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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
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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.
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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.
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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”.
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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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Sep 18 10 Songs: Thursday, September 18th, 2014
We Are Here – Alicia Keys – Just… I don’t even know what to say, this is simplistic, asinine and awful just like its singer. To reverse Bob Dylan: do you know what’s wrong with hat woman? Everything – D
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Sep 17 Lorde At United Palace Theatre, Monday, September 15th, 2014, Reviewed
It is very sad and no wonder she deals with contempt for the writers and interviews, the David Lettermans of the world, she can’t reject her family so she rejects the entire community of entertainment leeches that do what she least wants.
Posted 17 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 17 A Friend Of Elliott Smith’s Talks, The Mystery Thickens
It’s always the same story, or almost the same story, people start to talk to me and when I mention that I want to write about what I have learned about Elliott’s death, they withdraw and become silent… No exception this time! I had a conversation with a friend of Elliott’s, who will stay an anonymous source in this post
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Sep 17 A Few Musicians With Chronic Illnesses
Among the dead ones, Woody Guthrie had the terrible degenerative neural disorder called Huntington’s disease, Frederic Chopin had cystic fibrosis, and Miles Davis had sickle cell anemia! The problem is that musicians have to tour to make a living, illness or no illness, plus we have to consider that many of them can’t afford a nice health insurance!
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Sep 17 Lowell On Tour With Icona Pop
Taking a cue from the rebellious, feminist-punk contemporaries that her messaging has often been compared to (Kathleen Hanna, Beth Ditto), Lowell’s brand of pop conveys the urgency of her subject matter, but her melodies keep songs accessible, optimistic and fun
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Sep 17 Singles Going Steady: New Single Releases Week of September 14th, 2014
I Put A Spell on You – Annie Lennox – wow, this woman’s pipes are something else again, a beautiful powerful and full of character sound at service to a great song with a fine bluesy topnotch band…plus I am so happy to hear from her…but why bother? – B
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Sep 17 A Decision Has Been Made: Skrillex For New Year’s Eve 2014
I got a ticket for Skrillex and Diplo at MSG. Why? I caught some of Skillex’s set at Governors Ball this June and he was terrific and I wanted a closer look and really a MSG is the best place to see a rave and I can’t resist it. I might add that I started listening to recess again, which I kinda dismissed in March but I am beginning to really dig now… so yeah, rave to 2015 folks.
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Sep 17 10 Songs: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Baby, Happy Birthday – Train – This is so modern rock pop it has fingerprints on it, but the bridge has a sort of kinetic power and does what Train wants to do, reach the charts. still, the first two singles bombed – C+
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I wrote about “the N Word” the other day and “the C Word” ? Well “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ansler seemed to deal with it very thoroughly.Besides which, why is it worse than calling a man the “d” word. But which I mean Dick, or prick, and which I can say all day long. See? dick,prick,dick, prick.

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A Mullen At Yankee Stadium: “RAP is not my genre but that is about to change”

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It’s Saturday night at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, to see one of my all-time favorite performers. The stage is framed like a Retro Amphitheater with curves reminding me of a piano. Scarlet. Smoky. Sexy. What a legendary night in NYC!

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Kanye West’s “Yeezus” Improves With Age

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My first impression of Kanye West’s Yeezus was half of it was a masterpiece and half of it was very good and now I think it is all a masterpiece.  Clocking in at 40 minutes in length, every track reveals itself in time and lines fly out at you and slap you to attention. The first track, “Out Of Sight” is a spike of liquid acid with all the hallucinations turned inside out: intead of being surrealistic, it is serate sharp thuderring rock rhythm. The whirl of synth that introduces you to it explains why Lou Reed worded Metal Machine Music when he wrote about it.

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