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Glen Hansard | Rhythm & Resose

The Frames' Glen Hansard releases Rhythm & Repose, his first solo album, having created an unusual juggernaut with Once .
Anti (2012)
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  September 14, 2012

Colin Hay keeps life in perspective

Last month, tragedy struck when Men at Work's Greg Ham was found dead April 19 in his home.
Still at work
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  May 04, 2012

Photos: Carolina Chocolate Drops at The Berklee Performance Center

Carolina Chocolate Drops played The Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
By SOPHOUT NOP  |  March 09, 2012

A jazz-piano master clears his own path

When I got the pianist and composer Vijay Iyer on the phone to talk about his upcoming Celebrity Series double-bill with the Miguel Zenón Quartet, I meant to talk to him about his serene and absorbing new album Tirtha (ACT), with the tabla player Nitin
Iyer calling
By JON GARELICK  |  December 09, 2011

Interview: John Waters shows you how to survive the holidays

John Waters earned his lifetime 99-percenter cred the moment he had Divine eat dog shit in Pink Flamingos .
Have yourself a fairy little Christmas
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  December 02, 2011
October 1 | They Might Be Giants at the Berklee Performance Center

October 1 | They Might Be Giants at the Berklee Performance Center

For a band that’s been around for almost 30 years, They Might Be Giants have a helluva lot of youthful energy. In fact, the Brooklyn-based...
By Meghan Kavanaugh  |  September 19, 2011

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They Might Be Giants | Join Us

I don't formally speak for all TMBG fans, but I think I speak for most TMBG fans when I say that every post-John Henry studio release has been greeted with crossed fingers and a mantra: "Pre-John Henry caliber."
Idlewild/Rounder (2011)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  August 05, 2011

Live Review: Wayne Shorter Quartet at Berklee

Sometimes the Wayne Shorter Quartet's willingness to be open to process doesn't leave much of an impression in terms of final product. That was the case Tuesday night at the Berklee Performance Center, where the band were playing their first Boston gig s
Wayne Shorter Quartet performed at Berklee Performance Center on February 8
By JON GARELICK  |  February 11, 2011

Brushes with greatness

At the Wayne Shorter show at Berklee last night, Joe Lovano walked in by himself, stepped into the row in front of us and started...
By Jon Garelick  |  February 09, 2011

Basic flamenco

Gitanería , the flamenco show headed by Angelita Vargas and Jairo Barrull, doesn’t feature smoky duets, theatrical staging, or gorgeous gowns with 10-foot ruffly trains.
 A no-frills, thrilling evening
By MARCIA SIEGEL  |  December 03, 2010

Live: Chucho Valdés and the Afro Cuban Jazz Messengers

Chucho Valdés’s first performance in Boston in seven years was the grand tour of Afro-Cuban Jazz that his fans in the sold-out Berklee Performance Center could have hoped for — especially based on the retrospective quality of his latest CD, Chucho’s Step
 Berklee Performance Center, October 28
By JON GARELICK  |  November 05, 2010


Cuban and Brazilian imports, plus homeboy Ran Blake

Groove isn't everything, but it'll do.
Groove again
By JON GARELICK  |  October 29, 2010

Chucho, Mike, and Lina

Anyone who has doubts about the musical supremacy of Chucho Valdés — or wants an introduction to it — need only listen to "Danzón," the second track from the new Chucho's Steps.
Havana, Chicago, and a dash of Toronto
By JON GARELICK  |  October 15, 2010

Fall Dance Preview: Kick up your heels!

Fall dance starts at the very beginning, which is a very good place to start, with Doug Elkins and Friends’ hilarious send-up of The Sound of Music , and continues straight through to the brink of the holiday season with an authentic Gypsy “Ole!” from a
Dance around town
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 17, 2010
The Bad Plus at Berklee

The Bad Plus at Berklee

Having earned notoriety for being a jazz-piano trio who covered Nirvana, Neil Young, and Black Sabbath, the Bad Plus are releasing Never Stop, an album...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  September 16, 2010
July 24 | Ledisi at the Berklee Performance Center

July 24 | Ledisi at the Berklee Performance Center

If you've never experienced writer's block, take it from those of us who know: it sucks. It's like constipation of the brain, except no amount...
By Scott Kearnan  |  July 12, 2010


Mary Chapin Carpenter | The Age of Miracles

Mary Chapin Carpenter made her best albums when she was breaking from Nashville and testing what country radio would let her get away with.
Zoë/Rounder (2010)
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 18, 2010
Fado Singer Ana Moura

Fado Singer Ana Moura

Cristina Branco and Mariza popularized the mournful Portuguese song form known as fado among North American audiences. Now, another exciting young performer has emerged from...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010
Gary Burton 50th Anniversary Party at Berklee

Gary Burton 50th Anniversary Party at Berklee

Since he entered the school as a student — gulp! — 50 years ago, vibist/composer/educator Gary Burton has ushered one star after another through Berklee...
By webteam  |  March 31, 2010
Zakir Hussain's Masters of Percussion

Zakir Hussain's Masters of Percussion

You haven’t lived until you’ve seen the magnificent drum parts Indian tabla wiz Zakir Hussain can bang out with his palms and fingers. He’s bringing...
By webteam  |  March 24, 2010

Continental drift

It's fitting that when I finally get Jean-Benoît Dunckel on the phone, he's just stepped off a plane.
Flying the friendly skies of Air
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 19, 2010

The Boston Debut of "Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming"

The Boston Debut of "Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming"

What’s more impressive than a dazzling martial-arts-inspired dance showcase? How about one you perform while lugging around a giant drum? The Japanese musicians/dancers of Tao:...
By webteam  |  March 17, 2010
Air at Berklee Performance Center

Air at Berklee Performance Center

With the recession still looming like a charmless, foul-smelling boss, it's become more important than ever that our popular music offer an escape from a...
By Ian Sands  |  March 15, 2010
2 Nights of Puscifer at the Berklee Performance Center

2 Nights of Puscifer at the Berklee Performance Center

When he's not fronting Tool or A Perfect Circle or crafting wines in the dusty desert of Jerome, Arizona, gun-toting heavy-rock mastermind Maynard James Keenan...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010
Air with AM | March 20

Air with AM | March 20

In a stale music industry, it's about time for a breath of fresh Air. For the first time in three years, the critically lauded French...
By Scott Kearnan  |  March 08, 2010

Jew note

Defining "Jewish" music is pretty much a fool's task — not much easier than defining jazz.
First Annual Boston Jewish Music Festival, plus the Klezmatics
By JON GARELICK  |  February 26, 2010

Monterey Jazz Festival Stops In Berklee

Monterey Jazz Festival Stops In Berklee

The Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour promises one sweet deal for jazz fans: violinist Regina Carter, singer Kurt Elling, guitarist Russell Malone, pianist Kenny Barron,...
By webteam  |  February 03, 2010

52 ways to leave 2009

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010

Best in their field

The jazz scene continues to struggle — along with everyone else — through hard times.
An early 2010 harvest
By JON GARELICK  |  January 01, 2010
Photos: Rickie Lee Jones at Berklee Performance Center

Photos: Rickie Lee Jones at Berklee Performance Center

Photos of Rickie Lee Jones, live at the Berklee Performance Center, Sunday, December 6, 2009. All photos by Eric Antoniou.    
By Lisa Spinelli  |  December 08, 2009