Going Steady: New singles 2-3-22 – 2-9-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2023 |

better than you remember

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Recorded release 2-10-23 -2-16-23

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2023 |

it has been four years since her last long player

How to Get Your Music Noticed

By Emma Hil | February 5, 2023 |

quickly get your music noticed

Press Releases For February: Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | February 5, 2023 |

A fast rock & roll song performed with a retro punk vibe

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)

By Steve Crawford | February 5, 2023 |

the final issue edited by Susan Whitall

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending January 31st

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2023 |

hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana

L.A. Burning: West Coast Concert Picks February 6th To 12th

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2023 |

Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum

On The Red Carpet For The Screening Of “The Beast Inside” At The Angelica Cinema, Sunday, January 29th, 2023: pictures by Billy Hess

By admin | February 4, 2023 |

a powerhouse performance by Sadie Katz and SohoJohnny as you never thought you’d see him

UK Top 10 Albums 2-3-23 – 2-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2023 |

that SNL gig was excellent

UK Top 10 Singles 2-3-23 – 2-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2023 |

Miley rises to top of the celebrity food chain

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Jerks Anonyous!!!

By admin | August 6, 2009

People keep on telling me I have to hear New Boyz “You’re A Jerk” while warning that it is terrible. Yes it is. And it is also an addictive and mindless fun time. Remember, as the Undertones once put it, you’re never too old to enjoy dumb entertainment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv9VKKXwVxU

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Two From Bowie: Aladdin Sane and Low Reviewed

By admin | August 6, 2009

These aren’t even my two favorite David Bowie albums. I love em both, mind, but I love other’s more, they are still two enormously good and different albums. “Aladdin Sane” is the cracked actor at his most affected, a fueled by cocaine break down of mammoth proportions. “Low” is the the thin white duke as…

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Sooooooooooooooon

By admin | August 5, 2009

YOU AND ME AND BLUE HAWAII

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In Praise Of Webster Hall, NYC

By admin | August 5, 2009

Webster Hall is the best managed room in NYC if only foe the client respecting decision to post what time the acts will be performing. This alone creates so much good will. But it is an attractive, old time room will a nice looking bar downstairs, great sight lines, a disco ball that decends from…

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Los Campesinos, Girls, Smith Westerns at Webster Hall August 4th, 2009: Rusty

By admin | August 5, 2009

The best moment during a concert this year was Los Campesinos last song “You’ll Need Those Fingers For Crossing”. It had been a great night any way and on the cramped stage the band had been falling all over themselves while killing (and I mean killing) on one song after another but the last song…

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WANNA GO ON A DATE?

By admin | August 4, 2009

Los Campesinos at Webster Hall tonight… if you do just one thing in your entire life please, please, please see this rock group!!!!

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Plastic People Of The Universe at Joe’s Pub August 15th, 2009

By admin | August 4, 2009

Formed just after the Czech Spring, avant garde, rebellious, the embodiment of the spirit of rock music, the Plastic People Of The Universe were imprisoned for their beliefs. Today Czechoslovakia doesn’t exists and Plastic People are still weird punky Zappa jazzy art rockers and any chance to see them is an honor so don’t miss…

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New Music Week Of August 4th, 2009: A quiet week

By admin | August 4, 2009

Taylor Swift – Tyler Dean Thug Story – Taylor Swift and T. Pain Hard on the heels of my posting that taking MP3s without paying for them is theft Alix gave me a CD she got from her friend Alli in Boston of Swift’s best song since “Love Story” (and better than anything else on…

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The Difference Between Nashville And New York

By admin | August 4, 2009

New York frame of minder, Nashville resident Robert Nevin had a brush with greatness: “Nancy, Tom, Jessica and I were in an antique store in Franklin, TN (next town over from Spring Hill) and we were discussing how the nice cane Nan and I had gotten for my mother, was apparently stolen as she attended…

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Me and my niece at the Vivian Girls gig on friday

By admin | August 4, 2009

That’s me taking the pic with his cell, my niece Louba is to my left… from Brooklyn Vegan… the chick on bass below is Kickball Katy!!

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Is Downloading MP3s Simply Theft?

By admin | August 3, 2009

I have this image in my head and it won’t let me be. The year is 1984 and it is meeting room in the Woolworth Building -something like the Woolworth Building, like an old time New York building and the heads of the five major labels are behind closed doors like the heads of the…

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“I Was Not Myself Last Night…” Phantom Of The Paradise…

By admin | August 3, 2009

If anybody asks you how to write a rock opera point them to the Brian DePalma written and directed, Paul Williams scored, gorgeous girl next door featuring Jessica Harper “Phantom Of The Paradise”. The problem with so many rock operas is they take themselves too damn seriously. But the successful one’s have tended to be…

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Skool’s Out: The Todd Leibowitz Mix List

By admin | August 3, 2009

Todd Leibowitz was just a kid when I first met him -a baby faced assistant with a ready smile, that must be ten years ago and now Todd has a wife and son but still with that perpetually baby faced smile and still with that ready smile. And still with a perpetually youthful taste in…

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Mary J. Blige Is The One In New Commercial

By admin | August 3, 2009

“The One” is a great song and heading North on the hot one hundred and it is also the theme of Mary J. Blige’s new A.T. & T cell phone commercial “Shredding Styles”. 30 seconds have never been better spent.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuPUl3HcoFM

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Leonard Cohen’s Moral Imperative

By admin | August 2, 2009

According to the Jerusalem Post when Leonard Cohen plays the Ramat Gan Stadium on September 24th, 2009 all proceeds will go to the Fund for reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace. Cohen said “I’d like to play, but I just can’t take any money out. I want it to stay there.”

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SOON

By admin | August 2, 2009

if you can’t touch it how can you steal it? the music industry makes thieves of all of us… soon

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The Mix List August 2nd, 2009: Got A Sussussus

By admin | August 2, 2009

Suspect Device – Stiff Little Fingers – The Dublin punk rockers biggest hit is an incendiary warning about a possible incineration in the middle of the late 70s back when Ireland was at war. The song has one of the great hooks i”Got a sus-sus-sus-sus-sus-sus-got a suspect device”. Upholstery – The Beach BumsYou’ll Need thiose…

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If tomorow wasn’t such a long time: Rod Stewart As Rock Artist

By admin | August 2, 2009

It’s a little hard to remember now, feels like so long ago what with the model girlfriends and the houses in LA, cocaine and dayglo before punk washed him away for awhile, up till today where he records huge chunks of the American song book and turns art into money playing the same, admittedly excellent,…

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SOON

By admin | August 2, 2009

THE GREATEST ROCKOPERA EVER

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All Pointless West

By admin | August 2, 2009

Lessee here we’re all excited because although the Beastie Boys had to pull from being the maining attraction they got Jay-Z Big news? If you’re in Monterey maybe, if you’re in NYC and wanted to see Jay-Z it woulda been tough to miss him. With Lil Wayne at Izod, Mary J. at MSG to mention…