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Rhythm & Roots Festival continues at Ninigret Park

Rhythm & Roots Festival continues at Ninigret Park

The splash of dance music that marks today's action at the Rhythm & Roots Festival should swamp everyone in its path. The roots audience that...
By webteam  |  August 31, 2010

Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010
Marcia Ball at the Knickerbocker Café

Marcia Ball at the Knickerbocker Café

I get high blood pressure when Marcia Ball starts to take off toward Fessville, and she takes off for Fessville as least once or twice...
By webteam  |  June 01, 2010

Austin North

There’s a nice little double bill taking place at the Knick-erbocker Café, 35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly. Piano whiz MARCIA BALL hits town with those Longhair...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 17, 2009
Barroom Bounce

Barroom Bounce

Does MARCIA BALL spend any nights at home? The blues ’n’ boogie pianist is a roadhouse queen. With her killer left hand, she brings a...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  August 25, 2009

DIY and more

Jazz acts up
Regattabar, Scullers, Creative Nation Music's fifth-anniversary celebration and more
By JON GARELICK  |  March 16, 2009


Cooling it

It's good news that the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in conjunction with Berklee College of Music, is bringing back jazz as a regular part of its concert season.
A wealth of winter jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  December 26, 2007

Too many shows

If this winter’s concert scene were a crazy tag-team wrestling match, rock would be the ass-kicking king of the ring.
A hot winter concert season
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 28, 2006

Grab bag

The 9th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival hits Charlestown this weekend, in its traditional and very effective Labor Day weekend slot on the calendar.
Fun in Charlestown, two new discs, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  August 29, 2006

Summer concert preview

Why cool down when the concert scene is just getting warmed up? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Some ideas on how to rock away the summer months.
By WILL SPITZ  |  June 19, 2006

The New Orleans Social Club

Good intentions do not great art make.
Sing Me Back Home | Burgundy/Sony
By CLEA SIMON  |  April 24, 2006

Marcia Ball

New Orleans–style pianist Marcia Ball doesn’t need special guests to validate her rumba-boogie blues.
By CLEA SIMON  |  February 27, 2006

In all languages

For the past half decade or so, saxophonist Chris Potter has alternately traveled with two of the best bandleaders in jazz, Dave Holland and Dave Douglas.
Winter concert preview: looking ahead to jazz in 2006
By JON GARELICK  |  January 14, 2006