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Live Review: Nomo & Nino Moschella @ Temple Bar 06/25/07

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I'll admit that it's nearly impossible to abstain from bias while reviewing Nomo & Nino Moschella. They're considerably under-appreciated by the masses. Nomo's show at Spaceland on Sunday was representative of that. Although they played a flawless set, chock-full of soulful improvisational instrumentals, the fact remains that the attendance did not suffice. So, I decided to attend the following show on Monday at Temple Bar with hopes of experiencing them in a more lively and, consequently, fitting environment. Through this two day spurt, I discovered some of the hardest working musicians in the industry struggling to connect with a demographic. Nomo and Nino Moschella are obscure artists in that they spread themselves so thinly across the board of genres, from avant-jazz to soul to funk to afro-beat, and thus the average music fan completely overlooks them. Their every action is the embodiment of the DIY ethic, but no one ever said finding a niche was easy.