Since these thingys are worth a thousand words, it means it should make up for weeks of lame updates, I reckon (as well as showing off the new camera I had to buy on vacation):
Salif Keita at Brooklyn Metrotech, delivering an exquisite set of Malinese classics for all the grandmothers, little kids, this one mother rubbing her pregnant belly in tune to the beatific beat, and the baldheaded freaks in attendance.
Paintings at the Disjecta loft space in Portland, Oregon. It will be the site for the Mike McGonigal-curated Halleluwah Fest come early September, featuring Vashti Bunyan, Sir Richard Bisop, Deerhoof, and others. Should be sweet.
Oren Ambarchi, Boris, and Sunn O)))