L.A. Burning West Coast Concert Picks, October 3rd To 9th

By Alyson Camus | October 1, 2022 |

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are playing at the Hollywood Bowl

Best Of 2022: Singles In Order Of Preference Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2022 |

the best country rocker of the year

A Globally Streamed 6 hour concert Proudly Presented by Fenix360 and its subsidiary WOWtv TONIGHT

By admin | October 1, 2022 |

Appearances and performances from over 60 acts

Helping Save The World One Child At A Time

By admin | October 1, 2022 |

Helping Save The World One Child At A Time

UK Top 10 Albums 9-30-22 – 10-6-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2022 |

5 Seconds Of Summer is the fourth # 1 in four weeks

UK Top 10 Singles 9-30-22 – 10-6-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2022 |

a house take on hyperpop as reimagined by Madonna…

Helping Save The World One Child At A Time

By admin | September 30, 2022 |

Helping Save The World One Child At A Time

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 9-30-22 – 10-6-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2022 |

a perfect, arrogant, guitar smashing masterpiece

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release, Titus Andronicus’s “The Will To Live”Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2022 |

not all of it is for everyone

Roxy Music With St Vincent At The Kia Forum, Wednesday September 28th 2022

By Alyson Camus | September 30, 2022 |

Roxy Music had decided to come back with a bang

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SOON: COSTELLO MAKES A SPECTACLE OF HIMSELF

By admin | August 18, 2009

Available on Itunes today: Elvis Costello’s singing talk show reviewed…

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WOODSTOCK CD 6: “The Sea Of Madness…”

By admin | August 18, 2009

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby Stills & Nash – It’s a shame Steve Stills is such an arrogant dick because some of the stuff he wrote with Buffalo Springfield and later with this band is pretty fucking awesome. This song is a real suite: it changes, the melody evolves with the song and the…

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SOON: ROCK STARS GETTING DIVORCED AND WRITING SONGS ABOUT IT

By admin | August 18, 2009

Elvis Costello, Richard and Linda Thompson and Bruce Springsteen wrote terrific albums about the end of their marriages. We’re gonna tell you about them soon…

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Broken Scapular: Mike Nessing on Judee Sill

By admin | August 17, 2009

Mike Nessing writes about the short, lustrously creative life of Judee Sill. Songs of faith, higher power, wisdom and love. Chord progressions and melodic structures that reach to the sky. So how is it that the architect of some of these most holy sounds could live such a tragic life? But that’s how it goes…

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HERE IT IS…. HERE MY DEAR…

By admin | August 17, 2009

What confuses people about Marvin Gaye is that, despite “What’s Going On” and despite “Let’s Get It On” and despite “Midnight Love” and ABSOLUTE despite “Here My Dear” Gaye was a singles artist. Even his masterpiece was filled with filler, every album except “Here, My Dear” and including “Midnight Love” had chunks you’ll never hear…

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SOON: WHAT THE YOUTH OF AMERICA WANTS…

By admin | August 17, 2009

MILEY!!!!

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A Progressive Points The Way: The Mike Nessing Playlist

By admin | August 17, 2009

There are too types of serious rock fans in this world: the progressives and the anti-progressives. Mike Nessing is the former, I am the latter. But he makes a damn good case for the sharper ear having more fun. The thing is, if you can’t hear, if you don’t have the gift of analyzing complex…

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The Playlist Sunday, August 12th, 2009: Answers

By admin | August 16, 2009

Blowing In the Wind – Sam Cooke – From the 64 Live at the Copa album, quite as good as the Harlem Square in 63 and it proves Cooke didn’t really play the Jim Crow equal but different. The Copa was a big deal for Cooke but both albums show a pop pro wooing his…

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WOODSTOCK CD 5: “Not feeling so good myself”

By admin | August 16, 2009

Don’t know about the half million young, dirty, hungry, drugged bastards stuck in the Flanders Field of 1969 but I am getting pretty sick being stuck in Woodstuck myself. Feeling Alright – Joe Cocker – I have no idea why Cocker dances like a poor kid with muscular dystrophy but I saw him a coupla…

