From Promoter: “Coming off the heels of his gorgeous debut album, Where I’m at Now, a steady tour run with labelmate Tasha, and an exciting pair of performances at SXSW, the New York City-based producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, S. Raekwon (aka Steven Raekwon Reynolds) springs forward with a new EP of loose and joyous indie-pop gems. With I Like […]

Label: Black Cricket Recording Co. Release Date: September 16, 2022 From the label: “Timing they say is everything and as preparations are underway for the fourth – or is it the fifth?– wave of the pandemic, Iron & Wine is finally ready to share their obligatory covid coversrelease in the form of LORI. LORI finds […]

Local comedic punk veteran James Kochalka takes out the stress and frustration of the holiday season in a way many of us wish we could on his latest garage-rock single.  FCC: Clean RIYL: The Aquabats, The Dead Milkmen, Atom and His Package, Rough Francis

A brush with death was the inspiration behind the latest album by veteran Burlington MC and DJ Fattie B, but GUMBO is a front-to-back celebration of life and hip-hop. A sprawling double album with far too many special guests to mention, layered grooves often built around live instrumentation, and Fattie’s deep, authoritative voice and deft […]

Local singer-songwriter Peter Day has released two more singles from his upcoming album. “More for the Memoir” is an upbeat reflective number about “looking back but moving forward,” while “Dis-moi tes secrets” is a slow, tender number in French. Both are well worth playing, as is his previous single “Kaleidoscope.”  FCC: Clean RIYL: Semisonic, Gin […]

Local folkstar Bow Thayer turns in a spiritually-minded meditation on ways of moving through life and connecting with the people and the world around you. Slide guitar, banjo and minimalist percussion carry us along on this journey.  FCC: Clean RIYL: Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon, Martin Sexton, The Wood Brothers, Tyler Mast

VT singer-songwriter Milton Busker’s latest album delves into various moods and dimensions of Americana and folk, tackling topics from gun violence to internet culture along the way through Busker’s clever, emotionally affecting lyrics and soft-spoken deep voice.  Track Picks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: The Devil Makes Three, Shovels and Rope, Shakey […]

Local singer-songwriter Hana Zara’s latest EP is a lo-fi collection of minimalist folk tunes with gorgeous harmonies and Buddhist-inspired lyrics about “coming out of insanity and into alignment with the higher powers of truth and goodness.” Track Picks: 1, 2 FCC: Clean RIYL: Rosalie Sorrels, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Rhiannon Giddens, Fern Maddie

Local instrumental ensemble The Discussions bring the compositions of pianist Greg Rothwell to life beautifully on their new album. Typical jazz instruments are combined with string arrangements and wordless vocal harmonies for a sound that defies genre boundaries while still being thoroughly accessible. Highly recommended!  Track Picks: 1, 4 FCC: Clean RIYL: Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, […]

Mostly gracious orchestral works, various ethnic elements.

Miolina violin duo performs contemporary pieces, lyrical to tense.

Gracious, mostly flowing and lyrical piano works, modern.

As title indicates, improvisations for solo piano, varying tempi with titles giving clues as to the tempo. Play!

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia performs spoken words with musical accompaniment.

Experimental sonifications of orchid DNA–clicks + techno.

Release date: September 8, 2022 Label: Creative Destruction Records Algorithm & Blues puts critiques of an Orwellian technocracy on top of a 60s/70s classic counterculture-inspired tracks with a reggae infusion. Fight the corporate dystopia to the sound of layered sax, vocals, dreamy guitar, and lush keyboards. Play! Track picks: 1, 3, 4, 7, 13 FCC: […]

Release date: September 16, 2022 Label: Partisan Records Hailing from Austin, TX., The Black Angels are delivering a fresh new LP five years after their last release. Wilderness of Mirrors combines undulating washes of sound with more unembellished, spartan tracks to create a vivid sonic landscape that toes the waters of post-punk. Track picks: 1, […]

Local indie-pop favorite Francesca Blanchard’s latest single (translated: “I don’t know what to tell you”) starts with the sound of 60s French pop known as ye-ye and transforms it into a wild and chaotic landscape of hard-driving dance beats, whirring synths and whispered vocals. If you play this song, be sure to announce Francesca’s upcoming […]

Label: Relapse Records Release Date: August 12, 2022 From the label: “The legendary BORIS celebrate a 30 year career as one of experimental music’s mostforward-thinking, heavy, and innovative bands with the new album Heavy Rocks (2022).” This the third in the series of Heavy Rocks records which takes on ’70s rock and avant-garde, experimental, proto-metal screwballs. Seriously, when […]

This Nashville-based trio, The Lone Bellow, released their newest album, “Love Songs for Losers” on November 4, 2022. This folk/rock fusion album portrays the feelings and consequences of love and the human experience through layered harmonies and a somewhat symphonic feel. You will encounter synth-filled chords paired with delicate acoustic melodies throughout the album that […]

Cello performing Indian Classical music. Play!

Saxophone Quartet layered, droning works, some dissonance.

Gracious works for cello and piano.

Modern and contemporary works for flute and piano. Play!

Reworks of cello pieces performed on piano. Lyrical!

For solo alto sax, wavering, flowing works.