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ROCK STAR REVIEW: Tony Moore “Never Gonna Say Goodbye”

By Eileen Shapiro | January 19, 2022

.“Never Gonna Say Goodbye” is as touching as brushing against the wings of an Angel.

Rockstar Review: April Rose Gabrielli

By Meredith Grant | November 12, 2021

April Rose Gabrielli’s musical career is constantly soaring and spiraling upwards.

Rock Star Review: Sherry Nelson – SuperModel, TV Host, Media Personality

By Meredith Grant | October 27, 2021

Nothing can dim the light that sparkles within

Jon Butcher To Appear At SohoJohnny’s 9/11 Music & Fashion Celebrity Benefit Gala Concert 9/11/21 In NYC

By Jimmy Star | September 2, 2021

Jon Butcher To Appear At SohoJohnny’s 9/11 Music & Fashion Celebrity Benefit Gala Concert 9/11/21 In NYC

Grammy Nominee Jon Butcher’s Highly Anticipated New Album “Special Day” Now Available Worldwide

By Jimmy Star | August 16, 2021

Grammy-nominated guitarist Jon Butcher is one of a select handful of influential recording artists who emerged from the legendary ’80s Boston music scene. MTV videos, hit songs, and incendiary live performances comprise the underpinnings of a rich music career that continues today.

Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Treasures of the Unknown ” on August 10th, 7 PM PT on Twitch

By Jimmy Star | August 9, 2021

Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Treasures of the Unknown ” on August 10th, 7 PM PT on Twitch

Rhonda Swan “An Unstoppable Global Phenomena”

By Eileen Shapiro | June 10, 2021

Rhonda Swan doesn’t allow her dreams to get in the way of her actions.

A Conversation with Singer/Songwriter Madeleine Kaye From The Latin Supergroup Juliana

By Eileen Shapiro | May 23, 2021

Juliana to release new single “Petty Boys” summer 2021

Country Music Star Brei Carter Releases Highly Anticipated New Single “Smiling”

By admin | March 12, 2021

destined to be a country music star or a star of any kind

Steven P. Hamm “A Filmmakers Dream”

By Eileen Shapiro | March 11, 2021

a retired army helicopter pilot he fits the role as anything military and any casting director could take advantage of his experience….

Joe Mantegna Guests On The Simonetta Lein Show On SLTV

By Jimmy Star | March 11, 2021

  Joe Mantegna has held a prominent acting career for decades, having starred in renowned films and television series, from The Godfather III, to the iconic American animated series, The Simpsons. In 2014 Joe received the Lifetime Achievement award for his dedication to the community and craft of acting. Mantegna wrapped up his role as…

AniMaze X “Heavy Metal With A Twist of Innocence”

By Jimmy Star | January 18, 2021

refreshing musical epiphany

Happy Birthday To rock nyc’s Alyson Camus

By Iman Lababedi | April 1, 2020

a nightfly who spends her time detailing the LA club scene for us

rock nyc Want To Get Into The Aggregation Business!

By Iman Lababedi | March 5, 2020

every record label and have them send a consistently updated list of new releases

Today Is April 8th -rock nyc’s Ten Year Anniversary

By Iman Lababedi | April 8, 2019

an irrelevant, and also irreverent, waste of time

Singles And Albums Are Both Dead

By Iman Lababedi | September 11, 2018

RIP

Eight Days A Week: If You Are Going To A Concert, Here Is When To Go

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2018

spoiled for choice

rock nyc Films A Commercial

By Iman Lababedi | August 14, 2017

many highlights, mostly highlights, even all highlights.

rock nyc Is On Christmas Vacation But Will Be Back New Year’s Eve

By Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2016

essentially we will be black till December 31st

Hail To The Chief!

