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Sep 17 Lorde At United Palace Theatre, Monday, September 15th, 2014, Reviewed
It is very sad and no wonder she deals with contempt for the writers and interviews, the David Lettermans of the world, she can’t reject her family so she rejects the entire community of entertainment leeches that do what she least wants.
Posted 17 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 17 A Friend Of Elliott Smith’s Talks, The Mystery Thickens
It’s always the same story, or almost the same story, people start to talk to me and when I mention that I want to write about what I have learned about Elliott’s death, they withdraw and become silent… No exception this time! I had a conversation with a friend of Elliott’s, who will stay an anonymous source in this post
Posted 17 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 17 A Few Musicians With Chronic Illnesses
Among the dead ones, Woody Guthrie had the terrible degenerative neural disorder called Huntington’s disease, Frederic Chopin had cystic fibrosis, and Miles Davis had sickle cell anemia! The problem is that musicians have to tour to make a living, illness or no illness, plus we have to consider that many of them can’t afford a nice health insurance!
Posted 17 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 17 Lowell On Tour With Icona Pop
Taking a cue from the rebellious, feminist-punk contemporaries that her messaging has often been compared to (Kathleen Hanna, Beth Ditto), Lowell’s brand of pop conveys the urgency of her subject matter, but her melodies keep songs accessible, optimistic and fun
Posted 17 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 17 Singles Going Steady: New Single Releases Week of September 14th, 2014
I Put A Spell on You – Annie Lennox – wow, this woman’s pipes are something else again, a beautiful powerful and full of character sound at service to a great song with a fine bluesy topnotch band…plus I am so happy to hear from her…but why bother? – B
Posted 17 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 17 A Decision Has Been Made: Skrillex For New Year’s Eve 2014
I got a ticket for Skrillex and Diplo at MSG. Why? I caught some of Skillex’s set at Governors Ball this June and he was terrific and I wanted a closer look and really a MSG is the best place to see a rave and I can’t resist it. I might add that I started listening to recess again, which I kinda dismissed in March but I am beginning to really dig now… so yeah, rave to 2015 folks.
Posted 17 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 17 10 Songs: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Baby, Happy Birthday – Train – This is so modern rock pop it has fingerprints on it, but the bridge has a sort of kinetic power and does what Train wants to do, reach the charts. still, the first two singles bombed – C+
Posted 17 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 16 Be Here Now: First Takes On New Album Releases 9-16-14
If you thought “No Flame” was an anomaly, you were wrong, If you thought he couldn’t use Kendrick Lamar as well as Flying Lotus you are wrong, if you don’t think he can sing quite as well as Trey Songz, Usher and R. Kelly wait to be wowed – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+
Posted 16 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 16 Not With The Band: It’s A War, A Bot War And We Are Losing It
Will a time come when it is totally impossible to buy a ticket online? Are the bots gonna finally take over one day? Ticketmaster says they are working on the problem, but whatever they are doing is not enough! Will I have to buy my own bot one day? But rich people will have a better bot then mine, and we’ll go back to the beginning
Posted 16 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 16 An Amy Winehouse Statue Was Unveiled In London
Do you like statues of people who died a minute ago? I don’t. I understand statues of Lincoln, Washington, historic figures of a past, when we didn’t have photos and movies, but statues of people we knew very well through concert footages and tons of pictures?
Posted 16 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 16 David Bowie Writes Liner Notes For Kinks Greatest Hits
The other thing to keep in mind here is the following: since the Kinks digital output has been disastrous and since just about every single album the band have ever made deserves a deluxe version, let’s hope the band start sorting out their past history before they are too late to do it.
Posted 16 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 16 Lera Lynn “The Avenue” Reviewed
A step sideways and while still good enough to be worth a longer look, it is a strange hybrid new country (or is that Americana?) mood music. If you listen to new r&b, folks like the Weeknd, the sound here would be less Bristol in the 1990s, or George Jones any time, and more moody sounded deep sounds that sink your soul down.
Posted 16 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 16 Leonard Cohen’s “Popular Problems” Streaming On NPR
It is so great it is the greatness that you find in later period Nabakov, like “Transparent Things” -and it is the ululating completeness of something like a mid-period Nabakov like “The Vane Sisters”. I guess I mean it is eastern European in nature.
Posted 16 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 16 Head In The Clouds With U2
The only time the invasion of your privacy is important is when your privacy is most neccessary to you: so, yeah, nobody cares until they do and when they do care your lifes safeguards, your privacy and I am not even suggesting illegality at all here, is common knowledge. then you are screwed.
Posted 16 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 16 Dr. Who’s “Listen” Reviewed
What’s so cool about a middle aged, grumpy, Scottish Dr. Who? Not much is my claim, I am still going through withdrawal from the leaving of the only Doctor to ever go to Coachella. The Who who broke Who in the US. The only Who who matters. Matt Smith.
Posted 16 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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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.

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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.

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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.

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