Jewschool reports that NYC venue Tonic is in danger of shutting down. I knew they shouldn't have shut down the Klezmer brunch series.
Seriously, I've heard many great performances there over the years including bands like Khevrisa, Naftule's Dream, David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness,and Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys. Although they are no longer featuring Klezmer and avant-Jewish music as often as they had been, they still are one of the few places in the city where one can hear edgy Jewish music. It'd be a shame if they went under.
Eph sends in an old link of alternate text-based lyrics to Jewish songs.
YUTOPIA's Jewish Guitar Chord OLGA is online.
Any chance we'll see some of these music band fonts on some new JM albums?
Here's a Krakauer profile titled "The mad scientist of klezmer music!"
Here's Jewsweek on Agent Emes.
Finally, Matisyahu's old bandmates want props.