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Sep 19 Avi Buffalo At Amoeba Music, Wednesday September 17th 2014
Avi is a young guy but he has now reached the drinking age (he is 23 but was only 19 when he wrote his fist album) and the music has taken many interesting directions with fast-driven guitars, emotional ballads, plenty of hooks sung with a large range of falsettos and beyond, detailed guitar play and harmonies
Posted 19 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 19 Loudon Wainwright III “Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet)” Reviewed
It is an ongoing process of decay and degradation and iteration on on his fine, though maybe not as fine as Older Than My Old Man Now, look back in astonishment at pops and at age. LW was 63 years old when he died, LWIII is 68 years old.
Posted 19 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 19 Bono’s Next Plan: He Is Gonna Save The Music Industry
Not only U2 has received the big bucks from Apple – reportedly $100 million, and if you don’t call this prostitution I don’t know what it is – to release their album and deliver it for free in every iTunes account of the planet, but there are about to make some big announcement?
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Sep 19 Scotch Musicians Listed (For Obvious Reasons)
Now it’s all over and we wipe away our tears and turn to face a new day for Scotland and the rest of the world, let’s take a break from Scotch Whiskey, Golf, Haggis, and making fun of the Scotcish accent, ach aye, I dannae can… and take a look at Scottish musicians as listed by Wikipedia
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Sep 19 Mark E. Smith Says He hates Metallica -Just Not To Us
Who decided it was time to start liking her again? I never even liked her the first time round. It’s like all these radio DJs have been raiding their mam’s and dad’s record collections and decided that Kate Bush is suddenly cool again. But I’m not having it.”
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Sep 19 What NYU Students Are Listening To
We stole this one off brooklynvegan but we are happy to credit the wise cut and pasters for a great great idea: viz taking from Spotify NYU’s listening habits. So what have we learnt: nothing very surprisingly. There is much much worse musicians to patronize then James Blake.
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Sep 19 The A+ List: 9-19-14
The Heart That Time Forgot – Kelly Willis – MCA Nashville made her a star but not on the Bang Bang album, her sophomore effort and still a masterful 80s country album with strong countrypop songs including this one by Nashville pro Kostas Lazarides. Willis aches through the melody and the guitar break is simple and understated.
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Sep 19 10 Songs: Friday, September 19th, 2014
Speaking of blueprint, off Kanye’s first alum this sounds like his manifesto, west worries about politics but he can’t get out of the way of Jay Z’s stampeding ego, connected by a self made manual: “we are all here for a particular path”. Good to know – A
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Sep 18 Karen O At Amoeba, Tuesday September 16th 2014
Karen O appeared on stage wearing a summery, white and black outfit, and she was radiant… ‘it’s about fucking time’ she said meaning it took her forever to have her show at Amoeba. She was backed up by only two musicians and I was pleasantly surprised to recognize Moses Sumney on electric guitar — I have seen him several times and truly enjoyed his solo shows
Posted 18 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 18 Beyonce Is Lip-Synching, Why I’m Not Surprised?
It’s blatantly visible for a very short time, there is no doubt about this. It’s true that pro-Bey snaps the mic back to her lips very fast, and with her signature hair whip, she is back on track almost flawlessly, but she was lip-synching…
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Sep 18 Barbra Streisand And Jimmy Fallon And Lieing
With Barbra Streisand, he skipped the game but otherwise he was Rolling Stone reviewing a Springsteen album. You can’t trust him, you really really can’t. Fallon has no sense of proportion and it is like it is cute for him to lie about what his real feelings are and it isn’t cute at all.
Posted 18 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 18 Hey Harley Streaming Tracks Off Their Upcoming Debut Album
Americana by way of its many restless meshing of genre’s, Hey Harley is a seamless meeting of minds,two entwined sensibilities playing off each other as they effortlessly move from country to jazz, to soft shoe shuffle, with a deft intensity.
Posted 18 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 18 rock nyc Top 10 Songs, Week Of September 15th, 2014
Broncos song is killer and while they don’t sustain it, this is enough to be going with, Skrillex is from earlier this, Tennis is better than I gave em credit for, and Kong is a testament to freedom and Kings in the Bronx. One more: Jhene is a female Drake on “Lyin’ King”.
Posted 18 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 18 US Top 10 Singles 9-27-14
Meet the new week, same as the old week. I guess the shocker here, if it can be called a shocker any more, is how completely dominated this chart is by women. Six of the top seven positions, seven of the top ten, everywhere you turn, women! Also: pop women, not soul, not rock, but the modern form of pure pop for nw women is completely dominated by women.
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Sep 18 US Top 10 Albums 9-27-14
You want some numbers, right? That’s why you’re here. OK, Christian rapper Lecrae shifted 88,000 units, Ryan Adams, 45,000, Interpol 31,000 and Robert Plant, 29,000? Impressed? Led Zeppelin sold 37 million copies, and despite not being available on streaming services and despite being a really good album, look what Plant sold? Any questions? Then go about your business.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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