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Sep 21 “Turn it Up”: I Tip My Hat To Lynyrd Skynyrd
Yes, I may be in Sabbatical but it doesn’t mean I have nothing to say. Gather round kids and let me tell you how it took a pretty intelligent girl 40 years to realize that Southern Rock ain’t so dang bad.
Posted 21 September 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Sep 21 Haim’s Body-Shaped New Vinyl For ‘My Song 5′
I give you this, they are young girls and cute, and this is why we get this new vinyl of their track ‘My Song 5’, shaped like Alana Haim’s derriere, with her legs and arms sticking out of the vinyl’s edges. Why? Did fans need this? I am certain they will sell out very fast
Posted 21 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 21 Taste Of South Lake Pasadena 2014, A Free Food & Music Festival
It’s Pasadena’s largest culinary celebration, a food festival with free music! 25 restaurants are participating with live cooking demos done by celebrity chefs from 11 am to 2 pm, while some LA and international indie bands are scheduled to play from 11 am to 3 pm… Not a bad way to have your Saturday brunch
Posted 21 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 21 Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases Week of September 22nd, 2014
John Mellencamp hasn’t been around for a long time and Jennifer Hudson is a true soul singer. It is a toss up between Leonard Cohen and Aphex twins, and I am gonna go with Aphex Twin because I am not anticipating Cohen, I’ve listened to it non stop all week.
Posted 21 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 21 Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks w-o 9-22-14
I had tickets to see No Doubt at Roseland years ago and blew it off to check out Nustrat Ali Khan, not a bad trade off, but it is one I don’t need to make Saturday at Central Park for the Global Citizen Festival where they headline along with the likes of Jay Z, Carrie Underwood, fun., The Roots and Tiesto
Posted 21 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 21 That Was The Week That Was: September 15th, 2014
Like everybody over a certain age who is obsessed with rock and roll, this was all about the Replacements who failed to disappoint with a career spanning 100 minute set of Mats song. Lorde was pretty damn good as well. Meanwhile, Cat Stevens forced us to pre buy his album or miss out on the presale code.
Posted 21 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 21 10 Songs: Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Imagine if Jefferson Starship were really, really Jefferson Airplane, and you will get close to this anthem. “This is for the wild ones, this is for the hearts that never quit” Viv sings, and recently signed to Republic Records, it has apparently paid off big – B+
Posted 21 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 20 The Replacements At Forest Hills Stadium, Friday, September 19th, 2014, Reviewed
I can’t even begin to express how much I admire four men, getting on stage and playing a high octane rock and roll set where everything was left for the audience. The spaces were ours to fill. Nobody does that. Nobody respects us enough to trust in our ability to not have our feelings manipulated.
Posted 20 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 20 Drive-By Truckers, South Side Ballroom, Dallas, Texas, Thursday, September 18th, 2014 Reviewed
Sometimes you come to bitter conclusions with lost loves. The 2014 version of the Drive-By Truckers can no longer compete with their own past either in the studio or on stage. They are almost trapped by their former greatness, because they can neither effectively replicate the band they were on Southern Rock Opera and Decoration Day.
Posted 20 September 2014 by Steve Crawford  Add comment
Sep 20 The Alexandra & The Starlight Band At “Acoustic Anarchy” October 9th At Cakeshop
They sound soulful, they look glam, they are eintensely talented and cool and they are “Acoustic Anarchy” -a night of acoustic versions of New York Dolls and Sex Pistols classics, I mean of course the very very wonderful Alexandra & The Starlight Band, headlining what should be a treat of an evening as part of the CBGB’s Festival.
Posted 20 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 20 Negativland About To Release ‘It’s All In Your Head’
So not only Negativeland has dared to mock our most sacred band (Bono is close to be the pope these days) but they have no respect for our most sacred institution, Disneyland? But wait there’s more, much more
Posted 20 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 20 An Urgent Call From Paul McCartney!
. ‘Listen, I need your help. All I want you to do is just log in on pledge.meatfreemondays.com and pledge your support to the idea of Meat Free Mondays.That’s all you need to do, I need your help. Please do it. We’ll send all these pledges to the politicians and then they’ll do something about it.’
Posted 20 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 20 Iranian Kids Get Happy
Suddenly, you couldn’t dance, couldn’t drink, the maniacs drained all life out of life. Or at least they certainly tried. Of course, much like Saudi, which is something in the nature of a 24 hour a day rave behind locked doors, nothing can stop people from living their lives.
Posted 20 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 20 ISIS Wants You
It is like following a band on twitter: the information comes through the same way, hip, jargoned, cool slash With a mix of hi tech hi jinx, Yankee armor, and a creative department who act like a specialty advertising agency, they spread the word in appealing coatings of dread and last gang of town
Posted 20 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 20 10 Songs: Saturday, September 9th, 2014
A strange conglom of trip hop inspired (but not trip hop beats), modern r&b and… Keane? It shouldn’t and it sure shouldn’t work this well, but the song is a crafty smart beauty, catchy as hell, and while the f bomb means it ain’t gonna break pop, it should do – A
Posted 20 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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Posts Tagged ‘Track Reviews 2012’

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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Listen Up: 12-30-12

1. Irreplaceable – Beyonce – “To the left, to the left…” . One of the woman’s best song is a bitter break up things. The words refer to the boxes where She wants Him to put the boxes he is filling with his belongings. Apparently, Beyonce has had enough of his two timing. For such a brittle parting it is a catchy singalong and an instant classic. At Roseland a coupla years ago it was performed by the audience. Which kinda sucks – Grade: A

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My Chemical Romance Conventional Weapons – “Number Three Single”, Reviewed

The third installment of My Chemical Romance’s Conventional Weapons consists of the tracks “The World is Ugly” and “The Light behind Your Eyes” and, while making sense in the grand scheme of the album, the songs make Number Three as a single fall a bit flat. Almost every album in the history of ever has at least one or two slow songs thrown into the middle of the album to create an element of diversity. The tracks on Number Threeappear to be MCR’s slow songs for Conventional Weapons. And, while the problem isn’t that the two slow songs were put on the same single, “The World is Ugly” and “The Light behind Your Eyes” just aren’t spectacular sad songs when paired.

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