Bob Seger At Madison Square Garden. Friday, December 19th, 2014, Reviewed

Bob Seger At Madison Square Garden. Friday, December 19th, 2014, Reviewed

At his most complex he is in the working place where, as Jarvis Cocker once noted, common people watch their lives slip out of view. You don’t have to guess with Seger, you don’t have to interpret, he is the poet of desperation and he is the poet laureate of the simple need to be someone

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Jail Weddings and Band Of Horses w/ Jason Lytle Share Two Christmas Songs

Jail Weddings and Band Of Horses w/ Jason Lytle Share Two Christmas Songs

You must have heard, it’s Christmas,… again! And here they are again, these eternal songs that come back every year with the same boring arrangements and inanity. Is it that difficult to write new Christmas songs? I guess, because we have been playing the same old clichés for over a century.

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Jack White’s Old Single Found In Furniture?

Jack White’s Old Single Found In Furniture?

According to Pitchfork, two copies of The Upholsters’ second single, ‘Your Furniture Was Always Dead… I Was Just Afraid to Tell You’ were found by two different individuals, hidden in a piece of furniture!

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Best Albums Of 2014 # 14: Bassnectar’s “Noise Vs Beauty”

Best Albums Of 2014 # 14: Bassnectar’s “Noise Vs Beauty”

At nearly an hour the album has a few cliffs and sometimes it falls off but it always land somewhere cool, it is like a computer game with the sound different levels and the tracks seem to repeat till they are right on the edge and then fall. But we told you that years ago.

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Kevin Breuner, CD Baby VP Of Marketing Talks, Just Not To Us

Kevin Breuner, CD Baby VP Of Marketing Talks, Just Not To Us

“In 2014, we’ve seen serious growth in revenues to artists from sources like publishing and YouTube. It’s exciting for us to help artists connect with revenue that previously wasn’t easily accessible to them. In 2015, we expect that trend to continue in a big way.”

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Hear, My Friends: Rita X Wolf

Hear, My Friends: Rita X Wolf

Rita X Wolf is a writer, critic, art aficionado and my facebook friend who answered the call for five songs she was listening to right the moment I requested it. “I just attended a Gene Clark (70th birthday) Byrds (50th anniversary show) so…”

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Best Albums Of 2014 # 15: Perfume Genius’ “Too Bright”

Best Albums Of 2014 # 15: Perfume Genius’ “Too Bright”

The battle here isn’t internal, it is against forces outside Mike Hadreas, perhaps the social bulling for those out of step, or perceived out of steppedness with the world, the otherness of sound and vision reckoning sideways into the Low-Fi of Bowie and Eno except in 2014 it sounds commercial

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Billy Joe Shaver At City Winery, Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, Reviewed

Billy Joe Shaver At City Winery, Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, Reviewed

What do you want to give up? A mid concert “Honky Tonk Heroes” with Shaver yodeling like Slim Whitman? A last song “You Just Can’t Beat Jesus”? The story leading up to “Ragged Old Truck” which culminates in Shaver lying in bed and trying to kill himself?

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Bob Seger At Madison Square Garden. Friday, December 19th, 2014, Reviewed

Bob Seger And the Silver Bullet Band, December 19th, 2014

At his most complex he is in the working place where, as Jarvis Cocker once noted, common people watch their lives slip out of view. You don’t have to guess with Seger, you don’t have to interpret, he is the poet of desperation and he is the poet laureate of the simple need to be someone

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Jail Weddings and Band Of Horses w/ Jason Lytle Share Two Christmas Songs

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You must have heard, it’s Christmas,… again! And here they are again, these eternal songs that come back every year with the same boring arrangements and inanity. Is it that difficult to write new Christmas songs? I guess, because we have been playing the same old clichés for over a century.

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Jack White’s Old Single Found In Furniture?

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According to Pitchfork, two copies of The Upholsters’ second single, ‘Your Furniture Was Always Dead… I Was Just Afraid to Tell You’ were found by two different individuals, hidden in a piece of furniture!

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Best Albums Of 2014 # 14: Bassnectar’s “Noise Vs Beauty”

Best Albums Of 2014: # 14

At nearly an hour the album has a few cliffs and sometimes it falls off but it always land somewhere cool, it is like a computer game with the sound different levels and the tracks seem to repeat till they are right on the edge and then fall. But we told you that years ago.

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Kevin Breuner, CD Baby VP Of Marketing Talks, Just Not To Us

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“In 2014, we’ve seen serious growth in revenues to artists from sources like publishing and YouTube. It’s exciting for us to help artists connect with revenue that previously wasn’t easily accessible to them. In 2015, we expect that trend to continue in a big way.”

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Classic Songs Added to The Grammy Hall Of Fame 2015

More Grams Per Square inch

Here are the inductees for the Grammy Hall Of Fame and it is sure difficult (and a suckers game) to argue with any of them, though I’ll be happy to try but I’d have to really take a look at all the past songs inducted because, I mean, who thinks that’s Hank’s only tracK

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Hear, My Friends: Rita X Wolf

Gene Clark In His Byrds day

Rita X Wolf is a writer, critic, art aficionado and my facebook friend who answered the call for five songs she was listening to right the moment I requested it. “I just attended a Gene Clark (70th birthday) Byrds (50th anniversary show) so…”

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Best Albums Of 2014 # 15: Perfume Genius’ “Too Bright”

Best Album Of 2014 # 15

The battle here isn’t internal, it is against forces outside Mike Hadreas, perhaps the social bulling for those out of step, or perceived out of steppedness with the world, the otherness of sound and vision reckoning sideways into the Low-Fi of Bowie and Eno except in 2014 it sounds commercial

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10 Songs: Saturday, December 19th, 2014

Special Naughty Children

Naughty – The Musical Original Soundtrack – The shoulda been a contender off the Broadway Musical, has a nice rhythm stop and start till it reaches the bridge, which is lovely indeed. Unfortunately, kids sound like kids… axiom for the ages? “Sometimes you have to make a little mischief” – B+

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Billy Joe Shaver At City Winery, Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, Reviewed

Billy Joe Shaver At City Winery, December 2014

What do you want to give up? A mid concert “Honky Tonk Heroes” with Shaver yodeling like Slim Whitman? A last song “You Just Can’t Beat Jesus”? The story leading up to “Ragged Old Truck” which culminates in Shaver lying in bed and trying to kill himself?

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Laura Marling Announces A New Album, Listen To The First Track ‘Short Movie’ Below

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She is really unleashing a fierce emotion in ‘Short Movie’, with rage and passion, then eventually a lot is going on at the same time on this track, before everything culminates into a duel between Laura’s voice, strumming electric guitars and ascending strings

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Nick Cave’s Handwritten Personal Dictionary

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Or how would he manage to assemble lines like these ones: ‘Hear a man preaching in a language that’s completely new, yea/Making the hot cocks in the flophouse bleed/While the cleaning ladies sob into their mops/And a bellhop hops and bops/A shot rings out to a spiritual groove/Everybody bleeding to that Higgs Boson Blues’

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