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Simon Joyner, The Renderers, Davis Hooker 

When: Sun., July 8, 8:30 p.m. 2012
Price: $10
It's not often that Simon Joyner leaves the Midwestern prairie long enough to go on tour, but his new album, Ghosts, is out on August 14, and it's his first since 2009's Out into the Snow. Funded largely through an enormously successful Kickstarter campaign, Ghosts is an anniversary celebration: Joyner began pioneering the Omaha sound with his earliest lo-fi recordings 20 years ago. On his latest, he draws from a deep bag of instruments, including cello, pedal steel guitar, organ, piano, celesta, and vibes. But not even the warm company of all those instruments can disguise the fact that this is an album about profound loneliness—an elegy for Alex Chilton, Skip Spence, and Jackson C. Frank. Despite the full band, there's never any excess, allowing the plaintive squeaks and creaks to shine through, with the dusty intimacy of Leonard Cohen or (closer to home) M. Ward. REBECCA WILSON

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