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Apr 15 Be Here Now; New Album Releases Snapshot Reviews 4-15-14
Built On Glass – Chet Faker – Aussie trip hop mood guy and very very good as well. This album works as sonic sound ambient deep beats thing and works as song, song after song. I bet it sounds awesome with beats: it’s like the percussion reverberates in the back of your head while the songs settle in the front – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+
Posted 15 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 15 Ed Sheeran ft Pharrell Williams “SING” Reviewed
I love when Sheeran raps, and though he doesn’t quite get there in this tune, but gets really close. I love it. It has a definite Justin Timberlake-vibe, dancey and upbeat but complex and funky.
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Apr 15 EELS ‘Mistakes of My Youth’ , Video Review
the typical boy smoking, drinking, spray painting, fighting and making out with a homeless girl. You know what every 12 year old boy does while on his bike in Idaho or wherever the hell this was filmed
Posted 15 April 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Apr 15 Unlocking the Truth, Best Band Of Coachella 2014
It is hard to believe such darkness can come from 12 year-old kids (I read that they are in 7th grade!), but frontboy Malcolm Brickhouse was playing a mean guitar while being scarier than Ozzy even in his younger days
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Apr 15 Fourteen Fine Tunes from 2014
Rachael Price, the great granddaughter of Seventh Day Adventist leader George McCready Price, is a superb vocalist and this song has a ‘70s classic pop structure. This is a band that displays retro influences without smelling like a pet rock.
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Apr 15 Not With The Band: Is The End Of The Big Festivals Coming Soon?
Every year they have to top the previous year. A few years ago we had the Tupac hologram, and what could be next? More celebrities paid to pause for selfies with complete strangers? Looking at my Twitter feed, people really love those! In fact some people go to Coachella just for the celebrity sightings.
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Apr 15 Must See: Bucky Pizzarelli At The Cutting Room Early May 2014
When it comes to Living Legends, Bucky Pizzarelli is up there in Tony Bennett land, the master seven string guitarist, swinger par excellence jazz man, former (are you ready for this name?) Benny Goodman sideman, and all round good guy
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Apr 15 “Captain America The Winter Soldier” Reviewed
It is an OK ride, lotsa action, some real emotion, but Chris just isn’t the Captain, he is the bratty Human Torch and it is a major piece of miscasting at the heart of the movie.
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Apr 15 Some Quotes From Chrissie Hynde’s Mail On Sunday Interview
Me? I love the 62 year old superstar Chrissie. Did I ever tell you about the time I nearly met her at a party in 1979? Remind me to get round to it -though come to think of it there isn’t that much to the story
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Apr 15 10 Songs, Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Main Theme From Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye – Blaxploitation, smaxploitation, the horn that haunts this theme to the movie of the same man, is a meeting of r&b and jazz of the first order and a game changer – A
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Apr 14 The Used, The Webster Hartford CT Friday April 11th, 2014
I wasn’t sure if the acoustics in the venue were bad or the sound guy messed up, but I found that I was struggling to hear him. What I could make out was good, smooth and clear vocals that were worth struggling to hear. The man’s downfall was he was a bit arrogant.
Posted 14 April 2014 by Mary Magpie  Add comment
Apr 14 Radio for a Wide Range: The Texas Music Hour of Power
The program is an eclectic mixture of Texas legends (Nelson, Bob Wills, Ray Price), one hit wonders, and rarities. Rock, blues, country, and Tejano music are all part of the mix, with the emphasis being on rocking fun
Posted 14 April 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Apr 14 Streaming Day 2 Of Coachella 2014
A great advantage of this Coachella-in-your-living-room is the ability to switch from one stage to another at the click of the mouse, the stream is not even buffering and only for this it’s worth it, as they have greatly improved the technology
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Apr 14 Alternative Press Offers You “The 10 Commandments of Show Going”
I see no need to tip the merch dude who takes 20 min to throw me a t-shirt while staring down the boobs of a 14 year old girl. I will tip a merch person who actually provides customer service, the rest can piss off.
Posted 14 April 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Apr 14 Wilko Johnson And Roger Daltrey’s “Going Back Home” Reviewed
This is a steamroller of an album, half an hour of heads down no nonsense rhythm and scowl. Daltrey is amazing on a four song run to end the album and Wilko is a study in swift, clean guitar parts.
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Posts Tagged ‘Hardcore’

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.

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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.

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