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Randy Edelman Feat. Chioma “How Could I Let You Go” Record Release Party @ Roof Top Sandbar Following “Around the World in 80 Minutes”

By Jimmy Star | January 10, 2022

Back by popular demand join composer extraordinaire Randy Edelman on February 26, 2022 at 9:30PM as he presents “Around The World In 80 Minutes” at Chelsea Table and Stage (152 West 26th Street, NYC).

AniMaze X “Heavy Metal With A Twist of Innocence”

By Jimmy Star | January 18, 2021

refreshing musical epiphany

Cuz There Aren't Enough Books About KISS Yet, 'Nothin' To Lose: The Making Of KISS (1972-1975)'

By Helen Bach | March 22, 2013

Supposedly this will be a ‘fly on the wall’ vantage point with interviews from the band, their producers as well as roadies and music journalists. Basically anyone who had anything to say about these guys get their paragraph

FIDLAR Covers The Descendents For Milo Aukerman's 50th Birthday

By Alyson Camus | December 31, 2012

There is no big surprise, FIDLAR stay loyal to the aggressiveness and the irony of the original 1982 song, after all this is a young punk band covering another young punk band (at the time). But I would be more interested to hear some of the other covers by non-punk bands

Rachel Brown's 'Four Leaf Clovers’, A Song From Her Debut Album ‘Building Castles’

By Alyson Camus | September 22, 2012

She also does an amazing cover of ‘Without you’ by David Guetta featuring Usher – yes you read it correctly – and as much as I hate that song, she manages to do something beautiful and soulful from all these non-sense beats

Listen To Two New Songs Off Thee Oh Sees' New Album 'Putrifier II'

By Alyson Camus | August 15, 2012

I need to listen to this new album soon, but here are two of the new songs posted on soundcloud, the grinding-violin, slowly expanding, almost medieval-march-sounding ‘So Nice’ and the druggy-state of ‘Lupine Dominus’ with its infectious rhythm haunted by John Dywer’ falsetto.

Stream Saint Motel's Debut Album 'Voyeur'

By Alyson Camus | July 12, 2012

Their full-length ‘Voyeur’ is out since July 10th and this playful achievement can be streamed in its entirety on soundcloud! Having streamed it once, I can say that the eleven songs are as diverse as they are typical Saint Motel, all of them showcasing their undeniable upbeat and inventive style,

These Bloody Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends Vinyls Are On Sale For $2,500

By Alyson Camus | May 6, 2012

What’s the deal with Wayne Coyne and blood, he keeps splashing his face with fake blood during concerts, he has already printed posters with his own blood, and now this! I am just wondering two things: How come the blood is not coagulating if this comes from several people?

The Flaming Lips and The Blood of Friends

By Alyson Camus | April 1, 2012

‘I don’t have everybody’s blood just yet, but I collected quite a few vials of blood and it’s actually sitting in my refrigerator as we speak. I’m going to try to take that same concept and put little bits of everybody’s blood in the middle of this record.

Aerosmith Tour News Anticipated

By Helen Bach | March 26, 2012

Well pad the floor and get the safety harnesses out. Steven Tyler and the boys are about to hit the road and if things go as per usual, some ones gonna be falling off the stage sometime real soon.

The Beatles Yellow Submarine Restored For DVD Release

By Helen Bach | March 24, 2012

These styles included melding live-action photography with animation, 3-dimensional sequences and kaleidoscopic ‘rotoscoping’ where film is traced frame by frame into drawings. The entire process took nearly two years

Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson cover 'You're so Vain'

By Alyson Camus | March 22, 2012

I mean he has played the weirdest and the most eccentric characters, and he is quite acquainted with the music scene, so it should not come as a surprise that he wants to team up with… Marilyn Manson?

Retro Elton

By Helen Bach | March 21, 2012

The record marks a return to the piano-bass-drums trio format heard on his classic early records such as the live 11-17-70. What? No more dance crap? Can this be happening?

All American Rejects "Kids In The Streets" Reviewed

By Helen Bach | March 16, 2012

Wow, looks who's back.  All American Rejects are back with their poppy good fun.  Although sporting a weird accent the song is contagious and twittery.

The Raconteurs, Gone But Not Gone

By Helen Bach | March 12, 2012

Enter the Live at Montreux 2008, a DVD/Blu-ray. Yup, we cant get anything new but we sure as heck can watch five year old footage of a band that will never regroup.

