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Apr 23 Arcade Fire Take Over Los Angeles (And My Life) On Monday
You could win tickets by listening to Alt 98.7 all day. Great! Another opportunity for unemployed people who can listen to the radio all day long and spend the whole day hooked on the busy tone of their smart phone. This is nothing new, a lot of ‘secret show’ giveaways work this way
Posted 23 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Apr 23 Suicidal Tendencies’ “Slam City” Video Reviewed
Dated and old using ‘slam’ as its hook shows these guys are too old for new music. They’re out of touch. First off who the hell says ‘slam’ anymore anyway?
Posted 23 April 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Apr 23 Different Songs With The Same Name, Part II
As attentive readers know, the theme of this piece is great songs by different artists that share the same title. In the first article on this subject, we learned to “Walk Like a Man” with The Four Season and Bruce Springsteen (but forgot Grand Funk), we observed “Love Is All Around” from the Troggs and Joan Jett, and we were infatuated with “Starry Eyes” by The Records and Roky Erickson.
Posted 23 April 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Apr 23 Record Store Day, The New Opportunity To Make Money
If you go on eBay, you will find tons of items already on sale! The Cake 12” vinyl box set for $499.99 (original price $124.99), R.E.M. Unplugged RSD vinyl box set $499.99 (original price $89.98), Crosley Peanuts Cruiser turntable $299.99 (original price $119), LCD Soundsystem ‘The Long Goodbye’ 5LP Box set $235.24 (original price $129.98),
Posted 23 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Apr 23 “Imagine The Band,” A Mashup From Hell
The video helps of course, to take the edge off of it all but it not only is simply bad- its confusing. Since your brain can clearly point out the two songs it almost feels like you have too many windows open on your computer. There is no binding factor.
Posted 23 April 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Apr 23 The Orwells Bite The Arctic Monkeys That Feeds Em
“You can reach that level without turning into that. Like Nirvana played bigger shit than that and it’s probably a different show every night. You don’t have to take that route, you can get that level of success with those size venues, that sort of thing, but still treat is as a spontaneous show at a small club.”
Posted 23 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 23 How To Write For A Music Blog
If you write all day every day you are a writer and if you are anything like me there is no greater reward in life. I write more than I do anything else, I write significantly more than I read or speak, anything except listen to music.
Posted 23 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 23 The A+ List 4-24-14
The Love Bug – George Jones – Wayne Kemp, country journeyman, wrote it and George Jones got it right; a smashing, lighthearted romp with love is a disease undertones riddling into the perfect lick. Jones vocal is a masterclass in Williams generation country singing.
Posted 23 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 23 10 Songs, Wednsday, April 23rd, 2014
Text Me In The Morning – Neon Trees – This defines the bands main problem, they have life and they have an idea, but they don’t have a strong and they miss out on the execution – C+
Posted 23 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 22 Tickets On Sale Tomorrow Wednesday, April 23rd for Coldplay At The Beacon, May 5th
TICKET INFO FOR THE NYC SHOW We can exclusively reveal that tickets for Coldplay’s 05 May show at the Beacon Theatre in New York, USA will go on sale at 10am ET on Wednesday, 23 April from here
Posted 22 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 22 Be Here Now – Snap Shot Reviews Of New Album Releases 4-22-14
Jason Molina, the late singer songwriter, completely passed me by at the time, but he was something special if this sprawling somewhat epic album. A benefit covers album by alt and indie bands headed by Jim James, whose two tracks are outstanding. The title track and the other, with Bro. Stephen, the breathtaking “Almost Was Good Enough”. But there is a lot more as well, not least the other members of his band, Memorial Electric Co. ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A-
Posted 22 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 22 Boy George and The Black Lips, “Bang A Gong”, Reviewed
Losing the vocal forces us to only endure the visual aspect of this collaboration from hell. The Black Lips are nothing more than a bar band. Non-descript , drum guitar bass for the bland set.
Posted 22 April 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Apr 22 2014 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Details Released
“This year the theme is more obvious than in all the years prior. Being that The Ramones were born in 1974, this year we’ll be celebrating not only the birthday of Jeff Hyman, we’ll be celebrating the birth of Joey Ramone, as well.”
Posted 22 April 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Apr 22 Not With The Band: A New Poll About Music Reveals Nothing And Worst
Let’s see: How do you most often listen to music? 49% the radio? I had a hard time to believe this one, and this revealed right away the age of the people who answered this survey, what about 50s-60s old guys and gals?
Posted 22 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Apr 22 What All Bearded Musicians Should Know
Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam to Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington, Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham, Ray LaMontagne, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Alex Ebert, Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach
Posted 22 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment

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Posts Tagged ‘Blues’

Tomas Doncker’s Video For “Spoonful” Shoots Up The Sugar!!!

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On the hottest day of the year a month ago, Tomas Doncker was on Myrtle Avenue filming the promotional video for his cover of “Spoonful”: a fully fledged blues outbreak that has to be heard to be believed. And now you can and watch Doncker looking much like Howling Wolf himself, playing electrifying guitar solos with a glare to his eyes. Tomas signs his emails with word “peace” but there is no  peace in this video.


Tomas Doncker Celebrates Howling Wolf’s Birthday By Releasing Six Song EP!

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Today is  Howling Wolf’s 103rd birthday and in celebration Tomas Doncker is releasing a  six song EP and it is terrific. One original, “Shook Down” by Doncker and Award winning Poet Yusef Komunyakaa , one instrumental by Doncker band harp player David Barnes “Blind Melon Morpheus (missed the train)” and four covers from the great bluesman’s catalog.


Must See: Buddy Guy At BB Kings In June 2013

I don't see how Buddy Guy could be any better Friday night at MSG, I am not exaggerating when I call Buddy and BB King far and away the best thing about the Clapton Benefit. With 30 plus blues greats in the room, Guy came out on top with a blistering and brilliant set. When he stopped a jam mid song because there wasn't enough time, the entire audience gasped in disappointment.