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Jake Shimabukuro: Travels

by Jeff Tamarkin on February 12, 2016
 By now, it’s kind of a given that Jake Shimabukuro is the most innovative ukulele player on the planet (sorry, Eddie Vedder), and the most popular, with millions of YouTube hits and No. 1...
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Adrien Reju: Strange Love & The Secret Language

by Kiley Stevens on February 11, 2016
On Adrien Reju’s latest, Strange Love & The Secret Language, her rich vocals guide the listener through an ambient mix of both original compositions and a slew of covers that range from David...
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jennylee: right on!

by Emily Zemler on February 10, 2016
For over 10 years, Jenny Lee Lindberg has been bassist and vocalist for Warpaint, infusing the LA indie-rock band with a key aspect of their signature ethereal groove. On right on!, Lindberg...
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Tom Carter: Long Time Underground

by Jesse Jarnow on February 09, 2016
An inveterate collaborator, both in the long-running Charalambides and in numerous other partnerships, Tom Carter’s Long Time Underground presents a semi-rare solo performance by the veteran...
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Petite Noir: Life Is Beautiful

by Ryan Reed on February 08, 2016
The cover of Petite Noir’s debut LP, Life Is Beautiful, features South African singer-songwriter Yannick Ilunga hovering literally outside the box—a fitting image for music that defies linear...
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Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn: Cubist Blues

by Bill Murphy on February 05, 2016
It’s not enough to label Cubist Blues as a cult record, even though the circumstances that surrounded it—two unscripted all-night recording sessions at a noir-ish downtown New York studio...
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Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20

by Jeff Tamarkin on February 04, 2016
Sooner or later, it seems, most singer-songwriters write their “on-the-road” album. It’s a natural calling, considering how much time they spend making their way from one dot on the map to...
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Gary Douglas: Keepin’ Faith

by Lee Zimmerman on February 03, 2016
Gary Douglas is your typical rock-and-roll troubadour, an intrepid journeyman whose sweat-drenched sound reminds one of the usual heartland heroes, Fogerty, Mellencamp and Seger chief among them....
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Scott Fagan: South Atlantic Blues

by Glenn BurnSilver on February 02, 2016
Every few years, a lost poet/musician of the ‘60s is “found”—rediscovered for their insightful lyrics and commentaries reflecting harrowing loss, substance abuse and seemingly endless tales...
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Various Artists (Yo La Tengo, Kurt Vile, Hiss Golden Messenger, Thurston Moore…): Parallelogram

by Jesse Jarnow on February 01, 2016
For the past 15 years, North Carolina-based Three Lobed Recordings has documented an intersection of underground psychedelia and Americana—some improvised, some not. The 10 artists spread over...

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