for some people to have fun when they’re young, while others like Taylor are only allowed to stay 13 forever. I’d like to see how perfect you were growing up (or if you’re still growing up). Give her a break!

    Taylor rocks and I’ll always be a fan of hers no matter what. She’s fearless.

  23. 23
    rob Says:

    I can understand people being concerned because it seems like her parents act more like pals than parents. What kind of future are they building for Taylor? Gossip Girl isn’t going to last forever.

  24. 24
    Hannah Says:

    She sounds amazing. And can we not turn this into a contest between Taylor and Leighton? They’re both doing completely different styles of music.

  25. 25
    kitz Says:

    She is only 16? She looks 35.
    Girl needs to get some sleep!

  26. 26
    Charlie Says:

    i actually thought it was pretty good for the kind of music they were aiming for. it’s not bad at all for a 15 year old.

  27. 27
    diana Says:

    Taylor’s only 15! She turns 16 in July!

  28. 28
    diana Says:

    Taylor’s only 15! She turns 16 in July!

  29. 29
    nicole Says:

    Okay, i actually love her but i feel that shes trying too hard.
    I dont usually see 16 year old girls wearing clothes like that and big high heel boots like that. Also she wears TONS of makeup.

    With that eyeliner is looks like she’s on drugs or something.

  30. 30
    nysro Says:

    At least she’s where I would like her… on her knees!!

  31. 31
    Oh Come Now Says:

    First of @ Loly: WTF is with this “first” ****? C’mon, really – a race to be the first poster with “first”? Seriously silly.

    She’s 16. She’s six-teeeeeen. She’s going to be 30 before she turns 17. Too old too quick. Just sad. Rotten parents allow this. Rotten, rotten, money hungry parents.

  32. 32
    Jen Says:

    i really admire taylor and shes my style icon
    but ya i think shes trying way 2 hard and shes growing up wayyy
    2 fast! shes only 15! hopefully she might slow down.

  33. 33
    nancy Says:

    wow, that actually sounds good!
    too bad she looks like she’s already 27 and worn out
    probably “fits” the image of a rocker

  34. 34
    athena Says:

    Yeah, she’s only sixteen….she has lots of freedom….what is she doing out late and on a stage belting out music….? I think either there are lies around about her age, or she’s emancipated from her parents, and don’t you have to be at least 16? She just turned 16, but still…she should be happy to wait to grow up and wear lots of caked makeup…but hey, by the time she gets 20 or 25, she’ll be incredibly jaded, and that would be a sad thing. I don’t care if she’s a model and act responsible…she’s still just a teenager.

  35. 35
    KAte Says:

    Well she’s not terribly original, but then again who is anymore?
    Her lyrics are filled with your typical teenage agnst, but she’s not bad. However, the girl is fifteen years old and it seems like she is trying way too hard to act like an adult. Scream singing “I really ******* love you” doesn’t make you sound mature. She’s definitely trying to immitate Shirley Manson and Courtney Love. But, she kind of falls flat in comparison because she in no way compares when it comes to their brilliant lyrics and vocal prowess.

  36. 36
    joss Says:

    umm next lindsay or britney?
    to me shes just a big mess
    and yah she can hv fun, shes only 15, but she should dress more her age, or at least stop putting so much make-up its making her look like shes 30

  37. 37
    whatever Says:

    umm yeah COURTNEY LOVE did this Sh*it YEARS AGO….freaking come up with something original ffs!

  38. 38
    TRUDAT Says:

    let this chic rock who she is.

    everyone wants to be a critic when we should let individuals be just that – an individual. its a beautiful thing…

  39. 39

    i def agree with ya TRUDAT…and angell cakes – leave that girl alone.

    art imitates life so who really is to say what ‘original’ is?

    shes doing her own thang and making that paper so rock it girl(well her parents making that paper until boo turn 18 but still)!!

    I know some folks rocked wayyy too much makeup at that age too so quit hatin on mini Love..

