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Ladyfest is coming!

Chris Strunk was 15 years old when he experienced the "fairly life-changing" momentum of the early-'90s riot-grrrl movement, escaping the conservative suburbs of Philadelphia for Huggy Bear and Bikini Kill shows in the city.
. . . and it's not just for ladies!
By LIZ PELLY  |  January 27, 2012
Quartet of Happiness + Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra at the Cambridge YMCA

Quartet of Happiness + Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra at the Cambridge YMCA


In a lead-up to their May release on Creative Nation Music (see our jazz "Spring Arts" preview), the theatrical, satiric, musically virtuosic Quartet of Happiness...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010
"An Evening of Side Show Delights and Vaudeville Theatre"

"An Evening of Side Show Delights and Vaudeville Theatre"


Does your Friday night need more juggling and old-time dancing? Of course it does (well, unless your name is Amanda Palmer), so get out your...
By webteam  |  February 24, 2010
Mountains, David Daniell and Tim Hecker at Cambridge YMCA

Mountains, David Daniell and Tim Hecker at Cambridge YMCA


Brooklyn duo Mountains can drive us mad, as when they suffuse "Telescope" - from last year's otherwise masterful Choral (Thrill Jockey) - with irritating white...
By webteam  |  February 10, 2010
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Sad hits

The cover of Damon & Naomi: The Sub Pop Years is framed like a Polaroid, and the image itself — a bluish superimposition of Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang — reads like an unfinished double exposure on old film, the pair caught mid bloom.
Damon & Naomi look back to fare forward
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 18, 2009
Infrared Band + Dead Cat Bounce

Infrared Band + Dead Cat Bounce


Guitarist, bandleader, and DIY honcho Eric Hofbauer brings some of the cohort from his Creative Nation Music label together for a shebang at the Cambridge...
By Jason OBryan  |  September 16, 2009


MP3s: The Grand Ole Hoot

MP3s: The Grand Ole Hoot


Spitzer Space TelescopeThe line-up of Thursday’s Grand Ole Hoot also represents the discography of the Mama Bird Recording Co., a collective label helmed by Lonesome...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 04, 2009
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Young folk

The long-beating heart of Boston's folk scene may be Club Passim — and the Cantab its liver — but its bloodstream runs all through town. I don't know that much about the circulatory system, so we'll nix this metaphor in just a bit, but suffice to say, a
Lonesome Vince presents the Grand Ole Hoot
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 04, 2009
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Museum pieces and other pieces

It's Jazz Week time again — that time when the Boston jazz community looks to expand its minority-appeal music to a larger public.
Jazz Week returns, the Jazz Hall of Fame inducts, Ron Gill says bye
By JON GARELICK  |  April 24, 2009
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Slideshow: Blastfest 2009

Whitehaus Family Blastfest 2009
Photos from the Whitehaus Family Blastfest 2009 at the Cambridge YMCA, March 13, 2009
By CHRIS DEMPSEY  |  March 16, 2009

DIY JAZZ: CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO + DANIEL BENNETT GROUP


Here’s a show you wouldn’t expect to happen outside one of the big established venues in town, but ...
By Shaula Clark  |  December 03, 2008


ONGOING NOISE: SMASH PALACE


Just a reminder that the SMASH PALACE festival of electro-acoustic, improv, and noise that Susanna ...
By Shaula Clark  |  December 03, 2008
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Free-improv festivities


The first annual Smash Palace
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 24, 2008
MASTER SESSIONS: JOHN TCHICAI

MASTER SESSIONS: JOHN TCHICAI


 The great Afro-Danish saxophonist JOHN TCHICAI makes one of his regular stops in town to hook ...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 05, 2008