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FAUN THE ROAD AGAIN

posted May 24th, 2019

Dawn McCarthy and Nils Frykdahl, a.k.a Faun Fables - are hitting the road again. It's family-style of course, with Edda, Ura and Gudrin along for the ride, taking in the world with the childlike wonder that is their way (because they are children) - and a nanny/driver/merch person rounding out the crew, no doubt! Faun Fables do everything in the name of home and family, including leave home for the Pacific Northwest, as they have already done even as we speak! It all begins... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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BILL CALLAHAN SIDES ONE INTO YOUR DMs

posted May 23rd, 2019

Shepherd In a Sheepskin Vest was announced earlier this month, a welcome revelation: the first release from well-seasoned journeyman songster Bill Callahan since 2013's Dream River. Today, via the DSP of your choice, side 1 of Shepherd In a Sheepskin Vest is available to stream and co-mingle with the other tributaries coursing through your existence. Because today is just one day in the life - but after six years of silence, the four sides of Shepherd In a Sheepskin Vest are bound to reflect... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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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

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THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE OM

posted May 10th, 2019

Feel the vibration. Feel it, feel it! If it's not happening in your own home, OM have a way of taking you (spiritually) higher wherever they may roam, and that low-end rumble is not set to let up for the foreseeable future!

So let this be a call for all to prepare to leave the house, as OM have just announced a European summer tour! Take a holiday, leave home and go with OM - this summer across Europe (or this month in the... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM, Al Cisneros

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REACHING FOR GAIA INFINITUS

posted May 9th, 2019

"Let it be known that I (Haley Fohr) once walked the Earth and chose to sing my way through life. Let it be known that one of these many singing rituals transpired on Nov 11, 2018 at Le Guess Who? Festival. On this evening Cooper Crain rearranged works from 2017's "Reaching For Indigo", members of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra helped re-imagine this aforementioned music, Le Guess Who? Festival documented it, and here today we have Reaching For Indigo: GAIA INFINITUS: Performed... (read more)

Artists in this story: Circuit des Yeux

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THE LOST CITY OF NASHLANTIS

posted May 7th, 2019

The annals of Nashville, the 20th century's immortal Music City, are filled with lore of the legends, as well as tales of the one-shots, the lesser-knowns and the delightful obscurities. Like the outlaw he defines himself as, Chris Gantry doesn't really fit in any of those boxes -and now, 50-plus years since he wrote his first hit, "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife", Gantry prepares to release Nashlantis, his first album of new music following the 2017 archival release of At The House of Cash... (read more)

Artists in this story: Edith Frost, Bill Callahan, Chris Gantry

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FREDHEADS UNITE!

posted May 3rd, 2019

Fans of music and comedy can now celebrate: Fred Armisen's wildly successful "Comedy For Musicians but Everyone is Welcome" tour continues with more US dates! Bringing his complicated drumming techniques, a grab bag stacked with tunes from his Hometown Heroes series, and razor sharp wit,  Fred ensures the only thing you can do wrong is miss these shows.
 
Don't live in NYC or LA? No problem, Fred's got you covered! He'll be stopping in cities across the southwest, midwest and any other... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Blue Jean Committee, The Bjelland Brothers, Test Pattern