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Lara Vapnyar--"Deaf and Blind" (New Yorker, April 24, 2017)

 SOUNDTRACK: NICK GRANT-Tiny Desk Concert #624 (June 2, 2017).

I had never heard of Nick Grant either.  And I wasn’t that impressed on an initial listen.  1,169 more words

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Akhil Sharma--"You Are Happy?" (New Yorker, April 17, 2017)

 SOUNDTRACK: GABRIEL GARZÓN MONTANO Tiny Desk Concert # 622 (May 26, 2017)

I have no idea who Gabriel Garzón Montano is.  The blurb suggests that even if I don’t know, others certainly do. 997 more words

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Emma Cline--"Northeast Regional" (New Yorker, April 10, 2017)

SOUNDTRACKJULIA JACKLIN-Tiny Desk Concert #621 (May 22, 2017).

I’d never heard of Julia Jacklin, an Australian singer-songwriter.  But I found her music to be… 879 more words

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Victor Lodato--"Herman Melville, Volume 1" (New Yorker, March 27, 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: TIM DARCY-Tiny Desk Concert #619 (May 15, 2017).

I really like Darcy’s band Ought, but I don’t really like this solo concert.  In Ought, I find his voice contrasts nicely with the punky music (and his arch delivery of the kind-of-spoken-words if entertaining to me).  724 more words

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F. Scott Fitzgerald--"The I.O.U." (New Yorker, March 20, 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: AIMEE MANN-Tiny Desk Concert #617 (May 8, 2017).

Aimee Mann is pretty legendary at this point.  Starting out in ’til Tuesday, she has since made a name for herself as a solo artist (and collaborator).  1,027 more words

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Anne Enright--"Solstice" (New Yorker, March 13, 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: AVERY*SUNSHINE-Tiny Desk Concert #615 (May 1, 2017).

I had never heard of Avery*Sunshine and had no idea that she was a “soul maven.”  But boy did I enjoy this set.  992 more words

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Zadie Smith--"Crazy They Call Me" (New Yorker, March 6, 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: alt-J-Tiny Desk Concert #613 (April 24, 2017).

Alt-J have been reduced to a trio.  And their sound has gotten even more delicate and almost pastoral. 1,083 more words

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