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MUSIC REVIEW: Katy Perry Kissed a Girl and She Liked It!

In this day and age of MySpace, YouTube, and iPod commercials pimping the latest track it’s pretty rare to hear new music on the radio that I get too excited about…until three weeks ago when I was driving home from work and turned to Hot 99.5 with this kick ass song playing. It was “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry. The DJ introed it by saying we should be on the look out for Katy and that she got mad love from Madonna. I loved the song instantly and when I got home went online to hear more and sure enough not only was Madonna, Queen of pop music, endorsing her and singing Katy’s praises but the rest of her tracks were just as good.

“One of the Boys” features hits like “I Kiss a Girl” and “UR So Gay” both climbing the charts and making a splash online and over the airwaves. The album has a good mix of fun, defiant rock, pop and punk-tronic beats with splash of style due in part to Katy’s killer pipes and the other part from her love of vintage 40’s clothes. I believe what you wear can influence ever aspect of your life so the clothes definitely make this woman. “One of the Boys” is now available so check it out in all the usual online spots and definitely check out her website www.katyperry.com. She’s got a blog section with crazy video blogs that will keep you coming back for more. From her personal entries on the road to her crazy fans, you’ll be completely entertained. Katy’s currently performing with the Warped Tour through August so get up off your ass and grab some tickets!

Final Grade: A+

John, Paul, Tom & Ringo – The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder: John Lennon’s Last TV Interview, Plus: Paul McCartney & Wings, Ringo Starr and [huh?] Angie Dickinson!

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The day after John Lennon was killed outside his New York home, The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder aired his last televised interview, which had been aired five years previously, along with appearances by journalist Lisa Robinson and Lennon’s producer, Jack Douglas. Interviews with Paul and Linda McCartney and two other members of Wings, and Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, briefly touch on John and The Beatles. Plus, Angie Dickinson…

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Shine A Light: The IMAX Experience – The 60-Ft. Stones Rock The Joint!

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When Mick struts onstage, he resembles a Gerry [Thunderbirds] Anderson marionette on crack, while good ol’ Keef looks like he might not make it to his next solo – but The Rolling Stones can still rock the vast majority of today’s bands under the table. Martin Scorsese’s Shine A Light is more of a concert film than a documentary – though it does cut to some ironic and even prophetic clips from the early Stones.

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Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death and… Insects – My Stuff Doesn’t Appeal to Meatheads!

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Robyn Hitchcock has been releasing his ever-so-slightly skewed music for well over twenty years – spread across three decades. Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death and… Insects is a documentary, from The Sundance Channel, that will be released on DVD on March 25. It features interviews with a number of Hitchcock’s co-conspirators and the first real look at his songwriting process.

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Reality Series Gotti’s Way Ends on an Emotional, Redundant Note

One who is a fan of Hip Hop music will immediately recognize the name Irv Gotti. In the rare case of not knowing who this music biz impresario is, here is the skinny. Irv Gotti, whose birth name is Irving Lorenzo, rose to fame after forming a once bustling record label, Murder Inc. There, he was the overseer of the careers of Ja Rule, Ashanti and a number of others. Producing countless hits, Irv Gotti’s imprint became a household name.

Then, in 2003, Irv and his imprint ran into legal trouble, when his offices were raided by the FBI due to allegations of a business association with a known drug kingpin. In late 2005, Irv was acquitted and went back to business as usual, so he thought. Continue reading Reality Series Gotti’s Way Ends on an Emotional, Redundant Note

Impresarios, Insiders and Artists Turn out to Celebrate with Producer Bryan-Michael Cox

Beneath the infectious lights and beating pulse of New York City, a number of music industry events took place on Tuesday, December 18. But none could compare to the ambience of Bryan -Michael Cox’s sleek 30th Birthday fete at the W Hotel, Union Square .

The festive event, sponsored by W Hotel and Men’s Vogue, shut all competition in the Red Apple down that night — as it boasted the attendance of hundreds of fabulous people. From key Tinseltown elite and music execs to tastemakers and artists, no stone was left unturned at this hot ticket celebration. Clearly, every facet of the entertainment industry was dutifully in attendance to celebrate with the highly acclaimed producer.  Continue reading Impresarios, Insiders and Artists Turn out to Celebrate with Producer Bryan-Michael Cox

Into the Wild, Music Video

Here’s a little music to brighten your day, it’s a music video from the recently released Into the Wild, which
has been getting some amazing notices. This is from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder’s “Hard Sun.”

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Into The Wild Music Video from Eddie Vedder
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Steve Carlson – A Storyteller’s Music

Steve Carlson is an eclectic musician whose music is refreshingly uncommercial in its sound and presentation and has the kind of straight from the heart openness to it the likes of Jim Croce and Harry Chapin while combining that with the rollicking soul of rock music in its early days bringing to mind the energy and driving rhythm of Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly. Yet all of this is combined into a style of musical storytelling that is uniquely the heart of Steve Carlson.

In 2004 Steve Carlson formed The Steve Carlson Band along with Bassist Steve Dress, Drummer Timothy Jimenez and Saxophonist David Olivas. Together with his band and such noted guest back-up vocalist as musician Jason Manns and actor Jensen Ackles (Supernatural), The Steve Carlson Band released the highly successful CD Rolling On in 2005. Steve Carlson has recently released a new CD titled Grooving on the Inside, which was his first full length collaboration with Music Producer and friend Darrin Sher. Carlson is also busy recording his first Album for RCA Records titled Kane.

Eclipse Magazine caught up with musician Steve Carlson after his return from his recent trip to London where he performed with his band to talk about his upcoming East Coast concert dates and his return trip to London, this time going solo without his band. For London, Carlson already has a sold out show going on at Halfmoon Putney on Monday July 23rd at 9PM with another show scheduled at Barfly in London on Thursday July 26th at 9PM.

“I am really looking forward to my travels to the East Coast and England. I just got back from London and I feel a great sense of warmth from the crowds there” Carlson tells us about why he is returning to England and then going on to a gig in New York City at The Bitter End “I am playing these next few shows solo without my band. They will consist of myself and a guitar and will be very much a "storytellers" format.”

Steve Carlson is going to be very much ‘unplugged’ with his music at these solo concerts telling Eclipse that he may just jump on a stool and tell a few tales of inspiration. “It feels great every once and awhile to strip the songs down to how I wrote them,” Carlson says of his music. “It also allows me to set my own pace, at times even disregard time and tempo. I hope everyone who can make it out enjoys the set.”


For more information about Steve Carlson, check out his official website

 

Show Dates

 

Steve Carlson
Live and Unplugged
Where: Halfmoon Putney
When: Monday, July 23rd

Tickets

 

Steve Carlson
Live and Unplugged
When: Thursday, July 26th at
9pm
Where: BARFLY (
Camden)
49 Chalk
Farm Road,
London, NW1 8AN

Tickets

 

Steve Carlson
Live and Unplugged
When: Wed, August 1 @ 9:00 PM
Where: The Bitter End
147 Bleecker Street
New York City, NY 10012

Tickets

 

 

 


 

D.C. Promotions Company Mad Power Unit Teams Up with David Banner and Congressman Kendrick B. Meek to Aid the Victims of Hurrica

In the wake of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy, Washington, D.C. based promotions company Mad Power Unit, has joined forces with Hip Hop artist David Banner and Congressman Kendrick B. Meek to aid the Hurricane Katrina survivors.

Mad Power Unit wanted to be a part of making a difference during such a difficult time in this country. Mad Power Unit, who hosts nightly entertainment events in the Nation