THREE DAYS TILL APRIL ROSE GABRIELLA’S DEBUT ALBUM “I WOKE UP ALIVE” ARRIVES FRIDAY

By admin | August 10, 2022 |

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Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” With Philip Bailey Bringing Earth, Wind, And Fire

By Eileen Shapiro | August 10, 2022 |

Jazz has always been my first love as a kid

Brief Encounters: New Albums 8-5-22 – 8-11-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 10, 2022 |

some big country and Americana names

Echo Park Rising Is Back As Echo Farce Rising

By Alyson Camus | August 9, 2022 |

free for all has always been the idea behind EPR

Press Releases For August: Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | August 9, 2022 |

The power-pop sensibilities of the Black Lips

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 7-29-22 – 8-4-22

By Iman Lababedi | August 9, 2022 |

Bey with a double header

FOUR DAYS TILL APRIL ROSE GABRIELLA’S DEBUT ALBUM “I WOKE UP ALIVE” ARRIVES FRIDAY

By admin | August 9, 2022 |

On Soho Records

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1976 (Volume 8, Number 5)

By Steve Crawford | August 9, 2022 |

the man who made the world a safe place for Richard Simmons.

In Memory: Olivia Newton John’s “Summer Night” At The Flamingo, Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 8, 2022 |

our eternal Sandy

FIVE DAYS TILL APRIL ROSE GABRIELLA’S DEBUT ALBUM “I WOKE UP ALIVE” ARRIVES FRIDAY

By admin | August 8, 2022 |

On Soho Records

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Bob Dylan In The 90s: 20 Miles from town and cold irons bound

By admin | July 28, 2009

The 90s began with an odd step, went through a blocked middle and ended with a major revival -in between there were cover albums and many many outtakes.Under the Red Sun (1990)Seen as a down after “Oh Mercy” it was quite “Oh Mercy”‘s equal and includes “Born In Time” -a 2nd tier Dylan lost love…

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Green Day and Kaiser Chiefs at Madison Square Garden: “Do you want this fucking time?”

By admin | July 28, 2009

Before the encore Green Day leader Billie Joe Armstrong sings the last song off their new album “21st century Breakdown” and reaches a conclusion: “The moral isn’t to do the right thing but to do the right thing together”. The smartest thing he has said in two albums worth of material and it got me…

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Jerry Rivera and Audience Member on Saturday

By admin | July 27, 2009

Cmon -you know youd have left!!!

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Ian Mackaye and Integrity In Rock

By admin | July 27, 2009

Every caveat I have ever used about good and evil apply and are doubled when it becomes a question of integrity. The question of integerity is remorselessly subjective and so subjective it could disappear if you look at it too closely. Here is a personal example. Saturday I went to see Jerry Rivera at Summerstage…

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Bacharach and Costello: Memories Were Made Of this

By admin | July 27, 2009

From 1998 to 2001 Elvis Costello went on a tear, a lost and possibly final, rush of masterpieces that feel a long, long time ago now. In 1998 he released “Painted From Memory” with Burt Bacharah and the contemporary recorded “The Sweetest Punch” with Bill Frissel and in 2001 “For The Stars” with Anne Sofie…

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Coming Soon: Integrity Rock

By admin | July 26, 2009

In a world with no intrinsic meaning what is integrity? Who has it? Does it matter? I’m gonna tell you very soon…

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RARE SIGHTING OF BOB DYLAN PLAYING GUITAR

By admin | July 26, 2009

The pic is from thursdays gig but two songs a set aint gonna get the job done. Zimmy, quit your low down ways and get yee behind your guitar for good.

