Monday, December 31, 2007

R.E.M. Name New Album

R.E.M, the elder statesmen of alt-rock, have finally decided on a name for their 14th studio LP.

It's going to be called Accelerate and you can pick it up in April.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Interview with Figurines

Danish band Figurines put out one of the best albums this year with When The Deer Wore Blue (Control Group).

Anchored by lush harmonies and dreamy psychedelic romps like "The Air We Breathe", the group had no trouble distinguishing themselves from the onslaught of foreign bands with a taste for all things Americana.

I chatted with the guys in a quiet (HA!) corner of Mercury Lounge post-soundcheck.

You can read it at

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Neimo @ Pianos - New York City

French band Neimo made a glam splash during CMJ.

They are currently taking a victory lap through the NYC music scene with several shows in the area.

Their music isn't the stuff of smokey jazz clubs and it won't conjure up a images of a peaceful stroll along the Seine either.

They play rock and roll with just enough of a strut and pout to separate themselves from the throngs of moody black-clad indie rockers.

NYC'ers have a few more chances to go "Oh la la" over the band:

December 15th - Luna Lounge - Brooklyn
December 19th - Pianos - NYC
December 22nd - The Annex - NYC
December 29th - Midway

Monday, December 10, 2007

Led Zeppelin - 2007 reunion

No, I didn't go. I'm holding out for a tour.

The show is over by now and reports are starting to trickle in from London. By tomorrow, I'm sure we'll be hit with a review from each and every ticketholder that attended so expect to get up early and start scrolling through 18,000 blog postings.

For now, here are the basics:

The band played a 16 song set:

'Good Times Bad Times'
'Ramble On'
'Black Dog'
'In My Time Of Dying'
'For Your Life'
'Trampled Under Foot'
'Nobody's Fault But Mine'
'No Quarter'
'Since I've Been Loving You'
'Dazed And Confused'
'Stairway To Heaven'
'The Song Remains The Same'
'Misty Mountain Hop'
'Whole Lotta Love'
'Rock And Roll

You can read the following on

- Song By Song Blog

- Review.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Neimo - Ticket Give Away!

French music sensation Neimo (one of my personal favorites from CMJ)are in town to spread a little holiday cheer - rock and roll style!

And, they're going to help me help you get your "Ho Ho Ho!" on by slipping us some tickets to one of their upcoming gigs.

I have 2 pairs of tickets to give away to their December 12th show at Pianos.

The first two people to email me at with "Give Me Neimo Tix!" or something more creative in the subject line will get a pair!

If you don't manage to snag these tickets, we want you to get out and catch one of their other shows.

There's a whole bunch so NO EXCUSES!

Neimo in NYC:

Dec 5th - Pianos
Dec 8th - Arlene's Grocery
Dec 12th - Pianos
Dec 15th - Luna Lounge
Dec 19th - Pianos
Dec 22nd - Tiswas at the Annex
Dec 29th - Midway

And, just to get you even more hot and bothered - you can download a free mp3 of their song "Echoing Pixels" here and also, check out some video goodness!

"Hot Girl"