Dawes: Your Favorite Band

Indie group Dawes showcases their nostalgic-folk sound in All Your Favorite Bands, their fourth studio album, which was released last year. The title was influenced by a line of lyrics from the song “All Your Favorite Bands”: “May all your favorite bands stay together.” The track’s music video features …

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Emily King: King Is Queen

Having a debut album nominated for “Best Contemporary R&B Album of the Year” at the Grammys isn’t too bad. Emily King is a pop-soul singer-songwriter, but has some jazz in her blood from her parents, jazz duo Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti. A deluxe edition of her new album, The

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The Jelly Jam: Three Man Jam

One band is not enough for some musicians. Dream Theater’s John Myung, Winger’s Rod Morgenstein, and King’s X’s Ty Tabor form The Jelly Jam. The trio released a new album, Profit, on May 27 via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. The core character of the album is The Prophet …

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Yanni: The Legend Returns

Legendary Greek pianist/composer/producer Yanni will be making his return to the States this week, stopping by locally at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA on July 10, the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ on July 11 and July 12, and Nikon At Jones Beach

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4Knots Music Festival: Fun For The Whole Family

The sixth annual 4Knots Music Festival gets underway Saturday, July 9, at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan. This all-ages, rain-or-shine festival will take place from 1-8 p.m., and it’ll feature performances from Guided By Voices, The Strumbellas, Mothers And Boulevards, Protomartyr, Car Seat Headrest and many others. Spread out …

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Epoch Failure: Summer Carnival Time

Epoch Failure’s rap version of “Livin’ On A Prayer” is a pretty damn terrific hiphop anthem (I like it better than the Bon Jovi original but don’t tell anybody) and even Jon himself likes it. The hiphop duo will be performing it and other songs off their self-titled debut July …

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Rachael Sage: Sage On Stage

Starting as a ballet dancer, Rachael Sage has added to her repertoire songwriting and singing. She began recording her full-length album, Choreographic, in August 2015, which was released on May 20 through MPress Records. Each track is full of piano and string melodies that are clear influences from her …

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Cardiknox: West Coast Takeover

2016 is a busy year for L.A.-based band Cardiknox. Vocalist Lonnie Angle and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Dutton, both hailing from Seattle, came together in 2010. When they found their pop sound, they started releasing music in 2013. Earlier this year, the co-ed duo released their debut album, Portrait, with …

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Dweezil Zappa

Frank Zappa’s rock music lives on through his son, Dweezil Zappa. His most recent album, Via Zammata’, was released through Fantom Records last November and each song is different from the last. The tracks range from rock power chords to funky horns in the instrumentals. Zappa is now focused …

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Svetlana & The Delancey Five: Prohibition-Era Jazz Into ’30s Swing

Svetlana & The Delancey Five is one of the most unique combos around. The Russian chanteuse fronts a hotly smoking unit that will, as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival on June 24, pay tribute to the 60th Anniversary of the release of Ella and Louis (Verve Records). …

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