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June 2018 Relix Magazine Sampler: Slim Wednesday "No (So) Good"
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Ryley Walker: Deafman Glance

by Ryan Reed on May 24, 2018
Ryley Walker emerged in the early 2010s as one of indie-rock’s most exciting guitarists—a malleable player capable of intricate baroque-folk fingerpicking and jazzy solos. But in recent years,...
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Brazilian Girls: Let’s Make Love

by Ryan Reed on May 22, 2018
It’s been a full decade since Brazilian Girls issued their third LP, the Grammy-nominated New York City , and they’ve barely maintained a pulse in the interim. Though the alt-dance quartet...
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Ry Cooder: The Prodigal Son

by J. Poet on May 21, 2018
In the Bible, the tale of the prodigal son describes the journey a soul takes to the edge of destruction, before heading home to family and redemption. Ry Cooder mirrors that passage through...
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Jyotsna Srikanth, Mats Edén, Dan Svensson, and Pär Moberg: Nordic Raga

by Richard Gehr on May 18, 2018
Not unlike SUSS’ toothsome blend of country and ambience, two other famously great flavors complement one another deliciously on Jyotsna Srikanth, Mats Edén, Dan Svensson, and Pär Moberg’s...
SHOW REVIEW

U2 in San Jose

by Jay Blakesberg on May 17, 2018
U2 has moved indoors! After sweeping the world in large stadiums in 2017 celebrating the 30th Anniversary and playing their hit album “The Joshua Tree” in its entirety, they have scaled down...
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Dungen & Woods: Myths 003

by Mike Ayers on May 17, 2018
 Since 2014, the Southwest Texas town of Marfa has been host to Marfa Myths, an annual music and arts festival held each spring. And since its inception, they’ve been doing a cool thing, where...
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Ought: Room Inside the World

by Ryan Reed on May 16, 2018
Part of Ought’s early charm was how they recontextualized post-punk and vintage indie-rock with a jittery modern anxiety: “I’m no longer afraid to die/ ‘Cause that’s all that I have...
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Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto: Glass

by Jason P. Woodbury on May 15, 2018
In 1949, architect Philip Johnson built “the Glass House” in New Canaan, Conn. Erected from glass and steel to serve as Johnson’s own residence, the modernist structure stands as a study in...
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Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion

by Bill Murphy on May 14, 2018
Joan Wasser is one of those rare singersongwriters who takes her time with each new album, and not just because she’s an incurable perfectionist in the studio. Put simply, it’s no picnic to...