Recent Posts

Apr 16 Rufus Wainwright At The Town Hall, Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, Reviewed
Well hold on one minute here Rufus: I already paid $100 for a ticket, why would I wanna spend more? And even if I did, why would I wanna be hustled all night about it? He’s like a stripper trying to get you into the champagne room
Posted 16 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 16 “Violet” At The Roundabout Theatre Reviewed
The score of Violet (music by Jeanne Tesori, book and lyrics by Brian Crawley) melds bluegrass, country, Memphis blues, and rousing gospel. The set design by David Zinn features the look of a mid-century rustic bus station, all in blues. The orchestra is onstage throughout the show
Posted 16 April 2014 by Paula Iwamoto-Schaap  Add comment
Apr 16 Conor Oberst Live At Gigstock Reviewed
It’s gorgeous and heartfelt, a slow ballad that’s heartbreaking and proves that the man still knows exactly how to play a song so that it tugs at your heartstrings. His guitar skills are phenomenal, and he seems to be more charismatic in his performance than usual.
Posted 16 April 2014 by Mary Magpie  Add comment
Apr 16 In Music, Repetition Always Makes Things Better
I have more than once complained about certain music being too repetitive, ‘Music is about repetition’ answered me Iman a long time ago. Yes, he was right, and this new study demonstrates it even more. Dr. Elizabeth Margulis
, associate Professor at Peabody Conservatory of Music at Columbia University decided to do a simple experiment
Posted 16 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Apr 16 Morrissey: “World Peace is None of Your Business” New Details!
Year of Refusal was a peach though, so I wont cry too hard. But with a lack of label, morons like Amanda Palmer offering advise and some odd and numerous health issues its a wonder there was any more to be had from the quiffed wizard.
Posted 16 April 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Apr 16 The Black Keys Share New Single… Share????
The Black Keys wanna share their new album and after they’re finished sharing their new album, they wanna invite you to their concert. Because in 2014, Black keys are your Facebook friendly twitter following buddies.
Posted 16 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 16 When Kurt Cobain Met William S. Burroughs
Most importantly, I wanted you to know that this request is not based on a desire to exploit you in any way. I realize that stories in the press regarding my drug use may make you think that this request comes from a desire to parallel our lives. Let me assure you that this is not the case
Posted 16 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Apr 16 Robert Cray Band’s “In My Soul” Reviewed
Cray sounds soulful but distracted on “Fine yesterday” and neutrally intense on the more bluesy Isaac Hayes “Your Good Thing Is Going To End”. The beat drags a little. The Booker T tribute “Hip Tight Onions” pumps that organ real well and holds a groove for every single minute but it is the exception not the ru
Posted 16 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 16 James Blunt Calls Out Damon Albarn
“I was just the only one who didn’t hide my accent. I mean, come on, Damon Albarn, he’s right up there. He’s got an orchard full of plums in his mouth and a silver spoon stuck up his arse.”
Posted 16 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 16 Lily Allen Dedicates SheezusTo Amy Winehouse
One of the most difficult things to grasp about drug addiction is that it actually is a real disease and while it feels like a disease you have control over , that control is like cancer remission. Addicts go into remission. And sometimes they never get sick again and sometimes they do and sometimes they die.
Posted 16 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Apr 16 10 Songs, Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
West Coast – Lana Del Rey – You know Lana believes this to be the Summer Blockbuster movie of singles with extended lyrical breaks, tempo changes and way too high in the mix drums. And she may be right – B-
Posted 16 April 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
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
Posted 15 April 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment

Previous Articles

Posts Tagged ‘Pop-rock’

Nat and Alex Wolff of The Naked Brothers Band went Indie?!

Excuse me? Hold on, and where the fuck was I?!

I am going to sound like a total dweeb and/or tween right now (it seriously kills me inside,) but I was going through a bunch of old mixed CDs I made through out the years, laughing at all the Gwen Stefani, Ashlee Simpson, and Japanese J-pop I had on there, and I came across a song called “I Don’t Want To Go To School.” That’s when I started laughing hysterically at myself, remembering how obsessed I was with these guys. No, they weren’t grubby, unwashed, lonely, hot and drunken rock stars.No, they were Nat and Alex Wolff from the 2005-2009 popular Nickelodeon showThe Naked Brothers Band.


Ten Years Vamp – Ing: Their Time Is Coming

Why a certain band makes it and another doesn't is a matter for conjecture though if Ten Year's Vamp doesn't crack the charts, I'll be surprised. And I will also pinpoint the problem: TYV are a mainstream rock-pop band who need a major label to push em.

Lead by Debbie Gabrione, the Albany, New York band come across as a dance rock mash up but their abilities lie in rock and roll. Debbie is a powerful singer who feels trifled with when she sings ballds, she strains to resist rocking out; in the hard fast number she seems to explode out at you.


William Beckett, “Ordinary World”

First off, I forgot how much I loved this song.  Its a total tear jerker.  I never liked Duran Duran, the original creators of this ditty but I did adore this song.  William Beckett, the former lead of The Academy Is…seems to take away some of the flash and add an almost melancholy to it.

The Academy Is..  has broken up leaving its charismatic leader band less.  With guitar and a LayZ Boy chair he certainly brings a new element to this song.  I cant help but wonder what will he do now?  I mean I don't think making youtube videos in your bedroom is a moneymaker… well not if your singing cover songs.

I hope.  I hope William Beckett gets on board with a new band.  I sorta dig him after seeing this.  Hes more mature but still vulnerable.  Very catchy and a great growth spurt for a great song.