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Green Day, Walmart and Artistic Integrity

By admin | July 26, 2009

Art for art’s sake, money for Gods sake”10cc Walmart insisted Green Day bleep any profane words on their album “21st Century Breakdown”. Green Day refused. Walmart refused to stock the album losing a huge amount of sales for the band. At first glance this is a story of artistic integrity but let’s look closer. Why…

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The Mix July 24th, 009: Love flows and jones

By admin | July 26, 2009

Let Your Love Flow – The Bellamy Brothers – Sure it’s bland but it is comforting and it’s a song sung blue -everybody can singalong. Complaining about the brothers Bellamy is like complaining about a peanut butter and jelly on white -it’s kinda bad mannered to whinge that it is mass produced and non-descriptive when…

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Local Hero does Good

By admin | July 26, 2009

The new movie, political procedural “In The Loop”, features a bravado performance by Scottish actor Peter Capaldi as a dirty motor mouthed Director Of Communication for the British Prime Minister. You remember Capaldi as the young assistant in Bill Forsyth’s magical “Local Hero”, the follow up to Forsyth’s equally magical “Gregory’s Gir” which starred Altered…

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Jerry Rivera and friends at Central Park Summerstage Saturday February 25th, 2009: Serious Salsero

By admin | July 26, 2009

Summerstage promised the sound of young Salsa -well, Jerry Rivera is thirty-six so not that young but the other three performers look twenty-something so maybe young though only Salsa Rapper Magic Juan sounds new. That’s not necessarily a complaint. N’Klabe have been promising a pure salsa sound and this afternoon with two conga players, a…

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My Most listened to songs of 2009 on Itunes

By admin | July 25, 2009

Young Adult Friction – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – I remain unconvinced the album is the alt indie pop revelation its fans claim -but there is no gainsaying this songCalifornia On My Mind – Wild Light – “Fuck LA, fuck San Francisco, fuck California”.Strange Enough – NASA – This is the second…

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Woods and Yellow Fever at The Whitney Friday July 24th, 2009: Two Turntables And a Microphone

By admin | July 25, 2009

Yellow Fever and Woods have this is common: the bass players of both bands are multi instrumentalist. They also have this in common: at the Whitney last night as part of the pop conceptual artist Dan Graham’s retrospective “Beyond” both bands, while good in their own right, and with plenty of inner band magic, seemed…

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Young Louis Armstrong In Pictures

By admin | July 24, 2009

You can see it in these pictures of a young Louis Armstrong, the brash confidence of a gifted trumpeter raising a ruckus from New Orleans down the Mississippi to Chicago and New York. Here at the begining of the 1900s America’s unique art form is busy being born.

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Scam Artists Live In August

By admin | July 24, 2009

In deciding when to see Steely Dan during their 8 night stand at the Beacon Theatre it all came down to money. They will be playing one of three albums each night and an additional night with songs chosen on the internet by people who had bought that nights ticket, repeat and rinse. Since I…

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Off the Wall off the hook

By admin | July 24, 2009

1979 of course… I mean when else would Michael Jackson’s greatest album have ben released? And so much seems lost in time here but first and foremost this is part of the disco revolution -it is mostly music and its best being listened to in a club at 2am drunk, coked, happy, dancing and if…

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Bad Timing?

By admin | July 23, 2009

I will be in England the last week of August. Here are the concerts I’ll be missing: Taylor Swift Brittney Spears Paul Oakenfeld Pet Shop Boys Nine Inch Nails What a city!!

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Todd Leibowitz: Itunes don’t know their Jovis from their Joels

By admin | July 23, 2009

Writer Todd Lebowitz finds a big flaw in Itunes album covers…. It seems like iTunes is failing to upload the correct album artwork of songs that weredownloadedto your iPod via a CD. I noticed the last few times when I went to sync my iPod, it would show a bunch of song being re downloaded…

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How the other half listen….

By admin | July 23, 2009

This is the indie blog Hear Ya’s best albums of the year so far: Ben Nichols – The Last Pale Light In The West J. Tillman – Vacilando Territory BluesDan Auerbach – Keep It HidDeep Dark Woods – Winter Hours Heartless Bastards – The Mountain Justin Townes Earle – Midnight At The Movies Phosphorescent –…

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Paul Simon At Beacon Theater February 14th, 2009: Second Best Concert Of the Year So Far

By admin | July 23, 2009

It is 8pm at night and I’ve been nursing a toothache for a coupla weeks and I am up to my eyeballs in every painkiller I can find. I am leaning at the front of the stage and nodding in an out waiting for the concert to begin. I have lost all sense of time…