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Micro-PixelRites is back for round 2. Elise, Emilie and I have put together a bill we think will titillate and scintillate… With these acts, how could the show not at the very least excite?

Dent May– Because you know what music you like, but you don’t know much about Mississippi (except how to spell it).

Steve Gunn– An intoxicating guitar song is as necessary as water.

Spectre Folk– Pete Nolan. Pete Meehan. Steve Shelley. A pretty and twisted racket…

Woodsman– Get foggy!

tooth ache.- Intricate soundscapes from a Vermont solo star.

TASTES to whet your appetite…

Dent May: Eastover Wives

tooth ache.: Skin

Woodsman: Balance

Previously posted: “Burning Bridge” by Spectre Folk. Here’s the video by Pax Paloscia:

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Also previously posted: “Mr. Franklin” by Steve Gunn.

One of the best things a musician can do is take something that is well-known, or a style rooted in the collective consciousness of a generation of listeners, and reshape it for a new one. This is something Steve Gunn seems to do very well. His songs are folk and bluegrass on the surface, but really they are experimental jams, with the base element being a standard lick.

“Mr. Franklin” begins classically, with a slide guitar beckoning your ears. Gunn’s sing-song vocals are a perfect match. The song goes on like this until about 6 minutes in when the feeling turns from inward introspection to outward celebration. A psychic guitar line echoes and rings and leads the way, knowingly.

Gunn’s album Boerum Palace was released last year on Three Lobed Recordings. Gunn plays the Micro-Pixel-Rites CMJ Showcase on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Glasslands. More info soon.

Steve Gunn: Mr. Franklin


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