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The Diana Leich quartet performs at Porchfest on Sept. 25 as crowds of people walk by, taking in the sound of various music genres from different porches.

Porchfest happily returns to the Ithaca live music scene

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor September 28, 2022
Porchfest returned to Ithaca in full swing Sept. 25 following a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Van Morrisons new album dives into jazz and folk, making it an enjoyable, albeit bland, album. While the album doesnt necessarily have any glaring flaws, it doesnt take any artistic leaps either.

Review: Album lacks lasting substance and potential

By Alex Hartzog November 6, 2019

A far cry from his past work, singer-songwriter Van Morrison’s newest album, “Three Chords & the Truth,” invokes heavy folk and jazz vibes. However, Morrison’s new album feels like high-quality...

Review: Singles for the Week of of 4/7

Review: Singles for the Week of of 4/7

By Olivia Riggio, Life & Culture Editor April 7, 2019

“Unbearably White” Vampire Weekend Released April 4, 2019 Spring Snow, LLC. A song named “Unbearably White” by a band known for their preppy, New England aesthetic may elicit some...

Jessica Pratt bears it all with her heartfelt album Quiet Signs. The album is combination of many genres and comes together as a truly unique listening experience.

Review: “Quiet Signs” is an intimate look into singer’s universe

By Sean Murphy February 11, 2019

It’s easy to listen to Jessica Pratt and forget the world around you. The folk singer-songwriter released her much-anticipated album, “Quiet Signs,” on Feb. 8. “Quiet Signs” comes after Pratt’s...

Mumford & Sons combine alternative rock with folk roots in Delta, the bands newest record.

Review: Alternative folk band goes back to roots

By Arleigh Rodgers, Staff Writer November 26, 2018
Each track on “Delta” is sensational, and the band’s excellence will not be forgotten in years to come.
Hozier released a four-song EP, Nina Cried Power, that showcases his skillful lyricism and powerful vocals.

Review: Hozier maintains momentum on ‘Nina Cried Power’

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer September 18, 2018
Hozier dives deeper into his soulful, blues-rock roots and delivers a powerful performance with his strong vocals and guitar riffs.
Julien Barbagallo, drummer for indie band Tame Impala, released a French-language solo album.

Review: Barbagallo impresses with folksy French album

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer March 13, 2018
Versatile vocals and impressive instrumentals in “Danse dans les ailleurs” show that Barbagallo is more than just a drummer for a popular indie band.

Milk Carton Kids spill details on recent successes

By Marissa Framarini, Contributing Writer September 28, 2011
Most popular music hits rely on auto-tune and danceable beats, but Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids — a minimalist duo — are gaining national recognition for their old-time folk gems.
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