Losing the vocal forces us to only endure the visual aspect of this collaboration from hell. The Black Lips are nothing more than a bar band. Non-descript , drum guitar bass for the bland set.
Posts By: Helen Bach
“This year the theme is more obvious than in all the years prior. Being that The Ramones were born in 1974, this year we’ll be celebrating not only the birthday of Jeff Hyman, we’ll be celebrating the birth of Joey Ramone, as well.”
Chrissie has been an icon and one of the handful of women with earned respect in the entire rock world. She has held it together with bad ass appeal and beauty of conviction. Every girl should aspire to be her, no one holds a candle to her.
Consider Rock of Ages the inspiration for the latest thought headed to Broadway. That infamous dance show “Soul Train” could be chuggin down the great white way sooner than you think.
There is nothing less macho than being that vague. Ace having an opinion is fabulous. Ace not getting to the point is lame. But this is over now. You wont hear anything more from KISS for a very long time.
We should be headed in to the days of reruns soon-but until then late night TV is alive and well and …well awful. Foster The People and Neon Trees? Proving that we are too tired and too distracted to care what we watch anyway.
There are songs that can dash me into fury just by their opening notes. Seriously, if you play “Insane in The Membrane” or anything by Cypress Hill I will rip your lungs out and leave you for dead.
The problem here is that Avril Lavigne was nearly 20 years ago and that school girl voice really has been done before. The shouting of “I Miss You” is the perfect lyric for the high school sophomore genre this band slot in to
I am always house proud when this event comes along. It’s great to see this event gain popularity and strength. This thing is run like clockwork rarely off time schedule (and by the way they actually give you the set times on their website!)
Year of Refusal was a peach though, so I wont cry too hard. But with a lack of label, morons like Amanda Palmer offering advise and some odd and numerous health issues its a wonder there was any more to be had from the quiffed wizard.
the typical boy smoking, drinking, spray painting, fighting and making out with a homeless girl. You know what every 12 year old boy does while on his bike in Idaho or wherever the hell this was filmed
I see no need to tip the merch dude who takes 20 min to throw me a t-shirt while staring down the boobs of a 14 year old girl. I will tip a merch person who actually provides customer service, the rest can piss off.
I gotta say this is one of the most diverse weeks ever and almost all of the shows are repeats. the Strypes, Frank Turner, Broken Bells are just a few of the more interesting weeks I have seen in a long time. Oh it still sucks but not as hard as weeks past.
In tribute to Imans ability to see Cat live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, I spent an entire day listening to his catalog. I then went on to provide you a nice consumer guide to most of the discography. No muss, no fuss, just the facts.
Let’s face it kids this show is a one season wonder. As the creative minds of television search in vain for their next big cash cow, things like this are bound to show up.
His showing on Jimmy Fallon nearly sent me into cardiac arrest. Older and behind dark shades he performed a medley of “First Cut Is The Deepest” and “Wild World” accompanied by The Roots. First off The Roots need to chill, between this and their hanging out with Elvis Costello I’m getting a bit jealous
Its disturbing and annoying and that is exactly what this genre is all about. Anthemic? Nah. Memorable? Yes. At least he is over that whole dance techno thing he dabbled in.
This not for political or moral reasons but rather due to her struggles with Parkinson’s disease. She swore off singing last year and now states she needs to save her travel strength for more important events.
That being said if you’re a mullet sporting guy who still has Frampton on your iPod and is attempting to restore your old Chevelle- you’re gonna love it. If you’re a nostalgia fiend, such as I- same.
I may not be a fan of Rolling Stone or the Hall of Fame but when someone I actually admire is being recognized, I cant help but feel a bit of excitement. Songs that shaped my youth and adolescence and to this day inspire my actions
Holy mother of Peace Train I take that all back, hands up for Jimmy Fallon who comes in with the one and only Yusef Islam on the 8th, showing up 2 days before his day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Tuesday’s not dead.
Can we do something about that Fest name? Rockstar Energy Drink? Really? I mean I understand that its sponsored by the chemical giant but really cant you find a way to subtle it down?
Jack has gotten more front porch bluesy since he packed it up for Nashville and I think that may just be the norm. Tennessee has a grip on folk and if it doesnt make you twangy it sorta messes with your brai
When you are a legend like John Lennon people are willing to sell a kidney to own a piece of you and so it goes as poshy auction house Sotheby dusts off original art, puts it on an easel and waits for the offers to roll in
The songs I am working on with Burt Bacharach are not being prepared for recording. Initially they are being prepared for performance on stage and for a musical.
