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On March 24, 2019
I don’t have anything particularly profound to say on music today. But we all need a break from the Mueller report and I have listened to a bunch of new albums recently, so it seems to be time for a music open thread, or really anything artistic. This is a largely outstanding profile of the […]

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On March 2, 2019

The major recent music news in my life was seeing Robbie Fulks play a really fun set at City Winery in Boston last night. This is the third time I’ve seen Fulks. The first was in 2007 in Austin,

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On February 16, 2019
If it’s Saturday night, it’s time to talk tunes. Now that The Paranoid Style’s Elizabeth Nelson is writing for LGM, it is even more ridiculous that I provide my pointless scribbling about music. As an admittedly bad music writer, Elizabeth reminds me how good music writing reads. But since embarrassment has never been as a […]

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On January 6, 2019

I had the privilege of seeing Mdou Moctar in Providence last week. Representing a new generation of Tuareg guitarists that is more connected to world dance music than the tradition of the elders, this

Best Music of 2018

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On December 31, 2018

I listen to a lot of music. Basically, I listen to music every second I am at my desk or in my car. I also don’t listen to the same album very often. In March, I had to wipe my computer after th

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On December 8, 2018
Been way, way too long since I did one of these posts. It’s a long one! When I was in Nashville last weekend, I did something I always wanted to do: go to the Grand Ole Opry in the Ryman Auditorium. First, just seeing a show in the Ryman is great. All that history, all […]

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On October 19, 2018

Back when I lived in Austin in the late 2000s, one of my favorite things to do was to see Alejandro Escovedo at the Continental Club. I probably saw him there 6 or 7 times in those three years. This w

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On September 22, 2018

Let’s talk some music. We can argue whether Wayne Shorter is the greatest living jazz composer, but we can’t argue that he should be in the conversation. He just turned 85 and here’s

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On August 18, 2018

We need some more discussion of Aretha. Here’s a bunch of remembrances. All Songs Considered. Turns out she liked playing a little golf. Her episode of Murphy Brown. Christgau. Finally, this is

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