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Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison: In Movement

by Jeff Tamarkin on July 22, 2016
You go into it knowing the connections: Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, 50, and bassist Matthew Garrison, 46, are the sons, respectively, of John Coltrane and Jimmy Garrison, who played the same...
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Snarky Puppy: Culcha Vulcha

by Wayan Zoey on July 21, 2016
In an era where pristine live recordings are frequently included with the price of admission to a show, it’s all the more impressive that Snarky Puppy has managed to earn a pair of Grammys for...
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Lyrics Born: Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born! Greatest Hits!

by Wayan Zoey on July 20, 2016
It’s easy to forget that the Solesides/Quannum crew is one of the longest-running hip-hop collectives in existence. That’s largely because they like to take their sweet time between albums,...
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Widespread Panic at the Wiltern

by Larson Sutton on July 19, 2016
photo by Stuart LevineWidespread PanicWiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA July 16 As Widespread Panic mule-kicked Saturday night into Sunday morning at a sold-out Wiltern Theatre, closing a...
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Band of Horses: Why Are You OK

by Justin Jacobs on July 19, 2016
When Band of Horses broke with their 2006 debut, Everything All the Time, the appeal was twofold: The band twirled good ol’ Southern rock with an ethereal, otherworldly vibe. The group’s third...
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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Got a Mind to Give Up Living: Live 1966

by Michael Berick on July 19, 2016
This live album, which captures The Paul Butterfield Blues Band in their short-lived prime, will answer any doubters’ questions about why these guys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of...
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The New Mastersounds: The Nashville Session

by Wesley Hodges on July 15, 2016
British retro soul-funk powerhouse quartet The New Mastersounds chase the lightning-in-a-bottle approach on The Nashville Session, a single-take performance cut live to tape in front of a small...
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The Allman Brothers Band: Live from A&R Studios, New York, August 26, 1971

by Jaan Uhelszki on July 14, 2016
If you could pervert the space-time continuum, then you would certainly have made sure that flatbed truck at the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Bartlett had made its left turn a lot quicker on...
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Jonah Smith: Easy Prey Music

by Lee Zimmerman on July 13, 2016
The recipient of numerous accolades—including a stint on America’s Got Talent and top honors at the Independent Music Awards—Jonah Smith has seen his career blossom from the very beginning. His...
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Deerhoof: The Magic

by Ryan Reed on July 12, 2016
Deerhoof have crafted classic LPs by scraping out lo-fi noise-rock (Milk Man) and meticulously over-dubbing hi-fi art-pop (Friend Opportunity), switching studio techniques as frequently as...

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