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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

Youssou res

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 […]

Mar
31
2018

KAMASI WASHINGTON

Kamasi Washington

Concert Hall, March 13 7/10 “We’re going to go on a little journey together,” Kamasi Washington told us at the outset. Nearly two hours later when that journey ended what had been striking about the trip was its the sheer scale. The LA-based tenor saxophonist called his 2015 magnum opus The Epic (which, at almost […]

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