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The Best Years Of Our Lives

By admin | August 16, 2009

I was emailing back and forth with Mike Nessing when he said “Too much music,man..not enough time. It’s a never ending struggle to hear it all..That’s one of the main reasons I dont listen to much new stuff, because I find myself going back to all the shit I missed.” Look at it this way:…

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Woodsock CD 4: “Volunteers Of America”

By admin | August 15, 2009

Work Me Lord – Janis Joplin – On this CD the difference between Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane is if you don’t know how great Joplin was you haven’t been paying attention and if you thought “Surrealist Pillow” was all JA had you will be in for a delightful surprise. That’s Big Brother And the…

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Martha Wainwright and Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company at Central Park’s Summer Stage August 14th, 2009: Hips Don’t Lie

By admin | August 15, 2009

About a year ago I was at the Highline for a Martha Wainwright concert and up close she was like a shock of legs and a hip thrust against her guitar. It was as though she sang with her hips. I thought of that concert during the highlight of her collaboration with English choreographer Christopher…

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Please Close the 3 Doors Down on Your Way Out

By admin | August 15, 2009

One of the Cavemen throws a strike and pumps his arm until the pin changer comes down with the legend “So Easy Even A Caveman Can Do It”. In the background 3 Doors Down gowdawful “Let Me Be Myself” -so egotistical, so smug, so horrid. It is a very funny ad but it begs the…

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WOODSTOCK CD 3: “SHAKE YOUR BOOGIE”

By admin | August 14, 2009

Going Up the Country – Canned Heat – I don’t like blues boogie but I liked this on the original Woodstock album and I like it here because Alan Wilson sons of bitches of songs and Bon Hite was a truly original vocalist. Score: 8/10 Woodstock Boogie – Canned Heat – I sware if this…

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His Own Private Idaho: The Saviors Ipod Reviewed

By admin | August 14, 2009

I loved Brett Jensen’s take on Jesus and Jesus’ Ipod in an earlier post. If you can’t laugh at religion what can you do with it? A good question and one I faced when Marie Lynn refused to help me. “It is too seculative,” she said, before correcting herself, “I meant too Speculative”. Well, exactly.…

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SOOOOOON

By admin | August 14, 2009

Did you know Ray Price took over Hank William’s band after Hank died? Popular music sophisticate Michael Nessing did and we are going to be looking at his playlist… soon!

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Legendary Guitarist Les Paul Playing Every Monday Night In Heaven

By admin | August 13, 2009

Les Paul, the inventor of the full bodied electric guitar, died today. I saw him at the Iridium when it was near Lincoln Center a coupla years ago and loved his country rock. If I make it up there I’ll be catching him every Monday in the hereafter.

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WOODSTOCK CD TWO: “How are you fuckers gonna end the war if you can’t sing any louder than than?”

By admin | August 13, 2009

And closing up the first, very folkie night of Friday 15th, 1969, Joan Baez and the CD doesn’t include Joanie discussing her husband David Harris, a jailed conscientious objector. She speaks with pride how David had already organized a hunger strike before singing song one, CD 2   Joe Hill – Joan Baez – I saw Joan…

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PERSONAL JESUS: Brett Jensen on Jesus’ Personal Stash Of Songs

By admin | August 13, 2009

I will be getting round to a somewhat more unctuous take on the Lord’s Ipod at some point soon using all of your suggestions. Till then please enjoy Brett Jensen vastly superior then what mine will be and highly irrevent take on Jesus’s Personal songs. I might add that Brett could’ve specified Lou Reed’s “Metal…

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Marie Lynn Loves Roma di Luna

By admin | August 13, 2009

From Marie Lynn: check out roma di luna — these tears aint mine she did a cover of in an aeroplane over the sea i didnt download it off itunes the original is perfection Nothing worse, than sleeping on bad words. It’s so hard to tell you, why I’m so blue. ‘Cos you make me…