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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.
Posted 15 April 2014 by Mary Magpie  Add comment
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.
Posted 15 April 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
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
Posted 14 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
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.
Posted 14 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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Posts Tagged ‘Live On Stage’

Echo Park Rising, Saturday August 17th 2013, Photo Journal

the anticipation appears overwhelming…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Music festivals can be overwhelming, so many bands to see and so little time, but this Echo Park Rising  just went to an extreme rarely reached! Imagine hundreds of bands playing in at least 17 different Echo Park locations, along Sunset Boulevard! How do you cover that? I hesitated between seeing as many bands as possible, and switching from one place to another before watching a band finish its set, or seeing just a few and watching their whole set each time? I stayed for bands’ entire sets on Saturday and ended up watching 10 bands, but I am gonna try the other way on Sunday, because it was just so frustrating! The whole afternoon, I was going from the Echo to the Echoplex to the Echo Patio to the Taix restaurant’s Champagne Room to the outdoor stage, but I missed so much! I didn’t have time to check out what was happening at Origami Vinyl, Lolipop Records, Lot 1 or any of the cafes, which were also hosting music.

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Joyce Manor at the El ‘N’ Gee August 16th, 2013

moshin’ mo’fo’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went to the best show of the entire summer, no, of the year, last night.

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The English Beat at the Twilight Concert Series on Thursday August 15th 2013

rough riders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The English Beat’s performance at the Twilight Concert Series on the Santa Monica Pier was madness, the crowd got so rowdy that I saw some people, who had saved their front row spot hours ahead of the show, just give up and move away from the stage to watch the concert from afar, letting plenty of room for a few opportunists. Alcoholic beverages may have been forbidden on the pier, but it didn’t prevent some guys to get drunk and a fight almost started behind me while singer/guitarist Dave Wakeling and the other members of the band were preaching peace and love to the crowd.

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