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

They took it




















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.


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.