Garth Brooks Launches Ghosttunes (And Puts His Entire Catalog On it)

By Alyson Camus | September 8, 2014

‘When I decided it was time to ‘go digital’ I didn’t find an existing way that really fit how I wanted to do it,’ declared Brooks to Newsok, ‘I shared my dream with some amazing minds and together have created something really special – This is a site that treats music with the utmost respect,

1200 Plus Genre's Of Popular Music

By Iman Lababedi | September 6, 2014

I stole the idea for this post off the Guardian who stole it off a website run by Glen McDonald, which lists every genre known to popular (and, er, less popular) music off Every Noise At Once. Now, ever since country mated with the blues and made rock and roll, popular music has been a heavy heavy mongrel breed. Still, this is insane. Still God Save Glen McDonald for doing the lord’s work here.

Lotsa House, Not So Much Talk at the Talkhouse

By Iman Lababedi | July 5, 2013

It took me back to The Talkhouse, which I found essentially, not even disappointing; I found it not really there at all

Pitchfork Get Immersive

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2013

Digital music has evolved, but album art hasn’t,” says Pitchfork founder/CEO Ryan Schreiber. “In the vinyl and CD eras, album packaging was considered an extension of the music. The artwork, lyric inserts, and credits added another dimension that mp3s haven’t replicated. Our hope is to bring that experience online, and perhaps even help it to evolve

Brooklyn Vegan Center Of Alt World For Hurricane Sandy

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2012

In the end, what BV did over the week was cement its place as the center of the alt world. It became not just the only place to be for listings but the only place to be to take the pulse of how the music world was handling the Hurricane

What Can Stop Spotify? ITunes Can And Will

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2012

When ITunes launch their own subscriber based music software, they will get more subscribers in an hour than Spotify have gotten so far. They will annihilate Spotify.

Brian Lippey Of Guitar Shop TV Talks Shop With Rock Stars

By Iman Lababedi | October 4, 2012

Guitar Shop TV an online TV channel focused on a global audience of over 100 million guitarists and countless guitar music fans. The Guitar is a true equalizer

Spotify Has Revealed The Most Played Songs Of The Summer

By Alyson Camus | September 1, 2012

How is this possible? Why do the large majority of music listeners have such shitty tastes? Come on, how could they listen to that Gotye’s tune for the trillionth time? I heard these Flo Rida and Train’s songs for the first time when the bands appeared on TV, and they totally suck

Pitchfork And Dirty Projectors:The Appearance Of Impropriety Gets Brighter

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2012

I don’t understand how this is not merely accepted but in a sense applauded. Dirty Projectors “Hi Custodian” short is co-produced by Pitchfork and will be streamed on Pitchforks website. Talk about improper.

Spotify Is Great But Try Finding Any New Releases

By Iman Lababedi | August 16, 2012

Sometimes, it is so user unfriendly, I figure they are doing it on purpose. God forbid you try and getsomeone to actually speak to you at Spotify. I dare you. I double dare you. They have THE WORST SERVICE ON THE PLANET WORST THEN THE GOVERNMENT. They have zero, none nada

Rock's Backpages: Barney Hoskyns Rock Critic Archive Is Tremendous Fun

By Iman Lababedi | August 7, 2012

The site is essentially the most fun reference book you’ve ever seen. And it is indeed used as such. Not just Barney’s alma mata Oxford University, but US infirmary of the standards like Harvard and NYU also subscribe.

Uh Oh, Billy Corgan May Be Cool Again… He Sure Has The Loathsome Pitchfork Righ

By Iman Lababedi | July 23, 2012

Say what you want about Billy Corgan, and to be honest he has mismanged his career to an amazing career, from firing his band and failing to replace them to making some of the lousiest music known to man… hang on, I forgot where I was going there…. Oh yeah, Billy has done it his way. And really has been there and back

Spin Magazine Sold, Print To Fold?

By Iman Lababedi | July 12, 2012

When last heard from they were cutting all album reviews to the length of a tweet. I don’t mind the arrogrance, or even entirely disagree with the concept, what I don’t dig is the writing.

Mouthing The Muses: a Moving to New York song review

By Lindsay Morrison | May 1, 2012

a lot of people with restlessness in them have been pulled to the anonymizing fellowship with other insomniacs, artists, prostitutes, businessmen and vibrant immigrant food and culture, ah, the sounds the smells the tastes

From Coldchella To Couchella, Another Way To Enjoy Coachella.

