Preoccupations to Support Metz on North American Tour this Fall

Preoccupations to Support Metz on North American Tour this Fall
June 17, 2021
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By JOHN DALY

Preoccupations will support Metz on a North American tour this fall.  

The tour kicks off in Phoenix, Ariz., hits Los Angeles and San Francisco in November, and moves to the East Coast with December dates in Boston, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Tickets are on sale now.

Read more about Preoccupations here.

Preoccupations’ lastest studio release is the album New Material.

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Preoccupations North American Tour Dates:

11/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

11/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

11/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

11/22 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

11/23 – Seattle WA @ The Crocodile – Showroom

11/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore

11/26 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar & Stage

11/27 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room

11/29 – Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Park Theatre

11/30 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

12/2 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room @ Colectivo

12/3 – Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art

12/4 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club (Preoccupations Only)

12/6 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount

12/8 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

12/9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere: Hall

12/10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

12/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at the Fillmore

12/13 – Union Stage @ Washington, DC

12/14 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar

12/16 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

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Bardo Martinez of Chicano Batman Drops New Track + Video ‘Patterns Of Being’

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By JOHN DALY

Bardo Martinez, lead vocalist for Chicano Batman, will release his debut solo album Everywhere Reminds Me Of Space via his own label Yemayá Sol Records on July 23. Today, he releases the new single and accompanying video, “Patterns Of Being.”

The self-produced collection Everywhere Reminds Me Of Space which is comprised of 11 songs is beat-focused and throughout Bardo explores hip-hop influences.

“I walk the Earth in search of a place, ‘Everywhere Reminds Me Of Space,’” Bardo said. “This lyric from the song ‘Neon Light’ made its way to become the title of this sonic menagerie that took me years to transform into a coherent body of work. With this record I wanted to showcase the beats and spoken word cinematic vision quests along with some tunes I had stashed away in the vault.”

Today Bardo releases his synth-influenced single “Patterns Of Being,” a song of self-acceptance that finds him singing, “every time you lost your mind / You’ve always managed to remember those / Patterns of being that make you you.”

With “Patterns Of Being,” Bardo uses cool effects and experiments with background tracks that seem to be doing their own thing all the while coming together for a fun and upbeat track.

“A little casio keyboard, a maestro echoplex, and my monophonic synths were tracked all over the record in order to keep it together,” Bardo said. “Many artists delve into the ether with existential quandaries about life, love, and nature; I am no exception. Looking up and around is what keeps me sane; after all, it’s only gravity that keeps us grounded.”

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Hollywood Park and Live Nation Team on ‘The Performance Venue at Hollywood Park’

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By JOHN DALY

Hollywood Park has teamed with Live Nation to partner on a multi-year booking pact for a brand new 6,000-seat performance venue, called The Performance Venue at Hollywood Park.

The space is part of the Hollywood Park mixed-use project in Inglewood, Calif., which is being developed by Los Angeles Rams Owner-Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke, and will be adjacent to the new SoFi Stadium and American Airlines Plaza.

“The Performance Venue at Hollywood Park is a sophisticated, intimate venue that will host a wide range of world-class events, including celebrated musicians, immersive entertainment, and close-knit community gatherings,” said Christy Castillo Butcher, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park’s senior vice president, Programming and Booking. “Hollywood Park is a true sports and entertainment destination, and our partnership with Live Nation will help us further our goal to deliver extraordinary entertainment to Angelenos and visitors from across the globe.”

The theater will host a range of live entertainment including concerts and comedy events, award shows, eSport competitions, community events, conferences, and more. Live Nation will be the promoter for the theater.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be the promoters of this incredibly dynamic venue coming alive in Los Angeles,” said Rich Best, Live Nation’s Regional Head of Talent for California. “Alongside Hollywood Park, we plan to make this a must-visit live entertainment venue and we can’t wait to unveil what is in store for this unique space.”

The Performance Venue at Hollywood Park is a 227,000 square foot, three-story indoor venue situated under the same roof canopy as SoFi Stadium and American Airlines Plaza, and it is seamlessly blended in at the canopy’s southernmost corner. Equipped with its own three-bay loading dock, the theater can operate independently or in tandem with the stadium and plaza for larger events.

With three levels of seating – orchestra, plaza and balcony – the venue can be configured to house three different crowd capacities, creating an intimate setting for events at 3,400 and 4,400 or full capacity at 6,000 seats. Complete with a two-story Kaynemaile chandelier, the theater will feature six luxury boxes, a 1,200 square-foot premium back-of-house hospitality space, with adjacent dressing rooms, and a 3,500 square-foot private club with 140 premium seats.

The Performance Venue stage is built with artists, events and fans in mind. At 6,100 square-feet, the stage is an expansive area for artists and events to be creative, and every seat is close to the action on-stage, with the farthest seat in the house only 164 feet away from the stage.

The theater has a skydeck and rigging capacity of 200,000 pounds, which is a rarity for a venue of this size. Equipped with luxury finishes throughout the venue’s interior and exterior, the venue features both an interior and exterior balcony for guests to enjoy. The exterior portion of the balcony has sweeping views of the mountains to the east, American Airlines Plaza, Lake Park and parts of Hollywood Park. The exterior of the theater features a sloping glass façade that reaches 42 feet at its tallest point.

Recently announced Live Nation events at the Performance Venue at Hollywood Park include:
September 4, 2021 – Caifanes
September 11, 2021 – Los Angeles Azules *SOLD OUT*
September 23, 2021 – Black Pumas
September 24, 2021 – Los Angeles Azules
September 25, 2021 – Devo (one of only two headlining shows this year)
October 6, 2021 – Trippie Redd
October 29, 2021 – Alejandro Sanz
December 3, 2021 – Christian Nodal
March 9, 2022 – Marina and the Diamonds
March 12, 2022 – Louis Tomlinson *SOLD OUT*
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Review: Sleater-Kinney Return to Riot Grrrl Roots with New Album ‘Path of Wellness’

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By AVA LIVERSIDGE

90’s indie-rock outfit Sleater-Kinney are back for their tenth record, Path of Wellness, but this time as a duo with ambition to return to their sonic roots.

After seminal drummer Janet Weiss left the group, remaining artists Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker knew onlookers were expecting a change. And down to the record title, Path of Wellness thrusts Sleater-Kinney back, past the sound of their most recent projects, to their musical heyday. In embracing this nostalgic sound, Sleater-Kinney are able to reckon with last year’s plight head on.

As Brownstein and Tucker circle back, what the group has always excelled at illustrating is reconceptualized and made anew: Anger. 

