65 posts categorized "MUSIC REVIEW"

Mar 30 2019
Not The End Of Steve: A Review Of Steve Grand At The Laurie Beechman Theatre In NYC Comments (0)

IMG_1988*Baby Grand (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I was an early champion of Steve Grand, back when his “All-American Boy” music video caused a sensation — and a lot of confusion as to who he was as an artist — and made him a lightning rod for adulation, criticism and thirst.

IMG_1823a*Steve rehearses into the void, the ghost of Disco Past his witness.

It hasn't been a boring six years.

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Feb 13 2019
ICONic Arms + Not-So-Straight ARROW + OUT'S Trans Cover + ESQUIRE's White Supremacy + Pits Ahoy + AMI's Broke + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: He's Da Man.

BELOW: Keep reading for Out's trans cover, Esquire's white-supremacy cover, a not-so-straight Arrow, hot pits and more ...

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Dec 05 2018
RUMOURS-Monger Comments (0)

Lindsey BuckinghamWe went our own way. (Image via Matthew Rettenmund)

Was thrilled to see my first Lindsey Buckingham concert — and to meet the guitar god — in NYC last night. Full review here.

After the jump, one of my favorites of his songs ...

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Oct 09 2018
The Library Is Open: Brian Falduto Previews Tracks From Forthcoming Debut Album STAGE TWO Comments (0)
IMG_9607*****_newFalduto is singin' the twos ...
Brian Falduto is best known as Billy aka Fancy Pants in the 2003 movie School of Rock. He came out as gay as a senior in college, but may have been the last to know, considering his character was famous for adoring Liza and uttering the words “You're tacky and I hate you,” lines he delivered so credibly he became known as the gay kid from School of Rock.
Having that mantle placed on you in the fifth grade can be daunting, and it would seem Falduto has dealt with the fallout via therapy, 51Y3Y2xOeQL._SX401_BO1 204 203 200_ and in song — he has spent time working on music since his sole movie appearance, releasing an EP and, soon, his debut album, Stage Two.
In a casual teaser of the album Monday night at NYC's the Cutting Room, Falduto sang tracks from the new album, including his current single “Rainy Day.” Warmly received by the crowd, he also touched on his EP, did some covers, had two opening acts and allowed two of his backing singers to perform works (look up Elizabeth Wyld, she was amazing). On the therapy tip, he did two readings from a book he says inspired his album, The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World by Alan Downs, Ph.D.

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Jul 21 2018
So I Went To See Taylor Swift ... Comments (0)

DSC08370_new(All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I'm not the biggest Taylor Swift fan of all time, you may be surprised to know, but I did go to see her Reputation Stadium Tour opening night at MetLife in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Jul 10 2018
Jim Stryker Force + The Failure Of The LGBTQ Movement? + Steve Grand's A-Grade + Casey Cott Licks KJ Apa + Trump Nominates SCOTUS Justice Who Thinks Presidents Can't Be Sued + Trump Sued + Madonna Isn't Skin-Deep + MORE! —12-PACK Comments (0)

Above: Antoni Porowski by Taylor Miller.

Below: Keep reading for vintage meat, a gay-rights error, KJ Apa licked, Madonna putting an accent on things deeper than pretty, plus much, much more ...

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Jun 23 2018
Intergenerational Lust & Love + Four-Legged Madonna + Teen Choice Goes Gay + Death Of A Gay-Rights Legend + Kathy Hearts Stormy + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

Above: Matthew Crawford makes a funny, then makes it wearable.

Below: Calvin Klein's love life comes to Broadway, Teen Choice goes gay, this bitch (okay, it's a boy) is Madonna, Madonna's bi love letter,  death of a gay-rights legend, Book of Love came to town, and more ...

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Feb 26 2018
Bananarama In NYC: I Wanted Them Back — And They Came! Comments (0)

DSC06463_new(Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I had way too much fun watching Bananarama's final North American gig on their Original Line Up Tour this weekend! Check out a full review here.

Video after the jump ...

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