By Alyson Camus | April 15, 2012

So what should I do? Be mean, and rejoice because the weather is actually horrible? There were strong thunderstorms on Friday afternoon, it was raining hard in Los Angeles, and I can only imagine what it has been over there, as the desert always has the most dramatic weather

rock nyc celebrates 3rd Birthday, Scoops Every One On Madonna

By Iman Lababedi | April 9, 2012

Just from her New York Yankees gig, Madonna “sold” 80,000 copies. And since the difference between Ritchie and Madonna was 150,000, there is zero doubt she would have entered the charts at # 2.

SetlistFM And How To Can Never Go To Rock Concerts The Same Way Again

By Iman Lababedi | March 22, 2012

talk about consensus opinion, all these people knowing watcha doing before you do it. What a drag!!! And pity the poor reviewer, who, if he ever ever did have an original idea in his head has had it kicked out by every body else by the time he catches the concert, and writes: “No surprises here”.

U2 Want (More Of) Your Money

By Iman Lababedi | March 20, 2012

Is there a worst moment in rock and roll history than the wayBono sings “mmmmm” in “Moment Of Surrender”?. He should spend eternity in purgatory for that alone.

Lady Gaga Fan Site Rips Madonna

By Alyson Camus | February 5, 2012

they even go to the length to post a fake email from Elton John’s boyfriend David Furnish, supporting the project. It has to be fake! Could he sue them

U2 Manager Paul McGuiness Hasn't Googled U2 Apparently

By Iman Lababedi | February 2, 2012

saw quite a few offers to buy U2 albums legally. So McGuinness made his incendiary comment without checking.

Worst Gig Ever From The Artists Side:Tear Gas, Skin Heads, Gay Bashing…

By Iman Lababedi | January 25, 2012

They started rioting. (The promoters) locked us backstage in the green room until the cops could show up and clear it out. We couldn’t come out to see what was going on, but we heard everything. That was kind of surreal. … I think it was full-blown rioting outside

Megaupload Shut Down By Feds And Alicia Keys?

By Alyson Camus | January 21, 2012

Megaupload not only allowed to share music files but basically any kinds of file, and was accused of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content

rock nyc Protests Against The "Stop On Line Piracy Act"

By admin | January 19, 2012

At the core of the issue is that these bills could cause censorship of the Web and deny website owners the right of due process central to our legal system. It is the first salvo in a war to make the Internet less Open. Many sites, including Google and Wikipedia staged black-outs of their sites yester

Mylo Xyloto Will Be On Spotify

By Iman Lababedi | January 14, 2012

For all of you cheapskates (like me) (well, actually a burnt a friends copy but) who held off buying Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto in the vain glorious hope that Spotify will eventual get it for you… guess what? YOU’RE RIGHT!!! They WILL!!! IT SHALL!!!

Brooklynvegan Invade Chicago

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2011

BV is not really music criticism, they are unwilling to get their hands dirty, but they break music story after music story and are completely invaluable when it comes to supporting local bands

A rock nyc Thanksgiving

By Iman Lababedi | November 24, 2011

Don’t worry. Victoria, is safe and sound after being adopted by rock nyc co-editor Helen Bach. One small step for man, one giant waddle for mankind.

From YouTube To IPods: A New Generation Of File Sharing

By Iman Lababedi | November 22, 2011

With the birth of Google Music, Itunes has yet another competitor and this time a big one. Trust me, if Google thought subscription based rentals were the future, they would have gotten into that as well.

Wesley Wolfe's "Cynics Need Love To" Now On Spotify

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2011

If you’ve been holding off getting Wesley Wolfe’s mindbendingly great sophomore album Cynics Need Love Too, one of my top five albums of the year, it is now on Spotify so guess, what? Time’s up.

Daytrotter To Charge $2.00 Monthly Fee

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2011

how can you not support them?

Coldplay In At # 1… Did The Absence Of Spotify Help?

By Alyson Camus | November 1, 2011

Did the album benefit from being inaccesible from Spotify?

Did The Absence Of Spotify Help Coldplay Sell More Records, Part II

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2011

If this means rock stars make less money and can’t afford mansions or telling their employees not to look them in their eyes, so be it.

Spotify Missing Two Big Albums This week

By Iman Lababedi | October 28, 2011

Tom Waits is another matter entirely

MC Hammer Launching A New Search Engine WireDoo

By Alyson Camus | October 24, 2011

Stanley K. Burrell (his real name) said he and his cohorts have been working on the project for about 2 years

The Gram Parsons Foundation Announce

By Iman Lababedi | October 5, 2011

“My father would love to know you’re visiting”

Noisetrade: Free Music From A Very Cool Website

By Iman Lababedi | September 16, 2011

distribute your music instantly