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.
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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.
The annual gathering of like minded folk has taken place in Missouri for years now but due to recent violence issues and just general repulsion the crew has been shoved out and forced to find new digs. Thanks to Thornville Ohio the show will go on this July.
A staple in the European Fest scene this year it parks its neon ass right in Bethel New York. Direct competition to Camp Bisco? Hmm, this one takes place Memorial Day weekend, so at least the heat shouldn’t be that intense.
Mick looks like an over anxious dog hunched forward and rocking to Diplos every word and Paul still stoic and stiff shoots a periodic smile. Ocean seems to me he got the short end of the stick and he’s the one with most to offer in this tune.
Win Butlers vocals make my skin crawl. Its as if he has trouble stayin on key. Musically I will concede that its alright- maybe the bongo’s are a bit strong (and I swear trotting horse like at times) but its the vocals… that are so bad that I cringe.
The original version of ‘She Used To Love Me A Lot”, chock full of slide guitar and pluckin’, with a two step sawdust floor back beat. Not a bad thing- it fits just right- but with the help of Mr Costello, this ’80s rarity gets the thump and momentum of a 2014 anthem.
The thought here is about the division of fans after the breakup of My Chemical Romance. I think he is just asking people to please like him while saying it doesn’t matter if you do
Adam Lambert, the chiseled winner of the horrific American Idol talent show will be stepping on to the stage front and center with the band Queen..as Queen. Yes, Lambert has replaced Mercury and the entire world is just wrong now.
Great political commentary and imagery, and you cant help but love Seans over animated placement but who will love The Goastt? Well if touring with The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala (back in 2013) is any indication of their audience, you already know.
Truth is its still freezing here in the North East and there is no end in site. Its the point where we begin to question if it will ever get warmer. In keeping with this big chill we have a television line up as icy as a corpse.
“World Peace is None of Your Business!”, is a fitting title for the king of sass. The current word is that it will release late June or early July. 12 new songs recorded and mastered in France. June cannot come sooner to his followers (me included)
When you’re the lead singer of a band called Blondie and decades later you’re still on stage- you’re legendary at least. She has maintained her grace and beauty all along the way and despite wear and tear on the vocals
They released a new song, titled, “Stood A Chance”, and it’s absolutely phenomenal. It’s refreshing and new, upbeat and powerful. It’s like it was made for warmer weather, driving with all the windows down and it being bright and sunny.
Lots of people die every day and a hefty load of them are uninsured. Here lies the problem…$100, 000. I am unsure of the cost of burial or what debts Casale may have left behind but as we all know death is pretty much a sure bet.
a great place for mom or dad to get tanked while their kid is in The Space. They also have shows there, nothing major but called their spot ‘Starland’, get it? The Space, Outer Space…Starland. I mean c’mon its clever!
I don’t want to get sick of his shtick- and since its sorta predictable, its easy to get old really quick. So rather than shout out all the nifty things he’s done on the new improved and hipped up Tonight Show, I’ll periodically share something off the beaten path.
Fearless Records used to be one of my favorite labels. A stable of pop punk ( a fake genre btw- who dreamed that one up?) pretty boys with angsty love lyrics and a quick tempo. Now they’re as stale as old biscuits with a roster of the same old same and really nothing much to offer to get stoked about.
Before you ‘wtf’ this think about it clearly. Its possible their are similarities just in a hillbilly sense but ex wife ‘Cilla hasnt had enough media time lately so shes chosen a great way to get her name in headlines again.
In this video he has never been more Jimi Hendrix inspired–right down to the almost Richard Simmons ‘fro. This is no way deflects from the magic of this guy. At 5’ 2”, he is larger than life and with a thumping predictable thrust beat.. he’s still a dirty boy with a bad attitude.
appears that Craig Ferguson is the winner with Panic! At The Disco. I still cant wrap my arms around the Brenden Urie Panic! There were three other members who added a whole heck of alot of personality. It almost seems as if it shouldn’t be called PATD at all.
Oh you remember good ol Charlie Manson? The fearless leader of hippy outcasts and the killer of a handful of folks, who sits happily in California prison with a stick and poke tattoo of a swastika on his head.
“I’m not controversial at all, and whatever I’ve said I meant. Amongst all of the people around me, my views are not special. They are only controversial if your brain is stuck in 1957.”
Flashback to 2012 when Morrissey was busy puking up blood and cancelling shows. Just a mere 2 years ago I was 100% the man was going to drop dead. Show after show cancellation and doctor warnings of forced retirement fueled the thought.
