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Written by | May 19, 2013 0:09 | No Comments

New York (or New Jersey should I say?) has intellectual punk Titus Andronicus making all these references to Albert Camus and Shakespeare. Los Angeles has riotous punk FIDLAR making references to coke, weed, skates and cheap beers… Both bands are young and bring tons of punk energy to their shows but don’t seem to come from the same place… existentialism versus teenage boredom,

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So many indie bands sound alike, but Infantree was showing a real uniqueness which was certainly borrowing from the 70s and way beyond, ‘Fibber’ had a little bit of this Jefferson-Airplane-Grateful-Dead-CSN-hippie generation smoking through the cracks of the song

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Written by | May 14, 2013 0:10 | No Comments

I was in the middle of the crowd, surrounded by mostly teenage boys talking about how stoned they were and how stoked they were and how awesome their band was and how drunk they got last weekend. Losers, but meh. I was just excited. I knew that that night was going to be groundbreaking, life-changing. I felt it in my bones.

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Written by | April 4, 2013 0:10 | No Comments

it was a large crowd for a stadium-sized sound, as the quintet did sound big and confident on the small stage, with singer Nathan Willet’s powerhouse falsetto vocals leading the game during their eight-song set. They started with two new songs off their brand new ‘Dear Miss Lonelyhearts’, first, ‘Loner Phase’, which had an interesting combination of dance-y beats and sweeping-bombastic synth wrapped by a sort of Depeche-More-meets-the Killers sound

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Written by | April 3, 2013 0:10 | No Comments

Over the years, they sure have built a loyal follow-up, and the Henry Fonda theater seemed quite packed on Saturday night, filled with fans eager to see a band which just played one-off reunion show in 2006, but had basically turned down other offers,… until 2013. A few months ago, they headlined two shows in New York and Chicago to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their label

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Written by | April 2, 2013 0:09 | No Comments

Their set was quite animated, there was a sort of Ariel-Pink-look going on with Alex Coxen’s bleached hair and shorts over tights, but he was producing some visceral open-throated vocals, and a nervous but triumphant feeling was coming from all that loud distortion, squalling and shredding. Dinosaur Jr.? Sure, but there was certainly more than this in their booming guitar solos

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Written by | April 1, 2013 0:09 | No Comments

You will read a lot of Joy Division comparisons in critics, and it is understandable based on the pessimistic ambiance they installed during their short set, it would certainly be difficult to top it, but I don’t know if I totally buy the whole Hamlet in hell, I-am-the-new-Ian-Curtis nihilistic approach. May be they don’t want to be compared to the 70s English band

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Written by | March 29, 2013 0:09 | No Comments

The finger picking was getting more intricate on some songs, going from mellow parts to more country or bluegrass ones, and they were joking about the fact that people thought they were from the mid west because of the type of music they were playing. ‘We are from LA’, they said, ‘But we went to Michigan once and wrote this song about getting out of there!’… ‘Is there someone from Michigan?’

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Written by | March 25, 2013 0:10 | No Comments

On Friday night, Chris Owens had settled down for this 60s-inspired pretty and delicate music, embellished with ethereal flute, Toots-Thielemans-style harmonica and vibrant sax, and he didn’t even hesitate to cover big classics from Cat Stevens, Simon and Garfunkel, Donovan and Bob Dylan, going with the period.

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Written by | February 3, 2013 0:09 | No Comments

David Grohl is a very crazy person, what was he thinking? That his fans would follow him into this marathon-show idea? But he was right and he also proved he was a very tough guy as he didn’t leave the stage once during this 3 hour-and-half performance, jumping behind the drums or playing guitar with the same passion

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Written by | December 17, 2012 0:07 | No Comments

Since Annie had a ginger afro, we had to get Molly a wig, and any time she walked on stage we all started laughing, but if we wanted to be professionals we had to keep it in.

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Written by | September 29, 2012 23:23 | 2 responses

Simply said fans are outside the stage door now waiting for Jacks exit. Hipster riot indeed. The details will flow soon, and rocknyc was on the scene and can honestly state that the show was seamless and perfection. Either this abrupt ending was planned or Jack just cut the encore.

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Written by | July 21, 2012 0:09 | No Comments

He put energy behind every word which is not something you can say for many rappers. Even if when you couldn’t quite hear him because of the sheer volume of the music and crowd, Big Boi just kept up the energy and got louder so you could hear his sharp lyrics

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Written by | July 4, 2012 0:04 | No Comments

It is not enough to be gay and to be dressed up like a S&M prom queen, the guy has not a huge stage presence, and he takes too many liberties with the songs which just fall flat, especially he just can’t escape the American idol audition, and the whole thing sounds like a bore.

