Lael Neale At El Cid, Saturday, July 26th, 2014 Reviewed

Lael Neale At El Cid, Saturday, July 26th, 2014 Reviewed

It is just probably a question of time, Lael’s quiet music sure managed to captivate the audience and the chatting stopped as soon as she started playing, which is not an easy thing to accomplish in a bar, but her apparition on stage had something from an angel’s and this can shut up a lot of conversations.

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Chronixx And Jimmy Reid At Central Park Summerstage, Saturday, July 26th, 2014, Reviewed

Chronixx And Jimmy Reid At Central Park Summerstage, Saturday, July 26th, 2014, Reviewed

Towards the end he covered the crown prince of reggae Dennis Brown and nailed it in the afternoon’s most triumphant moment. Despite his youth, he has a certain gravity about him, he is the real deal not a contender for Reggae and for testifying.

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The Best of The Kinks – Part II

The Best of The Kinks – Part II

The picture is Waterloo Station in the mid 1800 but by the time young ray wrote about it, it was an industrial quagmire, Number One? Crawford had this to say: “Waterloo Sunset,” 1967. The most beautiful song I will ever hear.

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Unlocking the Truth Teenage Wonder Kids

Unlocking the Truth Teenage Wonder Kids

But when they’re young we can exploit the hell out of them so kudos to Penguin Press for offering the boys a book deal…what? The book is to be a chronicle of their “path to success”. What the hell, are you kidding me?

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The Nostalgia Machine Website Brings You Way Back

The Nostalgia Machine Website Brings You Way Back

I tried for a few years, typical of my youth, let’s say some key years or totally random ones… 1976, 1979,… and, I often realized I didn’t remember half of the songs! But obviously the more I advanced in time, the more songs were very familiar. What was successful in 1976? ‘Silly Love Songs’, Wings, ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, Elton John & Kiki Dee, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Queen, ‘Golden Years’, David Bowie and so many others

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Susan Sarandon And David Bowie Sitting In A Tree…

Bowie And Susan: Just good friends

rock nyc has nothing to add to this story in which Susan Sarandon tells the Daily Beast she had a sexual relationship with David Bowie when they worked on “The Hunger” together 30 years ago except sexual relationship is the dirtiest of adjectives on earth

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Television Lite July 28th – August 1st, 2014

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BAM! There goes July. August is right there- dont miss it or you’ll be sobbing ‘where did the summer go?’ Get out there, get a sunburn, drink too much booze, sweat til your clothes stick to you, run through a garden hose… watch Jenny Lewis?

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Active Viewin’: Concert Picks Week of July 28th, 2014

Conor and the Dawes of Perception

I have been disappointed in Conor Oberst for years now and the last two times I’ve seen him live I’ve not been thrilled. It is six years since I caught him at the tiny “Other Music” and longer still since his residency at the Town Hall. So Conor at Summerstage on Tuesday: why is it a pick of the week? Because it’s Conor Oberst, that’s why.

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Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases Week Of July 28th, 2014

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Sure, you think it is either Petty or Lewis for album of the week but I’ve heard em both and they both are, not terrible, but certainly not great. So I’m gonna put my money on Eric Clapton and his JJ Cale covers album. Is that a mistake? I will have to live with it.

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10 Songs: Monday, July 28th, 3014

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Good Morning, Good Morning – Mickey Dolenz – Major bummer that I’m missing this guy at BB Kings on Wednesday, in commiseration, try this haunted cover to beat all covers, all the psychedelia melted away and the song a haunted nightmare – A-

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Katy Perry At Barclay Center, Friday, July 25th,2014, Reviewed

Katy Perry At Barclay Center, Friday, July 25th, 2014 by Harry Sandler Exclusive to rock nyc

I went back and saw Katy again because I wanted to know how it ended, how she pulled herself out of her depression and I guess I didn’t get that, like Kanye west’s recent tour it felt like it was hidden in front of me. So I sat back and enjoyed the show and I recommend you do the same.

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Joyce Manor At Amoeba, Thursday July 24th 2014, Reviewed

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The four Joyce Manor guys took the Amoeba stage in the most casual way, and right away started playing their punk anthems in front of an ecstatic crowd; it’s simple, the bunch of dark-haired girls behind me instantaneously morphed themselves into a choir of chanting-screaming females as soon as the band played the first note

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The Best of the The Kinks – Part 1

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My first draft list had 25 entries, but with feedback from experts like Bill Holdship, John Kordosh, Iman Lababedi, Michael Bennett, A.C. Rhodes, and others, the list expanded to 40 and I could have easily included many others (“Powerman,” “Two Sisters,” “God’s Children,” and “Celluloid Heroes” are among the missing)

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Taping Of Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show”, 30 Rockefeller Center, Thursday, July 24th, 2014, Reviewed

This is soooooo good

The newly built Tonight Show has that new car smell and state of the art feel, it is all zooming cameras and wood panels and for some reason the audience was gorgeous leggy 20 something girls, who you just know are off to Happy Hour next with a change of clothes in a bag on their shoulder.

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Farm Aid 2014 Line UP

Aid for the Aided

The event has released its 2014 line up and surprise!! Jack White is on board. The ghastly man who is the color of milk fed veal will bring his sound to Raleigh North Carolina s Walnut Creek Amphitheater on September 13th.

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Sea Wolf At Sayers’ Club, Wednesday July 23rd 2014

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a mix of old and new songs and this acoustic setting was perfectly suited for these new ones, whose quiet music could evoke still wilderness, forests covered by untouched snow or calm lakes,… I mean any kind of similar imagery would match Church’s nostalgic soundscape

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreaker’s “Hypnotic Eye” Reviewed

A little boring

It ends with one of the worst tracks, “Shadow People” -another blues vamp with nothing much happening and another disappointment. when Petty and his band are not on their game they can be astonishingly boring. This isn’t that bad, it isn’t ;s Mojo, but it is missing a big big song to sail in on and in the end it is all a little shrugged filled.

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Elton Johns Biopic, In The Works

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Lee Hall, whose previous work includes the mega hit Billy Elliot, is the writer of Rocketman and had tons to say to the BBC “I’ve been working on it with Elton for long time. It’s an absolutely huge, crazy technicolor affair,

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Woody Allen’s “Magic In The Moonlight” Reviewed

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In the mid-1920s, Colin Frith is Stanley Crawford, illusionist extraordinary who goes by the stage name, er, Wei Ling Soo, called to the South of France by a childhood friend and a fellow magician to help debunk clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) only to find he can’t debunk her, and all the years of cynicism and faith begin to be pass and it finds a magic in life again.

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