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  • Grammys 2012: Fleet Foxes has foot in folk past, ear for today

     
    Nominated for contemporary folk album for ‘Helplessness Blues,’ Fleet Foxes is just happy to be part of the group with its classic American sound and contemporary influences....
  • Thile electrifying in churning mandolin concerto with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

     
    Sandwiched between works by two iconic American composers, Bernstein and Copland, one would think that a mandolin concerto would share elements of its neighbors’ home-spun Americana, especially considering the folk nature of that humble stringed...
  • City Lights: Al, like other celebrities, isn't that weird

    City Lights: Al, like other celebrities, isn't that weird
    As I've noted before, I don't get awed by meeting celebrities. Over the years, I've encountered Rainn Wilson, Giada de Laurentiis, Gillian Welch, Kelly Slater and a slew of others, and the feeling is always the same: a second or two of giddiness, followed...
  • Your Guide to the Meriden Daffodil Festival's Band Lineup

    Your Guide to the Meriden Daffodil Festival's Band Lineup
    Meriden Daffodil Festival April 30 and May 1, Hubbard Park, 199 Notch Road, Meriden, (203) 630-4259, daffodilfest.com There's nothing else quite like it: a weekend-long, all-local music festival, featuring the best and most popular rock musicians in...
  • Album of the Day 11/16/11: Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

    Album of the Day 11/16/11: Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
    Did you ever have that artist that you just love, love, love and they release a bunch of great albums and then just kind of go silent?  The wait for the next album can be excruciating and when that new record hits you think, 'man, this had better be worth...
  • The best shows in the Hartford area this week

    The best shows in the Hartford area this week
    • Friday: Bella's Bartok, $8-$10. 10 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton; Physical Graffiti — Tribute to Led Zeppelin, $20-$37. 8 p.m. Infinity Hall, Norfolk; Sully's Reunion Event, Sullys Pub, Hartford. • Saturday: In My Life —...
  • Pesky J. Nixon at Anna Liffey's on Dec. 2

    Pesky J. Nixon at Anna Liffey's on Dec. 2
    Pesky J. Nixon 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Anna Liffey's, 17 Whitney Ave. $12. (203) 773-1776, ctfolk.com.   Why does any given band play the kind of music they play? While it's not feasible for every musician to competently respond to this question (that...
  • Album of the Day 12/6/11: David Wax Museum - Everything Is Saved

    Album of the Day 12/6/11: David Wax Museum - Everything Is Saved
    I have devised a pretty awesome system for randomly selecting the album of the day.  However, every now and then I cheat and simply pick an album I want to spend the day with, either because I have a particular song stuck in my head or because I just...
  • Brown Bird Plays New Haven's Cafe Nine on Dec. 16

    Brown Bird Plays New Haven's Cafe Nine on Dec. 16
    Brown Bird 8 p.m. Dec. 16, Cafe Nine, 250 State St. $8. (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com.   This has been a year of change for David Lamb and MorganEve Swain, the Rhode Island-based folk/Americana duo better known as Brown Bird. "Duo" is the operative...
  • Backtracking through the best music of 2011

    Backtracking through the best music of 2011
    That tick-tick-tick you're hearing is the clock, not a time bomb. So don't panic. There's still time to find great music for the loved ones on your Christmas list. Here's a look back at some of the best recordings of the year and a few tips on who's...
  • Album of the Day 11/08/11: Amanda Shires - Carrying Lightning

    Album of the Day 11/08/11: Amanda Shires - Carrying Lightning
    Did you ever hear an artist online and say 'yeah I like this'.  Then you see them live and they blow you away so you buy the new album, take it home and realize that it's even better than when you first heard it online?  Me too and one of those artists is...