England’s indie-rock Bloc Party still evolving after 17 years

England’s indie-rock Bloc Party still evolving after 17 years

“There isn’t a prescribed formula when it comes to making music.”

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Boston-based band Quilt is informed by a wide-open musical approach

“There was no intention behind our music. We just wanted to be a band.”
Though the group has released three albums since 2011, Quilt has been together since late 2008. Formed in Boston by Shane Butler and Anna Fox Rochinski — then students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts — the group grew out of the city’s do-it-yourself musical scene.

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Critics' Picks: July 21-27

Performances by Daughter and Jeff Rosenstock, plus Jam on Walnut, Steel City Fest and a triple-threat of Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick
[ROCK ’N’ ROLL] + THU., JULY 21 When I was little, my mother and I used kitchen utensils as microphones to sing along with the likes of Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick as we made food together.

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The four-track tape recorder gets its day in the sun with new Pittsburgh lo-fi compilation

A Chronology of Survival: The Lo-Fi of K.M. Gainfort celebrates the catalog of Mirkwood Recordings
Kurt Gainfort bought a TASCAM four-track cassette recorder in 1996, and in the years that followed, the device grew to define his sound. Recording on only four tracks can be constricting, but it was that limitation that shaped the way he made music, whether for his label, Mirkwood Recordings, as K.M. Gainfort, or under the moniker, Stands in Lightning.

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A review of Reggie Watkins’ The Jimmy Knepper Project: Avid Admirer
Reggie Watkins The Jimmy Knepper Project: Avid Admirer (BYNK Records) www.reggiewatkinsmusic.com Jimmy Knepper’s name might not reside in the upper pantheon of jazz musicians, but aficionados know the late trombonist was a gifted soloist and a strong support player.

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