The Five Question Challenge with Mighty Mark

Baltimore DJ and producer Mighty Mark is one of the East Coast's most recognizable DJs! (Photo courtesy of Mighty Mark)

By: Jacob Elyachar, Cherry Hill native Mighty Mark is tackling this week’s Five Question Challenge! The Baltimore club music producer and DJ bridged the gap between the intensity of Baltimore club music and the futuristic style of the new school. Besides being a fixture in Baltimore’s underground clubs, he runs his own music label: […]

The Five Question Challenge with The Crazy Carls’ Alex Baugh

The Crazy Carls

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a pleasure to welcome Orlando based band The Crazy Carls to Jake’s Take! Headlined by Alex Baugh (the group’s singer/songwriter/lead guitarist), The Crazy Carls’ catchy tracks and superb music videos have started to grab music lovers’ attention. Their first outing (and new EP), Owl Tattoo, showcased high-energy tracks that […]

New Music Releases: Week of July 28, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga's cover of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" is my Song of the Week! (Album cover property of  	Streamline, Interscope and Columbia Records)

By: Jacob Elyachar, This week’s New Music Releases focuses a tribute to a music icon and hot new singles from Top 40 favorites! The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale by Eric Clapton Last year, the music community mourned JJ Cale’s passing. Today, a tribute album headlined by Eric Clapton was released! The iconic […]

New Music Releases: Week of July 20, 2014

5 Seconds of Summer's debut album will set the globe on fire with its quality pop rock tracks. (Album cover property of Capitol Records)

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to this week’s edition of New Music Releases! This week, I dived into some of the latest material from current chart toppers and music icons.   5 Seconds of Summer by 5 Seconds of Summer Australia’s hottest pop rock band is burning up the charts! 5 Seconds of Summer is […]

The Five Question Challenge with Laura Mann

Laura Mann Just for You

By: Jacob Elyachar, Jake’s Take is thrilled to welcome Laura Mann! The Philadelphia native has been compared to a diverse group of artists including Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams. In addition, her repertoire has captured the imagination of fans from different musical backgrounds! Laura has not performed on NPR’s Mountain Stage radio […]

The Five Question Challenge with Dreamers

Dreamers New York band

By: Jacob Elyachar, I am very excited to introduce the Brooklyn-based band Dreamers to you! Nick Wold, Chris Bagamery and Nelson are a trio of grunge rockers that brilliantly combine avant-garde eccentricity and the late 1970s punk scene. The trio is currently working on their upcoming debut album, This Album Doesn’t Exist, which will […]

New Music Releases: Week of July 14, 2014

The parody master unleashes his talents of some of the most recognizable songs of the 2010s. (Album cover property of RCA Records)

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to this week’s New Music Releases! Mandatory Fun by “Weird Al” Yankovic Since the early 1980s, comedian-singer “Weird Al” Yankovic produced multiple parody albums! For Mandatory Fun, Mr. Yankovic turned the songs of Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Green Day on their heads into spectacular tunes that will make […]

The Five Question Challenge with Lyke Giants

Lkye Giants

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a pleasure to introduce you to Lyke Giants! Based out of Tasmania, Australia, James Brewer, Cal and Luke Thomson are an Indie rock trio that has not only captured the attention of not only their homeland, but also fans from across the globe. Since releasing their debut record, Fires […]

A Conversation with the Heydaze

The Heydaze rising band

By: Jacob Elyachar, I truly enjoy discovering new talent! One band in particular that caught my attention is the Heydaze. Comprised of Jesse Fink, Andrew “Evil” Spelman and Andrew “Good” Underberg, this New York City-based pop rock trio’s impressive songwriting and sound is not only satisfying music lovers, but also media outlets including Good […]

New Music Releases: Week of July 7, 2014

Sia 1000 Forms of Fear album cover

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! Here is my take on new material from several old favorites and a new artist that will shake up the music world!   1000 Forms of Fear by Sia Sia’s sixth studio album (and first American release) features some undiscovered gems from […]

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