The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

By Ed Whitelock

Two simultaneously released albums serve notice that the Lowest Pair are among the leading new lights in Americana. 27 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

13 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

Wayne Kramer

Turned down but tuned in, these days Brother Wayne is kicking out an entirely different kind of jam.

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13 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

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Chris analyzes several nature films from this era, a couple of which depicted rape as a 'natural' occurrence in such species as elephant seals and koalas.

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Once you get the big picture, a whole world of invention opens up and an intergalactic, space-age dub transmission awaits you.

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Ken Waldman: All Originals, All Traditionals

Double-disc offering of Alaskan poems and fiddle tunes, as big as the state itself.

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Elvy Sukaesih: The Dangdut Queen

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Write music like your kid fingerpaints, record it from across a crowded room, and keep that recording buried for two decades.

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Mac Arnold: Nothin to Prove

Veteran Muddy Waters bassist Arnold can sing and lead a blues band, and very well too.

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The beats are stellar, but the rhymes feel less and less so as the album progresses; all things considered, this is a good album that has the makings of greatness but fails to reach it.

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Allison Moorer: Getting Somewhere

The Duel was a brave album, but Getting Somewhere is definitely more courageous. Here, Moorer dares to look inward and face growing up. Brave indeed.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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