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of Montreal: Innocence Reaches

by Ryan Reed on September 26, 2016
“I think that you’re great,” Kevin Barnes croons amid pulsating synths, his voice beckoning from the back of a robot nightclub. “Let’s relate.” That seemingly tossed-off lyric marks a...

Gov’t Mule: The Tel-Star Sessions

by Alan Paul on September 23, 2016
In 1994, a year before their self-titled debut and just two months after their first show, the original Gov’t Mule—Warren Haynes, Allen Woody and Matt Abts—entered Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton,...

Allen Toussaint: American Tunes

by J. Poet on September 22, 2016
The late Allen Toussaint was a musical giant—a songwriter, producer, arranger, pianist and singer without equal. He brought the sound of New Orleans to the world with records like Benny...

Aaron Comess: Live 2016

by Jeff Tamarkin on September 21, 2016
Whether as the drummer of the Spin Doctors, as a sideman (a function he’s served for dozens of diverse artists) or leading his own bands, Aaron Comess is an ever-reliable rhythm machine—in the...

Grouplove: Big Mess

by Justin Jacobs on September 20, 2016
Like Cheap Trick before them, Los Angeles quintet Grouplove lead their assault with catchy choruses cranked up, blasting their melodies in your face until you can’t help but sing along. The band...

Caveman: Otero War

by Lee Zimmerman on September 19, 2016
It ought to be noted that Caveman’s approach isn’t anywhere near as primitive as their handle might suggest. Over the past five years, the Brooklyn-based band has released two collections of...

Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau: Nearness

by Jeff Tamarkin on September 16, 2016
Saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau have worked sporadically on each other’s group projects since the ‘90s, but Nearness is their first duo release. Now, they will need to make...

Deakin: Sleep Cycle

by Ryan Reed on September 15, 2016
Across the protracted, seven-year buildup to Deakin’s debut solo LP, Animal Collective’s most elusive member launched a controversial Kickstarter campaign, journeyed to Mali and battled...

Charlie Hunter: Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth

by Jeff Tamarkin on September 14, 2016
Besides having some of the best album titles ever (Gentlemen, I Neglected to Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid is another), Charlie Hunter happens to be one hell of a jazz guitar player,...

Dinosaur Jr.: Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

by Emily Zemler on September 13, 2016
Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not is the 11th full-length album from Dinosaur Jr. since their formation in 1984, and it reveals the results of both an evolution and a resolute consistency. Since the...

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