| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:35 PM
w/ Excision and Vaski. $25. 8 p.m., Mar. 13. Oakdale Theatre, 95 S. Turnpike Road, Wallingford, oakdale.com
A single origami formation holds tremendous significance for Alex Botwin, a Boulder, Colo.-based beatsmith professionally...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu
Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., $25-$75, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (888) 824-2874, thebushnell.org
As a teenager, Matisyahu — the shape-shifting Chassidic-reggae-hip-hop...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Jan. 12, 8 p.m., Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, archstreettavern.com
Phish is a band of overachievers, adept at making what they do seem easy. They’ll jump on trampolines (less often now than in previous...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Puffing dabs. No mawltards spilling schwill on me. No Alaska bathroom lines. And puffing dabs. #couchtour positives. — @walker_albert, Dec. 28, 2012.
It's a weekday night in the suburbs. The kids are in bed, and you're wide awake. What to do?...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Saturday night's Bassnectar-Pretty Lights electronic-music dance party was powered by astoundingly intense, rafter-rattling low frequencies, high-tech beams of colored light and hordes of smiling, neon-clad young people.
Were chemicals producing those...
| Jan 5, 2013
During a midday hike along the cliffs of northern New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River, drummer Billy Martin walks on isolated paths spotted with melting snow.
"It's really beautiful," he says, panting. "There's nobody here."
His breath becomes...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Twiddle is a Vermont-based jam band custom built for Phish fans. The group formed at Castleton State in 2004 and have been at it ever since. They're funky no matter what they do, but they also play reggae, bluegrass and just about any other genre you...
| Dec 23, 2012
Vibrations of change will soon be rumbling an arena near you.
Next weekend, two electronic dance music acts whose music you're not likely to hear on the radio will entertain thousands of young people at Hampton Coliseum.
Pretty Lights, the stage...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Isaac Young Quartet
Opening for Marco Benevento, Dec. 13, 9 p.m., $12-$15, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, manicproductions.org.
The jazz world is roomy, with many corners to explore.
There's the academic scene, always...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Everybody loves gifts; one gift, two gifts, red gifts, and even blue gifts. But we know all of them aren't created equal. We've revamped our secret theories of gift-giving and are excited to share our 2012 Santa-endorsed gift picks with you! Whether you'...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 11:27 AM
If you’ve seen Les Claypool wearing a lobster suit in Primus’ 2011 music video for the song “Tragedy’s A’Comin’,” you know the frontman is a genius of weird, and a goofball. But if you’re a die-hard fan of...
| Nov 9, 2012
If you've seen Les Claypool wearing a lobster suit in Primus' 2011 music video for the song "Tragedy's A'Comin'," you know the frontman is a genius of weird, and a goofball. But if you're a die-hard fan of the funk-metal trio, you've known that since...