Ted Leo At the Town Hall, Saturday, October 27th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2012

I am not a Leo fan but I am guessing it is just one of those things, you can’t like every good singer songwriter, sometimes their cap annoys you or the name -six letters in two words, oh please, rubs you wrong. Or something about their melodies never hits your sweet spot.

Thavius Beck At Amoeba, Friday November 2nd 2012

By Alyson Camus | November 4, 2012

If you like continuous columns of electronic sounds lasting and stretching for a long time in many directions, if you enjoy unexpected soundscapes and some indescribable musical experiences, Thavius Beck’s music is for yo

The Metermen At BB Kings, Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2012

The revellers were boogieing hard all night long and the instrumentals never wandered from that syncopated rhythm at the heart of funk, invented by the likes of the Meters and alive and sizzling in the capable hands of the Metermen

Aimee Mann At Town Hall, Saturday, October 27th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 29, 2012

Why was such a fine set not a great one? Because it was a professional hit job, it was too occluded, like all charmers, and all relentlessly witty people (I know this because I am one). it is used to hide and not reveal. A fine set, good set, sparkling and wonderfully played.

FIDLAR At The Echo, Friday October 26th 2012

By Alyson Camus | October 29, 2012

I wasn’t there, but earlier this year, the police shut down two of her shows in Venice Beach, because the parties got a little out of hand, with too many underage punk kids having too much beer, and doing too much skate boarding in the middle of the street! There were some arrests made by the LAPD, and by now, FIDLAR have received their rowdy-punk-riot-trigger title.

Todd Snider At House Of Blues Dallas, Texas, Thursday, October 25th, 2012, Reviewed.

By Steve Crawford | October 27, 2012

Performing in bare feet and alternating between a sly “did you see what I did there?” grin and a huge Jimmy Carter smile, Snider kept the crowd in the palm of his hand

The Dodos, Calexico And A Power Outage At The Henry Fonda Theater, Wednesday October 24th 2012

By Alyson Camus | October 27, 2012

Sometimes I think I live in a sort of third world country! Last night, the winds were strong, but it wasn’t even close to a hurricane! What happened? The city wasn’t able to restore electricity after an hour and the whole neighborhood was in the dark for I-don’t-know-how-long

Martina McBride At Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, October 25th, 2012, Reviewed

By Lisa Fay | October 27, 2012

She had everyone up and dancing throughout the 2 hours. It was an amazing night with an amazing performer!

The Rolling Stones Live At La Trabendo, Paris, France, Thursday, October 25th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2012

The crowd – who only paid 15 Euros for their tickets- went wild as the Stones came back on stage for an encore of ‘Jumping Jack Flash’ and ‘Brown Sugar’…a hot and sweaty night, the Stones back where they belong

Cat Power At Hammerstein Ballroom, Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2012

I am happy Cat has her life back in shape, I am happy she has a cracker band playing quasi ambient blues and indie workouts and a good one, and Alyson met Cat at a CD signing and wrote her how nice Cat is. So I am happy about that. But even if she was Matahma Ghandi, this would be have been a drear, dark and boring set.

Big Freedia At The Henry Fonda Theater, Saturday October 20th 2012

By Alyson Camus | October 24, 2012

Big Freedia couldn’t stop haranguing her ass-dancers, and she looked like a tireless cheerleader-in chief, even slapping them on the buttock, and I wanted to kill myself as her voice was piercing my brain like a strident jackhammer that would never stop its nervous breakdown.

Peaches DJ Extravaganza At The Henry Fonda Theater, Saturday October 20th 2012

By Alyson Camus | October 23, 2012

Peaches is the DJ queen of queer, and what she did last night went way beyond music, she served us a flamboyant, sexually charged, bizarre over-the-top performance incorporating provocative dances, baroque costumes, and should I say a lot of boobs?

CMJ's San Cisco At Pianos, Saturday, October 20th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2012

The youthful indie band are just a blast, a loud, jangly, addictive and very much fun quartet, pushing their first EP, the uniformly excellent Awkward, filled to brimming with bright sunshiny rock pop filled with choruses that go “oooh ooh ohhh”

Mickey Dolenz At BB Kings, Friday, October 19th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 21, 2012

Dolenz has a new album out Remember, “Sugar Sugar” and a tremendous “Good Morning Good Morning” are both on it and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Dolenz was wonderful, he stepped out of his own shadow and performed the set the late great Davy Jones owed us in February

Los Campesinos! At The El Rey Theater, Thursday October 18th 2012

By Alyson Camus | October 21, 2012

Oh I totally see why these kids are all over the lyrics now! ‘Cause we were kissing for hours with her hands in my trousers’, screamed Gareth in the first song they played ‘By Your Hand’,… ‘I will wake, I will bake phallic cake’ in ‘Romance Is Boring’,… ‘Your tongue the tide/your lips the shore/I am the jetsam overboard’ in ‘Hello Sadness’,

New Order At Roseland, Friday, October 19th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 21, 2012

Roseland is a straight, long floor, and if you are at the back there is nothing to do but listen to people buy drinks and get hassled, jostled, bumped into and irritated by fatheaded fans.

CMJ Show: Killer Mike At The Studio At Webster Hall, Thursday, October 18th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 20, 2012

But that isn’t where Killer Mike is at ALL THE TIME. On RAP Music, he is too hard, on stage he is something else jumping off the stage and spending the last two songs dancing and rhymin’ with us, his arms around a fan, going round and round and round.