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Apr
24
2018

BLOODLINES 4 stars

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Foundry 616, April 6 8/10 In 1972 Dave MacRae was in one of the most endearingly quirky and innovative jazz-rock bands of them all, Matching Mole. A particular gem on the British band’s indispensable Little Red Record was MacRae’s Smoke Signal, and here, to the infinite delight of a critic who thought himself immune to […]

Apr
14
2018

DUSTY RAVENS

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Camelot Lounge, March 29 5.5/10 The dust fell from my ears. The cowboy album that had so excited me was just a recording, after all, and recordings can be manipulated as infinitely as the sun bakes the desert. While Sydney’s Dusty Ravens remain worthy of attention, they have some serious rehearsing to do to approximate […]

Apr
9
2018

YOUSSOU NDOUR

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Concert Hall, March 28 7/10 Youssou Ndour promised a party and most members of the audience would probably say he delivered. It’s just that aiming for a party may have been to set the bar too low when another level was possible: a plane on which exuberance and joy sometimes vacated the dance floor to […]

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