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Acoustic guitarist Glenn Jones savors the bittersweetness of memory

Vade Mecum translates from Latin as “go with me.” When Glenn Jones makes such an offer, anyone who appreciates a vivid musical trip shouldn’t think twice. The 68-year-old guitar and banjo player from Cambridge, Massachusetts, began working as a solo acoustic musician in the early 2000s, after spending years playing with surf-meets-experimental-rock combo Cul de […]

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Implodes’ overdue debut, fingerstyle prodigy Ryley Walker, and a ‘moving painting’ at Chicago Opera Theater

INDIE | A party for Implodes’ overdue debut It took them three and a half years, but on April 20 local four-piece Implodes finally released their debut album, Black Earth (Kranky). The drone-psych group started in late 2007, when guitarists Matt Jencik and Ken Camden (coworkers at Reckless Records) started playing acoustic jam sessions together. […]