The Byrds

Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives On The Occasion Of Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ 50th Anniversary At The Town Hall,Monday, September 24th, 2018, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 25, 2018

mainstreaming to the youth market country wasn’t always part of it

Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of September 24th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | September 23, 2018

Without a doubt, this is the most important concert of the fall season.

Hear, My Friends: Rita X Wolf

By Iman Lababedi | December 20, 2014

Rita X Wolf is a writer, critic, art aficionado and my facebook friend who answered the call for five songs she was listening to right the moment I requested it. “I just attended a Gene Clark (70th birthday) Byrds (50th anniversary show) so…”

10 Songs , Friday, February 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 28, 2014

Lovers Who Wander – Dion – the follow up to “Runaway Sue” is just as good, no really. Dion has recovered and now he doesn’t care and with the same back, the same melody, the same concept, he finds something new. Astonishing – A

10 Songs, Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2014

12:51 – The Strokes – “Talk to me I’m older” Casablancas requests and it opens the door on what would have their eagerly awaited sophomore album which unlike this textured guitar fuzzy tuneful masterstroke, didn’t live up to exceptions – A

The A + List Part II (Written In ANALOGUE!!!)

By Iman Lababedi | October 20, 2013

This is a perfect song, it starts with the chorus, and those waah waah waahs, and then Bowie plays between his falsetto and baritone, and he throws in handclaps and drum machines and back up singers. And the lyric is as brilliant and overwhelmingly baroque and also dramatic lyric, plus a rap: “one of these days and it won’t be long… ” that bit off an album so great he reached a zenith of artistry and paranoia never to be touched again.