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Shinyribs – If You Don’t Know Me By Now

Shinyribs is an American country-soul, swamp-funk band from Austin, Texas. Shinyribs began in 2007 as a solo side-project of singer/guitar player Kevin Russell, then of long-time Austin band, The Gourds (another great band). Here is an absolutely beautifully simple rendition of the

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Alice Coltrane

She could play the jazz harp like nobodies business and she could play the piano quite well too. Alice Coltrane was John Coltrane’s second wife and she was very much her own musician. She could certainly hold her own ground and

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

There’s a scene that has developed down under. In Australia and New Zealand. In rock music if there’s a scene happening, well that’s the place to be. Sorry, I love that term “scene”: A band does something really original and soon

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Zappa Swiss Cheese / Fire!

I occurred to me that on the evening on 12/4/71 one of many legendary Frank Zappa concerts took place at the Montreux Casino in in Montreux Switzerland. It was in the middle of this show that a (most likely drunken)

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Madeleine Peyroux

A great version of a Dylan song by singer/song writer Madeleine Peyroux. x

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A catchy song by the LA folk-rock band Dawes. x

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra x

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Tame Impala

Tame Impala is selling out a lotta rooms these days. This Australian band has a decidedly psychedelic sound to them. At times this 2012 album called Lonerism sounds like it could have been produced decades ago. Pretty rockin’ stuff. x

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The Drums

I notice more and more bands these days that have “an ’80’s sound”. The Drums from Brooklyn are an example. This is a great album. x  

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Mac DeMarco

This is the sort of album that I would think I would not like. But for some reason I find it captivating in it’s simplicity and song writing. x  

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