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Jan 25 Louis C.K. At Madison Square Garden, Saturday, January 24th, 2015, Reviewed
I laughed and laughed hard, sometimes. Sometimes I didn’t laugh at all. This is one man’s life and I’m happy, or maybe, sorry for him. He has everything,we are the schmucks who are paying to hear him deny his great good fortune (and genius) brings him happiness.
Posted 25 January 2015 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jan 25 Beyonce May Sue Etsy Over Some Feyonce Mugs?
I am sorry to let you know this, but Beyonce is a very greedy woman: when you are a pop star sitting on hundreds of millions, you leave the kids alone… how much can someone make on Etsy? Really nothing compared to the money owned by the queen B!
Posted 25 January 2015 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jan 25 Kanye West Crashes The iHeartMedia Music Summit, Reveals He Asked Macca About Pussy?
What was pussy like in the Sixties?’ Really? You have the chance to collaborate with a legend, to approach him and this is your trite question Kanye? Too bad that Kanye was not capable to give Macca’s answer, and that he proceeded with an acapella version of ‘Only One’
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Jan 25 Wiz Khalifa’s “Uma Thurman” Remix (Stream It Here)
Yep, this is the song of the winter. With a slice of Pulp Fiction and a dash of “The Munsters” and, here, for the piece de resistance, boy of Zummer buddy Wiz Khalifa adding a verse of chronic, the one track that will put the band back at the top of the heap
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Jan 25 Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks week of January 26th, 2015
The last time I saw Billy Idol on stage was 2001 at the Bottom Line. How long ago was 2001? You couldn’t not only not buy a tix for the show online, you also couldn’t buy a ticket to the show with a credit card. Solo acoustic (just Billy and Steve) and he was pretty superb
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Jan 25 Billy Idol Plays New York On Wednesday -Here Is The Setlist Spotified…
It sure seems to me as a little late to be pushing the product, plus, except for “Whiskey And Pills” none of it is all that hot. So yeah, serious problem for me. But the hits just keep on coming and just think of this, how many hits does this damn guy have? I lost interest at eight. So, yeah I’m psyched and here is the spotify list…
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Jan 25 Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases, January 26th, 2015
Napalm Death, Young Ejecta (I loved that song from earlier this year), the Lone Bellow, Papa Roach, Gov’t Mule??? Ne-Yo is closer but is albums are so inconsistent… I’m gonna go with I’m gonna go with Supergrass leader Gaz Coombes second solo album, I’ve heard none of it but that’s why I’m anticipating.
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Jan 25 Medium Cool: Best Talk Show Guests, Week Of January 26th, 2015
That’s weird, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Myers in reruns the same week? Why would that be? Surely they should keep new Myers if Fallon is off. So not much but at least there is Ellen Degeneres with Kanye West and Sam Smith on the same show! I would love Smith on a West track, maybe this can’t be the start.
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Jan 25 10 Songs: Sunday, January 25th, 2015
It isn’t Joni’s fault this became a huge fucking cliche, it is everybody else’s faults. Including “moody quirky” Alva, and Jenny Lewis back up I’m ready for my close up Mr. DeMille Natalie Prass. Sure, a cliche and a half. Still, the voices are pretty amazing – B+
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Jan 24 My Day With The Decemberists, Wednesday January 21st 2015
I caught them, all sitting at a long table, greeting fans and dogs, but I didn’t stay long as I also wanted to catch them the same night at Sonos Studios. It was just a Q&A with Colin Meloy following by a listening party of the album, and by ‘just’ I meant that there was no performance alas…
Posted 24 January 2015 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jan 24 “Jimi: All Is By My Side” Reviewed
The riddle of Hendrix is not a riddle, all great musicians have a hole somewhere. We have glimpses of his youth, of what he left behind, and what he was doing, his nonchalent coolness to everyone, but we don’t have the image of what he was. Perhaps there is no way to find Jimi, where his love lives in, outside the music.
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Jan 24 Actors Who Play Music Make Johnny Depp Sick,… What?
That whole idea [actors making music] for me is a sickening thing, it’s always just made me sick’… Err, hello Johnny, aren’t you constantly making or playing music with all your musician best friends? Friends like Marilyn Manson, Patti Smith, Ryan Adams, and so many others?
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Jan 24 Apparently Diplo Was Scared Swifties, Not Swift, Would Kill Him
So does this mean when he said was scared for his life it was less that Swift would have him killed and more her fans would kill him? Well, that sounds much more likely. Swifties might certainly loath Diplp enough, and they didn’t even have to sit through his New year’s Eve show with Skrillex.
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Jan 24 The A+ List: Kanye West And Silverstein’s “Runaway”
It’s about how men see women as commodities, as though they don’t need them to complete them, they need something else, the Groupies, always dating upwards, staying on their grind, leave or live with it and finally, it is about that lonely piano note always there, always a plink, always sad, always waiting to be left alone
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Jan 24 First Picture from Kurt Cobain Bio
Just the thought of that Foo Fighter breaking down in tears while telling how excited Cobain was for Dave’s first solo projects gives me a bad bad feeling. Oh, well, I guess the rich and famous are different than us, they exploit differentl.
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Skrillex And Diplo At Madison Square Garden, New Year”s Eve 2014, Reviewed

so long 2014

so long 2014

It was forty minutes into 2015 when Diplo announced “This is nothing but a house party.” Actually, it was nothing but a rave and had been since Electro Claw opened the Madison Square Garden New Year’s Eve celebration at 8pm last night. Not a bad rave, with two of the biggest names in EDM, Skrillix and Diplo, headlining it wasn’t going to be a disaster, but with one of the biggest rappers and one of the best EDM bands, opening, it should have been better.

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Bob Seger At Madison Square Garden. Friday, December 19th, 2014, Reviewed

Bob Seger And the Silver Bullet Band, December 19th, 2014

Bob Seger And the Silver Bullet Band, December 19th, 2014

Bob Seger became the visual embodiment of his audience somewhere down the 2010s. At Madison Square Garden Friday night, he played to an audience of former High School Defensive Tackles where all their muscle had made the move to their pot bellies decades ago and whose diminished expectations are roundly coupled to their decaying visages. They look like they’ve given up. Seger looks like he has given up as well. He looks like he has skipped his 60s (he is 69) and gone straight to his mid-seventies. The difference between the two is one isn’t being paid millions to perform in front of the other, and Seger looks so tired you have to wonder why he chose not to make the slightest effort to lose weight, cut his hair, get lasik eye surgery, exercise so he can move and dance round the stage without his bad boxing pose on the fast numbers. Complaining about a rockers appearance may well be shallow but so is the entertainment business and if you can charge healthy prices show up looking healthy. It’s a miracle nobody dropped dead from a heart attack mid-concert, the entire place looked like a cheeseburger away from a massive coronary including Seger.

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Fleetwood Mac At Madison Square Garden, Monday, October 6th, 2014, Reviewed

in over their heads

in over their heads

It couldn’t live up to expectations so of course it didn’t. The return of Christine McVie to Fleetwood Mac after sixteen years, that means we would be getting a third of the hits, just all about the very best of the 70s Mac’s repertoire, back again. And they were pretty terrific without her in. This is what I wrote in April 2013 (here), “The So Cal Mac, a pop art band, break down as follows: Stevie Nicks wrote folk rock anthems for girls who still believed in fairies, Lindsey Buckingham was the King of guitar pop artiness and Christine wrote So Cal anthems. So, with little choice in the matter, the band sang“Don’t Stop” and “You Can Go Your Own Way” without Christine but there was a gaping wound they chose not to mend where “You Make Loving Fun” and “Over My Head” should have been.”

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