Diverse Music

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A century ago an unusual musical experiment took place that generated howls of protest and actual fistfights from the audience. Now in 2014 that same experimental music genre is making a comeback at Syracuse University – and is still raising eyebrows.

TV On The Radio - Premier New Song

Aug 26, 2013
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This morning, public radio stations across the country premiered genre-bending rock band TV On The Radio’s new single, "Million Miles."

It’s the group’s second single from a yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album, due for release sometime soon on producer Dave Sitek’s own record label, Federal Prism. It will be TV On The Radio’s first album since parting ways with Interscope Records, which released the group’s prior three albums.

 

  

 

 

  

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16 year old New Zealand native, Ella Yelich-O'Connor and her band Lorde perform one of the biggest hits of the summer, "Royals"
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Joe Lee

Despite the rain on Saturday, hardcore jazz fans showed up to Jamesville Beach for some magical moments.  Here's what you missed if you stayed away.

aaronneville.com

One way I rate music is - after I hear a song (or songs), do I wanna hear that song again. A few days ago, I checked Aaron Neville's recent CD, "My True Story", out of the Petit Library, and I'm on my 7th listen to the whole CD...  actually, I've lost count of how many times I've listened.  And on most all the songs, I'm singin' along... ha ha ha ... This disc, co-produced by Keith Richards and Don Was, features Neville and an excellent group of back-up singers lovingly interpreting 13 of Neville's favorite oldies and doowop songs.

smoothvibes.com

CNY Jazz held a press conference today at CNY Jazz Central to reveal the 2013 NE Jazz & Wine Festival lineup.  Taking place in Clinton Square July 26-27, the festival will again feature two days of free jazz, smooth jazz and R&B programming on three stages.

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Blues and soul balladeer Bobby 'Blue' Bland died on Sunday in Memphis.
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Retro-R&B singer Sharon Jones (Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings) is taking a break from touring to focus on treatment and recovery.
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A new schedule has been released for the 31st Annual M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest and it features one of the more critically acclaimed voices in jazz today.  Thanks to a recent grant from the Central New York Community Foundation, chart-topping jazz singer Giacomo Gates is headed to Syracuse.  Syracuse Jazz Fest Executive Director Frank Malfitano describes Giacomo Gates as a "vocalese hipster in the style of Jon Hendricks and Eddie Jefferson."  Gates performs Friday, July 5th at 5:00 PM.

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Notable jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller passes in Allentown, PA at 57.
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