Kings Of Leon

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks: September 20th To 26th

By Alyson Camus | September 19, 2021

St Vincent and Spoon are at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday

The Ohana Festival Adds An ‘Encore Weekend’ With A Different Lineup

By Alyson Camus | July 21, 2021

this second lineup seems curated for me.

UK Top 10 Albums 3-19-21 – 3-25-21

By Iman Lababedi | March 20, 2021

mostly just taking up room

UK Top 10 Albums 3-12-21 – 3-18-21

By Iman Lababedi | March 13, 2021

you just can’t sustain a career with non-fungible tokens

Musicians Are Selling Their Music As NFTs: Is This A Good Idea?

By Alyson Camus | March 10, 2021

Why are people buying stuff like this?

The Earliest Bird: Top New Release 1-8-21 – 1-14-21 Kings Of Leon Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2021

from the opening finger picked lick they are surprisingly, shockingly, on top of their game

The Three Worst Rock Bands Anywhere: 2019 edition

By Iman Lababedi | April 4, 2019

as front men go he should be the pizza delivery boy

Arroyo Seco Weekend, Sunday June 24th 2018

By Alyson Camus | June 27, 2018

another iconic character of the rock ‘n’ roll mythology playing in front of me


By Alyson Camus | June 16, 2018

 Arroyo Seco Weekend with Neil Young + Promise of the Real headlining

Arroyo Seco Has Announced Its All-Rock-Star Line-Up

By Alyson Camus | March 3, 2018

the festival is obviously not targeting the same demographic than Coachella


By Alyson Camus | October 2, 2017

On Saturday October 7th, it’s time for Cal Jam 17 

No Progress In The Battle Of The Sexes At Music Festivals

By Alyson Camus | June 23, 2017

It’s still a very men’s world

Kings Of Leon At Madison Square Garden, Friday, January 20th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 22, 2017

Maybe they are bullies

Writing About Music Is About Writing

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2014

I got the name of the bass player wrong, KoL fans went crazy but my feeling was “it’s the fucking bass player, who cares?”, I didn’t, as long as I said what I wanted to say about the music as well as I could, getting the band member names wrong didn’t interest me. I didn’t care

Kings Of Leon Going Cheap! Get Your Groupon

By Iman Lababedi | April 28, 2014

While I kinda feel bad for the band, the other half of the equation is that KoL are such dicks they kinda have it coming. Anyway for four more days get tickets heavily discounted to their Bethel Woods gig as they put the group into Groupon.

Kings Of Leon Fans Exposed To Measles

By Iman Lababedi | April 8, 2014

Here is the definition of adding insult to injury, Seattle fans of Kings Of Leon may have been exposed to the measles after a March 28 concert at Seattle’s Key Arena.

That Was The Week Of February 10th, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | February 18, 2014

Derek Jeter retiring at the end of this season. I remember seeing his very first game in the majors and noticing him and, as a season ticket holder from 1999 – 2001. Greatest moment? The lead off home room in game four of the 2000 World series

Kings Of Leon, Madison Square Garden, Friday, February 14th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 15, 2014

Perhaps married life has softened the band, the growing old, the changing of the guard, and the world’s hostilities, the relatively low sales volume of the pretty good Mechanical Bull, the hit and miss rate on their own songs; while they still seem way too distanced, they don’t have the stench of arrogance any more.

Active Viewin': Concert Picks For Week Of February 10th, 2014 (except we're late)

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2014

Websites that have nervous breakdowns for four days don’t post concert picks for the week. Write them? Sure we write them. But post em? That ain’t happening. So this Wednesday I’m gonna save you the usual song and dance and boil the week down to three sets. Two of which occur at the same time.

Watch Kings Of Leon's New Western-Tale Video For 'Beautiful War’

By Alyson Camus | November 25, 2013

Kings of Leon have released a new video, for the song ‘Beautiful War’, and it plays like a mini movie about cowboys, love, bar fights, Urban-cowboy-style bull riding, and even jail.

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

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-6-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 6, 2013

Song Beneath The Song – Maria Taylor – The Saddle Creek stalwart has her best album to date coming out soon, till then here is an early solo song that will keep you going; that’s Conor singing back up – A

US Top 10 Albums 10-12-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2013

There is only one number to keep an eye on here and it belongs to Drake and here it is: 658,000 units sold. That would have been a good showing ten years, today it is a legitimate hit album and if t loses 70% of its audience next week, it is still gonna go platinum sooner rather than later

Singles Going Steady: New Album Releases Reviewed Week Of September 23rd, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2013

Quite good rock fodder filled with moderately swinging rockers and hooks a-plenty, which might not improve on first single “Supersoaker” but don’t leave it in the lurch either. Clanging guitars, would be anthems, real anthems, and catchy little singalongs, they should be able to tour behind this for at least a year – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+

UK Top 10 Albums 10-5-13

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2013

I wonder, will Jessie J, once it is released Stateside, kill us here and put her into Ellie Goulding territory, a place I always figured she should be.

The Global Citizens Festival With Stevie Wonder, the Great Lawn, Central Park, Saturday, September 28th, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2013

On a glorious Saturday afternoon drifting into Saturday evening, 60,000 New Yorkers became “Global Citizens”. Well helping the poor is one thing and music is something else entirely and I for one, actually, will be happy to dismiss the entire enterprise for you.

Hear ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 9-29-13

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2013

S.O.S. In Bel Air – Phoenix – The catchiest song off their last album and neither song nor album has lit the world on fire, but that doesn’t mean this catchy electronic pop rock shouldn’t have done better – B+

Starbucks Song Of the Week: 'Temple' By Kings Of Leon

By Alyson Camus | September 27, 2013

It’s very listenable, you may even tap your foot but, at the end, it sounds like a million things you have heard before and you smell the formulaic song before reaching the middle of it. I haven’t spent any time listening to Kings of Leon, but I get the feeling this one sums them all. And oh boy, these repetitive lyrics are so lazy

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 9-25-13

By Iman Lababedi | September 25, 2013

Hellhound On My Trail – Robert Johnson – The legend starts here with Johnson pursued by a Hell Hound and wailing his blues. Recorded in 1937, it sounds really fresh today, weary but fresh – A+

Be Here Now: New Releases Snapshot Review 9-24-13

By Iman Lababedi | September 24, 2013

Impressive renewal of their smart and sexy guitar rock; the voice took awhile to get use to but by now they seem to have releaxed into their position of rock elder statesmen on this cool old fashioned rocker – B+