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Marc Ribot is one of the most versatile guitarists on the New York jazz and avant-garde scene; he has worked together with such different musicians as Tom Waits und John Zorn, Marianne Faithfull and McCoy Tyner. In 2008 Ribot founded his band Ceramic Dog, an explosive power trio with a noisy, rough-edged sound that is a little reminiscent of early Sonic Youth, but can also sound nuanced and contemplative. Ceramic Dog plays music that is essentially a strictly organised chaos of harsh guitar riffs and stoical, complex funk rhythms, coupled with political commentaries and absurd humour.

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Article: Ethnographies of Jazz

Elder Ones, "From Untruth," and a Threat Called New York: An Essay

Read "Elder Ones, "From Untruth," and a Threat Called New York: An Essay" reviewed by Arian Bagheri Pour Fallah


If what we witness today; rabid expansion of capital and with it, growing class difference, and a renewed interest in Marx; if these were testimony to one thing, it would be Derrida's spook of a wager from his seminal Specters de Marx. Indeed, neo-liberal/conservative sham thinkers such as Fukuyama today find shelter no longer in Hegel, ...

Article: Album Review

Ceramic Dog: YRU Still Here?

Read "YRU Still Here?" reviewed by Luca Muchetti


Marc Ribot è tornato coi suoi Ceramic Dog e con un album YRU Still Here? che si inserisce nel solco della piega politica e di protesta che da tempo lo contraddistingue. I suoi compagni di viaggio per questa terza uscita marcata Ceramic Dog (a 10 anni compiuti dall'avvio del progetto) sono Shahzad Ismaily e Ches Smith ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog Live At BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog Live At BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS


Marc Ribot has torn the roof off the Bimhuis several times already with his energetic trio Ceramic Dog. Anything goes, from angular songs to exuberant rock riffs to a whimsical version of jazz classic like “Take Five." Multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily can switch from distorted bass guitar to cheerful organ, and drummer Ches Smith can alternate between ...

Album

YRU Still Here?

Label: Northern Spy
Released: 2018
Track listing: Personal Nancy; Pennsylvania 6 6666; Agnes; Oral Sidney With a "U"; YRU Still Here?; Muslim Jewish Resistance; Shut That Kid Up; Fuck La Migra; Orthodoxy; Freak Freak Freak On The Peripherique; Rawhide.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Marc Ribot, Dos Santos and other great new (and not so new) releases

Read "Marc Ribot, Dos Santos and other great new (and not so new) releases" reviewed by Jennifer DeMeritt


This episode features new releases and fresh sounds, from postmodern big bands to protest songs to lyrical meditations that will melt your heart. Happy listening! Photo credit: Barbara Rigon Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Dos Santos “Sole Party" from Logos ...

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Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet Sarah V.

Read "Meet Sarah V." reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper


One of our youngest Super Fans yet, Sarah V might also be our most dedicated, attending over 200 concerts a year, and even moving to New York City to immerse herself more completely in the music scene. Like Super Fan “Jazz Judy" Balos, she likes to sit way up front--which, as you'll find out when you ...

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Article: Album Review

Ceramic Dog: Your Turn

Read "Your Turn" reviewed by Troy Collins


Five years have passed since the release of Party Intellectuals, the 2008 Pi Recordings debut of Ceramic Dog, a power trio led by legendary Downtown guitarist Marc Ribot. Much has changed in the ensuing years, including the recording industry--a subject fervently addressed on Your Turn, the ensemble's eclectic sophomore effort. Railing against capitalism and consumerism with ...


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