During the acme of Riot Grrrl, in which SK were integral players, their anger was mostly directed towards the patriarchy and the likes, whereas now, while they do continue to hold that torch (see: “Complex Female Characters”), they seem more bewildered by the last year’s havoc. 

While some of this confrontation feels trite at points, seeing as Path of Wellness is following a six-month slew of records that all deal with the recent turmoil, art is situational. Speaking of situational, Weiss’s departure left the remaining two needing to prove themselves in the percussive department, which they did. High points include “Favorite Neighbor” and “High in the Grass” where the rolling drums are bombastic behind the two’s signature falsettos. SK are evidently starving for a return to analog. The vocal performances are still characteristically cartoony and alienized, but the instrumentals dominate with tact. 

The riffs are foremost and memorable — tracks like “Path of Wellness” and “Worry with You” have radio-worthy catchiness. Where SK strays from the indie rock mold they’ve constructed are in unexpected tinges of funk on Path of Wellness. The brief keyboard additions, breathy vocals, and groovy guitar riffs draw upon their more recent releases to, purportedly, add an experimental element to the mix. 

These synthetic mixes cast a shadow over the album, making more soulful or raw tracks sound similarly contrived. As Brownstein and Corrin remind us on “High in the Grass” to “Feast on the day / As it runs from you,” we are brought back to the loss central to this record. 

The live-in-the-moment mentality that adopts such pertinence in today’s world, because “We can’t imagine what we’ll lose” (“High in the Grass”), looms large over Path of Wellness, perhaps even over the compositional decisions. If SK are driven to reflect upon the moment, rife with sentimentality for the past and what’s gone by, why wouldn’t they have made a record that draws on their halcyon days and then pump it full of contemporary, synthesized breaks? 

Path of Wellness did what it set out to do. SK are now primed to venture in any musical direction they so please.

 


















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Barenaked Ladies Share ‘New Disaster’ Video off ‘Detour De Force’

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By JOHN DALY

Barenaked Ladies have released a comic-book style adventure with the new video for the track “New Disaster” off the band’s  upcoming album Detour de Force.

The band’s new album promises to be one of the most diverse records to date. Though there’s a sense of humor that permeates, many of the songs have a deeper philosophy that require more than a few listens.

Ed Robertson said the latest release off the album, “New Disaster,” represents the frustration he feels with the news today.

“It is about the distraction of modern politics coupled with the pressures of the 24-hour news cycle, which is so sensational, un-vetted and un-researched. It seemed like the Nostradamus predictions of new disaster were getting worse and worse, even after we recorded the song.”

BNL wasn’t dormant as the world shut down — evidence the group’s spirited “Selfie Cam Jam” series and Robertson’s weekly Friday livestreams online, both for charity, as well as a pair of virtual concerts. But the pause brought a fresh perspective to where the band wanted Detour de Force to go.

“The pandemic really affected the album in an interesting way,” said Jim Creeggan, who penned a pair of the Detour de Force songs. “I was getting calls from friends to do remote-based stuff, people asking each other to add something to those projects. So we started reaching out and bringing other things into what we were doing.”

“We’ve always liked that our band is very diverse in what we do,” Robertson said. “On this record I really enjoyed the exploration. This record is a journey. Taking off one song would tip it in a way we didn’t feel was representative of the record we made. We wanted everything that’s here to be part of the record.”


















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Review: Big Sur Delivers Dreamy Samba from Spain With New Single ‘133’

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June 10, 2021
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By AVA LIVERSIDGE

Spain-hailing duo Big Sur meld indie-folk with coastal ease on their debut single “133.”

Composed of Cristina Barceló and Neil Roma, the outfit was conceived in a small, Barcelona apartment when the two sought a conduit to transport themselves and those around them and, hopefully, stir some emotions in the process. The group’s repertoire is imbued with a characteristic fluidity, made possible by their alchemy of soft acoustics and subtle electronics.

In the context of California’s early Spanish history, “Big Sur” referred to the largely unexplored coastal region of the state known for its scenic beaches and untouched landscapes. It seems this indie-folk duo is trying to evoke that indicative coastal serenity — watery synths, rolling percussion, echoing vocals — while also calling upon the unchartered territory in their etymological DNA.

The single, “133”, is the first sign of the duo’s debut album to be released later this year and recorded at Crazy House Studio. Roma’s full, dreamy guitar floods the track atop electronic ambient noise, driving the mood. The message is straightforward and timely: to be present, to enjoy what you can. “133” fuses dream pop with folk acoustics for a mellow, infectious atmosphere.

Be on the lookout for Big Sur’s debut record later this year.

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Eight Music-Related Reasons to Move to California

Eight Music-Related Reasons to Move to California

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June 10, 2021
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By JOHN DALY

When people talk about California, they primarily discuss Silicon Valley, its robust economy, the large tech companies, and beaches. But, if you’re looking to become the next big performer or you love live music, moving to California is a wise choice. America’s entertainment capital has been a hot spot for aspiring musicians since the late 1800s when gold rush miners brought their guitars with them. So, whether you’re a professional singer or someone who enjoys music, the Golden State is always buzzing with activity and opportunities.

Here are eight reasons to pack your bags and head west as soon as possible:

1. California Gave Birth to Numerous Iconic Bands

Many famous bands, like the Beachboys and The Doors, got their start in California. These guys rocked the entertainment scene decades ago. You can only imagine the amount of musical history the Golden State possesses. Of course, there’s also Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns n’ Roses, Rage Against the Machine, and hundreds more to add to the list. So, what does this mean for you? Well, the point is: Don’t be afraid to take risks. If these bands were able to make it, there’s no reason you can’t. Who knows? You might end up with a legacy like theirs.

2. It Features the Most Music Festivals in the Country

As a music-lover, living in California means you have to stay vigilant. Why? It’s because there’s always a party, concert, or festival going on somewhere. You wouldn’t want to miss these jampacked moments. Every year, hundreds of musical events occur in the Golden State, topping even well-known musical destinations like Austin and New York. You have Coachella, Outside Lands, Lightning in a Bottle, and Nocturnal Wonderland, to name a few. Keep in mind that these aren’t your average concerts. They’re full-blown experiences with world-famous performers and incredible artists you can see up close.

3. Every Genre is Welcome in California

The region’s diverse population paves the way for a thriving music scene. You’ll always find people who enjoy a specific genre. Anything from pop, rock, or bluegrass to the more eclectic sounds of punk, hip-hop, or jazz — name it, and California’s got you covered. If you’re looking for great live performances in genres that are still developing or otherwise don’t have as large an audience yet, then this is the place for you! The Golden State welcomes all styles with open arms as long as they uphold high standards for quality musicianship and performance. This diversity means you’ll get to encounter people who share the same musical taste.