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Written by | July 2, 2012 0:06 | No Comments

Look, Pitbull is a product. Don’t get it f*cked up—I’m a businessman. This industry is 90 percent business, 10 percent talent. It’s the people who think they’re talented, that their sh*t don’t stink, who get left behind…Two thousand nine was freedom, 2010 was invasion, 2011 was takeover, 2012 is grow wealth.”

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Written by | May 24, 2012 0:04 | No Comments

Brought to you by party maniac promotors Hard Events, Cloud 9 Adventures and The Bowery Presents, The 2013 cruise also includes sets from Diplo, A-Trak, Skream & Benga, Busy P, Jack Beats, Zedd, Crookers, 12th Planet, Dillon Francis, Tommy Trash,

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Written by | May 21, 2012 0:12 | 2 responses

Goldenvoice and the city of Irvine have signed a contract that would allow the promoter to stage a multi-day music festival at the Orange County Great Park next year. At the center of Orange county, Irvine is at a convenient 40-mile-distance from downtown LA and they say that the festival could draw more than 150,000 people

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Written by | April 29, 2012 0:09 | No Comments

Free of charge and not having to smell anyones sweat I sat back and watch Jack White and his band of merry makers on two cameras. A cute idea to have it on ‘venue cam’ and,’garys cam’. Gary did a nice job. Who the hell is Gary?

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Written by | April 24, 2012 0:13 | No Comments

What stunned me more than the precision of this event is the crowd itself. Worcesters hardcore scene is vicious but this was a brotherhood that I had not seen before. Could be that they were on best behaviour so they wouldn’t miss their faves but regardless there was a lot less smack talk going on.

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Written by | April 5, 2012 0:02 | No Comments

The MLB Fan Cave is located in the former Tower Records Greenwich Village. Located at 692 Broadway, this mega space will be the scene of some pretty interesting concerts in celebration of the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball season

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Written by | March 28, 2012 0:13 | 2 responses

The four of them played a few of their poppy songs, which were diverse but shared these boy-girl harmonies with nervously excited beats and a punkish background, while switching instruments several times during the show, navigating between keyboard, guitar, bass and drums

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Written by | March 16, 2012 0:14 | No Comments

Why everyone is expecting the same unnatural perfection you can hear on the record? Shaky is okay in my world, she is really real, and don’t say this if you don’t want to see her disappear for another 7 years.

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Written by | February 27, 2012 0:14 | No Comments

Their screamer was absolutely mind blowing. His voice was so perfect and there wasn’t a single scream that came out of him that I wasn’t impressed with. His variety of screams made it all the better. As for the singer, he was equally flawless.

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Over 250,000 sweat soaked dance fans overtook Sin City and now its Gotham’s turn. In partnership with EDC organizer Insomniac Events, and Pacha New York, are promising a party of epic proportion

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Written by | February 19, 2012 0:05 | No Comments

Yes its only February and no I don’t care I still am preoccupied with Warped Tour. As the and line up trickles in a find myself again crossing my fingers so that some of my faves hit the bill.

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Written by | January 31, 2012 0:13 | No Comments

The return of For Science, and sets by Screaming Females and Black Wine, and thats just day one. 2012 is a kiler year for Don Giovanni Records and we strongly suggest you book your time accordingly. Three nights of greatness from the coolest label I know.

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Written by | December 23, 2011 0:14 | No Comments

All Time Low, Wallingford CT. There is nothing more fun than hanging out with ATL. The guys are exactly what you want to spend a night with. I have never laughed harder at a non comedy show in my life.

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Written by | December 7, 2011 0:13 | No Comments

For those of you unfamiliar with Cat Stevens or Yusef Islam, its time to school yourself. One of the most soothing voices and most graphical lyrcists of all time. Islam has faced some opposition and rough press upon his religious conversion. He had made some controversial statements

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Written by | December 2, 2011 0:07 | No Comments

This just in.. Jesus will not be born this year.  This in protest to the horrific news that Twisted Sister is playing live in honor of the holiday. New York I am so sorry for this but, Friday, December 2 at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY, and The Best Buy Theater in NYC on Saturday, December 17 the now elder sisters will be live and rockin' for your entertainment and Holiday cheer.

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