Music Menu, 12/10/08



David Byrne Forget Chinese Democracy – the comeback of the year was the recorded reunion of David Byrne and Brian Eno. The two had only sparingly worked together since the early days of Talking Heads, most notably on the seminal field-rock salvo My Life In The Bush of Ghosts. On Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (available online-only), Byrne and Eno have made each other's best record in years – and one of the this year's best, period. It's the sound of two men enough at home in their own skin to make the goosebumps rise on ours. Nice to know that acting your age doesn't mean you can't still help define ours. Ovens Auditorium (Timothy C. Davis)

Jukebox the Ghost There are plenty of bands out there with "Ghost" in the title, but this one recently hit my radar thanks to local music scenester Don Koster. Originally known as The Sunday Mail, the band reformed under the new monicker after a two-year hiatus. The Philly-based trio – whose piano helps give them a Ben Folds vibes – plays its own brand of indie pop and released a debut CD earlier this year, though they already have plans to hit the studio again early in '09. The Evening Muse (Jeff Hahne)

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