My Chemical Romance
Café Tacvba are at Walt Disney Concert Hall this week
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band are at the Greek on Sunday
looks like a crazy intense day
it has been the year the music was canceled
Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott and My Chemical Romance
almost every single band that has existed had a ‘reunion’
It certainly adds some spice to the night
eems the case with many- imagine if the band had gotten as big as One Direction, they’d be overdosed in an alley. You either have what it takes to survive in the racket or you don’t- apparently Way does not. The cool thing is he is totally OK with it
Quieter Today – Cloud Nothings – The first track on the newbie is a return to the obstreperous roar electric of the Albini moment but with an extra dollop of melody – A
Boatloads more energy than Roger showed on last years Who tour, this farewell to the terminally ill Wilko Johnson, one last tour, one last album, stands head and shoulders above most stuff that passes for rock and roll.
Baby Ride Easy – Johnny And Jane Carter Cash – So now we know where Dave Edmunds and Carlene Carter heard it, Johnny and June covering the song for one Billy Sherrill back in the 80s. Not bad, and the fiddle break is more than that, but Dave and Carlene jumped for joy all the way through their version – B+
A later generations Sly Stone releases a full set from circa Brown Sugar, twenty years after its expiration date and it is still better than just about anything else you might consider funk. There is no way to overstate the case for this album and if we are never getting another album and if he can’t release the Radio City Music Hall gig from 2000, this will do very nicely. ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A
The thought here is about the division of fans after the breakup of My Chemical Romance. I think he is just asking people to please like him while saying it doesn’t matter if you do
It’s like a bad breakup where you have a lump in your throat and you know that you’ll never see each other again- gosh I’m getting emotional.
I did love Black Parade and I did like some of Killjoys but ‘Greatest’ hits is a pretty grand statement from a band with one great and one OK album. But the DVD is the clincher.
“To be honest, the only reason they ever seemed so massively impactful is because their entire fanbase were people growing up who needed salvation, something to look to, an absolute coming-of-age sort of group.”