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Music Memoirs coming this Fall

As usual there are so many books and so little time.  Here are three books from female rock and roll pioneers that I hope to read this year. Patti Smith National Book book award winning “Just Kids” transports the reader to NYC in the late 60s and early 70s when Patti Smith and Robert Maplethorpe were […]

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Best albums of 2015…so far

As I was compiling my favorites from the past 6 months, I realized they all reminded me of different artists that I already loved.  I guess it was the familiar mixed in with the new that made these albums so fun and familiar and yet so varied/ Bob Dylan “Shadows In The Night” I’m even […]

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Get Out

I honestly can’t think of another band that broke up for ten years, made a new record that is as strong as many of their pre-breakup albums and is now garnering new fans both young and old based on their current album and tour.  I am, of course talking about Sleater-Kinney and their reunion tour […]

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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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What to expect in 2015

One of the reasons to love pop music is its unpredictability.  You might know of new releases and new concert tours but you never know which new release will meet those expectations (Taylor Swift) and which will end with a thud  (U2).  The good news is it’s the new year and both Taylor and U2 […]

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Best Reissues and Box Set 2014

If you haven’t been weighted down with Starbucks gift certificates, you’re probably swimming in Amazon Gift Certificates so with that in mind why not buy/re-purchase music you bought decades ago.  Here are ten of my favorite reissues and box sets released in 2014. Led Zeppelin I II, III, IV and House Of The Holy Bob […]

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Favorite singles 2014

Future Islands “Season (Waiting On You)”  It was their performance on Letterman that got my attention.  It was the song that kept my attention every time I heard it. Sharon Van Etten “Your Love Is Killing Me” – An amazingly powerful song that really cuts to the heart of her truly broken relationship, “Break my […]

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Platinum Albums

People are decrying the fact that in 2014 not one album has sold one million copies to be certified platinum and therefore the music industry is dead.  The fact is more music is accessible than ever before with just a click of a button.  Have you heard that Billy Idol and Cold War Kids have […]

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New Music Tuesday

If you love the ladies of Indie Rock today is like Christmas for you. First off is Annie Clark aka St. Vincent’s new album, Strange Mercy.  Here first single, Surgeon is a typical mix (for her, anyway) of dreamy vocals, synthesizers and disco beats that start and stop.  This song builds into a crescendo that […]

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