Album review: 'Popular Songs That Will Live Forever'

Album review: 'Popular Songs That Will Live Forever'

On his latest solo release, Rochester's Alex Northrup churns out whimsical chamber pop with a timeless mystique.

Album review: 'Watershed'

On the album "Watershed," jazz guitarist John Stein demonstrates his talent for polished compositions that reflect his adoration of Brazilian music.

Album review: 're: manhattan project'

Guitarist Denin Koch and beta particle, his jazz band of fellow Eastman graduates, tackles the history of America's nuclear weapons program on the forthcoming album "re: manhattan project."

Track review: "U.G.L.Y."

KOPPS' new single is a salty and salacious dance floor send-up combining, disco, pop, and rock.

Album review: 'Pieces of Paris'

Laura Dubin Trio's new album "Pieces of Paris" is a nostalgic jazz travelogue with quaint charm and flashes of pianists Oscar Peterson and Vince Guaraldi.

Track review: 'Love Ain't Free'

On The Dirty Pennies' new single, delivers a tighter take on its rough-and-tumble blues that's a detour into "Can You Hear Me Knockin'" territory,

Track review: 'Right to Know'

Chris “Hollywood” English has our attention again with the new single from his current band, The English Project.

Track review: 'We Gonna Get Through'

The Medicinals' new single "We Gonna Get Through" use lush, roots-reggae textures and tones to promote community optimism and resilience.

Album review: 'The Second Coming'

Hip-hop duo Young Black and Gifted brings plenty of hard-hitting substance on its new album, melding slick, streamlined beats with Black liberation thematic elements.

Album review: 'There Still Punk'

Released under the moniker Danny's Favorites, Trevor Lake's new album "There Still Punk" is both savage and sweet, with a dash of cool pop.

Album review: 'Pursuance: The Coltranes'

On jazz saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin's new album, she stakes out bold new territory with repertoire combining the music of John Coltrane and that of his wife, Alice Coltrane.

Album review: 'New York Paradox'

In his latest review, Ron Netsky explains why bassist Omer Avital and his quintet Qantar's "New York Paradox" is his pick for top jazz album of 2020 so far.

Album review: 'The Nature of Paper'

On this long-player, Fox 45 takes the rudiments found in their earlier work and picks up the pace a bit.

Album review: 'Masque'

The Patrick Jaouen Band's latest release plays out like a dark ballet.

Album review: 'Remember the Titan'

Rochester rapper Blast Blicka's unhurried and straightfoward sixth album, "Remember the Titan," features some inspired production and a steady vocal delivery, but is undermined by transphobic elements.

Album review: 'Haishen'

On its three-song debut, the Rochester trio Haishen has created a sprawling post-rock sound that relies heavily on progressive metal aesthetics, as well as slowly unfolding and unpredictable song structures.


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