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The Austin 100: The Comet Is Coming

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The Comet Is Coming

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Hometown: London, England

Genre: Jazz

Why We're Excited: Not many bands could convincingly describe their sound as "pre-apocalyptic," but here we are. As its name suggests, The Comet Is Coming doesn't have much hope for the planet's future, but saxophonist and bandleader Shabaka Hutchings sees opportunities for liberation and action in our pending doom. In "Summon the Fire," from an album called Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery, the electro-jazz trio murmurs and squawks with a spaced-out sense of raucous foreboding.


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