Saturday, June 18, 2005

Interesting Articles

The New York Times has an article about how Bob Dylan has been staying busy on the road, but also playing some unusual or out of the way locations:

He plays some of his best-known songs, but often in contrarian, almost unrecognizable versions, as if to dampen their anthemic qualities. He highlights recent compositions more than most of his 60's coevals, but these, too, are delivered as highly stylized, singsongy chants. He strives to play as many kinds of places as possible, even playing successive nights in different theaters and clubs in large cities.

Bruce Lee Gallanter has a review on the Downtown Music Gallery web site of the Victoriavill Festival of avant-grade jazz:

This year, there were some 25 sets of immensely diverse music (avant-jazz, experimental, noise, lower-case improv, world) and it is challenging for those with open ears and minds to see and hear it all.

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