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2014 Stories by Richard Gehr

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  • OUT OF AFRICA

    published July 2, 2014

    The underrepresented sounds of Ethiopia and Mauritania get a hearing from two of the world’s more exciting singers. Teddy Afro (born... More >>

  • Very Be Careful

    published July 2, 2014

    Over the course of seven flabbergasting albums, this Los Angeles quintet (led by charismatic singer-accordionist Ricardo Guzman) has transformed... More >>

  • SHOWBOAT

    published June 25, 2014

    Whether rolling on ’em or washing in their waters, rivers are the veins and arteries of American labor and romance. This afternoon, Jeff... More >>

  • Jon Batiste and Stay Human+Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

    published June 25, 2014

    Pianist and melodica master Batiste, whose family helped inspire HBO's Treme, leads Stay Human (alto sax, tuba, drums), which updates New... More >>

  • Jenny Scheinman

    published June 25, 2014

    The jazz-folk violinist-singer-songwriter waxes affectingly autobiographical on her terrific new album, The Littlest Prisoner. Backed by... More >>

  • ALL THAT RACKET

    published June 18, 2014

    Once again heralding summer in the city — and, more specifically, the annual River to River Fest — in all its free-music magnificence,... More >>

  • 'Celebrate Ornette: The Music of Ornette Coleman Featuring Denardo Coleman'

    published June 11, 2014

    Jazz's most elegantly expressive outsider gets the tribute treatment with a band led by his son, drummer, and longtime music director. Coleman... More >>

  • A NATURAL WOMAN

    published June 11, 2014

    The Queen of Soul is sometimes also the queen of “undisclosed health reasons,” which is why 72-year-old Aretha Franklin’s... More >>

  • Mercan Dede & Istanbul Tribe+The Secret Trio

    published June 11, 2014

    Making his first local appearance in a decade, Dede (AKA DJ Arkin Allen) is a popular Turkish progressive who fronts a traditional ensemble on... More >>

  • Mark McGuire+Marissa Nadler+Delicate Steve

    published June 4, 2014

    Former Emeralds guitarist Mark McGuire embarked upon a journey of self-actualization involving an architectonic tapestry of droning, looping, and... More >>

  • LAUGHING WITH THE STARS

    published June 4, 2014

    Unlike some mulish counterparts on the religious right, adherents of science have entertaining spokesrationalists such as Jad Abumrad and Robert... More >>

  • Soul Rebels+Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen+Lost Bayou Ramblers

    published June 4, 2014

    Second line in the aisles to a lineup about as authentically New Orleans as it gets. The hip-hop-inflected eight-piece Soul Rebels are arguably... More >>

  • moe.

    published May 28, 2014

    Guitarists Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey wield the articulate lead-guitar tonguework that has always driven moe.'s unflagging improv-rock invention.... More >>

  • Frederic Rzewski

    published May 28, 2014

    The 76-year-old Belgium-based contemporary-music giant will perform a pair of half-hour works for solo piano – one new, the other a... More >>

  • INDIAN SUMMER

    published May 28, 2014

    In Indian music, a jugalbandi (Hindi for “entwined twins”) signifies two solo musicians performing together as equals, trading songs... More >>

  • Pujol

    published May 21, 2014

    Nashville misfit-rocker Daniel Pujol reportedly recorded his magnificently messy new Kludge in a suicide-prevention center for teens... More >>

  • Keneally-Bendian-Lunn

    published May 21, 2014

    Expect jaw-dropping, mind-bending instrumental adventures when former Frank Zappa stunt guitarist Mike Keneally teams up with superdrummer Gregg... More >>

  • A WHOLE NEW WORLD

    published May 21, 2014

    Eighty-three-year-old psychoacoustic innovator Alvin Lucier’s Criss-Cross, performed by doom-metal guitar spelunkers Stephen O’Malley... More >>

  • A SYNTH LIFE

    published May 14, 2014

    Get down to synthesized sounds on the synthetically scenic grounds of Brooklyn Bridge Park as BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! festival preseason... More >>

  • Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett+The New Orleans Suspects

    published May 14, 2014

    Tonight's three-set Southern-fried fiesta opens with a duo performance by Little Feat's Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett. The New Orleans Suspects... More >>

  • Dieter Meier

    published May 14, 2014

    The dotty yet debonair singer with Swiss electropop group Yello ("You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess") fronts a five-piece group of jazz players... More >>

  • THE RAMONE

    published May 14, 2014

    Mickey Leigh has Frankensteined together a 14th annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash for his late punk-icon brother, who would have turned 63 today.... More >>

  • Plankton Wat+Rhyton

    published May 7, 2014

    Former Eternal Tapestry member Dewey Mahood's one-man Plankton Wat act delivers bucolic John Fahey-esque ruminations on acoustic guitar,... More >>

  • Mavis Staples

    published May 7, 2014

    Husky-voiced gospel powerhouse Mavis Staples started out sharing stages with the Dixie Hummingbirds and Soul Stirrers as a member of the Staples... More >>

  • LATE NIGHT SPECIAL

    published May 7, 2014

    Looming large among New York’s more hardcore cultural options, the annual Chhandayan All-Night Concert is a nine-hour feast of Indian... More >>

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