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Music, Hear This Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Show Preview

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Show Preview

The M.O. at Fat Possum Records sure has changed over the years. Early on, the Mississippi label focused on aged, venerable, black bluesmen like T-Model Ford and R.L. Burnside. But sometime after the Black Keys hit it big around 2005,…
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Music, Reviewed Lee "Scratch" Perry

Lee "Scratch" Perry

Onstage and in interviews, Lee "Scratch" Perry's persona is a mix of giddy surrealism, folk wisdom, apocalyptic theology, and simple crudity (fart jokes, raw sex talk). And while there's fun to be had listening to him ramble, when you unpack…
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Music, Hear This The subtle arithmetic of My Morning Jacket

The subtle arithmetic of My Morning Jacket

Imagine leaving an iconic-during-its-heyday band — jazz pianist McCoy Tyner did exactly that, departing the John Coltrane Quartet in the mid-1960s. With his pioneering, harrowing style, Coltrane was virtually deified, but his overall methodology — increasingly "out," way beyond conventional…
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Calendar, Performance Noh Goes Native

Noh Goes Native

FRI-SAT 9/16-17 Erik Ehn doesn't script plays -- he channels them. The internationally lauded, California-based playwright's cross-cultural projects often result in something of a mix between a night at the theater and a religious experience. With an uncommon respect for…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

The 73-year-old voice of R.L. Burnside rises up out of dusty floorboards of ambient beats and lazy slide guitar, sounding as splintered and smoke-weary as the song's title, "Hard Time Killing Floor." And that's just the beginning. Burnside's most recent…
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The House of Tudor

The Black Heart Procession tramps through winding tunnels littered with moribund carousels and withering belles, over slipping time and moon-bleached reverie, under crumbling promises and fading undergarments, on and on, to the dim sanctum where waterphone, saw, sheet metal, organ,…
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The House of Tudor

In '92 the Cramps released Blues Fix, a delightful four-song tribute to the likes of Captain Beefheart and Lightnin' Slim. In the same year former Pussy Galore frontman Jon Spencer came out with Crypt Style, which debuted his new trio,…
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Blues Explosion

Sixty-eight-year-old R.L. Burnside, father of 12, one-time farmhand and commercial fisherman, just got over a bout with the flu. He'd gone home to upstate Mississippi for some bed rest, but now he's back out on the road, playing music. Punk…
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