L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, July 17th To 23rd

By Alyson Camus | July 16, 2023

Café Tacvba have 2 nights at the Hollywood Bowl

The Bellwether, A New LA Music Venue, Will Open Next Month!

By Alyson Camus | June 7, 2023

“The Bellwether will be the next step for an artist in our LA ecosystem”

Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival Has Announced Its 2023 Lineup

By Alyson Camus | April 12, 2023

Is there one festival that the Foo Fighters are not headlining?

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

Haim At Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2022


L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, April 25th To May 1st

By Alyson Camus | April 26, 2022

Feist has several shows at the Shrine

West Coast Music Festivals: An Update For 2021

By Alyson Camus | May 13, 2021

This avalanche of acts is almost overwhelming after a year of nothin

What Are The Chances That The Haim Sisters, Phoebe Bridgers And Finneas Knew Each Other As Teenagers?

By Alyson Camus | March 16, 2021

It cannot be a coincidence

Life Is Beautiful Has Announces Its Lineup: Are We Back To Normal?

By Alyson Camus | March 11, 2021

‘we’re thrilled to reunite and celebrate a collective return to discovery, serendipity, and together!’

The 63rd Grammy Awards Ceremony Will Include Some Live Performances, On A Real Stage

By Alyson Camus | March 9, 2021

The ceremony will also pay tribute to independent music venues

The 2021 Grammys Nominations Are Here, And It’s A Huge Year For Women

By Alyson Camus | November 24, 2020

Fiona should have been nominated for Album of the Year

Is Ivanka Listening To Music? Do We Even Care?

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2020

she had a punk phase in the ‘90s

The Other 1%, How Music Streaming Mirrors Our Very Unequal Society

By Alyson Camus | September 12, 2020

approximately 1% have received 90 percent of listeners’ plays

UK Top Ten Albums 7-3-20 – 7-9-20

By Iman Lababedi | July 4, 2020

I never thought much of Haim as the Bat Mitzvah blues band

Press Releases From May 2020: Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | May 2, 2020

several hip hop tracks from French Montana and YG, and a new song from HAIM

Album Releases: More Major Artists Are ‘Being Forced To Postpone’?

By Alyson Camus | March 28, 2020

Isn’t it ridiculous when streaming has become the most used medium? 

Making It In The Music Business: A Rich Heiresses’ Special Privilege?

By Alyson Camus | May 24, 2019

How many talented artists do I see in these small clubs every year?


By Alyson Camus | December 17, 2018

Thom Yorke is at the Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday


By Alyson Camus | April 7, 2018

An evening with Andy Summers (of The Police) at The Regent Theater on Saturday

Coachella Has Announced Its 2018 Hip Hop-R&B Oriented Lineup

By Alyson Camus | January 2, 2018

certainly represents what kids listen to these days


By Alyson Camus | August 14, 2017

Echo Park Rising 2017 will take over my neighborhood

Be Here Early: New Album Reviews 7-7-17 -7-13-17

By Iman Lababedi | July 9, 2017

in over their heads


By Alyson Camus | April 28, 2017

the only way to get in is to register through Facebook

The Haim Sisters Want To Resurrect LilIth Fair, An All-Women Festival

By Alyson Camus | October 8, 2015

I did see Melissa Etheridge in concert, I saw Sarah McLachlan in concert, I saw Paula Cole in concert and Sheryl Crow. All these amazing ladies had such an amazing outlet and place to play music, and it was really beautiful, and I feel like that’s not really available anymore and that outlet isn’t there.’

Taylor Swift Announces Tour With Haim!

By Alyson Camus | February 3, 2015

ere at Rock NYC we have covered the valley sisters since their humble beginning, I saw them at a tiny street fair (the Hudson Block Party) then at the Twilight Concert Series in Santa Monica in May and July 2012, Iman saw them opening for Mumford and Sons at Barclay Center early 2013, but I really heard about them for the first time early 2012, when Ryan Adams joined them on stage at the Echoplex… yes, the tiny Echoplex and now they are playing the Staples Center with Swift, just three years later

Listen To The New Collaboration Haim-Calvin Harris

By Alyson Camus | October 30, 2014

Is it me, or the tune even sounds la bit ike the Police at 0:58 and at 1:57? Because yes, it goes back into circles, a bit pop-dance, taking a full disco ball level, then these half-hushed Fleetwood-Mac-like multi voices and then open dance floor again….

Haim's Body-Shaped New Vinyl For 'My Song 5'

By Alyson Camus | September 21, 2014

I give you this, they are young girls and cute, and this is why we get this new vinyl of their track ‘My Song 5’, shaped like Alana Haim’s derriere, with her legs and arms sticking out of the vinyl’s edges. Why? Did fans need this? I am certain they will sell out very fast

Watch Haim Reveal Secrets In A New Video For 'My Song 5’

By Alyson Camus | August 22, 2014

still can’t make sense of the Haim sisters’ enormous success, I saw them a few years ago at a tiny street festival in LA and there were like 10 people, then saw them at the Santa Monica pier a year later and they had attracted a rather large crowd, but now they are literally headlining the FYF fest? They have a 9 pm spot just before the Strokes, which is big deal

Haim Getting Squeamish About All These Fleetwood Mac Comparisons

By Alyson Camus | March 23, 2014

I hardly get it but the girls are now all over the press, doing interviews with Marie Claire, embracing the fashion world, and declaring getting ‘squeamish’ when compared with the legendary Fleetwood Mac

UK Top 10 Albums 1-18-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 13, 2014

Are Haim touring the UK? Interesting they’re back on the charts as are Arctic Monkeys for some reason best known to the rest of the world, I never forgave them after a terrible set at MSG.

Most Overrated 2013: Haim, Sky Ferreira And Lorde

By Iman Lababedi | December 28, 2013

Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires Of The City is overrated and I love the album. Katy Perry’s Prism is overrated and I don’t like the album but neither are quite as overrated as these three, VW is better, KP is worse, but these three most overrated albums of the year are off the charts…

Hear Ye: what rock nyc is listening to 12-28-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 28, 2013

Once upon a time at home
I sat beside the telephone
Waiting for someone to pull me through
When at last it didn’t ring I knew it wasn’t you

They Are All Big Now But We Got Them First

By Alyson Camus | November 22, 2013

I am sure I am not only speaking for myself, but it seems to me that an awful number of bands we have covered in their early days, have now officially reached the success status

UK Top 10 Albums 10-19-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 14, 2013

Yeah, I know early Miley is the pix, but she has topped both the UK singles and albums chart for the week, so what do you do? But Lucy Spraggan deserves it.

UK Top 10 Albums 10-12-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 7, 2013

I am losing interest fast in Justin, not entirely, but really only one great song. Haim are a real bore and Alter Bridge (the guys who wrote the music for Creed – wow, that’s some kinda credentials) are hard pressed to be worse

Singles Going Steady: New Album Reviews Week Of September 30th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 6, 2013

Unvarnished – Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – Sure this is Joanie 101 but it is also older Joanie 101, whether worrying about aging on “Fragile” or slashing and burning “Reality Mentality”, she is still writing strong glam riffs with shout outs, and sing-alongs. No, it isn’t Album, but it is still damn good – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+

Be Here Now: New Releases Snapshot Review 10-1-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2013

Unvarnished – Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – You know what you hope it sounds like? That’s exactly what it sounds like; glam rock, power rock, street anthem, soccer game top of the terrace at the top of your lungs singalonga – B+