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The Doors: London Fog 1966

by Jeff Tamarkin on February 17, 2017
Most bands, when they’re first starting out, are lost in the wilderness; that’s just the way it is. It takes any group of musicians time to find that sweet spot where their individual artistic...
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Buck Curran: Immortal Light

by Jesse Jarnow on February 16, 2017
For those who dig their acoustic folk on the mystic side, there’s guitarist Buck Curran’s solo debut, Immortal Light. One-half of Arborea, Curran’s first album under his own name invokes...
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Club d’Elf: Live at Club Helsinki

by Richard Gehr on February 15, 2017
Club d’Elf’s double-disc Live at Club Helsinki captures Mike Rivard’s remarkable Morocco-meets-space-funk fusion ensemble on a particularly spicy night in 2012. Rivard (who plays both bass...
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Gillian Welch: Boots No. 1—The Official Revival Bootleg

by Jeff Tamarkin on February 14, 2017
Whether you want to call it Americana, roots music, folk or something else, Gillian Welch has been at the forefront of it since she first emerged 20 years ago with Revival, her T Bone...
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The Wood Brothers: Live at the Barn

by Lee Zimmerman on February 13, 2017
It’s only natural that The Wood Brothers would find live environs such natural habitats, well-suited to their amalgam of blues, funk and rootsy revival. Given the fact that they’re frequently...
SHOW REVIEW

Doyle Bramhall II at BB King’s

by Photos by Lou Montesano, Review by Petter Jurew on February 11, 2017
Doyle Bramhall II BB King's Blues ClubNew York January 27 With the dawn of the new American Reich upon us, music remains one of the only ways to deal with the daily insanity. In search of...
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The Way Down Wanderers: The Way Down Wanderers

by Lee Zimmerman on February 10, 2017
Credit The Way Down Wanderers with giving a nod toward tradition and having the gumption to break the mold. While they take their cues from bluegrass and other Americana influences, the melodies...
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Various Artists: Afterschool Special: The 123s of Kid Soul

by John Adamian on February 09, 2017
The Jackson 5 seem like they might have been a one-of-a-kind anomaly. That combination of talent, ambition and parental encouragement is a rarity. But for every pop success on that scale, there...
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Jeremiah Lockwood: Kol Nidre

by Justin Jacobs on February 08, 2017
Worship music with a contemporary makeover is a long tradition in rock-and-roll—gospel was one of the pillars of the genre, and Hindu infl uences show up all over the psychedelic scene. But few e...
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ARJUN: Gravity

by Jeff Tamarkin on February 07, 2017
It would be misleading to call ARJUN either a power trio or a jazz-fusion outfit, although they draw liberally from both disciplines. Improvisation is at the core of their approach, and the eight...

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