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Rob Laufer: The Floating World

Read "The Floating World" reviewed by Doug Collette

Rob Laufer's first album in nine years, The Floating World, will no doubt compel repeated listenings after the first one, if only so the curious music lover can better distinguish how much he or she might have missed on that initial hearing. While the LP's main touchstones are a bit obvious, the process of distinguishing the ...

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Luther Russell: Medium Cool

Read "Medium Cool" reviewed by Doug Collette

The photo of Luther Russell wearing shades inside this digipak perfectly captures the attitude of this album's title, albeit with slightly self-effacing charm. But the music resounds even deeper in that regard. Russell's longstanding independence is the source of the infectious immediacy in his rock, and his do-it-yourself approach to making records creates loose, scrappy power ...

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Bobby Broom: Soul Fingers

Read "Soul Fingers" reviewed by Jim Trageser

A thematic sequel to his 2007 release, Song and Dance, Bobby Broom's Soul Fingers is a deep-pile take on late 1960s--early 1970s pop, with Broom in his best Wes Montgomery vein, giving new soul-jazz life to one-time chart hits. And yet, it's also a break from Song and Dance because Broom has changed his ...

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Dawg Yawp: Doubles, Vol. 1

Read "Doubles, Vol. 1" reviewed by Jim Trageser

jny: Cincinnati's folk-rock duo Dawg Yawp is rolling out their new music in a series of two-song singles that they are calling “Doubles." (And why did nobody think of that bit of marketing genius in the heyday of the 45?) Their first such set shows a nice progression from their 2016 self-titled full-length release, ...

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The Left Banke Tours New England, July 6 And 7

The Left Banke Tours New England, July 6 And 7

The Left Banke will be performing two concerts in New England Fourth of July Weekend. On July 6 the group will be performing at Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, in Londonderry, at 8 PM. Admission is $35. The venue phone is 603-437-5100. On the 7th of July, hear the Left Banke live at Infinity Hall, ...

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The Left Banke Plays Two Concerts In Maryland: May 5 In Rockville, May 6 In Annapolis

The Left Banke Plays Two Concerts In Maryland: May 5 In Rockville, May 6 In Annapolis

The Left Banke will be performing two area shows early this May. On Saturday, May 5, the group performs at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee Street, in Rockville, MD, at 8 PM. Alan Merrill, who wrote “I Love Rock-n-Roll" wll be opening. Tickets are $25., and students and seniors get in for ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The dB's Set to Release First CD in 30 Years with Original Lineup

The dB's Set to Release First CD in 30 Years with Original Lineup

Falling Off the Sky is the first new dB's album in a quarter-century. It's also the first in three decades to feature the band's original lineup of singer/songwriter/guitarists Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, bassist Gene Holder and drummer Will Rigby—the same lineup that recorded the beloved early-'80s classics Stands for deciBels and Repercussion. Street date is ...

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Award-Winning Janiva Magness to Release "Stronger For It" March 13

Award-Winning Janiva Magness to Release "Stronger For It" March 13

On March 13, Alligator Records will release Stronger For It, the powerful and stunning new release from award-winning vocalist (and songwriter) Janiva Magness. Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty born from her life experience. Through her passionate vocals and, for the first ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Janiva Magness Celebrates New Release "Stronger for It" in Sellersville, PA

JANIVA MAGNESS CELEBRATES NEW RELEASE IN SELLERSVILLE! Award-winning blues and soul vocalist Janiva Magness will celebrate the release of her new Alligator Records CD, Stronger for It, with a live performance at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Sunday, April 8, 2012. A charismatic artist known for her electrifying live shows, Magness is among the premier ...


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