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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.”
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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
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Apr 22 LCD Soundsystems “The Last Goodbye” Tracklist (Plus We Spotified It For You)
It was all so celebratory and sad at the same time. Funky horns, full choirs, guest stars and friends, performer heavy stage, howling, rocking beats, along beautiful synth hooks and back beats, banks of computers, overflowing stage, singers and musicians crowding each other
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Apr 22 Must See: Ben Watt At Joe’s Pub This June
If you like the off balanced experimental soft machine without the machine sound that Wyatt has been playing for years, Watt continues the concept though he remains completely true to his own vision of it
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Apr 22 “A Haunted House 2″ Reviewed
Wayans and girlfriend Megan (Jaime Pressly) plus her two children (Ashley Rickards, Steele Stebbins) move to a haunted house with a creepy doll a la Twilight Zone has a sexual relationship with Damon (no really, very yucky)
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Apr 22 10 Songs, Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Story Of The Rockers – Gene Vincent – Lennon called the Beatles four Gene Vincents and here is one reason why, an ode to the progenitors of rock and roll and Gene snarls and roughens up all the way from Bill Hailey to the Beach Boys and ending with… Otis Redding! – B
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Apr 21 City Parks Foundation Summerstage 2014 Line Up!!!
Our good friend, the very wonderful Media Contact sin Hom-Gogolak of the City Parks Foundation’s Summer Stage is out on maternity leave till the end of May! Over the past four seasons, Sin has hooked us up every single time and we have taken great pride and pleasure in reviewing the many shows we’ve seen.
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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
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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?
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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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Chicks In The Pit: Females of The Hardcore Scene

grabbin’ ass in the name of punk
























MTv’s program Guy Code took on the topic of the rise in ‘cute girls’ at hardcore shows and used it as an opportunity to make some sexist statements and gain some much needed media attention.

The truth is there is a rise in girls at ‘punk’ shows as fans, as magnets they’re there and they’re pretty obviously with agenda.  I don’t consider modern day ‘punk’ punk at all, it is prepackaged sterilized pap for the Starbucks generation but this ‘harder rock’ scene is more than stoned boys in tank tops- it’s now cute girls in thigh highs and everyone is getting lucky because of it.  When you take the adrenaline pump of a hard rock beat and lacy garters its time to get laid in restroom- problem is most of these kids are so socially inept that they can only text each other about it- too shy to speak.

But fueled by Adderal and Dubra they boys are swarming and the girls are stoked.  The ‘selfie nation’ is alive and well and the mating dance now includes a circle pit and wall of death.  Girls have every right to be at a show- they have no business at all in the pit or even surfing the crowd.  As a punk girl purist I can assure you the best thing a girl can do is stand back to the wall watching the event with a smug expression- anything else is just silly looking and if you want someone to grab your ass there’s better ways than surfing.

I say good goin’ gals.. even though we all know you’re just there for the heavy concentration of boys.  Anyone who starts barking theyre their for the music is really just kidding themselves.

Heres the guy code smack by Ethan Fixell:

My opportunity to get to the bottom of this came when Brooklyn Vegan and Red Bull announced a surprise Pig Destroyer performance at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar. Once again, my experience-based assumptions were wrong, as neither chaos nor sausage were in excessive abundance at the door. Within a minute of entering the club, I met Sarabeth and Noa, two cute women who were also quick to support my hypothesis: “Oh, I definitely think the [girl-to-guy] ratio is evening out,” said Noa.

The change isn’t lost on the bands, either. Pig Destroyer bassist John Jarvis told me that while working at the Summer Slaughter Tour (featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan and Cattle Decapitation), he “never saw so many beautiful women before,” also noting happily that “side boob seemed to be a popular theme.”

Even Jeff, a bouncer at Saint Vitus, has noticed a change in crowd composition in just the two years he’s worked there. “There are more and more women at these shows. Especially more single women in groups. In fact, I’m trying to get laid tonight.”



Pissed Jeans Rule the Earth

In an alternate universe people in USA mirror world with better taste in music, Pissed Jeans call to disarm "I don't bother" wouldn't resonate with this generation the way "Nevermind" did with their parents. Though even in that alternate Earth, Pissed Jeans lack of seriousness? More like self-importance would hurt them.


Pissed Jeans To Play Bowery Ballroom April 13th!

Nearly a year ago I went to a very good hardcore show at Le Poisson Rouge,  Ceremony were headlining but everybody involved was the cream of the crop. Just one of those perfect evenings you get from time to time. And the best of the best were Pissed Jeans. A band who satiric bite and tuneful horror show needs no introduction to rock nyc readers.