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Features, Found Music Review

The Found Music Review for September 2019

  A super-supercentenarian, a family band, and a post-Soviet McDonald’s—here’s the latest in musi...

By Willie McDonagh | September 27, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Devendra Banhart’s “Ma”

  Singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart’s Ma whispers into your ear until you pay attention to its curious, sinc...

By Willie McDonagh | September 21, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Širom’s “A Universe that Roasts Blossoms for a Horse”

  Slovenian trio Širom goes looking for something arcane and finds it on their new album, A Universe that Ro...

By Willie McDonagh | September 11, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Joan Shelley’s “Like the River Loves the Sea”

  Folk singer and guitarist Joan Shelley’s Like the River Loves the Sea resounds with the pains and pleasures...

By Willie McDonagh | September 08, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Shannon Lay’s “August”

On August, Shannon Lay conjures up folks like Vashti Bunyan and Jackson C. Frank in a quiet trip into the resting psyche...

By Willie McDonagh | September 04, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Esther Rose’s “You Made It This Far”

  Singer-songwriter Esther Rose’s You Made It This Far reassembles traditional country and folk into her own ...

By Willie McDonagh | August 30, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Six Organs of Admittance’s “For Octavio Paz”

  Guitarist Ben Chasny’s acoustic, eternal, and sometimes psychedelic project Six Organs of Admittance origin...

By Willie McDonagh | July 26, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Rima Kato’s “Sing-Song”

  A dreamed delightAnd sing-song walkRest quiet, signifying bright.As do Kato and Rossetti too,Who prompt these wor...

By Willie McDonagh | July 10, 2019
Concert, Reviews

Willie Reviews Bill Callahan and Bill MacKay @ the Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis

  Bill Callahan’s return to the Cedar on Saturday night brought with it the quiet reflections of his new musi...

By Willie McDonagh | July 07, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Bill Callahan’s “Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest”

  If you like Bill Callahan, then you want to hear a lot of Bill Callahan. His new record, Shepherd in a Sheepskin ...

By Willie McDonagh | June 16, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Bill Callahan Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

  If you like Bill Callahan, then you want to hear a lot of Bill Callahan. His new record, Shepherd in a Sheepskin ...

By Willie McDonagh | June 16, 2019
Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Mariee Sioux’s “Grief in Exile”

  Singer-songwriter Mariee Sioux is back with a new collection of living, breathing songs. Grief in Exile displaces...

By Willie McDonagh | June 12, 2019