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Smoke Dawson: Fiddle

by Jesse Jarnow on September 22, 2014
Fiddler and bagpiper Smoke Dawson is a genetic link in the history of the American string-band underground, connecting the proto-freak-folkers of the Lower East Side (where he played with future...
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Grand Point North

by Matthew Shelter on September 19, 2014
Grand Point North Waterfront Park Burlington, VT September. 13-14 After close to a decade of relentless touring that typically saw them playing hundreds of live shows...
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Tweedy: Sukierae

by Jeff Miller on September 19, 2014
Sukierae, Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy’s first “official” solo record, isn’t bounds away from Wilco’s American-influenced art-rock, but the overall sound is both a bit more progressive...
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Rob McCoury: The 5 String Flame Thrower

by Kiran Herbert on September 18, 2014
When it comes to household names, the list of banjo players may be relatively short, but it undoubtedly includes Rob McCoury, and not just because his father is Del McCoury. McCoury’s stage...
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Justin Townes Earle: Single Mothers

by Lee Zimmerman on September 17, 2014
Is the child the father to the man? If so, then Justin Townes Earle offers the anecdotal evidence. No longer the drug-prone insurgent of his youthful days, the younger Earle seems far less...
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The New Pornographers: Brill Bruisers

by Michael Verity on September 16, 2014
There’s little on this New Pornographers record attributable to the “three-minute symphonies” of the famous Brill Building—those legendary tunes like “Yakety Yak,” “Save the Last...
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Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood: Juice

by Bill Murphy on September 15, 2014
On their third collaborative outing since guitarist John Scofield’s funk-tastic A Go Go, MSMW sound so loose and relaxed, we should consider ourselves lucky they even remembered to hit...
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Marco Benevento: Swift

by Wesley Hodges on September 12, 2014
With Swift, the always intrepid and imaginative Marco Benevento continues to blaze an uncompromising and continuously inspired trail with each record. The album title is both a nod to its...
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Zeus: Classic Zeus

by Michael Verity on September 11, 2014
It seems that the sun shines in Toronto, too, as the Canadian quartet Zeus slathers a rough-edged dose of Big Star rockarama with a helping of Vitamin D5-grit sandpaper and post-‘80s...
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Delta Spirit: Into The Wide

by Lee Zimmerman on September 10, 2014
An album that’s sweeping in scope, Into The Wide was borne from dire circumstances—a windowless, rat-infested rehearsal room ravaged by the effects of Superstorm Sandy. The results reflect...

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