Jake’s Take: Best Albums of 2014-Part Two

Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com If you have not had the chance to read part one of my countdown, click here: http://jakes-take.com/2014/10/jakes-take-best-albums-of-2014-part-one/ The British are coming! The British are coming! Part two of my Best Albums of 2014 feature some of the best artists that England has ever produced! In addition, a legend revives the Great […]

New Music Releases: Week of October 14, 2014

Sweet Talker Jessie J album

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This week’s New Music Releases features Top 40 superstars, two Voice alums, two Broadway stars and one impeccable rising soul man!   Sweet Talker by Jessie J The last time Jessie J released a full-length studio album stateside was her debut album in 2011. Three years later, the former Voice UK […]

Jake’s Take: Best Albums of 2014-Part One

Shakira self-titled album 2014

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This year, hundreds of albums dropped! I have the pleasure of reviewing a bulk of them and it was very difficult to determine which artists or groups made this countdown. I hope that this week’s three-part column will showcase a diverse group of artists representing multiple genres of music. Without further […]

New Music Releases: Week of October 5, 2014

Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold Songs from the Vault best album of 2014

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to another exciting edition of New Music Releases! This week’s theme is Girl Power! From powerful rockers to future superstars-in-training, several of these artists prove that the music industry is “A Woman’s World.”   24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault by Stevie Nicks To me, Stevie Nicks is the […]

The Five Question Challenge with Ménage

Menage music trio

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Ménage is the latest band to tackle The Five Question Challenge! Bela, Basilio and Gabriel Ferreira spent their childhood traveling between Toronto and their ancestral home in a small town in Portugal. Between listening to the traditional Portuguese music and listening to the Beatles, each sibling wanted to pursue a career […]

The Five Question Challenge with Amanda Lamb

Amanda Lamb music

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com 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, jakes-take.com 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, jakes-take.com 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, jakes-take.com 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, jakes-take.com 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” […]

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