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Bobby Long Gives Revival to Dull Night at the Fox

When small coffee house performances come to memory, a picture develops within the mind’s a eye that often seems to call up images of a simple set with acoustic guitar, wooden bar stools, a soft pool of light, and the gentle murmuring of an audience.

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"Are you ready to get Shpongled?"

This is the quote that DJ Simon Posford (Shpongle) asked the crowd as he prepared to blow the minds of the audience. We definitely got Shpongled.

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Keller Williams | thief | Review

Later this month, the enigmatic Keller Williams will release his 756th album. Okay, that number may be off by a few.

Mark Knopfler | Paramount Theater | 4/13/10 | Review

Mark Knopfler proved he was not too old to rock n' roll, as many old-school Dire Straits fans gathered at the Paramount to catch the former lead guitarist and vocalist of one of the most important bands of the 1980s.

Garaj Mahal's Discovery | Out of the Garaj, Into The Open..

“This is just the beginning to my journey with this instrument” –Fareed Haque

Have you felt patronized by music lately?  Do the simple pop schemes disappoint you? Are you looking for something complex and intricate?  Then this is the album for you.  This is musician’s music.  The 12 set track listing is similar to satellite radio, changing frequencies and styles from track to track.  By the third track, “Never Give Up”, Garaj can hush the crowd with the haughty hues and hot-headed harmonies.

Truth and Salvage Co. open sold-out shows for Avett Bros.

The Avett Brothers played a pair of sold out shows at the Boulder Theater this week, and they brought fellow North Carolina country rockers Truth and Salvage Co. with them.  The Tuesday show, on the 20th

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Apoc | Boredom Springs Anew | Review

The release of Boredom Springs Anew from Apoc comes just as the flowers bloom. This hip hop act cannot seem to stay put to any single location. Apoc releases tendrils to each place he blooms; he is more like a vine than any flower or houseplant.  When I first met we were both observing the late night bar scene back home in Chicago.  We got to talking after finding out that we both had a passion for writing.  This was over 10 years ago. Look at him now!  This vine has thrived, revived and Sprung Anew!

Around the world with Martin Sexton...

Martin Sexton will be playing with the Ryan Montbleau band, his band, for a string of dates beginning today, 4/15/10 until Bonnaroo Music Festival June 10th down in Manchester, TN.  After Bonnaroo, he’ll be joining forces with the Dave Matthews Band until he winds down his tour at the end of summer.  What can you expect at a Martin Sexton show?  I got a chance to chat with him and find out…

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