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Aug 30 X Webster Theater Hartford CT Friday August 29th, 2014 Reviewed
This is Connecticut not New York, and this crowd hired babysitters. Lets hope the kids are at grandmas house cuz its a late night- the sad bit? X gets an hour- and nothing more with a 12:05 posted start time. And theyre running half an hour late to boot.
Posted 30 August 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Aug 30 Buju Banton, Reggae’s Greatest Living Singer, Gets Appeal On Drug Conviction
The singer stood by while two men discussed the sale of cocaine and examined 20 kilos of the narcotic. Two days later, Banton and two other men were arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocain
Posted 30 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 30 Interpol’s Paul Banks Speaks,… But Not To Us
‘Have you seen us play lately? I’m a little more chipper these days. Nowadays we try to write setlists for shows and there are too many songs to choose from, which is a nice problem to have.’ Banks is even described as looking almost happy… I saw them last weekend and they didn’t say much more than ‘Thank you’
Posted 30 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 30 Is Justin Townes Earle’s “New Mothers” Gonna Be The Album Of The Year?
In 2012, and despite a lousy live show, I called Justin Townes Earle’s Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel […]
Posted 30 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 30 5 Seconds Of Penis
Poor wee Calum (I haven’t seen the vid so I am assuming the wee portion of that statement) has learnt what children understand, and what all of us understand in this post-everything moment where the only privacy that remains lies somewhere in the wrinkles of you brain and are activated through thought
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Aug 30 $15 Itunes Coupons From Groupon… What does This Tell Us?
ITunes gave away $125,000 for no reason whatsoever. Publicity? I guess you can consider it a kind of advertising, right? I mean, all the people who bought it plus all the people who wrote about it and all the people who are writing about it? It can’t be to drum up interest,
Posted 30 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 30 Sting Charges Visitors To Help Him Pick His Olives And Grapes
Start the day with a picnic on the expansive lawn and a briefing from the estate manager to help you understand your work as a farmer-for-a-day: learn about the soil, the vines and trees, and techniques for harvesting. At the end of the day pickers will be invited to taste the estate’s wine – including a £12.50 Sangiovese-based red called Message in a Bottle.
Posted 30 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 30 Robert Plant Talks (Just Not to Us) (And Nothing Of Much Interest)
I sat with Robert Plant for a talk and when I say sat with Robert Plant for a talk what I mean nu sat for a talk is cut and pasted an interview he conducted with Lane Brown of New York Magazine and tilled it for any interest, but no stabbing Page in the back, no chariots of the gods, not a sausage
Posted 30 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 30 10 Songs: Saturday, August 30th, 2014
I Can’t Pretend – The Drums – Quirky where the Drums used to swing, this is a strange soundscape version of one of my favorite bands and while it still has the voice, it lacks the surfness and sensibility – B
Posted 30 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 29 1985 – The A+ List
“Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You),” Dramarama. While there are plenty of songs about romantic infatuation, singer John Easdale conveys almost a life or death need for validation on “Anything, Anything.” Hormonal angst rock at its finest.
Posted 29 August 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Aug 29 Bruce Springsteen Writes Kids Books, Just Like Huck Finn Blues
When Bruce wrote Outlaw Pete he didn’t just write a great song, he created a great character. The first time I heard the song this book played out in my head. Like Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dorothy Gale and, for me, even Popeye, Outlaw Pete cuts deep into the folklore of our country and weaves its way into the fabric of great American literary characters.”
Posted 29 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 29 Watch Grimes’ New Video For ‘Go’ If You Are Really Bored
I am not a big fan of EDM music – this is the least I can say – and although Grimes is easy on the eyes, this boring rhythms and mellow pseudo-R&B melody, which could have easily been sung by any sexy hot number of the moment, do not excite me at all
Posted 29 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 29 No VIPs For Savages
I won’t go to a music festival without a VIP pass and I am not the slightest bit elitist I promise you, I just can’t see any percentage in checking out a band from a million miles away. It is all downside and if you won’t or can’t pay the freight, you won’t or can’t get close, well, what you are getting is what you paid.
Posted 29 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Aug 29 Bethany Consentino Is On Next Weezer’s Album
I’m getting together with Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast and we’re going to write a song. You never know where these songs are going to end up but it could be on the next Weezer record.’
Posted 29 August 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Aug 29 CMJ 2014 Line Up: Beware Of Wytches
You know why time flies when you run a music website? Because you are always planning three months in advance […]
Posted 29 August 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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Posts Tagged ‘Pop’

Taylor Swift At Prudential Center, Wednesday, March 27th, 2013, Reviewed

"We have a lot in common, you and I", Taylor Swift claimed before launching into"Mean" on her banjo and following it with "Stay Stay Stay". Perhaps we do, perhaps loving Taylor is an ageless grace in which the daydreamers of the world, and especially the younger female members, join her in a land of love and denial, jealousy, desire and deliverance. Welcome to a Taylor Swift concert.


Pink At Madison Square Garden, Friday, March 22nd, 2013, Reviewed

Pink floats through the air like a bat out of hell,  strapped to a harness and using technology first seen ten blocks uptown at the Foxwoods in  "Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark", Pink's The Truth About Love concert at MSG Friday night reached its zenith. Most rock stars, when they want to get up close and personal at an Arena gig, climb on top a cherry picker with an acoustic guitar and meet and greet the cheap seats. Justin Beiber's been doing it every night for six months. But the ever athletic Pink, who had already performed on the trapeze in a physical endurance of a set, took it to a whole other level. Singing "So What", often upside down, Pink was a heart stopping sight swooping from the rafters to right next to you and the audience gasped in amazement.


Carly Rae Jepsen At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, November 28th, 2012, Reviewed

Carly Rae Jepsen is the perpetually teen girl of 26 years, with billowy dresses she dances across the stage at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night to squeals of pleasure from Justin Bieber's real and actual teen girl fans. The American Idol Canada Edition star has been bubbling around since 2008 but all it took was a tween from Bieber and here we are.