The Early Bird: Top New Albums 7-14-23 – 7-20-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 14, 2023

dancefloor swerves

The Coachella 2022 Lineup Is Here, And It’s Not So Great

By Alyson Camus | January 13, 2022

Did you notice that Ye is playing on Easter Sunday?

Primavera LA Is Announced For September 2022!

By Alyson Camus | June 30, 2021

Primavera LA would be a good successor to the FYF Fest

Is Ivanka Listening To Music? Do We Even Care?

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2020

she had a punk phase in the ‘90s

UK Top 10 Albums: 10-2-15 – 10-7-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2015

New Order and Disclosure, the UK’s concept of EDM, tops the chart, hopefully overthrown by Rudimental by the time we reach next week. Meanwhile, the paradigm is switched off, the algorithm doesn’t work and until the world figures out how to count streams, what is truly the most popular albums remains a mystery only known by Ed Sheeran.

Sam Smith Takes Lead For The First Time Since “Lonely” On Disclosure’s “Omen”

By Iman Lababedi | July 29, 2015

Disclosure? Not a huge fan of these guys, when I saw em live I thought they were a little, what’s the word here? pre programmed. And their debut was like a jukebox, sure, and a good one, but not a rebellious one at all. There is something smartly cold about the duo.

Singles Going Steady: Week Of May 4th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 8, 2015

Bang That – Disclosure – Hand the EDM duo, they got the name of the beat crazy song right, a banger that bangs with nary a Sam SMith of Emeli Sande in sight, this is an old fashioned martial beats go crazy track – B

US top 10 Singles 8-9-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2014

Every week the US Albums charts is like this explosion of new albums, shooting stars, often gone he next week or the week after, while the singles charts is like water on stone, slowly slow slowly something cracks open the door. This week it is Sia, a song I don’t have much time for, but one thay has done the difficult, it has made its presence felt on the singles charts.

10 Songs: Monday, June 9th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 9, 2014

Everybody’s Something – Chance The Rapper – The difference between the version Chance sang at his Governor’s Ball star making turn is this is the way Chance boiled the song down to its “everybody’s somebody’s everything, nobody’s nothing at all” hook and than got a full house who was gagging for it, to sing it with all its heart , the verses and backing track are a touch too dark on Acid Rap – A-

10 Songs, Monday, June 2nd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2014

. Truck Stop Gospel – Parker Millsap – Steve Crawford fave, raised in the Pentecostal Church till he found god in the open road as an Americana icon, the 20 year old emerging star does both god and Ameriman here: sorta Yankee Jake Buggs – A

UK Top 10 Singles – 3-1-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2014

All modern dance, all the time. Real simple, only A Great Big World doesn’t fit the EDM profile one oh one. Mostly soul, some hip hop, some House, all electronic, all DJ whatever the name on the package might say. And remarkably strong.

UK Top 10 Albums – 3-1-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2014

The Brit Awards effect, not unlike the Grammys. see one lousy album after another reach the top of the charts. And look at that, four of these albums could certainly be considered modern soul UK-EDM style; what Rudimental and Disclosure have brought together…

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks w-o 1-13-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 12, 2014

Any time Aretha Franklin is in town is a must see date for all concerned, and when she is playing Radio City Music Hall as she is on this Friday, there is no reason at all not to go and spent some time for this greatest of singers and excellent on stage performer.