Unreleased Elliott Smith's 'Needle in the Hay' In CASH Music Compilation

By Alyson Camus | March 6, 2012

Among the 58 and plus tracks, there will be an exclusive alternate version with vocals of Deerhunter’s Grayscale, debuts or exclusives from Throwing Muses, The Night Marchers, Zoë Keating, Hurry Up, Hungry Ghost, Brute Heart, rarities and live tracks

Pantera "Vulgar Display of Power" Anniversary Edition

By Helen Bach | March 4, 2012

There are so many great band films (and not so great ones!) but for some reason seeing them really give you the illusion of insight in to the inner workings of rock and roll.

Getting Diamond To the Greek

By Helen Bach | March 3, 2012

Diamond was on fire performing all of his hits and those he had written. We often forget that Diamond was a songwriter and not the ‘easy listening’ singer.

The Sex Pistols 35th Anniversary ReVamp

By Helen Bach | March 1, 2012

Thirty five years go by so fast. That is how long it has been since the release of the infamous “Never Mind The Bullocks” album by punk Godfathers The Sex Pistols.

Glamour Kills Sampler, Free Download

By Helen Bach | February 26, 2012

So a spring anything seems odd. What is more odd is that Glamour Kills has offered up a really really good freebie. Figure if you’re going to spend $70.00 on a hoodie with a flying pig some free tunes would be a nice gesture.

Lemmy Get This Straight, a $600.00 Box Set?

By Helen Bach | February 24, 2012

‘Unfortunately greed once again rears its yapping head,’ says iconic frontman Lemmy Kilmister. ‘I would advise against it even for the most rabid completists!’

Rihanna's Special Guest, Chris Brown

By Helen Bach | February 19, 2012

Rihanna was probably already feeling guilty when she did not oppose the restraining order reduction last year, something typical of battered woman, and this was a bad sign. But she should be aware that this new move will not be taken well by the audience

Monkeys touching Paul Wellers New Junk

By Helen Bach | February 18, 2012

‘There was an inference that I was going through a mid-life crises’ Paul says ‘Which I found really amusing: the clichéd notion of it. And that was the impetus for (the song) even though it isn’t really about that.

GARBAGE ALERT!

By Helen Bach | February 18, 2012

The art, well it is generic and nothing really noteworthy. What is noteworthy is that the band sounds fantastic and Manson is a Goddess. Think of how long six years is in the scheme of things. This could very well have been a flop- music can sound so dated and cliché’.

''Gems – the Very Best Of Michael Bolton''

By Helen Bach | February 16, 2012

Yup, bringing Bolton to the blog. Anyone see him on Saturday Night Live? The guy is odd but whoa he has a huge list of accomplishments. The singer songwriter has sold 53 million records worldwide.

"One Drop", Public Image Ltd, Reviewed

By Helen Bach | February 15, 2012

This is not to say Lydon has lost his mojo- not at all. It is just interesting to hear an all so familiar voice with such obvious distortion. Its as if he should clear his throat or something, a warble in the resonance.

Drake Bell's “Speak My Mind” Reviewed

By Henry Sins | February 15, 2012

The beginning of any song is comparable to the first time you meet someone; first impressions are everything. However, I implore you to not be taken aback by your first impression of this song. It seems to start off like any other pop rock song but as it progresses, Drake’s passion breaks through the speakers and, trust me, it’ll turn you into a fan.

Dexy's Midnight Runners, 27 Years Later

By Helen Bach | February 13, 2012

But is the world ready for more Dexy? I can say with much confidence the US is not. The populace does not have the ear for this sound and unfortunately there are far too many other options, the second coming of DMR will not even score them a hit song.

Tony Bennett, Getting Naked and Singin With The Kids

By Helen Bach | February 11, 2012

If you recall a bit ago he was sketching nude Lady Gaga. I gotta say that creeped me out more than I let on. There are some visions that simply make me want to gouge my eyes out with soup ladles and this is sure one of them.

Killing Joke, MMXXII

By Helen Bach | February 10, 2012

Everything is speeding up. It’s not just our minds shrinking. We are heading towards the Eschaton and no-one really knows what’s going to happen.

The Fray "Scars + Stories" and Tour

By Helen Bach | February 2, 2012

For some reason these ‘drone’ bands gather up large masses of Walmart shoppers and get them plucked enough to get an applause and some hits. It could be a government plot- but no one is allowed to talk about it.

Jack White, Solo and Out of His Mind

By Helen Bach | January 31, 2012

Did something more happen with Meg or something? Was it all the black white and red, maybe some odd lab rat sort of thing that just made the dude whack out?

