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Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on August 28, 2015

Kaskade - Freaks of Nature
Qello Music’s parade of EDM titles continues this week with two excellent titles. For a full concert experience, check out Kaskade, out of San Francisco. Here, on his “Freaks of Nature Tour” of 2012, we see him at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in his home town and at Staples Center in L.A., where he was the first solo DJ to headline the iconic arena. Beyond DJing, Kaskade is a fine composer, vocalist and producer, and displays all…

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New Music Friday

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted on August 21, 2015

OurVinyl - Acoustic: A Collection of Live Performances
How refreshing. No arena audiences screaming and holding up selfie sticks. No slick stages. It’s musical acts, one after another, performing a song each. Bronze Radio Return play engaging roots music out behind a brick building somewhere. Liz Longley plays and sings “Skin and Bones” in a studio decorated with guitars on one wall. Others are in garages and warehouses. All 20 acts are part of an OurVinyl…

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New Music Friday

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on August 14, 2015

Deadmau5 – Live at Earls Court
We’re featuring one EDM title each week in August, and this time out, it’s the Mouse Man, Joel Zimmerman, a/k/a deadmau5. He’s one of those very few electronic artists who can pack 19,000 fans into the house (no pun intended) at Earls Court in London. His show, in late 2010, was part of his world tour for his fifth album, 4x4=12 (must be the even newer math!). Deadmau5 told Billboard that he saw the video recording as a hi-d…

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New Music Friday

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on August 7, 2015

Buddy Guy - Live: The Real Deal
As the title of his new album declares, Buddy Guy was born to play the blues. He’s been doing it for half a century, and his Chicago-accented blues have influenced, among others, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Mayer. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. So, he’s the real deal (except for his name; it’s actually George). Here, he’s at his own Legends clu…

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