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  • Posted on Madonna – The Confessions Tour/I’m Going to Tell You a Secret

    By Matthue Roth On Madonna’s new documentary I’m Going to Tell You a Secret– one of two DVD/CD packages she’s put out in the past 8 months–she finishes her tour …

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  • Posted on TA SHMA – Come Listen

    Ta Shma is a supergroup of sorts—Hasidic MC and beatboxer Chunah Silverman, previously best known for freestyling on every corner of the C.H. [is that a commonly recognized abbreviation?] of …

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  • Posted on KLEZMATICS – Wonder Wheel

    When Woody Guthrie, the godfather of American folk music, died, he left the lyrics to hundreds of songs, along with some pretty big boots to fill. The author of such …

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  • Posted on Regina Spektor – Begin to Hope

    by Matthue Roth I don’t want to say this prematurely — and I definitely don’t want to rush into things — but I think I found my new Tori Amos. …

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  • Posted on Rav Shmuel – Protocols

    By Matthue Roth Rav Shmuel, according to his website, is a rabbi who drinks beer and listens to the Grateful Dead. For those on the outside, such a thing might …

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  • Posted on Golem – Fresh Off Boat

    By Matthue Roth It’s really hard to be snobby about Golem. And yet, there are so many reasons to—the panoply of languages they sing in that none of their fan-base …

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  • Posted on Chasidic Tunes Inspire Rockers

    NEW YORK, NY — (February 18, 2007) Mordechai Shinefield The last few years in mainstream music have seen an explosion of bands influenced by Eastern European melodies and songs. From …

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  • Posted on Regina Spektor – Begin to Hope

    Regina Spektor comes from the New York City antifolk scene, that curious bisection of painfully earnest singer-songwriting and hipster cool. After an unexpected tidal wave of popularity with her eponymous …

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