Swans’ Michael Gira And Larkin Grimm: Another Case Of Rape Accusations In The Music Industry

By Alyson Camus | February 27, 2016

‘Technically, he raped me. It took me a long time to admit that to myself. Years. Michael Gira, my producer, raped me and dumped me from his label when I confronted him about it, needing to feel safe.’

10 Songs: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | November 4, 2014

A Little God In My Hands – Swans – Swans go blue, Gyro like you haven’t heard him with a steady steady bass, Scott walker redux vocals and a blues weirdness and then all these horns blast their way through it – A

Active Viewin': rock nyc's Top Concert Picks Week Of May 18th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2014

It could well be the last time for Barry Gibb as well so a package that finds Barry with a couple of second generation Bee Gees supporting him, has forced me out to the wilds of Long Island’s Jones Beach on Friday. Will it be worth? I’ll be shocked if the harmonies are anything great but attempting them is their birth right.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs week of May 12th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 16, 2014

Chromeo ran away with the week but the surprise here is Coldplay, I’ll give em two out of three songs, not masterpieces but at least I don’t want to punch Chris in the nose. Always a step in the right direction. Swans is Swans –I like em in small doses.

10 Songs, Friday, May 16th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 16, 2014

Man, Solange has been hot lately: beating up Hay Z and having it caught on camera, a side trip to a wedding in South America, filled it at Webster hall on the Saturday, tweeting that Mother’s Day was one of the best days of her life, and then on Tuesday, she released this masterful new r&b track with Chromeo. Hot indeed – A

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of May 12th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 11, 2014

I can’t predict Tuesday’s concert, the only one I have seen on this tour was the Itunes film and it was terrible, but maybe this will come theretofore, maybe this will work. I definitely plan to find out Tuesday. I’ve seen her three times, freat once, lousy once, okay once… let’s see what we get at Madison Square Garden.