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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Plus Greta Van Fleet, Chasing Lovely, Heather Newman

This sister duo is the hallmark of the direction pop-folk is taking. It’s airy with ambient rock instrumentation to elevate emotional swells, while fearlessly tackling relatable topics on the journey to self-discovery. Under all those descriptions are two lovely young women forging their way onto the music scene with heart and words of wisdom...
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Friday, December 8th, 2017

Records Make the Perfect Holiday Gift

Like anything, music outside of the mainstream has those who are grandfathered in because they helped forge the genre they reside in. For metalcore/hardcore hybrids, Converge wears that crown. The band has existed for nearly three decades, but don’t assume they are resting on their laurels...
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Monday, November 20th, 2017

Save the Date - Record Store Day Black Friday is Nov. 24

The cover pictures one holding her viola like a best pal, the other hoisting her fiddle like a gunslinger taking aim. The duo (with side musicians including “Ensemble Appassionato”) hits all 16 tracks running. They joyously attack every piece on their play list, which includes Brahms...
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Monday, November 6th, 2017

Plus - MyBrothaVan, The Church, Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile

The Church’s outspoken lead singer begrudges the band’s ‘80s hit single “Under the Milky Way.” As the story goes, he fears the song’s universal popularity and longevity overshadows the band’s capabilities. But for many of us, that song is why we continue to follow the band down through the years...
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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Plus Michael J Thomas, The War on Drugs, Peter Bernstein

There seems to be a wonderful thing happening with bands. They are throwing out the rulebooks that are carefully crafted by suits and industry insiders to make genre-bending gems. Pensacola’s Chainsaw Kelly melds bluesy soul, bluegrass charm, and rock sensibilities into a certain kind of southern magic...
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Plus John Pizzarelli, Linkin Park, Dark Star Coven

The bad news is this is Baselga’s final album of Isaac Albeniz’s piano works. The good news is that the first eight are already out, so you can have an instant set. Albeniz was a Spanish composer who lived from 1860 to 1909, an exciting, active period in art history...