RIP Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

  Singer, songwriter, poet, and mystic Leonard Cohen has died. He was 82. His last recording, You Want it Darker, was released on October 21st. “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Selected Poems, Leonard Cohen.

Sharon Van Etten – “Are We There”

Are We There Sharon Van Etten Jagjaguwar, 2014   Sharon Van Etten’s latest solo album retains elements of her previous work: the immediacy of her lyrics and her songs’ beautiful musical atmospheres. As on Tramp, one continues to hear Van Etten’s vocal range expand – by now able to encompass keening soprano lines as wellContinue reading “Sharon Van Etten – “Are We There””

10/19: Dar Williams at Symphony Space

On Saturday, October 19th at 8 PM, Singer-songwriter Dar Williams will perform at New York City’s Symphony Space. The concert is part of a tour in support of Williams’s latest studio album, In The Time Of Gods (2012, Razor & Tie). The album presents ten tales from Greek mythology which are repurposed by Williams to address contemporary issues. Like much ofContinue reading “10/19: Dar Williams at Symphony Space”