Music

Lettuce: Praise the master

On a cool and slightly overcast evening at Red Rocks, 37 years ago, Miles Davis was doing what he did in those days; which...

Tales of the road

James McMurtry spends hundreds of hours in the van each year, traveling America’s highways to the 100-plus shows he and his band annually perform. The...

You can’t turn your back on the blues

Faces/Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood once said the blues is “part of the makeup of modern music. You can’t turn your back on the...

Jazz sextet, tap dancer, vocalist and choir? It must be Ellington!

Duke Ellington, jazz legend, pianist and band leader, spent the last decade of his life creating and presenting “sacred concerts.” Described by one critic...

MahlerFest XXXI includes chamber and orchestra concerts with a focus on...

The 31st MahlerFest is all about late artistic transformations. The 2018 festival begins Monday, May 14, and culminates Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20,...

Getting through the jungle

For a band that’s spent the last decade writing about the pitfalls of technology, the recent revelations about data harvesting aren’t all that shocking...

Are you the one?

It took a few re-schedules before we managed to get Steven Wilson on the phone, and in retrospect, it was pretty easy to understand...

Quicksilver Baroque brings ‘Strange and Wonderful Music’ to Macky

How many pieces of chamber music for two violins, trombone, bassoon and lute can you name? None? Meet Quicksilver, a Baroque ensemble specializing in the...

Stopping the clock

We asked Steve Morse — indisputably one of the planet’s most accomplished guitarists — if there were still parts of his own technique that...

Inspired by a tragic story, ‘Heart of Hungary’ features Edward Dusinberre...

Some stories just have to be told. That is what composer Jeffrey Nytch thought when he heard about Sandor Feher, a violinist who died on...

Luna phase

Drifting through our back pages prior to a chat with Luna’s Dean Wareham last week, we were mildly astonished to see that our last...

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic talks about digging into the deep cuts for...

Between the song parodies, his corny-yet-lovable sense of humor and a quasi-nerdy affection for the accordion, it could have been easy to dismiss “Weird...
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