Latest from Entertainment

Aya Nakamura's latest  album
March 17, 2019

Aya Nakamura “DjaDja”

by Lisa Bianconi
February 25, 2019

Superbowl 53, Adam Levine and Nipples

by Caroline McElroy
February 15, 2019

Cold Pursuit; Roma; BlackkKlansman

by Mike Peros
Lizzo
February 08, 2019

Lizzo "Juice"

by Lisa Bianconi
January 26, 2019

Movie Review - GLASS

by Mike Peros
January 23, 2019

In Search of Gram Parsons

by Caroline McElroy
January 11, 2019

Noname’s debut studio album “Room 25"

by Andrew Foerch
January 07, 2019

Film Review “Instant Family”

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
December 14, 2018

The Favourite; Green Book; Stan and Ollie

by Mike Peros
December 10, 2018

Raquel Rodriguez "Mile High"

by Francesca del Console
November 21, 2018

Reviews: Widows; Boy Erased; Bohemian Rhapsody

by Mike Peros
November 13, 2018

Graham Bonnet @ The Viper Room

by Caroline McElroy
October 26, 2018

Reviews - Halloween; Can You Ever Forgive Me?

by Mike Peros
October 23, 2018

YEBBA “My Mind” and “Evergreen”

by Francesca del Console
October 22, 2018

Arctic Monkeys at the Hollywood Bowl

by Caroline McElroy
October 17, 2018

An Interview with *EMMY WINNER FRAN MONTANO*

by Waide Aaron Riddle

Music Reviews (43)

Latest Album Review

 

Rate this item
(1 Vote)

This album, written and recorded by Chloe Grace Baker or Bitter’s Kiss, is inspired by and written for a movie, “The Divorce Party,” a soon to be released romantic comedy. 

Rate this item
(0 votes)

I live in Southern California, L.A. to be exact, so it comes as no surprise to me at all that Kevin Thomas is from San Diego…a mere couple of hours down the freeway. 

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 03:25

Versal “Versal” EP Release

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

New Age electronic music can get a bad rap.  I rather like it myself. A glass of wine, a good book and some calming melodic music…lovely!

Rate this item
(2 votes)

This new track from Jaimie Steck takes me right back to the best of the 90s pop. 

Rate this item
(3 votes)

An L.A. indie musician, Eddy Yang has the soul of an 80s American rock/punk band. 

Rate this item
(3 votes)

David Browning is is a bit of a conundrum…he’s a doctor and a musician, not your usual pairing of careers that's for sure. 

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 05:24

Damon Mitchell "Elise" EP

Written by
Rate this item
(3 votes)

Damon Mitchell has created some gorgeous music here. 

Friday, 01 February 2019 04:19

Erich Mrak "Navigate"

Written by
Rate this item
(2 votes)

Erich Mrak "Navigate," produced by Bento.

Friday, 25 January 2019 02:44

Scotty Seed “Single”

Written by
Rate this item
(3 votes)

Scotty Seed and his music are new to me. And new artists and their hard worked and heartfelt music are the best. 

Rate this item
(3 votes)

“Barely Changed” is a great pop song full of driving beats, great hooks and meaningful, heartrending lyrics. 

Rate this item
(3 votes)

Norine Braun is one of those very special kinds of musician that make their own very special path to your door.  She is a Canadian singer songwriter with a long history of awards and accolades in Canada and beyond.  This particular album was born of a train journey across Canada, 6,000 kilometers of changing landscape, temperatures and fellow travelers, all an inspiration of music and story and intellect. You can actually hear the rhythm of the train as it slows and quickens along the tracks in all these wildly disparate songs.

As I listen I hear KD Lang, Amee Mann, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, the Indigo Girls…and even as the echoes of all these artists reverberate through Norine’s beautiful songs, they don’t ever get in the way.

Just as her inspiration comes from them and many many more, as well as her beloved Canada and her own unique life, her songs seem just as formed by the spirit of the train.  Although the tone of the album is jazz/rock, each song is touched by something else, pop or jazz, rock or dance, folk and soul.  It’s as if she took each aspect of herself and mirrored it in song.  She even breaks into spoken word and the poetry and the urgency of her lyrics certainly gives her right to do that.

I was absolutely captivated by this album, more than enough to explore more of her music. She has at least six other albums.  This is a musician with a lot to say and a gorgeous, warm and epically harmonic voice with which to do it.

a0254822856 10

The musicality and arrangements are also brilliant. She has the support of some truly excellent musicians and she truly loves to let them play. Loved it!!!

  

 

Artist Links

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Bandcamp  |  Soundcloud  |  Youtube Channel

Musicians

Braun and Brains Music

Producer: Adam Popowitz

Mixing and Mastering: Rear Window Song and Sound Studios

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Rhythm Guitar: Norine Braun

Lead Guitar/Bass: Adam Popowitz

Drums/Percussion: Elliot Polsky

Blues Harp: Huggybear Leonard

Keys and Harmony Vocals on Rue St. Jean and I'm Going Home: Alice Fraser

Tenor Sax: Steve Hilliam

Friday, 18 January 2019 05:56

American High “U.N. Article 14”

Written by
Rate this item
(3 votes)

Music as activism is an ancient tradition.  American High keeps this well and truly alive with “U.N. Article 14.” 

Friday, 18 January 2019 05:50

Acidic Base “Purple Skies”

Written by
Rate this item
(6 votes)

Acidic Base is the producing name for Siddharth Goswami who is in 8th grade.

Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:28

Anne Steele “Made Out of Stars”

Written by
Rate this item
(3 votes)

Anne Steele has the kind of crystal clear vocals that turn can pop songs into poetry and make them memorable enough to mark highly significant and unforgettable moments in our lives forever. 

Page 1 of 3

Do you have an event, video or news to share?  Drop us an email and you may see it on NoHoArtsDistrict.com