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The Disco Biscuits: The Classical Set

by Benjy Eisen on December 19, 2014
If modern vinyl represents the intersection of the old and the new, then the Disco Biscuits’ first foray into the format crosses that same time-stamped junction. The band wisely opted to make...
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Grateful Dead: Dave’s Picks, Volume 12: Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 11/4/77 & ​11/18/72 Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TX

by Jesse Jarnow on December 18, 2014
Dave’s Picks, Volume 12: Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 11/4/77 The liner notes to Dave’s Picks 12 get it just exactly perfect: an extra-large reproduction of the relevant page from...
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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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