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Staving Off the Darkness— Again

New klezmer group Tsibele reminds us that we’ve been here before.

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From Radiohead to Klezmer

My winding journey through music mirrored my journey of Jewish discovery

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Remembering Bea Wain, the Remarkable Jewish Musician Who First Recorded ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’

Wain, who topped Ella Fitzgerald in 1939, passed away earlier this month at 100

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This is the Most Sublime Anti-Semitic Internet Rant You Will Read Today

String Cheese Incident drummer Michael Travis wants you to know that some of his best friends are Jews—and also about the Rothschilds and the Zionist cartel and the “Jewish banking agenda.”

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Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah Shows Are Back, Baby!

The Indie rockers from Hoboken return with an eight-night slate at Bowery Ballroom

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Jack Antonoff’s Pop Anthems Are More Than Just Fun

The Bleachers singer is more than Lena Dunham’s boyfriend. He’s also one of the most influential pop music producers in the world right now.

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Haim Returns With ‘Right Now,’ the First Release Off Their Sophomore Album

The rock ‘n’ roll siblings from L.A. are back with a fantastic track

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No, Billy Joel is Not the Soulless ‘Donald Trump of Pop Music’

The musician’s biographer sets the record straight on the singer’s Jewishness and complex relationship to his family’s Holocaust history

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Tel Aviv’s Summer Concert Scene Is Lit

From Radiohead to Justin Bieber to Guns N’ Roses, the stars are a-comin’ to Israel

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How Musician Meir Banai Reflected Israeli Culture’s Recent Return to Jewish Tradition

Banai, who died yesterday at 55, was part of a wave of Israeli artists who derived meaning and inspiration from religious texts their secular Zionist forebears had spurned

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Like Shakespeare, Bob Dylan Was ‘Too Occupied’ to Think About Whether He Was Writing Literature

As expected, Dylan didn’t show to the Nobel ceremony in Stockholm over the weekend. But his speech—and Patti Smith’s rendition of ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’—created a moving moment.

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Biebs Returning to Israel With ‘Purpose’

Justin Bieber is performing in Tel Aviv in May. No word yet as to which Hebrew tattoo he’ll get this time around, or whether or not he’ll meet with Bibi in the Holy Land.

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Views From the 6

Live from Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation, Unorthodox talks to novelist David Bezmozgis and opera singer Julie Nesrallah

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Grouplove’s Ryan Rabin Is Living Out His Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams

The son of a South African Jew who was the former guitarist for Yes, Grouplove’s drummer and in-house producer has hit his stride as the band embarks on a world tour for its third studio album, ‘Big Mess’

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Bump Your Faith: Getting to Know Rappers Prodezra and Hebro

A mini interview with two rising stars in the Jewish rap game

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Let Yemeni-Israeli rocker-sisters A-WA take you on a dance tour of Old Jaffa

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A Satirical Pop Anthem Has Taken Over Israel’s Summer Airwaves

‘Sweeter Than Life’ (‘Metuka MeHachaim’) by ‘Eretz Nehederet’ tells the story of a man who meets a number of women. And a fish.

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Rock ’N’ Roll All Night

This week on Unorthodox, Miss Hitler 2016, plus writer and ‘domestic first responder’ Christopher Noxon and rock critic Jim Derogatis

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Spend Your Summer With HAIM

With a new album in the works and a summer tour already underway, HAIM is ready to help you feel all the summertime feels

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The Internet’s Best Anti-Semitic Song

‘The Goyim Know,’ which blames the Jews for positive liberal developments in American society, is a bar mitzvah hit waiting to happen

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Israeli Directors Nearly Make Coldplay Song Bearable

With Coldplay, it’s always yellow

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Throwback: PingPong, Israel’s Disastrous Eurovision 2000 Entry

After entering the contest as a joke, PingPong was disavowed by Israeli authorities after a controversial performance

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Puttin’ on the Schvitz

Daniel Brenner, the rabbi and musician behind Klezmer Aerobics, hopes to have you schvitzin’ like it’s the 1880s

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Chicago Ensemble Earns Grammy Nomination for Album of Jewish Music From ‘Golden Age’

The New Budapest Orpheum Society’s record of Jewish stage and film music from 1925-1955 provides a window into Jewish artistry during tough times

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Bulletproof Rock

On the first night of Hanukkah, Hasidic rockers Bulletproof Stockings played New York’s Webster Hall

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Listen to an Exclusive Maccabeats Single From Their Upcoming Hanukkah Album

It’s bluegrass meets the Festival of Lights

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N.W.A’s Former Manager Jerry Heller Files $110 Million Lawsuit Over ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Lawsuit lists NBC Universal, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and rapper Eazy-E’s widow, among others

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Classic Hasidic Jam Steals the Catwalk at Tel Aviv’s Fashion Week

Mordechai Ben David’s “Maaminim” closed out Tovale+’s show and it was fantastic

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Anti-Israel Boycotts Haven’t Changed Israel’s Politics, But They’ve Supercharged its Music Scene

Israelis come out in force to support those performers who support them

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