Monthly Archives: January 2015

Katy Perry: The Awkward Years

Most of you know that Katy Perry has the headlining slot for the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.  Katy has put in her 10,000 hours to reach this point but before you see her multi-million dollar extravaganza on Sunday, let’s look back at Katy trying to find her true voice. Katy Perry (then known as Katy […]

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Localchella

  I now look forward to this announcement more than Coachella.  Since Coachella keeps artists captive for two weeks they gotta do what bands do and that’s to gig around towns.  Usually about two weeks after the big Coachella lineup announcement comes a Luke McGarry created poster announcing smaller shows in more intimate venues for a […]

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Songwriting Credits

Well it happened again as Sam Smith and his team of lawyers decided that his multi-million selling single “Stay With Me” bares a too close for comfort resemblance to Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”. Songwriting credit will now be shared with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. It happens.  I even wrote about it after Bruce […]

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New Music Tuesday

Once in a while, you open up your ears and hear new sounds and artists with unfamiliar names.  Bands from across the globe are releasing new music today in the hopes it might catch fire. Based on my initial listening experience, these five artists are all worth seeking out. Artist: Amason Album: Sky City Bio:  ‘Swedish supergroup,’ Amason are […]

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Sundance Film Festival Music Features

The Sundance Film Festival is running from now until February 1 and while those of us outside of Park City, Utah won’t get to see these films just yet, there are a number of music related films that are intriguing. KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK “Fans and those of the Nirvana generation will learn things […]

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Free Music Friday

When you think fun in the sun, the state of Alabama may not spring immediately to your mind.  The people organizing the Hang Out Festival at the Gulf Shore in Alabama think there is no finer place to be in Mid-May.  And who’s to question the music lineup.  It’s pretty impressive.  To entice you to […]

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NAMM

The National Association for Music Merchants (or NAMM) convention is coming this weekend. It’s like Comic Con for music nerds or the Consumer Electronic Show for gear heads. The great thing about this convention is that, people don’t crawl all the way across the world just to touch the hem of Bob Dylan’s garment. They go […]

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Joshua Tree

When you make a  pilgrimage to a pop culture destination, the possibility is fraught with disappointment.  I can just imagine those that finally make their long imagined journey to Hollywood to stand on the corner of Hollywood and Vine only to be met by tourists in cargo shorts and crocs and celebrity impersonators that demand money […]

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Bands Back From Hiatus

The list is long of bands that have reunited after a long hiatus.  Here are the ones off the top of my head (with researched dates) Steely Dan 1980 Gaucho -2000 Two Against Nature   Van Halen with David Lee Roth 1984 1984 – 2012 A Different Kind Of Truth   The Cars 1987 Door To […]

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MLK Day

Go see Selma.  Here’s a primer thanks to the Oscar nominated song of John Stephens (aka John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (aka Common). Here’s also a nice acceptance speech from the duo as well as presenter Prince at the Golden Globes. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about […]

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