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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Shipp / Lowe / Baker / Ray at Le Poisson Rouge

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Shipp / Lowe / Baker / Ray
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY
August 11, 2018

Bring together Matthew Shipp, Newman Taylor Baker, Allen Lowe and Kevin Ray and you have more than an inspired music event; this is a living history that--by professional extension--covers the study of ...

Spiritualized, Connie Crothers, Allen Lowe & Vinny Golia

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Spiritualized
Secret Project Robot
April 2, 2013


The English cosmo-psychedelic drugsludge-rock combo Spiritualized would usually be expected to play at one of NYC's larger venues, such as Terminal 5 or Webster Hall. Just prior to their U.S. West Coast dates, Spiritualized suddenly announced a micro-gig, leaking the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Allen Lowe: Blues and the Empirical Truth

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Operating on the fringes of the jazz establishment since the early 1990s, under-sung saxophonist Allen Lowe has earned meritorious praise for his distinctive efforts. It is his academic writings documenting the history of American folk music that have garnered him the most widespread critical acclaim however. Lowe's first foray into roots music, his 1994 album Dark ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Allen Lowe's Three-CD Gigantisaurus "Blues and the Empirical Truth"

Allen Lowe is a provocative, original cat. He has strong ideas about the music, its history and his place in it. Now up in Portland, Maine, spending time working on some comprehensive musical anthologies and no doubt occupying more than one brown study thinking about it all, he re-emerges with a heady three-full-CD set devoted to ...

Allen Lowe: Jews In Hell/Radical Jewish Acculturation

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Allen Lowe
Jews In Hell: Radical Jewish Acculturation
Spaceout Records
2007

Art critic Clement Greenberg once offered a useful explanation of the task of modernism. To paraphrase rather liberally, Greenberg wrote that a modernist work must engage and self-criticize its own basic tenets and those of its chosen medium--not as ...