Fresh Cut: 'Little Girl' by Sam Nitsch

Fresh Cut: 'Little Girl' by Sam Nitsch

"Little Girl," the first single off Sam Nitsch's "Conscience," is an innocent love-ballad for a teenage crush


Moving Mountains breathes a little fresh air

It's sheer music biz savvy: A band celebrates 10 years together, releases a new CD, hires a new bass player, sets up a celebratory gig, and then breaks up. Pure genius.

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‘Authentic’ is a fine word for The Wood Brothers

Oliver Wood's voice has a Levon Helm quality to it, a plaintive howl, and the songs fit that rural landscape. As does the groove laid down by Chris Wood on his upright bass and percussionist Jano Rix.

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BLACK METAL | Pillorian

While a hyper-introverted genre like blackened folk metal rarely, if ever, gives rise to controversial public figures, John Haughm has consistently proven to be an exception to the rule. As if being the front-man and creative genesis behind Agalloch, one of this century's most beloved and critically acclaimed metal bands, wasn't enough, Haughm's highly controversial decision to break that band up and start from scratch in 2016 was the subject of endless message board hand-wringing.

Choice Concerts

Album review: 'Get Wild Somewhere'

Jon Lewis Band "Get Wild Somewhere"

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JAZZ | Cabo Frio

Cabo Frio emerged from the Rochester scene in the early 1980's to become one of the leading groups in the smooth jazz and fusion genre. When the group hits the stage at Anthology, with original founding member Curtis Kendrick and vocalist Becca Feder, it will pay tribute to two of the greatest acts of the late-20th century, R&B superstars Earth, Wind & Fire and the great soul singer Anita Baker.

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JAZZ | Duck Baker

If you admire the ingenuity, complexity, and brilliance of Thelonious Monk's compositions played on the piano, imagine what it would take to figure them out on a guitar. That's just what Duck Baker has done using his dazzling finger picking technique and harmonic sensibility.

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CLASSICAL | 'Wunderhorn'

As Mahlerians know, a Wunderhorn is a Magic Horn, and that charmed instrument, as performed by RPO Principal Wunderhorn W. Peter Kurau, takes center stage at the final Society for Chamber Music concert of the season. No Mahler is included, but you will hear trios including the horn by two German Romantic-era composers whose paths crossed frequently: Carl Reinecke, whose trio includes oboe and piano; and Johannes Brahms, whose trio for horn, violin, and piano is a gem among his chamber works.

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CLASSICAL/KIDS | 'Beethoven Lives Upstairs'

"Beethoven Lives Upstairs" takes a familiar situation — a family is short of money and takes in a boarder — and gives it a musical twist: the new boarder happens to be a great composer, with a bad temper and worse hair. Herr Beethoven is a noisy, irascible tenant, but he eventually proves to be, as one character says, a man with a great heart.

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METAL | Sumo Cyco

With throaty vocals mixed with Beyoncé choreography mixed with Avenged Sevenfold's structured drive, Sumo Cyco flat out rocks. Since 2011, this Hamilton, Ontario, quartet has delivered the bruises.

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