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Dream Collective L.U.S.T., Chance McDaniel The Rainy Season

Chattanooga’s own Dream Collective is taking the city by storm with their powerful waves. The music that they create is a passionate and soul filled mix of blues, rock, and rap. Their thought provoking lyrics touch on subjects of love ...



The two-decade-strong Éthiopiques series on the French label Buda Musique has shone a light on the fruitful output of Ethiopia in the ‘60s and ‘70s, with strikingly fresh amalgams of traditional flavors infused in Western-world genres including ... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:58 PM Record Reviews

We’ve all had moments when our lips just didn’t seem fast enough to speak all the words we want or need to say, like perhaps reporting a horrible accident that just happened or enthusiastically and effusively expressing gratitude for a perfect ... more

Feb 8, 2017 11:19 AM Record Reviews

The NYC outfit Macula Dog has a wholehearted embrace of music absurdity and a self-awareness of its own weirdness, as opposed to outsider-type intrinsically inspired wanderings off the beaten path. Perhaps acting like a low-budget robot-obsessed ... more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM Record Reviews

The globe-trotting label Sublime Frequencies has proven to be one of the most diversely fascinating labels currently operating, being a sort of more homegrown, rougher, exclusively non-Western-world version of Smithsonian Folkways. more

Jan 26, 2017 10:25 AM Record Reviews

The composer, electronic musician and accordionist Pauline Oliveros, who passed away last November, was perhaps best known for her “Deep Listening” practice and aesthetic—encompassing improvisation, healing, meditation and other aspects ... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:41 PM Record Reviews

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