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Music Review: Billy Bragg – ‘Live at the Union Chapel’ [CD+DVD]

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This over two-and-a-half-hour performance demonstrates Bragg's top-notch talent as well as the fact that over 30 years of writing songs about love and politics hasn't slowed his passion or creativity one iota. Read More »

Music Review: Busman’s Holiday – ‘A Long Goodbye’

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For me, this album has a strong claim on album of 2014 so far. Read More »

Music Reviews: Black Label Society, Diabulus in Musica, Pet the Preacher, and Trollfest


This week there is folky troll music, the return of Zakk Wylde and some symphonic metal for your pleasure. Read More »

Music Review: Ian Anderson – ‘Homo Erraticus’


Age hasn't slowed down the Jethro Tull founder's imaginative energy as he extends the 'Thick as a Brick' franchise with an ambitious concept album. Read More »

Concert Review: Western Wind Vocal Ensemble with Slave Narrative Readings at Fraunces Tavern, NYC, 4/5/14

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One floor up from where George Washington said his official farewell to his troops in 1783, Western Wind and three fine actors evoked the seminal American story of slavery and emancipation. Read More »

Music Review: Hafez Nazeri – ‘Untold: The Rumi Symphony Project’

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Hopefully this marks the beginning of a brand new musical tradition, one with the ability to move audiences no matter what their religion, cultural or ethnic background. Read More »

Music Review: ‘Mike Marshall & the Turtle Island Quartet’ Self-Titled CD


Full of creative energy and stellar musicianship, this evocative collaboration is more than the sum of its parts. Read More »

Music Review: Qiet – ‘Pet Driftwood (Composition #8)’

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I give 'Pet Driftwood (Composition #8)' five out five stars and recommend it to everyone. Read More »

Music DVD Review: Various Artists – ‘Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration’

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The 1992 all-star tribute concert comes to DVD for the first time and includes 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage. Read More »

Music Review: Regina Carter – ‘Southern Comfort’

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Violinist Regina Carter tackles another part of her musical heritage. Read More »