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Improbable Songwriter Mike Greenly Ready to Pen Another Dance Hit

Wrote Billboard Hits, Jason Walker's 'Say Yes'

Mike Greenly

Mike Greenly found that writing corporate speeches was a lot like writing songs and has gone on to pen top Billboard dance hits. (Photo: Mike Greenly)

Mike Greenly is probably best known as the world’s first “interactive journalist” but he’s had a second career as a songwriter. He’s now working with the likes of producer Tony Moran and vocalist Jason Walker. In fact, he penned Walker’s No. 1 dance record “Say Yes.”

DANCE

Tony Moran Steps From the Booth to the Stage With New Double Album

Will Release 'moodswings' Next Month

Tony Moran, who has worked with some of the biggest names in dance music, will take the stage himself next month with a new double album 'moodswings.'  (Photo: Tony Moran)

Tony Moran, who has worked with some of the biggest names in dance music, will take the stage himself next month with a new double album ‘moodswings.’ (Photo: Tony Moran)

Tony Moran has put the beat in dance for some of the biggest names in pop music. But the top-ranked DJ and Grammy-nominated producer and remixer will step onto the stage himself with next month’s release of his 28-track double album titled moodswings.

INDIE

Nonstop to Cairo Blends Ska, Hip-Hop, Funk For a New Long Island Sound

Debut Set 'Dabble Heavy' Set for Jan. Release

Nonstop to Cairo, a Long Island ska, hip-hop and funk band carries on a long tradition of unique Long Island performers. (Photo: Band)

Nonstop to Cairo, a Long Island ska, hip-hop and funk band carries on a long tradition of unique Long Island performers. (Photo: Band)

Nonstop to Cairo is quickly emerging as one of New York’s premiere bands. They bring to their music, a unique blend of ska, hip-hop and funk, and have already built a dedicated fan base up and down the East Coast.

JAZZ

Robert Miller Swings for the Fences With Project Grand Slam (video)

Blends Rock, Jazz, Fusion for Unique Sound

New York native Robert Miller is living out his dream in Project Grand Slam, a band that combines jazz, rock and fusion into a unique sound. (Photo: Robert Miller)

New York native Robert Miller is the driving force behind Project Grand Slam, a band that combines jazz, rock and fusion into a unique sound. (Photo: Robert Miller)

Robert Miller played piano and trumpet growing up, but his first love was the bass. He studied under Jimmy Garrison, who played for John Coltrane and now leads Project Grand Slam, a rock, jazz and fusion band.

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Elvis Costello Explains Himself in New 'Live in Liverpool' DVD (video!)

Best Described as Musical Documentary of Career

Elvis Costello performs  at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame ceremony earlier this month. A new DVD provides a retrospective on his career.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Elvis Costello performs at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame ceremony earlier this month. A new DVD provides a retrospective on his career. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Elvis Costello’s career, like his music, has been multi-layered and ever changing, delighting and sometimes baffling fans and critics alike. But he finally puts it all in perspective in a just-released DVD from his recent solo “Detour” tour. It’s stripped down and simply terrific.

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Ryan 'Gooch' Nelson Crafts Stunning Debut Album as Quadriplegic (Video!)

Comin' Home Rip-Snorting, Foot-Stomping Blues

Ryan 'Gooch' Nelson is about to release his first album, Comin' Home, as a quadriplegic. It's a rousing blues-inflected sound.

Ryan ‘Gooch’ Nelson is about to release his first album, Comin’ Home, as a quadriplegic. It’s a rousing blues-inflected sound.

Ryan “Gooch” Nelson, a New Jersey singer-songwriter, has done the impossible. A quadriplegic who was recently diagnosed with cancer, he’s conjured a rip-snorting, foot-stomping songs for his debut album Comin’ Home. It’s a tribute to anyone who’s undergone personal tragedy.

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Micky Dolenz Talks With Peter Noone: An Actor's Studio for Musicians

Duo's Shows Could Grow Into Something More

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Peter Noone of British rock group Herman's Hermits, have crafted a two man show that reflects on the history of rock and roll. (Photo: David Salidor)

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Peter Noone of British rock group Herman’s Hermits, have crafted a two man show that reflects on the history of rock and roll. (Photo: David Salidor)

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Peter Noone of UK rock group Herman’s Hermits share a lot of rock history. Both broke out in the 1960s and have continued performing ever since. Now, they’re sharing their experiences in a sort of actor’s studio for musicians.

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Steve Martin, Edie Brickell So Sublime on New Album 'So Familiar' (Video!)

