UVA’s Klezmer Ensemble blends modern rock with Jewish tradition

On Thursday, traditional Jewish music met contemporary Yiddish rock in a performance by the University of Virginia’s Klezmer Ensemble, celebrating 10 years under the direction of Joel Rubin. Rubin, an ethnomusicologist and associate professor of music, is widely recognized as a leader in the revival of klezmer music, which flourished in Eastern European Jewish cultures […]

20 awesome country songs from rock bands

File photo of the eagles At its core, rock n ‘roll is half country and half blues, but sometimes there is a little more of one of these elements in a song than the other. Other times there are many more. Hence the often used descriptors “blues rock” and “country rock”. The Eagles are perhaps […]

Cheap Trick are one of the greatest rock bands of all time – why aren’t they in the Hall of Fame?

Last week, Billboard published an enlightening article on the process by which an individual band or musician is elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. In particular, the article shed light on the secret nature of the voting system and the mafia code of silence that surrounds it: the members of […]

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