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Rock is Dead. Seriously? Open your ears, man!

Commentary by Steve Baldwin So Gene Simmons of Kiss has declared rock and roll is dead. To be fair, he had a few good points. There will never be another Dylan or Beatles. The era of the rock and roll gods making millions from society’s youth alone is indeed dead. Also gone is the power […]

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Big Star: concert and film overview

Above, the concert prior to the premier of the movie Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me. A ton has been written about the film last week, so any attempt by me to regurgitate it seems pointless. Instead rent the film on itunes, if you are a fan it’ll tell you everything you ever wanted to […]

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The Rolling Stones celebrate their 50th anniversary

You know, if someone had told me 30 years ago that the Rolling Stones would still be touring today, I would’ve laughed at them. As the Rolling Stones launch their “50 and Counting” Tour, it’s worth noting that 2013 seems to have brought with it a clear shift in the cultural zeitgeist in which vintage […]

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Willie Wisely says “No more albums”

I have a busy week planned (with IPO NYC coming up any day now) and I get this news from Willie Wisely’s blog basically saying  that albums are “too hulking, too far between, too all consuming” and “the whole thing is too painfully putzy to be enjoyed any longer.” So he’ll be making singles and […]

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Scott Miller passes away

Sadly, Scott Miller passed away on April 15, 2013.  Scott Miller has released more than a dozen albums with his bands Game Theory and the Loud Family, and his music has been described as “a cross between Alex Chilton, James Joyce, and the Electric Prunes” (Stereo Review) and “smart, funny, and instantly memorable” (Rolling Stone). Miller was […]

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