I do understand that its a job that needs to be done but there is an eerie sort of disrespect in it taking place so soon. Will they install a hologram? I mean they do have that science nerd schtick.
Remember there are alternatives such as sleeping or reading or Netflix or hey how about heading out and seeing a live band? Just a thought.
How this band could not be managed better, their issues handled more discreetly is beyond me. No one likes a Debbie Downer even if they have the sexiest eyes in rock and roll.
I still feel the Warped magic but I have come to discover that it’s not just the bands doing it but the entire ‘fest’ environment. It’s hot, its filthy and its tradition.
New York’s scene was tough to infiltrate. Loyalist and idiots ruled each street corner and each park bench. I should know, I was one. But Trenton was a bit more open, a bit more forgiving and the asshole to regular joe ratio was much smaller.
The Pretenders lost 50% of their band to drugs. That’s a heavy cut and while Hynde and drummer Martin Chambers attempted to carry on the dynamic was gone. Void of any sex appeal whatsoever it just didn’t have that thigh tremble anymore and the case was closed.
the band with vocalist Mike Vallely hit the road and actually make it all the way to the East Coast and better than that all the way to Western Connecticut where I intend to be there amongst the upstarts to see whats new from these geezers.
The Wine and Dine Cruise take you to the Caribbean with the band America. I cannot for the life of my understand what has triggered these music themed cruises other than captive audiences.
Word has it now that he is back to the drawing board writing new music for dun dun dun.. New Madness! Now my hopes arent that high, I worry that they cant maintain that youthful sound but I can hope, and that’s exactly what I will do.
Cash in fast, your days are numbered. If you expect kids to spend $104. to see Anthony Green and Circa Survive…you’re out of your mind.
I could sit here and whine about how no ‘good’ musical guests are ever on television but I’d be writing that to people who actually watch shows like The Voice or American Idol so my though is some of you are actually excited to see some of the acts sitting on the late night couches.
If you haven’t quoted ‘Hotel California” or ” The Long Run” you’re not being honest. These songs are simply woven into the tapestry of life and now once again you can see them performed live.
Bridgeport Connecticut is one of the sketchiest citys in the state. Boasting loads of crime and blight it also boasts a little park in which all the wannabe hippies can come once a year with their Winnebago’s and get wasted while listening to throw back music.
Much like KISS but of sincere less magnitude, ya gotta have a hook in this crazy business. Here is a latex one to bask in. For the past 5 years they have hosted a GWAR B Q, and this is where my story begins and ends.
To be clear: Just because I’m a vegan I’m not saying you should be a vegan. It would be ironic if I refused to force my will on animals but was all too happy forcing my will on humans.
“Pour Some Sugar On Me” will only flare up the diabetes so use caution. The tour skips New York City instead focusing on the ‘burbs and with good reason- the target market here is the kids of the 80’s your gear head greaser and prom queen of days gone by
Let’s face it the odds of something we have NEVER heard before after decades just seems unreal- unless of course its songs we know with voice over or other out take, which is possible I suppose.
There is nothing less erotic than these two in a bed an I swear I tried to find some sort of arousal factor in their performance but instead it looked like posing for a photo shoot rather than an actual entanglement.
It is an abomination and should come with a mental health warning. For your own good I ask that you mute this and slowly lift the volume, or you could well poor battery acid in your ears to deaden the pain.
They’re calling this the Father and Son show to Wicked’s mother and daughter designation. I’m calling it yet another remake in a theater business out of ideas. Oh, and apparently there is plenty of technical wizardry so be on the look out for it.
With so much baggage a bunch of old dudes can not (and should not!) pull it together for a last hurrah. I admire them for this. There is nothing more horrible than old men pretending to be what they were decades earlier.
When you attempt to funk her up it sounds like a nun sucking helium with a tone deaf ear. Then there is Prince with a new mixing board, what happens next is a tune that we should never have found.
I am so thrilled for them and so psyched to have seen these guys live, its just the coolest thing ever and if you cant stay awake – then set your damn DVR. Other than that, the week is crap.
Hey after we were advised ceremoniously that the Moodies had been around for 50 year I shut my trap and gave proper respect to men of such age who could still hold a brat like me in the palm of their hands.
Somehow, somewhere something didn’t align and The Kooks became a nothing. I have always loved their sound, that congested Brit vocal and that poppy yet intellectual sound. They disappeared from my radar and The States weren’t loving them at all.