Jewish Journal

The Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up the Holyland

by Karen Springer and Oren Kessler

October 4, 2012 | 12:14 pm

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis, right, and bassist Michael ''Flea'' Balzary perform at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv on Sept. 10. Photo by REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Red Hot Chili Peppers made their first visit to Israel on Sept. 10, but the band member who stole the show wasn’t even... read full article

  • Benjamin Wallfisch has music in his genes

    by Rick Schultz

    September 10, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    Film composers who venture into the hallowed domain of the concert hall are sometimes greeted with raised eyebrows. Maybe that’s why film-music scholar...

  • Matisyahu: You disappointed me

    by Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt

    June 22, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Dear Matisyahu,

    Tonight you performed at the Windstar World Casino in Oklahoma, seventy miles from my Dallas home.  The distance may seem far, but in...

  • He’s looked at clouds from both sides now…

    by Tom Teicholz

    March 7, 2012 | 5:13 pm

    I listen to music all day, in my car, in my office, at the gym, while walking the dog or taking a hike. Most of what I listen to I don’t have to pay...

  • Catching up with Matisyahu (and his beard)

    by Ryan Torok

    March 1, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    Like many artists, Matisyahu resists personal praise. Instead, the 32-year-old singer saves it for others — and his music. He described Youssoupha...

  • Ozomatli: Band of the people

    by Ryan Torok

    November 23, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    The Latin band Ozomatli is rocking out on the flatbed of a truck parked on a closed-down Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles. It’s a Saturday in early...

  • On fire

    by Dikla Kadosh

    November 8, 2011 | 7:44 pm

    The old stereotype of Mizrahi music — an Israeli genre created by immigrant Jews from North African and Arab countries — was of teary, sorrowful love...

  • With ‘New Soul,’ a new beginning

    by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer

    November 1, 2011 | 8:08 pm

    Yael Naim might need to have her head checked out.  Take her word for it.

    “I don’t know, I think I should go to a psychologist,” she says on the...

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