"Communication Blues" , Cheap Girls Reviewed

By Helen Bach | January 30, 2012

Almost like it was recorded in their garage. Not Dave Grohls garage, oh no no, I mean that retro sounding rock. I cant say I was blown away. I cant say I was impressed

Oh, The Horrors!

By Helen Bach | January 28, 2012

Horrors bring me great joy. They look like The Cramps via Edward Scissorhands and have an incredible cool sound. I’m not the only one to think this either.

Sir Paul and Little Stevie

By Helen Bach | January 27, 2012

Stevie came along to the studio in LA and he listened to the track for about ten minutes and he totally got it. He just went to the mic and within 20 minutes had nailed this dynamite solo

Holy Hell, Die Antwoord!!

By Helen Bach | January 26, 2012

They consider themselves to be a rap crew/art project. Ahh, you can smell the hipster in the air! But I cant even pick on them too much cuz this thing creeped the bejeezuz out of me.

The Spill Canvas officially back!

By admin | January 25, 2012

The one minute video definitely says enough to get me really pumped for what they’re working on. It’s fun to watch because it lets us see their personalities. It shows off their silly side

The Brian Jonestown Massacre's upcoming album

By Alyson Camus | January 25, 2012

their frontman has such an inflated ego that hehas basically spoiled everything for me. However, if we can pass on Anton Newcombe’s tempestuous character and plain insanity at times, and the factthat he basically has fired his band line-up every year, you still may be interested by the band’s psychedelic-shoegazing rock sound

Gimme Gimme Garbage

By Helen Bach | January 25, 2012

There hasn’t been new Garbage since 2005, this is fantastic and its really happening! The new album will be released on their new indie label STUNVOLUME. This means nothing to me just hurry and let me hear it!

Say Anything's "Anarchy My Dear"

By admin | January 24, 2012

There are multiple pre-order bundles. The first is just the album, for $10. $16 will get you a tee and the album. There are many more, but as the prices go up, the bundles get better

Telegram On Wayne Coynes Doorstep, Let's Record A Song!

By Alyson Camus | January 22, 2012

They drove from LA to Oklahoma during 22 straight hours, and took the risk to ring at Coyne’s door without notice, but they were actually welcomed by the Flaming Lips’ frontman

Anthony Raneri's, "Cathedrals", reviewed

By Helen Bach | January 21, 2012

The way that Anthony’s voice dances on top of the instruments is absolutely incredible and uplifting. It’s almost effortless and puts you on a cloud when you hear it. It shows off his immense talent and it’s wonderful.

‘Under African Skies’ the documentar​y about the album Graceland

By Alyson Camus | January 19, 2012

This will only be the beginning of a year-long celebration commemorating the 25th anniversary of this release, and, as we had already announced it, there will also be more goodies for die-hard fans,

Glamour Kills Tour 2012 and Album Release

By Helen Bach | January 19, 2012

Glamour Kills is the pimp of bands lately. Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low is just one of the alty pop bands who hangs tight to this clothing merchant. Their high end hoodies make sure that the kids are lookin’ spiffy. Cute graphics for boys ang girls, takes all the pressure off fitting in at shows- its nearly uniform.

A New Song By Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), "Off The Wall"

By Alyson Camus | January 17, 2012

It is quite a departure from Sonic Youth’s distorted sound; instead,the gentle upbeat pop-rock song has a catchy melody,… but curiously, after listening to it for several times, some slight Sonic Youth’s riffs magically reappear.

The Stranglers, Still Going Strong

By Helen Bach | January 16, 2012

The Stranglers are about to release a new LP and go an a very extensive European tour. The album titled “Giants” is due out on March 12th. I would hope for a US tour but I’m sure it would be brief and select.

The Flaming Lips Announce Collaboration With Bon Iver (And Others)

By Alyson Camus | January 16, 2012

I can see how a Nick Cave-Wayne Coyne co-written tune could be an interesting thing to discover, but Bon Iver? He is the antithesisof the Flaming Lips!

Oh No, Achtung Baby

By Helen Bach | January 13, 2012

Twenty years after the release of Achtung, animation and unseen footage chronicles the bands rise to glory. Glory.

Albums of 2012, What I'm Looking Forward To

By Alyson Camus | January 13, 2012

From Queens of The Stoneage to Fiona Apple, 2012 looks to be a great year of the comeback album, here are some personal highlights.

Madness, Nutty Recording and Touring

By Helen Bach | January 12, 2012

I adore this band you cannot hear a Madness song and be angry. G’head and try it’s instant feel good, throw your shoes off and get dancing fun. No one can duplicate them and no one is dumb enough to try.