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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.”
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
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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
Posted 22 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
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
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
Posted 21 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
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.
Posted 21 April 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment

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Cuz There Aren’t Enough Books About KISS Yet, ‘Nothin’ To Lose: The Making Of KISS (1972-1975)’

560 pages of KISS- o-belia.  As the title of this Ken Sharp book notes these are the ‘formative’ years for the legendary band KISS.  There are only so many ways to tell a storpy before it becomes a farce.  What can be offered up as ‘new’ after all these years?

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FIDLAR Covers The Descendents For Milo Aukerman’s 50th Birthday

Milo Aukerman, the lead singer of the punk rock band the Descendents, is turning 50 on January 1st, and Filter magazine is releasing its 50th issue at the same time! With the famous cartoon drawn by longtime Descendents artist Chris Shary on the cover, the Filter people have decided to celebrate with free music, or rather a full album of Descendents covers by some of their favorite bands. The album will feature 14 cover songs by hot bands such as The Henry Clay People, Good Riddance, FIDLAR, Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Thrillionaire, Milo Greene, Mike Watt, Edsel, Teen, The Bronx, The Babies, Tijuana Panthers, Bobby Birdman and YACHT.

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Rachel Brown’s ‘Four Leaf Clovers’, A Song From Her Debut Album ‘Building Castles’

This new song ‘Four Leaf Clovers’ by Rachel Brown is a bouncy folky tune with her clear and youthful voice hip hoping over percussion and world music fusion that made a stop in Caribbean islands. It is as sun-kissed as a Jack Johnson melody although it is done with less guitar but more rhythmic voices and syncopated African pulse, that could have come from the deepest rainforest.

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