Vijay Iyer on Uneasy Album, Jazz and Music About Injustice

Illustration: Iris Gottlieb When you think of jazz, you might think of La La Land, luxury car commercials or fancy dinners. Cool, sophisticated, complex, jazz today seems to signify the epitome of class and taste. For pianist Vijay Iyer, this point of view is completely wrong about music. Jazz is …

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Rock Girvan captain satisfied with his winning start

By Niall Gartland THE Rock got off to a victorious start last Friday night with a convincing victory away from Strabane, and their seasoned captain Aidan Girvan recognizes the importance of getting points early on the board. The 32-year-old says the influx of young talent into the squad was a …

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Shootouts rise in US charts ahead of Canton concert

Over the past few weeks, Ryan Humbert, lead singer of The Shootouts, has frequently posted social media updates regarding the success of the band’s new album. “Bullseye,” the second album by the five-piece group, reached 6th place earlier this week on the Americana Music Association’s album charts. The Shootouts currently …

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