Unlike Facebook, Twitter is much more spontaneous and you don’t have to be ‘friends’ with anyone to see what they’re saying. Hell all you need is the infamous ‘hashtag’ and you can pretty much bring up everything on any topic.
Lol, can’t believe I spent a week in jail for this bogusness considering the ‘victims’ were released from the hospital with no injuries according to a DT. Pff wha ever dude. I gotta mic handed to me and got to help close out a set to one of my favorite bands (letlive).
Armando is 33 can he sustain this implied Casanova role? Yup. This guy owns his genre. The ugly mans sex god, the hispanic hottie who is so dangerously unattractive it hurts.. and you just wont care.
But ‘years have passed and things have changed’ and everyone has something to say about it. The Rise and Fall takes a look at the life span of the only band that matters’ and within it shows footage to make you swoon.
To bring this to a quick end, we have decided not to play in any line-up, and we will focus our attention on celebrating our induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Hashtag Jimmy Fallon, Hashtag Seth Meyers, Hashtag RIP SNL. The masters of the desk have slipped into position and late night may never be the same
The kiss of conformity being allowing yourself to guest on Saturday Night Live, and I am not sure if that was the right move for them. I tend to think they would have been better off in their quiet nitch. The quest for success has watered down many an act and I fear Bastille will face that fate.
“I have absolutely no idea what we would be doing if we weren’t playing music. Strangling squirrels up in Griffith Park? Strangling kids at the beach?” you cant help but want to scream, ‘How about growing up?’
I have to admire him for being so outspoken and acknowledging the validation this will give the fans. That is an angle I had not thought of before. “doing it for the fans” always seems such a lame comment until now. I get it.
Will Morrissey toss Cliffs ass off the tour for the chicken remark? We all know that Moz is the captain vegetarian (who should really be vegan) and has taken some pretty drastic steps in the past when people scoffed at his beliefs. I wonder though if this is an example of Moz the fan-boy.
You cant help but love Jimmy Fallon. He’s got that boyish charm that will one day be creepy but until his face catches up with the calendar, he’s a riot. From impressions to musical genius- he deserves the holy late night desk.
Get well ol’ man there are tons more things to fight and things to say ‘fuck’ about and I am so with you that growing old is not an easy thing but we as a society have to take on sensei approach. Master punks teaching the young-lings, its just what has to be done.
Its always sad to watch a band you love decline but that’s what fame will do. They were homogenized and pulverized, wined dined and blow dried until they became nothing more than just another British band. RIP Arctic Monkeys.
I may die. I may not. Moz may fall ill,… I shouldn’t even joke about that. Suddenly we get this cryptic poster on Morrisseys ghost website true-to-you.net. And the entire world halts waiting for more details.
The Brits have taken this concept and made it so cool I could scream. So if you are looking for a gift for me- look no further.
We here at rocknyc love The Moms and are forever grateful for drummer Donny Saraceno’s road report on their last tour. There was a great sense of ‘being there’ as we heard of odd sleeping conditions and how much cheese one can buy at a Walmart to feed an entire band
David Letterman spent this week having acts perform Beatles tunes in honor of their US landing anniversary. Unfortunately this is not a tribute it is a horrible nightmare that even the mute button couldn’t cure
prepackaged sterilized pap for the Starbucks generation but this ‘harder rock’ scene is more than stoned boys in tank tops- it’s now cute girls in thigh highs and everyone is getting lucky because of it.
We all need a muse and even if it’s your own imagination it can be quite effective. So here comes word that the man and his mind-muse are back at it with a new release.
Would it be safe to say he is the least favored Beatle? I think so, drummers rarely get their props. His All Starr band has been a staple of music, nothing that dynamic nothing that bad just there, almost like a hobby to a formal mega act.
No one wants to be a pappy but time offers you no alternative- you grow old. You have three choices with Father Time. Go peacefully, Fight it like a psycho path, or resurrect your punk band and hope your grand kids don’t die of embarrassment.
Unless you are a 17 year old kid you most likely have no idea who Basement is. In the squeaky clean world of ‘alt rock’ these guys went on hiatus and by doing so boosted their ranks to God like status.
Kermit the Frog is this weeks winner. Considering your options of The Flaming Lips or Pussy Riot a piece of felt with a hand up the backside is the most talented and least media pig of them all.
TBS and The Used is a pop punk kids dream and they’re playing a venue here in Hartford so small I cant imagine who chose it. Does that provide a more intimate experience? Depends what you consider intimate
The tune tells the story of how Cookie Monster eats Costello’s red 2, thus making it impossible for him to count to ten. Set to the tune of “(The Angels Want To Wear My) Red Shoes”, its a perfect pairing for an adorable video.