Jim Farber

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Pick Three: Jim Farber

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New York Daily News music critic Jim Farber joins us with three must-hear new releases in our weekly Pick Three.

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Tribeca Film Festival's Musical Theme

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Tribeca Film Festival has an accidental theme this year—music. The fest's musically-oriented lineup includes documentaries about A Tribe Called Quest, Ozzy Osbourne and the Kings of Leon, plus fictional films about a band breakup and even a former Blue Oyster Cult roadie. Daily News pop music critic Jim Farber tells us about these and other music-related offerings to be found at the festival.  


Smackdown: Neil Young

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Neil Young's latest album revolves around eco-cars and the economy. But the singer-songwriter's past attempts at concept records have earned mixed reviews. In another Soundcheck Smackdown, Jim Farber of the New York Daily News and Carl Wilson of Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper debate the new album, "Fork in the ...

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See Them Live, Pay the Price

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A recent Wall Street Journal article exposed how big-name musicians are profiting from tickets they provide to ticket brokers, who in turn sell the seats above face value. Meanwhile, New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center has begun adding a $6 parking charge per ticket -- not per vehicle. Jim Farber ...

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The Magic of Shea Stadium

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

After four decades, the place that helped pioneer the stadium rock show is calling it quits. On the eve of Shea Stadium's final concert, we look back at some of the ballpark's musical highlights -- from the Beatles' 1965 famed appearance to shows by the Who, Simon & Garfunkel and ...

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Soundcheck Smackdown: Coldplay

Thursday, July 03, 2008

In a time when CD sales are tanking, British rock band Coldplay's new album is a hotseller. "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" is the number one record in America for a second week in a row. But is the record really that good? We debate Coldplay’s ...

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Rock Is the New Black

Friday, June 13, 2008

20 years ago, a young black man might be alienated for loving rock more than hip-hop. Today, modern rock acts from Gnarls Barkley to TV on the Radio are populated by African Americans. Joining us to investigate the factors are Vernon Reid, founding member of the The Black Rock Coalition ...

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The Unending Appeal of Rhymin' Simon

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Paul Simon is being feted with a three-week retrospective at BAM this month. Today, New York Daily News music critic Jim Farber examines the highs and lows in the singer's career.


Autumn Sounds

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The pop and classical music worlds roll out their biggest guns every fall. This year is no exception. We get a look at what's on tap from New York Daily News chief pop music critic Jim Farber and Billboard classical music critic Anastasia Tsioulcas.

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Rock Musicals

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The musical "Spring Awakening" was showered with Tony nominations this year, but rock musicals don't always bloom so brilliantly. Why does one show rock for ages on Broadway, while another gets "unplugged?" We talk with Elizabeth Wollman, author of "The Theater Will Rock: A History of the Rock Musical From ...

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