Music

Hundred More Years, by Francesca Battistelli

Dove Award winner Francesca Battis­telli has proved to be a refreshing breeze in the musty swamp of the Christian music industry, delivering material that sparkles with energy and vibrancy.

The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964, by Bob Dylan

Dylan fans rejoice at any opening of the vaults—this is volume 9 in his Bootleg Series—but this double disc also welcomes anyone who is new to the '60s pioneer.

This Is Only a Test, by Smoking Popes

Since recently reuniting, the Smoking Popes have been a different band from their 1990s heyday.

Kaivama, by Kaivama

Lutheran rocker Jonathan Rundman is nothing if not prolific. Here he teams with violinist Sara Pajunen to form Kaivama, a folk music duo that yields tasty instrumentals with a Finnish accent.

Other Doors, by Klang, and Aerial Age, by Vox Arcana

In a formidable jazz town like Chicago, musicians who populate the club scene one night grace the world's concert stages the next. Two new projects feature three of the city's best: drummer/percussionist Tim Daisy, clarinetist James Falzone and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm.