David Bronson At Rockwood Stage 2, Thursday, November 21st, 2014, Reviewed

David Bronson At Rockwood Stage 2, Thursday, November 21st, 2014, Reviewed

David takes to the audience like he takes to people in the real world, he makes you at ease, ready to be part of his family and then he levels you with the intensity of his playing. It is as though he sees no reason why artistry must be self-important. At Rockwood he shared his stage so generously while remaining the focal point.

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Hal Ketchum/Ronnie Fauss, Kessler Theater, Dallas Texas, Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Reviewed

Hal Ketchum/Ronnie Fauss, Kessler Theater, Dallas Texas, Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Reviewed

The majority of Ketchum’s material exists in a bell curve where everything sounds good, it’s well crafted folk influenced country music and Ketchum still has a strong voice, but there’s no emotional glue to his work. The music wafts by you, very little sticks

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Emel Malthouthi’s At Live@365, Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Reviewed

Emel Malthouthi’s At Live@365, Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Reviewed

At Live@365, she took the band out for a spin and found them capable of sounding like everything from traditional Arabic music, to trip hop, to lo fi electronica, all held together by Ethel’s superb voice, a great instrument which sounds Arabic in Arabic and European in English and French

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Ozzy Osbourne: ‘That Bono Pisses Me Off!’

Ozzy Osbourne: ‘That Bono Pisses Me Off!’

I liked some of their earlier stuff, but to be perfectly honest, that Bono pisses me off. He’s made his name out of working with and talking about starving people in Africa. I don’t particularly like what he does. It’s phony

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Lana Del Rey, Marilyn Manson, Eli Roth’s Lost Troubling Video

Lana Del Rey, Marilyn Manson, Eli Roth’s Lost Troubling Video

I should say first that Manson’s representative, Kathryn Frazier of Biz3, has declared that the Goth singer has nothing to do with the video and that ‘It must be a fan video splicing up old Manson video footage with someone else’s Lana Del Rey footage’

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Hear, My Friends: Nikki Vee’s Five Songs

Hear, My Friends: Nikki Vee’s Five Songs

When I asked my Facebook friends, and my friends at 45 Revolutions Per Minute, to offer up their five favorite songs I figure I’ll get through em all eventually and first things first, here is Nikki Vee of Rhode Island’s song list. Not faves, not best, just what she is listening…

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Pricing Kills Buying Music, Not Streaming

Pricing Kills Buying Music, Not Streaming

The battle over streaming is a battle over prices not distribution. I don’t care what anybody says, the average person does not want to spend $10 a month on a streaming service, it is too expensive, but if songs and albums were cheap enough they would get back in the habit of buying them.

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Must See? Bob Seger At MSG December 19th, 2014

Must See? Bob Seger At MSG December 19th, 2014

I’ve never seen Seger live and the only way for me to be sure is to take a look at him in concert. I would hope that if you read rock nyc it is for an informed opinion and the only way to have an informed opinion is to do the work, even if it is painful. So, yeah, I am gonna check him

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David Bronson At Rockwood Stage 2, Thursday, November 21st, 2014, Reviewed

David Bronson Band At Rockwood 2, December 2014

David takes to the audience like he takes to people in the real world, he makes you at ease, ready to be part of his family and then he levels you with the intensity of his playing. It is as though he sees no reason why artistry must be self-important. At Rockwood he shared his stage so generously while remaining the focal point.

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Hal Ketchum/Ronnie Fauss, Kessler Theater, Dallas Texas, Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Reviewed

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The majority of Ketchum’s material exists in a bell curve where everything sounds good, it’s well crafted folk influenced country music and Ketchum still has a strong voice, but there’s no emotional glue to his work. The music wafts by you, very little sticks

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Emel Malthouthi’s At Live@365, Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Reviewed

Emel Mathlouthi: Protest Singer

At Live@365, she took the band out for a spin and found them capable of sounding like everything from traditional Arabic music, to trip hop, to lo fi electronica, all held together by Ethel’s superb voice, a great instrument which sounds Arabic in Arabic and European in English and French

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Ozzy Osbourne: ‘That Bono Pisses Me Off!’

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I liked some of their earlier stuff, but to be perfectly honest, that Bono pisses me off. He’s made his name out of working with and talking about starving people in Africa. I don’t particularly like what he does. It’s phony

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Lana Del Rey, Marilyn Manson, Eli Roth’s Lost Troubling Video

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I should say first that Manson’s representative, Kathryn Frazier of Biz3, has declared that the Goth singer has nothing to do with the video and that ‘It must be a fan video splicing up old Manson video footage with someone else’s Lana Del Rey footage’

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Hear, My Friends: Nikki Vee’s Five Songs

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When I asked my Facebook friends, and my friends at 45 Revolutions Per Minute, to offer up their five favorite songs I figure I’ll get through em all eventually and first things first, here is Nikki Vee of Rhode Island’s song list. Not faves, not best, just what she is listening…

READ MORE ... ADD COMMENT
 

Pricing Kills Buying Music, Not Streaming

LIARS

The battle over streaming is a battle over prices not distribution. I don’t care what anybody says, the average person does not want to spend $10 a month on a streaming service, it is too expensive, but if songs and albums were cheap enough they would get back in the habit of buying them.

READ MORE ... ADD COMMENT
 

Must See? Bob Seger At MSG December 19th, 2014

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I’ve never seen Seger live and the only way for me to be sure is to take a look at him in concert. I would hope that if you read rock nyc it is for an informed opinion and the only way to have an informed opinion is to do the work, even if it is painful. So, yeah, I am gonna check him

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10 Songs: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

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It is one thing to sing “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” as though it was “Send In The Clowns” and another thing entirely to sing “Send In The Clowns” as though it is “Your Painted Face”, the former is the mainstreaming of Dylan, the latter the devaluing of Sondheim. Amazingly enough it doesn’t suck… but that doesn’t add up to an endorsement – B

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“The Art Of McCartney” Reviewed Track By Track

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Battles have ensued between those who claim the only song worth listening to is Dylan’s, those who think it is fun and shouldn’t be taken that seriously, those who consider it borderline Karaoke and Def Leppard are guilty if only by association and those who are going back to their GNR roots. Me? I say all of the above…

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Watch Angel Olsen’s New Video For ‘Windows’

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The video is an enigmatic beauty, beautifully shot, and it shows Angel and her famous blank stare, as she goes from total expressionlessness to a real sadness frozen on her face, while her emotive song is played

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Billboard To Include Song Streams In Ranking System

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So my question is, will this dethrone Taylor Swift because she has removed her music from Spotify? Bakula thinks it’s simply impossible: ‘No amount of streaming in the world could keep Taylor from No. 1,’ he declared… this girl is definitively way too powerful for my taste.

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