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Nov 01 Jerry Lee Lewis AT BB King’s, Thursday, October 30th, 2014, Reviewed
a short set, tight, capable, the singing was not very good, the piano playing was fine, the Memphis mafia backing band excellent and the vision of Jerry Lee banging his walking stick on the keys was worth the hefty $125 price of admission. We won’t see his likes again
Posted 01 November 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Nov 01 U2 Speaks, But Not To Us
‘I think it goes in cycles, honestly, and I think that we’ve just been through a particularly low cycle point for guitar-based music, and electronic dance music has been kind of the focus’, he declared. ‘But I think it’s about doing something fresh and novel
Posted 01 November 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Nov 01 Writing About Music Is About Writing
I got the name of the bass player wrong, KoL fans went crazy but my feeling was “it’s the fucking bass player, who cares?”, I didn’t, as long as I said what I wanted to say about the music as well as I could, getting the band member names wrong didn’t interest me. I didn’t care
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Nov 01 Best Concerts Through October 31st, 2014
Billy Joel – Madison Square Garden – October 2nd, 2014 – back for another dip after the dastardly deep album New Year’s Eve gig at Barclay’s Center, the ease with which Joel performs to an audience of 20,000 people is a lesson artistic domination through repetition. He has siply done it so mny damn times by now, he can do it, that’s all.
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Nov 01 Best Songs Through October 31st, 2014
Kat Edmonson is a little too unique as a vocalist and can grate given enough time but on this song she seems to be flying in the face of everything, include her own voice and jazz inclinations to make a Biblical point thrugh a pop song.
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Nov 01 PJ Harvey Covers Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’
Although I know nothing about their current relationship, I imagine it must be a very strange thing to revisit an ex’s song? But PJ just did a cover of Nick’s famous song ‘Red Right Hand’, straight from the Bad Seeds’ 1994 album ‘Let Love In’.
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Nov 01 The A+ List: 11-1-14
Sure, that was in the far past but it was real problems, and he had real problems, between jail and paparazzi, and pussies, no not that kind, the world accumulated on him and the problems mounted… 99 of them.
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Nov 01 10 Songs: Saturday, November 1st, 2014
It Is What It Is – Blood Orange – I saw him perform this on Jimmy Kimmel with Samatha Urbani, his Friend girlfriend, and they kicked it hard but it is a terrific fuzz sound wall of soul – B+
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Oct 31 Taylor Swift’s “1989” Reviewed
You compromise, you throw yourself at your work, your home, your friends, you shake it up and you shake it off, and you even compromise with the guy and become buddies with benefits and then in the end, the pain isn’t gone, it is just dulled
Posted 31 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 31 Listen to ‘May As Well’ By Angel Olsen, A Song Released For Her Deluxe Edition
’May As Well’ is streaming on my computer right now and the song is so moving and touching it pierces you right in your heart, your soul, your guts or wherever you believe your being resides, but in any case, it is a deep experience
Posted 31 October 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Oct 31 David Guetta Gets An All-Star Cast For His Next Album
There is a satirical series on French TV, very inspired by the British show Spitting image, which makes fun of Guetta all the time. In one episode, a piano maker is tailoring a piano for Guetta, and of course the piano has only one note
Posted 31 October 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Oct 31 Best Albums Through October 31st, 2014
Big Apple Blues – Tomas Docker Band – Yusef Komunyakaa and Tomas Doncker concern themselves with what people do and don’t do for each other, with a sidetrip to Alabama and a layover in Fun City.
Posted 31 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 31 Yusuf’s “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone” Reviewed
Just what the world needs right now: a born again religious fanatic singing the blues. And singing it if no not badly, with a song here and a song there even better than that, not very well either
Posted 31 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 31 Singles Going Steady: New Singles Released Week of October 27th, 2014
Stay Awhile – She & Him – The thing about tackling Dusty springfield with a 20 piece orchestra behind you is if he isn’t terrible then it must be good because this enormously tedious duo are honor bound to screw it up, but this is an effective version – B
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Oct 31 10 Songs: Friday, October 30th, 2014
CCM makes God into the ultimate agent for the NSA, the US Church seems to be in the market to anthropomorphize the mystical and mythical: how awful. But weight it as you may, it doesn’t outweigh this song of obedience and adoration- C+
Posted 31 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  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?

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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.

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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.

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