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Monday, April 5, 2010

April 2, 2010

Last time Joanna Newsom played the Pabst Theater she was on tour with a well-used 29-piece orchestra, which painstakingly reconstructed the labyrinthine arrangements of her 2006 album, Ys. For her return appearance Friday night, though, Newsom...
Friday, April 2, 2010

Tonight @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m.

Iconoclastic California singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom keeps finding new ways to outdo herself. She delighted some critics and confounded others with her 2004 debut, The Milk-Eyed Mender, a collection of harp-led fairyland folk...
Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Strange Boys, Joanna Newsom, Beach House, Passion Pit and the Meat Puppets

Even after Booker T. recorded one of the most enduring soul grooves of all time, the 1962 Booker T. and the MGs hit “Green Onions,” he remained a prolifi c session player, backing soul legends like Otis Redding and Sam and Dave, as well as rock acts like The Who. Booker T.’s fi rst solo album in two...
Monday, March 29, 2010

Have One on Me (Drag City)

Though it’s already being lauded as her most accessible album, Have One on Me isn’t necessarily Joanna Newsom’s most listenable. A two-hour-long, triple-disc set is a lot to ask an audience to absorb in the age of download-the-songs-you-like-and-ignore-the-rest. Musically, finding a middle ground between her...
Friday, April 2, 2010

Live at the Pabst

Harpist and song-writer, Joanna Newsom will be performing at the Pabst on Friday, April 2 at 8:00pm. She has a gentle touch with the harp and a voice that...

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