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Smart, Cutting-Edge Tunesmithing at Manhattan’s Most Comfortable Listening Room

Source: New York Music Daily

Much as the world of singer-songwriters has shrunk, in the wake of the death of the big record labels – call it a market correction – Manhattan still has a great listening room for solo acoustic acts and small string bands. That venue is the American Folk Art Museum, just a few steps from the uptown 1 local to 66th Street, across the triangle from Lincoln Center. Their mostly-weekly Free Music Fridays series starts at 5:30 on the nose, goes to about quarter after seven and spans the world of folk music, from vintage Americana, gospel and blues to ...

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The Klezmatics Build Their Legacy With Yet Another Explosive, Eclectic Album

Source: New York Music Daily

This new album has a song about slavery. another about the joys of being out and gay in an oppressive society, one about the murder of an innocent immigrant, along with a pretty wild drinking song, a bunch of dance numbers and a handful of dirges. Pretty relevant stuff, right? Is this hip-hop? Blues? New wave? None of the above, It’s the new Klezmatics album, Apikorsom/Heretics, streaming at Spotify. And it’s one of the best releases of 2016.

The Klezmatics are the Clash of klezmer. Back in the 80s, the Clash were the one punk band that pretty much ...

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The Family Crest Hit It Big with the Post-Millennials

Source: New York Music Daily

Due diligence is a bitch. This is what happens when you don’t reread your own music blog.

Publicist sends an email. Hey, wanna go see somebody open for Something the Ghost?

Something the Ghost? You mean Fever the Ghost? Why the hell not! Kind of glammy, post-Bowie, psychedelic, lots of keys! Forget that the bandname is stupid and signifies trendoid-ness. Reviewed ’em last year, last August or so if memory serves right. Check the blog index to make sure? Naaaaaa, no time for that….

Opening band hits at 9:20 – publicist wasn’t lying, They’re moving things right along at ...

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A Grim Look into the Future from HUMANWINE

Source: New York Music Daily

Boston’s best band, HUMANWINE have been making important, politically insightful, exhilarating Romany-flavored punk rock and noir cabaret for over a decade. They’re the closest thing to the Clash or the Dead Kennedys that we have right now. Those comparisons are especially appropriate considering that HUMANWINE (a cryptic acronym for Humans Underground Making Anagrams Nightly While Imperialistic Not-Mes Enslave) don’t just write songs about doom and despair under an all-seeing Orwellian eye. The band’s core, frontwoman Holly Brewer and guitarist/keyboardist Matthew McNiss envision an alternate future that’s NOT a corporate fascist surveillance state. Since the band came up right after the Bush/Cheney ...

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Golem Creates a Monster New Album

Source: New York Music Daily

Golem are sort of the klezmer counterpart to both Gogol Bordello and World Inferno: all three bands came out of New York around the same time. Golem’s shtick is that they use biting old Jewish melodies as a springboard for edgy punk rock, crazy circus rock and straight-up hotshot klezmer. They’re playing the album release show for their new one, Tanz, at Joe’s Pub on May 29 at 9:30; cover is $14. The sedate, shi-shi venue has no idea what kind of madness they’ve gotten themselves into.

The current version of this band is probably the best ever. Sardonic, charismatic ...

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