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By Larry Jaffee Sometimes when the leader of a band decides to go solo it’s a permanent move (e.g., Sting and Morrissey). And other times, the excursion is meant to be just a break, as was the case for Jakob … Continue reading

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Here’s a Waits tribute for those who can hear the hip-hop beats in his tunes, PremRock’s ‘Mark’s Wild Years’. Free download at: http://planetpremrock.bandcamp.com/album/marks-wild-years and some background on the project: http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/premrock-marks-wild-years

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By Larry Jaffee Okay, here’s the blasphemy. Despite its nearly universal rave reviews, I must say that Tempest is a very overrated Dylan album, marred by his harsh-sounding voice that just ruins the overall experience for me. I’ve always made … Continue reading

Live Review: John Kay & Steppenwolf, Theatre at Westbury (NY), Sept. 1, 2012

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  By Larry Jaffee It’s nearly a certainty that globally two Steppenwolf songs will be played every day on terrestrial radio or Internet-based stations or music sharing services. Yes, “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride” are late 1960s … Continue reading

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Although Spotify is a bonanza for music discovery from a fan perspective and optimum promotional way to expose albums, not all artists are sold on the concept, The Black Keys and Tom Waits among those musicians not wanting to cannibalize … Continue reading

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New Music Seminar (NMS) announces the first ever NMS New York Music Festival scheduled to take place in 17 venues throughout New York City and Brooklyn from June 17-20. NMS, along with their Partners- BMI, eMusic, Filter Magazine, Folk Alliance, … Continue reading

‘Hot Rocks’ Tribute Lineup Moves Like Jagger

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  By Larry Jaffee The Rolling Stones’ Hot Rocks 1964-1971 was the first record – a double gatefold album – I ever bought, back in 1972 when I was 14, unleashing an obsession with recorded music that remains more than … Continue reading

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By Larry Jaffee The new Welsh film Hunky Dory, which premiered last night in London, doesn’t exactly tackle unchartered cinematic territory. Didn’t Sidney Poitier back in 1967 in To Sir, With Love cover the idealistic high school teacher seeking to … Continue reading