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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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Last Salute To The Blank Generation: My Top Seven Songs Of the ’70s

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7. “Blank Generation,” Richard Hell and the Voidoids. In 1959, Bobby McFadden, who provided the voice to Franken Berry in the ‘70s, and poet Rod McKuen released a novelty single titled “The Beat Generation,” about the low budget hipster lifestyle. Richard (Meyers) Hell reworked the tune, playing “Blank Generation” in an early version of Television and with the non-Petty Heartbreakers in 1976. Released with the Voidoids in ’77, law school graduate Robert Quine provided the razor sharp guitar while Hell howled about being “God’s consolation prize.” The tagline, “I belong to the blank generation,” became the battle cry for the CBGB’s punk rock crowd. The perfect angst anthem for self-designated outcasts.

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Fall Out Boy’s “Young Volcanoes” Reviewed

Fall Out Boy is on a freakin' roll.

They released a new tune called "Young Volcanoes" and it is the best tune that they've released out of the three.  First of all, the entire aspect of the sound is adorable.  It sounds like they're young FOB again, and Patrick even laughs in it- they're having fun, and it's really evident.

It's certainly the most catchy song I've heard in a while.  It's definitely a new sound, and has a more well-rounded feel than "Phoenix" and "Light Em Up".  I take back what I said about "Phoenix"- because this will be THE song of summer 2013.  It has a hint of pop pizazz but is most certainly "indie" enough for the other fans.  It just makes you feel happy, which is really nice.  It has the freeing vibe that was kind of lost in the last album or two they released; FOB always felt super contemporary and just like they knew what teens wanted to hear.  Folie was a little too mature for a lot of fans to appreciate, so now that they've fallen back into their niche, it's clear that this is their true element.

Patrick sounds young again (circa Cork Tree), and you can sense the enjoyment in his voice; it's almost like you can envision him dancing around in the studio.  The instruments are upbeat and peppy, and have a wholesome feel.  It's like the entire band got together and knew exactly what they wanted and it's like somehow you can feel like they bonded over this tune.  Everything about it is gorgeous.  The composition is a little similar to some other radio-tunes from the past, but that's to be expected.  Besides, FOB did it a thousand times better.

Also, if you kind of fangirl when you hear new stuff about them, I'm sure you've already swooned about Patrick's little giggle.  It's so genuine and relatable.  They aren't rock stars with this song- they're just like regular people, having a friggin' BLAST.  

It's a beautiful feeling to have Fall Out Boy *really* back. Listen

 

Manic Street Preachers, “Motown Junk” Reviewed

Back in my day if you were a fan of Manic Street Preachers you were a preppy ass poser.  In the very late 1980s you could go one of two ways, the filth of 'hardcore' or the 'artsy' intellectual punk thing and MSP were the later.

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