Ms. Kaki King, photo © Shervin Lainez. Sun. 3-1-15, Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI. Doors @ 7. $20 adv. $25 at doorTues, 3-3-15, Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA. Doors @ 8. $15 adv. Atlanta-born Katherine “Kaki” King picked up the guitar at the age of four; now, at 35, she’s embarking upon a tour that incorporates a synchronized light display by Glowing Pictures. Entitled “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body,” Kaki’s new work crosses the threshold of performance art: the guitar doubling as a living, almost breathing visual art piece. The Kickstarter to fund the project collected $43K of a $25K initially asked for.Read More →

We’ve been grooving hard to the soulful power-vocals of Lake Street Dive’s Rachael Price (third from left) for the past two weeks. With their new album, Bad Self Portraits due out in a couple weeks, we realized how much we wanted to get on the ground floor with this crew – even though it’s probably pretty hairy business to do so (see barbershop pic – look, a funny!). Their album seems well-positioned to propel the self-described dive-bar quartet onto the larger music radar, with recognition from Rolling Stone and The New York Daily News. The non-barbershop quartet, with members hailing from Nashville to Iowa, isRead More →

Wed. 11-5-13, Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI. Doors @ 7p. $12 Thurs. 11-6-13, Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MA. Doors @ 8. $12-14 Fri. 11-7-13, Calvin Theatre. With Mavis Staples. Northampton, MA. Doors @ 7. $25-45   She comes like a high-flying bolt of sexual rock energy. Situated in Portland, OR, Sallie Ford and her Sound Outside hit the road for their acclaimed second album, Untamed Beast, which is a mish-mash of rock, sex, and mashed potatoes. 26-year old Asheville, NC native Ms. Ford touched base with us via email to converse with us about Savador Dali, Billie Holiday, and Britney Spears. (L to R: Ford Tennis (29),Read More →