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Written by | March 29, 2015 8:12 | No Comments

The band, four guitars including Miranda’s, were pretty good country-rockers, and Miranda in an “I Love NY” tee shirt looked the part, the 20 song set wasn’t entirely ungenerous though the 80 minute performance was awful skimpy for a major arena performance. She has more material, Miranda didn’t even pull out one of her best songs, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” -a hit that gave her a unique personality she managed to squander on stage.

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I suddenly feel overwhelmed by the amount of bands I have to see in two days… I can’t see them all, that’s a given, there are 42 bands playing on Saturday, and 44 on Sunday, and this will keep me busy from 12pm to 12 am, with no time in sight to eat and pee…

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The rule of thumb is, if you at a standing room only gig and you are near the stage shut up, if you’re in the back, well, ok, we can live with it. This is no longer the case. This is reaching epidemic proportions, silence please. A concert is not the time or place to discuss Daddy’s operation or Mary’s divorce so shut up and let me watch the show in peace.

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The one time I saw alt j I thought the UK Radioheads brother in arms were the worst live band I’d ever seen BUT it was crowded, it was a festival, and their pretty good second album hadn’t seen the light of day yet. This is MSG and the new album, with great songs like “Every Other Freckle” waiting to be nailed on stage, well, maybe time for another look. PS: A Monday but at least it’s not T5.

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This looks like an okay week but I don’t think it really is. I have heard songs off The Prodigy, Sufjan Stevens, and Death Cab For Cuties, and was not impressed with a single one. Ringo Starr hasn’t done much worth getting excited since the late 1970s, Godspeed! were pretty well hyped with their last album but it sucked anyway, and calling your new release The Album About Nothing is looking for trouble. Which leads me with Darius Rucker who is seldom great but always good for a “Comeback Song” here and there, as my most anticipated of the week.

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Loud Places – Jamie xx and Rony – I prefer this to “All Under One Roof Raving” not because it is better but because I am old fashioned and it is a clearer delineated song… a soulful song as well, with a great vocal and a memorable melody, where “Rave” is a weird contraption that works despite itself – B+

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Written by | March 28, 2015 0:08 | No Comments

Sure, it’s not really country, but there were obvious Tex-Mex flavors, rockabilly, swing, honky-tonk and Latino-Cuban tempos, bringing memories of Mexican fiesta, retro country romance, with the ghosts of Jerry Lee Lewis or Roy Orbison. Orbison? Yes! Malo’s tenor voice has effectively this kind of force and effectiveness, an operatic howl

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There will be stores (where marijuana has become legal, states like Colorado or Washington) that will sell Willie’s weed. Furthermore, it’s not going be exclusively Nelson’s production, he obviously wants to grow his own, but there will be ‘opportunities for other growers, who meet quality standards’

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When it did become cooler to be a hard on, not everything is everybody’s business, some stuff is nobodies business at all. Some stuff doesn’t matter in the slightest and the making of petitions seems like puerile petty mindedness for one good reason: it is so.

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Van Halen are an immaculate conception: the bastard child of Jimmy Page and Groucho Marx. And they were immaculate on stage, they did no more and no less than every single thing they had to do.” They are back on tour this summer but I ain’t going Jone’s Beach on a Tuesday night so this great expectation at Jimmy Kimmel will have to do.

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Easy Rider – Action Bronson – Drug pushing, pushing Keri Hilson lookalikes in the Hilton, riding easy on Harleys and riding into the sunset or the apocalypse or both , this terrific ending to a pretty good sophomore album justifies a lot of the hype surrounding this guy – A-

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