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Pi-hsien Chen Apr 26, 2015 The world-renowned pianist will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and new compositions by Taiwanese composers Tzyy-Sheng Lee, Tsung-Hsien Yang and Ying-Ting Lin. 78 other events on Sunday, April 26
 
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Wednesday, April 22,2015
Music feature

Waxahatchee keeps it like a secret

Katie Crutchfield creates a world of lush, intimate songs

By Jeff Terich
It’s not all about Katie Crutchfield. The 26-year-old Philadelphia singer/songwriter, who performs and records under the name Waxahatchee, has released three albums of detailed and intimate indie-pop songs that sometimes feel like closely held secrets.
Wednesday, April 15,2015
Music feature

Young Fathers go pop

Mercury Prize-winning Edinburgh trio challenges the mainstream

By Jeff Terich
Kayus Bankole has a bone to pick with pop. In a Skype call from Edinburgh, the musician, who makes up one-third of U.K. eclectic pop/hip-hop trio Young Fathers, vents about the narrow conception in media outlets (radio, TV music channels) of what pop should be. 
Tuesday, April 7,2015
Music feature

Father John Misty sings about love, warts and all

'I Love You Honeybear' about “the horror show of human experience”

By Peter Holslin
It's a Wednesday afternoon, and Josh Tillman is in a glade. A lemon glade, to be exact. The 33-year-old songwriter, better known as Father John Misty, is speaking to me by phone from another part of the country.
Wednesday, April 1,2015
Music feature

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble bring funk to San Diego

Nine-piece group provides a soulful soundtrack

By Jeff Terich
Nine-piece instrumental funk outfit The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble doesn’t share much in common with blink, Mraz or Bob Marley, but since forming in 2012, they’ve been offering their own unique soundtrack to their home city. 
Wednesday, March 25,2015
Music feature

Pile is a band of perpetual nervousness

Boston band mixes volume with anxiety

By Jeff Terich
Listen to “The World is Your Motel,” the first track on Pile’s You’re Better Than This, and you’ll hear a lot of intense sounds exploding from the band’s instruments all at once.
Wednesday, March 11,2015
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Quantic pursues a love of 45s

New York DJ embarks on a vinyl-only journey

By Scott McDonald
Will Holland, aka Quantic, was born in the small English town of Bewdley. Located near the Wyre Forest Nature Reserve in Worcestershire, Bewdley boasts a population of fewer than 10,000 and is a good 130 miles away from London. But it does have a record shop. 
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Music feature

Restorations infuse punk rock with earnestness

Philadelphia band evokes arena-rock ambition

By Jeff Terich
One of the most heroic rock songs of 2014 wasn’t written by Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen. And you won’t likely be hearing a Coachella headliner cover it anytime soon. It’s “Separate Songs,” the second track on LP3, the literally titled third album by Philadelphia’s Restorations.
Wednesday, February 25,2015
Music feature

The introspective epics of Yob

Oregon trio play massive doom metal with a human touch

By Ben Salmon
For many people, Mike Scheidt is Yob. Gentle and hirsute, he’s the face and the versatile voice of the Oregon doom-metal trio.
Wednesday, February 18,2015
Music feature

Falling in love, with Lucinda Williams

Veteran songwriter enjoys resurgence of creativity

By Scott McDonald
Lucinda Williams' 2007 album, West, was a revelation. Mining the impossible emotions of losing a parent, and guided by her new relationship with Overby, Williams wrote enough material for two albums.
Wednesday, February 11,2015
Music feature

Juicy J’s secrets to success

A step-by-step guide to achieving fame and fortune from the godfather of trap

By Peter Holslin
I recently spoke with Juicy J over the phone, and he imparted some hard-earned lessons that are certain to help us all find success in this fast-changing world.
 
 
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