In the world of new rock stars 2013 style nobody is bigger than John newman in my books. What I have heard of Tribute, the disco guys debut album not out in the States yet, though you can get those two Rudimental tracks I’ve been raving about all week and the Love Me Again EP, all together 22 of the best minutes of modern pop 2013 has to offer.
All of which leads to a mindboggling excitement over
1. The release of Testament Stateside
2. John’s January 9 th, instantaneous sell out of Bowery ballroom.
Now, put these both together and I think you’ve got Testament dropping early January and one of the good ones of 2013 is gonna be one of the great ones of 2014. Absolutely, if you have any sense of wanting to be a part of pop music next year both Rudimental and John are a good place to start. This summer, Rudimental were much better than headliner Emile Sande at Summerstage.
The thing about both the great once was a DJ now is a dance band Rudimental is they are so much fun on stage, with a full bloodied bass and drums band on stage they completely wowed us and the album, Home, went from OK but not great to one of the years best after watching em sell it live.
John Newman, I loved because of his lead singing on Home and because covering the UK charts every week, I began listening to him on a consistent basis. Right now I am fanatical about the golden voiced disco boy and as far as tickets I have already for 2014 it goes:
1. George Strait
2. John Newman
This is sold out but worth a trip to Stubhub.
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Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – December 1980 (Volume 12, Number 7)
Boy Howdy! did Susan Whitall put together a solid team of writers
its own glammy road not travelled
“This was his best performance ever.”
his best song since “I Will See You In Far Off Places”
expected series of punk veterans
I have this thing where I get older but just never wiser
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1980 (Volume 12, Number 6)
an almost indefinable purity