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Oct 26 Susan Said Band, Friday October 24th, the Winery Mohegan Lake NY, Reviewed
I see a sinewy figure at the far end of the club on stage. She has platinum locks, eyes as blue as Robin’s egg’s, wearing black fishnets and a super cute outfit with killer boots; plugging in her guitar to get ready for the sound check
Posted 26 October 2014 by C. Abeles  Add comment
Oct 26 Wayne Coyne Hardly Talks About The Kesha-Dr. Luke Situation
“I think we did like four or five songs, and then Kesha would remind me, ‘Wayne, I can’t put this music out, Dr. Luke will kill me.’ I was like, ‘Oh! I didn’t know!’’
Posted 26 October 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Oct 26 Martha Stewart Living Is Throwing A Punk Rock Party,… What?
How bad it is? Really bad from the beginning, with this sentence in the first paragraph ‘Here’s how to pull together a party that won’t turn into a riot.’ Well, I understand she wants to be funny, but that’s precisely what punk is about, a riot!
Posted 26 October 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Oct 26 Sneak Peaks: New Album releases week of 10-27-14
Yusuf is a blues cover album, Run The Jewels are simply in the way till we get a new Killer Mike album, Dionne and Jerry Lee are scary, so I guess that leaves the new Lil wayne -who better come up with the goods after years of iffiness despite a great tour earlier this year
Posted 26 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 26 10 Songs: Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Between us girls, this is a hot, cool LES rock band who kinda missed it on their debut album mostly because their romantic scruff scene songs were kinda lifeless on record, but how much can you complain about this masterwork? – A
Posted 26 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 26 Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks Week of October 27th, 2014
Last March Gregg Allman got sick during what should have been the Allman Brothers final stand ever at the Beacon Theatre and so to make it up they included this string of dates during Rocktober. It will also be their last performances ever
Posted 26 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 25 Taylor Swift’s “1989” Reviewed: The Voice Memo Early Listen
It doesn’t peak as high as Red, “This Love” isn’t as great as “State Of Grace” and “Shake It Off” isn’t as great as “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Again” but there is no weak spot, it is consistently superb. A major work but how much more?
Posted 25 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 25 Mansions On The Moon At Sonos Studios, Tuesday October 21st 2014
The four members – Lane Shaw on drums, Jeff ‘baby’ Maccora on bass and programming, Ted Wendler on guitar and vocals and Ben Hazlegrove on keys –seemed to be in a very good mood on Tuesday night, joking around and visibly happy about their first milestone
Posted 25 October 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Oct 25 Kenny G Angers China And Turns To Be A Coward
it nevertheless didn’t please the Chinese government at all, which held a press conference, no less, reminding ‘foreign governments and individuals’ to ‘speak and act cautiously and not support [Hong Kong’s] Occupy Central and other illegal activities in any form’.
Posted 25 October 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Oct 25 Eric Clapton To Play Seven Nights In London, Can New York Be Far Behind
Seven days is the sort of figure that sounds like someone is making sure everybody gets one last chance to see him and if he plays at MSG and does, three maybe four nights, you can kinda count him out and more is the pity. What a great guitarist, what an incredible career.
Posted 25 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 25 Singles Going Steady: New Singles Released Week of October 20th, 2014
This Is Not A Game – The Chemical Brothers – No it isn’t at all, it is track off the eagerly awaited Huger Games Soundtrack, with a bouncy synth thing zooming along and a pop vocal on top – B+
Posted 25 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 25 The A+ List: 10-25-14
It is in the very first couplet, “make my heart come all undone” -it is like he is begging for the sweet sensation of love: make and undone are the two words that come tumbling through and it captures her illsuiveness, his insecurity: the earliest sense of insecurity of love
Posted 25 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 25 10 Songs: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
This sounds like the climax to a high drama opera, a German composer, played backwards with the vocals pitched even wilder than ever before and the sound modulating between drone and droner with Bernard Hermann brought back from the dead. An acquired taste? Sure, but superbly different even if you hate it – A
Posted 25 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 24 The Tomas Doncker Band At The “Dodge Poetry Festival” Friday, October 24th, 2014, Reviewed
The vibe was magical, it was like watching a preacher converting people to Christianity, Doncker was converting people to the blues and you could see the kids come alive, perk up, smile, like they couldn’t believe how great it was. Like they were being changed.
Posted 24 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Oct 24 CMJ’s Music Marathon Presents Gerard Way, Webster Hall, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Reviewed
Why not make it 75 minutes and throw in some hits? Especially when you are pushing an iffy album which hasn’t helped you even sell out a 1500 SRO? Why not give people what they want to hear? You wrote the suckers, sing em.
Posted 24 October 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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First Day Back Playlist

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Summer is over and though we’re all seriously bummed to have no more late-afternoon wakeups and Warped Tours and warm weather, autumn (and the school year) is here.


Ten Terrific Tunes Under Two Minutes Long

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These are busy times, my friends.  So many priorities are competing for your time.  After Twitter, Facebook, paying your bills, mowing the sheep, completing your bug collection, and waxing your eyelids, do you really have time to spin “Whipping Post” or “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre”?  Deep down, you know you’ll never get to the second disc of the Can box set.

Since you were too busy to read the intro paragraph, let’s just jump into the list.

10.  “Hit the Road Jack,” Ray Charles.  The smart alecks at Wikipedia gives this a 2:00 count, but my iPod says 1:58, so we’ll go with modern technology.  Ray belts out this classic so hurriedly, he couldn’t even insert the comma before the proper name.  This sweet hitchhiker tune topped the pop charts for two weeks in 1961.  Play the positively eternal 4-minute cover version by the Residents very loudly if you have hearing problems and hate your neighbors.


Last Salute To The Blank Generation: My Top Seven Songs Of the ’70s

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7. “Blank Generation,” Richard Hell and the Voidoids. In 1959, Bobby McFadden, who provided the voice to Franken Berry in the ‘70s, and poet Rod McKuen released a novelty single titled “The Beat Generation,” about the low budget hipster lifestyle. Richard (Meyers) Hell reworked the tune, playing “Blank Generation” in an early version of Television and with the non-Petty Heartbreakers in 1976. Released with the Voidoids in ’77, law school graduate Robert Quine provided the razor sharp guitar while Hell howled about being “God’s consolation prize.” The tagline, “I belong to the blank generation,” became the battle cry for the CBGB’s punk rock crowd. The perfect angst anthem for self-designated outcasts.