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Oldies But Goldies: Morrissey At Radio City Music Hall 2012 And Boston Opera House 2014

By Iman and hel | March 25, 2015

But Morrissey how you glowed. With witty antidotes and smart remarks of Historical Boston ( with the worlds smallest ‘suspension bridge’–which slurred terribly) and naming off all the famous people who played the Opera house (he named all of the Golden Girls… ) but he really had a sense of calm and easy for an “Evening with Morrissey

Paul McCartney, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Paul Simon On Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special, February 15th, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman and hel | February 16, 2015

Simon, in a gorgeous suit, looked great and, like the other great Paul earlier in the evening, was in superb voice. There is nothing to complain about really, and at the top of the show with Paul auditioning to be host (“I told you we should have done ‘Sound Of Silence'” Simon quips) proves he still has great comic timing.

Our Holiday Gift To You: Iman and Hel Do SNL, Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon

By Iman and hel | December 22, 2013

When you start off with Paul McCartney singing “Merry Little Christmas” you set yourself up for goals unheard of. Right down to the adorable snow.. and I DONT EVEN LIKE MCCARTNEY! The magic of Fallon just radiates.

Hear Ye: What Rock NYC Is Listening To 12-11-13

By Iman and hel | December 11, 2013

From Morrissey to Mel theres always a guy willing to croon. But when you add Childish Gambino and A$AP Rocky there could well be a knife fight and my money is on them.

One Direction On Saturday Night Live

By Iman and hel | December 8, 2013

Where is Helen Bach, who woulda been much meaner than I was? Well, she has resigned from the SNL beat and I don’t really blame her. 1D are good sports but boring boys.

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Lady Gaga- The End?

By Iman and hel | November 17, 2013

Lady Gaga is given the task of hostess AND musical act. Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake have been given the same honor. Miley and Justin owned it.. Katy not so much but we did get alot of boob jokes

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Eminem

By Iman and hel | November 3, 2013

Watching SNL is like visiting a hospice once a week and the damn patient just wont die. I am embarrassed at how bad the show is and I have hated nearly every musical guest

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Miley Cyrus

By Iman and hel | October 6, 2013

The only thing I dont like about Miley is that fucking tongue thing and that white ghetto hair. Otherwise I think she’s a hot little ticket spreading her wings and living the ultimate ‘yolo’ and the only shame is the uptight parents and judges who think she should remain 15 forever. Get over it- shes an adult now

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Kanye West Kinda

By Iman and hel | May 19, 2013

Kanye West is a perfect irreverent ending to SNL’s season. When he isn’t busy being an outspoken knob or an egotistical maniac with his mug projected on buildings, he’s an artist who actually has the right to be arrogant. Such amazing words flow seamlessly from his inflated ego and big mouth.

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Vampire Weekend

By Iman and hel | May 12, 2013

a rockabilly dynamic “Diane Young” with his best Elvis Presley impression. Ezra, sporting a limp coif and a hot hip and taking the song from loud down to a whisper again

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Of Monsters And Men

By Iman and hel | May 5, 2013

We’re finally in the home stretch. Seriously, we did pretty good this year covering Saturday Night Lives musical nonsense. Not much to pant over. Only a few horrible acts and well, I suppose when all is said and done no damage was made.

2013 City Parks Foundation Summerstage Line Up For 2013

By Iman and hel | April 22, 2013

I will have more to say about the line up tomorrow. Obviously the prediction last week of a great deal of Hip Hop wasn’t inaccurate. However the Hip Hop musical of “King Kong” brought to you by the guy behind “Speak No More” looks very good, and the This Is Hip Hop Series should be awesome

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Miguel

By Iman and hel | April 14, 2013

Generic as a single name can be he has been with Jive Records since 2007, since he is only 26 that’s a semi big deal. The problem is he doesn’t have the ‘it’ factor. Hes not handsome enough to be a pin up, not talented enough to forge a path and his tune “Adorn” is more annoying than entertaining.

Hear Ye: What rock nyc Is Listening To 3-27-13

By Iman and hel | March 27, 2013

2013 is becoming the year of the follow up to a bad album with a worse one: Lil Wayne and The Strokes are the two culprits here. Alan Jackson? George Jones has nothing to worry about when it comes to spirituals. Dido and Bugg are the surprises here, pretty good songs out of a fairly bland lot.

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Justin Timberlake

By Iman and hel | March 10, 2013

At 32 years old he has become legendary- is that possible? Of course it is! Considering this kid was in the Mickey Mouse Club with Brittany Spears. Anyone remember when they were an item?

