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Dog Ears Music: Volume Forty-Seven

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's column features Juana Molina, Aaron Copland, Tandemoro, Miguel Caló, My Brightest Diamond and Dave Apollon.

The Australian Born St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Makes North American Debut At Meadow Brook on Saturday, September 14th

Kelly Frazier | Posted 11.09.2013 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The people of the Metro Detroit area may not know what exactly the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is about at all, but why should they? It comes from Australia! Okay. That might get people's interest now.

Brooklyn Rider Makes It New

William Robin | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
William Robin

Few ensembles embody Ezra Pound's 1934 modernist maxim "Make It New" as wholeheartedly as the string quartet Brooklyn Rider.

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival and the Invisible Architecture of Musical Taste

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Upon experiencing Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, however -- the New York City festival that Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner of the band The National were commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) to curate -- genre distinctions emerged more grossly superficial than ever before.

Beautiful Mechanical: yMusic, The Ready-Made Collaborators

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 12.04.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

yMusic has created something stunning and uncanny -- a vital document of the indie-classical movement that simultaneously resists and transcends the connotations associated with the subgenre.

50 Musicians And Their Childhood Dream Jobs

pastemagazine.com | Max Blau | Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts

Lots of children want to be rock stars when they’re young. At a certain age, most kids trade in shredding on their air guitars, manically dancing an...

Beyond Ecstatic: The Multimedia Fever Dream of "Letters to Distant Cities"

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Letters to Distant Cities achieves a rare feat -- it gifts the listener with a truly multimedia experience that one can rarely access through a conventional album in the privacy of home.

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #5: Sarah Kirkland Snider and Rob Moose

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

On Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. composer Sarah Kirkland Snider partners with vocalist/composer Shara Worden of the art rock band My Brightest Diam...

The Top 10 Alternative Art Songs of 2001-2010

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

With the absurd distinction between serious and non-serious musics largely eradicated, it's time to take stock of some of the best alternative art songs of 2001-2010.

HuffPost Reviews: Slash, Madonna, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Plus A Conversation with Matt Hires, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Slash's first solo album shows continuity and expert songwriting despite all of the musical influences involved. But despite its being a solid release, the old school rock 'n' roll can sometimes get a little too reliable.

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.