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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
Jul 27 Television Lite July 28th – August 1st, 2014
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?
Posted 27 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 27 Active Viewin’: Concert Picks Week of July 28th, 2014
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.
Posted 27 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 27 Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases Week Of July 28th, 2014
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.
Posted 27 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 27 10 Songs: Monday, July 28th, 3014
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-
Posted 27 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 26 Katy Perry At Barclay Center, Friday, July 25th,2014, Reviewed
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.
Posted 26 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 26 Joyce Manor At Amoeba, Thursday July 24th 2014, Reviewed
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
Posted 26 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 26 The Best of the The Kinks – Part 1
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)
Posted 26 July 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Jul 26 Taping Of Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show”, 30 Rockefeller Center, Thursday, July 24th, 2014, Reviewed
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.
Posted 26 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 26 Farm Aid 2014 Line UP
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.
Posted 26 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment

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Posts Tagged ‘Heavy Metal’

Must See: Eve To Adam At Gramercy Theater, This Saturday Night

a rock and roll band circa 2013

















How many real metal bands do we get to hear? Every time I use the word metal in 203 there is some form of caveat around the word: thrash, or hardcore, or glam. Perhaps you can add a pre-fix with Eve And Adam as well: rock and roll metal.


New England Hardcore and Metalfest 2013 Reviewed

Look, I could literally write for days about insane number of bands I was able to see this past weekend.  A 'fest' is a tricky thing.  Abbreviated sets often leaving you panting and unsatisfied or drudging through bands to get to the 'good ones'.  What is unique about NE Metalfest is that the precision planning makes it run so smoothly that time literally flies by.


Anthrax Worcester Palladium Friday April 19, 2013

The New England Hardcore and Metal Festival impresses me more each year.  Fifteen years worth of coordinating chaos.  How they do it so well is beyond me.  The line up never fails to impress and on day one the headliners Anthrax brought with them a crowd so mixed it was as fascinating as the show itself.