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Barbara Schultz

Contributing editor Barbara Schultz writes about music production, audio education and studio design. She's also the managing editor of Electronic Musician and Keyboard magazines. Twitter: LinkedIn:

Cool Spin: Lake Street Dive, ‘Bad Self Portraits’ (Signature Sounds)

East Coast quartet Lake Street Dive blends elements of jazz, soul and Americana to create an eclectic pop that’s hook-y yet deep. There are echoes of early Supremes, Jackie Wilson and maybe even Supertramp in the rhythmic arrangements behind the full-throated voice of singer Rachael Price. And there are plenty of unexpected moments, too—the odd spacey synth tone, trash-can drum solo or......

Cool Spin - CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Omnivore Recordings)

This is one of those reviews that could just be a track list. There are so many fantastic songs on the soundtrack to CBGB, the new movie about the legendary birthplace of New York punk. Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime,” the MC5’s “Kick Out the Jams,” Richard Hell & The Voidoids’ “Blank Generation,” The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog”—it’s quite a list. The tracks are also nicely sequenced......