Paradox: Tales Of The Weird

German thrash metallers Paradox return for a sixth album filled with aggressive speed metal. There are five songs here over five minutes, and the first, “Tales Of The Weird,” is over nine. A lot of the extended instrumental sections throughout add a mystical touch to an outing that has thrash, …

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Marissa Nadler: July

Introduced with the release of single “Dead City Emily,” July is the sixth studio album by Bostonian singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler. Already well known in the indie music world for her voice, one that is appropriate both for that mysterious girl at open mic night and a well-loved church soloist, it …

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Behemoth: The Satanist

The past five years have been trying for Behemoth. The Polish four-piece have faced a slew of medical issues between its members, forcing them to take a step away from the music industry to focus on personal matters. The Satanist, the group’s 10th studio album and first release since …

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Sasha Dobson @ The Bowery Electric

MANHATTAN, NY—Sasha Dobson grew up in a family of jazz musicians in Santa Cruz, California. Her father, Smith Dobson, was a pianist, her mom was a singer and her brother became a drummer. Sasha moved to Brooklyn at 17 and quickly assimilated into the local jazz scene, mastering the art …

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Elizabeth & The Catapult @ Mercury Lounge

LOWER EAST SIDE, NY—Elizabeth Ziman grew up in Greenwich Village, the daughter of an actor who had roles on the Broadway stage and on television’s Mork And Mindy and All In The Family. As a youth, Elizabeth trained as a classical pianist. Later, she received a scholarship to the …

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Kenny Rogers @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center

NEWARK, NJ—The only person who goes to a Kenny Rogers concert alone is Kenny Rogers. And he knows it. After 54 years, the raspy-voiced country singer-songwriter understands that he’s singing to people in relationships. So during an evening of his greatest hits and holiday standards at NJPAC, Rogers playfully sympathized …

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Stone Sour @ Irving Plaza

EAST VILLAGE, NY—Suzanne Vega grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side and began to write poetry at the age of nine. She picked up a guitar at age 11 and wrote her first song at 14. She later majored in English literature at Barnard College by day …

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Steve Weinstein: Last Free Man

Following in the footsteps of Dr. Brian May, the guitarist of Queen, Steve Weinstein proves again that physics and music go very well together. As a tenured professor and an affiliate of the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, he does not fit the mold of a musician. However, he decided …

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Broadcaster: A Million Hours

Putting out a new record every year since 2011, Broadcaster may be fairly new to the party, but they’ve come in guns locked and loaded, here to please. A Million Hours has been described as almost “canonical” by those familiar with the band’s brief history, and rightfully so. The group …

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Pocket Vinyl: Death Anxiety

Self-described “piano slam rock” act Pocket Vinyl released their third full-length, Death Anxiety, earlier this year. The record was funded completely by a Kickstarter campaign, surpassing their initial goal by over $1,000. Vocalist/pianist Eric Stevenson frequently tours alone, using Pocket Vinyl as an alias for him and his wife, …

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