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Marcella D. Volpintesta
David Bazan played the final show at the old Croc , with J. Tillman and Robin Pecknold.
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This Week's Music Section: David Bazan's Spiritual Evolution, Roy Kay's Shaving Habits, and James Maynard Keenan

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Marcella D. Volpintesta
David Bazan played the final show at the old Croc, with J. Tillman and Robin Pecknold.
Two years ago, David Bazan--former frontman of Christian indie outfit Pedro the Lion--told SW's Aja Pecknold that all the songs on his Fewer Moving Parts EP "are about my wife and daughter, about drinking, and sort of poking at the idea of the existence of God--does he, or doesn't he? I have faith that to the degree God does exist, he's not this vindictive little bitch Christianity has made him out to be."

Bazan has taken it one step further. Bazan tells Paige Richmond in this week's music lead that he's no longer afraid of God or Hell and has fully abandoned his Christian faith. That puts him in the minority within his inner circle. "I think the social fallout is the biggest burden of the process of changing your faith, especially if your whole family is in that camp." Bazan plays Neumos with Say Hi and Sea Navy on Saturday.

Also in this week's music section:

-- I go shaving with rockabilly's Roy Kay and come back with a beard.

-- Hannah Levin chats with Maynard James Keenan, who apparantly ain't no Tool.

-- We pull from Reverb and steal a bit of Duff McKagan's latest listening pleasures.

-- Plus, all this week's recommended shows, from Dirty Projectors to The Raveonettes

 
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