Fender guitars are still made in California – Courtesy Fender
4. The Weather is Great

California experiences almost 300 days of epic sunshine. Okay, so what does this have to do with music? Well, think about it. Not many people can perform in the rain, and crowds aren’t too fond of it either. If you want a place where performing outside is an option, then California is a paradise. The weather’s perfect for concerts, hence the year-round calendar of festivals. But beware of wildfires and earthquakes.

5. Hollywood is Here

Yes, Hollywood is known for its mark on the film industry. However, its popularity also attracts performers from all over the globe. Music videos, tours, and even music-based TV shows often originate in this magical neighborhood in LA. You can never get enough of the Hollywood sign and all the stories that surround it.

6. There Are Lots of Live Music Venues

It’s easy to get lost in the Hollywood hype, but have you ever thought about where musicians live and perform? If you’re looking for a place with venues on every corner, look no further than California! While it’s not as prominent as Austin when it comes to live music, you can still find plenty of unique venues (almost 500), from small clubs to full-blown amphitheaters. You might even get to see performances from promising rising talent who will go on to become the next big stars.

7. Modern Music Artists Live Here

It’s good to appreciate the old musical era, but it’s better to always look up to the future. California is home to some of the most popular and up-and-coming artists in the music industry. Familiar names like Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, and Jason Mraz reside there. This fact means you might even get a chance to meet some of your idols in person. In addition, you can find hipsters playing on rooftops, rappers performing on street corners, and indie bands rehearsing for their next big show.

8. Access to The Best Instruments

Fender Guitars got its start over 75 years ago in Fullerton, CA. Today, the company still manufactures some of the best guitars in the industry. Its product line-up includes electric, acoustic, and classical guitars, as well as bases, ukeleles, and amplifiers. For decades, Fender has been the go-to brand for musicians, both famous and aspiring. If you order a Fender, it’s likely to come from the company’s manufacturing facility in Corona.

To sum it up, the Golden State is a musical gem. If you’re planning to call it your home, hire a trustworthy California-based moving company. A professional mover can ensure the safety of your beloved musical instruments, whether you’re moving a bulky Steinway piano or need help custom-packing your collection of custom Fender guitars. You can entrust the heavy work of lifting and the tedious job of packing to them while focusing on more critical aspects of your transition. 


















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By AVA LIVERSIDGE

Fresh indie-electronic duo Slender Dan, composed of Heather Dickson and Patrick Ahern, are tackling the Seattle scene with their single “Pay With a Gift” and accompanying music video through KEXP public radio station. 

The single is the successor of their debut six-track EP, The Waking Life, released in March, whose kaleidoscopic visual component allowed the duo’s art to transcend sound. Dickson mentioned the EP as an exploration of a variety of instrospections including “the fear of an unlived life.” Slender Dan is certainly concerned with exploring all of life’s sublime underbelly.

It seems The Waking Life is a metamorphosis broken down into six stages in six tracks: life, death, individual man, pause, community, and transcendence. The EP is founded on the two opening tracks, “Cycle” and “Fatal Vision,”, which allude to both the beginning and end of life and range between droning repetition on “Cycle” and haunted, pulsing imagery on “Fatal Vision.” 

Now with these time barriers set up, Slender Dan begins to explore everything that happens in between, the plight of man alone and in relationship and, finally, man in a final, central destination on “Through the Door.” What doubles as a chronicle of the duo’s experiences on psilocybin, this trip-hop track finishes the EP with these ringing words: “It’s so simple /It’s ok now/ In the middle.” 

It is fitting that, after an escapade through life’s most pressing concerns, Slender Dan would end in the middle — a full cycle and you’re back where you started; Human existence is rife with dissatisfaction.

This brilliant culmination back in March set the stage for Slender Dan’s upcoming return with their debut single, “Pay With a Gift.” The eerie anatomical-oriented accompanying music video continues the outfit’s fixation on the phases of being as a living, breathing form. The track’s bass hauntingly mickmicks the rhythm of breath entering and exiting human lungs, made explicitly clear by the track’s video that explores the intersection of nature and human organs — life-giving entities. 

While the song is lyrically centered on the giving and depleting of human emotional resources, the sonics track a watery melody that lets life flood the synth-driven atmosphere. Slender Dan are a duo operating in an intentional sonic and stylistic niche and are prepared to breathe new life into the electronic, synth-wave landscape.

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Lou Barlow Creatively Captures Collective Yearning with Solo Album ‘Reason to Live’

Lou Barlow Creatively Captures Collective Yearning with Solo Album ‘Reason to Live’

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June 5, 2021
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By AVA LIVERSIDGE

Lou Barlow has ceded us a deep sense of comfort amid the tender reckoning of the middle age in his latest record Reason to Live, a confessional title in and of itself.

This mostly acoustic record is Barlow’s first solo project in a few years and is throbbing with life’s fallibility. Much of Barlow’s legacy is in making prolific songwriting accessible and surmountable by any pedestrian with a struggle. And Barlow certainly practices what he preaches and has proliferated generations of brash, veracious music; Reason to Live (Joyful Noise, May 28, 2021) is no exception.

This is, in many ways, a gilded project: A golden acoustic cohesion that reveals not a decrepit songwriter trying to repeat the past, but a nascent bastion of vulnerability. This is the record of a lifetime musician not succumbing to repetition, but prevailing with progressive intimacy with their musicianship. From the record’s title track “In My Arms” and its family-portrait cover art, Barlow seems to be embracing domesticity and family life, a far cry from the grimy Dinosaur Jr. lifestyle, but there’s no trace of desire for anything greater on the album.

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He seems to revel in the simplicity and sweetness of puerile marvel, some of the songs are even reminiscent of childhood fairytales (see: speak of kings and queens and poison on “In My Arms”). Other tracks harken back to the honesty espoused by his grunge rocker peers – “All People Suck” seems to exemplify the potential for a softer, more introspective take on this agitation. Lou Barlow seems now to be seeking an answer to the problems he sees in his world, not just loudly pointing them out.

Barlow adopts this “homely” phase with pride. As reflected in the stripped-down, rootsy sonics, this record is proof that raw honesty need not be abrasive. The unoffronting acoustic layers allow for his sweet lull, lyrical or not, to maintain dominance.

All 17 tracks seem to fit into two compositional camps: Some embracing more tinny, swing elements imbued with sitting-around-a-campfire potential, as others adopt a more forlorn, fluid acoustics, forming sound-baths to harbor his yearnsome lyrics. Some draw on serious topics, such as the alcoholism discussed on “Tempted,” and some tracks are centered around a single pun (“You give me paws” on “Paws”), but each and every track coalesces into a succinct body of work marked by a nurturing of the spirit and the self.

