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May
2
2018

SERGIO MENDES

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Concert Hall, April 8 6/10 I once attended a Peter Sarstedt concert (yes, really), and of course the entire audience was only there to hear Where Do You Go to (My Lovely)? to the extent that, had he played it first rather than last, everyone would probably have bolted after one song. Pianist Sergio Mendes […]

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 […]

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