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by Steve Horowitz

18 Oct 2017

Dan Reeder's "Nobody  Wants to Be You" could be the soundtrack to a 1950s film noir, but one in which you never see the femme fatale.

Photo: Dan Reeder

Dan Reeder is a DIY kind of artist who is always creating something but not necessarily recording music for public consumption. He’s just released his fourth CD in 13 years, an EP as a precursor to a full-length production in 2018. The title cut “Nobody Wants to Be You” is typical Reeder fare: irreverent, strange and nonsensical. It is also heartfelt, bristly and fun. There are no hidden secret messages. What you hear is what you get.

by Jonathan Frahm

18 Oct 2017

Barenaked Ladies keep  on trucking with the refreshingly fun-loving and adventurous "We Took the Night".

Photo: Matt Barnes (Concord Music Group)

Believe it or not, Barenaked Ladies have been together for nearly 30 years. As we approach that three-decade anniversary, the Toronto rockers are looking to close out the year in style with a brand new record.

by Jordan Blum

17 Oct 2017

Spock's Beard shares  a live performance of their classic song "I'm Dying".

Photo: Joel Barrios

Released in the summer of 2002, Spock’s Beard’s sixth studio LP, Snow, was a landmark release in several ways. Not only did it stand as the American quintet’s first narrative album—and arguably their greatest achievement thus far, as well as one of the greatest progressive rock records of all time—but it also marked their final studio outing with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/lead songwriter Neal Morse (who departed to focus on a spiritual solo career that’s still going strong).

by Jonathan Frahm

17 Oct 2017

Love Light Orchestra  recall the glory days of Memphis soul and blues on "Love and Happiness".

Acclaimed Memphis vocalist John Nemeth‘s latest project sees him joining forces with some of Tennessee’s finest soul musicians. The ten-piece collective, called the Love Light Orchestra, brings their audience back to the era of 1960s R&B.

by Jedd Beaudoin

17 Oct 2017

Kentucky outfit continues  its long-held tradition of defying the rules and coming up winning.

Photo: Chris Higdon

Louisville, Kentucky’s Wax Fang returns with a track to give you the shivers. Built on an eerie, hip-hop-ish rhythms, psychedelic-cum-horror rock keyboard figures and a devastatingly beautiful vocal take from Lacey Guthrie (Twin Limb), “Glass Island” bursts into a deep-cutting, prog-influenced ecstasy that’ll leave listeners marveling at the ease with which this quartet moves between these disparate spheres.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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