The record presents a constant strain between the harshness of the outside world, something he would have previously basked in, and the solace Barlow can find in those near to him. Many monsters, and poisons, and ghosts are lurking just outside, but Barlow is clearly seeking to construct a sonic and lyrical cocoon.

Reason to Live is not shy of the tribulations that come with simply being alive and is not trying to craft a perfect world devoid of hardships; the record provides an alternative to Barlow’s harsher beginnings, one that recognizes the bad and embraces the wholesome instead. This is a brave new world for Barlow. May the truth continue to ooze.

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Entering the Los Angeles Rock Scene: What You Need To Know

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June 2, 2021
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By JOHN DALY

Do you have dreams of becoming a huge rock star? Is it more than just some far-off dream, rather it’s something you want to actively start working towards right now? Are you confident in your talent and have the drive to go after your dream? Have you recently made the move to, or were already located in Los Angeles with the hopes of taking advantage of the robust rock scene that exists in the city?

If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then you’re likely looking for a way to start on your music career journey and wondering which steps you need to take.

While there is no playbook written in stone that lays out all the steps you need to take to make it big in the LA rock scene, there are tips and advice that can help you to be a lot more successful in your endeavors. So, let’s take a look at what you need to know about entering the LA rock scene.

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Find the Ideal Rehearsal Space

Because you’re going to need to be practicing a lot, it’s wise to find rehearsal studio space as soon as possible. Rehearsing at home will certainly be helpful, but it simply won’t be enough if you’re trying to launch a full-blown music career. A professional studio space is able to offer a lot more necessary amenities and equipment than your home may have.

If you’re searching for a Los Angeles rehearsal studio, Pirate.com is well worth looking into. They make it possible for artists like you to head to a Los Angeles rehearsal studio 24/7 and take advantage of and make use of high-end equipment, space that accommodates up to six people (ideal for bands), spaces that are acoustically treated, and plenty of other features. You’ll get the full pro experience with the studio space.

It is so much more than just a professional space to practice and create music in; booking studio space helps to add an air of professionalism to your career goals. It makes it that much more tangible and can be quite motivational when you’re sitting in a dedicated studio space.

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Take the Time to Learn About the Local Rock Scene

Simply saying that LA has a lively rock scene isn’t enough; this is an opportunity for you to truly immerse yourself in it and learn from it.

Plenty of iconic musicians have hailed from LA and there are many music hot spots scattered throughout the city. These include places like the Black Rabbit Rose, which has attracted some of the top talent in the city, the Hotel Cafe that provides an intimate vibe and is known for pop-up performances from some of the biggest artists out there, and The Sunset Jam, which takes place on Mondays and is meant to give up-and-comers a chance to get in front of an audience; and plenty more.

One of the best ways to learn about where the hot spots are and which ones are worth checking out is to make friends with people in the city and who have a shared interest in music. Find out where they go and tag along to check it out.

Expect to Work Hard

Now just because LA has a robust rock scene it doesn’t mean you are guaranteed instant success. In fact, quite the opposite is true. It’s important you enter into the mix with the notion that it’s going to take a lot of hard work and time in order for you to build a name for yourself and realize success. For some artists, this can mean years and years of hard work before they start to see it pay off. You need to stay focused, motivated, and confident in your skills and talent.

Rock star drummer in LA – Courtesy

Take Up Any Opportunity to Perform Live

Once you start to get opportunities to play live at various venues, you want to be sure you say yes to everything. You never know who may be in the audience, what connections you may make, and there’s the fact you’ll be growing your sound, getting live experience, and having a chance to interact with people and get their feedback.

It’s also important you don’t wait for these opportunities to come and find you. Instead, you make them happen. Get out there and actively look for chances to play. Open mic nights aren’t uncommon and give newbies like you a chance to get up on the stage.

Look for Inspiration

The final tip is to make sure you also feed your creativity and that can be done by looking for inspiration. Inspiration can be found in all aspects of your life. It may just require you to get out of the house, explore different sights and sounds, and allow that creativity to hit you.

It’s a Journey that Can Have a Huge Payoff

If you’re looking to enter the rock scene in LA, these tips and advice can certainly help you on your way. 

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David Byrne and His Big Suit Hit the Big Screen Again in ‘Stop Making Sense’

David Byrne and His Big Suit Hit the Big Screen Again in ‘Stop Making Sense’

David Byrne and His Big Suit Hit the Big Screen Again in ‘Stop Making Sense’
June 2, 2021
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David Byrne with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth in ‘Stop Making Sense’ – Courtesy


















By DONNA BALANCIA

Stop Making Sense, the famous concert documentary starring the Talking Heads, will be screened as the opener of the Sounds of Summer film series at Exposition Park in Los Angeles on June 25.

Directed by Jonathan Demme, the classic film was shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983 and is considered one of the best documentary concert films of the day.

Sporting his “Big Suit,” Byrne held movie theatre audiences spellbound with eclectic dance moves and an unusual and riveting stage performance, accompanied by his full band including backup singers, drummer Chris Frantz and bassist Tina Weymouth.

David Byrne and Tina Weymouth in Stop Making Sense – Courtesy

Frantz and Weymouth will give a virtual introduction to the in person screening, which is presented by WUTI & Crush Palace.

Stop Making Sense at Exposition Park (South Lawn, 500 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037) is a chance to see the film in person again, or for the first time, on the big screen. 

Fifteen percent of the ticket sales and concession profits will be donated to My Friend’s Place, a non-profit that has been assisting youths experiencing homelessness to build self-sufficient lives. 

For more information go to http://wuti-soundsofsummer.com/


















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Concert Guy Picks: At Long Last, Concerts and Festivals Return To Southern California

Concert Guy Picks: At Long Last, Concerts and Festivals Return To Southern California

Concert Guy Picks: At Long Last, Concerts and Festivals Return To Southern California
May 29, 2021
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The Marias and their light jazzy Lat-Am sound have crossover appeal – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia


















By THE CONCERT GUY

Concerts and festivals are back and, as I expected, a lot of great shows and events have been announced ranging from Jane’s Addiction and Cage The Elephant at BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach, to The Marias and Father John Misty at The Ford Theatre.

