Another week down and we’re finally at the weekend. My theme this week is one of old and new; old artists, new artists, old artist with new bands, everything. Despite being young and always looking to the future I still occasionally like to look back and see what produced the roots to today’s music. So whether you’re like me, and part of “Generation Y” or from the “Greatest Generation” take time this week to appreciate some of music’s greats as well as some of its future stars.
SHOWS FOR THE WEEKEND:
Saturday May 8th:
Who doesn’t love some good old fashioned Finnish, alternative rock, love metal? I know I love it, and HIM may be the best at it which is why you need to be at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday. The band, along with “special guests” will be in New York this weekend for the tail end of their U.S. tour. So start your weekend off the right way, with a twenty foot high, pyrotechnic stuffed heartagram.
Sunday May 9th:
If you’re not a big fan of Finland, or just like some good food and uplifting music then head on down to New Jersey’s miniature Sin City. The doors of The House of Blues in Atlantic City will open at 11:00 a.m. for a Gospel Brunch. Even if you’re not the religious type that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a tasty brunch buffet. Now if you are religious, you might just want to come down to repent for the time you spent the night before in the town’s Red Light District.
MUSIC FOR THE WEEK
B.O.B. featuring Hayley Williams – “Airplanes”
B.O.B. aka Bobby Ray, a rapper out of Atlanta, Georgia may be from the south, but he is hardly cut from the same cloth as fellow southern rapper, Gucci Mane. “Airplanes” is a perfect example as the chorus is sung by Hayley Williams, best known as the lead singer of Paramore. It’s hard to call “Airplanes” a traditional rap song with such a light chorus and smooth rapping; this is a good thing though. With artists such as Drake and Wale also emerging on the rap scene, the future of the genre seems brighter than ever.
Ke$ha – “Your Love Is My Drug”
I’m going to be honest here, I’m officially sick of Ke$ha, and “Tik-Tok” should probably been banned from the radio at this point. With that being said, “Your Love Is My Dug” is my favorite song from her and I’m glad it’s starting to get some radio plays. It’s poppy and upbeat with a pretty obvious message, but at least it’s not Lady GaGa. If you like Ke$ha then you’ll definitely love this song, and now that summer is right around the corner this is a great beach song.
The Dead Weather – “Die By The Drop”
Hey! It’s Jack White and he’s not playing with The White Stripes or The Raconteurs, what the hell is going on here? What’s going on here is a perfect marriage of members from The Raconteurs, Queens of the Stone Age, The Kills, and The Greenhournes. The assorted members of the newly formed alt-rock band make up exactly what the genre should be; dark and different lyrics with amazing instrumentals mixed in between. So if it’s a rainy day and you need a good song to fit the mood, “Die By The Drop” is just what you’re looking for.
Iggy and The Stooges – Raw Power (Legacy and Deluxe Edition)
I’ve only got one album to suggest this week, but honestly it’s all you’re going to want to listen to anyway. Raw Power, originally released 37 years ago has undergone many incarnations and remixes by both Iggy himself and David Bowie. This edition features the remastered Bowie version, added songs, and a full DVD documentary. Anyone who is into the punk culture of today, yesterday, or anytime this package is a must have. Buying this edition is the only way to get these awesome extras, so buy it and enjoy your week. Get it now on !