  40. 40
    brandi Says:

    ditto on that…but she is only 16 though.

  41. 41
    stevi Says:

    i agree…who cares?
    nothing is original anymore –
    shes rocks….most singers now cant sing anyhow – at least she dresses good.

  42. 42
    Simone Says:

    what the hell happened to her?
    She’s changed so much & seems so desperate to be punch or whatever that is. Seriously just stop now Taylor.

  43. 43
    Jodi Says:

    To my beliefs, she is growing up too fast. But that doesn’t give people the right to be hypocritical and judgemental. If she wants to sing, let her be. I love her voice, regardless on her look. She could tone it down a bit but she is great and I think you people are extremely immature for bashing her like this. Keep your horrid opinions to yourself if you don’t have anything good to say. Or keep your mouth closed because everyone has a freedom to do whatever they like, style wise, career wise. You might see her on television, on screen, but you don’t know what she’s like in real life. So don’t bash her if you haven’t met her in person. I bet she’s wonderful and her parents, too. Damn.

    Her make-up should tone down, and those high boots she was wearing at the show. But if you take that off and stuff, she looks normal. She is a teenage girl and what teenage girl isn’t going to have style? They make up their OWN wadrobe and little twist. Leave them be!!

  44. 44
    vickie Says:

    I like it! She’s got a good voice and a great presence!
    Plus, the song is awesome, it’s got good lyrics! If she makes an album, I’m totally in!

    I know she’s 15 and stuff but compared to Miley Cirus she ROCKS! Give her some credit please!

  45. 45
    laura Says:

    i thought she sounded really good..luv her!!

  46. 46
    vic Says:

    that was pretty bad.

  47. 47
    manying Says:

    she does sounded good..i love the hair!!!weeee…

  48. 48
    XI Says:

    she can sing and she don’t look that old.

  49. 49
    Robby rob rob Says:

    It doesn’t take a lot of talent to be a punk singer, especially these days…all I’m sayin’

  50. 50
    k Says:

    actually, she’s still 15. she doesn’t turn 16 till July. i just looked it up. and whoaaa…i’m older than her. mine’s on the 21st and her’s is on the 26th. weird cuz she looks older than me.

  51. 51
    June Says:

    Luv her voice! Cool tunes too! And I luv her style!!!!

  52. 52
    Someone Says:

    um, all you people saying she sucks and whaever are just jealous freaks. she’s on a successful show and apparently has a decent band and she’s fifteen! i say more power to her for being that fearless. she sounds pretty good here and i agree with the others who have said it’s stupid to compare her and leighton, i mean, they’re doing two entirely different styles of music and for different musical styles– shocker– different vocal styles are required. also, how much older is leighton than taylor? seven years or so? seven years= much more time for her to develop her voice. with the amount of acting talent and musical chops this girl has at fifteen, geez, as long as she doesn’t burn out (which, i admit, is unfortunately likely), she could have the world at her feet by twenty two.

  53. 53
    hrhkat Says:

    this girl is going to make lindsey lohan look like meryl streep…I see a future with DUIs, arrests, rehab and tv movies, if that. she looks like the love child of courtney love and dana plato…if she was still alive…
    someone needs to tell her that “rebelling” was so 2004, ho needs to clean that crap off her face, stick to acting, stop the singing and the partying and grow the f up.

    her clothes are hidious, and her hair is terrible, she should look 16 not 36 with 5 children and 4 ex husbands, and a meth problem.

  54. 54
    Yeaok Says:

    i am such a fan!! this girl is just experimenting with herself, let her *******, its her ******* life!

  55. 55
    ff Says:

    what the hell is she wearing?
    a nightgown

    she sounds drunk

    but she does sing better than cyrus

    i like taylors voice actually.

  56. 56
    ff Says:

    but yea she does look effed up

  57. 57
    Jessica Says:

    gosh, that picture of her in the top right is terrible. She looks so washed out and frankly, she looks like a wannabe drug addict. What is with that awful make-up? The eyeliner under her eyes looks like a middle schooler’s who is just starting to experiment with make-up.

