They’re emotional surrogates so I can carry on with my day to day.
Posts By: Helen Bach
I reviewed this out of order….didja notice?
Some excellent visuals and a whole shit load of motherfuckering
I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to stay forever in this envelope of warmth.
Remember when Helen Bach used to co-edit rock nyc? Years ago now, but we are still close. Here is an early live review from 2009
Suppose its a case of when one door closes another opens cuz for all his missing lyrics- he kicks your ass on flute and every other instrument he touches.
The choppy dance music ushered my teen aged punk angst. But with Andy Gill as the only ‘original’ member was I seeing Gang of Four or was it just a cover band now? If you lose the vocalist, can they be the same band?
The question for a die hard fan like me is.. is this the English Beat? Dave Wakeling the only original member and there is still the UK Beat with Ranking Roger, we’re the children of this sad divorce. Wakeling gets custody of us Americans…or do we get custody of him?
Meloy was more than MC and engaged with the crowd in fun hand clapping games and sing back. You’d expect him to be shy but he was that nerdy guy that cracked the class up. The problem is I couldn’t hear a lot of what he was saying but.. I did here the following “hey yeah ok” and ‘chips and salsa’.
How on Earth can you listen to a band like X and sit that still as if you’re listening to a financial planner giving you tips on how to save for retirement. THIS WAS A ROCK SHOW.
But I figure it this way. How many gigs of Billy and his band X did I sneak into? I robbed the guy easily ten bucks each time back in the day- so me, I’m in. I owe him for the absolute joy he and X gave me.
The crowd was amazingly engaged, unlike other audiences I have endured the group assembled in Worcester tore the roof off in sheer volume of lyrics- and not just for the ‘classics’, this was an audience of fans
The UK invasion isn’t very invasive any longer. And when you aren’t quite sure what to think, grade C covers it all. You’re all average and hey.. that’s ok
Seems this weeks singles have the combined appeal of bananas and sardines. Leave it to the UK to show us Americans what theyre made of.
Nothing is the same. In a world of ‘been there done that’ rehashed tripe its astounding to think we really haven’t ‘heard it all’
The first time I saw Blur live was at the Academy in 1994 and they were magnificent, and, till their break up circa 2003, I saw them every time they played New York and they never let me down
OMG OMG OMG, she ran to “Spark The Fire” launching into “Rich Girl” and “What You Waiting For?” from 2004’s Love. Angel. Music. Baby. and “Sweet Escape”, all the while strutting white girl style with her pet Asians.
And here it is. With the technical magic of Pablo Calvo and the patience of Iman Lababedi (errr…) we unveil a bolder sassier look and features that can get you results faster than a latte’ at Starbucks.
There is nothing I would want more than for Mr. Rock and Mr. Nugent to have a bullet placed squarely between the eyes and to be photographed flopped over someone’s arm. What a fantastic photo that would be! Lots of blood, maybe some grey matter smeared on the ground
I honestly thought I would get a bit melancholy in watching it or bored but just the opposite happened . The mixing of history and music worked so incredibly well that I was actually able to sit still through the entire program- and that is a rarity for someone with the extreme ADD I seem to posses.
In an odd and somewhat disturbing twist I would like to serious it up a bit and thank you for your readership. In a world filled with 40 million blogs and flash its nice to know our followers not only increase but seem to be quite the smarty’s offering positive insight in a troll filled ‘net.
The only victim here of course, is the fan but isn’t that the usual? As Wayne bitches about departing his label I cant seem to find any sort of legal actions in his attempt to depart the label that has cut him checks since 1991. So is this reality or ddelusional
Euro-metal extraordinaire Boerdi sounds like a drunken Cookie Monster as he belts out the tune “Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer’ coupled with the classic video starring Bing Crosby.
Now don’t get me wrong there are nostalgia tours, and I have even found myself busting out ‘From Under The Cork Tree’ now and then but I cant exactly imaging camping out to see them any longer. Their five minutes are up but with families and bills to pay its time to make more music launch tours and get cracking.
Well after a whole lot of back and forth with financiers and hot shots it was determined that this film would never be made- well it was but the harsh reality is this beauty is getting the ‘straight to DVD’ status. Sorta sad isn’t it.
can we pause a moment to say if Idina Menzel doesn’t shut the hell up soon we’re all going to go insane? After wailing through Wicked we now get to hear her squelching us to ‘Let it Go”..girl, you gots to go
Will I support Warped? Hell yes I will. They need a mom on board but now when I attend it’s with the jaded eye of a skeptic, what will they do next to sour my romanticized version of the event? I can’t even imagine but I have faith in Kevin Lyman and his band of masterminds to not make this Disneyworld
We here at rocknyc have never had a problem discussing this topic. Fact is our society frowns upon it and hide as you like it happening all the time and in your town. Rock and Rollers just happen to have an entourage that can protect them from being ‘exposed
Hitchcock tells abstract stories of love and death and comets and flares and you have no idea what hes on about and you’re transported into a hazy world that’s just plain lovely and comforting despite being so fucking disturbing. I attribute this to his vocals.
