CMJ’s Music Marathon Presents Gerard Way, Webster Hall, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Reviewed

CMJ’s Music Marathon Presents Gerard Way, Webster Hall, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Reviewed

Why not make it 75 minutes and throw in some hits? Especially when you are pushing an iffy album which hasn’t helped you even sell out a 1500 SRO? Why not give people what they want to hear? You wrote the suckers, sing em.

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Billy Idol At Amoeba, Wednesday October 22nd 2014

Billy Idol At Amoeba, Wednesday October 22nd 2014

Billy played his diva side a little bit, in the sense that he took him a few extra minutes to get on stage, but the rest of the evening certainly proved he was not the aloof and snob type

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How To Cover CMJ’s Music Marathon

How To Cover CMJ’s Music Marathon

I’ve been winging it and trying to make up for that by writing full reviews of the bands I do see as opposed to a paragraph in a larger post. The hope is to maybe not see as much as other people but really watch what I do see.

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rock nyc Top 10 Songs w-o 10/20/14

rock nyc Top 10 Songs w-o 10/20/14

Sleater-Kinney is growing on me with every spin, it is exactly what you think, angular, atonal, guitar shards and it works like a memory reflexive. Meanwhile Taylor Swift’s least song off the upcoming album ain’t bad at all, I mean not at all, and the Game reminds us why he is the best rapper this side of Cam’ron.

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10 Songs: Friday, October 24th, 2014

10 Songs: Friday, October 24th, 2014

Lips Are Moving – Meghan Trainor – If Meghan is descending to schtick it is very good schtick with a funny hooks “I know you lie you’re lips are moving” and meghan throws everything she has at it including a rap – A-

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CMJ Music Marathon Presents The Liza Colby Sound, Rockwood Stage 1, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, Reviewed

CMJ Music Marathon Presents The Liza Colby Sound, Rockwood Stage 1, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, Reviewed

What we got was fine, and any set that has Liza Colby singing her bluesy heart out and constantly rocking songs all with her shirt half undone certainly can’t be all bad. But it wasn’t what the Liza Colby Sound are capable of.

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CMJ Music Marathon Presents Be Forest At Cake Shop, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, Reviewed

CMJ Music Marathon Presents Be Forest At Cake Shop, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, Reviewed

On stage at Cake Shop yesterday, Be Forest are quietly intense building up walls of strings and a terrific heavy handed drum while playing songs off their current release Earth Beat

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CMJ Music Marathon Presents Mainland At The Marlin Room, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014, Reviewed

CMJ Music Marathon Presents Mainland At The Marlin Room, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014, Reviewed

This isn’t faint praise, it is feint praise, it is like whining that your gal Giselle Bunchen doesn’t have bigger boobs… This was a good set with a band stretching, and that’s fine, I just hope they snap back the better for it.

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CMJ’s Music Marathon Presents Gerard Way, Webster Hall, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Reviewed

Gerard Way: Take His Picture off Your Bedroom wall

Why not make it 75 minutes and throw in some hits? Especially when you are pushing an iffy album which hasn’t helped you even sell out a 1500 SRO? Why not give people what they want to hear? You wrote the suckers, sing em.

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Billy Idol At Amoeba, Wednesday October 22nd 2014

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Billy played his diva side a little bit, in the sense that he took him a few extra minutes to get on stage, but the rest of the evening certainly proved he was not the aloof and snob type

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As If Music Tastes Would Tell Anything About Intelligence!!

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Beyonce Lil Wayne, Jay Z and most hip hop score badly while music I listen to, like Radiohead, The Shins, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Beck score pretty high – this is a very sad graph, so flawed I don’t even know how to start with this thing!

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Giants And Royals Not Just About Baseball: Fighting Over Lorde

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Tenuous musical connection, true but try this from the MBL: “On Friday, two stations in the Bay Area, KFOG and KOIT, removed the song from their playlists for the duration of the World Series.”

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How To Cover CMJ’s Music Marathon

New Zealand

I’ve been winging it and trying to make up for that by writing full reviews of the bands I do see as opposed to a paragraph in a larger post. The hope is to maybe not see as much as other people but really watch what I do see.

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rock nyc Top 10 Songs w-o 10/20/14

They

Sleater-Kinney is growing on me with every spin, it is exactly what you think, angular, atonal, guitar shards and it works like a memory reflexive. Meanwhile Taylor Swift’s least song off the upcoming album ain’t bad at all, I mean not at all, and the Game reminds us why he is the best rapper this side of Cam’ron.

READ MORE ... ADD COMMENT
 

10 Songs: Friday, October 24th, 2014

In Trainor for the title

Lips Are Moving – Meghan Trainor – If Meghan is descending to schtick it is very good schtick with a funny hooks “I know you lie you’re lips are moving” and meghan throws everything she has at it including a rap – A-

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CMJ Music Marathon Presents The Liza Colby Sound, Rockwood Stage 1, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, Reviewed

Sugaring It Up

What we got was fine, and any set that has Liza Colby singing her bluesy heart out and constantly rocking songs all with her shirt half undone certainly can’t be all bad. But it wasn’t what the Liza Colby Sound are capable of.

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CMJ Music Marathon Presents Be Forest At Cake Shop, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, Reviewed

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On stage at Cake Shop yesterday, Be Forest are quietly intense building up walls of strings and a terrific heavy handed drum while playing songs off their current release Earth Beat

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CMJ Music Marathon Presents Mainland At The Marlin Room, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014, Reviewed

Mainland At CMJ

This isn’t faint praise, it is feint praise, it is like whining that your gal Giselle Bunchen doesn’t have bigger boobs… This was a good set with a band stretching, and that’s fine, I just hope they snap back the better for it.

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Taylor Swift Is Number One In Canada, But It’s Not What You Think

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Anyway, these people bought an eight-second track of pure static, white noise for 1.29 Canadian dollars, and this track about nothing reached the top of Canada’s iTunes chart… not the real Taylor Swift song! Isn’t it ridiculous and funny at the same time?

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Starbucks’ Song ‘Pick of the Week': ‘Secrets’ By Mary Lambert

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Mary is a pretty plump red hair, who sings about her ‘secrets’: she is overweigh, gay out of the closet and may be a bit crazy with a dysfunctional family, but you can’t have a more positive attitude that this girl has!

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