By Matthew Fiander
This is music that creates its own geography, so while the title implies performance, this is stuff that feels more felt than played, more poured out than amplified and recorded.
Dave Douglas with the Westerlies and Anwar Marshall: Little Giant Still Life
Truth in Beauty and Beauty in Truth: Graphic Memoir 'Diario de Oaxaca'
Martin Luther's Rise from Small-town Theologian to Bold and Defiant Heretic
Del Sol String Quartet: Dark Queen Mantra
Robert Plant: Carry Fire
The Church: Man Woman Life Death Infinity
T.C. Boyle's 'The Relive Box and Other Stories' Will Leave You Reeling
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile: Lotta Sea Lice
"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.