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Apr 21 Record Store Day At Amoeba (And Other Places)
I went to three record stores on Record Store Day and drove by two others and, from what I saw, I can tell it was a total success! After visiting Record Parlour for a performance by Alexandra and the Starlight band, I headed up to Amoeba a few blocks away
Posted 21 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Apr 21 The Chrissie Hynde Interview…But Not With Us
Chrissie has been an icon and one of the handful of women with earned respect in the entire rock world. She has held it together with bad ass appeal and beauty of conviction. Every girl should aspire to be her, no one holds a candle to her.
Posted 21 April 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Apr 21 Fireworks’ “Oh, Common Life” Reviewed
Their childhood calls back to them and they want to return to it, like a rug that stops the door for slamming. What’s wrong with the guy? Why this upsetting, heartbroken song after song after song? Some girl?
Posted 21 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 21 Alexandra And The Starlight Band At The Record Parlour For Record Store Day
If their style was classic rock and blues, with a large dose of soul, or even a gospelic twist assured by the vocals of their back up singer, their attitude was a powerhouse. They seemed to be well aware they were playing the real thing
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Apr 21 Could It Be? ‘Soul Train’ on Broadway!
Consider Rock of Ages the inspiration for the latest thought headed to Broadway. That infamous dance show “Soul Train” could be chuggin down the great white way sooner than you think.
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Apr 21 Duck Sauce’s “Quack” Reviewed
Take any song out of Quack out of context and it will work as pretty fun dance, many of these racks were fun singles, but when you sit and listen it as an album you their jokiness because smugness
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Apr 21 That Was The Week Of April 14th, 2014, That Was
It is all very well for the Yanks to reel off 5 wins in row but whither the Knicks? No playoffs and check this out, owned by a Russian and in their second year have made the playoffs. Enough already Dolan, give the Knicks to J Lo along with the Fuse. She can’t do any worse.
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Apr 21 UK Top 10 Albums 4-26-14
Paolo Nutini is the male Amy Winehouse without the US breakthrough, though this excellent retro soul album should do the trick for him. Not sure when it is released Stateside but it is a goodie.
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Apr 21 UK Top 10 Singles 4-26-14
A chick soul singer from Australia, a chick pop singer from Sweden, Pharrell, Lengen and Aloe, and the rest is bass and drums.
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Apr 21 10 Songs, Monday, April 21st, 2014
Let Me Down Easy – Betty Lavette – I had my doubts about this soul icon till I saw her at Summerstage last year where I found myself completely impressed. This soulful r&b sounds classic to these ears – A-
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Apr 20 ’50 Shades of Black’ The Album Cover Art Of Shepard Fairey At Subliminal Projects
‘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.’
Posted 20 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Apr 20 KISS and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Via Ace Frehley
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.
Posted 20 April 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Apr 20 Is Made In America the Beginning Of Downtown LA Rave Parties?
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.
Posted 20 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Apr 20 Thursdays Rainforest Fund Benefit Had Some Set List
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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Apr 20 Prince’s “The Breakdown” Reviewed
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.
Posted 20 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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Not With The Band: Richard Dawkins, Elvis Presley And Why I Prefer My Musicians Faithless

Richard Dawkins

You have to excuse me, but I just met the great Richard Dawkins, the famous biologist-evolutionist and I even talked to him! So I would find any excuse to write about him on a music blog… There is actually a story in his new book ‘An Appetite for Wonder’ that has a music connection, and it concerns Elvis Presley.

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