Author Archives: Christopher Burns

CGBG Festival Hosts Stabbing Attack

  The CGBG festival in New York City featured a stabbing attack…. An attack on a band during a performance.

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Suzie Cracks the Whip by Blues Traveler

Pure nostalgia is the name of the game for Blue’s Travelers latest release, Suzie Cracks the Whip. Though certainly not a critically interesting piece, Suzie sounds like a warm summer night in a Massachusetts town. If nothing else, it makes … Continue reading

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Kanye West and Pusha T Release New Single

Iconic rap figures Kanye West and Pusha T have released a new single via West’s website kanyewest.com. It was first performed last night on The BET Awards, and surfaced for the first time this morning.

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Blues Traveler to Release 10th Studio Album

Blues Traveler released their newest album, Suzie Cracks the Whip, June 26th in honor of the bands 25th anniversary. It would be hard to forget Blue’s Travelers not-quite-one-hit-wonder status of the 1990s. During that time, though they lacked significant air … Continue reading

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Fiona Apple’s Idler Wheel

Minimalism is at the heart of Fiona Apple’s newest release, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Slight piano and perfectly pitched backing percussion. … Continue reading

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5 Love Songs You’ve Never Heard

Everyone knows a song that makes complete sense. Everyone knows a song that makes them feel like they did 20 years ago. But everyone has a song about love. That song is something people keep close to their hearts for … Continue reading

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Yoko Ono and Sonic Youth Team Up For a Cause

  Yoko Ono is teaming up with Sonic Youth members Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore to release a benefit single supporting relief work in Japan still affected by the Tsunami in 2011.

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Camper Van Beethoven to Release New Album

In 2011, Camper Van Beethoven lead man Jonathon Segel announced that the band was beginning work on a followup to its most recent album New Roman Times. A music blogger ponders: What ever happened to it?

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Through the Looking Glass: Artists That Died Too Young

There are three things synonomous with Rock and Roll stardom: sex, drugs, and premature entry to the Great Gig in the Sky. Over the course of modern music history, early deaths have robbed the world of countless world changing pieces … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Mac Founder Bob Welch Dead at 65

Bob Welch, founding member of Fleetwood Mac, and a successful solo artist died Thursday, June 8th, the victim of an apparently self-inflicted gun shot wound. The artist had been experience long term health problems. He was 65.   Welch was … Continue reading

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