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An Artist’s Guide to CMJ, in Retrospect

It having been my third year at CMJ, and a native-New Yorker, you’d think I’d have the hustle and bustle of the City’s biggest music festival down to second nature. Take off from the day job for the week, pick up my pass, get a second memory card for the DSLR, and make my schedule. Last year, I was relatively ... Read More »

The Arcs performed as part of NPR Music’s First Listen Live series

Concert Review by Garrett D. Kennedy September 9, 2015 | Housing Works Bookstore Café, New York City – Expectations were high. Heck, Rolling Stone Magazine’s David Fricke was behind me in line, NPR was taping the show, and All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen was snapping pictures next to me once Dan Auerbach and company took the stage. Fans entered ... Read More »

Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy

Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy are the duo featured as our Artists of the Month. The two have just released their fourth album Inside We Are the Same and it is heralding great reviews. Kilbey and Kennedy are two very distinct personalities. Kilbey, born in the UK spent his formidable years in Australia. He founded The Church in 1980 and ... Read More »

STATEMENT FROM CHRIS SQUIRE’S WIFE, SCOTLAND SQUIRE

Here is a time-sensitive statement from Scotland Squire, the wife of Chris Squire–the Grammy Award-winning bass guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and founding member of Yes–who passed away Saturday, June 27. “My best friend and the love of my life Chris Squire will be cremated today in Scottsdale, Arizona at 3:00 pm. However, knowing Chris, he might be running a bit late ... Read More »

Exclusive Video Premiere: “Love You More” by Lily Virginia

Exclusive Video Premiere: “Love You More” by Lily Virginia “Love You More”, is the latest video released by Lily Virginia. With vocal comparisons from Kate Bush and Annie Lenox to Sarah McLachlan and Sara Bareilles, Lily brings her originality and vocal talents to this new video. The video highlights her vocal and musical talents in a visually pleasing studio setting. ... Read More »

Album Review: Buffalo Sunn Debuts With By The Ocean, By The Sea

Review by Kathy McConnell We wrote about Buffalo Sunn this summer after they released the first track off of their forthcoming debut full-length album. That track, “By Your Side,” with its clear influences of the 60s and 90s and west coast feel left us curious for more. We wanted to know what the band is all about and what their ... Read More »