Watching Iggy Azalea At Made In America Festival

Watching Iggy Azalea At Made In America Festival

Her performance at Made in America let me totally uninterested though, she did everything you can expect from a rapper in this surrounding, she almost kissed Rita Ora on stage – but hasn’t this be done a million times before?

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Nightmom Louis Family Restaurant Providence, RI  Saturday Aug 30, 2014 Reviewed

Nightmom Louis Family Restaurant Providence, RI Saturday Aug 30, 2014 Reviewed

The show at Louis Family Restaurant was the culmination of Nightmom’s first national tour. On the road for 30 days, the band traveled some 9000 miles to promote Glider Heaven, their second full-length, the photo for the cover of which Travis found in an old copy of National Geographic. Long live Glider Love.

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David Lynch Had No Good Idea For Kanye West

David Lynch Had No Good Idea For Kanye West

This is what happens when it is a slow-news day, we write about things that could have but didn’t really happen. Famous director and unique character David Lynch said to the Daily Beast that he almost made a video for Kanye West’

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Best Albums Through August 31st, 2014

Best Albums Through August 31st, 2014

Tahliah Debrett Barnett aka Formerly Known As twigs, is the most exciting thing to happen to UK soundscape soul pop since Lana del Rey and like Lana she doesn’t sound like anything else: a deeply arranged indie soul hybrid. Imagine if Massive Attack had been so big 1D and a girl in Gloucestershire, England, became completely obsessed with them…something like that.

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Best Songs Through August 31st, 2014

Best Songs Through August 31st, 2014

Two songs, released the same day, Taylor’s “Shake It Off” and and Leonard Cohen’s “Almost Like The Blues”, a third, around for awhile but finally hitting home FKA twigs brilliant “Lights On”, and a fourth, rock ny’s band Je’June’d excellent “picotement” ran away with the month.

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Watching Iggy Azalea At Made In America Festival

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Her performance at Made in America let me totally uninterested though, she did everything you can expect from a rapper in this surrounding, she almost kissed Rita Ora on stage – but hasn’t this be done a million times before?

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Nightmom Louis Family Restaurant Providence, RI Saturday Aug 30, 2014 Reviewed

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The show at Louis Family Restaurant was the culmination of Nightmom’s first national tour. On the road for 30 days, the band traveled some 9000 miles to promote Glider Heaven, their second full-length, the photo for the cover of which Travis found in an old copy of National Geographic. Long live Glider Love.

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David Lynch Had No Good Idea For Kanye West

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This is what happens when it is a slow-news day, we write about things that could have but didn’t really happen. Famous director and unique character David Lynch said to the Daily Beast that he almost made a video for Kanye West’

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Best Albums Through August 31st, 2014

Album Of The Month

Tahliah Debrett Barnett aka Formerly Known As twigs, is the most exciting thing to happen to UK soundscape soul pop since Lana del Rey and like Lana she doesn’t sound like anything else: a deeply arranged indie soul hybrid. Imagine if Massive Attack had been so big 1D and a girl in Gloucestershire, England, became completely obsessed with them…something like that.

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Best Songs Through August 31st, 2014

Swift on Top (or near it)

Two songs, released the same day, Taylor’s “Shake It Off” and and Leonard Cohen’s “Almost Like The Blues”, a third, around for awhile but finally hitting home FKA twigs brilliant “Lights On”, and a fourth, rock ny’s band Je’June’d excellent “picotement” ran away with the month.

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UK Top 10 Singles 9-6-14

Pass the meat pies

“Rariworkout” is awesome, Grime meets EDM, the raps are very English, very Brixton or wormwood scrubs but the beats are international and very dance steadying, very House, not dub at all, nothing deep more like a chattering mail biter. Excellent song, hope it hits the US charts.

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UK Top 10 Albums 9-6-14

Dog eat dog

A not untypical UK chart, made whole by the two Kate Bush albums, an obvious relection of her return to performing after a 35 year absence. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive but what on earth does that prove, right? Otherwise, Royal Blood are like a lively Black keys or a Jack white not tripping over his ego, But not as good as that sounds.

