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Diga Diga Do

When John Reynolds plays his bright resonator guitar and sings "Dinah" with the Rhythm Club Allstars, all dressed in vintage suits, it's feels...authentic. The venue doesn't matter -- listeners are instantly zapped to a 1925 ...

Devil Makes Three

"Take this pill now, put it on your tongue, keep you actin' just like everyone." The audience cheerfully sang along with caustic lyrics tucked into bouncy folk-roots rhythms by the Devil Makes Three. "It's drinkin'-and-singin'-in-a-rocking-chair-on-the-front-porch ...

A Schuur Thing

"That one came all the way from the big toe!" Diane Schuur exclaimed after belting her way through the standard "Makin' Whoopee." From her seat at the front of the stage and from her piano, ...

Dread Crew of Oddwood

The Dread Crew of Oddwood played rowdy, ribald tunes to a small but enthusiastic audience. The appeal of their acoustic pirate-metal informed by traditional Celtic music seems to be on the rise: in the crowd ...

Who's Jack White?

“Who the F&%k Is Jack White?” Those were the words printed on the T-shirt thrown at Brendan Benson between songs. "Genius!" he laughed, "that's f&%kin' brilliant. Thank you." Through the night, it was the only ...

The Motor Head and the Stray Cat

"After a while, there's something comforting about Lemmy's single-octave range," a man was overheard saying after the Head Cat show. It was a valid observation. Pairing the frontman of British heavy metal band Motörhead with ...

Shake, Rattle, Roll

A tattooed man playing a washboard and yelling with glee leaps off the stage into a hoedown of dancers. The joyous press of musicians onstage play at a breakneck pace, with a melange of instruments: ...

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