Wax and Wane
A panegyric-meets-Record Store Day promo
By Geoffrey Plant
Music writer Geoffrey Plant shares an open letter to inventors and purveyors of CDs, jewel cases, MP3s and digital downloads while hyping Record Store Day.
Music to Your Ears
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
This week’s Music to Your Ears has something for everyone; fans of rap, hip-hop, heavy metal, hard rock, Americana, country and folk all have cause to rejoice.
Depeche Mode Delta Machine · We Drew Lightning Glitch · Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa Open the Crown
This week, we listened to new releases from Depeche Mode, We Drew Lightning and Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa.
Neon Tommy/Katie Buenneke
Hozier • blues, indie, soul
By Cerridwen Stucky
You probably remember that in January a song filled the radio that made you say amen more than you had since going to church with your family as a child. Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” was in the top 100 singles in the U.S. for three weeks. His soft acoustic style paired with sorrowful crooning seemed to be just what the United States wanted…
Mikel Cee Karlsson
José González • indie, folk • Riothorse Royale
By Megan Reneau
Heads up—an angel named José González drops down from heaven and lands at Sunshine Theater on Monday, Oct. 12. González's voice is heavenly and when combined with his soothing classical guitar melodies, causes elation of the senses…
courtesy of the artist
Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret • piano, jazz, composer
By August March
Pianist Myra Melford, a Guggenheim fellow who specializes in cross-genre, postmodern musical deconstruction, performs with her ensemble Snowy Egret at Outpost Performance Space on Friday, Oct. 16. Basing her work in a plethora of quintessential artistic experiences that encompasses everyone and everything from Rumi to Japanese Butoh and Meso-American Indigenous traditions, Melford brings a deft touch to her dream-like musical explorations. She’ll be in the company of instrumentalists Ron Miles on trumpet, guitarist Liberty Ellman, bassist Stomu Takeishi and drummer Tyshawn Sorey. Together they’ll perform work both translucent and opaque as they transport listeners to a world without sonic boundaries. Tickets range from $15-20 for this transcendent trip.
Suicidal Tendencies • thrash • Retox • Suspended • Rock Jong Il at Sunshine Theater
Music Fiesta • The Band Perry • country • Gloriana • Two Way Crossing at Balloon Fiesta Park
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