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Screen shot 2016-04-21 at 6.31.11 am Ten Questions with FRANKIE COSMOS

Frankie Cosmos is Greta Kline, a NYC singer/songwriter/rocker who writes, sings and performs heartbeat-powered indie rock that recalls the best of K Records. That's a shorthand way of saying her music is mostly quiet soul-searching personal love songs with a kick deftly supplied by a first-rate band that includes Aaron Maine of the band Porches.

It should be added (for the record) that Greta is the daughter of...


Joy. A quintet exploration.

As you probably know, black prison inmates in America’s South, hammering and digging along rural roads, came up with chain gang songs. They lifted their voices and their feet, clinking and clanging in percussive harmony.

Black brothers in South Africa did something akin in Apartheid days. Along with their fetters, they also wore massive boots, working in flooded gold mines. American-born Englishman David Bruce was...


150121-walker-lukens 0-640x426 Ten Questions with WALKER LUKENS

Austin's Walker Lukens sings rock songs with a swagger, a swoon, a velvet edge that cuts through a retro-fueled funk like Frankie Valli with a shiv. His music struts, it sneers as Walker sings his stories about life and love in the big city. 

On his one-sheet, they say he's been compared to Nilsson (slightly off the mark), to Tom Waits (not sure why) and Pavement (a real head scratcher there). A closer comparison...


Harmonious connections.

American composer John Adams started making his indelible impression on listeners when, in his early 30s, he spun off from the compelling audacity of minimalism into his own directions with pieces such as Shaker Loops and Harmonium. The former is one of two works, remarkably, that the Omaha Symphony has been offering within five days of each other. 

Harmonielehre is the second. About this dynamic, expressive,...


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