CMJ’s Music Marathon Presents Chelsea Jade, The Studio At Webster Hall, Tuesday, October 21th, 2014, Reviewed

CMJ’s Music Marathon Presents Chelsea Jade, The Studio At Webster Hall, Tuesday, October 21th, 2014, Reviewed

She’s won a ton of awards in New Zealand, opened for Lorde and cat Power, and isn’t precious at all. Yeah and on stage she seems both artistically extreme and musically valid at the same time. Very approachable? So approach her.

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Perfume Genius At The Roxy, Sunday October 19th 2014

Perfume Genius At The Roxy, Sunday October 19th 2014

When I left the club, I realized I was wearing a Queens of the Stone Age shirt, and I asked myself, how could I possibly love two opposite sides of the male spectrum such as Mike Hadreas and Josh Homme?

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Listen To Ariel Pink’s ‘Black Ballerina’

Listen To Ariel Pink’s ‘Black Ballerina’

If it sounds like a druggy party, may be it’s really one and the song progresses for a few minutes over the same going-into-circles funky bass beats then goes into some typical Pink musical delirium with strange lyrics. Although I certainly can’t really understand everything about the lyrics/spoken words… ‘take your bra and panties off,’ comes up

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Kelly Clarkson Sings Sam Smith

Kelly Clarkson Sings Sam Smith

Recorded at Symphony Park on October 18th, 2014, Kelly gets every ounce of the song and shares it right back with her audience, as if their voices are raised together in a hopefulness not actual written in at all. This isn’t actually Clarkson’s gift, she is another torch singer stomping the country side of love, but here with a song that doesn’t belong to her, Clarkson invites us all in.

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Fillmore East: Iconic Rock Theatre To Get Landmark Plaque

Fillmore East: Iconic Rock Theatre To Get Landmark Plaque

My boss for the past 27 years, Larry Schneiderman, was a regular at the Fillmore East, as was my good friend Jahn Xavier,and though it was a little before I became a new yorker, Bill Graham’s House is a legend that is now an Apple bank.

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Sleater-Kinney’s “Bury Our Friends” Reviewed

Sleater-Kinney’s “Bury Our Friends” Reviewed

After nine years of offshoots, most of them good and two of them, Wild Flag and Corin Tucker Band, better than that the Clash of riot grrrls, and circa Dig Me Out, the greatest rock and roll band in the world, have played everything out till they are back together.

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Dropkick Murphys To Play St. Patrick’s day In Dublin 2014

Dropkick Murphys To Play St. Patrick’s day In Dublin 2014

They are playing Dublin the next St. Patrick’s Day, a somewhat stupid idea since March 17th is much bigger in nyc than on the Emerald Isle, but we will still get em for three nights at Irving Plaza.

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10 Songs: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2014

10 Songs: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2014

Day Drinking – Little Big Town – Great terribly bad advice but a swinging little blues rocker counting down to a first rate chorus replete with whistling that actually works – A-

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CMJ’s Music Marathon Presents Chelsea Jade, The Studio At Webster Hall, Tuesday, October 21th, 2014, Reviewed

Chelsea Jade will make your teeth soft

She’s won a ton of awards in New Zealand, opened for Lorde and cat Power, and isn’t precious at all. Yeah and on stage she seems both artistically extreme and musically valid at the same time. Very approachable? So approach her.

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Perfume Genius At The Roxy, Sunday October 19th 2014

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When I left the club, I realized I was wearing a Queens of the Stone Age shirt, and I asked myself, how could I possibly love two opposite sides of the male spectrum such as Mike Hadreas and Josh Homme?

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Listen To Ariel Pink’s ‘Black Ballerina’

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If it sounds like a druggy party, may be it’s really one and the song progresses for a few minutes over the same going-into-circles funky bass beats then goes into some typical Pink musical delirium with strange lyrics. Although I certainly can’t really understand everything about the lyrics/spoken words… ‘take your bra and panties off,’ comes up

READ MORE ... ADD COMMENT
 

Kelly Clarkson Sings Sam Smith

Kelly

Recorded at Symphony Park on October 18th, 2014, Kelly gets every ounce of the song and shares it right back with her audience, as if their voices are raised together in a hopefulness not actual written in at all. This isn’t actually Clarkson’s gift, she is another torch singer stomping the country side of love, but here with a song that doesn’t belong to her, Clarkson invites us all in.

READ MORE ... ADD COMMENT
 

Fillmore East: Iconic Rock Theatre To Get Landmark Plaque

NYC Landmark

My boss for the past 27 years, Larry Schneiderman, was a regular at the Fillmore East, as was my good friend Jahn Xavier,and though it was a little before I became a new yorker, Bill Graham’s House is a legend that is now an Apple bank.

READ MORE ... ADD COMMENT
 

Sleater-Kinney’s “Bury Our Friends” Reviewed

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After nine years of offshoots, most of them good and two of them, Wild Flag and Corin Tucker Band, better than that the Clash of riot grrrls, and circa Dig Me Out, the greatest rock and roll band in the world, have played everything out till they are back together.

READ MORE ... ADD COMMENT
 

Dropkick Murphys To Play St. Patrick’s day In Dublin 2014

Kick The Pricks

They are playing Dublin the next St. Patrick’s Day, a somewhat stupid idea since March 17th is much bigger in nyc than on the Emerald Isle, but we will still get em for three nights at Irving Plaza.

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10 Songs: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2014

Bad Advice

Day Drinking – Little Big Town – Great terribly bad advice but a swinging little blues rocker counting down to a first rate chorus replete with whistling that actually works – A-

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CMJ Music Marathon Presents Beach Day, Cake Shop, October 21st, 2014, reviewed

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Their name suggests indie dream pop and their home , Hollywood Florida, suggests surf and turf, but their sounds is New Yawk girl group via the Ramones with a huge dollop of feedback, reverb and a misheard chorus via My Bloody Valentine. In other words, they are awesome and a great way to kick off CMJ 2014

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Be Here Now: First Take On New Album Releases 10-21-14

ANNIE LENNOX ALBUM OF THE WEEK 10-20-14

She has seldom sounded better than she does on “I Put A Spell On You” and her “You Belong To Me” belongs in the same category as Patsy Cline. Whether singing soul or jazz or Gospel, the voice is a magnificent thing and the arrangements do everything possible to highlight the voice – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A-

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Black 47 Infinity Hall Hartford, CT Sunday October 19th, 2014

Black 47

You cannot in good measure critique a band on a farewell journey. They’re emotionally charged, tired and seemingly on auto pilot as they work their way tying up the loose strings of their time together. A band of brothers and an army of 6, Black47 have done what they wanted to do- raise awareness, raise a fist and raise a pint, with the convictions of superheroes.

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Iggy Pop’s John Peel Lecture Is Just Great!

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Although the main topic was about ‘free music in a Capitalist society’, he touched a lot of subjects, mentioned ‘the new electronic devices which estrange people from their morals’ and other bad things (mostly money) related to the music industry, but basically he gave a lot of advices to young artists

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