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Music Review: Nashaat Salman – ‘Universal Melodies, Vol. 1’ EP

Nashaat Salman Universal Melodies

Nashaat Salman’s EP might fill many a Yanni-less void. Read More »

Music Review: Rob Reddy – ‘Bechet: Our Contemporary’

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True to its title, the album honors the pioneering soprano saxophonist not by mere regurgitation like some, but by using his music for creative inspiration. Read More »

Music Review: Skittish – ‘Two Legs Bad’

Skittish 'Two Legs Bad'

Skittish brings together well-crafted melodies, talented vocals and instrumentation, and thought-provoking lyrics. Read More »

Music Review: John Hulburt – ‘Opus III’ (Tompkins Square Reissue of Knaves Guitarist’s 1972 Acoustic Album)

John Hulburt Opus III

For fans of Jorma Kaukonen, Paul Simon, Ellen McIlwaine, Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and acoustic guitar mastery in general, discovering Hulburt's only solo album will be a treat as well as a rewarding time capsule (timeless capsule?) too. Read More »

Music Feature/Interview: Hollis Brown Reflects on New Album ‘3 Shots’ and a New Tour

Hollis Brown - 3 Shots

Be sure to watch my full interview to learn more about Hollis Brown and to hear snippets of a few of the latest tracks from '3 Shots.' Read More »

City of Trees Summer Concert Event 2015: Recap (August 15, 2015)

Cake at City of Trees Summer Concert Event 2015 (Photo credit: Tan the Man)

Of Monsters and Men and local alternative rock band Cake headlined this year's inaugural City of Trees Summer Concert Event on August 15, 2015 in Sacramento, California. Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Video Premiere: Inbal Segev – ‘Prelude’ from Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major from ‘Bach: Cello Suites’

Inbal Segev Bach Cello Suites

Bach's Cello Suites, says the cellist, are '[m]asterpieces by perhaps the greatest composer who ever lived' that 'give every cellist who plays them not only a lesson on the magnificent possibilities the instrument offers but also a glimpse into the world beyond...' Read More »

Bounce, Skate & Rock: An Overview of Janet Jackson

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This brief overview takes one into Jackson’s awesome body of work cultivated over 30 years. Before checking out her soon-to-be released new record, get reacquainted with the albums that laid the groundwork for it. Read More »

Music Review: Just Walden – ‘From a Distant Land’

Just Walden From a Distant Land

Just Walden mix electronic pop sounds from the 1970s with futuristic ones with ambiguous results. Read More »

Music Review: The Liquorsmiths – ‘This Book Belongs To’ EP

The Liquorsmiths' 'This Book Belongs To'

The Liquorsmiths take listeners on an emotional ride. Read More »