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Aug 22 Where Do I Want To Be In 10 Years? Helping People Through Music Therapy
I will sing, play guitar, and play the keyboard for my music therapy profession to help ease patients during chemo, in the NICU, patients who have long stays in the hospital or alzheimers patients. I am excited to be in this profession because I can help so many people, young and old
Posted 22 August 2014 by Maggi Kenney  Add comment
Aug 22 How One Animated GIF Can Summarize 30 Years Of Music History
Year by year, you see the evolution of what people buy and consume, from vinyl totally dominating the market with cassettes in the 80s, to the overwhelming dominance of CDs from the 90s till the mid-00s, and finally the takeover of MP3s, downloads and streaming services from the late 00s to present.
Posted 22 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 22 Lauryn Hill And J. Cole Sing About Ferguson, MO
If “Black Rage” is an accidental commentary, J. Cole’s “Born Free” is an “Ohio” for a different generation and another outrage. “That there is no justice kills my soul” Cole sings (not raps) on the Michael Brown tribute, where Cole sobs somewhere between a rap and a song. It is a powerful piano ballad, and it went viral, directly hitting the mark and answering the concerns of many black people.
Posted 22 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 22 Roddy Frame Back With A New Album
Aztec Camera aka Roddy Frame aka the bloke who looked like he shoulda been in Orange Juice but instead was a sorta grown up Haircut 100 and got lumped but wouldn’t fit in all that early 80s Postcard scene. Listen to “Oblivious” below if you wanna know what the sound of 1983, aka thirty years ago!!
Posted 22 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 22 Watch Haim Reveal Secrets In A New Video For ‘My Song 5’
still can’t make sense of the Haim sisters’ enormous success, I saw them a few years ago at a tiny street festival in LA and there were like 10 people, then saw them at the Santa Monica pier a year later and they had attracted a rather large crowd, but now they are literally headlining the FYF fest? They have a 9 pm spot just before the Strokes, which is big deal
Posted 22 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 22 rock nyc Top 10 Songs week of 8-18-14
This maybe the best ten songs list of the year. Right at the top are two songs which will be very high on my end of year list, along with a third at the very bottom which will also make the near top of the year, meanwhile three artists I am on the record as to loathing, McGraw, Chesney and alt-j came up with crackerjacks, Kimba, who I have never much noticed, has a good album (I underestimated it earlier this week).
Posted 22 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 22 10 Songs: Friday, August 22nd, 2014
With the first album already in the tank, this is Americana if the term means a thing to you, a splendidly constructed singer songwriterly classically attuned rock ballad with a guitar break which is a pure beauty, and a bridge which seems to hover in space. This duo has a back story and I will write it up when the album drops, but till then hear this here – A-
Posted 22 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 21 Morrissey’s “World Peace Is None Of Your Business” Removed from Spotify And ITunes US
The album has also been taken down from streaming site Rdio as well as the Stateside Amazon store as a digital purchase, reports Slicing Up Eyeballs, who add that it is currently not known if the move was at the behest of Morrissey or Harvest, the label on which the record was released. A UK representative for Morrissey refused to comment on the removal of the album in the US.
Posted 21 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 21 Drake Vs Lil Wayne At Forest Hills Stadium, Tuesday, August 19th, 2014, Reviewed
I am willing to accept that I underestimated Lil Wayne, who was personable, smart and had tons of great songs and as for Drake? I have no idea what woke him up but he was wide awake and indeed he won the battle of the rappers
Posted 21 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 21 Music As a Cultural Touchstone – Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation
On a personal level, my goal is to always extend that comfort zone. It’s hard to learn much in life if you are only willing to dog paddle within the same peer group. It’s a big, messy world out there. Go out and explore it with open ears and an open mind. You might discover that both Glenn Miller and Kanye West are pretty hep cats.
Posted 21 August 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Aug 21 Bahamas At Amoeba, Tuesday August 19th 2014
It is difficult to exactly pinpoint Bahamas’ music, the set was quite eclectic with a few of these quiet songs (he said he was really into these quiet ones for his new album), and other songs more classic-rock-inspired, but overall, the music was distilling breezy and exotic soundscapes with soothing harmonies. Exotic
Posted 21 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 21 Z100 Jingle Ball 2014 Line Up (We Assume)
The summer of 2014 is about to enter the books and while most the world was burning up, we here at rock nyc did what we always do, we listened to music and enjoyed the lovely lovely weather. But it is over now and so let’s look into the future, all the way to… CHRISTMAS!!
Posted 21 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 21 So Some Of You Think Taylor Swift’s Last Video Is Racist?
If you find this offensive, well be prepared to be offended by a Gap commercial, and about anything in life? And please don’t open your TV, don’t watch any sitcoms, don’t watch SNL, don’t even think about listening to any stand-up comedians. Swift wasn’t even trying to be funny, critical, or a comedian, she just wanted to dance!
Posted 21 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 21 US Top 10 Singles 8-30-14
Now this is more like it. The story here is both Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea being represented by three songs each -yes, they overlap but so what, right? And none of them are dogs, really they’re not. I saw Ariana on stage last year and she was dreadful but with a hit album, who knows,, right? Next week: Taylor Time
Posted 21 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 21 US Top 10 Albums 8-30-14
The first three albums are various artists albums, the first two are REALLY various artists albums. The Gaslight Anthem sold 33K copies, their best ever but hardly in U2 territory. Otherwise this is much less volatile than usual isn’t it, a bit of a snooze actually.
Posted 21 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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Posts Tagged ‘Live On Stage’

Echo Park Rising, Saturday August 17th 2013, Photo Journal

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 Music festivals can be overwhelming, so many bands to see and so little time, but this Echo Park Rising  just went to an extreme rarely reached! Imagine hundreds of bands playing in at least 17 different Echo Park locations, along Sunset Boulevard! How do you cover that? I hesitated between seeing as many bands as possible, and switching from one place to another before watching a band finish its set, or seeing just a few and watching their whole set each time? I stayed for bands’ entire sets on Saturday and ended up watching 10 bands, but I am gonna try the other way on Sunday, because it was just so frustrating! The whole afternoon, I was going from the Echo to the Echoplex to the Echo Patio to the Taix restaurant’s Champagne Room to the outdoor stage, but I missed so much! I didn’t have time to check out what was happening at Origami Vinyl, Lolipop Records, Lot 1 or any of the cafes, which were also hosting music.

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Joyce Manor at the El ‘N’ Gee August 16th, 2013

moshin’ mo’fo’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went to the best show of the entire summer, no, of the year, last night.

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The English Beat at the Twilight Concert Series on Thursday August 15th 2013

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The English Beat’s performance at the Twilight Concert Series on the Santa Monica Pier was madness, the crowd got so rowdy that I saw some people, who had saved their front row spot hours ahead of the show, just give up and move away from the stage to watch the concert from afar, letting plenty of room for a few opportunists. Alcoholic beverages may have been forbidden on the pier, but it didn’t prevent some guys to get drunk and a fight almost started behind me while singer/guitarist Dave Wakeling and the other members of the band were preaching peace and love to the crowd.

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