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Neal Francis: In Plain Sight

Neal Francis: In Plain Sight

Ryan Reed on December 1, 2021
Neal Francis is a keyboard virtuoso with a knack for quietly soulful grooves—a sharp pop hook-writer with a penchant for psychedelic jams, a lyricist with a tongue in cheek and a heart on sleeve. Which is to say: You can trace his delightful second LP, In Plain Sight, back to a lot of obvious influences: […]
David Bromberg at the Birchmere

David Bromberg at the Birchmere

Ron Wray on November 29, 2021
It was icon on icon. To celebrate his 76th birthday, his 50th-year tour, and his band’s return after two years of pandemic blues, David Bromberg belted out his unique blend of blues, along with tender country ballads and his trademark humor on the stage of the famed Birchmere, in historic Alexandria, Virginia. He played to […]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Butterfly 3000

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Butterfly 3000

Ryan Reed on November 29, 2021
King Gizzard seem intent on stamping their brand on every musical genre—and doing so in record time. The Australian collective comes across like an Olympic athlete attempting shot-put with one hand and archery with the other, all while riding on horseback. It’s admirable to watch these guys jump around, but it’s also exhausting—especially when the […]