Beach Life Festival (Redondo Beach):  The official Line-up has been announced.  My guesses last week were mostly correct.  Instead of Perry Ferrell solo, were getting all of Jane’s Addiction; Instead of Colin Hay solo, we’re getting all of Men At Work; and in addition to Ziggy, we’re getting Stephen Marley.  Friday September 10 Jane’s Addiction’s co-headliner is Cage the Elephant along with The Revivalists and Silversun Pickup and a blurred name of a band probably contractually obligated to remain anonymous due to a competing festival (Probably Outside Lands in August).  Saturday, September 11 Counting Crows tops the marquee, joined by bands like The Wallflowers, The English Beat and The Aquadolls. Sunday, September 12 The Marleys are joined by Gary Clark Jr., Thievery Corporation, G Love, etc.

  • The Coach House (San Juan Capistrano): Jack White’s Third Man record label produces Pokey LaFarge.  If that means nothing to you, skip his Sunday, June 20 performance because you probably won’t appreciate it.  And Florence LaRue is the only original member of The Fifth Dimension, but on Sunday, August 29 you can hear her bring one of the most impressive catalogs of 60s pop music to The Coach House.
  • Five Points (Irvine): Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams and the rest are at Five Points on Saturday, October 16.
  • The Ford Theatre (Los Angeles): The new season has been announced with some Free shows for frontline workers, including The Marias and Father John Misty. But Friday, September 3 is the return of the great Patti Smith with her son Jackson and her longtime bass player Tony Shanahan.  Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18 you get two more chances to see Faux Flamenco Metalheads Rodrigo Y Gabriela.
  • The Forum (Los Angeles):  I had the chance to see Billie Eilish a couple years ago right before she blew up.  It was a decent festival set.  But now that she’s turned into a pop phenomenon, I’ll pass on her arena shows.  But if you have kids that want to drag you out to a concert next year, you could do a lot worse.  She’ll have 3 nights at The Forum (Wednesday April 6, Friday April 8 and Saturday April 9, 2022).
  • The Glass House (Pomona): Two great shows were added this week. Dr Strange Records is celebrating 30 years on Friday, October 22 with headlinerVoodoo Glow Skulls, joined by D.I., D.F.L., Left Alone, Thee Azmatics andLos Kung Fu Monkeys.  And two of my favorite bands Together Pangea and The Paranoyds are joined by Sad Park, Reckling and Death Lens on Saturday, November 20 with proceeds going to the Border Angels Foundation.
  • The Greek (Los Angeles): On Saturday, September 11 you can catch Prince’s buddy Morris Day & The Time, along with Cameo, The S.O.S. Band, The Bar Kays, The original Lakeside, Club Nouveau and Yarborough & Peoples.  And on Saturday, September 18 is the legendary Smokey Robinson (my son named it his favorite concert that we saw together- over Van Halen, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Foo Fighters, etc.).  As a side note, I know there are fans of Greta Van Fleet and Future Islands out there, but I’m not one of them.  If you’re interested check out the Greek website: https://www.lagreektheatre.com/

St. Vincent – Photo © Donna Balancia

  • The Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles):  In 2012 I saw St. Vincent with David and she blew me away.  She’ll be joined by Spoon and Mareba here on Friday, September 24Why spend your time watching those other Grateful Dead cover bands when you can see the official one (Dead & Company) on Saturday, October 30.
  • Pacific Amphitheater (Santa Ana):  This calendar wouldn’t exist if not for the band X.  They’re playing with longtime friends Los Lobos and The Blasters on Sunday, August 1.  You might say this will be my 51st X show, but I consider it show the 1st show of my next 50.
  • Pala Casino (Pala):  Since The Ohio Players dates back to 1959, they have had several changes in their lineup, but a few from the “Classic Line-up” of the 70s are still with the band and will appear on Saturday, July 10 at Pala in Pala.
  • Pappy and Harriet’s (Pioneertown): Modest Mouse at Pioneertown on Friday, September 24?  Of course, they sold out instantly.  But as of the time I was putting this calendar together, Drive By Truckers on Saturday, February 12 were still available.
  • The Redwood Bar (Los Angeles): They’re almost back.  They have limited seating for The Blue Shadows, featuring Bill Bateman and John Bazz from The Blasters on Friday, June 4.  But unfortunately all other shows, including Speed of Light on Saturday, June 12 are still livestreaming on Twitch.
  • The Regent Theatre (Los Angeles):  If you’re not up to driving out to Pioneertown and Pappy’s, you can catch The Drive By Truckers on Friday, February 11 at The Regent.
  • Santa Barbara Bowl (Santa Barbara):  Get fooled again by seeing Roger Daltry solo on Friday, August 27 and hope that his voice is well rested after covid (the guy is 77 this year); On Friday, September 16 even if you’re not a John Legend fan, opener The War and Treaty is worth the price of admission; Another chance to see Lord Huron opened up on Tuesday, September 28.
  • Theatre at Ace Hotel (Los Angeles):  Modest Mouse will follow up their Pappy’s show at The Ace on Saturday, September 25.
  • The Tiki Bar (Costa Mesa):  The Mystic Braves are a cool get for the Tiki, playing their retro psychedelic sound on Thursday, August 5.
  • Zebulon (Los Angeles): Another fine band from The Stooges backyard,  The Detroit Cobras are back on Thursday, September 16.


















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NBA YoungBoy Alive and Well Despite Rumors Claiming He Died In Jail

NBA YoungBoy is incarcerated but is alive and well.

It’s always best to take social media reports on celebrities with a grain of salt. Point and case the vicious rumor that has been circulating that rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again was found dead in his cell. The rumor has been shut down by law enforcement, who confirmed that the Baton Rouge-based rapper is alive and well.

The rumor began making the rounds on May 19 and gained traction this week. It started getting shares on Facebook, and according to USA Today, it all began with a Facebook user who shared a screenshot that said: “The worlds biggest artist NBA YOUNGBOY who’s real name is Kentrell DeSeaun Gaulden was found dead in his cell earlier today.”

However, it has been confirmed by Greg Moroux, chief legal counsel at St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, that the rumor is absolutely false. Youngboy is still in lock-up at the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. He’s been there since April. He was arrested after a warrant was issued following his September detainment. At that time, he was arrested for possession of drugs and a stolen firearm. He was eventually charged with one count of illegal possession of firearms by a felon and possession of an unregistered weapon.

Youngboy has been keeping himself busy by getting in touch with his emotions. Throughout the last few weeks, he’s sent out a series of letters that he wrote from his jail cell. One of those was to his girlfriend, who is presently expecting his eighth child. He’s expected to drop a new song at midnight. The track will feature Rod Wave and is part of Kawhi Leonard’s upcoming music project.

