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Music Review: Jordan Okrend – ‘World Keeps Turnin’’ EP

'World Keeps Turnin' Jorden Okrend

Everyone needs some of the positivity that shines through in Jordan Okrend’s latest offering. Read More »

Tehorah: Adrienne Haan Concerts Celebrate 50 Years of German-Israeli Relations

Adrienne Haan Tehorah

Says Haan: "I created this program to share the tragic experiences of war and loss and to add a sense of love, hope and forgiveness. It is my hope that tehorah, which means 'pure' in Hebrew, will help build musical bridges and create sincere understanding." Read More »

Music Review: Jake Shimabukuro – The ‘Travels’ of a Ukulele Virtuoso


Shimabukuro's playing has always been a pleasure on pretty much any material he undertakes to put across, originals and covers alike. Read More »

Music Review: Des Ark – ‘Everything Dies’

Des Ark Everything Dies

Interesting melodies with counterpoint from smoky background vocals coalesce with beautifully played and recorded instruments to build a blurry late-night Paris or Lower East Side mood – with an undercurrent of anger. Read More »

Music Review: Prince – ‘HITnRUN: Phase One’


Less than a year after 'Art Official Age,' the Purple Yoda is back with another tasty serving of EDM-tinged pop and soulful R&B, all laced with enigmatic and unpredictable touches. Read More »

Music Reviews: Indie Roundup – Wide-Ranging Americana from Holly Golightly, Stephen Young & the Union, Andy Hackbarth


These three new albums all fit loosely into the Americana category but are all very, very different. Two are from artists who aren't even (originally) from America. Read More »

Music Review: The Zombies – ‘Still Got That Hunger’

The Zombies. Photo credit: Andrew Eccles

We aren't likely to see their like again. So it's nice The Zombies with us again, at least for those who are tapped in to the music scene enough to find this fine new album, which reflects on the past but is no mere exercise in nostalgia, or catch the band on the road. Read More »

Music Review: Paul McCartney – ‘Tug of War’ and ‘Pipes of Peace’ (Archive Collection Reissues)


The latest reissues in the award-winning Archive Collection series cover Paul McCartney's uneven early-'80s period: one's a classic, the other is a decidedly mixed bag. Read More »

Music Review: Elessar Thiessen – ‘A Rainy Week in Paradise’

Elessar Thiessen A Rainy Week in Paradise

A rainy day can be either miserable or wonderful according to your attitude; Thiessen goes for the latter. Read More »

Music Review: Rabid Young – ‘EP 1’

Rabid Young

The band has a clear sound within which are enough fluctuations to grab and keep listeners’ attention. Read More »