Magic Giant casts its spell on Kansas City’s Riot Room

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview one of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists That You Need to Know: Magic Giant. Made up of frontman Austin Bisnow, banjo player Zambricki Li, and guitarist/cellist Brian “Zang” Zaghi, the Los Angeles trio have caught the attention of numerous media outlets such […]

Jake’s Take: The Top 10 “America’s Got Talent” Golden Buzzer moments (so far)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com My favorite summer talent competition is back! America’s Got Talent (AGT) is returning Tuesday to NBC for its 12th season! Also making a splash for the fourth season in the row is the Golden Buzzer. For the past three years, the Golden Buzzer has the power to change any act’s life […]

“The Voice” coaches of past, present, & future help crown the Season 12 champion

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Tonight, the show hosted a reunion of epic proportions as several Voice coaches from past seasons (CeeLo and Usher), present (Adam, Alicia, Blake, and Gwen), and future (Miley and Jennifer Hudson) visited the show to help end Season 12. In addition to the coaches’ reunion, several Top 40 acts and music […]

“The Voice: Season 12” Final Four take the stage to fight for the championship

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! Tonight, the Season 12 Final Four—Chris Blue, Lauren Duski, Jesse Larson, and Aliyah Moulden sang three times (one final cover, one original song, and a duet with their coach. Which artists rose to the occasion and were ready to join Jordan Smith, Alisan Porter, and Sundance Head in […]

Jake’s Take: The Top 12 Performances from The Voice-Season 12

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that The Voice wraps up its 12th season in the next few hours. As Chris Blue, Lauren Duski, Jesse Larson, and Aliyah Moulden prepare to fight for a recording contract and the right to join Cassadee Pope, Sawyer Fredericks, Jordan Smith, Alisan Porter, and Sundance Head […]

A Conversation with the Johnsons

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Clayton, Chantry, and Connor Johnson to Jake’s Take. Hailing from Los Angeles, the Johnsons are taking the pop rock genre by storm. Collectively, both Clayton and Chantry were in the respective line-ups of recording groups Stereo Skyline and The Cab. Their groups had the unique […]

“The Voice: Season 12” Top 10 perform

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com America, before we get to my Top 10 performance recap…we got to address this elephant in the room: Team Adam’s Mark Isaiah. Mark Isaiah has been voted on three times in the past three weeks, and his presence has begun to erode the season.  Just like a certain Sanjaya Malakar did […]

Captain Swan gets married on “Once Upon A Musical”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is so hard to believe that Captain Swan got married tonight on Once Upon A Time. As Emma and Hook tied the knot, the show finally gave Oncers what they wanted for years: a musical episode. All the actors that are performing tonight will be singing original songs written by […]

GBS Influence debuts 2017 season with Shining Stars Catering & CommonGround

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past few years, I have been very fortunate to see Kathryn Snellen and Sarah Ruhlman take the Midwest blog industry by storm through Go Blog Social, a group that connects passionate bloggers about the world of social media.  Last night, both ladies introduced the latest chapter in Go Blog […]

The Five Question Challenge with Magic Giant

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a privilege to welcome Magic Giant to Jake’s Take. Magic Giant is composed of singer-songwriter Austin Bisnow and instrumentalists Zambricki Li (banjo, violin, and harmonica) and Zang (acoustic guitar and cello). Since their formation in 2014, the Los Angeles-based trio Magic Giant has captured the imaginations of music fans […]

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