The Five Question Challenge with Amanda Lamb

Amanda Lamb music

  By: Jacob Elyachar, Amanda Lamb is the latest artist to tackle The Five Question Challenge! Hailing from Southern California, Amanda Lamb was fascinated with music from a very early age. As she got older, she slowly embraced country music after listening to the Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain. Now, Amanda is ready to […]

New Music Releases: Week of September 29, 2014

The Script continues to grow as a pop rock band with their latest album: "No Sound Without Silence." (Album artwork property of Columbia Records)

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a busy week in the music world as legends, Top 40 darlings and country superstars released new material!   No Sound Without Silence by the Script Irish pop rock band The Script’s fourth studio album showcased deeper tracks from the trio. The group continues to honor similar themes of […]

New Music Releases: Week of September 23, 2014 (The Albums Edition)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Cheek to Cheek

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to an Albums edition of New Music Releases! Cheek to Cheek by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Throughout Tony Bennett’s seven-decade career, he previously recorded full albums with four different artists or groups. This week, Lady Gaga joined Count Basie and his Orchestra, Bill Evans, k.d. Lang and the London […]

The Five Question Challenge with Pentatonix’s Mitch Grassi

Pentatonix PTX Vol. III

By: Jacob Elyachar, Pentatonix is one of the most successful a cappella groups of all-time! Since their victory on The Sing-Off’s third season, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado and Kevin Olusola’s EPs have made it to both the Top 10 and Top 20 of the Billboard 200. The quintet is a […]

The Five Question Challenge with Jesse Kinch

"Rising Star's" reigning champ and Capitol Records artist Jesse Kinch tackled "The Five Question Challenge." (Photo courtesy of Jesse Kinch)

By: Jacob Elyachar, When I first heard Jesse Kinch sing “I’ve Put A Spell On You” on Rising Star, I knew that he was going to take the ABC singing competition by storm! Performance after performance, the Long Island rocker commanded the stage and gave viewers chills with his outstanding covers of “Billie Jean” […]

New Music Releases: Week of September 15, 2014

Barbra Streisand Partners

By: Jacob Elyachar, This week’s New Music Releases features a diverse group of artists at various stages in their careers.   Partners by Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand is one of the greatest singers of all-time! For her 34th studio album, Ms. Streisand recruited a dozen of the music industry’s most beloved male vocalists to […]

The Five Question Challenge with Smashing Satellites’ Salvatore Costa

Smashing Satellites' Salvatore Costa tackled "The Five Question Challenge" and talked about the band's debut EP: "SonicAluzion A-Side" (Photo courtesy of Aluzion Records)

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a pleasure to welcome Smashing Satellites’ lead singer Salvatore Costa to Jake’s Take! Before he joined this band, Salvatore was the lead guitarist and a vocalist for rock band My Darkest Days. After releasing two successful albums with My Darkest Days, Salvatore left the band and worked on a […]

New Music Releases: Week of September 8, 2014

Train fans would be pleased with the San Francisco pop rock band's latest record. (Album cover property of Columbia Records)

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to another exciting edition of New Music Releases! This week, I dove into some of the most anticipated albums of 2014 and revealed my prediction on who is this year’s “breakout solo act”!   Bulletproof Picasso by Train For those of you that waited for Train’s Bulletproof Picasso, you will […]

A Conversation with Semi Precious Weapons’ Justin Tranter

Justin Tranter Semi Precious Weapons

By: Jacob Elyachar, 40 years ago, New York-based band The Ramones changed the music world forever when they introduced punk rock to the masses. Today, one of the legendary group’s many heirs, the Brooklyn-originated & LA-based Indie Pop-Rock band Semi Precious Weapons, is about to claim their birthright with the announcement of their fourth […]

New Music Releases: Week of September 1, 2014

Maroon 5 V album

By: Jacob Elyachar, V by Maroon 5 V marks Maroon 5’s fifth studio album and the first time in four years that keyboardist Jesse Carmichael participated in the album’s recording process. Since Hands All Over, the LA based band has been slowly evolving their music to a pop rock-based sound. With the help of […]

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