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Macklemore and Ray Lewis

By Iman and hel | March 3, 2013

cuz if the boy be grabbin’ his junk n all Imma be like yo wut up doe. So we shall see. I’m on the fence. Don’t fake your accent don’t fake your ‘hoodrat’ or seriously, there is nothing worse than a wigger, dig?

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Alabama Shakes

By Iman and hel | February 17, 2013

I do like Alabama Shakes, they are an old fashioned Southern style rock band with a great song “Hold On’ that shakes, rattles and rolls like the Black Crowes meets Janis Joplin and a John Popper lookalike lead singer who is kinda hard to take your eyes off in Brittany Howard.

Iman and Hel Do SNL : Kendrick Lamar

By Iman and hel | January 27, 2013

Poor guy is stuck on Saturday Night Live, sorta like visiting an aging Aunt that used to be something ‘back in the day’, I wont even waste my time complaining about how much this show sucks but at least this week we get a decent musical act. Unlike that crap hipster shit they’ve been sticking us with.

Iman and Hel Do SNL, The Lumineers

By Iman and hel | January 20, 2013

But Its been a nice break from Saturday Night Live over the holidays and this isn’t really what i expected as a sweeping ‘welcome back’. They could have rocked us a little harder instead of rocking us to sleep

Iman and hel Do SNL: Maroon 5

By Iman and hel | November 18, 2012

That makes Maroon 5’s fourth appearance. Both Trash talk and Mellowhype are in town, whatever happened to SNL’s reputation for being cutting edge. Belushi got Fear a gig back in the day, cmon guys, how about some adventurousness once again?

Iman and Hel Do SNL Rihanna

By Iman and hel | November 11, 2012

Iman has run off to see this tart live numerous times and has enjoyed it. I would rather stick forks in my gums than endure any more than is absolutely necessary for the life of this column

Iman and Hel Do SNL: fun

By Iman and hel | November 4, 2012

fun. might be a great group or they might not but if they don’t take a break from nonstop touring they won’t be a great band for much longer. And what is it with the earplugs? Pianist Andrew Dost is also wearing em, but purple ones, so you gotta think at least one of em is a fashion plate

Iman and hel Do SNL: Bruno Mars

By Iman and hel | October 21, 2012

I cant say I hate him but its the repetition of his songs on radio rotation that have pushed my tolerance out the window. I will say he has a great title on his album ‘Doo Wop and Hooligans’ but other than that I am not so sure that his fans are up this late.

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Passion Pit

By Iman and hel | October 14, 2012

I always feel badly for bands when they have public breakdowns. Substance or otherwise its tough to have your undies in full view.

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Muse

By Iman and hel | October 7, 2012

The word Muse no longer has a Goddess as its first visual, rather an English band who since 1994 have been an vital cog in the alternative rock scene. Similar in aura as Radiohead but just a smidge less annoying.

Iman and Hel Do SNL; Mumford and Sons

By Iman and hel | September 23, 2012

I do this weekly more for the benefit of the site than for any sort of interest. But I want to remain courant and if SNL is indication of our current cool kid society than holy hell we are doomed. Anyone remember Elvis Costello, or The Clash, The Specials or Bowie on SNL? Are there any bands even close to that cool? Yeah no.

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Frank Ocean

By Iman and hel | September 16, 2012

I had to mute the VMA’s when he performed and tonight I stay up to sit through yet another lame sketch comedy to be annoyed again. The difference, I get to be annoyed with my right hand man Iman Lababedi. Mr L will listen to anything, literally loves every genre and has more music knowledge then Wikipedia.

The Real Jersey Boys Frankie Valli and the Four Season On Broadway

By Iman and hel | August 20, 2012

Since 2005 Jersey Boys had rocked Broadway with the tale of Frankie Valli. That’s all well and good but in honor of their 50th Anniversary, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will actually have a full week run on Broadway.

Joan Jett Joins Tom Gabel and Against Me Onstage At Terminal 5 Friday June 8th, 2012

By Iman and hel | June 9, 2012

The former Tom Gabel announced a cover song. “Not a surprise because I am a transvestite”, she isn’t, she’s transgendered but whatever, “And because I fucking love the Replacements” she said. “But here is the surprise, Joan Jett is gonna sing it with me”. The audience seemed a little stunned for a moment before cheering wildly.

Iman and hel Do SNL: Season Finale Mick Jagger

By Iman and hel | May 20, 2012

That’s Mick Jagger at like 100 years old sounding freaking amazing and if he choses a group of people to back him up then he knows what the hell he’s doing more than I ever will.