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10 Songs: Monday, September 1st, 2014

Half As Crazy As Me

South Georgia Sugar Babe – Justin Townes Earle – “My baby, she’s half as crazy as me, and like I said it’s been a long time…”. The genes coming through, the flex of the writing muscle, and the long instrumental bridge, all comes together on an early minor classic – A

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Krill At The Space, Hamden CT Friday August 29th, 2014 Reviewed

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Genius is evident, in that the vocals sound like the sleepily processed thoughts of one depressed in bed deciding whether or not to face the world, yet the other instruments embody total rhythmic tonal conviction, crushing any uncertainty

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Made In America Is This Weekend And It Has Not Sold Out!

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Summer is not totally over yet, and we still have one festival to go here in Los Angeles, the brand new version of Made in America which will take over downtown LA this weekend… but I am not going because the line up sucks… and I am not the only one!

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Medium Cool: The Week In Talk Show Guests 9-1-14

Mandy Patinkin: This week

I am not sure if he is singing, but if he is singing Mandy Patinkin is an absolute riot in full blown cabaret mode and must be seen at least once. Letterman has the New Pornographers, Fallon has Maroon 5, Anything else: oh yeah, the name of the column, people have been stopping me in the streets to inquire. James Wolcott had a Village Voice column called Media Cool, playing on the name of the 1960s fictional-documentary “Medium Cool” which I went back to here.

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Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases week Of September 1st, 2014

Most Anticipated Album Of The week Award

Don’t get too excited over the James Taylor album, it is not just a 2004 album, it is also just a covers album, and that leaves you with the Kooks on one hand and Jeezy on the other fighting it out for most anticipated album of the week but neither of em have particularly good singles spun off and Maroon 5 have two out of three (“Animals” is too generic), plus Adam Levine is the one pop star who can bring it live. So yup, Maroon 5 by a bottled blonde.

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Let’s Active rock nyc Concert Picks week of 9-1-14

Buzzcocks During Their Forty Year Awkward Stage

My love battery wants to charge you…I haven’t seen the Buzzcocks on stage in the better part of thirty years though I remember catching em at the Palladium on the Different Kind Of Tension tour, the Fall opened if memory serves… Man, they were great. Titus Andronicus are opening, I haven’t seen them in a couple of years after catching em around once a month at the turn of he decade. Saturday at Webster Hall

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Mathew Knowles Says The Elevator Scuffle Was A PR Stunt

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[They needed something to] ignite that tour. It’s called a ‘Jedi mind trick.’ The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot of the time. So things you see, sometimes, are …. All I know is: everyone is talking about it. Ticket sales went up, Solange’s album sales went up 200% …’

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10 Songs: Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Six pack and some ice

I’ve been consistently rough on Paisley. The first time I saw him, Brad’s first album had yet to be released and he was opening for Loretta Lynn at the Town Hall. I haunted Tower records waiting for that album to be released. This song puns prettily on the bank portion of the title – A-

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X Webster Theater Hartford CT Friday August 29th, 2014 Reviewed

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This is Connecticut not New York, and this crowd hired babysitters. Lets hope the kids are at grandmas house cuz its a late night- the sad bit? X gets an hour- and nothing more with a 12:05 posted start time. And theyre running half an hour late to boot.

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Buju Banton, Reggae’s Greatest Living Singer, Gets Appeal On Drug Conviction

Set Buju Banton Free

The singer stood by while two men discussed the sale of cocaine and examined 20 kilos of the narcotic. Two days later, Banton and two other men were arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocain

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Interpol’s Paul Banks Speaks,… But Not To Us

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‘Have you seen us play lately? I’m a little more chipper these days. Nowadays we try to write setlists for shows and there are too many songs to choose from, which is a nice problem to have.’ Banks is even described as looking almost happy… I saw them last weekend and they didn’t say much more than ‘Thank you’

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Is Justin Townes Earle’s “Single Mothers” Gonna Be The Album Of The Year?

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In 2012, and despite a lousy live show, I called Justin Townes Earle's Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now the album of the year and though we are only two songs deep into Earle's September 9th, 2014 Single Mothers, they are both masterpieces and let me go out on a limb here ...

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5 Seconds Of Penis

Callum Hood: The Mystery is Over

Poor wee Calum (I haven’t seen the vid so I am assuming the wee portion of that statement) has learnt what children understand, and what all of us understand in this post-everything moment where the only privacy that remains lies somewhere in the wrinkles of you brain and are activated through thought

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