Ethan Lipscomb plays to a sea of ugly sweaters on Thursday at the Ante Room. Photo by Jackson Smith

ARTS Pick: Ugly Sweater Party: Parts 1 and 2

Let the holidays unravel with Ugly Sweater Party: Parts 1 and 2, a musical experience exploring two different genres over consecutive nights. The Ugly Sweater fun begins with indie electronic tunes featuring Ethan Lipscomb, a classically trained pianist who combines samples with aggressive lyrics to create his own style of dance-rock. Duo Playdate also brings […]

Americana stalwarts Robin and Linda Williams play two nights at The Front Porch. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Robin and Linda Williams

Legendary duo Robin and Linda Williams (below, left) have played Americana music for longer than the genre has existed. Their musical beginnings trace to North Carolina, where Linda was a school teacher and Robin played full-time on the coffeehouse scene. Connecting through “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country,” the husband-and-wife musicians […]