Latest Collaboration Leads Them in New Direction

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell are back with a fresh new collaboration 'So Familiar.' Despite the name they take their music in a new direction. (Promo Photo)

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell are back with a fresh new collaboration ‘So Familiar.’ Despite the name they take their music in a new direction. (Promo Photo)

Steve Martin’s and Edie Brickell’s first album, 2013’s Love Has Come for You, found the two iconoclastic artists making emotionally resonant, readily accessible music. Their collaboration continues, taking them into fresh creative territory on the duo’s new, sophomore album, So Familiar.

CLASSICAL

Canadian Brass Scores a 'Perfect Landing' With Latest Studio Album

Ensemble Has Been Performing for 44 Years

Canadian Brass, a world renowned ensemble has just released a new album and will be launching a new tour. (Photo: Canadian Brass)

Canadian Brass, a world renowned ensemble has just released a new album and will be launching a new tour. (Photo: Canadian Brass)

Canadian Brass is building on its international reputation as one of the most preeminent brass ensembles with the release of Perfect Landing, their 96th studio album, going back to the group’s origins in the early 1970s.

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Lenny Kravitz at His Best, Rocking Live on Tour, Captured on New DVD

Eagle Rock Set Includes 12 Songs, Interviews

Lenny Kravitz is captured live on a new DVD recorded during the European leg of his latest tour. It's an unvarnished look at the man and his music from Eagle Rock Entertainment. (Photo: Lenny Kravitz)

Lenny Kravitz is captured live on a new DVD recorded during the European leg of his latest tour. It’s an unvarnished look at the man and his music from Eagle Rock Entertainment. (Photo: Lenny Kravitz)

Lenny Kravitz, known for his retro style and innovative sound, has just released “Just Let Go,” a live-concert DVD, recorded during the European leg of his recent world tour. Kravitz in concert is a force to be reckoned with, and the new release includes many of his top hits.

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Ingersol Joins Wave of Female Singer-Songwriters With Debut Album

Releases Self-Titled, 12-Song Set on Nov. 6

Ingersol, a 25-year-old singer, songwriter will release her debut album, which is drawing comparisons with top female artists. (Photo: Discompany)

Ingersol, a 25-year-old singer, songwriter will release her debut album, which is drawing comparisons with top female artists. (Photo: Discompany)

Ingersol may not be an artist you immediately associate with Adele, Taylor Swift or Lana Del Rey, but the young singer, songwriter is part of a trend that has re-ignited the music world. The passion and insight of today’s female singer, songwriters recalls the golden era of Joni Mitchell, Chrissie Hynde and Sarah McLachlan.

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Bill Graham Legacy Lives On: House of Blues Opens Philly Fillmore

Seventh Location for Storied Rock Club Franchise

Bill Graham (foreground) with Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead at Fillmore East in New York City in 1968.

Bill Graham (foreground) with Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead at Fillmore East in New York City in 1968.

The dazzling new Fillmore music hall opened last week at the historic Ajax Metal Company Plant in Philadelphia’s Fishtown district, carrying out the vision of founder Bill Graham, who pioneered the rock club 50 years ago this December.

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Rob Thomas New Solo Album Recalls Matchbox 20's, Rock's Golden Era

Crafts Songs Old Fashioned Way for New Set

Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 has released a new solo album that features his superb song-writing skills (Photo: Rob Thomas)

Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 has released a new solo album that features his superb song-writing skills (Photo: Rob Thomas)

Rob Thomas and his work with Matchbox 20 has been consistently exemplary. But as a songwriter, he’s beyond compare. His new solo album The Great Unknown is a superlative work in every way. “Hold On Forever,” “Pieces” and the title track are simply terrific.

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Micky Dolenz Finds Career Barreling Along on Monkees Resurgence

New York Shows, Tour, New Album Lined Up

Micky Dolenz of the Monkees will be performing at 54 Below in New York City. He’s returning with an album launch later this month. (Photo: DisCompany)

Micky Dolenz of the Monkees will be performing at 54 Below in New York City. He’s returning with an album launch later this month. (Photo: DisCompany)

Micky Dolenz and his Monkees bandmates are enjoying a career resurgence that other legacy pop stars dream about. At 70, Dolenz just returned from a week in England, where he and Monkees guitarist Peter Tork performed two sold-out shows. He also has a new album on the way.

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Of Monsters and Men New Album 'Beneath the Skin' Fires Up Iceland

Sophomore Release Equals Smash Debut Album

Of Monsters and Men, Iceland's biggest band since The Soundtrack of Our Lives, has released a stellar sophomore album.

Of Monsters and Men, Iceland’s biggest band since The Soundtrack of Our Lives, has released a stellar sophomore album.

Of Monsters And Men, the six-member indie folk/pop band from Keflavík, Iceland, grabbed international attention with their 2011 album My Head Is An Animal. Their sophomore album, Beneath the Skin, may top it.