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Calendar, Night&Day Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

As naive as it might sound, the Internet allows bands and fans to form musical connections without the money-grubbing middlemen. Globe-hopping videomaker Vincent Moon is on a similar high-bandwidth mission to reclaim filmed performance. His ever-growing series of Take Away…
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Music, New Alan Lomax box set captures old Haiti with fresh ears

New Alan Lomax box set captures old Haiti with fresh ears

Easily one of the most important figures in 20th-century music, the folklorist Alan Lomax was also among the earliest proponents of multiculturalism, or, as he called it, cultural equity. His "one world" ideology referred not only to ethnicity, but also…
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Music, Reviewed The Nightwatchman

The Nightwatchman

While he shows formidable skill with drop-D riffs and fuzzbox solos, Tom Morello clearly hasn't spent much time manipulating words on a page. The Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist takes a noble stab at Billy Bragg-esque proletariat folk…
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Music, Reviewed Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton

Hearing jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton give Scott Joplin's classic "Maple Leaf Rag" a swinging makeover is just one of the many pleasures found in this historic box set of interviews and solo performances recorded in 1938 by folklorist Alan…
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