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Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer The backdrop of Destroyer’s “Ken” is one of refined bliss, just relaxed enough to lull a listener into the ethereal space it creates. Synthesizers breathe and come alive against a carefree beat, and in the distance an errant saxophone can be heard effortlessly riffing away. Amidst this world …

Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Margo Price somehow manages to fall outside any and all norms of country music. Signed to the famed Third Man Records in Nashville, the 34-year-old singer-songwriter was taken under the wing of the label’s curator and rock-giant, Jack White. On her 2016 debut, “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter,” Price established …

Story by Wendy Anderson / Contributing Writer Bill Murray recently released an album, “New Worlds,” with cellist Jan Vogler — and yes, it’s the Bill Murray you’re thinking of. Together, Murray and Vogler have worked on the album for years, and it features Vanessa Perez on piano and Mira Wang on violin. The comedic actor …

Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Kamasi Washington stands as one of the leading voices in today’s jazz culture. Having collaborated with prominent names in hip-hop like Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus, the West Coast tenor saxophonist and composer surprised the music world with the 2015 release of his critically acclaimed, ambitiously long jazz …

Story by Erin Alexander / Contributing Writer Dolly​ ​Parton​ ​is​ ​known​ ​nationwide​ ​for​ ​that​ ​classic​ ​country​ ​sound.​ The icon released her​ ​first​ ​album, “Hello I’m Dolly,”​​ ​50 years​ ​ago. Fast-forward half a century, and ​she’s still producing new music for her fans. Except these fans are a bit younger than Parton’s general audience. Parton’s​ ​first​ …

Story by Jordan Trice / Contributing Writer Rising pop artist Torii Wolf takes the music industry by storm in her new EP “Flow Riiot,” a project sure to bring her both the spotlight and a larger fan base. Wolf, signed to TTT records, worked extensively with DJ Premier on her new collection, which surprised many …