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Matt Palmer – Do it all again

I’ve been so unlucky in love
I’ve given my heart to the wrong ones
Been so misguided
Thought I might never find it
Oh, oh

I tried picking on all the red flags in my mind
Wouldn’t let me relax, but on our first night
It was easier the first time

[Chorus:]
I’d do it all again, do it all again, do it all again
I was so
Love is in the end, love is in the end, love is in the end
Oh, be my lover

Rita Wilson – Boss of Me

There’s a feedback look going round in my head
I can’t make it stop, you say I’m going nowhere
You’d better come on back, don’t you step out of line
If you don’t want judge, you’re gonna be a headline
My inner native is beating on the jungle drums
My wrist is on the rhythm on the [?]
Something’s going through me like a million volts
Then it hit me in the heart just like a lightning bolt

[Chorus:]
You’re not the boss of me, I’m who I need to be
Got possibilities & I can finally breathe
You’re not the boss of me, no more apologies
You’re ancient history cuz now I’m free.

I got this now, what you gonna do?
I’m rolling like a gambler, I’ve got nothing to lose
No job, no man to hold me down
If I got something to say, I’m gonna say it right now

[Chorus:]
You’re not the boss of me, I’m who I need to be
Got possibilities & I can finally breathe
You’re not the boss of me, no more apologies
You’re ancient history cuz now I’m free.

No good we’re on the run
Answer to no one

You’re not the boss of me
You’re not the boss of me

[Chorus:]
You’re not the boss of me, I’m who I need to be
Got possibilities & I can finally breathe
You’re not the boss of me, no more apologies
You’re ancient history cuz now I’m free.

Rita Wilson – Trilogy (Trilogy II)

Cuz when she’s got a lead, take control
She’s caught you by the hand, and can’t let go
And there’s when it’s gonna make everything alright
She’s staying in the dark to give you light.

Oh, everybody’s got two sides, but I’ve got three
There’s always one that you don’t you don’t see

[Chorus:]
I shrink your glass when you’re sleeping
I shrink your worries when you’re dreaming
There’s a fire [?] she won’t show,
She’s the one you really oughta know
She’s a work of art that you don’t see
and she completes my trilogy

I wish I had a secret house
I’d move right in, lock the others out
I’d pick up a guitar and learn to play
Say all the things that I want to say.

Oh, everybody’s got two sides, but I’ve got three
There’s always one of us that you can’t see

[Chorus:]
I shrink your glass when you’re sleeping
I shrink your worries when you’re dreaming
There’s a fire side she won’t show,
She’s the one you really oughta know
She’s a work of art that you don’t see
and she completes my trilogy

Rita Wilson – We’re back

Knew this day would come
Dancing in the sun
Laughing in the streets
Singing in harmony
Now we’re holding hands
Who says we need plans?
We’re just living free

I’ll get things done when you’re here
When it does down, hesitate
That was then and this is now

[Chorus:]
We’re back, stronger than before
We’re back, never wanted you more
We’re back, let’s hit the floor
We’re back, we’re back, we’re back
Raise your glass, come together
Celebrate, never better
Turn it up, everyone,
We’re back, we’re back, we’re back.

Cruise in, flying high
Hands up, touch the sky
Closer than it seems, nothing is out of reach
Go all in, forget the rules
Change it up cuz this is new
No way we’d ever lose

I’ll get things done when you’re here
Jump on in, don’t hesitate
The moment is right here, right now.

[Chorus:] X2
We’re back, stronger than before
We’re back, never wanted you more
We’re back, let’s hit the floor
We’re back, we’re back, we’re back.
Raise your glass, come together
Celebrate, never better
Turn it up, everyone,
We’re back, we’re back, we’re back.

Larry June – You Gotta

Ye yeah
You gotta know what you want
You gotta push that line
You gotta stand on your toes
You gotta be on the job
I keep stick for real, it’s 20 in it,
and it’s time
I don’t pop no pills, no signal white
I’m just a fresh ass n***a getting deal
N***a, don’t trip
I’m a boss, and I do boss shit
So, if you see a n***a in it,
Then you know it’s not real

Used to live in that
[??]

Bilderbuch – Bungalow Lyrics

[Songtext zu „Bungalow“]

(yeeaaaoohhh!)
(ok, ah, ah, ok)

[Strophe 1]
Mmh, du rufst mich an und fragst mich, wie’s mir geht
Ich ruf’ dich an und ich frag’ dich, wie’s dir geht
Du rufst mich an und du sagst, du kommst zu spät
Und dabei bist du schon viel zu spät
Es tut mir leid, wenn ich das alles nicht versteh’
Es tut dir leid, wenn ich nach Hause geh’
Dann rufst du an auf meinem Handy
Und da bist du wieder candy

[Refrain]
Komm vorbei in meinem Bungalow!
Ich hab’ Snacks für die Latenightshow
Mama kocht für alle
Mama kocht für mich und dich
Komm vorbei in meinem Bungalow!
By the rivers of cashflow
Wir trinken Schorle, trinken Soda
Komm vorbei mit deinem Škoda

„Mizzy, du bist heiß
Gib uns dein’ Scheiß (woohoo, ha)
Wo ist die Kick, Pille?
Gib mir die Kick, Pille!“

[Bridge]
Ah, ich brauch’ Power für mein’n Akku
Ah, hab’ keine Power in mein’n Akku

Ah, Baby, leih mir dein’n Lader
Komm, bitte leih mir dein’n Lader
Ah, ich brauch’ Power für mein’n Akku
Ah, Hab’ keine Power in mein’n Akku
Baby, leih mir dein’n Lader
Ich brauch’ mehr Strom

[Strophe 1]
Du rufst mich an und fragst mich, wie’s mir geht
Ich ruf’ dich an und ich frag’ dich, wie’s dir geht
Du rufst mich an und du sagst, du kommst zu spät
Und dabei bist du schon viel zu spät
Es tut mir leid, wenn ich das alles nicht versteh’
Es tut dir leid, wenn ich nach Hause geh’
Dann rufst du an auf meinem Handy
Und da bist du wieder candy

[Refrain]
Komm vorbei in meinem Bungalow!
Ich hab’ Snacks für die Latenightshow
Mama kocht für alle
Mama kocht für mich und dich
Komm vorbei in meinem Bungalow!
By the rivers of cashflow
Wir trinken Soda, trinken Soda
Komm vorbei mit deinem Škoda

Bilderbuch – Magic Life Lyrics

Die Wellen, die gehen hoch
Im Grand Success Resort
Ohne Stress, ja, ohne Stress

Füllen's auf den Prosecco
Füllen's auf
Can't you gimme more?
Wir leben Magic Life

Papa haut sein neues Auto

Gegen irgendeinen Baum (ok)
Füllen's auf den Prosecco
Füllen's auf (yeah, come on)

