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FATHER JOHN MISTY + MIKAL CRONIN @ THE WILTERN THEATRE

During the beginning of the encore, Tillman re-entered the stage by himself. "You were probably thinking there were a handful of my mega hits missing from the set thus far. Surely there must be some explanation. Yeah, I was halfway to the bus, got off stage and told everybody I nailed it, including just people outside on the street - by the bus and then I thought to myself, I'm something of a breaker of taboos. I don't adhere to conventions of live music set paradigms. Does anyone have any questions or comments at this juncture in the night? I've already got one direct solicitation via paper airplane." By

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MY MORNING JACKET + DR. DOG + FRUIT BATS @ THE SHRINE AUDITORIUM

Donned in black from head-to-toe with an omnichord strapped to his chest and a cape draped across his back, a Darth Vader-esque figure emerged from the darkness. Jim James and My Morning Jacket stormed the Shrine Auditorium and didn’t hold one note back. They kicked off their set with “Victory Dance” in support of their latest album The Waterfall, released earlier this year. In the middle of the set, James introduced Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the band Lucius, stating that “the best thing about being in a band like this is being able to share the stage with friends.” Wolfe and Laessig showcased their wonderful harmonic abilities and accompanied James on “Wonderful” and “Like A River." By

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RATATAT @ THE MAYAN

RATATAT, Brooklyn based electronica-dance guitar duo, Mike Stroud and Evan Mast, brought forth its infectious sonic grooves to The Mayan. A visually mesmerizing display of lighting effects, choreographed laser lights and a kaleidoscope of geometric and animal projections accompanied their screaming rock guitar riffs and deep synth beats. "Cream on Chrome" incorporated a 70's wacka wacka guitar sound then drops into a more modern electro-dance bass thump. There was a great sense of synergy and ferocity during "Wildcat," as every nook and cranny of the pre-Columbian style building was jammed with dancing. Who doesn't love samples of a roaring cougar? RATATAT is one of those few bands whose unique sound transforms every live show into an all out sweaty dance club from beginning to end. By

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NICK WATERHOUSE + PAUL BERGMANN + PEARL CHARLES @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM

"Some people tell me I'm not soulful enough", exclaimed Nick Waterhouse at the Teragram Ballroom. A big resounding, "Fuck them" howled throughout the crowd as the jam packed house impassionedly disagreed with the statement. Waterhouse's mid-tempo, west coast grooves on, "Say I Wanna Know" has a familiar nostalgic sound, but is elevated by a unique, modern-day twist. The sultry and crooning sounds of "Sleeping Pills" got the females in the room swaying in delight. Later in the set, Nick brought forth higher energy songs, "This is a Game" and "It No. 3" which showcased his guitar prowess and set keyboardist, J.T. Thomas' fingers on fire. By

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TINARIWEN + INSECTS VS ROBOTS @ THE REGENT THEATRE

Grammy Award-winners Tinariwen performed for a full house Tuesday night at The Regent Theatre. Tinariwen, which translates to “deserts” (referring to their place of origin, the Sahara Desert), has made a surprising yet delightful crossover to the mainstream with their unique style of traditional Taureg mixed with afro-ambient beats and modern folk-rock guitars. Founder and frontman Ibrahim Ag Alhabib radiates a strong spiritual vibe along with his haunting and meditative chants. Since they are a band of nomadic musicians, their lineup rarely consists of the same people, so each concert is a different experience than the last. By

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ALABAMA SHAKES + BLAKE MILLS @ THE GREEK THEATRE

Photos and words by David Valera “This might be the best looking venue we’ve ever played!” exclaimed frontwoman Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes Thursday night at the Greek Theatre. Supporting their sophomore album Sound & Color, the Alabama natives attracted an audience packed with cut-off… By