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L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, December 2nd To 8th

By Alyson Camus | November 30, 2019

Angel Olsen has 2 dates at the Palace Theatre


By Alyson Camus | May 8, 2018

The Afghan Whigs and Built To Spill are at the Wiltern on Thursday


By Alyson Camus | April 21, 2018

Cigarettes After Sex are at the Ace Hotel on Friday, at the Fonda Theatre on Saturday

Rolling Loud Festival At Nos Events Center, San Bernardino, Saturday December 16th 2017

By Alyson Camus | December 17, 2017

whether you know them or not, they are the rock stars of the moment


By Alyson Camus | December 10, 2017

including a rare solo performance by the Radiohead frontman himself.

Must See: Danny Brown At Best Buy In July

By Iman Lababedi | June 29, 2014

Danny is a real American Black weirdo, the latest in a long line, and I think of all the names around here, he is the most purely commited and commitable rhymer. His flow isn’t better, phrasing not as good as Lamar and neither is his voice but his rhyming is impeccable and the two albums I’ve heard are both simply and undoubtedly fabulous albums

10 Songs: Sunday, June 29th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 29, 2014

Mathematics – Mos Def – “You want to know how to rhyme you better learn how to add” Mos Def advises and he makes his point on this classic whose rhythmic hook has showed has shown up ever since, on the flip side of his biggest song – A

US Top 10 Albums 3-22-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 13, 2014

Half of this list are new this week, proof, as is Rick Ross, whose sales are down by 25% from his last album, that the album charts are a bewildering wonderland of medium cool bands here today and gone tody and all the real action is on the singles chart.

US Top 10 Albums March 15th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 6, 2014

After moving over a million units the first week, and half a million the second week, Beyonce has been on the charts for the entire year and counting. 11 weeks? Which makes it the album of the year so far. Meanwhile… the Schoolboy Q and the Kid Cudi have their moments FYI.

Active Viewin': rock nyc concert picks Week Of March 3rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 2, 2014

Paul Simon? The boy with the thorn in his side. The thorn’s name? Sting , of course. The thought of these two together at last fills me with some unnamed and unknowable dread. It is a horrifying concept of finality, death, despair, the great unknown

rock nyc's top 10 songs Week Of February 24th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2014

“Wild Wild Love” is stickier than toffee apple in a three year old girls curls, and the rest of this includes two quasi experimental performers going mainstream and a garage band from the 1970s still doing t to tremendous effect in 2014. The past two weeks have been easily the best of the year.

10 Songs: Saturday, March 1st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2014

It is like grunge without the loud/soft stuff and with much more sonic pounce in its step, but also without the sense of a scene to make sense of it, unless you consider former members of Male Bonding a scene – B+

10 Songs, wednesday, February 26th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2014

The least weird song on the album is still pretty weird, a dance number but it sounds like Robyn on a jittery caffeine high but suffering a fit of manic depression and she just can’t shake it until in a wild rhythmic breakdown she pauses and regroups none the better – A

Be Here Now: Snap Shot Reviews Of New Releases For February 25th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2014

Country boy Dierk is good where nearly everybody else isn’t because he has a great voice for this but also because he plays country rock with backbone and intricate clicked in arrangement, maybe because he isn’t a boy any more If he was better lyrically he’d be blowing Brad Paisley away, just the way he did when he opened for Brad at MSG – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+

Sneak Peaks: New Releases Week Of 2-25-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2014

Everything we’ve heard from Beck’s Morning Phase (his self professed follow up to Sea Change) have been excellent; there is nothing to choose between “Wave”, “Waking Light” and “Blue Moon”, they are first rate return to forms. Otherwise, Schoolboy Q, St. Vincent, Neneh Cherry, maybe Wild Beasts.