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Sly Samara 

Wednesday, Sep 19 2007
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An accomplished violin player, guitarist, recording engineer, and vocalist, Samara Lubelski has proven to be one of the most unjustly unheralded musical contributors to the American underground. Lubelski has loaned her talents to Tara Jane O'Neil's languid meditations in the Sonora Pine, she's a member of free-folk's merry pranksters the Tower Recordings, and most recently she was midwife to Thurston Moore's return to the pop dirge on his new album. Though she has jammed with improvisational shit-storm Jackie-O Motherfucker and released ambient recordings consisting solely of multitracked violins, her recent solo work blends folksy picking and exceedingly melodic hooks. The result is lilting pop akin to (and on par with) the Floyd circa More or Donovan's Colours. On her most recent album, Spectacular of Passages, the whispered yet resonant vocals form a bucolic union with Lubelski's ultraclean guitar work. Also performing tonight is the Giant Skyflower Band, a new project from Glenn Donaldson, who has romped through fields with acid-eaters the Skygreen Leopards, Whysp, and around 6,000 other psych combos. James Goode opens.
Thu., Sept. 20, 9:30 p.m.

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