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’50 Shades of Black’ The Album Cover Art Of Shepard Fairey At Subliminal Projects

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‘I have 50 pieces that are on LPs that I have collaged on top of and printed new images. I have put all my favorite records in a record store installation in the space with two turntables. People can take any of my records, whether it’s rare, whether it’s signed, listen to it and hopefully put it back.’

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KISS and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Via Ace Frehley

Aces Expression Sums It Up

There is nothing less macho than being that vague. Ace having an opinion is fabulous. Ace not getting to the point is lame. But this is over now. You wont hear anything more from KISS for a very long time.

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Is Made In America the Beginning Of Downtown LA Rave Parties?

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More and more EDM DJs every year? EDM promoters have had some difficulties to find a venue around LA, and since the Los Angeles State Historic Park (home of Hard Summer and Insomniac) is currently closed for renovation, it is crucial for them to find a new venue, and that’s why the EDM promoters are all eyes for Grand Park.

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Thursdays Rainforest Fund Benefit Had Some Set List

what a swell benefit it was

It almost seemed as if the organizers were engaged in some kind of contest to see how many genres they could jam into one night. The songs bounced from opera (Ms. Fleming on “O Mio Babbino Caro” and “La Ci Darem La Mano,” aided by Sting) to jazz (Chris Botti on Miles Davis’ Sketches of Spain”) to township jive (Paul Simon on “Graceland”).

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Prince’s “The Breakdown” Reviewed

Another rotten Prince song

Prince doesn’t use his falsetto but he does manage to go higher and lower and the same time (up for “Keep breaking me” and down for “down”), the band sound fabulous and sure it is better than the execrable Zooey duet. But I hope to never hear it again.

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Television Lite: April 21st – April 24th, 2014

this is.. Chromeo

We should be headed in to the days of reruns soon-but until then late night TV is alive and well and …well awful. Foster The People and Neon Trees? Proving that we are too tired and too distracted to care what we watch anyway.

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Active Viewin’: rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of April 21st, 2014

Hot hippy

At 75 years of age, Peter Stampfel’s latest song, on cooler than we are Don Giovanni Records, “NSA Man” finds the former hippie violinist folkie as great as ever. The new album is gonna kill it, I promise and the opportunity to see him in the cramped Mercury Lounge on Thursday is a huge huge thrill.

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For No Viable Reason Except That Some Of Em Are Rock Stars: Lindsay Lohan’s Lovers

Touched Up

“You know what? I am going to get serious for a minute. And I know we have to do this quickly because I know we don’t have a lot of time. That was actually my fifth step in AA at Betty Ford and someone, when I was moving, must have taken a photo of it so that’s a really personal thing.”

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Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases For 4-22-14

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The Pains etc would get a lot further with me if they were either better or had a shorter name and Sebastian Bach? Keb Mo? Kelis? Eels? I am in wait and seek mode. Which leaves me with UK folkies To Kill A King, mostly because Cannibals With Cutlery is a great name for an album

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10 Songs, Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Hip Hop Hero

Nas Is Like – Nas -Never a huge fan and post Illmatic even less so, but this track thrills me, the scratchy title chorus is addictive and the “half a man, half a mazing” is a mantra for the new age – A

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Here at Easter Time — Jesus Christ Superstar

Too much heaven on our mind

“Hosanna, Hey Sanna, Sanna Sanna Ho, Sanna Hey Sanna Ho San-na! Hey JC, JC, won’t you smile at me? Sanna Ho Sanna Hey, Superstar!” The heart lifts.

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Real Friends Worcester Palladium MA Tuesday April 15th 2014

Real Friends Elsewhere

It was the craziest crowd I’d seen in a really long time. The passion of the fans mixed with the energy and the thumping background music they had, it was intense and I was glad I wasn’t in the crowd because I would’ve been terrified

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Carlene Carter At Amoeba, Wednesday April 16th 2013, Reviewed

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At Amoeba, with the only help of her acoustic guitar and strong smoky voice, she played most of the songs alone, songs such as ‘Little Black Train’, Give Me The Roses’ – a song about how she wants to live her life, she added, ‘give me the roses while I am alive’.

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The Greatest Generation World Tour At Best Buy Theater, Thursday, April 17th, 2014, Reviewed

Silent as the Pastor reads the eulogy

This matters because it goes to the heart of this young, working class, personal well past solipsism rock band. Campbell’s poetics are works of imagery not metaphor. His words are so very very subjective and they are real acts of dramatic license

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