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The Early Bird: Top New Album Releases 9-15-23 – 9-21-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 15, 2023

the rock opera never completed meets the AOR masterpiece

Brief Encounters: New Albums 7-21-23 – 7-27-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 25, 2023

an eleven track taster

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – January 1983 (Volume 14, Number 8)

By Steve Crawford | January 29, 2023

a cow with eighteen udders

L.A. Burning: West Coast Concert Picks, October 31st To November 6th

By Alyson Camus | October 30, 2022

Orville Peck brings his 4th Annual Rodeo at the Greek Theatre

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1979 (Volume 11, Number 4) 

By Steve Crawford | October 27, 2022

dumb kids who think they are at Woodstock

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1978 (Volume 10, Number 6) 

By Steve Crawford | October 4, 2022

I’m not taking the band QUITE as seriously as I once did

The Twilight Of The Rock N Roll Gods (Parts One To Three)

By Ken Davis | August 14, 2022

It’s the music, stupid

The Who Hits Back At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, May 27th, 2022, Video And Pics

By SohoJohnny Pasquale | May 27, 2022

the same mix of local orchestras and the biggest Who hits

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century 90 to 81

By Steve Crawford | June 24, 2021

And somehow I’m alright

Will Concert Ticket Prices Continue To Increase When The Pandemic Is Over?

By Alyson Camus | May 18, 2021

It could be the silver lining of this pandemic

The Gigantic List Published By Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time

By Alyson Camus | September 23, 2020

Was this list really worth the effort?

All Concerts In Order Of Preference For 2019

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2020

Imagine “Avatar” as a plant based human mash up

US Top 10 Albums For The Week Of December 21st, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | December 17, 2019

The Who lost out to melodic rapper Roddy Ricch

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 12-6-19 – 12-13-19 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 6, 2019

an artistic statement of immense integrity

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 11-22-19 – 11-28-19

By Iman Lababedi | November 18, 2019

I expect HUGE things from them

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, October 21st To 27th

By Alyson Camus | October 19, 2019

Interpol are at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday

L.A.Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, October 7th To 13th

By Alyson Camus | October 5, 2019

Desert Daze is next weekend and the Flaming Lips are headlining on Friday

The Who’s “Moving On” At Jones Beach, Sunday, September 16th, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 16, 2019

live on stage, Roger and Pete are, small or large, impeccable

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 9-13-19 – 9-19-19

By Iman Lababedi | September 15, 2019

62 new songs reviewed

The Who’s “Moving On!” At Madison Square Garden, Sunday, September 1st, 2019, Review

By Iman Lababedi | September 2, 2019

Last night they deserved to be paid

The Who At Madison Square Garden, Monday, May 13th, 2019, Reviewed

By Ken Davis | May 16, 2019

Would this be another example of an aging band trying gin up interest with a gimmick?

The BEST Auction Items Ever… Including The Who’s Pinball Machine

By admin | August 15, 2018

One of the items featured is The Who “Pinball Wizard” Pinball Machine signed by Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Elton John, Tina Turner, Ann-Margaret, and Jack Nicholson

SohoJohnny Presents: Roger Daltrey Performs Tommy This Sunday June 17th!

By SohoJohnny Pasquale | June 15, 2018

rocknyc out in full force

SohoJohnny Presents: A New Column From rock nyc Partner John Pasquale

By SohoJohnny Pasquale | April 21, 2018

Johnny On The Spot

1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s – 570 to 561

By Steve Crawford | April 14, 2018

Townshend developed the concept album

French Comics Artist Gotlib Was A Music Lover

By Alyson Camus | December 5, 2016

published by the French music magazine ‘Rock et Folk’

Desert Trip With An All-Star Lineup Is Happening, If You Can Afford It

By Alyson Camus | May 4, 2016

First, the major question, how much will this monster concert cost?

The Who Added To Mega Festival In October

By admin | April 23, 2016

“I hope a lot of normal fans can get tickets before they get snatched up.”

Oldies But Goldies: The Who’s Magic Number Was 45

By Iman Lababedi | April 9, 2016

the Who are the worst but only up to a point

Live Through This: rock nyc Concert Picks, Week Of February 29th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | February 28, 2016

So go and say goodbye

The Who Joins The Saw The Show, Buy The Official Boot World

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2015

The Grateful dead started it but as it gets harder and harder to make money off studio recordings, everybody from the Allman Brothers (RIP) to Phish to Bruce Springsteen have started hawking their concerts to the faithful.

“The Who Hits 50” At Barclay Center, Tuesday, May 26th, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 27, 2015

What Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry prove on this last Autumnal tour is decay is a process of the body first, the brain follows it sadly and Tuesday night, we followed the Who down, as they seemed bother eternally Mod kids (I mean the opening, better portion of the show) and elder statesmen battling forces beyond their control. They were kids in old men’s bodies.

Oldies But Goldies: The Who At MSG In 2012

By Iman Lababedi | May 26, 2015

Hours before I go to see the Who perform a Greatest Hits set, here is a 2012 viewing of Quadrophenia, and I am interested in how much difference three years makes. I enjoyed this show, but I saw it two more times before the year was over and it wore off me…

Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of May 25th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2015

The Who never really recovered from Keith Moon’s death, and that’s true: it was a bigger disaster than you can even begin to imagine, despite Moon falling apart in the last few years. And the complaints about the 2013 tour? Not exactly unwarranted. But I end up with my Beethoven comparison… would you say “yeah, I don’t wanna see Ludwig, he’s too old and he’s deaf”? Neither would I. I’m going to Tuesday a Barclay Center. They’re also playing Saturday at Forest Hills.

