Reviews and Blog Posts: music

Holiday Cheer!

​This time of year we all spend a lot of time buzzing around - shopping, going to holiday parties and attending holiday events. Sometimes this constant non-stop list of activities make it very hard to actually enjoy the season. If you are having a hard time getting into the spirit, join us this Saturday, December 13th for some fun holiday programming!

Defining Documentaries

Girl Rising

As film festivals go, DOC NYC is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world.

Round 2 of Volume Starts Now!

Are you ready for some great new local music? I hope so, because we've just finished reviewing the second round of submissions for Volume, our local music site. We received over 60 submissions this time around, and have chosen the albums that will be used. We're working with the musicians on the paperwork, and on our technical end to get the music loaded. We'll be releasing new albums, every Tuesday, as we're ready (again, DRM- and $$$-free to DPL cardholders!).

Hozier.

by composer Hozier

Reviewer Rating:
5

Hozier’s self-titled debut album is pure magic. I’m concerned that he will not be able to outdo himself and make a better album after this one!

Secondhand rapture

by Ms Mr (Musical group)

Reviewer Rating:
4

The duo MS MR ( pronounced-Miz Mister) are a New-York based group who consist of Lizzy Palpinger and Max Hershenow.  In their debut album Secondhand Rapture, the duo has an outstanding way of blending pop with a melancholy dark tone that produces great music. Lizzy’s voice is powerful, pure and...

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:
4

This book is amazing in so many ways. From the way it captures high school and life woes to the way it talks about music and comic books. Eleanor and Park don't exactly hit off right away, but something brings them together. I enjoyed the weird, awkward conversations and encounters...

A Voice Like Butter

On August 26th at Red Rocks Amphitheatre the sultry sounds and laid-back demeanor of John Legend captivated an audience and dazzled us with that smooth, crisp voice. For a crowd that endured the trek to the Amphitheatre in a pouring rain , the 21/2 show was a superb reward.

*R.I.P*

Honestly, Rap/Hip Hop seem to have really taken a nose dive during this last decade compared to those before it! The verses make no sense; there's no storytelling, no meaning; the hooks are extremely mainstream/popish; and beats are all about bass. Honestly, most songs are absolutely ridiculous. Man, what happened?! Did you, Artist, cash your checks and check out? Seriously!

Your First Time

Pink

Do you remember your first time? 

Keegan, age 22, remembers. "I was new to the neighborhood. It didn't take any time at all!" Zac, age 31, also remembers. "My Mom held my hand through the whole thing!" Toby, age 52, just smiles. "I remember being so happy!" 

Lunch Box Music Series brings House of Joy to Central Library This Thursday

“On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined.” --  Lord George Gordon Byron

House of Joy
Thursday, August 21, noon-1 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

House of Joy is an award winning Mother/Daughter duo featuring Joy Myers on piano, accordion and vocals, and Beth Wilberger on violin, mandolin and vocals. They are performers, teachers and artists. Discover the diversity of music from around the world through European Classical, Traditional Folk/Bluegrass/Celtic, Broadway, Standards, and Children's' Music!

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