  58. 58
    luuuz Says:

    she is like a skull!! she is sooo skinnyyyyy!!!! i think she needs a 15 years old life!!! and a sandwich

  59. 59
    Natasha Says:

    I think for someone with not a lot of experience she sounds pretty good! Thank god it is nothing like poptarts Spears or others in that category…..I like her and hope she does well and doesn’t fall into the trap that the other young stars do. Hopefully she can get past all that and not get too far under….

  60. 60
    Elisilla Says:

    So weird, i never expected that kind of music, i thought it was just her look (clothes)…

    I like the song. She doesn’t have a great voice but it’s ok.

  61. 61
    Amanda Says:

    whoa..who knew that voice came out of her.
    I’m surprised..she is actually quite good.!

    So is Leighton, when i first heard her in Drive Thru [movie]
    i was amazed…she has a very rocker voice aswell.

  62. 62
    vannie Says:

    She’s pretty good! But she does look older than her age!

  63. 63
    Lindsey Says:

    I actually think she has a good voice. I remember how cute she was when she sang in the movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Not quite the same thing, but she has obviously been able to sing since she was little.

    I do have to agree that if what you read about her in all the tabloids ends up being true, she may just be a wreck waiting to happen. Out of all the young actors from GG, I think Taylor has the best chance of becoming a drug addict of some type… and I’m not talking weed!!

  64. 64
    Angel Says:

    She’s really good! She has a powerful voice and she’s only 16 people! give her a break!

  65. 65
    me me me Says:

    she has a decent voice.

  66. 66
    Basement baby Says:

    oh please…

  67. 67
    Nina bum Says:

    I like this. good rock voice!

  68. 68
    Tralalalala Says:

    She’s trying way too hard with the “edgy rock-girl” schtik which is meant to distract the listener from her awful voice and the fact that the song itself is crap. Why do so many young actresses think they can be singers? Isn’t one job enough for your teens and early 20′s? IMO, unless an actor is also a gifted vocalist, they shouldn’t even try the music career because putting out a mediocre product, as a musician, just cheapens your whole appeal. In a way, it tarnishes your reputation as an actor. Look at ScarJo…beautiful woman, talented actress, terrible vocalist. After hearing some cuts off her album, her acting work, for me, is ruined forever.

  69. 69
    lyla Says:

    people who think, she’s “trying” to hard to be rock are stupid
    every rocker is trying to be rock
    yoú’re not born a “rocker” whatever that means
    she loves rock and she can sing
    maybe she loves that grunge look, there’s nothing wrong with that
    i like her better as a singer

  70. 70
    tlt Says:

    i like it!!

  71. 71
    vanessa Says:

    I adore her. Seriously she has a courtney love in the 90′s feel to her. I love this.

  72. 72
    lauren Says:

    shes freaking amazing and i love that shes out of the ordinary, teenie-bopper crap. people need to stop criticizing her on her style because its great that shes different than all the other teen stars. keep doing your thing taylor!

  73. 73
    **** Says:

    Mini-Courtney Love everyone! How 1994 of her.

  74. 74
    a.j. Says:

    She’s fifteen! FIFTEEN! No fifteen year old should be dressing like that. There’s plenty of time for those kind of clothes when she gets older.

  75. 75
    blablablah Says:

    what is the name of the song from this clip?

    I mean, is it some cover or something she wrote?

  76. 76
    Jen Says:

    I love her, her voice is great and I love her look and attitude. She’s a talent rising.

  77. 77
    KJ Says:

    She is amazing. If she’s just begining,
    her band’s gonna be big! lol.
    Did you all know she played Cindy Lou Hoo in the Grinch!?
    I know right!!
    i was shocked when i heard that.
    She’s amazingg!

    You all should look up the Love willows too.
    Tehir pretty tight

  78. 78
    Vestes de Cuisine Says:

    I can’t believe she’s only 16!! Hopefully she doesn’t end up in rehab!

