Holiday

Three, Two, One.. Happy New Year!

By Helen Bach | January 1, 2013

The world didn’t end..which means there will be tons of new music and lots of antics from the trenches ahead. Not all things good though, there will be more Bono, more Seger and more Coldplay

Dick Clark And the Unbearable Passing Of Time

By Iman Lababedi | January 3, 2012

The ambivalence is self-evident, it feels like by calling for Clark’s retirment we are in the process of warehousing the aged. Still, Clark is a very rich and very successful man. It is time for the American teenager to set down.

"Oliver": Comfort Movie Musical

By Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2011

there was every reason to expect the West End Musical of the novel to be a sugar coated morsel, But Lionel Bart wrote it, and it ended up a poisonous bon bon.

All The Shows-Parties Going On In LA on New Year's Eve, 2011

By Alyson Camus | December 28, 2011

New Year Eve in Los Angeles seems to have piled up a large amount of shows and parties everywhere in the city.

A New Column: Not With The Band Debuts

By Alyson Camus | December 27, 2011

On Christmas day, nothing is happening, every news stops, there’s nothing, nada, rien!The XX released a mere demo of 2 minutes and all the blogs were after it, as if it would be the only thing they’d be able to feed on the whole day. And it was. Bands, if you want attention, release something on Christmas day, everyone will talk about you.

UK Top 10 Singles, December 31st, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | December 26, 2011

The top three (and # 11 -“Smeels Like Teen Spirit”) were the battle for # 1, with #1 trouncing all comers by a margin of :1. It is the sort of fun thing you can’t, or at least couldn’t, you probably good today, do in the US. It is fun with the charts you can only pull off in a small country

The Twelve Days Of rock nyc Christmas

By Helen Bach | December 25, 2011

To our loyal readers, the amazing writers, the record labels and PR firms who have shown us so much respect- we wish you the very best for 2012. Stick with us.. we’re holding nothing back

Ten Versions Of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2011

Darlene Love – The first and still the one to beat because of Darlene’s deranged, out of control, ending. There is something very moving about adding heartbreak to holiday and Darlene gets it all.

MFT Christmas Day 2011

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2011

Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me – Elvis Presley – Remember, you can’t spell elves without Elves. The best part? That ineleuctable bridge where the Jordanaires join him.

Christmas Music, The Great Equalizer

By Helen Bach | December 24, 2011

As hard as we or other ‘moderns’ try to update traditions it simply doesn’t work. Oh now I’m not saying there hasn’t been a winner of a Christmas song since 1962, but I am saying that the true bulk of holiday repetition is done by the masters.

Military Wive's Choir To Be UK's Xmas Single 2011

By Iman Lababedi | December 23, 2011

They took the words from letters written by wives of military personnel and added music tby the dreadful Royal Wedding composer Paul Mealor. It is worse than it sounds.

Fucked Up On "No Reservation"

By Alyson Camus | December 14, 2011

Fucked up performed their own rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’,… well, it was the Holiday special! It was short, but still, kind of cool to see them going mainstream like this.

Top 10 Coolest Christmas Songs of All Time

By Helen Bach | December 13, 2011

Since being cool take more than temperature determinations I offer you the top 10 Christmas songs of all time (in no particular order of course… jumble them up

Z100's Jingle Ball 2011 At MSG, Friday, December 6th, 2011, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 10, 2011

All the action was on the Top 40 and the Top 40 was ruled by dance, which made last nights “Jingle Ball” the most consistent night of live music this year. 10 artists and everybody at the top of their game

A Merry rock nyc Christmas

By Iman Lababedi | December 8, 2011

Christmas has reached that place, not unlike Lady Gaga, where the meaning has been eaten by the tradition and, whether you belive in Christ, or anyone else for that matter, you might still share in the melting point.

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" August Burns Red, Reviewed

By Helen Bach | December 1, 2011

A lovely hardened classic that has guitar pitch that goes just a smidge too high, enough to shatter a bulb or two. It does tame for verse (which is lovely by the way) but what is most disappointing?

It's Halloween! Merry Christmas. Justin Beiber and Usher Duet

By Helen Bach | October 26, 2011

Santa threw himself off the roof.

Halloween Mix Tape Free For The Downloadin' "Trick or Treat 7"

By Helen Bach | October 25, 2011

Any damn song called “All Black and Hairy” can’t be bad

Scott Weiland: The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

By Helen Bach | October 25, 2011

I wanted to make fun of this- instead I fell in love with it. Go figure