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Bo Ningen teams up with Savages for Dadaist jam

by Shawn Despres

For many music fans, getting up early at multiday music outings is no easy task. But the few thousand folks who mustered the energy to get to the Red Marquee stage for the start of Fuji Rock 2013′s final day were treated to one of that summer’s festival highlights, Bo ...

| Nov 18, 2014

Sumi surprises with impressive debut

by Patrick ST. Michel

Sumi “Resurrect My Independence” (Self-released) Sumiko Yamazaki, who records as Sumi, grew up in Japan, but moved to the United States in 2004 and now resides in New York. On her recently released debut album, “Resurrect My Independence,” she reflects on her experience existing ...

Bastian Baker hits the clubs and karaoke

Nov 18, 2014

Bastian Baker hits the clubs and karaoke

by Catherina Depaz

Being an ambassador has its perks. Sure there’s a ton of diplomacy to weave through, but the work must be worth it if you get to hold concerts at your house. Last Friday, Swiss Ambassador Urs Bucher invited a small group over to see ...

Hokuo Night brings Kalevi in from afar

Nov 18, 2014

Hokuo Night brings Kalevi in from afar

by Madeline Barbush

Discovering Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s music feels like finding a hidden gem, and with music so freely available on the Internet these days this isn’t a far-fetched notion. The Helsinki-based artist hasn’t been hiding, though, he has been releasing his self-described brand of experimental, pseudo-pop ...

Sound is no barrier for 'world's fastest pianist'

Nov 16, 2014

Sound is no barrier for 'world's fastest pianist'

A composer who claims to be the world’s fastest pianist says tickling the ivories quicker than the human ear can hear is a surefire route to nirvana. Ukrainian Lubomyr Melnyk is working his fingers at a dizzying 19.5 notes per second, and reckons the ...

Nick Jonas sets sights on solo success

Nov 7, 2014

Nick Jonas sets sights on solo success

by Nicole Evatt

A squeaky-clean member of the Jonas Brothers no more, Nick Jonas is embracing his solo career and beefed-up image makeover. “It’s a big transition,” Jonas said in a recent interview. “I am stepping into what is really like starting over and that’s exhilarating, but ...