The New York Times describes Mark Ribot as “a deceptively articulate artist who uses inarticulateness as an expressive device.” Over 40 years, 25 albums, and numerous collaborations, he’s explored everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez. His noise rock trio Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (Ribot on guitar/vocals, Shahzad Ismaily on bass, Chess Smith on drums) recently unleashed Hope, a ferocious project fueled by Ribot’s fury over COVID, politics, global warming and not being able to see the ones he loved due to the pandemic.