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SYNTH YOU ASKED Wednesday, March 25
New Orleans synth-poppers Prom Date sound like the de facto electronic offspring of early ’80s new wave bands like New Order and Soft Cell, or even an amped-up, updated version of Computer …
ENLIGHTENED ROGUES Wednesday, April 8
Miami’s neo-country kings The Mavericks started out in the ’80s punk and underground scene, regularly playing on the same bill with, of all people, Marilyn Manson. They first popped up on …
New York four-piece are fast becoming the darlings of the indie rock scene
THE IMITATION GAME Wednesday, March 4
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the phenomenon known as the tribute act takes sincerity to a level just this side of swearing on a 10-foot stack of Bibles during a blood …
TRIBUTE TO EARTHA KITT Wednesday, April 22
When René Marie’s husband told her to stop singing or leave their turbulent marriage, she chose the music. Though she didn’t begin performing professionally until age 42, Marie …
THRASHING ABOUT Wednesday, April 22
An event that Folio Weekly likes to call “The One Spark of Metal,” the mighty Welcome to Rockville offers two days of metal, alt-metal, hard rock and just flat-out loud music …
SOUND WAVE Wednesday, March 11
The Seattle-based four-piece La Luz (Spanish for “light”) are skilled at combining reverb-drenched, surf-style rock with doo-wop and ’60s girl-group harmonies, driven along by …
PARK IT ON SUNDAY Wednesday, March 11
Soak up some of that sweet Florida spring sunshine (or quite possibly get soaked by springtime showers) at this year’s Natural Life Music Festival, featuring live music by Nashville-based …
WHOLE LOTTA SOUL Wednesday, March 18
In the late ’60s and early ’70s, Mavis Staples was a key voice in her family band, The Staple Singers. With their gospel-driven hits like “I’ll Take You There” and civil …
YO, MAESTRO! Wednesday, March 18
Virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman first impressed audiences when he was featured at age 13 on The Ed Sullivan Show. In the decades since, Perlman has continued to mesmerize those who embrace all …