Li’l Mo And The Monicats

Li'l Mo And The Monicats At Connolly's, Saturday, January 25th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 27, 2014

On record, Li’l Mo is so soulful you wish she’d cover Curtis Mayfield, everything she sings touches you deep and keeps you coming back, on stage she leads her band with a sure hand through set pieces of sound (the following set she would have a 12 girl chorus joining her!) and the audience never felt short footed.

10 Songs 1-27-14: What rock nyc Is Listening To 1-27-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 27, 2014

Runaway Dreamer – Sophie Ellis-Bextor – The album drags me but this is a clever pop rock MORer which snapped the UK to attention, not least because Sophis is a popular model, but also because the song is as catchy as this kinda stuff can kind – A

That Was The Week Of January 20th, 2014 That Was

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2014

Laura Jane Grace came through!We were waiting for her and Against Me! to take alternative rock howling into transgender politics and that’s exactly she did with a rock and roll smackdown of the first order Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks For The Week Of 1-20-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 19, 2014

I’ve been planning to see Monica Passim for around six months now but something keeps getting in the way of my chance to catch New York’s gift to country music. But NO MORE. A Saturday night gig and in Midtown must be seen

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-18-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 18, 2013

Sutphin Boulevard – Blood Orange – Devonté Hynes poppiest moment from two years ago sounds as fresh today as we eagerly await Cupid Deluxe which maybe I should have made my sneak peak of the week elsewhere – A-

Two Great Gigs Coming Soon: Monica Passin And Spanking Charlene

By Iman Lababedi | November 17, 2013

Two great shows are playing New York in the immediate future and these are so close to a must see that one is gonna force me to go out on a Sunday (something I truly truly hate doing), and the other will find me on the Upper West Side!!