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Jul 29 Be Here Now: Snap Shot Reviews of New Album Release 7-29-14
Eric Clapton And Friends – The Breeze (An Appreciation Of JJ Cale) After the dire Old Socks, this coulda have been a disaster, but it isn’t, what it does is place Cale out of the “Cocaine” one hit wonder category and into the basic blues canon with some of Clapton’s greatest acoustic warm glow performances since Ocean boulevard rising to the occasion – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A
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Jul 29 Cross my Heart and Hope to Die At Subliminal Projects, Saturday July 26th 2014
I still have to make a connection between what I saw and heard, but it was surely a high-concept project, as a lot of untold and unseen things seemed to be going on. Also, the fact that it was their first show ever, made the event even more interesting…
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Jul 29 Ted Nugent Concerts- Droppin’ Like Flys
An avid hunter, there is no way Nugent wouldn’t be on my most hated list. His twisted political views and obnoxious delivery just solidifies my hatred of the “Wango Tango” trash. It seems I am not alone in my lack of appreciation for the man.
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Jul 29 Musician Kasey Anderson Charged With Fraud After Fake Project Involving Springsteen & Lady Gaga
“I lied to myself and others, and believing those lies, I told myself consistently that whatever was going on with me … I could fix it on my own. I convinced myself that it was normal. I am a deeply flawed and mentally ill person who made some terrible choices, causing so much emotional and financial damage to others. But I believe I have much to offer my community.’
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Jul 29 Spider Bags “Frozen Letter” Reviewed
The first four (“Summer Of 69” a Golden Boys cover) everything you dreamt it would be, and the next four less focused, more inclined to art rock, less hard more spooky and as the last song “Eyes Of Death” ends the feedback comes in just like the beginning of the album, s if Spider bags have created a self contained world. And they have. Just not their best one.
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Jul 29 Ryan Adams At Newport Folk Festival, Friday, July25th, 2014, Reviewed
At Newport he seemed better able to move from one extreme to the other while maintaining a sort of benign self-regard. With such a huge back catalog, Adams can really pick and choose and at Newport he chose to be a classic rocker near his peak.
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Jul 29 Duran Duran Sues Fan Club
The charge is inaccurate accounting and failure to pay its royalties. See what happens here is a band hires a company to collect memberships and sell its merch. In the case of DD they were to get 75% of the profit but the til was a bit light. $40,000.00 light to be exacted
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Jul 29 Lorde: I Hate Old People And Wish They Would Die (Or Something Like That)
I’m still old and she still doesn’t care what I think . Which isn’t exactly the truth either, I don’t want to get “it depends what “is” is” on you, but you put two qualifiers in her comments. The first is “most” –clearly, in order to listen to 17 year olds MOST, she must listen to older people less than that, which is not not at all
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Jul 29 Direct Current Close Up Shop
I’ve also seen what’s happened to other music sites that I respect and read regularly, like Rolling Stone, Paste, Stereogum, etc. The mindless fawning over celebrity, the playing up of pseudo controversy and fake “news” for marketing and publicity purposes, the endless milking of informational and promotional teases, the pay-for-play business model of sponsored content…
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Jul 29 The Most Streamed songs On Spotify July 14th – July 20th, 2014
I guess it is the guy in me, the lover of lists, but I find stuff like Billboard charts and here the Spotify streaing list interesting though, really, what here couldn’t you figure from the Billboard’s singles charts. Iggy, Sam Smith, Ariana, Nico, maybe Sia is a little higher than I thought would be, and maybe “Break Free” broke free a little earlier on Spotify than Billboard but what other surprises?
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Jul 29 10 Songs: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
You And Your Smiling Face – Dennis Brown – This song should have, even if it didn’t break through for brown, been covered and broken through for some mainstream Claptonish rocker and made him if not as big as Marley, certainly second in command – A+
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Jul 28 Lael Neale At El Cid, Saturday, July 26th, 2014 Reviewed
It is just probably a question of time, Lael’s quiet music sure managed to captivate the audience and the chatting stopped as soon as she started playing, which is not an easy thing to accomplish in a bar, but her apparition on stage had something from an angel’s and this can shut up a lot of conversations.
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Jul 28 Chronixx And Junior Reid At Central Park Summerstage, Saturday, July 26th, 2014, Reviewed
Towards the end he covered the crown prince of reggae Dennis Brown and nailed it in the afternoon’s most triumphant moment. Despite his youth, he has a certain gravity about him, he is the real deal not a contender for Reggae and for testifying.
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Jul 28 The Best of The Kinks – Part II
The picture is Waterloo Station in the mid 1800 but by the time young ray wrote about it, it was an industrial quagmire, Number One? Crawford had this to say: “Waterloo Sunset,” 1967. The most beautiful song I will ever hear.
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Jul 28 Unlocking the Truth Teenage Wonder Kids
But when they’re young we can exploit the hell out of them so kudos to Penguin Press for offering the boys a book deal…what? The book is to be a chronicle of their “path to success”. What the hell, are you kidding me?
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Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 9-21-13

