Monthly Archives: October 2015

New Music Friday

Two projects from artists you know doing something slightly different than what you might expect. Matt Berninger is the lead singer of The National and is known for his dark lyrics. Brent Knopf is best known for being in the quirky, indie band Menomena.  Two seemingly different artists come together to form the duo El […]

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Get Out

If you’re in LA and you’re not at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend to see Danny Elfman well that’s about as sad as Jack Skellington trying to kidnap Santa Claus.  In other words, just go. To whet your appetite, here is Danny in 2013 performing Jack’s Lament. Less than a mile away A Nightmare Before Christmas […]

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Favorite Halloween Theme Music Videos that are not Thriller

No question, we all love Thriller but sometimes we need slightly different thrills to add to our Halloween enjoyment.  Here are a dozen videos that make my body start to shiver. Because no no mere mortal can resist; the evil of the thriller. Nine Inch Nails “Closer” Rotating hanging bodies, pig heads on a stick. Creepy factor […]

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2 for 2uesday

Only a year after their strong last album Everything Will Be Alright In The End, Weezer is back with “Thank God For Girls”.  You would think this might be a straight ahead love song but then you might forget that Rivers Cuomo wrote the song.  Here’s the opening stanza. The girl in the pastry shop […]

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Kids as your favorite rock stars

Halloween time.  Here are 10 of my favorite costumes from years past.    Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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New Music Friday

Superstars Carrie Underwood, Rod Stewart and Andres Bocelli all have new albums coming out but the indie darling that everyone’s excited about in certain circles is Joanna Newsom and her fourth album and first in 5 years being released. It’s called Divers and Pitchfork has already declared it as “Best New Music” giving it an […]

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Get Out

If you have yet to visit the Teragram Ballroom in DTLA, this may be the weekend to visit.   There’s all this talk this week about going Back To The Future but Yacht doesn’t care.  They thought the future would be cooler.  It is cooler, as they are playing tonight at Teragram.     Eagles […]

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Back To The Future Day

The most disturbing thing about Back To The Future 30 years later is that I relate more to Marty’s parents now than to Marty McFly.  In 1985, 1955 seemed like such an innocent time.  Now in 2015, 1985 seems like such an innocent time.  I guess it’s safe to assume when we hit 2045, 2015 […]

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2 For 2uesday

It must be Fall as two downbeat songs caught my attention this week. Elliot Moss “Best Light” Reminds me of an upbeat James Blake however his vocal style is so relaxed he sounds like he can use a nap.  This might have something to do with the lyrics. “I was tired and you were standing […]

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Mercury Prize Nominees 2015

Mercury Prize nominees were announced last week.  This year’s Mercury Prize shortlist includes seven debut albums and it celebrates artists from every stage of their careers”, says Simon Frith, Chair of Judges. The Mercury Prize promotes the best of UK and Irish music and the artists who produce it. I look forward to these nominations […]

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