Rod Stewart Live Box set To Drop March 18th, 2014!

By Iman Lababedi | March 6, 2014

Why the late 1976 start date? Where are his peak early 1970s years? It is truly bizarre his label Rhino are not including them and I can only hope that the reason is because they are holding back for one more release. But till then this will do.

US Top 10 Singles 3-15-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 6, 2014

The top four are exactly the same as last week, and the following six are minimal changes and NOTHING NEW made it on AND… Oh, I guess that’s all I got.Proof that the US Hot 100 is the most conservative and reactionary charts in the history of the world. FYI

10 Songs, Thursday, March 6th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 6, 2014

Bent Nail – Nothing – This sounds like shoe gaze yes, but shoe gaze with an attack that is sometimes missing in other bands and a vocal higher in the mix than we’re used to – A-

Angel Olsen At The Echoplex, Sunday March 2nd 2014, Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | March 5, 2014

Totally in charge all night long, she had a very calm charisma and the confidence of an old soul. Angel did not give any long discourse but these short sentences between her songs were enough to build a strong connection with her audience which was already captivated by her performance

Lydia Loveless's "Somewhere Else" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 5, 2014

The album feels like a real experience, it feels all of a piece and when heard as a piece it all works well, it all becomes the story of a misplaced romantic whose twang is so deep it will soon disappear and whose romantic disillusionment is worthy of early Elvis Costello

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme Throws A Fan Off Stage During Concert

By Alyson Camus | February 13, 2014

I think Homme simply got scared! A lot of musicians have been attacked on stage and Lennon was shot by a fan after all. Imagine being immersed in the music and suddenly seeing this guy jumping at you and wanted to do god-knows-what?

Cat Power At The El Rey Theater, Monday December 2nd 2013

By Alyson Camus | December 5, 2013

But, tell me, which other performer sees his or her performance interrupted just after the third song by a torrent of flowers delivered by fans, and followed by an effusive demonstration of love with gifts, books arriving on stage as if it was Christmas three weeks in advance?

Gogol Bordello At The Henry Fonda Theater, Wednesday October 9th 2013

By Alyson Camus | October 12, 2013

He is a restless performer

Youth Lagoon At First Unitarian Church, Friday October 4th 2013 Review

By Alyson Camus | October 7, 2013

I had instantaneously liked his song ‘July’ of his previous album ‘the Year of Hibernation’ when I heard it for the first time, and the songs off his new album ‘Wondrous Bughouse’ are all dealing with a bigger, fuller, and bolder sound, which was totally well-served by the full band playing with him on stage.

The FYF Fest Is Almost There… Whom Should I See?

By Alyson Camus | August 24, 2013

the number of bands playing there is overwhelming, once again I will have to make choices will be made and probably will regret to have missed certain bands, it’s unavoidable

Frightened Rabbit,The House of Blues, Saturday, July 27th 2013, Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | July 30, 2013

someone, who may have had too many beers, unexpectedly pulled an Anthony Weiner on us!

The FYF Fest Announces Its Excellent Line-Up!

By Alyson Camus | May 15, 2013

I am gonna be super busy for two days once again! On Monday morning, there even was a rumor about Beck joining the fest? It was just a rumor, but who knows…. As a surprise guest during Devandra Banhart or the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ set may be?

Alt-J At The Bootleg Theater, Saturday September 29th 2012, Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | October 2, 2012

I am not sure about this ridiculous comparison, although I certainly heard some Radioheadish moments here and there, but Alt-J’s pretty music had running-in-cascades-of-voices harmonies, a lot of almost-a-cappella moments, and was building dreamy-sleepy landscapes.

Quicksand At The FYF Fest, Saturday September 1st 2012

By Alyson Camus | September 9, 2012

I was seeing a few ‘straight edge’ t-shirts in the largely-male-dominated crowd, but I obviously couldn’t relate to all these people, who were watching a reunion that they weren’t even hoping for anymore;

Grandaddy At The Henry Fonda Theater, Monday August 13th 2012

By Alyson Camus | August 16, 2012

Last night was not about being into a ‘nostalgia rehashed mode’

The Elephant Man, David Bowie Autumn, 1980 Revisted

By Helen Bach | August 9, 2012

close enough for me to whip my gum at

Band Of Skulls At Annenberg Space For Photography, Saturday August 4th 2012

By Alyson Camus | August 7, 2012

They started right away playing their set of aggressive and sweaty bluesy garage rock with the titled song of their last effort ‘Sweet Sour’, and the crowd around me knew all the lyrics

The Manic Low At The Constellation Room, Wednesday July 25th 2012

By Alyson Camus | July 28, 2012

Jack Grisham may have turned totally poppy with his new band The Manic Low

Ceremony At The Center for the Arts, Thursday, March 8th, 2012

By Alyson Camus | March 11, 2012

People were simply nuts, all possessed by the rawness of the sound, and Farrar was anxiously walking on stage like an enraged drunken guy, yelling and venting his furious vocals sometimes barely audible

Aretha Franklin At Radio City Music Hall, Friday, February 17th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 18, 2012

Music, religion, grieving, more music, transcendence, hope, memory, faith, soul . Some people need to mourn in private, Aretha had said. Some people ned to mourn with people. She needed to mourn with people.

Justin Townes Earle Tribute: Steve Earle Discusses His Son Justin Townes Earle

By Iman Lababedi | March 28, 2011

It ended with a cancelled tour and a stop at rehab

Sneak Peak Week Of September 6th, 2010 by Iman Lababedi

By admin | September 8, 2010

Rockin My Life Away – Jerry Lee Lewis Tell Her I Said So – James Hollywood – Michael Buble Include Me Out – Robyn Check It Out – Nicki Minaj and Will I Am The Comet Song – Bjork Breaking Point – Keri Hilson When A Woman Loves – R. Kelly Yesterday – Neil Diamond…

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