San Fermin's 2013 debut brims over with ideas: The brainchild of one guy, classically trained Brooklyn composer and multi-instrumentalist Ellis Ludwig-Leone, it's a nearly hourlong feast of gorgeous chamber-pop storytelling.
In the six years I've lived in the region, I've developed a mantra: Southern freaks are the best freaks. For me, the word "freak" can be both positive and downright spiritual. It describes serious individualists who are tolerant of others whose own paths may diverge from their own; people whose ways of thinking connect to form an antidote to the deep conventionality that often surrounds them.
On his most recent album, Vestiges & Claws,José González treads a familiar musical path, offering listeners the same subdued-but-powerful austerity of his unobtrusive tenor paired with minimal instrumentation that's come to define his remarkable sound since his full-length debut with 2003's Veneer. While those compositional tendencies have thankfully remained undisturbed, Vestiges & Claws is a divergence in theme for González.
Tommy James: Bill Nutt interviews singer/rocker Tommy James about his upcoming appearance at the MAYO Center in Morristown, NJ on April 25, 2015
Study Abroad: Melanie Thiel interviews Anum and Iftin, two ladies attending Centenary College as part of the study abroad program. Their perspective of college life in the US is discussed along with what their highlights of the experience have been to date.
Oxford Central School: Melanie Thiel interviews Melissa Dachisen, special services director at Oxford Central School, Oxford, NJ about their programs and how they supp