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Sean Lennon, Les Claypool A Friendly Musical Collaboration

Just because a rock pairing looks intriguing on paper doesn't mean it will work out. Damnocracy, a short-lived band, which featured a couple of rock's craziest characters, Ted Nugent and Sebastian Bach, crashed and burned. The same goes for XYZ, a group with Jimmy Page, Chris Squire and Alan White,...

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    The Claypool Lennon Delirium To Play College Street Music Hall

    The musical DNA of Syd Barrett, Roy Wood, They Might Be Giants and Frank Zappa is woven into the sound of the Claypool Lennon Delirium, a supergroup-ish collaboration of unchecked eccentric proportions. The Claypool part of the equation is Les Claypool, bassist and singer of Primus and Oysterhead....

  • Two-Day Hike To The Mic At Talcott Mountain Park

    Two-Day Hike To The Mic At Talcott Mountain Park

    After taking a hike in the great outdoors, with maybe some sore legs, a parched throat, and a little sunburn, one deserves more than just that feeling of satisfaction that comes with exerting oneself in nature. The Hike to the Mic event has come up with a way of rewarding the trail-blazing go-getter....

  • Metal Masters Black Sabbath To Play At Mohegan Sun

    Metal Masters Black Sabbath To Play At Mohegan Sun

    Black Sabbath made some of the most influential heavy metal ever. There are whole genres that would be unthinkable and hundreds of bands whose music wouldn't exist without the template of Black Sabbath. The band was among the first to explore the disturbing edge of ultra-slow tempos coupled with...

    • Country Legend Loretta Lynn To Perform At Ridgefield Playhouse

      Country Legend Loretta Lynn To Perform At Ridgefield Playhouse

      Loretta Lynn is a giant of country music — a singer and songwriter who changed the genre. It's not any stretch at all to compare her to Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and even Hank Williams. She made songs that are indelible. The idea that one woman could write "Wings Upon Your Horns,"...

      • Young Dolph At Toad's

        Young Dolph At Toad's

        Memphis rapper Young Dolph turns different versions of uttering "hey" and "aye" into a kind of confetti accent that he sprinkles around his rhymes. Memphis has its own sound, heavy on the bass. Young Dolph uses skeletal minor-key figures on piano or strings with beats that stop abruptly using snippets...

        • The Melvins' Jagged Edge At The Space

          The Melvins' Jagged Edge At The Space

          The Melvins are, by now, an institution. What this Seattle-based band has been providing since 1983 is monumental, glacial-paced rock noise, classic rock and guitar histrionics played with a punk sense of energy and absurdity. This is the music that a lot of disaffected suburban Kiss fans gravitated...

          • Teen Heartthrob Shawn Mendes At Mohegan

            Teen Heartthrob Shawn Mendes At Mohegan

            Shawn Mendes is the latest Canadian teen heartthrob entertainer to be discovered on social media. It's hard for some to understand how a singer can launch a career on a platform like Vine, but the blink-of-the-eye aesthetic sharpens all the skills that make for great pop radio, and Mendes has some...

            • Rickie Lee Jones At StageOne

              Rickie Lee Jones At StageOne

              Rickie Lee Jones has a voice that is both unmistakable and mysterious. She can coo and moan with a jazziness, bending and swooping, whispering and then pushing with force. But she can also impart surprising grit and emotion in unexpected places. She's like the jazziest folkie. She was in a relationship...

              • Miranda Lambert To Play Xfinity

                Miranda Lambert To Play Xfinity

                Miranda Lambert is a badass. She'll boot you out of her show if you misbehave — so you've been warned. The tabloids can leave her personal life alone though; her music gives us enough gritty details to work with. Lambert, who had a high-profile split with husband Blake Shelton, just released her...

                • Irish Punkers Flogging Molly To Perform At Oakdale

                  Irish Punkers Flogging Molly To Perform At Oakdale

                  Blending traditional Irish music's narrative drive, of-the-people vibe and memorable melodic nuggets with the fevered energy of punk makes plenty of sense now, but that might be mainly because bands like Flogging Molly have fused the two so successfully. Frontman Dave King was an Irishman in L.A....

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