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Califone, The Luyas 

When: Thu., Jan. 9, 9 p.m. 2014
Price: $13-15
In 16-some years, Califone haven't really changed. Which is to say they've had no need for reinvention. Unlike surfers of the stylistic zeitgeist, Tim Rutili's rusty, warm, tactile, vagabond folk continues to crack with the utmost distinction. Like a hobo's fire, the Chicago group's vast catalog warms and warbles, flickering in haunted harmony. Whether it's the singular production, the numerous collaborations, or the places they play—sometimes in living rooms, sometimes at music festivals on a farm—Rutili is a true auteur, his vision all-encompassing. And like many other such greats, he's had help, including his former Red Red Meat bandmates Brian Deck and Ben Massarella. Califone remains reliable almost to a fault. Indeed, we may be too comfortable with their presence. God forbid they should go, but let's not wait until that day to show our appreciation. ANDREW R TONRY


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