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Jul 28 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.
Posted 28 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 28 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.
Posted 28 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 28 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.
Posted 28 July 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Jul 28 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?
Posted 28 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 28 Kanye West Wins Lawsuit Against COINYE
There was a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin called Coinye, a play on his name, and the logo was a cartoon Kanye wearing his signature shutter shades. I figured Kanye would be a fan, cos he’s in love with himself, but the man was not happy.
Posted 28 July 2014 by Mary Magpie  Add comment
Jul 28 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
Posted 28 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 28 That Was The week Of July 21st, 2014, That Was
A heavy duty concert week for me, Keith Urban, Action Bronson, Danny Brown, The Roots, Katy Perry and Chronixx, and not a dog in the lot but pride of place goes to Keith because it was just such a cool scene and Keith was a good natured country ramblin’ guy AT FORTY SIX!!!!
Posted 28 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 28 UK Top 10 Albums 8-2-14
Ed Sheeran’s fifth week at the top of the UK charts with an amazing 400K units moved and more power to him even if I don’t like the album as much as all those folks, the best moments have grown on me. By the way, quite why Dolly Paton called her new album and a greatest hits collection is well out of my pay bracket.
Posted 28 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 28 UK Top 10 Singles 8-2-14
This is as lame as the UK charts have been all, all dance pop more or less all the time, it lacks any change of paste (ok, “Budapest” but otherwise?), when heard like this it feels like extremely manufactured and derivative pop pap, which it is. I meant without the fun.
Posted 28 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 28 10 Songs: Monday, July 28th, 2014 Reviewed
Endless Sleeper – The Raveonettes – If I ever ran into this band I would apologize for mistaking them for a tasty movie treat and ignoring their body of work, which like this randomly chosen track off their new album, is uniformly excellent.
Posted 28 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 27 The Hickoids, Fred’s Texas Café, Fort Worth, Texas, July 25th, 2014, Reviewed
It’s all about irreverent fun, although the shirtless Smith does bring a layer of sweat and sexuality. The 90 minute set ran a bit too long, this band can say everything it needs to in an hour, and I would have loved to have heard their spleen crushing version of “Brontosaurus” again.
Posted 27 July 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Jul 27 Nina Diaz Loses Her Voice At Levitt Pavilion, Friday July 25th 2014
On Friday night, she really, really tried, like a little soldier, trying to fulfill her mission, ‘let’s just do it’ she said after another shot of spray right in her throat, but I don’t think she was able to finish her second song, she completely lost her voice and it was over
Posted 27 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 27 Ian Watkins Loses Appeal for “Too Harsh Punishment” on Pedophile Charges
No one likes a baby abuser but lets face it, it happens. There are levels of ‘social taboo’ and this is pretty high up on the list. There should be more focus placed on the mothers or fathers of these children who basically sacrificed them to a B grade musician
Posted 27 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 27 Joyce Manor’s CD Hunt In Los Angeles
I feel special and a bit wily… There was a guy who was hiding envelopes full of cash all over the place in the same area a few weeks ago, and I have never found one, but a CD? I have no problem finding it, go figure.
Posted 27 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 27 Susan Sarandon And David Bowie Sitting In A Tree…
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
Posted 27 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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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.

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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.

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