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Music Reviews: Guitarist Matteo Liberatore’s ‘Solos,’ Eric Stokes Retrospective ‘The Lyrical Pickpocket’

eric stokes the lyrical pickpocket

Matteo Liberatore uses unconventional tools and methods to pluck a variety of jolts and scratches, arpeggio sequences, and melodic and chordal motifs from that most common of instruments, the acoustic guitar.

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Music Review: Fox Medicine – ‘Greetings From Mars’ Pumps Out Muscular Post Punk/Art Metal

The tones of dark gravity on 'Greetings From Mars' completely bypass the normal auditory apparatus. You listen but you also experience the music on a primal and visceral level, like a punch in the solar plexus. This is pure, dominant noise rock, consuming, taut with foreboding, and engaging.

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Retro Modern: Gorillaz – ‘Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)’

'Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)' is delightfully weird, addictive and promises that its parent record 'Humanz' will be yet another post-modern masterpiece―and head-scratcher―like the four albums that preceded it.

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SXSW Music Festival 2017 (Austin, TX): Friday, March 17 (Garth Brooks, Snail Mail, Spoon, Sui Zhen, and More)

Garth Brooks was Friday's keynote speaker at SXSW Music Festival 2017, which included performances by Snail Mail, Maggie Rogers, and Spoon.

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Music Review: The Residents – ‘The Ghost of Hope’

Like crushed train cars telescoping into one another, these seven tracks fuse song and soundtrack-style music, contemporary newspaper accounts and musique concrète, into a gumbo of "you are there" tone poems about real-life train crashes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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