Sting: Symphonicities

Sting has made a career fronting the Police and releasing solo albums that have explored all manner of musical terrain. Recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonicities is a reinterpretation of Synchronicity. With Sting leading the way, the songs get layered with strings and fleshed out in new ways. …

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Social Distortion: Punk Rock Done Right

Punk stalwarts Social Distortion are bringing their songs about everyday experiences to venues across America Mike Ness sings about heartbreak and misery over country influenced punk rock that makes the band unique. Get ready to hear hits like, “Story Of My Life,” and new songs as well. Social Distortion will …

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The Cinnamon Band: All Dressed

John Harouff and Neil Campbell, known together as the Cinnamon Band, create a work of beauty on their debut EP, All Dressed. Concocting tracks that sound like Limbeck meets Iron & Wine with louder electric guitars. They’re definitely onto something here.

The four songs have a relational alchemy that’s …

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Kele: The Boxer

Kele Okereke of Bloc Party fame has used the band’s hiatus to craft his solo debut. Brimming with electronica beats and flourishes, it shows him attempting to find a middle ground between the indie music he writes and the electronica he loves. Despite the gurgling beats and synth accents, the …

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Konbit Pou Ayiti: Bleeding Passion

Haitian culture will be celebrated in the Bruce Paltrow Field on 134th St. and Amsterdam with Konbit Pou Ayiti at Harlem Stage. Through pan–Caribbean music, spoken word, and dance performances—the Haitian culture will come alive over the span of five hours. Performers such as singers Emeline Michel and Mika Benjamin …

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School Of Seven Bells: Disconnect From Desire

Usually when a group tries to blend two genres together equally, the alchemy ends up being wrong. School Of Seven Bells however get it mostly right on Disconnect From Desire, crafting an album that blends slow burning ‘80s synth pop with strong harmonies into songs that wouldn’t sound out …

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Squeeze: We Love The ’80s

The band that once made you feel tempted by the fruit of another or something like that will return to offer black, possibly burnt, coffee in bed. Squeeze don’t care about making new fans, as it’ll just be another nail in their hearts if young people don’t show up. Describing …

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Huey Lewis & The News: Dad Rock Comes Alive

That band your parents love, Huey Lewis and the News, will be bringing their moth ball covered pop rock to Jersey. People have been known to wax philosophically when listening to their albums. This usually happens right before they commit murder. All crime will take place whenever Johnny Colla …

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Linda Bruner: Songs For A Friend

There’s a certain beauty to live or home recorded demos. The personality of the performer comes through much stronger when stripped of expensive production, allowing the gap between us and the performer to get a little smaller. With Linda Bruner’s Songs For A Friend, the gorgeous songs on here …

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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Country Driving

Southern rock legends Lynard Skynyrd will be playing the PNC Bank Arts Center on July 2, as part of the Gods And Guns tour. Tour mates Bret Michaels and 38 Special are looking to have their reality show produced, one in which girls compete for the love of Bret by …

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