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The Meters:  A Message From The Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968–1977

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 22, 2017
What makes the concept of The Meters’ singles collection so intriguing is that the New Orleans funk band wasn’t especially successful on the singles charts. The Meters only reached the...
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King Crimson: Live in Chicago

by Ryan Reed on November 21, 2017
When Robert Fripp resurrected King Crimson in late-2013, one year after seemingly retiring from the music industry, it was only appropriate that he revamp the entire project just as he’d done...
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John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension: Live @ Ronnie Scott’s

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 20, 2017
By the end of 2017, John McLaughlin will have played what’s billed as his final American tour, a couple dozen shows in tandem with fellow guitar slinger Jimmy Herring. McLaughlin will be...
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Van Morrison: Roll With the Punches

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 17, 2017
For all of the transcendent, meticulously crafted stream-of-consciousness vocal wanderings he has made over the years, and for all of his ethereal and profound, thinking-person’s wordsmithing,...
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Mickey Hart: RAMU

by Justin Jacobs on November 15, 2017
If you know only one thing about the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, then it’s that he’s the mastermind behind the band’s divisive mid-set “Drums” and “Space.” And whether you love...
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Luciferian Towers

by Ryan Reed on November 14, 2017
More than possibly any other post-rock band on the planet, Godspeed You! Black Emperor realize the magic of a patient crescendo. Like their previous five LPs, Luciferian Towers is defined by the...
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Various Artists:  Woody Guthrie—The Tribute Concerts: Carnegie Hall 1968 • Hollywood Bowl 1970

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 13, 2017
The passing of Woody Guthrie in October 1967, just as the great folk revival of the early ‘60s gave way to the rock revolution, left an enormous gap in the American music landscape—there...
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Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention: Absolutely Free

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 10, 2017
Right out of the gate, with 1966’s double-LP Freak Out!, Mothers of Invention proved to be one of the most audacious, inventive ensembles in rock music. (Frank Zappa’s name was not appended to...
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Amber Cross: Savage on the Downhill

by Richard Gehr on November 09, 2017
Home doesn’t get much downer than on country singer Amber Cross’ Savage on the Downhill . Cross, a Maine-bred backwoods hunter whose tough, flinty voice suggests a church lady gone wrong,...