Covers Review: Converting Magnificence Into Sufficiency

If Chan Marshall's 11th album included all of Cat Power's songs in their original form, it would be a fantastic playlist. It would be genre-spanning, taking in everything from forgotten classics (country superstar Kitty Wells' It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels) to beloved classics (Nico's These Days), from obscure numbers by obscure artists […]

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David Bowie's Music Publishing Rights Auctioned for $250m

According to unnamed sources speaking to Variety, the publication rights to David Bowie's vast and unparalleled library of songs were sold by his estate to Warner Chappell Music (WCM), Warner Music Group's publishing arm, in a transaction valued at least $250 million (£185 million). "These are not only extraordinary songs, but milestones that have forever […]

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‘I Found Myself in a Boat on Mushrooms with Mariah Carey Blaring on a Boombox'

My mother used to have a vacation home on the Mornington Peninsula with her brothers and sisters. My cousin, sister, and I were so anxious to save the home when they informed us they wanted to sell it one year that we came up with a plan: we'd start organizing tiny festival parties in the […]

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Singer-Songwriter Jana Horn Is Guided by Her Beliefs

Jana Horn had no idea what her song Jordan was about when she penned it. She'd been brooding over two chords for two days at her brother's place after a breakup when a lyric occurred to her: "They called me to Jordan." She followed the trail of the thread. "I had no idea what I […]

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Review: Le Gateau Chocolat & Jonny Woo

Good luck spreading holiday happiness on the same day that your concert, like every other at this location, has been Covid-canceled till the new year. But, despite the fact that this is a sad background to Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo's cheap-and-cheerful songs-from-the-shows cabaret, the two refuse to give in. The so-called "ebony and […]

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Kentaro Mashimo's Unique Take on Bass Playing and Music Production

Kentaro Mashimo is a professional musician and producer specializing in bass guitar performance and production. He's currently based in the Boston area, a city renowned for its varied music culture and music institutions.  Mashimo previously studied at the city's leading music school: Berklee College of Music, and he has gone on to record bass for […]

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