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Here are just a few upcoming jazz events that should be on your calendar.
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| October 28, 2011
Tom Hambridge | Boom!
Roots rock is the new country and ex-Bostonian Tom Hambridge is the style's current MPV.
Black Rose Records (2011)
| August 26, 2011
[live review] Swamp Dogg @ Johnny D's
The word around the room was that SWAMP DOGG hadn’t played in these parts since the Lowell Folk Fest of 2010. Before that, no one...
| July 15, 2011
MP3 of the Week: The Macrotones "Flutenbier"
Although the MACROTONES aren't niche snobs who get aggravated with the “world music” label often thrust upon them, vague pigeonholes hardly do justice to this...
| June 02, 2011
Photos: The Godfathers at Johnny D's
The Godfathers play Johnny D's on February 16, 2011.
The Godfathers | Johnny D's | February 16, 2011
| February 18, 2011
Mitch Easter brings his old-school Pro-Tools
Could some of rock's greatest albums possibly be produced in somebody's home studio, a by-product of the Garage Band generation? Underground-rock producer/nerd Mitch Easter doesn't think so.
| February 18, 2011
The English Beat at Johnny D's
The English Beat peppered their two-hour-plus show with comments about the ’80s at Johnny D’s Tuesday night, but you wouldn’t call what they had to...
| January 05, 2011
The historical strum of Bert Jansch
There was a time not too long ago when British folk-music titan Bert Jansch would have been remembered mostly as a footnote in pimple-faced Led Zeppelin mythology.
| December 10, 2010
MP3 of the Week: Debo Band "Lantchi Biye"
Few Boston bands can look back on as crazy a year as Ethio-pop consort DEBO BAND — two trips to Addis Ababa and Zanzibar, a...
| November 18, 2010
[live review] Luísa Maita @ Johnny D's
It's a funny thing about live music. Where's the added value over a recording? Sometimes it's being in the physical presence of a hero. Sometimes...
| November 11, 2010
Cuban and Brazilian imports, plus homeboy Ran Blake
Groove isn't everything, but it'll do.
| October 29, 2010
To call what Garrison Fewell does with his Variable Density Sound Orchestra "free jazz" doesn't quite fit the bill.
Garrison Fewell, live at Johnny D's, October 13, 2010
| October 15, 2010
Eric Hofbauer and his Infrared Band at Johnny D's
Known in part for his collaborations with fellow guitarist Garrison Fewell and as a member of Charlie Kohlhase's bands, Eric Hofbauer has for the latter...
| September 09, 2010
Love in Stockholm at Johnny D's
In the coming months, Allston funk-fusion band Love in Stockholm have big plans that include a regional, multi-city tour and a debut full-length out October...
| August 18, 2010
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club and Sonic Explorers at Johnny D's
It's a night for musical explorers - in this case, a really sweet one. Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club, from the avant-leaning saxophonist, is one of...
| August 11, 2010
Peter Parcek | The Mathematics Of Love
Blues musicians have been recycling the same ol' same for so long that it's easy to forget just how exciting blues can be. Guitarslinger/singer Peter Parcek's thrill-a-minute The Mathematics of Love is a reminder of that.
| July 02, 2010
Sleepy LaBeef returns to Johnny D's
The genre name doesn't begin to do justice to the human jukebox born Thomas Paulsley LaBeff in Smackover, Arkansas, nearly 75 years ago (birthday July...
| June 30, 2010
Ben Monder with Bill McHenry at Johnny D's
Guitar wizard and equally talented composer Ben Monder - profiled in the June 18 "Giant Steps" - comes to Johnny D's for a performance of...
| June 22, 2010
As guitar heroes go — even jazz guitar heroes — Ben Monder flies under the radar.
Ben Monder's unique space
| June 18, 2010
Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono
As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
| June 18, 2010
Variable Density Sound Orchestra at Johnny D's
An excellent double bill of poised avant-jazz at Johnny D’s: guitarists Garrison Fewell and Eric Hofbauer in their by-now well-honed duo format, followed by Fewell’s...
| June 09, 2010
Richard Buckner at Johnny D's
We're not sure we'd ever want to hang out with the great, if perpetually sad, songwriter Richard Buckner for the long term - too depressing,...
| May 26, 2010
Carlos Varela at Johnny D's
A man sometimes called “Cuba’s Bob Dylan,” Carlos Varela has been in the news in recent years as much for his activism as for his...
| May 05, 2010
Graham Parker & The Figgs
Legendary UK songwriter Graham Parker is at Johnny D’s in Davis Square to celebrate the release of his new Imaginary Television, which offers theme songs he wrote for...
| April 21, 2010
Mr. Something Something at Johnny D's
Mr. Something Something play good ol’ fashioned Afrobeat — rockin’ horn section, chunky ju-ju guitars, sing-along vocal choruses. The Toronto band — who made headlines a...
| April 14, 2010
MP3 of the Week: Michael Tarbox, "Have You Been to the City?"
Best known for the stomping blues and Appalachia-tinged roots rock of his Tarbox Ramblers, MICHAEL TARBOX takes a bit of a detour with his new...
| March 19, 2010
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club expands at Johnny D's
The two-drummer septet Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club expands to include trumpeter Jerry Sabatini and percussionist Mike Connors (adding timpani, glockenspiel, and vibraphone to the mix)....
| February 10, 2010
Big Sam's Funky Nation at Johnny D's
In our estimation, you can never get too much New Orleans funk - in this case, Big Sam's Funky Nation, who, fronted by former Dirty...
| 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.
| January 01, 2010
Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra Residency
One of the sweetest developments on the Boston jazz scene of late has been the first-Sunday residency of the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra at Johnny...
| December 30, 2009
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