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Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel is a Publisher and Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases.Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at http://www.orenhope.com/ you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires.Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at http://parkodyssey.blogspot.com/ where he visits every park in New York City. And by night he's a part-time working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

CD Review: Clive Palmer, All Roads Lead to Land

This creaky solo effort from the Incredible String Band‘s longtime banjo player only hints at the accomplishments of the British folk revival. The songs are mostly forgettable and the singing is, well, not good. It’s true that great singing was never ISB’s strong point, but the band projected an everyperson …

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DVD Review: Procol Harum Live at the Union Chapel

This concert DVD will be a real treat for fans of Procol Harum and classic rock in general. It presents the band in all its glory, playing the final show of a world tour that ended in December 2003 at the beautiful and majestic Union Chapel in Islington, London. The …

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Meg Braun and Ari Scott at Cafe 111

Singer-songwriters Meg Braun and Ari Scott shared a set at Cafe 111 in Brooklyn last night as part of promoter Dan Herman’s Radio Crystal Blue showcase. The two have very differerent voices, but blended surprisingly well when they accompanied each other. Highlights of the set were Braun’s “Ohio Wind,” a …

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CD REVIEW: Vashti Bunyan, Just Another Diamond Day

I get some pretty weird CDs to review, but Vashti Bunyan’s story and music seem almost not of this earth. After connecting with Rolling Stones manager and legendary producer Andrew Loog Oldham, Vashti was given a Jagger-Richard song to record and flash-hyped as “the new Marianne Faithfull” in 1965. When …

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