The Times Of London has awarded five stars (out of five) to Amadjar, the most-recent release from nomadic North African guitar heroes Tinariwen. “Whether through shared landscape, the historical weight of slavery or something altogether more mysterious, the dusty desert music of northern Mali is remarkably similar to the hypnotic boogie blues of the Mississippi hill country,” the Times writes, “and nowhere is that more apparent than on this Tinariwen album.” Read the full review here.
Tinariwen is currently on tour, stopping tonight in Chicago before traveling all the way to Hollywood to open for Vampire Weekend tomorrow. See them if you can!
10/1 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
10/2 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
10/3 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
10/5 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
10/7 – Benaroya Hall – Seattle, WA
10/8 – Commodore, Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
10/9 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/11 – The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall – Berkeley, CA
10/12 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
10/13 – The Mayan – Los Angeles, CA