Margot Macdonald

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks w-o 1-13-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 12, 2014

Any time Aretha Franklin is in town is a must see date for all concerned, and when she is playing Radio City Music Hall as she is on this Friday, there is no reason at all not to go and spent some time for this greatest of singers and excellent on stage performer.

Hear Ye: what rock nyc is listening to 12-27-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 27, 2013

Tug Of War – Paul McCartney – Lost in the midst of time, and never rolled out even when Macca is looking for something to change up in his show and despite it appearing on Wingspan, there is a real tug to the song, a sweet sadness – A-

Hear Ye On Spotify: What rock nyc is listening to 11-26-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 26, 2013

The Book Of Love – The Magnetic Fields – From their greatest album 69 Love Songs, this is a flat out masterpiece but the singing is a little iffy – A

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-25-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 25, 2013

Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet – The Everly Brothers – From Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, this is a strange and beautiful close harmony duet about romantic fealty – A

rock nyc's Top 10 Tracks Week of November 18th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2013

Two albums rule here, Margot’s which is finally on Spotify and Blood Oranges’, a huge leap forward for Dev. Except for them it is the usual shift of a song here and a song there.

Active Viewin': rock nyc concert picks for the week of November 4th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | November 3, 2013

I think we can all agree that Jay- Z schooled Justin Timberlake in stadium rock at Yankee Stadium last summer BUT Arena rock? My bet is young Justin is gonna kill it at Izod Center on Saturday.

rock nyc Top 10 songs w-o 10-28-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2013

Arcade Fire, Maria Taylor, Linda Thompson ruled this week, I could have filled every position with their songs. AF, maybe I’m being difficult but I really do like it, and Maria and Linda are both on my top 10 albums list of 2013.

Best Concerts Through October 31st, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2013

ARMS – Studio At Webster Hall, Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 – Todd Goldstein is a one band except he has a full band and they take the stage to a soundscape indie rock of power and beauty and a smart sound you would do well to listen to.

Must See: Margot Macdonald At Rockwood 2, November 4th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 29, 2013

I think Canvas is very good but not great, the inclusion of “Book Of Love” might have tipped it to great. You should definitely hear it. Like definitely. Maybe it is great…For sure, Margot should bring it big time to Rockwood 2.

That Was The Week Of October 14th, 2013 That Was

By Iman Lababedi | October 22, 2013

The CMJ Festival came about as close to taking over the city as humanly possible, Saturday afternoon on Ludlow Street you could wander from one gig to another all day long. It is one of my favorite times of the year -it’s like Christmas Eve

Hear ye: What rock nyc is listening to 10-20-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 20, 2013

Every Single Night – Fiona Apple – This is the other half of Fiona. Fiona as nursery rhyme singer, skipping merrily down the path of weirdness before losing it again – A

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is living to 10-18-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 18, 2013

Heartbreaker – Justin Bieber – Man, this guy got sucky. I was never a huge fan but he was always good for a coupla good tracks a year; how could this be any more generic – C-

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-17-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 17, 2013

I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten – Tracey Ullman – Of course her singing can’t compare to dusty, but this 1983 cover compares very well in a very joyful 1960s girl group UK style way – A