If ever Cambridge’s Multicultural Center were to live up to its name, it’s Wednesday, when a band of performers from nine countries come together to perform songs inspired by jazz, R&B, flamenco, Turkish folk, Armenian folk, and Brazilian and Indian music.
Atwood’s Tavern celebrates its 10th anniversary with a weeklong series of concerts beginning Monday. Since opening, the cozy East Cambridge venue has been a home for some of the best local bands and artists, with top-notch talent performing nightly.
On its third full-length album, dark rock band Jaggery has honed its ability to unsettle to a razor-sharp edge. Leader Mali Sastri has somehow become even more ferocious, leading with an ululating “War Cry” through a garden of complicated lyricism.
It wasn’t enough for Lainey Schooltree to be on the front lines of the prog rock revival that has rolled over the region, leaving it bloodied but grateful – she also felt the need to singlehandedly revive the truly trippy prog-rock opera concept album.
Peter Wolf’s new album, “A Cure For Loneliness,” begins with a few lonely piano chords – ironic accompaniment for an accomplished album that starts with the sentiment, “I don’t intend to fade away / Or let the world run over me.”
The final broadcast of “Rockin’ At Night” with Peter Sheinfeld is tonight, serving up the last dose of “obscure oldies, doo-wop, novelty, rockabilly, jump blues and obscure rock” from the music expert, taxi owner and election commissioner who died Monday.
Niki Luparelli, who’s perfected such tributes with the music of David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Madonna and Prince, brings to Oberon with her not just the music of Blondie, The Ramones and Talking Heads, but top burlesque dancers and comedian Ken Reid.
Fans of Ratatat should know that Tortoise was there first – and that the Chicago quintet is in town Tuesday to show how it’s done, along with power opener E.
A duo called Gun Mother has given birth to three gorgeous demo tracks to stream, all in a moody folk vein.
In addition to an extensive talk about Bowie’s importance as a musician and muse, Walter Sickert talks about the origins, meaning and growth of his own dark performance art band and how it won an opener gig with Amanda Palmer on a 2008 international tour.