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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1984–2014

by Bill Murphy on July 17, 2017
In theory at least, curating a “best of” package for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds would seem to be a fruitless task, primarily because they’ve never had any bona-fide hits—unless you count...
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Chuck Berry: Chuck

by Jeff Tamarkin on July 14, 2017
“So while I’m still kicking, I’m gonna keep picking my tune/ I love what I’m doing, I hope it don’t end too soon,” Chuck Berry sings in the improbably titled “3/4 Time...
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Justin Townes Earle: Kids in the Street

by Emily Zemler on July 13, 2017
Kids in the Street marks the first time that Nashville musician Justin Townes Earle has elected to work with an outside producer. The artist enlisted Mike Mogis, best known for his work with Conor...
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Old Crow Medicine Show: 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde

by Mike Ayers on July 12, 2017
It’s hard to think of any artist you’d want messing with Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, but Southeast punky-country outfit Old Crow Medicine Show have dared to do so—and pull it off with...
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Procol Harum: Novum

by Jeff Tamarkin on July 11, 2017
“A Whiter Shade of Pale” was as essential to the heady 1967 musical landscape as anything and—even if it’s the only song by them that most rock fans know—Novum proves that half a century...
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: So It Is

by Jeff Tamarkin on July 10, 2017
Several years ago, under the direction of Ben Jaffe, their bandleader and bassist—and son of the founders of New Orleans’ storied Preservation Hall, where they were born and nurtured for more...
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Ziggy Marley with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

by Larson Sutton on July 07, 2017
Photo by Zach Weinberg (courtesy of Tuff Gong Worldwide)For 16 years, the Hollywood Bowl has served as host for an annual Reggae Night. 2017’s sold-out affair was especially notable as the...
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Thurston Moore: Rock N Roll Consciousness

by Jesse Jarnow on July 07, 2017
On first flyover, Thurston Moore’s Rock N Roll Consciousness appears just as any song-based post-Sonic Youth album by Moore might, dotted with winding guitar trails and beatnik spoutings. But at...
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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Live From the Fox Oakland

by Jeff Tamarkin on July 06, 2017
If you want to say that, on any given night, Tedeschi Trucks Band is probably the best working rock band in America, then you won’t get an argument here. In several years, they’ve developed a...
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Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield: Hudson

by Jeff Tamarkin on July 05, 2017
Several things become clear as you listen to Hudson, the debut album by the quartet of Jack DeJohnette (drums), Larry Grenadier (bass), John Medeski (keyboards) and John Scofield (guitar). First...

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