Since he was 14, I've posted my friend Greg Fleischut's music here from time to time. Greg is now 21 and it's been amazing and inspiring to watch him grow musically and across genres, from bluegrass and freak folk to indie rock and gypsy jazz. His new band Hi-Fi Honeydrops has been making quite a scene in the Los Angeles swing scene. You can catch them every Wednesday night at 1642 Beer and Wine near Echo Park. Along with Greg on guitar, the band consists of Keegan Anglim on guitar, Ellie Athyde on bass, Max Bryk on clarinet, and David Elsenbroich on guitar and vocals. (In the above video shot during a recent swing night at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill, Jake Reed is guest on the skins.)
Six thousand musicians entered NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert competition, but this year’s unanimous winner was Tank and the Bangas for this delightful jam.
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the first jazz record ever released, or rather “jass” record. In a New York City recording studio, five white musicians called the Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded the “Livery Stable Blues” backed by the “Dixie Jass One-Step” on a 78 RPM disc. Of course, jazz music was actually […]
dj BC writes, “In 2006 I mixed a bunch of New Orleans artists with Wu Tang rappers to make the record ‘Wu Orleans.’ 11 years later, here’s part two, with ten new songs. Free MP3 download of both albums here. A very limited run of vinyl with all 20 Wu Orleans songs on two records, […]
Wireless headphones aren’t a mind-bending thing anymore now that Apple made them the standard thing-to-be-outraged-over-in-the-new-iPhone fare, thereby killing the cool factor. But let’s be reasonable here. Wires really are a pain when you’re running, trying to get off the bus, or even just standing up from your desk. Wireless headphones make sense, they just don’t […]
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