The Joy Formidable, at The Firebird September 21. The broken glowsticks and prepubescent sweat have barely dried on the Pageant floor from last week's epic Skrillex show, but the man, the myth, the haircut is returning for an encore performance on November 3. H.R. (Human Rights), the lead sin ... More >>
Courtesy of the artistThe Luminary Center for the Arts has just announced the music half of its final Post Performance of the summer: My Brightest Diamond. It will be held on September 11th, 2011, from 7 to 10 p.m. As with all these concerts, it is free and held in the Old Post Office Plaza d ... More >>
Last night's Arctic Monkeys show proved the kids still have spirit. This post-punk band from northern England debuted in 2006 with the fastest-selling album in British music history, while band members were still 19 and 20 years old. Four years and two more albums later, the band is cleaned up but s ... More >>
Better Than: Sitting at home, curled up on the couch reading Proust and listening to NPR.
The Decemberists have asked a lot of their fans on this tour. Anyone who doesn't like its new album, The Hazards of Love, is out of luck: The first part of the show is a front-to-back performance of the sprawl ... More >>
The Singer: Bill Withers is an odd success story in the annals of soul music. His singing style is affecting but often understated, the instrumentation in his songs was often minimal, and his persona was so low-key that he often seemed to fade into the background of his own songs. His hits -- "Lean ... More >>