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Mailbag: Funeral Club – In the Fire LP

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Other Stuff You Might Like: Sleepover Shows

20 December, 2012

Sleepover Shows is the brainchild of husband and wife duo Kelly and Rob Ribera (with emeritus member Aviv Rubenstein).  The site is dedicated to filming musicians as they pass through Boston in my home state of Massachusetts.  The results are impressive, covering a wide range of styles and settings in much the same vein...
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Mailbag: Funeral Club – In the Fire LP

4 July, 2012

Founded in 2006, Funeral Club is the stage name of husband and wife duo Jenny and Joseph Andreotti.  The band – whose sound evokes memories of Nick Cave, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and the best parts of early-80s Cure – completed their magnificent third album, In the Fire, in Spring of 2011. As the...
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Happy New Year! – Albums I Loved in 2011

30 December, 2011

Hi, Everyone!  Well, it’s that time of year again!  The time when I get to pontificate about the top releases of the year.  However, as usual, I have a really difficult time ranking things.  This is something that carries over from my work as a professor.  After all, what is the difference between a...
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First Listen: New Songs from Katie Davis

9 November, 2011

Friend of the blog, past feature, and all-around excellent singer-songwriter Katie Davis has released three new songs via YouTube, and you lucky devils can hear them after the jump.  The songs are currently in the form of home recordings which feature just Katie and her guitar.  The result is three wonderfully intimate recordings that...
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Mailbag: Delta Rae: “Bottom of the River”

31 October, 2011

Delta Rae is a North Carolina band with four lead singers, and a whole mess of harmonies.  Their sound fuses Americana, Blues, Gospel, and Rock, and it comes at you like a freight train.  In their new, Halloween-friendly single, “Bottom of the River” (video and free download below), the band creates an enormous sound...
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