The Klezmershack links to two podcasts about the Strom-a-thon. We'd linked the Forward's coverage, but hadn't seen Nextbook's. Listening to the Nextbook podcast, it sounds like Strom has little respect for the musicians participating. I'm sure he didn't mean to sound that way, but that's how it comes across. At any rate, this event is getting way too much coverage considering what it was, or rather, wasn't.
Speaking of the KlezmerShack, Ari has posted a nice review of the Lituanian Empire's debut disc. We met some of the musicians last year. Sound like it's worth checking this one out!
Still more at KlezmerShack... "Tango controversy !" It's nice that Ari's begun posting more frequently.
Cole Krawitz writes movingly about the cantor from his childhood in "Memory in Song."
Here's a blog for women who perform for women only audiences to share information.
Finally, check out this drummer's strong backbeat!