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NYC-based experimental quartet Tauk's newest album, "Homunculus", is comprised entirely of instrumental tracks. 
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NYC-based experimental quartet Tauk's newest album, "Homunculus", is comprised entirely of instrumental tracks. 

Aug. 1-31: Family Dynamics
You can see a joint exhibit by mother-daughter duo Karen and Amy Oliver at Arts in the Village Gallery in Leesburg. Amy works with ceramics, making plates, mugs and vases that feature carved patterns and earthy hues. Meanwhile, mom Karen meticulously tears different kinds of paper into tiny pieces for her colorful, painterly collages. “Family Dynamics” runs through August 31.

Aug. 2: Robert Randolph & The Family Band and TAUK
Funk-soul group Robert Randolph & The Family Band plays at the 9:30 Club tomorrow night in a high-energy performance featuring Randolph on the pedal steel guitar and lead vocals. The show opens at 9 p.m. with the experimental rock-fusion band TAUK, which offers a unique blend of jazz, funk, pop and rock, all performed without a lead singer.

Music: “In The Basement Of The Alamo” by TAUK

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