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by Mike Breen 02.28.2013
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Music Tonight: Mountains, Buddy & Jim and more

• Cinematic Indie alchemists Mountains perform a free show tonight at Mayday in Northside. Led by longtime pals Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp, Mountains formed in Chicago and are now based in New York. The band, which electronically "abstracts" and manipulates cello, acoustic guitar, piano and other instruments into unique, ethereal sounds, is touring in support of its new album Centralia, its third for the esteemed Thrill Jockey label. CityBeat's Jason Gargano writes that, on the new release, "it’s as if David Lynch and his longtime composer Angelo Badalamenti wrestled the eternally ethereal Tree of Life away from Terence Malick and injected a serious dose of mood-altering menace into its penultimate scene." Check out his full preview of the show here. Here's a video Centralia track "Living Lens." Mountains - Living Lens from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.• Modern Roots music legends Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale (and a backing band) perform together tonight at the Southgate House Revival in Newport. Not "together" like a double-bill, but "together" as in they'll be doing tunes from their long in the works collaborative album, Buddy & Jim. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $25. Singer/songwriter Max Gomez opens.Talking from his Nashville home, Lauderdale told CityBeat's Brian Baker that the buddies began talking about making the record over 15 years ago. “I ran into somebody recently that said they had seen footage of me after a gig in Germany and they were asking me what I was up to and I said that I was getting ready to do a record with Buddy Miller,” Lauderdale says. “It turned out that was in ’95.”Read the full interview here and check out this trailer for the album.For even more live music options in Greater Cincinnati tonight, click here.

Buddy (and Jim) Picture

Roots heroes Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller realize a longtime dream with 'Buddy & Jim'

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
After 18 years of planning, longtime pals/peers (and Roots music heroes) Buddy Miller (left) and Jim Lauderdale’s joint album, Buddy & Jim, took just three days to record.  

Buddy Miller Is Everyone's Buddy

In front of the mic or behind the scenes, Buddy Miller is an Americana guiding light

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Buddy Miller, the "Buddy" in the upcoming "Three Girls and Their Buddy" concert — with Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin — that comes to PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Saturday night, was having a great start to this year's tour. Until the end of the show in their first city, Baltimore. As he was concluding that February performance, while still on stage, the 56-year-old Miller felt chest pains.   

Neko Case, Justin Townes Earle, Soundtrack of Our Lives, Ian McLagan and Much More

0 Comments · Friday, March 6, 2009
This is the biggest week for releases since the first of the year, at least in terms of sheer quantity. I check out new CDs from Neko Case, Justin Townes Earle, Soundtrack of Our Lives, Buddy & Julie Miller, Wild Light, Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, Eric Elbogen and The Church's Marty Wilson-Piper and remember a live Jimi Hendrix bootleg.