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Tedeschi Trucks Band Brings Blues Power to Oakland for Benefit of Mankind

The Tedeschi Trucks Band carries the banner of the blues as an artform that not only pays homage to the past but continues to blaze a trail through the present.

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4 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Phish: Big Boat

On their 13th official studio album, Phish continue to mature as a band while still keeping things fresh, surprising and funky.

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The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

The prototypical outsider group’s sole album gets the loving curatorial reissue treatment it so richly deserves.

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Dawes: We’re All Gonna Die

One-time folk rockers, Dawes are keen to do things differently on their newest record.

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4 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Tory Lanez: I Told You

Tory Lanez has never done anything even close to warranting as much ambition as I Told You contains.

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Slavic Soul Party!: Live at Barbès - The Far East Suite

Matt Moran and his merry band usher a late-period Ellington masterwork gracefully into middle age.

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3 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Tycho: Epoch

Epoch may very well be a stunning and unexpected surprise release from post-rock collective Tycho, but its unexpected appearance is the least interesting thing about such an accomplished set.

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3 Oct 2016 // 2:20 AM

Itasca: Open to Chance

With Open to Chance, Itasca vies for her own place within the Laurel Canyon sound, in the process proving herself a fine additional to the already stellar Paradise of Bachelors roster.

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Mac Miller: The Divine Feminine

When you can't rap or sing, but you want to declare your love to your new woman, you might as well do it through groove.

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3 Oct 2016 // 2:10 AM

Tim Presley: The WiNK

On The WiNK, we hear the intimacy of fumbling, playful, and willfully wispy songs, conceived and born into disconcerting half-lives in the bedroom.

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3 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Acrylics: DADA minor

The Brooklyn duo return on DADA minor to find connections between the golden ages of psychedelic experimentation, pop balladry, and college rock.

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30 Sep 2016 // 3:24 PM

Yann Tiersen: EUSA

Tiersen sends his listeners a postcard from home via solo piano.

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Söndörgő: Live Wires

Five years of live performances fueled with tight, hypnotic energy and ready to turn all preconceived notions of Hungarian music upside-down.

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Thomas Brinkmann: A 1000 Keys

A grand piano and a binray code walk into a bar, and A 1000 Keys is the one in need of a punchline.

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Various Artists: Waxing the Gospel - Mass Evangelism and the Phonograph 1890-1900

A masterpiece of scholarship and curatorship, this collection sets a new standard for the presentation of early recordings.

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30 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Pixies: Head Carrier

Two years since their Indie Cindy release, Pixies have brought rock ’n' roll back with their new album, Head Carrier.

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30 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

Bob Weir: Blue Mountain

A Grateful Dead founding member collaborates beautifully with Josh Ritter and the National on his first album of all original material in 30 years.

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Metallica School Audience in Rock at Intimate New York Show

The group's strong core is immutable as Metallica proved at Webster Hall.

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David Bowie: Who Can I Be Now? (1974/1976)

The second in the lavish series of box sets surveying David Bowie's career contains some essential classics, but is stretched a little thin and has some disappointing omissions.

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29 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Erroll Garner: Ready Take One

Pulling from three separate recording sessions, Ready Take One features Erroll Garner’s inimitable style along with an impression six previously unheard Garner originals.

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