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Califone and William Tyler are Galloping into Lincoln Hall

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Califone is determined to never stop improving on its sound, even after fifteen plus years and an impressive catalog of albums. The Chicago band, fronted by Tim Rutili, has always had their songs steeped in constant state of change; such is the case with experimentation. However, the group's has and inimitable style that is instantly recognizable as their own. It's quite a feat to be musically progressive and still have an instantly identifiable sound. Calfone's latest album, Stitches, embodies the sentiment perfectly. It's the first album the band did not record in Chicago, instead opting for numerous locations throughout the American southwest. Despite the change in locations, Stitches still captures Califone's soft and deeply nuanced experimental rock. A mix of a twang induced guitar and quiet electronic noise occupy the album, all the while Rutili's voice drifts over the songs with effortless elegance.

Joining Califone will be William Tyler, a formidable folk guitarist. Tyler has played with the likes of Lambchop, Bonnie Prince Billy, Silver Jews, and countless others.Tyler's repertoire only improved when he began releasing his solo work. 2010's Behold the Spirit and last year's Impossible Truth are composed solely from his powerful guitar. Instrumental albums can be difficult to pull off as well as Tyler has. His guitar work is impeccable, sending the listener off into a beatific world that could only exist in his chords. His musicianship says more that any lyrics could possibly say.

Califone and William Tyler will be performing a 21+ show at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., this Saturday, Feb. 1 at 9pm. Tickets are $18.

 
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