• Posted on Rooftop Roots a Jdub mixtape

    by Guy Emanuel The Rooftop Roots “mixtape,” which is not mixed in the true mixtape sense at all, starts off with Balkan Beat Box’s “Digital Monkey.” Tomer Yosef proclaims to …

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  • Posted on Not Another Musty Klezmer Cover Band

    by Lori Finkel Klezmer Juice is not another musty klezmer cover band. With the help of digital samplers, Gustavo Bulgach spins a new age Sephardic rhythm with a dusty Ashkenazi …

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  • Posted on With Apologies to Lenny Bruce

    By Esther Werdiger Jewdar. You know, that thing that sort of starts buzzing when I spot someone who looks vaguely Semitic, somebody who’s surname ends in a …man, …stein or …

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  • Posted on Shemspeed Radio

    We are working on updating the radio right now. We are going to take it from 150 tracks to hundreds and hundreds, so feel free to keep checking back to …

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  • Posted on Kosha Dillz contest

    Make a video for “Rollercoaster Baby” and win a Shemspeed iPod! “Rollercoaster Baby” is Kosha Dillz’s new single and he is looking for all you Shemspeeders to make the YouTube …

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  • Posted on Nehedar: Pick Your Battles

    By Matthue Roth Live, Nehedar is a revolving cast of musicians: djembe, ***. On this, nehedar’s first album, the music is even more rambling: from the swingy Stray Cats strut …

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  • Posted on YIDCore: They Tried to Kill Us, They Failed, Let’s Eat!

    YIDCore “They Tried to Kill Us, They Failed, Let’s Eat!” Rubber Records by Matthue Roth What happens when the defining band of its genre turns its back on said genre, …

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  • Posted on Pharaoh’s Daughter: Haran

    Pharaoh’s Daughter “Haran” Oy!hoo Records  by Matthue Roth When vocalist/oudist Basya Schechter released her first album as Pharaoh’s Daughter in 2000, she took both sides of the Jewish music world …

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