Vertigo Comes to Earth @ Madison Square Garden

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2.5 hours and 3 encores later, U2 left the stage Monday night to a dazzled crowd. Old songs, new songs, they all rocked the sold-out house of engaged followers of Bono and the gang. I had always wanted to see U2 in concert and this show didn’t disappoint!

Kaskade: House of Om

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I just picked up Kaskade’s latest release from the House of Om label. I was introduced to Kaskade on a mix album a couple of years back, and am now a huge fan. Why? Because…there’s a real musical sensibility to the tracks. At times he will also combine real musicians with sampling. The intros and….

Black Eyed Peas + N.E.R.D.

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I had the opportunity to catch the Roseland show in New York of the Black Eyed Peas and N.E.R.D. this past Thursday (4/15). While I’m a fan of N.E.R.D., the energy of the Black Eyed Peas blew the doors off the evening; it’s one of the better shows I’ve seen and experienced in quite some….

Stumbling into obscurity…

Beethoven One of my favorite album titles of all time is Sarah Mclachlan’s “Fumbling towards Ecstasy.” It reminds me of “slipping into enlightenment,” a phrase used to describe the feeling that you get when you about to slip on a surface, recognize that you are about to fall, understand that there isn’t anything you can….

Music for dummies

There’s been quite a buzz in the past week about all things related to the business of music. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry recently announced that global music sales fell 7.6% in 2003, representing the “the steepest decline since the advent of the compact disc.” Not surprisingly, ‘rampant piracy’ was cited as a….