Monday, September 22nd, 2014


Reviews

Monica Heldal Molds the Soul

Monica Heldal Molds the Soul

On her American debut album, Boy From The North, Norweigan Grammy Award recipient Monica Heldal exercises your heart muscles with smooth vocals and warming guitar. Part Americana, part Bluegrass, part Irish Folk – Heldal’s acclaimed debut album, Boy From The North, spent 21 weeks on the Top 40 albums chart in Norway and is the culmination of Heldal’s many musical influences that allows... [Read more]


“The Endless River” To Be Released in November

“The Endless River” To Be Released in November

Details about The Endless River, the new Pink Floyd album from David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, were revealed today as the album artwork appeared on buildings in ten International cities, including New York and Los Angeles.  The album will be released on Columbia Records on Monday, November 10, 2014 and is produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson. David... [Read more]


Miles Davis & John Coltrane “All Of You: The Last Tour”

Miles Davis & John Coltrane “All Of You: The Last Tour”

The recordings comprise radio broadcast and private recordings which have previously been available in a patchy and piecemeal fashion, this is the first time that a substantial body of the material recorded during the tour has been brought together in one collection, providing listeners with a coherent appreciation of the extraordinary creative alchemy that the two front men delivered on a nightly,... [Read more]


RAM Records Drum & Bass USA Volume 2

RAM Records Drum & Bass USA Volume 2

One of the longest standing independent labels to emerge from the UK rave explosion in the early 90s, RAM Records, has grown to become the leading DnB imprint in the world. To celebrate 20+ years of musical success, the internationally acclaimed label has curated an all-new, 3-part compilation series to be released exclusively in the U.S. this summer- RAM Drum & Bass USA. Following the release... [Read more]


Chuck Inglish shows kids how to be cool

Chuck Inglish shows kids how to be cool

Chuck Inglish, co-founder of The Cool Kids and one of Esquire’s “15 Bands to Watch,” has released his highly anticipated and widely praised debut LP Convertibles today via Federal Prism/Sounds Like Fun. The 13-track album was recorded at Truth Studios in Los Angeles and co-produced by Inglish and Incubus’ Mike Einziger (Avicii, Frank Ocean). Convertibles features collaborations with Mac... [Read more]


Light Las Vegas Lifts Up EDM Spirit

Light Las Vegas Lifts Up EDM Spirit

The New EDM Club Scene at the Heart of the Poker and Casino Capital   Las Vegas has always been known as the casino and poker capital of the US, if not the world. But now it’s becoming a new venue for a much-talked about and continuously growing community that is the Electronic Dance Music scene. This September, poker aficionados will be treated to a big wave of EDM artists that have made... [Read more]


KISS Makes a ‘Monster’ New Album

KISS Makes a ‘Monster’ New Album

“Monster” is the 20th studio album by KISS. (Universal Music Group) KISS is one of those bands you either love or hate. There’s no middle ground when it comes to them and, to be honest, that’s the way they like it. Some of their albums over the years have been loved (Destroyer, Love Gun, Creatures of the Night) or despised (Music from “The Elder,” Hot in the Shade, Carnival... [Read more]


In Praise of the Opening Act: Cheap Trick Captivates New Jersey

In Praise of the Opening Act: Cheap Trick Captivates New Jersey

Cheap Trick pose with the Classic Album Award at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour at the Roundhouse on November 10, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Full disclosure: I’ve seen Cheap Trick in concert 10 times in the last decade, and nine of those performances were in different ZIP codes. Why? Because they’re one of the best live acts out there. For a band that... [Read more]


The 64th Street Shuffle: 10cc Returns to NYC

The 64th Street Shuffle: 10cc Returns to NYC

It was a good Friday the 13th for 10cc. Absent from the American live scene since the late ’70s, the British pop-art band played its first New York date in 35 years at the Concert Hall this past July. With a 40-year career and 30 million albums sold worldwide, the current 10cc lineup, led by co-founder Graham Gouldman, has been together for a decade and recently toured Australia, Japan and Europe,... [Read more]


Long Island Screams for Iron Maiden

Long Island Screams for Iron Maiden

“Scream for me, Jones Beach!” is genius. That was the command Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson barked at key moments during  the band’s Wednesday (June 27) gig, baiting hardcore fans (is there any type at a Maiden show?) to return the favor and also give love to their hometown, or in this case, the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach itself. With the Maiden England world tour kicking... [Read more]


L’Arc~En~Ciel Take The Garden by Storm

L’Arc~En~Ciel Take The Garden by Storm

A few years ago I went to the MTV Video Music Awards in Japan, and noticed something interesting. Whenever categories came up where American artists went against Japanese artists, nine out of ten times, the American would win, and not even be in attendance to accept the award. It seemed so unfair to compare American artists to their Japanese counterpart when you think about how many American bands... [Read more]


Musicians with a Double Life

Musicians with a Double Life

We live in an age where having a double life is the greatest things since bread came sliced. People love watching Bruce Wayne rid Gotham of crime at night as Batman, Peter Parker swing between skyscrapers as Spiderman, and Clark Kent fly through Metropolis as Superman, so when I heard that the band Fleming consisted of two doctors and a suit, my music journalist senses started tingling. Guitarist... [Read more]