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2014 Stories by Richard Gehr

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  • CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'

    published January 22, 2014

    A beautiful mystery, Gene Clark’s 1974 cosmic-Americana masterpiece No Other is the sort of audio enigma you don’t enjoy so... More >>

  • David Krakauer

    published January 22, 2014

    The virtuoso clarinetist explores his Jewish heritage and its cinematic reflections in The Big Picture, the title of both his new show... More >>

  • Stirrers

    published January 22, 2014

    Stirrers is an auspicious new trio consisting of guitarist Eric Krasno and bassist Neal Evans, from the bands Soulive and Lettuce, and Further... More >>

  • Tinariwen

    published January 22, 2014

    The nomadic Tuareg tribesmen, who sport robes and headscarves onstage, recorded their forthcoming album in the California desert town of Joshua... More >>

  • Sunny Ozell+Jim Campilongo Trio

    published January 22, 2014

    Just another night on Rockwood's Stage 2, with three fine acts popping out among the scheduled seven. Start with sultry Sunny Ozell's... More >>

  • BORDER CROSSING

    published January 15, 2014

    A terpsichorean tipping point will 
inevitably arrive during that annual rite 
of winter known as the Zlatne Uste Golden Festival.... More >>

  • Hard Working Americans

    published January 15, 2014

    Progressive singer-songwriter Todd Snider delivers a Workingman's Dead for the 21st century with his new band's debut album. Chris Robinson... More >>

  • Damien Jurado

    published January 15, 2014

    Producer (and Shins member) Richard Swift facilitated this Seattle singer-songwriter's evolution from hardscrabble folk realist into cosmic... More >>

  • Jim Campilongo Trio

    published January 15, 2014

    Recorded under the influence of electric Miles, this nuance-savvy guitarist's new Dream Dictionary contains symbolism to spare. Campilongo... More >>

  • Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

    published January 15, 2014

    This Jazz Fest-steeped Milwaukee songwriter and radio DJ is a terrific performer in the curatorial mode of, say, Elvis Costello. He's heard every... More >>

  • GOOD FOLK

    published January 8, 2014

    A potent simplicity marks the sound of Hurray for the Riff Raff, the New Orleans–based folk group fronted by Alynda Lee Segarra, whose... More >>

  • Dva

    published January 8, 2014

    The beatific Czech male-female duo Dva ("two"), who perform lovely pop-folk songs in imaginary languages, are probably best known for providing... More >>

  • Hailu Mergia and Low Mentality

    published January 8, 2014

    Former Walias Band leader Hailu Mergia, an Ethiopian keyboardist whose 1985 solo album was one of the year's more significant international... More >>

  • 'Let Freedom Ring!: A Concert to Benefit Free the Slaves'

    published January 8, 2014

    Socially conscious soul group the Impressions headline this National Human Trafficking Awareness Day concert benefiting Free the Slaves, an... More >>

  • AROUND THE WORLD

    published January 8, 2014

    The annual buffet of worldly sounds known as GlobalFEST returns to Webster Hall with the most diverse dozen acts you’ll see all year. This... More >>

  • Steve Lehman Octet

    published January 8, 2014

    Although his own music can come across as mathematically chilly on record, this composing alto saxophonist burns hot onstage. He's using this... More >>

  • Phillip Johnston & Art Spiegelman's 'WORDLESS!'

    published January 8, 2014

    The highbrow loony tunes and merry melodies intrinsic to the Microscopic Septet, in which Johnston plays saxophone and composes, should take on a... More >>

  • Zion80

    published January 8, 2014

    A mashup that nearly transcends its source material, guitarist Jon Madof's Tzadik debut combined Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach's ecstatic Jewish music... More >>

  • Umphrey's McGee

    published January 8, 2014

    Impeccable chops, jigsaw-puzzle tunes, sexy-time dance grooves, X-factor surprises, classic-rawk grandeur, and a refreshing sense of humor make... More >>

  • 'Alternative Guitar Summit'

    published January 8, 2014

    Guitar polymath Joel Harrison's always-intriguing annual party kicks off tonight with bands led by Will Bernard, Miles Okazaki, and David Gilmore.... More >>

  • Cary Loren & Thomas Carey

    published January 1, 2014

    Filmmaker and Destroy All Monsters co-founder Cary Loren explores pop culture through the eyes of Martian invaders in The Legend of... More >>

  • Mary Halvorson Quintet

    published January 1, 2014

    An ever-changing palimpsest of inside and outside moves that sound equally remarkable in either mode, the complex music produced by this... More >>

  • FEELING BLUE

    published January 1, 2014

    For Blue Note Records’ 75th birthday party tonight, pianists Robert Glasper and Jason Moran will reprise some of the four-handed duets the... More >>

  • Henry Threadgill's Ensemble Double-Up

    published January 1, 2014

    The composer and multi-woodwinder debuts his new Ensemble Double-Up for a show that by definition marks a highlight in the ongoing Winter Jazz... More >>

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