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On evolution, entrepreneurism, exclusivity and self-excoriation with the Los Angeles rapper
TIGHTLY RAPPED Wednesday, April 29
Earl Sweatshirt is a member of the L.A.-based hip-hop collective Odd Future, a 24-person-strong squad of twentysomething musicians whose nihilistic vibe and shock-tactic-leaning lyrics puts them in …
JAZZ HANDS Wednesday, May 13
 Jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan first burst onto the music scene in the early ’80s, when he became an instant trailblazer on the strengths of his two-handed tapping on the …
THE DAY I BECAME A DICKHEAD Wednesday, April 15
A longtime Folio Weekly contributor (and even longer time guitarist) bows before the mighty Dick Dale
ROCK BARD Wednesday, April 15
What can we say about Mr. Dylan that hasn’t been said already? Well, let’s try. In the mid-’60s, Bawb is the same genius who made rock lyricism an art form and then released the …
DARK SOUNDS Wednesday, April 22
The husband-and-wife team of Mike and Tara Connelly join forces creatively as Clay Rendering, making music that blends elements of dark wave, psych rock, dream pop and even black metal. Both are …
VITAL ORGAN Wednesday, April 29
Soul jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith is a master of pumping out unrivaled grooves on his Hammond B3 organ. Starting in the late-’60s, Smith released a series of albums that established his …
TRIBUTE Wednesday, April 29
The late, great Gamble Rogers (1937-’91) was the de facto troubadour of Florida folk music, spinning many of his songs and stories from the mythical Oklawaha County. Part raconteur, part …
DOWN AT THE CROSSROADS Wednesday, May 6
Looking for something a little more raucous and downhome than your average theatrical experience? Using narration and live musical performances, the musical revue Ghost of the Blues recreates an old …
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 …