Tag Archives: LJ Moskowitz

Album Review: Streets of Laredo’s “Wild”

Streets of Laredo

Streets of Laredo return with a compelling new album. When Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature last week, the music world reacted with a collected gasp. Most people over a certain age cheered the choice, while those under that age reacted with a collective, “meh”. It’s hard to understand how important Dylan has been to the American Songbook ... Read More »

Exactly Now: Nena at the Playstation Theater

Nena at The Playstation Theater by LJ Moskowitz

October 4, 2016 – It was 8 PM on a Tuesday, and although I was standing in the middle of Times Square, I could not understand a single word being spoken by the people around me. Over a thousand people were jumping, dancing, and singing and I had to turn to a friend to ask what it all meant. “In the ... Read More »

Sights and Songs: Lush at Union Transfer

Lush at Union Transfer by LJ Moskowitz

America broke Lush. The dreampop band that appeared on multitudes of mix tapes in the early- to mid-nineties was brought down by the land of the free, home of the brave. As bassist Phil King told The Quietus last year, “The label were trying to take us to the next level and ended up breaking up the band.” Being forced ... Read More »

Howard Jones at The Paramount in Huntington, NY

Howard Jones at The Paramount Article and Photos by LJ Moskowitz

Howard Jones was having a slight problem with the equipment. It was the first show on the second leg of 1985’s Dream Into Action tour, and right on the heels of a successful Live Aid performance. Jones hit the stage at Miami’s James L. Knight Center and the crowd enthusiastically sang along through the first few songs when things took ... Read More »

Rock Hall Three for All at BB&T in Camden, NJ


Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick Represent the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Camden by LJ Moskowitz The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been a source of controversy since before the building even existed in Cleveland. Complaints about co-founder and former Rolling Stone editor, Jann Wenner, and other baby boomers having undue influence over nominees come up ... Read More »

Garbage at The Starland Ballroom

Garbage at Starland Ballroom by LJ Moskowitz

Garbage at the Starland Ballroom: A Beautiful, Disheveled Disaster by LJ Moskowitz Shirley Manson was having a moment, and not a particularly good one. The Garbage lead singer was halfway through the band’s opening song, “Supervixen” and there were ongoing technical problems. A few expletives later and most of the problems were solved, but there were audio issues throughout the ... Read More »