VNYE ANNOUNCES TALENT LINEUP FOR WONDERAMA LIVE BROADCAST — Marathon Broadcast to Feature Exclusive Musical Performances from Tony Orlando, Bootsy Collins, Randy Edelman, Jessica Lynn, and More —
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Rockstar Review: Steven P. Hamm
Rockstar Review: Steven P. Hamm
Sherry Nelson “Everyone’s Little Muse, Raised by Canadian Royalty”
Sherry Nelson: “Everyone’s Little Muse, Raised by Canadian Royalty”
Joe Mantegna Guests On The Simonetta Lein Show On SLTV
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…
Listen To Tom Verlaine Threatening Me
Verlaine could just have said ‘stop filming’
Television At The Teragram Ballroom, Friday September 29th 2017
A live show is a human experience
Tom Verlaine Threatens Rock NYC With Violence
‘if you are selling this, I will chop your head off’
2015 Was A Real Gallery Of Rock Stars For Me
I was lucky, beside Ringo Starr’s 75th birthday (above) I have attended a lot of concerts and events.
When Was The Last Time Music Blew Your Mind Away?
When was the last time I was left speechless after a show? When was the last time I said it was mind blowing? I am not sure…
Television At The Teragram Ballroom, Thursday July 2nd 2015
Television were on a ‘Marquee Moon’ ride, they almost played the album in its entirety, adding just a few others on the setlist, guiding us through a maze of sophisticated guitar solos and spaced-out sonic convolutions. Their line up may have changed over the years, but Tom Verlaine is still an interesting frontman, tall and thin, he looks young at 65, inspiring coolness and visibly not interested by stage antics.
Medium Cool: Talk Show Guests week Of October 13th, 2014
Hmmm, Letterman has Bill Murray and they are always fun together, that might well be the pick of the week. Or how about Minnie Driver who has a not terrible new album just released> Melissa Etheridge? Jessie J? Neon Trees? I’m gonna go with Rusell Brand because the guy is a spitfire who says whatever he likes always.
Medium Cool: The Week In Talk Show Guest 10-6-14
Say Anything, Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, Shannon And The Clams, and Best Coast… just another week on the carson Daley Show where the former MTV wunderkind continues to present the same thing as everyone else and then a little more. It was carson who aired that terrific Screaming Females segment a couple of months ago. The ringer here is the terrific 50s inspired doo woppy meets garage Shannon And The Clams.
Medium Cool: The Week In Talk Show Hosts 9-22-14
I haven’t been to Las Vegas since 1975 so maybe next year I should do it. I wanna see the Beatles “Love”, Britney’s solo show and this the second Michael Jackson-Cirque De Soliel collaboration. I skipped the first show when it played MSG and I kinda regret it. On Letterman on Thursday I can take a a look at # 2.
Medium Cool: The week In Talk Show Guests 9-15-14
Smokey Robinson on the Talk. A crap show but daddy, it’s Smokey. But I’m just messing with you, Barbra Streisand on Fallon, her first Late Night Appearance in FIFTY YEARS (except for a cameo on Letterman in 94) in support of the dreaded Partners, towers over the week.
Medium Cool: The Week In Talk Show Guests 9-8-14
Sure, Peggy Bundy, why not? I know you know her from “Sons Of Anarchy” and I’ll take Katey Sagall either way and it is always a pleasure to see her: the ultimate MILF of all time. Meanwhile, why are Spoon on Bill Maher? Alt-J on Conan, not really worth the effort is it? ellen has a busy week, not just the crowd from The Voice but also Iggy And Ora!!
Television Lite: July 21st- July 25th, 2014
Bam, we are nearly in the middle of summer and what have you done to celebrate it? Well do something! These are the days you wish for all year of fun sun and kool aid so why the hell are you watching television? No one worth mentioning but in keeping with tradition I wont scrap the whole post this week. LL Cool J.. there ya go.. that’s all.
