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December 2014 Relix Magazine Sampler: Rubblebucket - My Life
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Dave Davies: Rippin’ Up Time

by Lee Zimmerman on December 17, 2014
Despite recurring rumors about reunions and rapprochement, the possibility that the brothers Davies might somehow mend their differences and eventually reconvene The Kinks seems as remote as...
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New Orleans Suspects: Ouroboros

by J. Poet on December 16, 2014
It is a loaded statement to name your album after the ancient symbol depicting a serpent eating its own tail, but many of these legendary suspects were there at the birth of funk, so the...
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Dopapod: Never Odd or Even

by Peter DeStefano on December 15, 2014
Never Odd or Even, Dopapod’s fourth record, is the palindromic Northeast band’s most mature effort yet. The quartet’s second record to feature lyric—guitarist Rob Compa does an...
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Ornette Coleman: Ornette: Made in America (Blu-ray)

by Jeff Tamarkin on December 12, 2014
Ornette Coleman was called “an eccentric when he was young and a genius when he was old,” music critic John Rockwell says insightfully about the ever-groundbreaking jazz saxophonist and...
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Branford Marsalis: In My Solitude: Live at Grace Cathedral

by Jeff Tamarkin on December 11, 2014
In jazz, certain instruments lend themselves well to solo performance more than others: Most major pianists, at one time or another, play a solo concert and solo guitar is also plentiful in the...
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Bedhead: Bedhead: 1992-1998

by Bill Murphy on December 10, 2014
It would be dismissive to label Bedhead—one of the most (ahem) slept-on indie-rock bands of the ‘90s—as mere “slowcore pioneers,” in particular because brothers Matt and Bubba Kadane...
SHOW REVIEW

Christian McBride and Inside Straight at the Village Vanguard

by Philip Booth on December 09, 2014
Christian McBride and Inside Straight Village Vanguard New York, NY December 2 “It’s been quite some time since we’ve played together,” Christian McBride said, on...
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Yusuf: Tell ‘Em I’m Gone

by Jeff Tamarkin on December 09, 2014
The CD sleeve may say Yusuf but the voice is unmistakably that of Cat Stevens, the British singer-songwriter who left the music business behind in the late ‘70s upon his conversion to Islam...
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Various Artists: Take Me to the River

by Wesley Hodges on December 08, 2014
The spirit of Memphis’ legendary Stax Records continues to live on and inspire young artists. Take Me to the River helps capture and stoke the label’s ongoing impact, serving as the...
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Book Reviews: Glyn Johns and Graham Nash

December 05, 2014
Glyn Johns Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Faces... Graham Nash Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life The...

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