Lorde At Roseland Ballroom, Wednesday, March 12th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 13, 2014

Biting down or being bored, the real life exemplifier of her generation considers “Royalty” a question of consumerism and sex a matter of biting lips. And at Roseland, in a fine 70 minute dash through the album plus an excellent cover of Son Lux’s “Easy”, she began to feel comfortable with the craziness

Lorde At Roseland In 2014: Novelty Wearing Off?

By Iman Lababedi | December 21, 2013

So this tour, her two nights at Roseland an instantaneous sellout by the way, is a victory lap or a farewell to stardom. Usually I can take an inspired guess but now I can’t because there is too much riding on what you can change up on the next album.

Roseland To Close: This AIn't No Mudd Club

By Iman Lababedi | October 20, 2013

The West 52nd room began its life as a dance club and it retains the same floor because think about it, how can you have a dance floor on a slope? And this means the 3500 SRO capacity club is a nightmare for the height impaired such as yours truly.

David Bowie At Roseland, June 19, 2000 Setlist

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2013

Hhow many Bowie shows open with “Wild is the Wind”? he might as well have had a huge sign reading “Strap Yourself In It’s going To Be A Bumpy Ride”. In a good way, needless to add.

The B-52's And The Go Go's At Roseland, Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 21, 2013

There is something tough minded about the B-52’s; it’s, in some ways, what I imagine Talking Heads being like today if Byrne hadn’t left with his bat and ball. There is no twinkling, no playing off the past: it is by the numbers but the numbers add up.

New Order At Roseland, Friday, October 19th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 21, 2012

Roseland is a straight, long floor, and if you are at the back there is nothing to do but listen to people buy drinks and get hassled, jostled, bumped into and irritated by fatheaded fans.

In Praise OF Roseland Ballroom (For One Night Only??)

By Iman Lababedi | February 29, 2012

Concert Halls are an experience in ritual humiliation, with paying customers herded like cattle, branded like refugees in a camp, and treated like people of interest in the kidnapping of a six year old girl from the Bronx.

Bjork's "Biophilia" At Roseland, Saturday, February 25th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 27, 2012

David Attenborough, who sounded like he’d just been hijacked off one of the old Disney TV shows nature specials, An early “Crystalline” gets a good hand and the video of worms are kinda cute. Bjork says “thank you” after each song twirping like a bird being fed a worm. And the set rolls along well oiled and running like clock work, but a little mechanical rather than natural

Radiohead's Setlist at Roseland, Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | September 30, 2011

jumped over a few heads, punched a bunch of persons in the stomach

Beyonce At Roseland, Thursday, August 18th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | August 20, 2011

playing tetrus

Beyonce At Roseland Setlist

By Iman Lababedi | August 17, 2011

Michael Jackson cover!

The Cars Setlist At Roseland, May 25th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2011

clickety clack vroom vroom

Steve Aoki: Rockstar DJ LIVE at Roseland Ballroom at saturday, April 9th, 2011

By Woody Fuller | April 15, 2011

Anyone ever taken the helicopter from manhattan to jfk airport cuz u were that late?