Television Lite: June 2nd – June 6th, 2014
The best act of the week is once again on Jimmy Fallon although I’ve just about had enough of him (our local morning news feels obligated to blast his ‘funniest bit’ over and over on the hour)he scored the coolest chick in music, Chrissie Hynde.
Television Lite April 28th – May 2nd, 2014
But the truth is peppered in with same old same olds like Keith Urban we have a band that just a short while ago was playing a 200 person venue in Hartford Connecticut (psst we were there). Fabulous news and faith in humanity semi restored (not really). Happy new week!
Television Lite: April 21st – April 24th, 2014
We should be headed in to the days of reruns soon-but until then late night TV is alive and well and …well awful. Foster The People and Neon Trees? Proving that we are too tired and too distracted to care what we watch anyway.
Television Lite: April 14th – April 18th, 2014
I gotta say this is one of the most diverse weeks ever and almost all of the shows are repeats. the Strypes, Frank Turner, Broken Bells are just a few of the more interesting weeks I have seen in a long time. Oh it still sucks but not as hard as weeks past.
Television Lite: April 7th – April 11th, 2014
Holy mother of Peace Train I take that all back, hands up for Jimmy Fallon who comes in with the one and only Yusef Islam on the 8th, showing up 2 days before his day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Tuesday’s not dead.
Television Lite March 31st – April 4th, 2014
Remember there are alternatives such as sleeping or reading or Netflix or hey how about heading out and seeing a live band? Just a thought.
Television Lite: March 21st – March 28th, 2013
I could sit here and whine about how no ‘good’ musical guests are ever on television but I’d be writing that to people who actually watch shows like The Voice or American Idol so my though is some of you are actually excited to see some of the acts sitting on the late night couches.
Television Lite: March 10th – March 14th, 2014
Truth is its still freezing here in the North East and there is no end in site. Its the point where we begin to question if it will ever get warmer. In keeping with this big chill we have a television line up as icy as a corpse.
Television Lite: March 3rd – March 7th, 2014
appears that Craig Ferguson is the winner with Panic! At The Disco. I still cant wrap my arms around the Brenden Urie Panic! There were three other members who added a whole heck of alot of personality. It almost seems as if it shouldn’t be called PATD at all.
Television Lite; February 24th – February 28th, 2014
Hashtag Jimmy Fallon, Hashtag Seth Meyers, Hashtag RIP SNL. The masters of the desk have slipped into position and late night may never be the same
Television Lite: February 17th – February 21st, 2014
You cant help but love Jimmy Fallon. He’s got that boyish charm that will one day be creepy but until his face catches up with the calendar, he’s a riot. From impressions to musical genius- he deserves the holy late night desk.
Television Lite: February 3rd – February 7th, 2014
Kermit the Frog is this weeks winner. Considering your options of The Flaming Lips or Pussy Riot a piece of felt with a hand up the backside is the most talented and least media pig of them all.
Television Lite: January 27th – January 31st, 2013
This is the time of year when depression moves in like your drunk uncle and it wont leave until the first worm shows up in the driveway. Until then there isn’t much to do but watch TV, read Twitter and bitch- which is pretty much all I do anyway.
Television Lite: January 20st – January 24th, 2014
Hey hey its Vampire Weekend! Those crazy New York hipbags are big time cool now! Making the rounds on the late night circuit after playing intimate venues theyre all over the place and hitting the big festivals too. Ah, watching the kids grow up
Television Lite January 6th – January 10th, 2014
The same lame ass acts go from show to show to promote the same thing on different networks. This week we have Mark Wahlberg hoggin up the couch but we do have some interesting things too
Television Lite December 23rd – December 27th, 2013
No way are the networks gonna give you anything more than brass tacks when they know full well you’re either in the depths of holiday depression or drunk has hell and puking on your neighbors lawn.
Television Lite: December 2nd – December 6th, 2013
Hey welcome to the holiday season! Your gift is a lame week of television with not much action. Two Door Cinema Club and Bastille should be held as the winners of this weeks boob tube- the rest-not so good.
