An Homage to Classical Guitar

Italian guitarist Emanuele Buono

How well does the guitar, a plucked instrument, play works designed for other instruments? On Saturday, March 20th, the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society streamed a performance by Emanuele Buono as part of their International Series. In the 50 minute pre-recorded concerte, Buono answers this question with arrangements of works by Bach and Schubert.

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Zoomin* With Real Estate (*not actually on Zoom)

Photo by Jake Michaels

On March 26th, indie rock group Real Estate put out their new EP, Half a Human, just over a year since their last album. However, those who kept tabs on the band’s pursuits were able to get a sneak preview of the new tracks on Wednesday, March 24th at 7pm ET. The event, Zoomin With Real Estate, was streamed for free on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch — though the musicians were accepting donations via their “tip jar” in the bottom right corner of the screen.

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2021: How Did We Get Here?

When you listen to music, what is the first thing you listen for? Sure, we all try to listen from a macro perspective — yet everyone’s ear is drawn to something different. For some, it’s the lyrics. For others, it’s guitar riffs. But if your ear is naturally drawn to bass lines, Blu DeTiger’s debut album How Did We Get Here? is for you.

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Epik High Is Right Here

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It seems only fitting for an album released during the coronavirus pandemic to include a track called “End of the World.” And yet, the South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High actually started working on it before the pandemic, only for it to become much more relevant than expected. Good thing the group is no stranger to social commentary.

Tablo, fellow rapper Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz have quite the talent for making music that is simultaneously timeless and poignantly relevant — and they’ve been doing it for almost twenty years. In their latest full-length project, Epik High Is Here (Part 1), the group channeled the difficult and complicated emotions of the past year into an album that speaks directly from the heart.

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