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It's live Tyme once again. Analog signals from the Teragram Ballroom transmit the blunt-force traumpact of The Freedom Band in full bloom, upending numbers from the Segall discography and bookending the Gobline…

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THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG! OR IS IT?

posted May 21st, 2019

Hang on - Exurbian Quonset is almost here! Mike Donovan's third solo LP and second in the past year hits down on Friday, and finds him in full flight, bringing out the deep grain out of his chose folk/sike/rock,with a variety of degraded pop tunes immaculately arranged, like flowers for your pleasure. His gracious bow began back in February, with the announce, and the hearty roll-and-screech of "Digital Dan" to bolster against the cold. This was by second drop, "Wadworth March" which was equally... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mike Donovan

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RETURN TO HOFFMAN ESTATES THIS WEEK!

posted May 20th, 2019

Blank Forms presents the show of the year that you didn't even know you were looking forward to not missing! On Thursday, May 23, at the Brooklyn School of Music, Kevin Drumm headlines a show featuring the reconvened ensemble of Alan Licht, Loren Connors, Ken Vandemark, Joshua Abrams and Chad Taylor - an all-star reunion of 1998's all-star production of Licht and Mazzacane-Connor's Hoffman Estates album. On it's (just past) 20th anniversary, the subtle charms of Jim O'Rourke's production seem... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alan Licht & Loren Mazzacane-Connors

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BROKE MOON KEEP ON RISING

posted May 20th, 2019

2019's A Broke Moon Rises was a necessarily cathartic experience in all phases; Papa M blew it out, all the different styles he's played in over the years, from folk-blues to metal, electronic, pop, Bollywood...all of it. Afterwards, with no tour dates around the album release (partially due to lousy clubs and their lack of wheelchair-accessible stage doors!), the day to see Pajo live seems like it would never come. Then like a flash of light, Papa M hopped on some select dates with Sunn... (read more)

Artists in this story: Papa M

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PURPLE MOUNTAINS MAJESTIES

posted May 17th, 2019

Ten years have come and gone since Silver Jews, whose classic run was made somehow finite in 2009, when the voice himself, David Berman, announced his retirement from music. Where the time goes, we do not know. What do they say about old songwriters? We don't know that one either, okay? We're not good with jokes - we're just glad that there's always more songs to be written and sung. That's what raised up Purple Mountains for all of us, after all.   ... (read more)

Artists in this story: Silver Jews, David Berman, Purple Mountains