Live Review: James Bay Returns to Boston

Live Review: James Bay Returns to Boston

Following the unexpected cancellation of his fall 2018 North American tour, James Bay is back at it with a bunch of rescheduled dates. Last night was Boston, and my review is up over at Vanyaland.

Check it out here.

Also, it’s worth revisiting what drew me to Bay in the first place, back when he killed it on SNL in 2018 with “Pink Lemonade”:

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‘The Dirt’: What We Hope to See – and Not See – in the Upcoming Mötley Crüe Biopic

‘The Dirt’: What We Hope to See – and Not See – in the Upcoming Mötley Crüe Biopic

One month from today, the Motley Crue biopic The Dirt lands on Netflix. Over at Ultimate Classic Rock, I broke down some of the stories we hope to see from the 2001 book and ones that we would rather not.

Check it out here.

Also, it’s a good a time as any to revisit a cautionary tale by the Crue on falling in love at too early an age:

[Some of] The Best Music of 2018

[Some of] The Best Music of 2018

‘Twas a good year for music 2018, and after the jump are 28 songs from the year that I found myself spinning over and over. There’s a good bit of electronic-tinged music in the mix like Carpenter Brut, Kingswood and Chromatics as well as stuff from the heavier end in Turnstile, The End of the Ocean and Black Heaven. Then there’s just some solid songwriting from the Charlatans, Soccer Mommy, Mitski and Snail Mail.

I hope you like some of it as much as I did.
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Sunday Groove: Séamus Egan – ‘Weep Not for the Memories’

Sunday Groove: Séamus Egan – ‘Weep Not for the Memories’

Yesterday marked the last time St. Patrick’s Day will be on a Saturday until 2029, leaving all the amateurs in a tough spot when it comes from figuring out how to balance their vomit-inducing pub crawls with a much-needed day of rest afterward. To wit, this will create some sadness, but here’s a Sunday Groove which may soften the blow a bit.

Not a ton of people are aware that Sarah McLachlan’s massive hit “I Will Remember You” has its roots deep in an instrumental composition from Séamus Egan. She used the track “Weep Not for the Memories” as the basis for her composition, adding lyrics written by herself and Dave Merenda.

“I Will Remember You” initially appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 indie-film The Brothers McMullen, but didn’t become a hit for McLachlan until it was re-released as a live version from her 1999 concert album Mirrorball.

YouTube and Spotify of the track after the jump.

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