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Monday, February 16th, 2015

Recommended Listening from Our Experts

The Knights are a group of classical musicians with a jazz-like feel and passion for collaborative effort. This live recording was made in Washington, D.C. at Dumbarton Oaks estate. The 13 tracks (81 minutes) cover works composed by Bach, Stravinsky and members of the collective...
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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Gift Shop Girls - Justin Kauflin - Jaclyn Kerry - and More

Call it hardcore or call it post-punk. All that really matters is this Panama City band is aggressive and brazen. Carrying on the punk traditions of nihilistic lyrics and short song times, Gift Shop Girls prove they’re a force on the regional scene, and they have a fine album under their belts...
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Friday, December 19th, 2014

Plus Greg Foat Group, Old Man Gloom, Psycho Sisters, Deanna Witkowski

Clever double meanings, emotional honesty and musical eccentricities are what you can expect from Bare, who’s set to perform at the 2015 30A Songwriters Festival in January. The album opens with a wave of fuzzy guitar noise and closes with an instrumental that owes much to ‘70s psychedelic rock music...
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Friday, November 21st, 2014

Plus Omer Avital, Ex-Breathers, Spike Wilner, Obituary, Post Pluto

New York pianist Wilner does things his way, or so it would seem. He founded the SmallsLIVE label in 2010 to record live performances at the legendary Greenwich Village jazz club, including his own solo and trio gigs...
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Plus Charlie Mars, Bill Frisell, Flynt Reid, Avishai Cohen

30A Songwriters Festival alum Mars’ (returning for the 2015 event) new record is a fine example of why he keeps getting invited back. His songs are soulful, with bites of truth we’d sometimes like to avoid, holding a mirror up to our hidden inner selves...
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Plus Stanley Clarke, King Tuff, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Music Blues

Clarke has played with everybody from Horace Silver to Jaco Pastorius, scored an amazing variety of TV and film product, and passed through Scientology. It’s hard to picture him not in yellow bell-bottoms and a Hendrix afro, and some of the music of Up...