By Helen Bach | October 8, 2016

Happy Birthday!

rock nyc Gets In The Aggregating News Business

By Iman Lababedi | March 28, 2016

If we see rock nyc as a vision of modern pop in 2016, and since I have ZERO resources, perhaps it makes sense to do it this way as well

Happy New Year From rock nyc

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2016

On to 2016 we go

Remember: Friday Is NEW ALBUM RELEASE DAY

By Iman Lababedi | July 9, 2015

Yes, folks, Friday is the new Tuesday and if you have had to spend an extra three days listening to Neil Young, now praise the Lord Alight the long wait is over and when you go on Spotify or Apple Play or Rdio, there they will be waiting at 5am tomorrow, all shiny and new and ready to be ripped apart by your friendly neighborhood rock critic.

Not With The Band: Age Of Death In Music By Genres

By Alyson Camus | April 7, 2015

The average age of death of this list is 56.6 without the last two, and 58.3 when they are included, and despite the fact that this quick survey is far from being an extensive study, this shows that, this year too, musicians died very young and the numbers verify the studies.

Will Everybody At Concerts Shut Up

By Iman Lababedi | March 29, 2015

The rule of thumb is, if you at a standing room only gig and you are near the stage shut up, if you’re in the back, well, ok, we can live with it. This is no longer the case. This is reaching epidemic proportions, silence please. A concert is not the time or place to discuss Daddy’s operation or Mary’s divorce so shut up and let me watch the show in peace.

That Was The Week That Was: February 9th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 17, 2015

the harshest winter I can remember living through continues with a cold snap that has left even the thieves and murderers unwilling to brave the weather and all of us stranded in our apartments and houses. God help the homeless, deadly cold and brutal loneliness.

Repetition, Music, Streaming

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2015

Whatever magic music weaves now it isn’t the magic of old, you don’t listen to it and think that you are finding the deep insides of an album, you can’t unlock or maybe even notice great albums the way you once did. Because one of the ingredients is missing, time

Living With Vinyl

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2015

Vinyl: you had to share your live in space with albums: music became a roommate, in order to own music the only way to own music, was to co-exist with music, physically involve yourself with music.

The rock nyc Grading System Explained

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2015

Controversy reigns here at New York over the rock nyc grading system, I get accosted in the streets, and at night clubs, gay bars, nude beaches, and Michelin approved restaurants and there is only one question: what the heck is with these grades? They make no sense…

The Twelve Days Of rock nyc Christmas, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2014

Yes, folks it’s a tradition and not a particularly inspired one either but here is the rock nyc 12 days of Christmas. The gone but not forgotten person is Donna McElroy who died of cancer January 23, 2014. The launch of a new improved rock nyc isn’t a joke, we figure January 16, 2015…

The Rock Critic As Accountant

By Iman Lababedi | September 6, 2014

What has happened through the years is I have tried harder and harder to organize the music I listen to so I don’t miss stuff, forget stuff, as I reach the end of the year. It is like tending a garden, or maybe being an accountant, reviewing becomes about being access information and organize it as simply as you can.

rock nyc's Mary Rudzis Goes To College

By Iman Lababedi | August 25, 2014

I wish Mary was still that little girl who wrote for me five years, but change just is and I know how proud her Mommy is over Mary’s constant successes. As am I, though I have nothing to do with it except look at the last five years with a certain sadness she will never be that little girl again.

"Longer Than You've Been Alive (If You're Five)" (a rock nyc parody!)

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2014

rock nyc parody of Old 97’s new classic song of life on the road and let me say this, because I believe it, there is something mythic about spending your life writing about music: it is one of the loneliest pursuits known to people and we do it because… Hours before Old 97’s play Webster Hall feel free to sing along!

Omnes Deteriores Sumus Licentia: Too Much Freedom Debases Us

By admin | May 1, 2014

I don’t listen to will.i.am, Flo Rida or the gamut of YouTubers, rappers and trendsetting, dark lipstick-wearing, side-of-head-shaving, abusive-relationship-returning, butt-implanting, Barbie-doll/robot-idiosyncrasy-whining, spending, debasing, shaming, misplaced-popular-influence-pissing pseudo-performing pop stars

How To Write For A Music Blog

By Iman Lababedi | April 23, 2014

If you write all day every day you are a writer and if you are anything like me there is no greater reward in life. I write more than I do anything else, I write significantly more than I read or speak, anything except listen to music.

