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On August 17, 2019
I haven’t done one of these in quite awhile, largely because until the last week, I was too busy to listen to many new albums. Then I listened to so many this week that it’s really too many for one post, but whatever. But in the meantime, I have seen two real shows and one […]

Today in NPR

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On July 27, 2019

NPR is The Worst. I’ve discussed this before, including recently. Here is another reason why. Kim Kelly is one of our most outstanding labor journalists. She’s also a long-time writer on m

Music Notes

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On June 29, 2019

This was quite the last couple of weeks for music in my world Not only did I get lucky enough to listen to some really great albums for the first time, but I also saw a few outstanding shows. First, I

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Night of the Vampire

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On May 31, 2019
The great Texas psychedelic musician, genius behind the 13th Floor Elevators, acid case, and overall amazing and disturbed person Roky Erickson, RIP The Elevators also had one of the only Dylan covers that is better than the original, and I really like the original. Share

Music Notes

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On May 26, 2019

Memorial Day weekend is a good time for some music notes. I had the honor of seeing the amazing pianist Matthew Shipp perform on Friday, at Firehouse 12 in New Haven. I had seen him before, a solo sho

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On May 11, 2019

It’s been entirely too long since I did one of these posts. Since I published the last, I’ve seen three live shows. Most important is seeing Kris Kristofferson playing with The Strangers,

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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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