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October Music Picks

Alicia Keys – Songs in A Minor Released in 2001, this is Alicia Keys’s first album. It has aged quite well and I definitely appreciate it much more than when it was released. Alicia’s sound has changed a lot throughout her career but this record is a really great example of a what a very talented young woman might go through in day to day life outside of playing really beautiful piano. Her voice is calm, honest, and insightful, and her lyrics are clear. How Come You Don’t Call Me was a huge hit, and listening to it still makes me start grooving. The cool part about this album is how it has a variety of paces and attitudes so if you listen to it you can get up and dance (Girlfriend) and then when you’re tired you can sit down and chill (Troubles). Then when you gather up some more energy you can belt it all out again (A Woman’s Worth). Her record label repacked the album recently as a “10th Anniversary Edition” and added some remixes and unreleased tracks. Of those, Juiciest is hot. She brags, “I’m the juiciest girl around, and I got 999 men knockin’ down my door”, while Biggie’s beats play in the background. Junior Kimbrough – God Knows I Tried This blues album is calm and crazy at once. I like to listen to this while getting dressed and ready for the evening. I feel empowered and apathetic, which I guess is equally as much of a contradiction as how I characterize the album and probably what makes it a compelling listen. Junior...

October Artist Residency: Marni Wandner

Marni first remembers picking up a camera around age 13 – the result was a lot of black and white photos of cats and people’s feet.  She slowly continued to develop her love for the captured image and has learned a lot along the way. She thinks of photography as her way of collecting visual memories they way she sees them and she hopes to convey a certain sentiment through each finished piece. More images: nationalrobot.tumblr.com Please join us October 9th, 7 – 9 pm for Marni’s art opening...

Music Monday

We know it’s been a while since our last Music Monday.  Sorry about that!  Well, it’s back and with a bit of a vengeance!  Today we’re going to dedicate our post to one of our favorite artists.  Kaki King has been making music for quite a while and has six albums under her belt.  Word on the street is that this is the best one to date.  We will let you be the judge of that.  You can get a sneak preview of the album Glow to comes out tomorrow by clicking here.  You can also get a copy of Glow which will be released on October 9th. Kaki will be on tour for the month of October and November and she’ll be in NY on the 11th and 13th of November.  The Birch Coffee Crew will be in full attendance at the Nov. 13th show!!  Hope to see you there. Oh, and a hearty congratulations to Kaki on her recent nuptials to Jessica Templin!  You Go...