Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews: Week of May 6, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the second edition of Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews! This week, several of our favorite artists returned with new material. Plus, for the first time in 2016…Two albums will receive Jake’s Take’s coveted Album of the Week award.   We got a lot of ground to cover…so let’s get this […]

A Conversation with Nick de la Hoyde

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, I introduced you to Nick de la Hoyde. This rising singer-songwriter-rapper from Sydney, Australia blends elements of hip-hop, rock, alternative, R&B and spoken word into spectacular songs. His first single, “Changing,” not only caught the attention of Australian radio stations, but it spent eight weeks on the Billboard Top […]

Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews: Week of April 29, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a new day as New Music Reviews has evolved into Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews! To commemorate this special occasion, Jake’s Take has gathered some of the best new music from our favorite artists and two friends of the blog. So without further ado…let’s get this party started! Lemonade by […]

Jake’s Take on Cyndi Lauper’s “Detour”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Emmy, Grammy and Tony-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper is heading to Nashville for her latest record. Detour is the “True Colors” singer’s eleventh studio album, and it also marks her first full-length country music record.  To celebrate this particular project, Lauper recruited one of recording industry’s most illuminated figures. “Recording a country […]

Jake’s Take: An Aaron Mapleback Update

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com A few weeks ago, Jake’s Take welcomed Australian actor-model-singer Aaron Mapleback to the blog. Since his inaugural visit, the 2015 PopWrapped International Artist to Watch winner received yet another prestigious title: MTV Artist to Watch.  Mapleback joins past recipients Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor and British electronica trio Years and Years in […]

A Tribute to Prince (1958 to 2016)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The world has lost another music icon. According to numerous media outlets such as Billboard, CNN, PopWrapped and Rolling Stone, the artist known as Prince has passed away at age 57-year-old. TMZ reported that Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound earlier Thursday morning and also noted that the […]

Springsteen brings The River Tour to Kansas City

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As millions of people across the country waited on pins and needles to find out who would be the final American Idol, thousands of Kansas Citians packed into Sprint Center to watch an American icon and a proud Archbishop of the Church of Rock & Roll perform. To many, the Church […]

On the Rise: Singer-songwriter Lanita Smith

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com While countless people are throwing away their broken March Madness brackets, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Lanita Smith scores one slam dunk after another.  Lanita’s 2016 started off on a high note when she released her anticipated debut EP: Listen to Your Heartbeat. As the title track went live on VEVO, Lanita headed […]

New Music Releases: Week of March 18, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the latest edition of the New Music Releases! We got an incredible line-up of great music to get to this week.     This is What the Truth Feels Like by Gwen Stefani It has been nearly 10 years since Gwen Stefani dropped her last solo studio album: The […]

A Conversation with Rayvon Owen

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As American Idol, the long-running FOX singing competition heads into the sunset; many artists have returned to the show that helped launch their careers to participate in its final season. Between Clay Aiken, Taylor Hicks and Kris Allen assisting the producers during the final Idol auditions and Caleb Johnson, Chris […]

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