Music

Somewhere in the dreams

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In late January, the dead came to visit Alain Johannes in his dreams. It certainly wasn’t the first time,...

A way through

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The sound of Other Lives’ new record, For Their Love, is the sound of frontman Jesse Tabish breaking through a prolonged...

The million-dollar question

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For Craig Ferguson, the million-dollar question isn’t when live music gatherings will happen this year. “The real question...

Heavy Rotation — we miss concerts

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The lights, the sounds, the movements. The palpable energy radiating through a crowd. A deeply personal experience transcending the self, becoming a...

Heavy Rotation — An Ode to Fiona

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One of the most joyful experiences of this pandemic, for me, has been watching the internet celebrate Fiona Apple’s first new...

Inspired by John Prine

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Heavy Rotation this week is inspired by John Prine, a mix of mellow, comforting music that expresses a range of emotion...

‘When things are made too easy, spirituality is lost’

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Some years ago, pianist Mina Gajić found herself at Maison Erard in Amsterdam, staring at a teal 1835 Erard grand piano....

In the Gears

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The Music of Cream’s tour manager (his name is Simon), fielded my call to Will Johns a couple of weeks ago, and...

As written

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In the spring of 2018, Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir put a vinyl recording in a specifically engineered waterproof bottle and dropped it...

Kronos Quartet celebrates the spirit of the ’60s

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Kronos Quartet, the string quartet known for adventurous programming, from Hendrix to George Crumb and music from around the world, turns 47...

‘Subversive, seditious, bawdy proto-feminist’

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Conductor Nick Carthy says that Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro is “the first great proto-feminist opera, and on top of that...

Wind is blowin’ in paradise

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If Paul DeHaven’s first solo album, King of Gold, was a question, then his newest release, Echoes and Overtones, is an...