both sings and paints a masterpiece

1. When I Paint My Masterpiece Demo – Bob Dylan – If you have been raised on the Greatest Hits 2 version, it isn’t the solo on piano that flips you out, it is the bridge: “Sure wish I hadn’t had sold my old Vitrola, ain’t nothing like that good ol rock and roller” all that’s missing is the coca cola line – A+

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Hear Ye On Spotify : what rock nyc is listening to 9-20-13

kissy kissy

1. Loud Like Love – Placebo – Bowie for morons with darker hair and arty prescriptions at a minimum, this lead song is real catchy big time rock – B+

2. Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel – The thing about this classic rock ballad is you can play it just abut anyway you choose, and it  will still work – A

3.  Thursday – Pet Shop Boy – This was so good on stage ,I went back to it on record and it sounds much better, especially the tail of the chorus – A-

4. Campus – Vampire Weekend – I haven’t seen em in years and so despite a nosebleed seat, I am psyched for tonight – A-

5. Stay In Touch – David Bronson – This is one of the best slices of rock this year and considering where it comes, at the end of The Long Lost, in context it is even more thrilling – A

6. Nasty Boy – Notorious B.I. G. – It feels like a long way from Junior Mafia here – A-

7. Glad To be Gay – A great gay anthem in the 20th century, a little too downbeat for the 21st – A

8. Triplets – Danny Kaye – Solo, so you miss Judy and Gene, but still pretty great – A

9. Funky Ceilli – Black 47 – The first time I heard this, on a cassette they sold at their gigs, there was a difference coda with Larry inviting his guy friends over to sleep with MTV models with him! – A

10. Southern Pacific – The Del Lords – This Neil Young cover is a standard bearer for all future Neil Young covers –a powerhouse classic. I think Scott said they’d been covering it back in the 90s.

 

Hear Ye On Spotify: 9-19-13

Great return to form from Saint Motel

1. My Type – Saint Motel – A-

2. Digsy’s Finer –  Oasis – A

3. Woman’s World – C-

4. Salt In My WOunds – Shemakia Copeland – A-

5. Dream On – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – C+

6. Damaged – The Del Lords – A

7. La Festa Italiana – Matt Whipkey – A-

8. We Were Us – Keith Urban – B

9. Popscene – Blur – A+

10. Back To The Wind – Pat Todd And The Rankoutsiders – A-

Comment: Pat sounds like the Stones without the vocals, though his vocals have a nive edge, and Shemakia is a major blues singer and still in her 20s, Oasis are getting back together (maybe) and listening to Noel you can hear why. But the day belongs to Saint Motel, a band I’ve been expecting to break through for years now. Maybe they are too good, certainly this disco glam workout is worthy of just about any one. A great slice of modern disco.