L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, April 24th To 30th
This is Iggy Pop’s week with two more shows
Sneak Feats: Upcoming Album Releases 8-7-20 – 8-13-20
everything that’s good about the Red States
Going Steady: New Singles 3-13-20 – 3-19-2020, Reviewed
a major triumph for drinking your fun time away
L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, APRIL 22ND TO 28TH
Alice Bag is opening for Bikini Kill on Thursday
US Top 10 Albums For The Week Ending December 21st, 2017
he will go smaller to Yankee Stadium
US Top 10 Albums For The Week Ending December 14th, 2017
Not to be trusted
Luke Bryan At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, Reviewed
he can put on a show and he does
American Country Countdown Awards Winners
A rocking shout-out to women.
Luke Bryan Versus Jason Isbell: The Country Wars
One is a serious man disguised as a Frat Boy and the other is a serious man disguised as a workingclass hero. Isbell is great but not great enough, Luke just moved 390,000 Album Equivalent Units, as if he had learnt something from Jason Aldean failed to about where pop meets hip hop meets country
US TOP 10 Albums 8-29-15
I promise you that given the choice between embracing Luke and loathing him, I’d much prefer to love the wee tyke, if only out of respect for the zeitgeist but it can’t be done. If the Spring Break stuff was Jimmy Buffet for 30 something college kids, the new one is moribund drag country for bores hitting 40 and their first divorce. It is awful and one OK song, “Strip It Down” doesn’t come close to saving it.
Dr. Dre Made $20 A Second In 2014!
Rappers are still going strong even those I haven’t heard anything from for a long time, like Diddy ($60 million and $1.90 per second)! Beside this you have Calvin Harris ($66 million and $2.09 per second), Jay Z ($60 million and $1.90 per second), and Drake ($33 million and $1.05 per second)
10 Songs: Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
Play It Again – Luke Bryan – Bob Lefsetz’ssong of the year and really it isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever heard, no harm no foul really, just a silly frat rock country song – B
US Top 10 Albums 5-10-14
Both Iggy and Future are pretty good albums, though my bet is Future falters fast. Neon Trees –well, it is not as though they were that big to start with and if you ever catch em live your opinion will of em will instantaneously improve.
US Top 10 Albums 4-26-14
Yeah, no one is shocked that Pharrell is back at # 2 but what is shocking is how much it has sold: 29,000 copies. If all you are selling here is 29K maybe it isn’t really anything very much. Record sales appear to be coming to an end while the new musical equations are more like a polularity than a sales contest.
US Top 10 Albums 1-18-14
It is January 9th and nothing has happened in the world except “Frozen” is the fourth animated soundtrack to reach the top of the Billboard 200. It follows Jack Johnson’s “Curious George” (2006), and Disney’s “Pocahontas” (1995) and “The Lion King” (1994). One of which is actually good.
US Top 10 Albums: 10-19-13
People are right, Timberlake should have cut the two album drift to a sharp singleminded single. Even so, this isn’t close to as bad as they naysayers claim