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Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Present Music explores new venues

 On Saturday Present Music explored yet another unprecedented venue in the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside. A previous performance took place at a private East Side home, and the same program is planned for
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Melodie Fantastique

 The proudly eclectic Japonize Elephants mix and match bluegrass and klezmer, the Balkans and Appalachia. Then they move on to explore the space where Gypsy and Arab melodies converge within the context of an eccentric
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Taverns N' Taps

 If no one else has attempted what folkie Terry Murphy does on his third album, it's a wonder that the idea wasn't on anybody else's mind: a song cycle about Wisconsin watering holes. Murphy's dozen tunes about goings-on
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Fire & Hail

 The term "punk bluegrass," coined for the Bad Livers and The Meat Purveyors, applies to Milwaukee's now-defunct .357 String Band. Their ferocious recasting of bluegrass lives not only in banjoist/singer Joe Huber's current
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Orient Noir (Piranha)

Heard on Orient Noir are cultural currents that have spilled over the boundaries of language and the artificial borders of nations in the Near East. A compilation of tracks from Marseille’s Arab diaspora and Serbia, from the...
Monday, July 16, 2012

Songs and Dances of Madisonia (Omnium)

If Madisonia were a country, it would lie somewhere in the Balkans, maybe east of the Carpathians—judging by Reptile Palace Orchestra's CD. On Songs and Dances, the longtime...
Monday, June 4, 2012

Boxes, Bagels & Elephants

The port of Marseille has always been a magnet for many nations, and like New York nowadays, it's also become a high-speed cultural blender. The French Mediterranean city is home to Kabbalah, whose new CD often sounds like an Orthodox...

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