Live: If you’ve been paying attention, Beyonce has followed up a great new song “Formation” with a pretty good video (my friend Eric Steeples appears in it wearing a mask!), then used the Super Bowl to promote her US Arena tour this summer. Tickets to her June 7th gig at Citifield are on AMEX presale today at noon.
More Live: Of course, what Bey has done by putting them on sale immediately is called maintaining the buzz: something AEG’s “Paramount” should seriously consider.
More More Live: What is all this early June live shows stuff? What if the weather sucks? June 7th is two days after Governors Ball.
More More More Live: if the Beach Boys think I am wandering around Brooklyn at 11 at night searching for the Q train, they’ve got another think coming.
Recorded: “Formation” is a great song, you know. But otherwise, I am beginning to think of next week. I was listening to the new Lucinda Williams on the way home -man, what a bummer but in a good way.
The Road To The Presidency: Bernie Sanders showed himself a good sport on SNL, though I like him about as much as I like Larry David. My sentiments are with my late father Charif, I don’t like giving all my money to the Government and it is my firm belief, paving roads ain’t worth 50% of my money.
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