Alyson Camus

Tom Cruise' next movie? a role in Rock of Ages the musical

By Alyson Camus | February 24, 2011

I am already imagining the SNL parodies, but will they even be necessary?

Harper Simon at the Bootleg theater on Monday February 21st

By Alyson Camus | February 23, 2011

Harper Simon Cover star

Admiral Radley Video made by Lost producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach

By Alyson Camus | February 23, 2011

I don’t know if Weezer sent a song, but the Hurley connection did not pay this time.

Jenny O. at the Bootleg theater on Monday February 21st

By Alyson Camus | February 23, 2011

breathy, engaging, and so sweet

'An evening with Ted Leo' at the Center for the Arts on Sunday February 20th

By Alyson Camus | February 22, 2011

An epic thing

the Robotanists recording Radiohead's new album… already?

By Alyson Camus | February 22, 2011

The Robotanists, a LA band, has just recorded the entire ‘The King of Limbs’, yes the brand new Radiohead album!

Thom Yorke Is A Nice Guy

By Alyson Camus | February 22, 2011

I don’t remember exactly when it happened but the girl next to me began to repeat ‘I’m gonna die-I’m gonna die’

Not Drowning But Wavvesing

By Alyson Camus | February 22, 2011

a fun-fuzzy-sunny sound ready to be consumed.

the Polyphonic Spree, a band that hasn't done much lately

By Alyson Camus | February 21, 2011

The whole thing looked a little bit jokingly cultish

Insistent theories around the new Radiohead album

By Alyson Camus | February 21, 2011

any order number for the album was TKOL1-followed by 9 numbers

Radiohead's "The King Of Limb" Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | February 20, 2011

it is regrettable that ‘The King Of Limbs’ has almost the same acronym that King of Leon, because KOL represents exactly what Radiohead wants to avoid.

Magic Bullets at Origami Vinyl on Saturday February 19th

By Alyson Camus | February 20, 2011

visibly a bunch of people completely in love with the 80s English scene

Bright Eyes "The People's Key" Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | February 19, 2011

Conor is at his best when he stays into a poetic self-absorbed imagery

Elliott Smith: Chiba At The Wall

By Alyson Camus | February 19, 2011

The day after Elliott Smith died, the Solutions wall on Sunset Boulevard had become a memorial overnight

Musicians' kids who are also musicians

By Alyson Camus | February 18, 2011

Children of the rich and famous

Tyler the Creator and Hodgy Beats' performance on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, this Wednesday

By Alyson Camus | February 18, 2011

insane dark energy

"We Love Music So Much We Just Can't Settle On One Thing": The Shinobi Ninja Interview

By Alyson Camus | February 18, 2011

Some Passionate Ninjas

New Music Seminar (Shinobi Ninja) on Tuesday February 15th, 2011 at the Roxy.

By Alyson Camus | February 17, 2011

delirous energy

Mogwai's album ‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’ Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | February 16, 2011

intense and solid anxious heartbeats

Slayer Star Has Flesh Eating Bacteria

By Alyson Camus | February 16, 2011

even tough metal guys are not immunized against this kind of hardcore disease.

Mozes a service that lets you buy music while at a concert

By Alyson Camus | February 16, 2011

talk about some impulsive buying!

rock nyc at the Grammys

By Alyson Camus | February 15, 2011

Barbra Streisand in shock

Sleepwalker by Goldenboy

By Alyson Camus | February 15, 2011

a much softer explosion

Chelsea Wolfe at Vacation Vinyl on Friday february 11th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | February 15, 2011

Why did Chelsea Wolfe perform wearing a black veil?

Radiohead Limber

By Alyson Camus | February 15, 2011

For $48 or $53 you can pre-order the very opulent ‘Newspaper album’ consisting of 2 clear 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve, a compact disc, many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork, a full-color piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together, and a digital download compatible with all good digital media players

King Dude at Vacation Vinyl, Friday, February 11th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | February 15, 2011

Tenebrous baritone

Yuck at the Echo on Friday February 11th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | February 14, 2011

The Londonian Yuck came on stage with its fuzzy energy

Smith Westerns at the Echo on Friday February 11th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | February 14, 2011

‘Last time we played here, there were about 20 people, so we must be doing something right’

Netherfriends at Origami Vinyl on Sunday February 13th 2011

By Alyson Camus | February 14, 2011

Shawn Rosenblatt performed complicated songs with heavily layered arrangements behind hyper-melodies full of hooks and soaring choruses

Randy Travis Anti Valentine

By Alyson Camus | February 13, 2011

With lines like ‘Since my phone still ain’t ringing I’ll assume It still ain’t you’, sung on such a happy guitar, you would just think it is a humorous old-fashioned country song about uncomplicated things

Musicians In Scientology… Beck, OK… But Chaka Khan? -by Alyson Camus

By Alyson Camus | February 9, 2011

The New Yorker has a pretty damaging article about Scientology, ‘The Apostate, Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology’, by Lawrence Wright, which at last, denunciates the weird homophobia obsession and sadistic practices of the famous cult. Paul Haggis is a film director and screenwriter (‘Million Dollar Baby’, ‘Crash’) who went ‘all the way to…

Oldies But Goldies: Rock NYC Exclusive Interview With Darryl Jenifer Of Bad Brains: “Trust The Great Spirit”

By Alyson Camus | August 28, 2010

Just a week ago, Bad Brains were playing at the Sunset Junction Fair, and during the afternoon, a few hours before their performance, I had the chance to interview Darryl Jenifer, the bassist of the band. I ran to my car from the Sunset Junction Fair Bates stage where the band Saint Motel was still…

Oldies But Goldies: A Modern Twist: The Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz And The Tantrum Interview

By Alyson Camus | July 21, 2010

After seeing their high-energy show last Thursday at the Hammer Museum, I was really excited and intimidated to have the chance to interview Michael Fitzpatrick, the frontman of Fitz and the Tantrums. I had contacted Mike’s management late last week and they set up a phone interview. The problem with phone interviews is they are…

The Elliott Smith Mystery: Anton Newcombe Is Gotten To by Alyson Camus and Iman Lababedi

By Alyson Camus | May 1, 2010

“What, if push comes to shove is your all time favorite album? Tough question, but you know I love the good fight. I love side two of Simon & Garfunkel’s Sounds of Silence. And there’s Rubber Soul, Revolver, Pet Sounds, The Bee Gees’ First…..I’ll quit fucking off and say Scott 3 by Scott Walker. Or…

The Elliott Smith Mystery: Jennifer Chiba 2003 – 2010 by Alyson Camus

By Alyson Camus | April 8, 2010

In 2004 she sued Elliott’s step mother