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 Apr 5 - 11, 2007 
The Shins are (from left) Dave Hernandez, James Mercer, Jesse Sandoval and Marty Crandall
Brian Tamborello

Special Music Feature

James Mercer’s Inverted World

By Lash Bower

“We’re a little nervous,” James Mercer says into a cell phone as he stands outside the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., a slight unease in his voice. “But we’re really looking forward to it.”

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Hillary Smith


Hillary Smith Quartet Brings Standards and More to the Outpost

In-demand vocalist emphasizes her jazzy self with new group

By Mel Minter

Vocalist Hillary Smith has so much on her plate right now she’s just going to have to get herself a bigger one.

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Flyer on the Wall


Captured by Robots, The Teddy Bear Orchestra, and Unit 7 Drain play for your enjoyment at the Launchpad on Wednesday, April 11th!

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courtesy of the artist

EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 16)

Snowy Egret Has Landed

Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret • piano, jazz, composer

By August March
Pianist Myra Melford, a Guggenheim fellow who specializes in cross-genre, postmodern musical deconstruction, performs with her ensemble Snowy Egret at Outpost Performance Space on Friday, Oct. 16. Basing her work in a plethora of quintessential artistic experiences that encompasses everyone and everything from Rumi to Japanese Butoh and Meso-American Indigenous traditions, Melford brings a deft touch to her dream-like musical explorations. She’ll be in the company of instrumentalists Ron Miles on trumpet, guitarist Liberty Ellman, bassist Stomu Takeishi and drummer Tyshawn Sorey. Together they’ll perform work both translucent and opaque as they transport listeners to a world without sonic boundaries. Tickets range from $15-20 for this transcendent trip.
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