Former Asylum Street Spanker Guy Forsyth will be back in town this weekend. But instead of showcasing his newest solo enterprise, he will be leading a new vaudeville-savvy troupe called the Hot Nut Riveters, self-described as "Texas' Original Recession Era String Band."
The 2014 Lansing JazzFest continues the tradition of bouncing trumpet riffs, drum rhythms and skeet-skat-dadiddly vocals off the buildings of Old Town. But this year it gets a little otherworldly with the addition of a vintage instrument that would sound at home in a ‘60s sci fi movie.
Since 2010, attendees of the annual Undead Music Series in New York have had the opportunity to witness “A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets,” which co-presenter Adam Schatz describes as “the greatest way to trick a roomful of people into listening to 100-percent improvised music for two hours.”
These are your best bets to see this weekend on the waterfront. How does my schedule look next to yours? Forecastle is getting bigger and bigger. That means more bands and dire scheduling conflicts. There’s lots of overlap, especially Friday.
is a young vibraphonist and composer whose second album, Gotham , is nothing short of remarkable. The great playing by Blanton and his extraordinarily talented young band aside, Blanton's compositions are really what sets Gotham apart from the vast majority of new recordings by equally wonderful young jazz musicians.
When told he had been selected SPIN's Artist of the Year, Beck mulled the news over for a second, plucked a grape from a bowl of fruit, stared at the floor of his tour bus, and then quietly and thoughtfully replied, "I don't mean to sound rude, but to be honest, there wasn't much competition...