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The Damned, with a fully-functional Captain Sensible, played Warsaw (pics, setlist)

Having played a few shows on a specially-made throne, following a spill off the stage, Captain Sensible was up on his feet and back in full action... Continue reading…

Dear Nora reunited, add East Coast shows

For most of the 2000s, Portland/San Francisco-based musician Katy Davidson led the lo-fi project Dear Nora. She revived the moniker this year to reissue Mountain Rock on Owen Ashworth's Orindal Records and tour the West Coast. Now she's finally coming East... Continue reading…

Colin Stetson-featured prog noise project EX EYE to release self-titled debut album; share track “Opposition/Perihelion; The Coil”

Few can resist feeling the new joy that the start of summer brings. For men and women of all ages, it’s the time to shift to lighter-weighted colorful patterns, spend weekends in the backyard tuning up bicycles and barbecue grills, and plan what will eventually turn out to be tortuous family excursions to the country or beach house. Show More Summary

Just in: Chicago finds a second flute

Emma Gerstein has emerged from audition as the new second flute of the Chicago Symphony, starting in September, it was officially confirmed today. Emma is presently principal flute of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand, a position she’s held for just over a year. She’s Chicago born and bred.

Get Up Kids & Anniversary members form Radar State (listen to "Spinning Wheel")

Matt Pryor, Jim Suptic, Josh Berwanger, and Adam Phillips (The Architects, The Gadjits) are Radar State, and their debut single "Spinning Wheel" is very promising. Continue reading…

? Listen: Bonaventure - FREE LUTANGU

Resistance is a natural part of existence. There’s no denying even the furthest of stars still tries to dispel dwarfism of itself. So distant and completely surrounded. Cuts and fragments of time and memory entirely unnoticed. No witness to such a great barer of light. Show More Summary

? Listen: Malibu - “MIX 007”

French producer Malibu made heavy our hearts with her tender track, “Held,” on PAN’s recent mono no aware compilation. She knows it, though, and her new mix for United in Flames aches along at a similarly gloomy-beautiful pace. More than once, I’ve cried in public while listening to Merely’s “Linger” cover. Show More Summary

Three new veeps in St Louis

America’s second-oldest orch is upgrading under Canadian management:     (May 25, 2017, St. Louis, MO) – Today, St. Louis Symphony President & CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard announced key senior management team appointments. Erik Finley, a...Show More Summary

Today is the Day going on 'Temple of the Morning Star' tour with Kayo Dot

Noisecore greats Today is the Day recently reissued 1997's classic Temple Of The Morning Star for its 20th anniversary, and now they've announced a tour to celebrate the anniversary... Continue reading…

all-puppet band Feltworth grow up with new single (watch the video)

A successful kids band grows up and shows their true, furry colors. Continue reading…

This town now has a keyboard crossing

Welcome to Bennington, Vermont, where Polly van der Linde has installed a piano keyboard design at the intersection of Main Street with North and South streets.   Cool? We think so. More here.

Maxim Vengerov: Here’s what happened when I played in the dark

The violinist continues our discussion on gadgets in the concert hall.   Allow me to thank three people who brought this important matter to discussion: my colleague violinist Yevgeny Chepovetsky, wonderful pianist Christian Zacharias and Mr. Norman Lebrecht whose brainchild, Slipped Disc, has become the ‘meeting place’ for the classical music community. The subject I […]

Bereaved Kavakos cancels concert

We hear that the Greek virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos has withdrawn from a Berlin concert due to ‘a very close family bereavement’. He is replaced at the DSO on Sunday by Christian Tetzlaff. We send Leonidas our condolences.

Breaking: Scots name Dane as music director

Thomas Søndergård is to be music director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra from September 2018. He succeeds Peter Oundjian. Søndergård, 48, has been the orchestra’s principal guest since 2011 so they haven’t had to look far. He is presently principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, which he will leave in 2018. […]

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