What All Bearded Musicians Should Know

By Alyson Camus | April 22, 2014

Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam to Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington, Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham, Ray LaMontagne, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Alex Ebert, Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach

The Death Of The Record Album

By Iman Lababedi | April 11, 2014

In the real world, what everyone from 1D to Marshall Crenshaw has discovered is that they can sell more by breaking up the album into shorted more frequent releases. The single song or four song EP, with a quarterly presence, is a more effective way to sell product.

Happy 5th Anniversary rock nyc

By Iman Lababedi | April 8, 2014

Congratulations to my many friends who have helped rock nyc remain, if nothing else, the most brutally honest music website out there over the past five years. We might have few readers and fewer friends, but what we do have is a reputation for honesty because, well, because we aren’t beholden to anybody

Communism And Streaming

By Iman Lababedi | April 4, 2014

This manifests itself as a callousness, a neglectfulness, about the music people listen to. Since they don’t own the music, they don’t have anything invested in it. There interest is as limited as somebody who is spending a coupla nights in a Days Inn

EDM Is Ceasing To Exist

By Iman Lababedi | April 4, 2014

To claim EDM rules popular music is like claiming guitars or drums rule pop music. It has as much to do with the type of music being played as streaming has to do with the type of music. An instrument, a piano, can be used to play ragtime as easy as Baroque, doesn’t that mean that piano is either

Five Years Later, Here Is The Grading System Explained

By Iman Lababedi | March 14, 2014

I kept a diary for around ten years at the turn of the century and I graded every single day and charted my moods and grading songs and albums (I once graded deaths but decided against continuing with that particular idea) and maybe it is a guy thing, like “Gregory’s Girl” said, the way guys are obsessed with numbers, and not just numbers but lists

rock nyc Returns On Monday, February 24th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 22, 2014

The other problem is the body of work on this website is huge. If nothing else, it stands as a a study of 5 years of contemporary. Which is essentially the plan here any way. Fascinating stuff, right?

That Was The Week Of February 3rd That Was

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2014

The Haden Triplets harmony self named debut album, produced by no less a figure than Ry Cooder wins pride of place while Toni Braxton comes in second. The sisters sound lovely and Babyface still has the chops to write good slow jamz for Toni just like back in the day

rock nyc Crashes And Burns And Is Now Back!

By Iman Lababedi | February 11, 2014

Basically, we posted so much stuff we exploded rock nyc and had so many plugs they were interfering with each other and… well, it was a mess let’s put it like that. Working closely with a pro to set it back up and worked on it nonstop for days and days.

rock nyc's Christmas Vacation

By Iman Lababedi | December 23, 2013

I would like to thank all our readers, while we are small, we have had over a million readers over the years and we have done this simply through the writing, no faking readership or viewers, and I appreciate you spending your time with us.

Consequence Of Sound And Rock Critic Murderers

By Iman Lababedi | October 13, 2013

The writer above is Ryan Leas and with all due respect, and who wants to pick on some scribe trying to get paid by word and running em up, but damn, could he be a bigger blowhard?

rock nyc back up tomorrow

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2013

What else? Oooooh, now this is cool, Lou Barlow friended me on FB… so that is pretty neat right?

rock nyc is going down for a couple of days as we change servers

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2013

Meanwhile co-editor Helen and I, and contributing writer Alyson camus may actually spend a day without writing for the first time in quite literally years.

Watch United Ghosts' New Video For 'Sparks from a Cold Star' (Using Rock NYC Live Footage!)

By Alyson Camus | September 9, 2013

I feel so honored because I participated in the making of the video!!! I filmed them during one of their night residency at the Silver Lake Lounge, and they asked me to use some footage. And I said yes of course.

rock nyc Presents Singer/Songwriter Cheri Dahl On Thursday May 16th In New York City

By Alyson Camus | May 6, 2013

With her acoustic guitar, she plays a mean rock’ n’ roll or soft and sad devastating ballads, but her real instrument is her voice, deep and elastic, it seems she can go low and high with the same confidence