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Yes, Even Solomon Burke Had Jewish Roots

Yes, Even Solomon Burke Had Jewish Roots
By October 13, 2010

Solomon Burke, one of the great soul singers from the 60’s, died on Monday from natural causes in Amsterdam. Burke was a major musical innovator, mixing blues, soul and gospel with his own personal flourishes at a time when rock … Read More

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Reviewed: “Girls to the Front” by Sara Marcus

Reviewed: “Girls to the Front” by Sara Marcus
By October 12, 2010

Many punks in the 90s incorporated politics as much as they did guitar and drums. But of all those punks, none had an impact quite like the ones Sara Marcus covers in Girls to the Front. Read More

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Insane Clown Posse are Mad Crazy into Jesus, Yo.

Insane Clown Posse are Mad Crazy into Jesus, Yo.
By October 12, 2010

When you think “strong Christian values,” is the first thought that crosses your mind the Gathering of the Juggalos? According to Perez Hilton, the duo that have influenced so many brilliant minds are really in the whole “horrorcore” game simply … Read More

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Schmekel: Your Friendly Neighborhood All-Jewish, All Transgender Punk Band

Schmekel: Your Friendly Neighborhood All-Jewish, All Transgender Punk Band
By October 7, 2010

According to the bio on their Facebook page, “Schmekel is New York City’s only All-Jewish All-Transgender Polka-Punk band. Their music sounds a bit like The Kinks crashed a Bar Mitzvah,while their lyrics combine bawdy humor and critical awareness, encouraging audiences … Read More

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Top Ten Guilt Songs

Top Ten Guilt Songs
By September 16, 2010

We all know that sometimes saying sorry just doesn’t cut it – that’s why you need to provide full orchestration and three-part harmony! In the spirit of Yom Kippur, a playlist to help you get down with your self-denying self. 1. … Read More

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The “Dude You Have no Quran” Guy Gets an Autotune Remix

The “Dude You Have no Quran” Guy Gets an Autotune Remix
By September 16, 2010

The jury is still out if the guy who saved a Quran from getting charred is a MOT.  We were looking at the evidence (somewhat Jewish name, good at merchandising), but then got distracted by this autotune remix of his … Read More

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Brazillian Psychedelic Band Os Mutantes Must Really Like Jews

Brazillian Psychedelic Band Os Mutantes Must Really Like Jews
By September 15, 2010

First they took DeLeon out on the road, and now it’s being announced that the reformed classic Brazillian psychedelic band, Os Mutantes will be bringing “lo-fi pop wunderkind,” Ariel Pink on their upcoming Fall tour. Maybe we’re looking into this … Read More

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Steve Gordon And The Kosher 5: The First Jewish Hip Hop Album Ever?

Steve Gordon And The Kosher 5: The First Jewish Hip Hop Album Ever?
By September 3, 2010

I’ve been trolling through record stores, garage sales, flea markets, and Salvation Army stores for rare records since I was a little kid, and the excitement I feel when I find a rare record has always stayed the same. Today, … Read More

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