Wir Verbrecher (du du du du du du du du)
Gehen Hand in Hand
Wir leben Magic Life

Ufo – A Million Miles Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Seems I lost my direction
Was it all just in a word?
Thought I found that something's real
Now I'm lost, don't know where to go

[Verse 2]
Never knew a love song I could sing
All the words to make me right
But you see you mean everything…
Yes to me, I want you by my side

[Chorus]
If we turn a million miles away
Just a shoe string for a name
Oh, baby, baby, I'm a long way
Long way home

[Verse 3]
Can't do nothing 'bout the way it's been
And I'll see you's just a bad mistake

Or about things, they happen that way
I get lost, don't know where to go

[Chorus]
If we turn a million miles away
Just a shoe string in a name
Oh, baby, baby, I'm a long way
Long way home
[Guitar Solo]

[Chorus]
If we turn a million miles away
Just a shoe string for a name
Oh, baby, baby, I'm a long way
Long, long, long long way home

And if we turn a million miles away
Just a shoe string for a name
Baby, baby, baby, I'm a long way
A long, long, long long way home

Andrew Ripp – Rejoice Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Until I rise like the morning
Wake up in the arms of glory
To finally see the sun above the pouring rain
Until I fall into surrender's
Healing hands and remember
There's a river on the other side of pain
I'm gonna

[Chorus]
Rejoice
Rejoice
Lift it up in the highs and lows
There's a better day coming I know
Rejoice
Rejoice
I'm gonna sing either way it goes
There's a better day coming I know, I know
I know, I know

[Verse 2]
Until the boundary lines havе broken
The levee givеs and hearts spill open
To flood the land we fight over with endless love
Until forgiveness steals the blame
Of every heart soul mind and strength
Until we know there's nothing left to do but trust
Oh I'm gonna
[Chorus]
Rejoice
Rejoice
Lift it up in the highs and lows
There's a better day coming I know
Rejoice
Rejoice

I'm gonna sing either way it goes
There's a better day coming I know, I know
(There's a better day coming) I know, I know
(There's a better day coming) I know, I know

[Bridge]
Oh my soul send in the choir
Raise my song in the flood or the fire
Oh my soul send in the choir
Hope is ringing out higher and higher
Oh my soul send in the choir
Raise my song in the flood or the fire
Oh my soul send in the choir
Hope is ringing out higher and higher

[Chorus]
Rejoice
And again I say rejoice
Lift it up in the highs and lows
There's a better day coming I know
Rejoice
Rejoice
I'm gonna sing either way it goes
There's a better day coming I know, I know
(There's a better day coming)
(There's a better day coming) I know
(There's a better day coming) Oh
(There's a better day coming)
And again I say rejoice

Bilderbuch – Sneakers4free Lyrics

[Songtext zu „Sneakers4free“]

[Strophe 1]
Die Alten sagen: nichts im Leben ist for free
Ich will’s nicht glauben
Seh’ da drin kein’ Sinn
Ich bin so high wie nie
Tür’n aus Glas
Seh’n mich komm’n
Machen sich auf
Slideshow
Slideshow (Jaja)
Und da steht sie
Dieses sweete Thing
Die Verkäuferin
Ja, ja, die Verkäuferin

[Pre-Refrain]
Sie sagt:
Für dich ist alles gratis
Alles ist gratis
Ich fühl mich so gratis
Sie sagt:
Für dich ist alles gratis
Alles so gratis
Stell dir vor
Stell dir vor

[Refrain]
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free

[Strophe 2]
For free
Seit ich ein Kind bin
Seh’ ich das weiße Licht
So reich und shiny
Seit ich ein Kind bin
Spür’ ich den kalten Wind
Aus der Klima Klima Klima
Ich war immer, immer
Ein Junge mit Ideen
Ein Junge ohne Ziel

Ein Junge braucht
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Oh ja, mhm

[Gospel Break]

[Strophe 3]
Türen aus Glas
Seh’n mich komm’n
Machen sich auf
New York, New Yorker
New Yorke, ah, New Yorke, ah
Ja, alle Leute wollen
A jeder hat so gerne

[Refrain]
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free
Sneakers for free

[Outro]
Ich kann nicht warten auf die free drinks (Frinks!)
Doch ich warte auf die free drinks (Frinks!)
Ich kann nicht leben ohne free drinks (Frinks!)
Oh free drinks, free drinks, Frinks (Frinks!)
(Once again)
Ich kann nicht leben ohne free drinks (Frinks!)
Ich warte auf die free drinks (Frinks!)
Ich kann nicht leben ohne free drinks (Frinks!)
Hol mich raus, free drink (Frinks!)
Hast du Angst mein Kind?
Keine Angst mein Kind, nein, nein

Ruthie Foster – Working Woman Lyrics

[Verse 1]
She’s overtime and underpaid
She’s kicking ass and taking names
She’s punching that clock, she’s climbing that ladder, she’s spinning those wheels
She can do your job ten times better and do it in heels

[Chorus]
So get your glass up for the working woman
When you got to get it done, call the working woman
Thank God for the working woman
This country’s run by the working woman

[Verse 2]
Don’t be fooled, she ain’t no pretty face
She rules this roost, she runs this place
From a mop and a broom to a corner office in a big ole desk
Everybody knows ain’t nobody knows like a woman how to clean a mess

[Chorus]
So get your glass up for the working woman
When you got to get it done, call the working woman
Thank God for the working woman

This country’s run by the working woman

[Bridge]
Mmm mmm mmm
Yeah, yeah yeah

[Verse 3]
Some stay at home with the kids all day
No vacation time, no minimum wage
She’s a nurse and a boss and a coach and a maid and a wife and a mother
If you paid her for half of what she does, you couldn’t afford her

[Outro]
So get your glass up for the working woman
When you got to get it done (Call the working woman)
Thank God for the working woman
This country’s run by the working woman
Said this world is run by the working woman
Get your glass up for the working woman
When you got to get it done, call the working woman
Thank God, thank God for the working woman
This country’s run by the working woman

Otis Clay – For The Good Times Lyrics

Don’t look so sad, I know it’s over
But life goes on and this world keeps on turning
Let’s just be glad we had this time to spend together
And then no need to watch the bridges that we’re burning

Lay your head on my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowin’ softly against my window

You don’t have to mean it
You can pretend and make believe
You love me one more time
For the good times, for the good times

I’ll get along and I’m sure you’ll find another
Baby, always remember, I’ll be here
I’m gonna wait right here, I’m gonna wait right here
If you should ever find me

