Steven Mackey with Jason Treuting "Orpheus Unsung"
The Tragedy Brothers "Wasting Time"
Hip-hop legends The LOX have been in the game for more than 20 years now, bursting on the East Coast rapper scene around the same time Notorious B.I.G. blew up. The New York City-based trio — Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P — came out of a 12-year hiatus in 2013 with an epic surprise EP, "The Trinity."
Vineyard Community Space has long been a refuge for bands that skirt the lines between indie rock and emo influences. For musicians like Tennessee-based solo artist Bogues, the result is mature songwriting with a post-emo sheen.
Violinist David Klinkenberg is the kind of versatile crossover artist that makes genre distinctions completely unnecessary. The immensely talented instrumentalist is adept at everything from classical music to Celtic tunes and bluegrass — as his live performances can attest.
Pegasus Early Music gets its 2017-18 season off to a splendid start with a musical birthday party for one of the great figures in Western music: composer Claudio Monteverdi, born in 1567 and died 1643. Pegasus Artistic Director Deborah Fox calls the program "an unabashed personal selection of some of my favorite pieces by my favorite composer."
Born in New Hampshire after the Civil War, Amy Marcy Cheney made her debut as a piano prodigy in 1885, the same year she married and took the last name Beach. In 1892, Boston saw the first performance (at age 25) of her Grand Mass in E-flat.
While its disarmingly sweet name may call to mind the surf rock bands of yesteryear, Providence, Rhode Island's Roz and The Rice Cakes is not a group to take lightly. Led by enigmatic singer and multi-instrumentalist Roz Raskin, the band's latest single, this year's "Do You," smuggles a wonderfully Caribou-esqe rhythm through deceptively simple loops and atmospherics.
Fully rejecting the nuance and up-tempo groove of more traditional hardcore, Florida beatdown upstarts Bodysnatcher sound like a 10 car pile-up in slow motion. It takes less than a minute into the band's debut record, "Abandonment," for front man Kyle Medina to break free from the seemingly infinite breakdown behind him and bark "YOU KNOW WHO THE F*** YOU ARE, MOTHERF*****.
There’s a certain kind of magic that connects a band with its music, and in the case of Foster the People, the inspiration behind the tunes is indefinable. “When writing, what we call 'the spirit' enters the room,” says Isom Innis, the band’s keyboardist.