10 Songs: Thursday, May 21st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 21, 2015

The Kids Are Alright – The Who – There is a plaintiveness about this song, maybe more so now than 50 years ago, but the word kid reverberates and the sense of a scene in movement is also partly a scene closing down forever. “I don’t mind…” is suh a loaded line – A+

The Who Hits 50! At Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, Georgia, Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, Reviewed

By Mike Holcomb | April 24, 2015

It was, as you might expect from a retrospective show (“THE WHO HITS 50!”), hit after hit after hit from that point on. Roger was in fine voice and he continues to defy Father Time with his G.I. Joe action-figure chest threatening to burst free from a barely buttoned shirt

Twenty Five British Classic Rock Tracks from the 1970s

By Steve Crawford | April 20, 2015

After the British Invasion took America by storm in 1964, U.S. radio listeners long remained fascinated with U.K. musicians, who often were simply updating the Delta and Chicago blues traditions with a better sense of style. The U.K. bands represented below range from the traditional hard rock and metal of The Who and Led Zeppelin to the more progressive rock styles of The Moody Blues and Pink Floyd

The Who Opened Their Hits 50! Final Tour In London Wednesday… Here Is The Setlist

By Iman Lababedi | March 27, 2015

My problem with the Who in 2015 (well, 2013) is they are too bombastic, I love the psychedelic pop group Who vastly more than the heavy duty hard rock band. Much better “I’m A Boy” than “Behind Blue Eyes”. Still, this is a great setlist, it is a careerist setlist. I can’t wait to see em at Barclay Center. “I Can See For Miles” was the fourth song I ever learnt to play…

The Who By Numbers (11)

The Who Back On Vinyl

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2015

MY GENERATION (1965), A QUICK ONE (1966), THE WHO SELL OUT (1967), TOMMY (double) (1969), WHO’S NEXT (1971), QUADROPHENIA (double) (1973), THE WHO BY NUMBERS (1975), WHO ARE YOU (1978), FACE DANCES (1981), IT’S HARD (1982), ENDLESS WIRE (double) (2006)

The Who Hits Vinyl

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2015

MY GENERATION (1965), A QUICK ONE (1966), THE WHO SELL OUT (1967), TOMMY (double) (1969), WHO’S NEXT (1971), QUADROPHENIA (double) (1973), THE WHO BY NUMBERS (1975), WHO ARE YOU (1978), FACE DANCES (1981), IT’S HARD (1982), ENDLESS WIRE (double) (2006)

Joan Jett – the Who May 2015: The Rock Show of The year?

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2014

Elvis Costello opened for the Who a coupla years ago at a benefit gig, but you’d have to go as far back as the Clash to find an opening act as great as Joanie for these cats. Because, yes indeed folks, Joan Jett is the opening act at the Who’s 50 Anniversary gigs in May 2015.

Glyn Johns At High Fidelity, Sunday November 16th 2014

By Alyson Camus | November 19, 2014

this guy has recorded with about everybody in the music business, from The Rolling Stones to the Who, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, The Beatles, the Kinks, the Clash,… basically there is a great chance that the classic song stuck in your head right now, was recorded by Glyn.

The Who At 50: I Know What It Means But I Can't Explain

By admin | October 18, 2014

My bet is they will be back in 2016 as well and end it all in London around two years from now, Pete and Roger make 50 million a piece and live happily ever after. I also really hope they get Wilko Johnson, if he is still kicking, one of the great disappointments in the Daltry-Johnson tour didn’t make it to New York. The film I saw was superior to the Who last year.

Psychotic Killing Spree Playlist

By Iman Lababedi | August 1, 2014

Co-editor Helen Bach has invented a new form of road rage, one where you don’t actually need the road to participate. Helen, similar to murder for hire would be consumer Morrissey, at least love animals but not me. I have blood on my hands and watch me lick it off slowly

The Who At 50th Anniversary Tour, Acoustic Set and Pete's Outburst

By Helen Bach | July 2, 2014

Why the hell aren’t they touring acoustic? Save the strain and the backing tracks, the pops can sit on stools and relax and they sound fabulous. Just a thought but it seems to me a much better way to celebrate their history than trying to pretend your 20 when you’re 70.

The Who: A Modest Proposal

By Iman Lababedi | June 18, 2014

The Who don’t need to be so big, they don’t have to prove anything, really they don’t. They can tone it down, get rid f the sythns and the power station and contract to the size of a rock band, just a three piece and rock sing and guess what they could play? The great 1960s hits just the way, maybe even a little faster, they were recorded

Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of New Album Releases 6-10-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2014

Gypsy Heart Side A EP – Colbie Caillat – A long time fan of the pop singer, this five song 18 minute EP has nary a clunker in the lot: a sweet sound giving Taylor Swift a run for her money. “Blaze” is fabulous – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A-

Roger Daltrey Collaborates On Keith Moon Biopic

By Helen Bach | November 18, 2013

It’s not going to come quick though, they’re actually still looking for a writer. But luckily with Daltrey on board there will be a bit of credibility. Who on Earth is going to portray these guys anyway?

Be Here Now: New Album Releases Snapshot Review 11-12-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 12, 2013

How obsessed you are going to be over this second volume of live recordings by the Beatles for the BBC will depend how you feel about the concept of John Lennon playing a chugging guitar riff for two and a half minutes on “Lucille

Here It Is: The A+ List – The Single Best Song By The Biggest Artists!!!

By Iman Lababedi | October 11, 2013

Substitute – The Who – Before all the heaviness of Tommy or even A Quick One, or even “My Generation”, there was the distilled fury of this teenage misogy and displacement. Freud would have a lot to say.