Week 4, 2014
Recorded: Laura Jane Grace came through!We were waiting for her and Against Me! to take alternative rock howling into transgender politics and that’s exactly she did with a rock and roll smackdown of the first order Transgender Dysphoria Blues. The new Mogwai sounds like the old Mogwai and that sounds good though a little goes a long way.
Live: In a week polar vortex weather and in mourning, I didn’t go out much, but Monica Passim got me out and about on Saturday night and the better for catching her at her birthday gig!
rock nyc: Was in mourning for the passing of Rock NYC LLC partner Donna McElroy on January 23rd, 2014
Sports: I was rooting for the 49ers, but it is Seattle Vs the Broncos. I’ve got no horse in this race for the Superbowl, but it looks like Seattle will win it. Meanwhile, the Knicks are now fighting among themselves.
Personal: This is one miserable winter.
Sneak Peaks: Upcoming New Album Releases 6-2-23 – 6-8-23
excellent, deeply melodic, indie rock
Going Steady: New Singles 5-26-23 – 6-1-23 Reviewed
sort of Neil Young without the head cold and in full pop mode.
L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, May 29th To June 4th
Grace Jones will be at OUTLOUD Music Fest
UK Top 10 Albums 5-26-23 – 6-1-23
outsold the rest of the Official Albums Chart Top 10 combined
UK Top 10 Singles 5-26-23 – 6-1-23
an EDM plonker on top
Dead Babies: Helmut Berger And Martin Amis Leave Us
about how time decays us
The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-26-23 – 6-1-23 Reviewed
a major slice of bad news
The Cure At The Hollywood Bowl, Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, Reviewed
The most heart-pulsing moments took us back through the past 45 years.
The River Deep, Mountain High Soulfulness Of Tina Turner
an antidote to toxic male supremacy