Reviews

Omarion: O

B2K was pretty whack if you are an adult urban fan.That’s just the way it is. If you’re a preteen or a teen or were so when the shit was hot you might disagree but whatever, the shit was whack to these ears bec...
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Entombed @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Tours come and tours go. Great shows last forever in the memories of those lucky enough to have seen them. Entombed, among the forefathers of the original Swedish death metal sound, met with Crowbar, the kin...

Ani DiFranco: Knuckle Down

This is a different ADF record because home girl finally lets someone else in on the production side of the album and it shows. Fellow musician Joe Henry comes through and earns his keep by shifting things arou...

Miles Davis: Tribute to Jack Johnson

There’s something in the swagger of Miles Davis’ playing on these recordings that reminds me of a boxer walking down the aisle. There’s the limit of the people crowded all around the runway, the chaos of that m...
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Thursday @ Starland Balllroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—I juggled my vacation plans in order to catch both post-Christmas Thursday shows at the Starland Ballroom because I knew that this would be the last time the beloved New Brunswick band would be p...
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Emok @ Knitting Factory NYC

What first caught my eye about the ground-level room of the Knitting Factory was the floor. At some point between the smoking ban and now, it has been replaced and it was so clean yuppies in expensive driving c...

Gibby Haynes: Gibby Haynes and His Problem

Warm summer, top down, driving off to nowhere low-edge rock music with all the outlandish and absurd lyrics you would expect from the former Butthole Surfers frontman's solo debut. Stripped down production, lig...
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Udet @ Lit Lounge

Udet, a garage rock trio, connected with localbandsnyc.com, performed a short, sweet 27-minute set in the ancient and atmospheric sub-basement of the Lit Lounge to introduce their second CD album, "Runaway Trai...

Mark Lanegan: Bubblegum

The former Screaming Trees vocalist returns with his fourth solo offering, presenting a deceptively-titled and complex group of songs with guest appearances from P.J. Harvey, Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme (of Que...
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