This Week in Great Music: 10/31 – 11/6

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I’ll be at SPACE tonight for Communion Music’s big US tour. And I’m thinking about trying to figure out a way to make it out to Berwyn to see the Blind Boys of Alabama. It’ll be a heck of a road trip-via-public transportation, that’s for sure.

Monday, October 31 Matthew and the . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 10/31 – 11/6

Earl Scruggs Is A Funny Man

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High on the list of things I never thought I’d see: Earl Scruggs in a Funny or Die video.

Bluegrass Diva with Steve Martin, Ed Helms and Noam Pikelny from Steve Martin

And yet I am surprised and delighted. Also present: Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Bela Fleck, Gabe Witcher, Ed Helms, Steve Martin, . . . → Read More: Earl Scruggs Is A Funny Man

Wow, That’s a Good Song: Brown Bird, “Bilgewater”

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Brown Bird is David Lamb and MorganEve Swain, based out of Providence, RI, although by the sounds of them, you would expect them to hail from some creaky barn, surrounded by rusty machinery and maybe a farm animal or two, somewhere in the rural south. Their latest album, Salt for Salt, was . . . → Read More: Wow, That’s a Good Song: Brown Bird, “Bilgewater”

Recommended Reading/(Not Really An) Album Review: NY Mag on Wilco’s The Whole Love

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So. New Wilco album. I didn’t get it the day it came out — there aren’t any record stores in Oxford, so I waited until I could make it to Criminal Records in Atlanta. (They’re having money problems; I’d rather buy it from them than online. Sling some business their way if you can.) . . . → Read More: Recommended Reading/(Not Really An) Album Review: NY Mag on Wilco’s The Whole Love

This Week in Great Music: 10/24 – 10/30

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I haven’t been to a show all month. Maybe I’ll change that this weekend.

Monday, October 24 Robbie Fulks; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, October 25 The Damned, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, The Pirate Twins; Metro. 8 pm, $26 honeyhoney, Joshua James, Levi Lowrey; Schubas. 8 pm, $10-12

Wednesday, October 26 meh

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CHIRP Playlist: Saturday, October 22, 2011

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Who would have guessed that an empty radio studio in a manufacturing building would be creepy at midnight when you’re there all by yourself? Crazy, isn’t it? Made a couple of good musical discoveries, though, of artists I’d never heard before randomly selecting them to play. That’s always a plus.

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