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Aug 27 Bob Dylan Playing Beacon Theater This November, 2014? Must see? You Have To Ask???
To quote the great man to the great man, I’d see him in anything, I’d stand in line. But even by those standards, four nights at the Beacon Theater? Wow!! Friday November 28th, Saturday, November 29th, Monday, December 1st and Tuesday December 2nd, 2014.
Posted 27 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 27 FYF Fest Day 2 Part 1, Sunday August 24th 2014
His music is nice and laid back but I still don’t get the overwhelming love for this Canadian who seems to have been born on some lazy island. I had to run away from my spot where I was starting to feel packed like a sardine, smelling a bit too much weed that people were smoking… that’s beach music, it’s almost Hawaiian pop
Posted 27 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 27 Elvis Presley’s “That’s The Way It Is” Reviewed
This was a man who had found his place in the pop world and knew how to perform it. Playing Vegas was not playing Haight Ashbury and although Presley was only 35 years old, he was not embraced the way it should’ve been by the the generation he spawned.
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Aug 27 Prince All Over The Websites
So, Helen Bach, our editor cum PR maven, sent me a link from Warner Brothers announcing the release of two new albums. I thought about writing about it, but it hardly seemed worth interrupting the days flow to rush it out. I mean, so what? Nothing personal but it is hardly the most exciting story I’ve ever heard
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Aug 27 Aphex Twins Plays The Blame Game With Kanye West
The major labels steal lesser luminaries material as a rule of thumb. The artists don’t pay em, don’t give em props, the labels screw em over, and they never break through and never get credit for their music. It has always been a rough business but right now it is rougher than rough. Man it is a deadly business.
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Aug 27 FYF Fest Day 2 Part 2, Sunday August 24th 2014
‘When I was a kid I saw a light/Floating high above the trees one night’, and yeah, it was Built to Spill opening their set on the Lawn stage with their song ‘Goin’ Against you Mind’… and every time I see Built to Spill, I see the light,
Posted 27 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 27 rock nyc’s Top 10 Songs Week Of August 25th, 2014
I hope that song at the top grows off me because the last thing I wanna be doing for the next month is typing out. Meanwhile, everything here is quite good and the Black Keys is a little better than quite good. An ordinary week but not without its pleasures.
Posted 27 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 27 10 Songs: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Guts Over Fear – Eminem And Sia – Sia was born to sing the hook on hip hop songs, she drags royal over her own stuff, “Chandelier” eas a true bore, but her voice adds gravity, here she has more power then Rihanna ever does, to rap songs – B+
Posted 27 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 26 Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of New Album Releases 8-26-14
They missed it by this much when indie rock hit it big at the turn of the decade, but they are really pretty smart and pretty sound indie rockers who like, actually, rock hard enough. Early on “XR” sounds like Dropkick Murphys, impressive at any time, more so when you realize how deadly earnest John D’Agostino’s story songs are – ALBUM OF THE WEEK- – B+
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Aug 26 997 Essential Songs from the 1970s
wW here at rock nyc know the 1970s were the greatest decade in rock and roll history topped by punk and disco at the end but if you don’t believe us check out Steve Crawford’s 997 best songs of the decade. Though we will pass on “The Cover Of The Rolling Stone”,
Posted 26 August 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Aug 26 FYF Fest Day One, Part 1, Saturday August 23rd 2014
I continue to go to music festivals despite my hate and love relationship with them, it’s probably the worst place to see a band, as it’s gonna be hot and very crowded, and you are gonna be tired and thirsty… My first day at the FYF fest this year was a perfect example of all this, I struggled the whole day and it was (almost) no fun
Posted 26 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 26 James Taylor’s “September Grass” Reviewed
In “September Grass”, Taylor is lying in the grass with a woman, and he feels secure and so small, so far away, like tiny, he compares him and his girl to ants on a leaf of grass and the huge world is surrounding them but they are ignoring it. Their smallness and their togetherness protecting them from the world, their insignificance is their freedom and that is exactly how I felt
Posted 26 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 26 Dr. Who’s “Deep Breath” Reviewed
For all the daring do of switching the young Smith with the 26 years older Capaldi, the problem isn’t age, the problem is charm offensive and weirdness -when you don’t like the Doctor or his companion, maybe it is time to take a break from the series? Next week is a Daleks story, so the week after that should tell the story.
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Aug 26 FYF Fest Day One, Part 2, Saturday August 23rd 2014
I stayed at the main stage to see Future Islands, with its very theatrical frontman Samuel T. Herring doing grand gestures […]
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Aug 26 That Was The Week Of August 18th, 2014, That Was
I’ve held off writing too much about Robin Williams suicide because there isn’t that much to add except, look it was his life, his kids are grown up, he left them money, he had problems, he was a manic depressive and if he wanted to kill himself, what business is it of the vastly overrated Henry Rollins. who got it wrong. Again.
Posted 26 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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Not With The Band: Richard Dawkins, Elvis Presley And Why I Prefer My Musicians Faithless

Richard Dawkins

You have to excuse me, but I just met the great Richard Dawkins, the famous biologist-evolutionist and I even talked to him! So I would find any excuse to write about him on a music blog… There is actually a story in his new book ‘An Appetite for Wonder’ that has a music connection, and it concerns Elvis Presley.

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