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EXCLUSIVE: C-LITE A.V. Club - Wrongchilde,

EXCLUSIVE: C-LITE A.V. Club - Wrongchilde "Falling in Love (Will Kill You)" >>

Mat Devine, Camille Driscoll and Neil Popkin of Wrongchilde recently stopped by Classicalite's Brooklyn studio to play "Falling in Love (Will Kill You)"--the emotionally charged single from their crowdfunded debut, 'Gold Blooded.'

EXCLUSIVE: C-LITE A.V. Club - Wrongchilde,

EXCLUSIVE: C-LITE A.V. Club - Wrongchilde "Slow" >>

Wrongchilde (Mat Devine, Camille Driscoll, Neil Popkin) drop by Classicalite's Brooklyn studio for a slow-burning, electro-acoustic rendition of "Slow"--the final cut from their stellar, crowdfunded debut, 'Gold Blooded.'

Laura Benanti

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Laura Benanti on Joining the Cast of TV's 'Nashville' >>

The Broadway star talks to us about her upcoming role in the country-music drama, and how she's preparing to sing in a style we haven't heard from her before.

Richard Reed Parry

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry on 'Music for Heart and Breath,' Bryce Dessner and Growing Up With Folk Musician Parents >>

We recently caught up with Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry in transit to the Hollywood Bowl for a few quick quips on his album "Music For Heart And Breath," released this summer on Deutsche Grammophon Records.

[EXCLUSIVE] Grace Kelly Premieres Latest Music Video 'Working for the Dreamers,' LP of Same Name Out Now

EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Video for Saxophonist/Singer Grace Kelly's "Working for the Dreamers" [PREMIERE] >>

If you aren't familiar with 22-year-old, Korean-American saxophonist and vocalist Grace Kelly, then you will certainly want to be soon. Heralded by peers as distinct as Dave Brubeck, Questlove and even Huey Lewis, Classicalite is excited, indeed, to premiere the video for "Working for the Dreamers"--off her forthcoming EP of the same name.

EXCLUSIVE: Clite A.V. Club Alice Boman,

EXCLUSIVE: C-LITE A.V. Club - Alice Boman, "Lead Me" >>

Classicalite A.V. Club episode with Alice Boman performing "Lead Me" | Logan K. Young, editor; Ian Holubiak, engineer

EXCLUSIVE: Clite A.V. Club Q&A with Alice Boman & Maria Sullivan

EXCLUSIVE: C-LITE A.V. Club Q&A with Alice Boman & Maria Sullivan >>

Fresh off an amazing performance at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, Swedish songbird Alice Boman stops by the Classicalite A.V. Club studio to chat about the North American release of her EPs, the video for "Be Mine" and if there's a Malmo sound. Edited by Logan K. Young, engineered by Ian Holubiak...

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PHOTOS: Andrew Choate @ Konfrontationen - 35th Festival for Free & Improvised Music in Nickelsdorf, Austria [Days 3-4] >>

Andrew Choate's Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen 2014 Recap Radio shows are now available to listen to anytime, on kchungradio. Here is the second one.

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PHOTOS: Andrew Choate @ Konfrontationen - 35th Festival for Free & Improvised Music in Nickelsdorf, Austria [Days 1-2] >>

Andrew Choate's Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen 2014 Recap Radio shows are now available to listen to anytime, on kchungradio. Here is the first one.

REVIEW: Konfrontationen - 35th Festival for Free & Improvised Music @ Nickelsdorf, Austria - Andrew Choate {EXCLUSIVE}

REVIEW: Konfrontationen, Day 4 - 35th Festival for Free & Improvised Music @ Nickelsdorf, Austria - Andrew Choate {EXCLUSIVE} >>

As the title of Gérard Rouy's excellent new book of conversations with Peter Brötzmann, "We Thought We Could Change The World," attests, many people, artists often among them, express the desire to change the world. But if you change one person's experience of the world--through love, hate, camaraderie, acceptance, encouragement, whatever--you do change the world. Hans Falb and his incredible crew at the Jazzgalerie have not only changed the world for me and other fans, but also socially changed who we know, how we interact, and helped us strive toward more genuine living, for both ourselves and those we care about. I've met so many kids and even adults my age or older who grew up in the villages surrounding Nickelsdorf, and though they may not have been fans of this music, they have been inspired by what happens on this stage to lead their lives in a more thoughtful manner. And as far as the musicians that play on this stage are concerned, I can only imagine what it feels like to be so affectionately embraced. The music itself is born in our world, and travels completely beyond it, and that dual nature is probably why it's been such a powerful force for changing, rearranging and upgrading this world.

REVIEW: Konfrontationen - 35th Festival for Free & Improvised Music @ Nickelsdorf, Austria - Andrew Choate {EXCLUSIVE}

REPORT: Konfrontationen, Day 3 - 35th Festival for Free & Improvised Music @ Nickelsdorf - Andrew Choate >>

Saturday's concerts at the Kleylehof took place in the dark but cool hall across from the stone coliseum. I spent a long time in the attached gallery featuring the work of Franz Gyolcs, and was especially moved by the charcoal drawing of this body:

REVIEW: Konfrontationen - 35th Festival for Free & Improvised Music @ Nickelsdorf, Austria - Andrew Choate {EXCLUSIVE}

REVIEW: Konfrontationen, Day 2 - 35th Festival for Free & Improvised Music @ Nickelsdorf, Austria - Andrew Choate {EXCLUSIVE} >>

Improvised music, for those of us that really love it and pursue it and listen to it regularly, is often, perhaps surprisingly, a very private music. We often listen to recordings privately, and we have private experiences with the music. But this festival provides the opportunity to experience it publicly, with a large enough amount of people (300-400) to provide the perfect framing of attention and grandeur that the music challenges itself to conjure. Not only that, but enthusiasts like myself are given the opportunity to thank the musicians who make this music and who have devoted so much of themselves to it. That opportunity to give thanks to the people who do things you really care about isn't necessarily bigger than the experience of the music, but it does perfume the air of the Jazzgalerie with another layer of love.

REVIEW: Konfrontationen - 35th Festival for Free & Improvised Music @ Nickelsdorf, Austria - Andrew Choate {EXCLUSIVE}

REPORT: Konfrontationen, Day 1 - 35th Festival for Free & Improvised Music @ Nickelsdorf - Andrew Choate >>

People are the best thing about life. I don't know why it took me so long to learn; it's probably because I'm an only child from a small family and have always valued my independence, and a certain kind of solitude. But I realized that people, just simply interacting with people--sharing silliness and profundity and deep sorrow and ecstatic elation--are what truly make living not just tolerable, but redemptive and satisfying, soul-widening. I had that revelation driving back from the Kleylehof on the afternoon of the second day of the festival this year.

Clite A.V. Club: Nalani & Sarina Bolton,

EXCLUSIVE: Clite A.V. Club - Nalani & Sarina Play AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" >>

Nalani & Sarina Bolton play "Highway to Hell [AC/DC Cover]" | "I Wanna Be Sedated [Ramones Cover]" Logan K. Young, editor; Ian Holubiak, producer | N&S play The Bitter End in New York City's West Village on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

Clite A.V. Club: Sarah Charness,

EXCLUSIVE: Clite A.V. Club - Sarah Charness, "Toss the Feathers" >>

Classicalite A.V. Club: Sarah Charness plays "Toss the Feathers" live in the studio. | Logan K. Young, editor; Ian Holubiak, producer

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