Corners’ Residency At The Echo W/ Levitation Room And Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, Monday July 21st 2014

Corners’ Residency At The Echo W/ Levitation Room And Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, Monday July 21st 2014

I spotted a few people who were already at Corners’ first week residency, and even talked to two of them,… this wasn’t a surprise, I was certain people would come back to experience Corners’ awesome sound. This time, I didn’t dropped my camera, but the Echo was as crowded and as rowdy as ever

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Wrapped up in the Darkness  (or spending your life waiting for a moment that just don’t come) (Bruce essay from a maturing teen)

Wrapped up in the Darkness (or spending your life waiting for a moment that just don’t come) (Bruce essay from a maturing teen)

The years have passed and I still think the “Born to Run” and the “Darkness” LP’s are about the best back-to-back albums ever released by an artist. I still hadn’t seen the man live in concert yet. I lived vicariously through bootlegs, live radio concerts and my brother Jack’s photos of Bruce’s show at The Forum.

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Steven Tyler, Sticking Up For the Farm Animals

Steven Tyler, Sticking Up For the Farm Animals

Massachusetts holds a very special place in my heart. That’s why I was thrilled to learn from my friends at The Humane Society Of The United States about a critical bill that would ban the extreme confinement of animals used for food”

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The Art of Elysium Announces Big Event Curated By Spike Jonze, Karen O, Alex Ebert, Beck, Cat Power….

The Art of Elysium Announces Big Event Curated By Spike Jonze, Karen O, Alex Ebert, Beck, Cat Power….

the event will take place on September 5th at the brand newly renovated (and superb) Theater at Ace Hotel Downtown LA, secondly, the emerging artists will be picked by a totally awesome list of curators,… they seem to be a dream team I would have personally chosen to be honest: Spike Jonze, Karen O, Alex Ebert, Beck Cat Power, Shepard Fairey, Santigold and Jakob Dylan

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Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Throwback Thursday: We reviewed The Julie Taymor Version In 2010

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Throwback Thursday: We reviewed The Julie Taymor Version In 2010

No messing: the end of the first act, when Spiderman battles Green Lantern, every promise Julie Taymor has made as a savant of the theatre is potentially answered. To say it is eye popping is to understate: Lantern and Spidey literally swing from the rafters and while the wire are visible, it is beautiful in ways Cirque De Soleil never ever is.

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Tree Planted as Memorial to George Harrison Killed by Actual Beetles

George Harrison Memorial Tree In Griffith Park

The tree had grown to ten feet tall as of 2013, but could not resist the onslaught of tree beetles (primarily bark beetles and ladybug beetles) that are common in Griffith Park. Though no date has been set, an LA City Councilman stated that the tree would be replanted.

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Bono: “Why would Any One Want Another U2 Album?”

Bono: Still Wanted

Through it all they were a fountain of, even costing me a couple of friendships with mutual acquaintances along the way, and I need them and am beyond excited they will be back. So Bono the answer is: we want another U2 album if only because it is much more fun picking on you than on Chris Martin

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“22 Jump Street” Reviewed

the boys get jumped

The comedy has a very funny ending credits with short coming attractions of supposed sequels they go to “cooking school, flight school, fireman school, as foreign exchange students and at dance school ” according to Mashable here. It is funny, the movie is pretty funny in a harmless sort of way

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10 Songs: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Started From O now he

o To 100/The Catch Up – Drake – Drake sucks on stage and can drag over an album but when he drops a single and when it is out of the blue like “Started From The Bottom” and this very well rhymed state of the Drake (he is sick of apologizing to girls) he is in a whole other league – A

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Be Here Now: Snap Shot Reviews Of New Album Releases 7-22-14

EP Of The Week

Go Down In History – Four Year Strong – This emocore masterpiece is the bands greatest achievement, with only a handful of tracks they maintain a heavy standard throughout the 16 minutes, and the more you listen the more there is to hear – ALBUM (EP) OF THE WEEK – A-

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How To Get Kicked of Warped Tour (For A Day)

Bad Behavior Just Rewards

Word is out that Volumes, a band you’ve never heard of, were booted off the MI date by Kevin Lyman himself. The reasons are vague but it seems that the kids had a wild time at a Walmart. This includes trashing the store and reportedly pissing on it as well, there was also some speak of coke snorting but hey man.. whatevs.

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Paul Foglino, Jack Grace And Tom Clark At The Treehouse At 2A, Sunday, July 21st, 2014, Reviewed

Paul Foglino in flux

Underlying whatever you might think Tom Clark is doing at the Treehouse every Sunday, with free concert at a lovely loft like space with windows looking down on the East Village like it is Lincoln Center’s Allen Room gone downtown what he is doing is managing the flux of time

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Leslie Stevens At The Grand Ole Echo, Sunday July 20th 2014, reviewed

Untitled

She was bringing something fresh to the game, and managed to captivate the audience with her adorable personality, her uplifting and ascending tunes and her high-pitched voice dolling up over the pedal steel and layered guitars.

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MTV VMA Nominations… Same Ol’ Thang

there is no winner here....

We at rocknyc should really have our own awards show- we have a wider range and more snarky opinions and if it were my category, it’d be “The Artists Who Pissed Me off The Most”, let me tell ya kids, that’d be one long nomination list.

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Jungle’s “Jungle” Reviewed

Out Of The Jungle

The two songs that open Jungle “The Heat” and “Accelerate” are serious keepers, and if by “Platoon” you’ve kinda gotten the point, better repeating this album when necessary, the sound is samey, the horns, synths, falsettos, and strings, all a touch manufactured, but that doesn’t make them any less perfect.

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Must See: Jimmy Page In Conversation This November

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I’d love to see Page bring out the Zep catalog on stage one more time but he has a huge problem, who do you get to play Page? Adam Lambert? Eddie Vedder (right attitude, wrong key). Anyway, buy tickets for the November 3rd conversation at the 92nd Street Y here.

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What I Am Listening To Right This Minute

the late great Gene McDaniels

Back in 2009 we did things like what is on Jesus Ipod, imaginary concerts, and something like this, “what I am Listening To Right This Minute” posted in real time as we listened. That morphed over time to my daily 10 songs post.

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Lady Gaga’s Assistant To Publish A Tell-All Book

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O’ Neill says she was expecting to be working and available 24/7, ‘handling Gaga’s luggage, administering her ‘medicine’, waking her up, and even ‘ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower’. It sounds like the usual demand from a diva, but at the top of this, she was required to sleep in Gaga’s bed because the fame monster does not like to sleep alone

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Sam Smith comes to Spotify!!!

Spotify Get Their Man

Apparently, it has just been made available but I don’t know since there has been no official annoucement. You would have thought Spotify would’ve been all over that announcement and the reason I’m guessing they weren’t isbecause Columbia wouldn’t pay for advertising space and so it snuck in the back door

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