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Jul 22 Be Here Now: Snap Shot Reviews Of New Album Releases 7-22-14
Go Down In History – Four Year Strong – This emocore masterpiece is the bands greatest achievement, with only a handful of tracks they maintain a heavy standard throughout the 16 minutes, and the more you listen the more there is to hear – ALBUM (EP) OF THE WEEK – A-
Posted 22 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 22 How To Get Kicked of Warped Tour (For A Day)
Word is out that Volumes, a band you’ve never heard of, were booted off the MI date by Kevin Lyman himself. The reasons are vague but it seems that the kids had a wild time at a Walmart. This includes trashing the store and reportedly pissing on it as well, there was also some speak of coke snorting but hey man.. whatevs.
Posted 22 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 22 Paul Foglino, Jack Grace And Tom Clark At The Treehouse At 2A, Sunday, July 21st, 2014, Reviewed
Underlying whatever you might think Tom Clark is doing at the Treehouse every Sunday, with free concert at a lovely loft like space with windows looking down on the East Village like it is Lincoln Center’s Allen Room gone downtown what he is doing is managing the flux of time
Posted 22 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 22 Leslie Stevens At The Grand Ole Echo, Sunday July 20th 2014, reviewed
She was bringing something fresh to the game, and managed to captivate the audience with her adorable personality, her uplifting and ascending tunes and her high-pitched voice dolling up over the pedal steel and layered guitars.
Posted 22 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 22 MTV VMA Nominations… Same Ol’ Thang
We at rocknyc should really have our own awards show- we have a wider range and more snarky opinions and if it were my category, it’d be “The Artists Who Pissed Me off The Most”, let me tell ya kids, that’d be one long nomination list.
Posted 22 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 22 Jungle’s “Jungle” Reviewed
The two songs that open Jungle “The Heat” and “Accelerate” are serious keepers, and if by “Platoon” you’ve kinda gotten the point, better repeating this album when necessary, the sound is samey, the horns, synths, falsettos, and strings, all a touch manufactured, but that doesn’t make them any less perfect.
Posted 22 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 22 Must See: Jimmy Page In Conversation This November
I’d love to see Page bring out the Zep catalog on stage one more time but he has a huge problem, who do you get to play Page? Adam Lambert? Eddie Vedder (right attitude, wrong key). Anyway, buy tickets for the November 3rd conversation at the 92nd Street Y here.
Posted 22 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 22 What I Am Listening To Right This Minute
Back in 2009 we did things like what is on Jesus Ipod, imaginary concerts, and something like this, “what I am Listening To Right This Minute” posted in real time as we listened. That morphed over time to my daily 10 songs post.
Posted 22 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 22 Lady Gaga’s Assistant To Publish A Tell-All Book
O’ Neill says she was expecting to be working and available 24/7, ‘handling Gaga’s luggage, administering her ‘medicine’, waking her up, and even ‘ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower’. It sounds like the usual demand from a diva, but at the top of this, she was required to sleep in Gaga’s bed because the fame monster does not like to sleep alone
Posted 22 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 22 Sam Smith comes to Spotify!!!
Apparently, it has just been made available but I don’t know since there has been no official annoucement. You would have thought Spotify would’ve been all over that announcement and the reason I’m guessing they weren’t isbecause Columbia wouldn’t pay for advertising space and so it snuck in the back door
Posted 22 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 22 10 Songs: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Cheeseburger In Paradise – Jimmy Buffett – No, he isn’t a a vegetarian though he has a veggie burger on the menu on the menu plus, how can you hear this damn song without wanting one? A big hunk of meat!! – A
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Jul 21 Chop & Quench, Fela Kuti’s ’69 Los Angeles Sessions’ At Grand Performances, Friday July 18th 2014
When Ngaujah removed his vest, then removed his shirt toward the end of the show, he almost got back into Fela’s skin, and soon more and more women stood up and shook their bodies with more or less success… it was difficult to compete with the three queens though
Posted 21 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 21 Ted Nugent, “Shutup&Jam!” White Trash For the Trailer Park
there is also bad and ugly, there are people that want to kill me because I eat venison. That is how sick some people can be. But, the positive, celebratory spirit of the millions of people that I communicate with on Facebook every day is a great thing.
Posted 21 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 21 Queen III -Margaret Mullen Has Our Third Review Of The MSG Concert Last week
At best the evening (and Mercury substitute) put Queen on life support. Adam Lambert fulfills a dream and the musicians can continue making love to their instruments and bring the larger than life deceased Freddie Mercury back from the dead. “After all these years who would have thought we would have the chance to be rock gods again?”
Posted 21 July 2014 by Margaret Mullen  Add comment
Jul 21 Watch the video for The Apache Relay’s ‘Katie Queen of Tennessee’
The story goes something like this: When director Hayley Young was thinking of how to make a video for the song, she wanted dancers from Nashville to be part of the act. A search online brought her to a routine by the Nashville Dance Center set to music from the musical Rock of Ages
Posted 21 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment

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Cuz There Aren’t Enough Books About KISS Yet, ‘Nothin’ To Lose: The Making Of KISS (1972-1975)’

560 pages of KISS- o-belia.  As the title of this Ken Sharp book notes these are the ‘formative’ years for the legendary band KISS.  There are only so many ways to tell a storpy before it becomes a farce.  What can be offered up as ‘new’ after all these years?


FIDLAR Covers The Descendents For Milo Aukerman’s 50th Birthday

Milo Aukerman, the lead singer of the punk rock band the Descendents, is turning 50 on January 1st, and Filter magazine is releasing its 50th issue at the same time! With the famous cartoon drawn by longtime Descendents artist Chris Shary on the cover, the Filter people have decided to celebrate with free music, or rather a full album of Descendents covers by some of their favorite bands. The album will feature 14 cover songs by hot bands such as The Henry Clay People, Good Riddance, FIDLAR, Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Thrillionaire, Milo Greene, Mike Watt, Edsel, Teen, The Bronx, The Babies, Tijuana Panthers, Bobby Birdman and YACHT.


Rachel Brown’s ‘Four Leaf Clovers’, A Song From Her Debut Album ‘Building Castles’

This new song ‘Four Leaf Clovers’ by Rachel Brown is a bouncy folky tune with her clear and youthful voice hip hoping over percussion and world music fusion that made a stop in Caribbean islands. It is as sun-kissed as a Jack Johnson melody although it is done with less guitar but more rhythmic voices and syncopated African pulse, that could have come from the deepest rainforest.