’s Top 10 Albums of 2014

Posted by The G on December 1, 2014 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Jessie Ware - Tough Love

Jessie Ware – Tough Love


  1. “Ultraviolence” by Lana Del Rey
  2. “Tough Love” by Jessie Ware
  3. “Royal Blood” by Royal Blood
  4. “Sun Structures” by Temples
  5. “In The Lonely Hour” by Sam Smith
  6. “Salad Days” by Mac Demarco
  7. “El Pintor” by Interpol
  8. “The London Sessions” by Mary J. Blige
  9. “We Want Your Soul” by Spoon
  10. “World Peace is None of Your Business” by Morrissey

What are yours?

Review: Paul Banks of Interpol Headlines “Put Your Sad Down” Benefit

Posted by The G on August 23, 2013 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Paul Banks

Paul Banks

On August 22, 2013, New York’s rock and roll elite joined forces for a special concert at the Bowery Hotel.  Benjamin Curtis of the band School of Seven Bells has been undergoing treatment for T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and the event “Put Your Sad Down,” (named after a song by School of Seven Bells) helped raise money for his medical costs.  Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes and Paul Banks of Interpol performed solo sets in the swanky hotel, while Alexa Chung and actor Danny Masterson DJed in between sets.  Paul Banks performed tracks from his solo albums including “Summertime Is Coming,” “Games For Days” and “I’ll Sue You.”  There were some great items that were auctioned off (including items signed by The Black Keys and Radiohead).  Spotted in the crowd were members of School of Seven Bells and Joe Jonas (who, along with his brothers had donated merchandise to be auctioned off).  Based on the packed crowd, I really hope the event raised a lot of money for Benjamin Curtis.  I’ve seen him in concert and met him several times and he has been extremely personable each time.  Get well soon Benjamin!!! Interviewed Paul Banks for MTV’s Weird Vibes!

Posted by The G on October 18, 2012 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Paul Banks

Paul Banks

A dream of mine came true yesterday at the CMJ music marathon in New York as I had the opportunity to interview Interpol’s lead singer Paul Banks for MTV’s show “Weird Vibes.”  (Air dates and links will be posted as soon as I know, so stay tuned to the site and tell all your friends).  Paul Banks is taking a brief break from Interpol and will be releasing a solo album called “Banks” on October 23, 2012.  Long time readers of the site know I am a huge fan of Interpol so this was a huge thrill for me (and it was my first ever on-camera rock star interview.  Not too shabby)!  Before the interview, Paul performed a 30 minute set that included tracks from “Banks” including “The Base” and “Summertime Is Coming”  and also “Games For Days” from his Julian Plenti solo album.

Paul Banks -

Paul Banks

I asked Paul important questions such as  his feelings on the fact that my world exclusive live video of “Not Even Jail” that I posted on failed to go viral.  It made absolutely no difference to him at all, moments before denying the site access to exclusive mp3s.  Ha!  We also talked about hanging with rockstars and he revealed he’s good friends with Britt Daniel of Spoon.  He never got to meet Amy Winehouse and though he hasn’t met Gotye, he likes “Somebody That I Used To Know.”   He did reveal that once touring commitments and promotion are completed for “Banks” he will get back with Interpol and they will record again.  Thanks again to Paul Banks for being such a good sport and also to MTV for this great experience.  And also, thanks for the photo op!  “Banks” by Paul Banks is out on October 23, 2012.  Get it!!!

Paul Banks and Geoffrey Dicker

Paul Banks and Geoffrey Dicker

Linkage – August 6, 2012

Posted by The G on August 6, 2012 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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Holland is reading about Geoffrey Dicker! RAD!!!!

Hours before word spread that Elton John called Madonna a cunt, I copied it off the Internet. (via

You’re not officially gay until you hold a press conference.  Welcome to the club, Mika!  (via Towleroad)

“Love (Part II)” live by Bright Light Bright Light.  He’s amazing, y’all! (via

Paul Banks of Interpol will release solo album “Banks” (via NME)

Lady Gaga reveals new album title “ARTPOP” via tattoo.  Good thing she’s not calling the album “I’m A Cunt.” (via NME)

Another thing Morrissey disapproves of – The Olympics.  (via Stereogum)

Jeffrey Deitch says he didn’t ruin LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art. (via LA Times)

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Huge shock: Record labels are lying douche-bags who are trying to take advantage of fans.  Here’s MORE proof!  (via Prefix Mag)


Paul Banks (aka Julian Plenti) Offers Free Mp3

Posted by The G on June 26, 2012 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

Artsy photo by G.

Paul Banks of Interpol

Paul Banks of Interpol

Paul Banks (aka Julian Plenti) of Interpol has a solo EP that is out today.  The EP is called “Julian Plenti Lives” and to celebrate, Mr. Plenti is offering the track “Summertime Is Coming” for free for a limited time.  I downloaded mine from A Heart Is A Spade.  Get yours!

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