Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It was another great year for comic con in NYC, cold with rumors of rain but never a drop in sight! This was the first year that NYCC decided to use a scanning system to allow you access into Javits and out of it. I admit I saw this a being a huge disaster, but was quickly proven wrong when the very long lines starting moving at a rapid rate! Go you NYCC... Then there is that moment, you've now been through two very long lines and have approached the main floor. You can see the banners overhead welcoming you to the madness, the sounds of the latest video games followed by cheers and jeers from fans. the massive amounts of thought,preparation and planning that goes into every booth never disappoints. now it's time to study your guide and RUN to the first panel that awaits. This year had SO many that I loved! everything from "The League" to "Adventure Time" even "Once upon a time" and can't forget Walking Dead & True Blood the panels are great because you get to see members of the cast talk about being on the show, clips of the latest season, Q&A! It's great! When I tell people I am going to Comic-con some still do not, and probably will not, ever understand the magnitude of all that is COMIC CON.... TV, MOVIES, VIDEO GAMES, TOYS... and so much more... yes, husband loves the fact that he can get his 5$ graphic novel fix, plus the hope that by sunday they will start to mark things down... but even he knows it's much more then that.. You look around at all these kids some not so much kids.. but all kids at heart.... dressed as the people that make them feel alive and powerful, Cos play is very real and taken very seriously while inside the walls of comic con... one universal phrase that I have heard i swear more then once at NYCC has been " here are all my people" and what a gathering it is. It's really a beautiful thing. true fans... not jaded assholes who generally hate everything but now that a celebrity is beside them they love it, NOT! this kids are FOR REAL! they live for the break down of every episode of even a HULK cartoon people are watching and people are listening and this convention continuously grows every year because of the feedback that producers get from the TRUE FANS. This year showed us a new cartoon CHOZEN, with voices by Bobby Moynihan, and Method Man first after seeing the first episode... um whoa... this show will be somewhere between Brickleberry and Archer if that paints a picture for you... Offensive, Yes.... but isn't that how we love our cartoons anymore. We also saw another glimpse of Star Wars Rebels: behind the scenes of the creation but still very tight lipped about any actual footage. The one thing that you can tell is that the attention to detail is being held under a microscope. if it doesn't match the star wars you grew up they are taking it back to the drawing board. Yes, this is a fun time and our favorite event of the year, But we also take it seriously because if you were not able to attend the event we are all eyes and ears for all of you to get the most info as soon as possible! thank you for allowing us the chance to keep doing this every year! we love our fans! -Jenny Joy

Thursday, August 1, 2013

"a" @ Maxwells Hoboken NJ Closing night 7/31/2013

Remembering JJ Cale

Check out this awesome concert filmed at the Paradise Studio in Los Angeles back in 1979 of JJ Cale jamming with Leon Russell and remember the greatness of the guitar legend we just lost.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Monks of Mellonwah review

The Monks  of Mellonwah have come pretty far. The Australian band won "Best Indie Rock Band" at the 2012 Artists in Music Awards in 2012 and they have toured some pretty big markets in  the US. One listen to their new EP, "Neurogenesis",  and its easy to hear what the buzz is about. The bands influences seem to range from classic rock, prog and radio friendly 90s alt rock. In less talented hands using those influences as reference points could be a disaster of overblown indulgence. But the Monks are all about taste and restraint. Thick rock riffs that don't bog down the songs, epic choruses that aren't cheesy. post grunge melodies without the posturing and deft musicianship without  self indulgent wanking, The Monks make it look easy and it's not. You can detect traces of the Silversun Pickups and Muse but it's only hints not a rip off. Call it confidence or maturity or whatever you want, but this is an EP from a very focused band.

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- Brad Filicky

Sunday, January 27, 2013

SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE: Zabriskie Point (1970)

Known by most educated rock fans for its outstanding Pink Floyd-helmed soundtrack, this classic cult film, described by IMDb as "an epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot)" is a must watch. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Moon Duo Premier New Single "Sleepwalker", Artwork and Tracklist for New LP Circles

Circles, the outstanding new LP from the ever-evolving Moon Duo is due out October 2nd on Sacred Bones Records. Check out the first single along with a little info about the record whilst you listen.

1. Sleepwalker
2. I Can See
3. Circles
4. I Been Gone
5. Sparks
6. Dance Pt. 3
7. Free Action
8. Trails
9. Rolling Out