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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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 Images…

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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…

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CeU U 2

By admin | July 23, 2009

After missing CeU live twice this week all I can do is listen to “Vagarosa” again and share these pics.

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Louis Armstrong And Chuck Berry: The Greatest Of All!!!

By admin | July 23, 2009

Miles Davis said wherever he went in jazz Louis Armstrong beat him to it. Wherever you go in rock Chuck Berry has beaten you to it. John Lennon said if rock and roll had another name it would be Chuck Berry. If Jazz had another name it would be Louis Armstrong. This is what it…

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New Music Week Of July 20th, 2009 Part II: Bland New World

By admin | July 23, 2009

Knock You Down – Keri HilsonSupernova – Mr. HudsonS.O.S. – Jordin SparksEnglish lads Mr. Hudson record for Kanye West’s label and their record is a very pleasant trifle and I like the lead singers soprano and the slight touching up of the voice on the verses with West being autotuned. It’s clever modern pop. Keri…

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Not More About The Beatles? US Vs UK a cause of confusion and an album I missed

By admin | July 23, 2009

Speaking with my good buddy Cris Marchignoli he complained that my Beatles overview was confusing because all he knew was the American versions which I didn’t really review. He has a point but the answer is to do mix lists following the English song sequencing, you can get them off Wikipedia. Look at “Rubber Soul”…

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Whoops… Woods at the Whitney friday

By admin | July 23, 2009

Whoops, Woods not Vivian Girls at the Whitney Friday -kinda lo-fi alt psychedelic band. I love what i’ve heard. Vivian Girls is July 31st.

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Bob Dylan in the 80s: Long Before The Stars Were Pulled Down

By admin | July 22, 2009

From savior to mercy, from on his knees to on his back, legend has it the 1980s were mean to Bob dylan but the truth is it was only his work on the road that seriously suffered (and paved the way for his live resurrection), the recorded stuff may have faltered but never failed.  Saved (1980)Like…

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CeU Means Sky

By admin | July 22, 2009

I loved CeU music long before I saw her picture but now that I have seen her picture all I can say is CeU has the looks of a South American Idol and on “Vagarosa” the sound of a Bebel Gilberto with hip hop backing tracks.

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Summerstage Summer Nightmare

By admin | July 22, 2009

Last week the Met handed out free tickets days before the Summerstage concert and a pleasant time was had by all. Around 2pm on Sunday I walked by Central Park’s Summerstage with the hopes of maybe, just maybe, getting in to see Lee Scratch Perry. Ha-that’s a joke. The line was so long I couldn’t…

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A Celebration Of Spider Bags: What We Fall In Love With When We fall In Love With a Band

By admin | July 22, 2009

This is a true story and it’s about how I met a girl I fell in love with. My cousin had been living with this girl for years and I was good friends with both but we were all in Manchester and the girl was originally from brighton and I had never met her family,…