Press Releases From December: Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | December 6, 2020

This song will make your Christmas day.

Music Fuels The Internet, Doesn’t It?

By Alyson Camus | August 18, 2020

musicians are some of the most-followed people on social media,

Sharika And Jennifer Lopez Halftime Show At Super Bowl LIV, Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2020

a stick up the nose of institutionalized racism

Shakira And J-Lo Deliver A High-Energy Message During the Super Bowl Halftime Show

By Alyson Camus | February 3, 2020

a message delivered by the two fittest butts of today’s pop music


By Alyson Camus | August 25, 2018

Alice Bag is at the Levitt Pavilion on Thursday

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 1-15-16 – 1-21-16

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2016

What, is there a soccer match going on somewhere?

10 Songs: Monday, July 21st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2014

She Wolf – Shakira – Around about here, Shakira seemed seeped in the possibility of being a major pop artists as well as a pop star, but it all became too much and she imploded. This song is a pop art stroke she couldn’t ever follow up – A

Shakira Will Close The World Cup

By Helen Bach | July 7, 2014

The Latin artist will be the last hurrah of the World Cup Soccer Tournament in Brazil on July 13th. The disappointments have been huge this year with both England and America bombing out too early. Shit happens, life goes on but for a few weeks seemed that this was the number one topic at the water cooler.

US Top 10 Albums 4-26-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 17, 2014

Yeah, no one is shocked that Pharrell is back at # 2 but what is shocking is how much it has sold: 29,000 copies. If all you are selling here is 29K maybe it isn’t really anything very much. Record sales appear to be coming to an end while the new musical equations are more like a polularity than a sales contest.

US Top 10 Albums 4-12-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 3, 2014

This isn’t even a popularity contest. Book ended by two perennials, the 8 in the middle will be gone by next week. So let me take a moment to mention how much I enjoy MCR greatest hits? Alright? On to next week.

10 Songs, Tuesday, APril 1st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | April 1, 2014

Heart Is A Drum – Beck – Elegant folk ambient mood music includes the sweetest melody he has written in many years and a mix of string instruments that has some of the airiness of Laurel Canyon in its DNA and the rhythm of life flowing through it – A

10 Songs, wednesday, March 26th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 26, 2014

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+

Be Here Now: Snap Shot Reviews Of New Albums 3-25-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 25, 2014

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

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases Week Of 3-24-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 24, 2014

I am excited for the new Hold Steady and always to hear from Barry Manilow. From what I’ve heard of Shakira I can’t claim to be thrilled at the concept of her newbie but I could be wrong. Yokyo Police Club? Sure, let’s rock. And to top it off Grieves all important sophomore effort and a great lost Johnny Cash album.

'Can't Remember To Forget You', Shakira and Rihanna ft Their Asses

By Helen Bach | March 19, 2014

There is nothing less erotic than these two in a bed an I swear I tried to find some sort of arousal factor in their performance but instead it looked like posing for a photo shoot rather than an actual entanglement.

10 Songs: What rock nyc Is Listening To 1-23-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 23, 2014

Me And Liza – Rufus Wainwright – “Famous till the day that we die….” After tributing her Mama, Rufus, on this Out Of The Game outtake, sings a pure pop Rufus style kiss to the legend; the song is a standard MOR sound which I kinda hope he grows out of – B+

10 Songs: What rock nyc Is Listening To 1-16-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2014

Talking Backwards – Real Estate – A consistently disappointing band who are so soft on the sides everything seems to slop over, come up with a killer melody and a tight arrangement ; it is like REM without the mushy lyrics – A