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Friday, July 13th

only rock ‘n’ roll

The Ex, “Soon All Cities,” 2018

 

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lagniappe

random thoughts

Each moment is an open door.

Saturday, June 11th

There’s Amsterdam.

There’s Ethiopia.

And there’s Amsterdam in Ethiopia.

The Ex & Han Bennink (drums), Ethiopia, 2002

Wednesday, April 13th

passings

Getatchew Mekurya, saxophonist, March 14, 1935-April 4, 2016

Live with The Ex (music begins at 2:25), Netherlands (Nijmegen), 2011

Friday, April 1st

only rock ‘n’ roll

Building a Broken Mousetrap (2006), concert film of The Ex

Friday, May 1st

only rock ‘n’ roll

The Ex, “That’s Not a Virus,” live, France (Annecy), 2015


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lagniappe

art beat

William Klein (1928-), 4 Heads, New York, 1955

WKlein:5:1:15

Friday, October 31st

only rock ‘n’ roll

The Ex, “Every Sixth Is Cracked,” live (studio performance), Netherlands, 2014


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lagniappe

art beat

William Klein (1928-), Dance in Brooklyn, New York, 1955

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Friday, May 9th

only rock ’n’ roll

The Ex & Brass Unbound,* “Cold Weather Is Back,” live, London, 2010


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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Christopher Wool (1955-)

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*Roy Paci (trumpet), Wolkter Wierbos (trombone), Ken Vandermark (tenor saxophone), Mats Gustaffson (baritone saxophone).

Friday, February 21st

only rock ’n’ roll

The Ex, “Double Order,” France (Orleans), 2013


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lagniappe

found words

From the Chicago Reader music section (2/20/14):

. . . hails from the same quasi-grimestep/post-IDM interzone that’s home to artists as disparate as . . .

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This Liverpool trio plays what it calls ‘caveman doom’ . . .

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. . . retrofuturist murder ballad . . .

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. . . works the same territory that grindcore and sludge bands cleared in the 90s.

Friday, 10/19/12

only rock ’n’ roll

The Ex & Brass Unbound,* live, Dublin, 2010

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lagniappe

last night

He read at the Art Institute of Chicago, where I sat rapt and happy.

Seamus Heaney, “Postscript,” Dublin, 2011

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*Mats Gustafsson (baritone saxophone), Ken Vandermark (tenor saxophone), Wolter Wierbos (trombone), Roy Paci (trumpet).

Thursday, 8/16/12

more sounds from Ethiopia

Getatchew Mekurya (tenor saxophone) with The Ex, live, Ethiopia (Hager Fikir Theater, Addis Ababa), 2007

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