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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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New Music Friday

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on July 31, 2015

Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey
With Mariah Carey now taking her swing at Las Vegas, it’s good – even refreshing to see her as she was near the beginning of her career. Actually, it’s three years in, here in 1993 as she tapes a Thanksgiving special for NBC. But she steps out in a simple black dress and sings. No mechanical lifts, lights, explosions, glitter and videos. It’s Mariah, celebrating her hits, from her first one, “Vision of Love” to &ldq…

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