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of Montreal: Aureate Gloom

by Ryan Reed on March 03, 2015
Kevin Barnes is both sonic adventurer and soul-bearing poet, but on recent albums, his thesaurus has threatened to crush his guitar. The streak continues with “Bassem Sabry,” the funky and...
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Bettye LaVette: Worthy

by Bill Murphy on March 02, 2015
Still on a roll since she came roaring out of obscurity nearly a decade ago, Bettye LaVette continues to sing like her life depends on it. I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise, her 2005...
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Martin Sexton: Mixtape of the Open Road

by Lee Zimmerman on February 27, 2015
Martin Sexton’s reputation as a tireless troubadour is further affirmed by the title of this, his eighth album overall and first in nearly five years. Inspired by the battered cassettes and...
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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band: So Delicious!

by John Patrick Gatta on February 26, 2015
On So Delicious!, their eighth album, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band continue to fuse Charley Patton’s Delta blues with a raw rock-and-roll attitude. Frontman Josh Peyton fingerpicks...
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Diamond Rugs: Cosmetics

by Michael Verity on February 25, 2015
Diamond Rugs was born of a beer-bunkered, after-show convo between former Black Lips guitarist Ian St. Pé, Deer Tick’s John McCauley and Six Finger Satellite’s Bryan Dufresne, so the...
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JJ Grey & Mofro: Ol’ Glory

by J. Poet on February 24, 2015
When JJ Grey sings, “[It] made me feel stronger just to say that I’m weak,” on the Memphis-flavored soul ballad “Light A Candle,” he sums up the outlook that colors the music on Ol’...
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Jorma Kaukonen: Ain’t in No Hurry

by Jeff Tamarkin on February 23, 2015
There’s a certain comfort that comes from listening to a new Jorma Kaukonen recording. From the first fingerpicked notes and sung words of the ancient “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down...
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Two Gallants: We Are Undone

by Emily Zemler on February 20, 2015
Two Gallants have unveiled four albums without breaking out of the indie and alternative worlds, but We Are Undone may be the one to earn the most notable acclaim. The album, produced by Karl...
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Sonny & The Sunsets: Talent Night at the Ashram

by Jesse Jarnow on February 19, 2015
The fifth full-length by the brilliantly wry San Francisco songwriter Sonny Smith and his ever-revolving band of Sunsets, Talent Night at the Ashram, is also Smith’s densest yet. Continuing...
SHOW REVIEW

Lettuce in Missoula

by Jed Nussbaum on February 18, 2015
Photo by Matt Riley Lettuce Top Hat Missoula, MT February 10 It took Lettuce over twenty years to get there, but word that they were one of the funkiest bands in the scene...

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