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.
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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.
The last of the Brothers Gibb or BeeGee’s as they were called is brushing his locks and hitting the road along with his son and niece, daughter of Maurice Gibb. I don’t know about this, first off it is rather funny to have a girl along but at least she can hit the high notes.
Now ‘lounge’ acts no longer exist and mega stars have ‘residency’ in posh resorts. Cruise ships now cater to rock and roll crowds but no matter what is said or done- both will never loose the ‘old folks” stigma.
I froze my ass off last year at Boston Calling. I gotta say though despite the temperature it was one of the best outdoor events I have ever attended with a great set up and some fabulous staff. Even Boston’s finest (aside from one donut eating wanker) were amazing
In writing this I went back to listen to some of Alpert’s music. First off everything sounds like a 70s game show theme. It is a blast from the past that pretty much drove me insane. Just the pitch alone was like nails on a chalk board. Is this what is considered ‘beautiful music’?
I’m from the sit down, shut up and watch, school of entertainment so the last thing I would want is LaFondas weave slapping me in the head when shes busting a spin, dig?
At age 68 most folk should be sitting on a porch but this guy is still drunk and disorderly despite pleas from pros and friends. With a hefty case of diabetes that he basically dismisses as intrusion
This is the time of year when depression moves in like your drunk uncle and it wont leave until the first worm shows up in the driveway. Until then there isn’t much to do but watch TV, read Twitter and bitch- which is pretty much all I do anyway.
I did love Black Parade and I did like some of Killjoys but ‘Greatest’ hits is a pretty grand statement from a band with one great and one OK album. But the DVD is the clincher.
Although The Exploited never went away, they’re back to the studio on Nuclear Blast Records to whip up their first album in 11 years.
The interior of a automobile is sanctuary. Despite its many open windows rumor has it no one thinks they can be seen nor heard while in its confines. Connect that seat belt and you’re invisible. Turn on the stereo and you’re in a sold out arena ala Queen and you’re the star.
I do understand the historic value of the word “nigger” but if in 2014 we still refer to it as the ‘n word’ we are pathetic. We have allowed a word to have control when we should simply stop equating the atrocity of what we have done to our fellow man with 5 letters in sequence
Twisted Sister is a band whose false sense of importance never failed to amaze me. Even in their ‘hayday’ they were nothing but a joke. Any right minded music fan found no redemption in Dee Snider he was a farce and well talent wise, he made a spectacle but that’s about it.
Hey hey its Vampire Weekend! Those crazy New York hipbags are big time cool now! Making the rounds on the late night circuit after playing intimate venues theyre all over the place and hitting the big festivals too. Ah, watching the kids grow up
Not quite a conductor and not in the band he lead the band… so to speak and from 1955 through 1971 he showed up in your living room every week with easy listening music and light humor, and bubbles.
Rufus should have resurrected his Opera and put the best of it on Vibrate so those of us who aren’t tempted to jump into the deep end can get a taste for it anyway.
But as these people start realizing how much space these albums take up and how the ‘amazing sound’ they pretend to hear (lets face it- the average Jim aint hearing a damn difference between stream and vinyl) is not portable- it’s done.
The Take Action tour is an annual spring event that combines doing good with hearing good. The line up is always an interesting mix of harder rock and pop punk. Confusing at times but in our four years of covering it- it has never disappointed.
Linder Sterling is a British performance artist who is way cooler than the ‘art’ hags we have here in the states. She has more style more angst and more edgy beauty than anyone in her business. Let’s not even dwell on the fact that she’s pals with Morrissey and has a really cool name
Well my dear friends you may as well start calling rocknyc, Moznyc cuz the obsession runs deep among us all.Ya figure if you’ve got a website with two vegans, a vegetarian and a dude from Manchester, you’re lucky we report on anything else.
Kickstarter is awesome! Donate some money get a prize help someone achieve something or other and be a part of it. It’s a team effort sort of things and the sense of belonging is quite nice.
This week has two icons busted for drivin’ a fool. I first must say I have never put celebrity above human. Well, Morrissey is not human but thats a whole different post. This weeks human list includes David Cassidy and Flava Flav! My favorite decades behind the wheel and gettin’ busted.
Coachella is taunting you- like donuts to a diet. You think you can get a hit of that elsewhere? You’re wrong. Trust me. Today’s horror of living on the East Coast and missing this mondo fest will soon float away just like Cali when the San Andreas fault lets loose
I do truly understand the need for nostalgia and I am as guilty as the next kid who thinks their generation was better than everyone elses but if you have the time or the budget to create a documentary about a song- you need to reassess
The party may not start til Ke$ha walks in but clear the way cuz she’s headed to the bathroom to puke up her dinner. So begins the newest saga from the hoe we all forgot. Remember her Rollings Stone bit with her mom discussing blow jobs and party antics?
“We got nothin’ better to do, that watch TV and have a coupla brews”, so said Black Flag decades ago. Not so sure that flies these days. Id rather swallo glass some days rather than watch TV. There’s nothing there.
The problem is no one is getting rich on this and there is no way to turn back now. Was it a self destructive move to make streaming so simple? Yeah maybe, but remember the sobbing Napster wars?
Why are we shelling out big coin to hear someone else perform another persons music? I for one really love the idea of ‘covers’ especially cool bands who do covers of generic pop bands. It adds an element of fun to the mix. But schleps doing legends work? Thats a bit off putting.
I am not in any way discounting the magic of these songs. Each one is pretty damn amazing- but you know them all If you’re a keeper of Sinatra s catalog ya already got this stuff, send me your moeny instead or start a shuffle playlist on Spotify or something. Don’t be sucker.