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After releasing three live albums, the ecstatically explosive drums/guitar duo of Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt has released its first studio album, Brace Up! And while live albums can sometimes harness a wild energy and risk-taking—operating ... more

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The Australian trio The Necks—comprised of keyboardist Chris Abrahams, percussionist Tony Buck and bassist Lloyd Swanton—frequently uses a default method, particularly with its live sets. This method involves starting with a simple improvised ... more

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Playing “Southern-fried gothic astro-honk,” Collin Wade Monk was a seasoned Nashville rock performer in the late-‘80s to mid-‘90s, backed by bands including the Bongo Fury and the Ladyfingers. However, after three albums and a chance at a record ... more

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One of Jack Handey’s “Deep Thoughts” was “I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.” That’s similar to a plot twist in the 1956 sci-fi film ... more

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In Laurie Anderson’s track “A Story About a Story,” she had an interesting observation about memories when recalling a difficult hospital stay from her childhood—when telling stories, we tend to clean things up in order to get to the point; in ... more

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There are two completely different ways this writer considered approaching the new album Mutations created by Marco Albert (from Oaxaca, Mexico), Bryan Day (from San Francisco) and Jay Kreimer (from Lincoln, Neb.): 1) find out as much information ... more

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Writer Neil Gaiman and Magnetic Fields front man Stephin Merritt once discussed the satirical 1959 song “The Masochism Tango” written and performed by Tom Lehrer, and they pointed out that although the masochism was the transgressive element when ... more

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This writer has uttered the phrase, “You’ll have to pry my CDs from my cold, dead hands” on more than a few occasions, and as listening habits have shifted away from physical media toward digital downloads and Internet streaming, it’s easy to ... more

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The explosive drummer and composer Tatsuya Yoshida is royalty in the Japanese fringe underground, best known as the sole consistent member of the long-running intense bass/drums duo Ruins, which is now just Yoshida continuing as “Ruins Alone.” more

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Bach’s famous composition “The Goldberg Variations”—written for harpsichord but often performed on piano—features a melody with 30 variations that demonstrate the possibilities of the keyboard, challenge the performer’s required virtuosity and ... more

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Connecticut band Landing has released its latest full-length album, Bells in New Towns, with a diversity that makes this writer believe that the group has an impeccable record collection. more

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The Monthly Jazz Jam (MJJ) is its own special thing—to call it “Jazz Karaoke” or “Open Mic Jazz” would be both a disservice and inaccurate. Held at Barking Legs Theater on the last Sunday of every month, from 3 to 5 p.m., aspiring players ... more

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The Detroit keyboard duo Viands treads a line fraught with soft tension while holding things together, perhaps like a stranded astronaut sending out electronic distress signals while remaining calm. Comprised of David Shettler (known for his work ... more

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In an essay, saxophonist and composer Andrew Raffo Dewar clarified that his work is about “setting processes in motion, both social and musical, not in creating discrete, fixed objects.” One could argue that, structurally, this is an extension of ... more

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The new, self-titled album from the Detroit jazz outfit Quartet Now! is the inaugural release on Detroit label Two Rooms Records, and if you’re looking for a single album that completely oozes Detroit jazz, on several levels, then look no further. more

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Only one thing is certain about a performance from the Atlanta-based Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel: it will begin with the two musicians—Scott Burland on theremin, Frank Schultz on lap steel guitar—toasting each other with a generous swig of ... more

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In an alternate universe, it could have been a premise for a Big Brother-type reality show: let’s put the members of Black Sabbath, Fela Kuti and Carlos Santana in an apartment for a week and see what wackiness ensues. more

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There are certainly far worse misfortunes in the grand scheme of things, but it’s always a bummer to discover that a band that you admire has broken up—in this writer’s case, by unexpectedly coming across a YouTube concert video that is labeled ... more

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Locations have always been important for solo artist Tryezz—the moniker adopted by Chattanooga keyboardist Jonathan Fowlkes—who delivers what he calls his “Scenic Grooves” (partially named as a tribute to our Scenic City) as a way to evoke vivid ... more

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It’s common knowledge that modern libraries have outgrown the outdated perception of merely being austere book warehouses, manned by humorless enforcers of silence, and at the Chattanooga Public Library’s downtown location, there’s even a space ... more

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