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Live reviews

JOANNA NEWSOM @ ORPHEUM THEATRE

Gazing down through the harp strings to glimpse Newsom singing her intricate melodies, I couldn't shake the notion that this was the most beautiful performance I've ever heard. A case of hyperbole in my head? Perhaps, but that was how it felt in the fanciness of the moment. By

FIELD MUSIC @ BOOTLEG THEATER

When Field Music came on stage somewhere close to midnight, they brought the place to life. Theirs is crisp, clean type of rock, but its tricky time signatures and shifts give it a sort of off-kilter liveliness. By

THE CLIENTELE @ SPACELAND

On the second of a two-night stand at Spaceland, the band gave fans a well-picked but fleeting review of its melancholy catalogue. MacLean’s guitar work is nearly as fascinating to watch as it is to hear: one set of fingers flailing fast to pluck the strings, the other stretching into complex chords most of us have probably never heard of, all while he shakes the entire instrument about. By

Album reviews

JOHN CARPENTER: FAIRY TALES FORGOTTEN

The songs are bleak and even spooky at times. What keeps it all intriguing is Carpenter’s voice—theatrical without being over-the-top, sometimes a menacing baritone, other times a soaring falsetto. By

Interview

FARMER DAVE SCHER: REVIVE THE NUTS

Farmer Dave Scher is almost the Chris Darrow of his day, thanks to collaborations with Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis, Nobody and the Mystic Chords of Memory, dios, Miranda Lee Richards and more. He is currently basking in the happy after-effects of his new solo album Flash Forward To The Good Times. This interview by Thomas McMahon. By