• Posted on The Carsitters : Born to Stay 

    by Matthue Roth Noa Margalit, the lead singer of Israeli rock band the Carsitters, has a husky, wry voice, both excitable and wise, that wouldn’t sound out of place singing …

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  • Posted on Sephardic Festival

    a message from the SMF crew: We are currently planning THE 3rd ANNUAL SEPHARDIC MUSIC FESTIVAL (SMF), which will showcase Sephardic, Yemenite, and Ladino music. We are looking for artists …

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  • Posted on Whoa is Ben Lee

    by Matthue Roth “Awake is the new sleep,” Ben Lee whisper-sings repeatedly in the denouement of “Whatever It Is,” the first song on the album of the same title. It …

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  • Posted on Win a Shemspeed iPOD

    das right! We started the raffle at Jewzapalooza where Shemspeed had a table with our favorite CDs and the official Shem Shirts. DJ Balagan, Y-Love and handler were in the …

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  • Posted on The King!

    by Guy Emanuel King Django is a world renown Ska artist who runs his own label, Stubborn Records.  Back in 1997, way before Matisyahu, Y-Love, Idan Raichel, and all the …

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  • Posted on Marissa Nadler: Songs III: Bird on the Water

    by Matthue Roth Marissa Nadler is, to some extent, a diva in the Björk/Bonfire Madigan/Diamanda Galas mold. A straight-ahead singer who sings elusive, haunting songs; whose weapon of choice is …

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  • Posted on Beastie Boys All Mixed Up

    by Guy Emanuel “The Mix Up” begins with the Beastie Boys talking in that classic “We Are in The Studio” style, where before you play any instruments you talk about …

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  • Posted on Sarah Aroeste Band: Puertas

    by Matthue Roth In 1492, Sarah Aroeste’s family was one of thousands of Spanish Jewish families who were forced into exile when the Inquisition hit the fan. A little more …

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