Articles tagged desert rock

Giant Sand: Blurry Blue Mountain

Twenty-five years after the first Giant Sand album, Howe Gelb's brand of ragged songplay and scorched intimacy continues to fray stylistic borders and suggest possibilities for the alt. country genre he helped spawn.

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Group Bombino: Guitars from Agadez Vol. 2

Bombino's sonic legacy is an urgent reminder of unfinished work in both the musical and political spheres. It's also further evidence of the excitement of the transnational Tuareg music scene.

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22 Apr 2010 // 10:00 PM

Group Doueh: Treeg Salaam

Doueh's music blends Sahrawi (Saharan) songs in the Hassania language with distorted electric guitar that alternates, in true Hendrix style, between infectious riffing and exploratory soloing.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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