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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 …
FIDDLIN' ABOUT Thursday, January 29
Violin virtuoso Daniel D. first picked up the instrument at age 12. After graduating from Charleston School of the Arts, he immediately began his life as a touring musician, and has since garnered an …
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 …
NEW WAVE LEGENDS Wednesday, March 18
The pride of Athens, Georgia (in your face, R.E.M.!), The B-52s are coming up on 40 years of taking their always-fun, booty-shakin’ synth pop to the masses. The band – featuring founding …
ERSATZ BOLD AS LOVE Wednesday, February 4
The tribute band is a peculiar phenomenon of popular culture mashing adoration, musical and visual emulation, and a good dose of kitsch. The Athens, Georgia, trio Gimme Hendrix – guitarist Eric …
21st-CENTURY CHANTEUSE Wednesday, March 25
Acclaimed contemporary jazz singer Sara Gazarek is well known for delivering strong interpretations of jazz standards and even pop hits (like her savvy blending of The Beatles’ …