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  • Plankton Wat+Rhyton

    published May 7, 2014

    Former Eternal Tapestry member Dewey Mahood's one-man Plankton Wat act delivers bucolic John Fahey-esque ruminations on acoustic guitar,... More >>

  • Mavis Staples

    published May 7, 2014

    Husky-voiced gospel powerhouse Mavis Staples started out sharing stages with the Dixie Hummingbirds and Soul Stirrers as a member of the Staples... More >>

  • LATE NIGHT SPECIAL

    published May 7, 2014

    Looming large among New York’s more hardcore cultural options, the annual Chhandayan All-Night Concert is a nine-hour feast of Indian... More >>

  • Craig Leon

    published April 30, 2014

    In the early '80s, producer Craig Leon (Blondie, the Ramones, Suicide) recorded Nommos and Visiting on synthesizers and a Linn drum... More >>

  • The Nels Cline Singers+Mary Halvorson

    published April 30, 2014

    Drummer Scott Amendola, bassist Trevor Dunn, and Wilco's lead guitarist add an equally free-styling fretmistress to the mix in celebration of the... More >>

  • Hauschka

    published April 23, 2014

    How would you like your piano prepared this evening? As Hauschka, Dusseldorf's Volker Bertelmann augments a standard acoustic keyboard with... More >>

  • HOMEWARD BOUND

    published April 23, 2014

    Russia-born Dirty Projectors singer-keyboardist Olga Bell reimagines the music of her homeland on Krai, an exhilarating song cycle devoted to the... More >>

  • BAKER STREET, IRREGULAR

    published April 23, 2014

    Genius, addict, confirmed bachelor: Sherlock Holmes can be an enigma. Fortunately, Sherlock Holmes Debunked, tonight’s double feature at the... More >>

  • PLAY ON

    published April 23, 2014

    Jamming — of both the improvising and disrupting varieties — provides the focus tonight and during the remainder of composer-performer... More >>

  • Jolie Holland

    published April 23, 2014

    The mesmerizing Texas singer-songwriter sounds like she's just barely weathering the elements on her emotionally turbulent new Wine Dark... More >>

  • Andrea Echeverri

    published April 16, 2014

    One of the hemisphere's smartest feminist voices, Aterciopelados co-founder Andrea Echeverri has plumbed the mysteries of love, motherhood,... More >>

  • MYSTERIOUS WAYS

    published April 16, 2014

    A flamboyant performer who illustrates her music with synchronized art, film, and photography, Oaxaca-born singer-songwriter Lila Downs... More >>

  • The Orb

    published April 16, 2014

    The huge ever-growing pulsating brain that rules from the center of the ultraworld returns. Founder Alex Paterson and partner Thomas Fehlmann... More >>

  • GOING DEEP

    published April 9, 2014

    Nonesuch Records’ reissue of gray country goddess Emmylou Harris’s 1995 album Wrecking Ball — no relation to Miley Cyrus’s... More >>

  • Hassan Hakmoun

    published April 9, 2014

    The Marrakesh-born master of the three-stringed North African bass lute known as the sintir sounds positively electrified on Unity,... More >>

  • Wink Keziah

    published April 9, 2014

    This self-described "urban hillbilly" survived a harsh North Carolina childhood to become one of the country's hard-core honky-tonkers most... More >>

  • BIG BANG

    published April 9, 2014

    Composer Robert Ashley’s penultimate opera, Crash, is an autobiographical work for six voices that recounts his life to age 84 — which... More >>

  • A DIFFERENT WORLD

    published April 9, 2014

    Has any musician ever been so comfortably inside and cosmically outside accepted jazz parameters as Anthony Braxton? Rarely played vintage... More >>

  • MONSTER MASH

    published April 2, 2014

    Jon Langford, charismatic anti-star of sainted rockers the Mekons, illuminates and mystifies in equal parts on his powerful new album with Skull... More >>

  • The Dublin Guitar Quartet+Brasil Guitar Duo+David Leisner+Benjamin Verdery

    published March 26, 2014

    The Dublin Guitar Quartet, Brasil Guitar Duo, and solo guitarists David Leisner and Benjamin Verdery will pluck, pluck, pluck their 64 strings... More >>

  • CHAOS THEORY

    published March 26, 2014

    When Austin’s . . . And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead decided to perform their critically acclaimed 2002 album, Source Tags & Codes,... More >>

  • SONIC MILESTONE

    published March 26, 2014

    The Kronos Quartet celebrates its 40th birthday tonight with a reliably eclectic and stylish program. The foursome may be entering midlife, but... More >>

  • Callithumpian Consort

    published March 26, 2014

    Works by microtonal magus Alvin Lucier are the focus of this New England Conservatory ensemble's two-night stand at Brooklyn's finest... More >>

  • GOING TO GRACELAND

    published March 26, 2014

    Rhymin’ Paul Simon gets the all-hands-on-deck treatment at The Music of Paul Simon, the latest iteration of past Knitting Factory and... More >>

  • Black Sabbath

    published March 26, 2014

    Three-fourths of the original satanic foursome reunite for a victory lap following a Grammy and the guitarist's successful chemo treatment. Tony... More >>

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