  79. 79
    Katie Says:

    flippin yeah! go taylor…not all 15-16 year olds look like miley cyrus

  80. 80
    Kelseyy, Says:

    Wow, I love her style, but this just isn’t that great..
    I don’t know if I expected better.. but I did not expect THAT voice from her!
    It’s pretty good, it’s just…no who am I kidding, it’s not that good…
    She sounds like Ashlee Simpson but like 10 times worse and let’s face it, Ashlee Simpson is not that great of a singer to begin with.

    For her outfit, it’s super cute! It’s just she’s sixteen, and she’s performing at a rock concert.. so the heels? Probably not a good idea.. but hey, at least she’s got a cool style.

  81. 81
    Jessica Says:

    Correction. She’s only 15.
    She doesn’t turn 16 until July 26th.
    When I saw that she was still 15, I was like “wtff, Ariel is older than her.!”
    [[Ariel is my best friend, who turns 16 in a few weeks, && Taylor acts wayyyyy more mature than Ariel does.]]

    I love Taylor on Gossip Girl && everything, I like her music, but she is just way too mature for her age.
    @ 15 she doesn’t need to be wearing as much make-up as she does. I’m 17 && all I wear is eyeliner,eyeshadow,&& mascara. && it’s not even heavy.
    To me she looks like a mini Courtney Love…Let’s just hope she doesn’t end up like Courtney.

  82. 82
    Juliaarose Says:

    Okay, She’s damn good. I’m looking forward for The Pretty Reckless to have their cd come out. and when they do, IM BUYING IT! Taylor’s kicking ass, especially for 16. Maybe that song didn’t appeal to some of you, but “Zombie” by them, is effing epic. If you don’t like that either, whatever, they aren’t your style. Just stop friggin commenting about how “bad” it is and stuff. rude.

  83. 83
    Juliaarose Says:

    correction, at 15.

  84. 84
    taylor Says:

    I’m not against Taylor at all, I totally support her, but I think the poor girl has let fame get to her head and has been pressured into bad choices. I hope she gets fixed up. 15 years old. She used to be such a sweetie. Everyone else from Gossip Girl is.
    I wish her luck!
    She looks like Lady Gaga..

  85. 85
    Gina Says:

    Wow… She’s beautiful! And I love her music… I think she has a great personality, although she’s very young, she already knows who she is and what she wants… That’s what keeps a person grounded! My bet is, a few years from now, she’ll stop acting to focuse on her music, and I’m pretty sure she’ll be a very respected musician… The future will tell! ;-)

    And as for the “She’s 15 it’s inappropriate” comments… WHAT is it exactly that you people are complaining about?? She’s got a rocky hairdo, okay, ‘cos she’s a rocky chick… And she dresses very sexy, ok, but she’s a rock-star and this is only looks, not behavior! What has she DONE that anyone can complain about??

    Sorry to bring up Cyrus again, but while any of us should forgive ONE scandal of sexy/naked pictures leaking out (everyone makes mistakes, plus these kids are born in a different era, cameras and electronics everywhere, so some things seem natural to them that are not understandable for us… Like taking pics for their boyfriend ^^), on the other hand, I feel like those having an HABIT of scandals deserve much less mercy… Especially, taking a pic of yourself in a
    bikini for your bf is one thing, but mimicking a sx scene as in one of Cyrus’ recent photos that were leaked (photos that were shooted by her 30-something director… Yikes!), it’s a completely different thing!

    Taylor Momsen *dresses* sexy and that’s about it, so please relax, people! The girl wasn’t involved in a single scandal, she hasn’t even had one rumored boyfriend! Give her some credit…

  86. 86
    Gina Says:

    woops, posted on the wrong post! ^^

  87. 87
    omg... Says:

    taylor honey thats not rock…ur trying too hard but its just not happening!!!!!…mayb try singing something else…other than this…i think u;ll sound MUCH better

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