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Live Concert Review: The Best and Worst of New Music Seminar New Music Nights Festival 2015, by Natalie Hamingson

The first time I attended New Music Seminar in 2012, it
was a grand affair. The long running industry showcase of new artists started off in the main
ballroom of Webster Hall with an elaborate show, full of fire breathers,
hula-hoop dancers, snake handlers, and most importantly, a solid lineup of up
and coming musical talent.  

My second go at NMS in 2015 did not quite live up to my past
expectations. For an event with such a prestigious reputation for displaying
what’s the latest and greatest in music, the quality of the lineup this year
gave me re were quite a few moments where I thought, “this is why the music
business is failing.”

That’s not to say the entire three-day festival from June
21-23, 2015 was a…

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