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ARTery: A Musical Stroll Through Cate Le Bon's 'Mug Museum'09:43


The music of Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon is sometimes rowdy, sometimes delicate, but consistently interesting and fun. She's the focus of this week's ARTery segment, when we talk to artists, curators and critics about what's exciting them in the local arts scene. ARTery contributor Amelia Mason brought Le Bon to our attention, describing her music as "lovingly assembled with a whiff of mystery."

Cate Le Bon will be performing at the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge on Saturday.


Amelia Mason, Somerville-based writer and musician.


ARTery, "The Welsh musician Cate Le Bon recently put out an album that, though it garnered gushing critical praise, was anything but attention-seeking. 'Mug Museum' is the sort of record that gives itself up, slowly and slyly, upon multiple listens. An onion is the wrong analogy, because Le Bon is neither caustic nor obvious. Her work is more like a family photo album, lovingly assembled with a whiff of mystery hanging over the very pages that purport to lay everything bare."

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