Music

Condemned to be free

In his memoir, Nothing to be Afraid Of, novelist Julian Barnes immediately confides: “I don’t believe in God, but I miss him.” Throughout this meditation...

Wilder by the day

One lesson Alexander Beggins says he and his musical partner in Wild Child, Kelsey Wilson, learned early in their careers was not to get...

GasPops channel Petty

Seemed a curious thing that Clay Rose and the Gasoline Lollipops should be doing a Tom Petty complete-album for New Year’s Eve at the...

‘An adventure for the listener’

You know it’s an unusual Christmas concert when one of the composers is the fearsome atonal composer Arnold Schoenberg. But conductor Bahman Saless, who has...

Getting over the obstacles

Guitarist Matt Flaherty’s been making music in the Boulder/Denver scene for the past 12 years, fronting his own funk-forward rock project Hot Soup, and...

Along the way

It only seems appropriate that John Craigie is on a road trip when he takes my call. The California-born, Portland-based singer-songwriter is known as...

Everything classical for the holidays

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King have fought their annual battles, the flowers have waltzed and several Messiahs have been sung, but there’s still...

Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ tailored for the Christmas season

It’s been 276 years, and people are still talking about Handel’s Messiah. Of course, it’s one of the best-known and best-loved pieces ever written, but...

The way Charlie Parr is built

"The shortened version of the extremely long story,” Charlie Parr begins when I ask about the journey he took to make his new record,...

The rebel we need

About a year ago, Tash Sultana had to press pause — the world was eating them alive, consuming the young Australian multi-instrumentalist’s talent as...

Next level

The Infamous Stringdusters have been on tour pretty much non-stop since the start of 2017 and will have soon released two live albums, one...

New directions

When Rachel Eckroth was an up-and-coming keyboardist in the jazz scene in Phoenix, Arizona, it was her father who took the teenaged Rachel to...
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