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Bruce Springsteen Reconsidered

Springsteen

I have never been a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen. For one in all honesty, I didn’t discover him therefore to me, a blatant music snob, he didn’t exist. Secondly, I often found him to be hypocritical. Third, his early

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CBGBs Remembered Fondly

CBGB

As far as I know there are not any bar owners in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but that needs to change.  I nominate Hilly Kristal founder and owner of the famed CBGB.  His story is the stuff

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Believe in Beyonce

Beyonce

She once took second place on Ed McMahon’s  “Star Search.”  She had a miscarriage before giving birth to a beautiful baby girl.  She’s a one woman industry, married to one of the music’s businesses biggest power brokers and she possesses

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Vilar Center Bringing The Voices

Paula Cole

There is a moment in the film that documents Peter Gabriel’s 1994 Secret World concert tour when the tour de force of positive reinforcement songs, “Don’t Give Up,” starts and there is a silhouette of a women in intense focus. 

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Tom Genes’ Favorite Albums of 2013

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Though at times this summer , the album charts looked like a apge from 1976 as artist like David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Elton John and Mark Knopfler released respectable discs. However, most of them only stood out when compared to

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Best Colorado Music Of 2013

elephant revival

  I just goggled the term “best of 2013” and got a remarkable 15 billion responses yep- Billion including Whitney’s Best of Websites and the ENR Best Construction Grants of the Year! I think these exist because people like to

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Blitzen Trapper Delivers The Americana

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The origins of the musical genre known as Alternative Country is covered quite well in Greg Kot’s book “Wilco: Learning How To Die.” The book is more than a history of a band, it’s the tale of a movement.  An

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Arcade Fire’s State Of Music

Aracde fire

I was resolute. I needed to listen to it in its entirety before forming any opinion.  I shied away from internet reviews and even those of my musically inclined friends who immediately dissed the whole thing after viewing their appearance

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The Maddening Genius Of Lou Reed

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Lou Reed’s “Heroin’ was the first song that truly frightened me. I was fearful I might get addicted just from listening to the song. Conversely on the other side of the Reed’s musical walk was Lulu his collaboration with Metallica,

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A Classic Rock Primer To New Music

Joy Formidable

There is a scene in “The Big Chill” when the character Harold proclaims that there has been no good music released for years. He is clearly a classic rock holdover and refuses to allow any new music into his life.

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