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It’s gentle J Mascis taking Sinclair stage

It’s gentle J Mascis taking Sinclair stage

Don’t expect the J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. to take the stage Saturday at The Sinclair. This headliner is the guy behind the softer, more subdued “Tied to a Star” solo album.

Passim reminds musicians: Midnight Wednesday is Iguana grant deadline

Passim reminds musicians: Midnight Wednesday is Iguana grant deadline

There’s $45,000 at stake, last year split between 26 musicians chosen out of 300 applicants with projects ranging from new dobros and albums to entire community projects.

Kat Edmonson sweeps into Cambridge, bringing along throwback song stylings

Kat Edmonson sweeps into Cambridge, bringing along throwback song stylings

Kat Edmonson brings her timeless, quirky music to town. If you hear it without knowing the source, you’d think you were hearing a tune from the ’60s.

Ethan Johns on Passim stage Wednesday with stark, troubadour-style ‘Reckoning’

Ethan Johns on Passim stage Wednesday with stark, troubadour-style ‘Reckoning’

Famed producer Ethan Johns steps out from behind the mixing board to perform songs from his second album as a performer, “The Reckoning.”

Americana lovers will find new crush Buffalo Stack at Atwood’s on Tuesday

Americana lovers will find new crush Buffalo Stack at Atwood’s on Tuesday

It’s too late to be the first to love The Avett Brothers. Your new darling plays Tuesday at Atwood’s Tavern, and its name is Buffalo Stack.

Man or Astro-man?, The Pack A.D., Wray: Even the gaze band on this triple bill rocks

Man or Astro-man?, The Pack A.D., Wray: Even the gaze band on this triple bill rocks

Man or Astro-man?, The Pack A.D. and Wray play The Sinclair on Friday in a treat for fans of Venn diagrams, with the South, sci-fi and rock somewhere in the overlap.

You haven’t seen or heard My Gold Mask, and you want to correct that immediately

You haven’t seen or heard My Gold Mask, and you want to correct that immediately

Is it too early to nominate a band for the next Boston Calling? Because we have to get My Gold Mask back here in front of as many people as possible.

Super punk bands sharing Sinclair bill have origin stories, comic book single

Super punk bands sharing Sinclair bill have origin stories, comic book single

Punk bands Joanna Gruesome and Perfect Pussy have so many reasons to perform together Wednesday, including their shared vinyl single and comic book.

Spirit Kid gives final, free show at ZuZu before moving his retro pop to California

Spirit Kid gives final, free show at ZuZu before moving his retro pop to California

Popster Emeen Zarookian has confirmed: He’s moving to Los Angeles in September. His final Cambridge show (until he visits) is at 10 tonight at Zuzu.

Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra shuts down, board citing money woes

Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra shuts down, board citing money woes

The six-year-old Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra was shut down Wednesday by its board of directors, citing increasing difficulties in finding funding.

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