The stunning, haunting music of Gaelynn Lea can be appreciated live Thursday at Passim in Harvard Square, as the winner of last year’s Tiny Desk Contest from NPR Music embarks on her second national tour.
A festival of South Asian music and arts is among three Cambridge recipients of Passim Iguana Music Fund grants for 2017 – the Hindie Rock Fest, along with Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist Miriam Elhajli and Klezmer performer Nat Seelen.
The upcoming 77th season of Cambridge-based Masterworks Chorale will be led by three guest conductors – one of whom will go on to be the Chorale’s next music director.
The summer season at Magazine Beach Park kicks off Tuesday with Make Music Boston, a free three-hour music festival.
The latest innovation for the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra arrives on stage Saturday with some of the same excitement felt by Parisians in 1910, as the orchestra brings Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” to life in a semi-staged production of the full ballet.
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.”