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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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  • June

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

  • Someone

    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.

  • hrhkat

    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.

  • Yeaok

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

  • ff

    what the hell is she wearing?
    a nightgown

    she sounds drunk

    but she does sing better than cyrus

    i like taylors voice actually.

  • ff

    but yea she does look effed up

  • Jessica

    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.

  • luuuz

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

  • Natasha

    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….

  • Elisilla

    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.

  • Amanda

    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.

  • vannie

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

  • Lindsey

    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!!

  • Angel

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

  • me me me

    she has a decent voice.

  • Basement baby

    oh please…

  • Nina bum

    I like this. good rock voice!

  • Tralalalala

    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.

  • lyla

    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

  • tlt

    i like it!!

  • vanessa

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

  • lauren

    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!

  • ****

    Mini-Courtney Love everyone! How 1994 of her.

  • a.j.

    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.

  • blablablah

    what is the name of the song from this clip?

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

  • Jen

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

  • KJ

    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

  • Vestes de Cuisine

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

  • Katie

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

  • Kelseyy,

    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.

  • Jessica

    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.

  • Juliaarose

    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.

  • Juliaarose

    correction, at 15.

  • taylor

    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..

  • Gina

    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…

  • Gina

    woops, posted on the wrong post! ^^

  • omg…

    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