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Usher

By Iman and hel | May 13, 2012

The second to the last episode of SNL is upon us, poor Usher is the opening act in a sense to the big giant Mick Jagger finale next week. Personally, I would take Usher over Jagger…yeah. Will Ferrell hosting is a dream come true in a nightmare of a season.

Iman and hel Do SNL: Rihanna

By Iman and hel | May 6, 2012

As this not ready for prime time hot mess oozes across my screen it has been a torture chamber and with Iman off at the Prudential Center to see The Red Hot Chili Peppers, I am stuck here to watch this crap.

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Gotye

By Iman and hel | April 15, 2012

There are two million remixes of his song ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, there is milking a cow and there is animal cruelty. When you have a hit, let it be a hit, lets not have the disco, reggae, hardcore, symphonic and salsa version of that same dumbass song.

Iman and Hel Do SNL: The Shins

By Iman and hel | March 11, 2012

I’m pleased but not surprised that they opted to do “Simple Song”, I really like it. As mature and grey as they appear they still have a great youthful sound. This is simply a good pop song performed well, if not robotic.

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Jack White

By Iman and hel | March 4, 2012

Jack being on SNL was a glimmer of hope in my week. No Bon Iver, no Jessie J, no Foster The People .. finally something I could love!

Iman and hel Do SNL: Sleigh Bells

By Iman and hel | February 19, 2012

See I love the chorus of this song but the actually verses are so squeaky its hard to tolerate. As for stage presence, well she tries. The others pretty much just bite their upper lip- which looks ridiculous but then again… I don’t think we’re supposed to like they way they look.

Iman and hel Do SNL: Karmin

By Iman and hel | February 12, 2012

I knew from the moment I saw Heidemanns fake persona this band…wait…is it a band? NO its a keyboard and a croaker. This is pathetic and horrific and just a perfect move for SNL- which is also horrific and pathetic.

Iman and hel do SNL: Bon Iver

By Iman and hel | February 5, 2012

With his face covered by two microphones and a beard and a seven piece band, including four horns, muffling in the back ground, and between the lot of them they whispered into the night.

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Kelly Clarkson

By Iman and hel | January 8, 2012

See shes ‘everygirl’. Plain simple soap and water girl who speaks to teeage girls everywhere. An anthem maker for break ups and flunked mid terms- shes everyone girl fraaaaaaaaaaaan.

Iman and hel do SNL: Michael Buble

By Iman and hel | December 18, 2011

With a Jimmy Fallon opening that has more energythan the entire season to date, we set ourselves up for a great show. Fallon is a musical comedian so of course this will be the zinger of the year, but can Buble show any real personality?

Iman and hel Do SNL: Robyn

By Iman and hel | December 11, 2011

A twitterbug techno thumper who I simply cannot connect with. In research for tonights big event I learned alot- and not much to really care about.

Iman and hel Do SNL: The Black Keys

By Iman and hel | December 4, 2011

They aren’t as horrible as most, not as great as I’m told, but they’re a rock and roll blues band and well perhaps their flannel loving fans will perk up tonights Saturday Night Live? Yeah, we doubt that as well.

Iman and hel Do SNL: Florence + The Machine

By Iman and hel | November 20, 2011

Florence is far more normal, far less edgy and much more talented. Although I am not a fan of this group I can see why people love her. She is powerful and she is interesting

Iman and Hel Do SNL: Coldplay

By Iman and hel | November 13, 2011

Chris Martin and his merry men of Coldplay (yeah g’head and try and name one other band member YOU CANT) bring mega star appeal to Saturday Night Live. The late night ‘comedy’ show is dying a slow hospice style death. Coldplay will either rocket the nights ratings or be just a blip on an otherwise flatlined program.

Iman and hel do SNL: Maroon 5

By Iman and hel | November 6, 2011

Maroon 5 are perfect complement to the cream of wheat bland that SNL has become. Despite a hit of “Moves Like Jagger”, M5 could be the background music to any teen drama or prime time soap opera. There is a place in the world for weak comedy and lackluster music. Tonight on SNL we have the yin and yang of mediocrity.

Her And My Fave Tracks 10-23-11

By Iman and hel | October 23, 2011

ridin’ high

Iman and hel do SNL: Drake

By Iman and hel | October 16, 2011

the bad boy who cleans up well enough to meet your parents but the minute he steps out of the house turns in to a their worse nightmare

Iman and hel Do SNL: Foster The People

By Iman and hel | October 9, 2011

sudden hip gesture should be the boost the show needs to get back on track

Iman and Hel do SNL: Lady Antebellum

By Iman and hel | October 2, 2011

first rate country rock

Iman and hel do SNL: Radiohead

By Iman and hel | September 25, 2011

All mood enhancers- no music.