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The New Pornographers: Brill Bruisers

by Michael Verity on September 16, 2014
There’s little on this New Pornographers record attributable to the “three-minute symphonies” of the famous Brill Building—those legendary tunes like “Yakety Yak,” “Save the Last...
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Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood: Juice

by Bill Murphy on September 15, 2014
On their third collaborative outing since guitarist John Scofield’s funk-tastic A Go Go, MSMW sound so loose and relaxed, we should consider ourselves lucky they even remembered to hit...
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Marco Benevento: Swift

by Wesley Hodges on September 12, 2014
With Swift, the always intrepid and imaginative Marco Benevento continues to blaze an uncompromising and continuously inspired trail with each record. The album title is both a nod to its...
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Zeus: Classic Zeus

by Michael Verity on September 11, 2014
It seems that the sun shines in Toronto, too, as the Canadian quartet Zeus slathers a rough-edged dose of Big Star rockarama with a helping of Vitamin D5-grit sandpaper and post-‘80s...
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Delta Spirit: Into The Wide

by Lee Zimmerman on September 10, 2014
An album that’s sweeping in scope, Into The Wide was borne from dire circumstances—a windowless, rat-infested rehearsal room ravaged by the effects of Superstorm Sandy. The results reflect...
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Greensky Bluegrass: If Sorrows Swim

by Justin Jacobs on September 09, 2014
Watching the evolution of Greensky Bluegrass during the past decade has been an inspiring, rewarding ride. The scrappy quintet from Kalamazoo, Mich., hit their stride in 2011, boiling down...
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Robert Plant: lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar

by Jeff Tamarkin on September 05, 2014
“And if the sun refused to shine,” the very first line of “Pocketful Of Golden,” the third song on Robert Plant’s new release—his first since 2010’s Band Of Joy—is, of course, a...
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Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey: Going Back Home

by Jeff Tamarkin on September 04, 2014
The teaming of the Who’s Roger Daltrey with Wilko Johnson, guitarist of the U.K. pub-rock band Dr. Feelgood, may be a headscratcher on paper, but it works like a charm. The genesis of the...
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FiKus: Living Life Through Multicolored Scenery

by Emilee Sousa on September 03, 2014
In just 13 tracks, FiKus has created a record that displays the band’s ability to cross all genres. With each number on their full-length debut, the band glides through elements of rock,...
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Freekbass: Everybody’s Feelin’ Real

by John Patrick Gatta on September 02, 2014
Weaned on the fertile funk scene of Southern Ohio that brought us Bootsy Collins, Ohio Players and James Brown’s King Records, bassist Freekbass possesses all the low-end goods but...

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