Luckily for her and those 50 somethings in the crowd there was plenty of Pretenders and they were done properly From the amazing “Kid”, to “Precious” the hits were there and its hard to hate on classics.
You cannot in good measure critique a band on a farewell journey. They’re emotionally charged, tired and seemingly on auto pilot as they work their way tying up the loose strings of their time together. A band of brothers and an army of 6, Black47 have done what they wanted to do- raise awareness, raise a fist and raise a pint, with the convictions of superheroes.
Yes, I may be in Sabbatical but it doesn’t mean I have nothing to say. Gather round kids and let me tell you how it took a pretty intelligent girl 40 years to realize that Southern Rock ain’t so dang bad.
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.
A band with no real purpose in this world but to make 40 year old dads and 11 year old boy fist pump and scream “yeah!’ like primal animals. A band with a gimmick will rarely get any positive response from me mostly because what you sound like is more than what you appear to be
You have to love the full disclosure approach on this one and it is very interesting. The couple explaining in detail the logistical nightmare of a fest and educating us all on how these things can simply fall apart. Looks like Marilyn Manson, The Cult, Gary Numan and more will need to find another gig.
The video is utter garbage and I hope there wasn’t much coin invested in it. Honestly its the discarded entrails of a Manson vid with just enough generic imagery to be so cliche its ridiculous. Gary you look like hell even in that lighting its simpy the blue black hair it doent work after age 30, set it free my dear
Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift. There you have it- the stand outs of the week and perhaps I should spell that weak. There are some other cool bits though. Mikhail Baryshnikov (who my mom had a massive crush on) is on Tavis (say who?) and Jimmy Kimmel sits his ass on Kelly and Michael. What a drag that is. Meh, carry on.
First and foremost who is Alan Freed? He is was a DJ, not a Skrillex type dj but a disc jockey who played vinyl albums at a radio station. Its an odd concept in a digital world but thats his schtick. The unique part of Freed is he is credited with creating the world ‘rock and roll’ as music catagory
Anyway Alesana aren’t going to Eastern Europe cuz they’re scared they’ll disappear and I’m thinking if they did- they’d be better off cuz then they would get the fame they deserved years ago when they let it all slip away.
Well he aint dead. Taking to True-To-You.Net Morrissey goes on a little rant about politics with a dash of animal rights and a smear of ‘woe is me’. Its an odd entry on his borrowed blog. Scattered thoughts from a man who generally has meticulous flow.
“To make the Bills successful in Buffalo. There has been a lot of conjecture, so we think it’s important to clarify our intentions to the fans of the team and people of Buffalo. I know how much the Bills mean to the people of this region. So I want you to hear this from me: I’m not risking it all to let you down”
stating he is clean and sober and ready to roll. Numerous interviews have gone down (and none with us) and to be honest with you- his career will never make it back up to peak. He’s a small club dweller now and I see no stadiums in his future.
Prog Rock progressive rock whatever you may call it- could never come back. These ‘epic’ albums just don’t fit in with our ADD gimme now world. Then again I cant help but think Jethro Tull wouldn’t make it in today’s world and that’s just sad to consider.
Who cares if someone wrote on your paper? I suppose for those who use them as auction items its a good thing- there is a strong market for them, but I don’t really care about ink unless its needled into my arm. The prize for meeting your idol is a photograph, the infamous ‘selfie’.
Twitter lit up like a nuclear reactor as people started scrambling to tabulate airfares and ticket costs and jump the line scenarios. See those crazy Brits haven’t had a dose of Mozza in years and well this is their big chance. Its an endearing thing to watch the excitement mount but didja notice there is no dates in England
I am hopeful that things improve in the fall but that’s so far off. So until then, grab a blanket and a picnic basket and go out to your local park for a free concert- screw the TV its not worth your time.
The only legit source for Moz news is the sweet little True-To-You.net blog which he takes to periodically to throw down some words. Otherwise its all just crap. Below is the mans direct comments on the lawsuit pending that suggests a body guard was asked to ‘hurt’ David Tseng
The band Lost Prophets lost their lead singer Ian Watkins to the court system when it was discovered d he had attempted sexual relationships with an eleven month old girl. Tough convincing that lot to come to your rock shows so best way to make it with the ladies is to convince their mothers to sacrifice them to your rock and roll alter
Pay 200 clams and get press credentials to a show with photo pass! So THAT’S the going rate for it! You’ll get the opportunity to interview a member of the band with FIVE questions (that’s spelled out so don’t think of four or six), you’ll get to go in the photo pit for the first three songs (no flash!) just like the real photogs
In a nutshell, TN would make you redirect from a venue representing itself as the ‘official’ ticket seller for places like Radio City Music Hall. So the consumer felt they were buying direct but they were actually purchasing bumped up tickets from a reseller.