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Editor's note: Press Play is a column exploring the underground musicians of Connecticut. If you have new music to share, send it to mhamad@courant.com .
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Gravel-voiced journeyman Ray LaMontagne 's new album, "Ouroboros" (a dragon or snake that eats its own tail), has a circular structure: two suite-like halves, the first anxious and restless, the second moving toward some semblance of serenity.
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Thursday:@wyeoak and @teentheband at the Ballroom at @theouterspacect http://www.ctnow.com/music/hc-wye-oak-ballroom-outer-space-20160616-story.html
Whenever they perform, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, the members of Wye Oak, walk a tightrope.
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"August Is All," the 22-minute opening track on guitarist Tom Carter's recent double album "Long Time Underground," starts with a single, repeated tone that quickly spreads out, virus-like, into gentle dissonance.
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When you've known some of your bandmates since early childhood, following them out onto a musical limb or two becomes easier. You reach a level of trust that might be possible, perhaps, only when you learn how to write music as a unit, to sing and play instruments in the presence of those same friends. It's a comfortable space, and also one probably equipped with a permanent BS meter.
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Musicians need breaks, but fans can be fickle. Often, a band will return from a hiatus with no idea what it's walking into (unless the band is called Radiohead).
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Last summer's Fare Thee Well concerts, which took place in Santa Clara, Calif., and Chicago, were billed as the final five shows the surviving members of the Grateful Dead — Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart — would ever play together.
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Certain artists — James Brown , Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Talking Heads, Public Enemy, Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu, on and on — make you dance, and also make you think. Your body responds to the grooves. Your voice rises and falls with the cadences of the lyrics. You feel sweaty and spiritually galvanized.
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Veteran bassist Mario Pavone, 75, was a late bloomer; he started playing music at 24, and didn't discover jazz until he was nearly 30.
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EDITOR'S NOTE : Press Play is a column exploring the underground musicians of Connecticut. If you have new music to share, send it to mhamad@courant.com .
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Horse Lords, a rock band from Baltimore that will play Wesleyan's Middle House on Thursday, April 28, makes instrumental music with some off-center, potentially disorienting properties. (That's a good thing: If you're going to a Horse Lords show, maybe you're looking to get a little disoriented.)
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taught Corey Haim how to operate a personal watercraft
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  • Colgate University
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