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Michael McDonald: Wide Open

by Jeff Tamarkin on October 04, 2017
Even if in the past Michael McDonald’s singing has made you want to incinerate your headphones—and there are some who feel that way (remember the “bullet in the brain” scene in The...
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Tiziano Tononi and Southbound: Trouble No More…All Men Are Brothers

by Richard Gehr on October 03, 2017
Italian drummer Tiziano Tononi and Southbound’s excellent Trouble No More...All Men Are Brothers opens with a mighty blast of horns and drums evoking Coltrane’s wall of sound. The tune is the...
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Alvvays: Antisocialites

by J. Poet on October 02, 2017
Alvvays revolves around the acerbic songwriting of singer-guitarist Molly Rankin. The daughter of the late Celtic fiddler John Morris Rankin, she started finding her own footing as a teenager,...
SHOW REVIEW

KAABOO Del Mar Music Festival

by Review and photos by Andy J. Gordon on September 30, 2017
If you build it, they will come. That was the philosophy of the organizers of the KAABOO Del Mar Music Festival when they planned their first fest three years ago at the Del Mar Racetrack just...
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Lee Ranaldo and the Dust: Electric Trim

by Jason Woodbury on September 29, 2017
On “Moroccan Mountains,” the sprawling opener of Lee Ranaldo’s Electric Trim, the Sonic Youth founder intones, “For 20 years or more, we had our screwdrivers out/trying to disassemble the...
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Various Artists: Zaire 74: The African Artists

by Richard Gehr on September 28, 2017
The prelude to George Foreman and Muhammad Ali’s 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), included a three-night music festival headlined by...
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Guided By Voices: How Do You Spell Heaven

by Bill Murphy on September 27, 2017
It’s no longer enough to describe Robert Pollard as prolific; since founding Guided By Voices in the early ‘80s, he’s been involved in the making of one hundred albums, which he celebrated...
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Gogol Bordello: Seekers and Finders

by Emily Zemler on September 26, 2017
Gogol Bordello, the gypsy-punk collective, is known for fusing world cultures and styles to create a vibrant sound. The group’s members are from many countries—frontman Eugene Hütz hails from...
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Colin Stetson: All This I Do for Glory

by Richard Gehr on September 25, 2017
Indie-rock sax man Colin Stetson sounds like he arrived directly from the land of the ice and snow on All This I Do for Glory. Following a reinterpretation of Polish composer Henryk Górecki’s...
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Bonnie Raitt at Macky Auditorium

by Roger Len Smith on September 22, 2017
Photo by Bill KellyThe timeless and ever-radiant Bonnie Raitt brought her Dig In Deep tour to the Rocky Mountains for a memorable concert in mid-September at the historic Macky Auditorium in...

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