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Aug 29 1985 – The A+ List
“Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You),” Dramarama. While there are plenty of songs about romantic infatuation, singer John Easdale conveys almost a life or death need for validation on “Anything, Anything.” Hormonal angst rock at its finest.
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Aug 29 Bruce Springsteen Writes Kids Books, Just Like Huck Finn Blues
When Bruce wrote Outlaw Pete he didn’t just write a great song, he created a great character. The first time I heard the song this book played out in my head. Like Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dorothy Gale and, for me, even Popeye, Outlaw Pete cuts deep into the folklore of our country and weaves its way into the fabric of great American literary characters.”
Posted 29 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 29 Watch Grimes’ New Video For ‘Go’ If You Are Really Bored
I am not a big fan of EDM music – this is the least I can say – and although Grimes is easy on the eyes, this boring rhythms and mellow pseudo-R&B melody, which could have easily been sung by any sexy hot number of the moment, do not excite me at all
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Aug 29 No VIPs For Savages
I won’t go to a music festival without a VIP pass and I am not the slightest bit elitist I promise you, I just can’t see any percentage in checking out a band from a million miles away. It is all downside and if you won’t or can’t pay the freight, you won’t or can’t get close, well, what you are getting is what you paid.
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Aug 29 Bethany Consentino Is On Next Weezer’s Album
I’m getting together with Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast and we’re going to write a song. You never know where these songs are going to end up but it could be on the next Weezer record.’
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Aug 29 CMJ 2014 Line Up: Beware Of Wytches
You know why time flies when you run a music website? Because you are always planning three months in advance […]
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Aug 29 10 Songs: Friday, August 29th, 2014
The difference between Johnny and his former band The Drums (I mean the Drums of the first two albums) is swing, which Aries doesn’t do enough on this the title track of his new album. But the mood? The mood is very similar – B+
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Aug 28 Hamish Hamilton’s “David Bowie Is” Reviewed
Nothing is gonna get you too close to Bowie because Bowie has never wanted you to get too close to him. Perhaps his greatest gift was to be so much to so many people while maintaining a mystery, a mystery “Is” doesn’t come close to mastering.
Posted 28 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 28 When A Summer Hit Is Plain Plagiarism
She co-wrote the song with Grammy Award-nominated songwriter Kevin Kadish, but unfortunately for the two, there is now a big controversy: she and Kadish may have simply stolen the tune from K-pop band Koyote, who, as many people have pointed out, carries a wild similarity with another tune by the popular band Ph
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Aug 28 The Kinks reunion Set For 2014, But No Dave Davies???
I don’t believe the Kinks without Dave is the Kinks, it is something else. Ray might as well get an orchestra again: “Yes, it would. I think it’s all down to the music. If somebody can’t or won’t play, there are other players out there. Mick and I want to do it.”
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Aug 28 Pick Next Years City Park Foundation Band… I Say Chance The Rapper Or True Groove Records
Now is your chance to vote but don’t bother with a Taylor Swift or something (though Tay doing a Diana Ross would be a blast) because then you’d never get in. I would actually love True Groove Records to get their own day. Anyway vote as you choose: here is the info.
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Aug 28 Not With The Band: On People’s Restless Behavior During Concerts
She had a glass of beer in one hand (of course) her iPhone in the other one, and I wonder where she was during the whole show, loudly chatting on her phone? Good thing she was not around. Why was she even showing up, that’s my question. Next time, check the number on your ticket, and don’t annoy people who want to listen.
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Aug 28 US Top 10 Albums 9-6-14
beyond lame and that is if you accept that I underestimated Wiz a little. Though how much can you underestimate a man who spends his life writing love letters to marijuana leafs? And doesn’t even have a sense of humor about it.
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Aug 28 US Top 10 Singles 9-6-14
Nearly 600K units moved in the first week, tops in streaming without any streaming services having it, and the fourth most popular first week if akk time AND Taylor already owns another one of them (“Never Ever, etc…”) and, her 60th (yes you read that right, right. It looks like a typo!) Top 100 song. Man, our girl can bring it.
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Aug 28 10 Songs: Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Ancient Ways – Interpol – A nice stirring of the pot roiling and reeling sound by a band I have never liked in the slightest but have pulled off a pretty good little ambient rocker – B
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Posts Tagged ‘Hardcore’

Chicks In The Pit: Females of The Hardcore Scene

grabbin’ ass in the name of punk
























MTv’s program Guy Code took on the topic of the rise in ‘cute girls’ at hardcore shows and used it as an opportunity to make some sexist statements and gain some much needed media attention.

The truth is there is a rise in girls at ‘punk’ shows as fans, as magnets they’re there and they’re pretty obviously with agenda.  I don’t consider modern day ‘punk’ punk at all, it is 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.  When you take the adrenaline pump of a hard rock beat and lacy garters its time to get laid in restroom- problem is most of these kids are so socially inept that they can only text each other about it- too shy to speak.

But fueled by Adderal and Dubra they boys are swarming and the girls are stoked.  The ‘selfie nation’ is alive and well and the mating dance now includes a circle pit and wall of death.  Girls have every right to be at a show- they have no business at all in the pit or even surfing the crowd.  As a punk girl purist I can assure you the best thing a girl can do is stand back to the wall watching the event with a smug expression- anything else is just silly looking and if you want someone to grab your ass there’s better ways than surfing.

I say good goin’ gals.. even though we all know you’re just there for the heavy concentration of boys.  Anyone who starts barking theyre their for the music is really just kidding themselves.

Heres the guy code smack by Ethan Fixell:

My opportunity to get to the bottom of this came when Brooklyn Vegan and Red Bull announced a surprise Pig Destroyer performance at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar. Once again, my experience-based assumptions were wrong, as neither chaos nor sausage were in excessive abundance at the door. Within a minute of entering the club, I met Sarabeth and Noa, two cute women who were also quick to support my hypothesis: “Oh, I definitely think the [girl-to-guy] ratio is evening out,” said Noa.

The change isn’t lost on the bands, either. Pig Destroyer bassist John Jarvis told me that while working at the Summer Slaughter Tour (featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan and Cattle Decapitation), he “never saw so many beautiful women before,” also noting happily that “side boob seemed to be a popular theme.”

Even Jeff, a bouncer at Saint Vitus, has noticed a change in crowd composition in just the two years he’s worked there. “There are more and more women at these shows. Especially more single women in groups. In fact, I’m trying to get laid tonight.”



Pissed Jeans Rule the Earth

In an alternate universe people in USA mirror world with better taste in music, Pissed Jeans call to disarm "I don't bother" wouldn't resonate with this generation the way "Nevermind" did with their parents. Though even in that alternate Earth, Pissed Jeans lack of seriousness? More like self-importance would hurt them.


Pissed Jeans To Play Bowery Ballroom April 13th!

Nearly a year ago I went to a very good hardcore show at Le Poisson Rouge,  Ceremony were headlining but everybody involved was the cream of the crop. Just one of those perfect evenings you get from time to time. And the best of the best were Pissed Jeans. A band who satiric bite and tuneful horror show needs no introduction to rock nyc readers.