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Music Review: Elder – ‘Reflections of a Floating World’

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'Reflections of a Floating World' shifts from Isis-esque sludge to headbang-worthy, arena-ready guitar solos reminiscent of Rainbow—often within the same song. But for all of its chameleonic transmutation, it never sounds unfocused.

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Music Review: Jeff Beck – ‘Live at the Hollywood Bowl’ (Blu-ray/2CD 50th Anniversary Concert)

Jeff Beck - Live at the Hollywood Bowl

With iconic special guests including Steven Tyler, Buddy Guy, and ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons, Jeff Beck's 'Live at the Hollywood Bowl' is an essential collector's item for longtime fans. Period.

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Concert Review: ‘Early Music of the Maghreb’ – Traditional Music of Northern Africa (NYC, 12 Dec 2017)

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The phrase "Early Music" usually refers to early European music, while the term "Afro Roots" generally means music from sub-Saharan Africa. Salon/Sanctuary Concerts teamed with Afro Roots Tuesdays to challenge both those assumptions with a concert of tradition-rooted music from northern Africa.

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Concert-Theater Review (NYC): ‘8980: Book of Travelers’ Composed and Performed by Gabriel Kahane

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The singer-songwriter's deep trove of compositional talent and exquisite voice make his art songs ring with the excitement of the new even as they recall the glory days of lieder.

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Music Review: Christina Friis – ‘The Quiet of Knowing: Joni Mitchell Unknown’

Christina Friis

My wife and I were standing on a corner in New Orleans admiring some items in a shop window. Then we heard a voice singing. Memories from my youth flashed through my brain – Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Joan Baez – and I was sure this was a recording. Then we looked toward the source of the sound and saw Christina Friis strumming on her guitar and supercharging the New Orleans air.

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Music Review: Thrice – ‘The Alchemy Index’ (In Celebration of the 2017 Vinyl Reissue)

Thrice

Several of the group's finest songs are littered among the 24 tracks. And while many similar projects might offer quantity over quality, 'The Alchemy Index' doesn't have any reservations about giving fans both.

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