L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, August 21st To 27th

By Alyson Camus | August 20, 2023

Zach Bryan is at the Crypto Arena

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, May 16th To 22nd 2022

By Alyson Camus | May 15, 2022

Interpol is at Just Like Heaven

UK Top 10 Albums: 2-11-22 – 2-17-22

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2022

where is the single?

Is Ivanka Listening To Music? Do We Even Care?

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2020

she had a punk phase in the ‘90s

The 2019 John Lewis Commercial

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2019

as sweet as can be

L.A.Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, October 7th To 13th

By Alyson Camus | October 5, 2019

Desert Daze is next weekend and the Flaming Lips are headlining on Friday


By Alyson Camus | December 3, 2018

Shakey Graves is at the Wiltern on Tuesday


By Alyson Camus | September 22, 2018

Parquet Courts are playing Music Tastes Good on Sunday

UK Top 10 Singles 9-23-16 – 9-29-16

By Iman Lababedi | September 24, 2016

you feel like storming a prison and offing em

Brand New, Bastille & Tegan and Sara, Boston Calling (Our!) Day Two

By admin | May 26, 2014

The music was simple to get into, and it wasn’t flashy or smoke and mirrors, it was a basic blending of instruments that just worked and was heavily appreciated by the masses. Generic is too harsh a word but it served as fine background music.

US Top 10 Singles 4-5-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 27, 2014

We appear to be in a period of extended mediocrity within the upper reaches of the charts. The album charts are so volatile it has no middle ground any more. In 2011 albums were staying in the top ten for months on end, today the album charts reflect something at all. Meanwhile, the single charts are so conservative and static they seem set in stone. Nothing on this list is good enough. It is a dreadful disappointment

US Top 10 Singles 3-22-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 13, 2014

How many times can I express my loathing for “Let It Go”, the standard formusical numbers is so low really ever since “Wicked” made the point and kept to it, that anything that rises from key to key to a full scale scream can be considered a power ballad, we have been heading for this place where everybody has given up on song for spectacle. An abominable, apocalyptic piece of crap.

UK Top 10 Albums 3-15-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 10, 2014

Yeah, we all knew it would enter the charts at # 1, that isn’t the question. The question is, how will it sustain the position through the year. Meanwhile… what makes the UK charts the UK charts is that Mike “Tubular Bells” Oldfield is still having hits with crappy albums.

UK Top 10 Albums 3-8-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 3, 2014

Imagine if you will, Oasis meets Primal Scream and you’ll have Reverend And The Makers, whose third album is really good and who have continued the gradation from opening for Oasis on their final tour to becoming a phenom in their own rights.

US Top 10 Singles 3-1-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2014

It is one of the wonderful things about the record biz. Dan Smith was a bartender writing songs on his laptop two years ago, and one, based upon the infamous city, went onto his first album. Today his life is changed forever, he is a sensation, and whether I (or you) can stand the song is irrelevant, the man hit the jukebox jackbox. PS we don’t like the song at all.

Bastille , "Earth Song/Common People", Reviewed

By Helen Bach | February 19, 2014

The kiss of conformity being allowing yourself to guest on Saturday Night Live, and I am not sure if that was the right move for them. I tend to think they would have been better off in their quiet nitch. The quest for success has watered down many an act and I fear Bastille will face that fate.

UK Top 10 Singles 12-1-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 25, 2013

Not bad, pure pop UK 2013 style: Lily twice, Gary, Ellie, Litttle Mix, 1D, there have been much worse charts out there. No hip hop but two EDM hits as icing on the cake