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Local H
Local H
Local H

Local H entered into relatively unchartered musical territory when the group first formed in 1990 in Zion, Illinois. Though started as a four-piece, it quickly whittled down to a duo. At the time, there weren’t many two-pieces ...

 
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Theater Ninjas
Theater Ninjas
Theater Ninjas

The Theater Ninjas describe themselves as the “Food Truck of Cleveland Theater.” They’ve been performing at various venues around town for eight years and are building quite a following. Artistic Director Jere...

 
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Hiram-Maxim by Lauren Voss
Hiram-Maxim by Lauren Voss
Hiram-Maxim by Lauren Voss

Run by graphic designers Eric Palmerlee and Johnathan Swafford, Aqualamb Records is a new label with a new approach to releasing music. It’s “inspired by the lack of album art in the age of invisible music.” In lieu...

 
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Booker T. Jones
Booker T. Jones
Booker T. Jones
 

Booker T. Jones: It all Stax up

 
February 19, 2015
 



The career of multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones dates back to the early ‘60s when he got a gig as a session musician at Satellite (soon to be Stax Records) in Memphis. When he was 16, he played saxophone on “’Cause I Love Y...

 
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Swans
Swans
Swans

Swans‘ frontman Michael Gira originally thought he would be a visual artist. Since childhood, he regularly created illustrations and “devoured books on art.” He even went to art school. It was there that he wa...

 
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Brent Kirby
Brent Kirby
Brent Kirby

Brent Kirby has been playing music in bars since he was 14 years old. He’s currently in a number of bands including a Gram Parson’s tribute project and hosting a weekly 10 x 3 singer-songwriter night at Brothers Lou...

 
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Scott Freiman
Scott Freiman
Scott Freiman

Scott Freiman’s Beatles lectures are such a hit that he’s become a regular on the lecture circuit. Freiman, a composer and producer who started putting together Beatles presentations four years ago as a way to entertain his mus...

 
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John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon

Wisconsin-born John McCutcheon was in school at St. John’s University in Minnesota when he decided to take a trip to Appalachia to spend time with some of the musicians there and learn the tricks of the trade. It was a formativ...

 
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Bettye LaVette photo by Carol Friedman
Bettye LaVette photo by Carol Friedman
Bettye LaVette photo by Carol Friedman
 

Bettye LaVette: More than worthy

 
February 3, 2015
 



In the wake of the release of her new album, Worthy, singer Bettye LaVette played a residency at the Café Carlyle in New York City. The residency kicks off a four-month promotional tour of North America, the UK, and Europe, inc...

 
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Sinkane: World view, world groove

 
February 2, 2015
 



The music video for “How We Be,” the first single from Sinkane’s (Ahmed Gallab) latest album, Mean Love, serves as an ode to New York with its images of various neighborhoods. It includes step, ballet, breakdancing and other st...