Television Lite: November 25th – November 29th, 2013
It’s a time when most people are taking a break, they have more leisure time and could watch more TV. So it’s actually a great time for quality programming- but it doesn’t happen.
Television Lite: November 18th – November 22nd 2013
Colbert’s dry humor can be way too dry and when he tries to be coy it often gets lost in the sandstorm. I do hope Ms M.I.A. snarks his ass off. She can be such a beast and he is such an easy hit.
Television Lite, October 21st – October 25th, 2013
Guys guys!! Remember when Pearl Jam were cool? “Jeremy spoke..” and all that jazz? Remember how brutally hot Eddie Vedder was? That dude was smoking crazy hot. Jumping off amps in his plaid and fatigue glory. That hair, that underbite.. daaaaaaaaaaaaamn.
Television Lite September 30th – October 4th, 2013
WHY THE HELL IS CEE LO GREENE ON TELEVISION EVERY WEEK!? People are you not sick of this troll yet? What the hell is wrong with the American public for alowing this bulbous troll to show up every damn week on someone elses couch
Iman and Hel Do SNL…Returns September 28th, 2013
The weak comedic skits lead to a bland pop star to a questionable Weekend Update and its been just plain infuriating. We want the old SNL back, we want underdog performers. Cutting edge artists!
Television Lite: September 16th – September 20th, 2013
do you think he will become the band leader like Paul Schaffer was? Elvis and The Roots become Fallons ‘house band’? I would rip my eyeballs out and throw them in the Hudson. I just ruined my own day just thinking it
Television Lite September 2nd – September 6th, 2013
Well at least Moby isn’t on…Selena and Ariana and all the other Disney princesses are and Ellen has a few good ones but, nah. This holiday week is a weak one. I think the reruns are out of control and with some of them almost a year old they could potentially feel like new
Television Lite: August 26th – September 1st, 2013
Starting with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Have you seen the cover of Rolling Stone? This is the fourth RS of in a row that I have had to flip over cuz the person on the cover repulsed me. Yep, shallow
Television Lite August 19th – August 23rd, 2013
Things are getting a bit better. Phew, it has been a lame ass summer.
Joan Jett; On Jimmy Kimmel Tonight
Beautiful intelligent and tough as nails she is rocker perfection.
David Bowie Offered Major Role In Season Two Of "Hannibal"
All of this sounds so incredible, and very doable. Being a huge fan of the trilogy, Bowie is a perfect fit for Lecter’s uncle. The chemistry would be there, and it would flow really well. Mikkelsen, who plays Hannibal, could very much pass for Bowie’s nephew
Television Lite: May 27th – May 31st, 2013
Those few people that I encounter that are fans of The Wanted, generally are not my demographic. Uptight white suburban girls who enjoy irking their parents seem to be the majority- They’re cute I suppose but musically, Im simply never going to ‘get it’.
Revolt TV, P. Diddys Next Big Thing
How exactly does he intend on making singers more genuine? What the hell is he on about? So basically this is Diddy TV where he and his friends can self pleasure and we can watch. Simple as that. I have a funny feeling theres gonna be a lot of infomercials
Brian May, "The Voice Is An Insult To Music"
That fluffy headed guy from the legendary band Queen ended up being one of the coolest dudes ever. Brian May is an absurdly educated, animal and social activist who is not only articulate but forthright in his strong opinions and beliefs.
Television Lite: May 20th – May 24th, 2013
Check it out there is NOTHING on Thursday. After all of my years of doing this its the first time there were no musical guests listed for a day. That is actually a blessing this week considering that Bret Michaels is everywhere
She and He On Letterman, "Never Wanted Your Love”
Do you think we will have to endure Zooey at 40 doe eyed and well.. quirky. See there is no other descriptive for her shes a one trick pony. This She and Him thing periodically produces something memorable but for the most part its a rather blase white noise best suited to background music at some Starbucks or organic farmers market.