And don’t say a word about tomorrow or forever
And ever and ever and ever and ever and ever

There’ll be time enough for [Incomprehensible] when you leave me
For the good time, for the good time

Lay your head on my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowin’ softly against my window

You don’t have to mean it
I know you don’t love me no more
But make believe, you love me one more time
For the good times, oh, baby, for the good times

Think about all the times we spent together, baby
For the good times
Make believer you love me one more time
For the good times

Let me hear you singin’ one time
For the good times
All those time we used to have [Incomprehensible] at the casino
For the good times, for the good times
For the good times

Teenage Head – Brand New Cadillac Lyrics

My baby drove up in a brand new cadillac
I said my baby drove up in a brand new cadillac
She said listen to me daddy
I ain't never comin back

Baby baby won't you hear my plea
Cmon sugar just hear my plea

She said balls to ya daddy
She ain't comin back to me
Baby baby won't you hear my plea
Cmon sugar just hear my plea

She said balls to ya daddy
She ain't comin back to me

A cadillac pulled up about ninety-five
I said a cadillac pulled up about ninety-five
I said get a grip baby
You won't take me out alive

My baby drove up in a brand new cadillac
I said jesus baby where did you get the cadillac
She said balls to ya daddy
I ain't never comin back
I ain't never comin back
I ain't never comin back
I ain't never comin back
I ain't never comin back

Andrew Ripp – Back To Brooklyn Lyrics

[Verse 1]
The screaming of a kettle sure sounds like the breaks on the subway
And the harder I try to get her off my mind the closer she stays
Watching snow covered pines as they slow down the time, all the minuets can feel like they're days
And the city at dusk, like the memories of us is a fire that's starting to fade
Sometimes I wonder

[Chorus]
Will I ever go back to Brooklyn
Will I ever get to say goodbyе
I know I could but I probably shouldn't
She told me I should give it timе
To let it all blow over
But, would it matter anyway?
If I ever go back to Brooklyn
It won't ever be the same
It won't ever be the same

[Verse 2]
The light under the crawl space buzzing like the sounds of Broadway
Finding black and white photos of us looking like we took them just yesterday
In the cracks of the boards, see the sun coming forth forth a promise that we'll be ok

But its hard to believe waking up from a dream to a future that's drifting away
Sometimes I wonder

[Chorus]
Will I ever go back to Brooklyn
Will I ever get to say goodbye
I know I could but I probably shouldn't
She told me I should give it time
To let it all blow over
But, would it matter anyway?
If I ever go back to Brooklyn
It won't ever be the same
[Bridge]
So many bridges on this map
But, no road that leads to what we had
So, tell me how…

[Chorus]
Will I ever go back to Brooklyn
Will I ever get to say goodbye? Goodbye…
She told me I should give it time
To let it all blow over
But, would it matter anyway?
If I ever go back to Brooklyn
It won't ever be the same
It won't ever be the same

Bilderbuch – Baba Lyrics

[Songtext zu „Baba“]

[Refrain]
He
He, Monika
Sag es einmal noch zart
Sag leise Baba
He
He, Monika
Wie früher, ah ah
Sag leise Baba

[Strophe 1]
Sie spaziert durch ihr Quartier
Durch den Strohhalm schlürft sie ihr Bier
Braucht kein Cash
Sie hat
Was richtig flasht
Ihr Brand
Ist Second Hand
Wie man es aus Milano, Paris kennt
Für sie ist heute spät
Halb zehn
Zeit zu gehn'

[Refrain]
He
He, Monika
Sag es einmal noch zart
Sag leise Baba
He
He, Monika
Wie früher, ah ah

Sag leise Baba
[Instrumental Break]

[Strophe 2]
Wir waren die Nächte ewig auf
Vom Kokai-Kokai-Coca Cola
Du, Ich und dein Motorola
Brrrr, Akku vorbei
Sie sagt, Sie hat zu viel geraucht
Und Ihr Buffalo Boot dämpft
Die letzte Memphis aus
Für sie ist heute spät
Kurz vor zehn
Zeit zu gehn'

[Interlude]

[Refrain]
He
He, Monika
Sag es einmal noch zart
Sag leise Baba
He
He, Monika
Wie früher, ah ah
Sag leise Baba
Yalla

[Outro]

Matt Palmer – Keep a Secret

Baby, (uh, uh) thought I locked my heart
And threw away the key
(Oh, no, no no)
But lately, (uh, uh) I’m fantasizing ‘bout
Your hands all over me
(Oh, no, no no)

You’ve got someone else
Cuz of course you would
But boy, one sip of you’d do my body good
If I had one chance
I just know I could work you like a profession
I got a question

[Chorus:]
Can you keep a secret?
You’re who I’ve been dreaming about at night
The one that I’m needing
Can you keep a secret?
Imagining your body close to mine
Is why my heart’s beating.

Triple time, I can’t deny
Something about you
Friends say get him off your mind
I don’t know how to
Triple time, I can’t deny
Something about you
Something about you

Spare me (uh, uh) all the details
Of your picture-perfect bond
(Oh, no, no no)
Unfairly, (uh, uh) that shit doesn’t change
How much you turn me on
(Oh, no, no no)

If this is wrong, I’m not gon’ be right
The way your body moves
Keeps me up at night.
Boy, I need a hit or some good advice
You could teach me a lesson,
I got a question

[Chorus:]
Can you keep a secret?
You’re who I’ve been dreaming about at night
The one that I’m needing
Can you keep a secret?
Imagining your body close to mine
Is why my heart’s beating.

Triple time, I can’t deny
Something about you
Friends say get him off your mind
I don’t know how to
Triple time, I can’t deny
Something about you
Something about you

If you would touch my body, yeah
You’d never wanna let it go
I’m living for your body, yeah
and I’d die to get you alone
If you would touch my body, yeah
You’d never wanna let it go, it go
When it go, when it go, oh, oh oh

[Chorus:]
Can you keep a secret?
You’re who I’ve been dreaming about at night
The one that I’m needing
Can you keep a secret?
Imagining your body close to mine
Is why my heart’s beating.

Matt Palmer – Allergic

I hate your lips and beautiful eyes
Cause they don’t blink when you tell me lies
About your need and space
When somebody’s picking my place
God forbid you tell me what’s wrong
You try to face your demons alone
It’s easier to forget that I was in here in your bed

My heart’s been broke before
But heats more with you
What I thought was real love
It wasn’t ever true

[Chorus:]
Cuz you’re the one I dreamt about
And wish I could erase
I thought I wanted somebody just like you
Now you’re the one I’m sick about
The pain’s still in my chest
I think I’m allergic to being lied to.