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  • 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 >>

  • OK COMPUTER

    published March 26, 2014

    With only a single original member — Ralf Hütter — still at his pre-programmed workstation, electronica pioneers Kraftwerk have... More >>

  • Oren Ambarchi+EVOL

    published March 26, 2014

    The reliably challenging and adventurous Unsound Festival kicks off tonight with a pair of ear-clearing experimentalists. Australian... More >>

  • Africa Now!

    published March 26, 2014

    Mali-born, Paris-based Fatoumata Diawara is young, gorgeous, and rocks out a little more than fellow Wassoulou-style singers Oumou Sangaré,... More >>

  • Meklit

    published March 19, 2014

    The smart and tasteful Ethiopia-born singer toggles between jazz, pop, and traditionalism on her new We Are Alive, which follows the Police's... More >>

  • BANG YOUR FOREHEAD

    published March 19, 2014

    Asif Ali Khan was only 13 in the mid-’80s when he began studying with the legendary Pakistani qawwali master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (d.... More >>

  • Oran Etkin

    published March 19, 2014

    You may be familiar with this excellent clarinetist's thoughtful collaborations with West African musicians, if not his innovative Timbalooloo... More >>

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