Peyton Tochterman leads his new acoustic trio Man on a Horse into Rapture on Wednesday night. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Man on a Horse

Folk fingerpicker Peyton Tochterman is a veteran of the local scene. His acoustic prowess has taken him across the country and the globe, playing shows for delighted fans as well as soldiers in Afghanistan. He chronicles his travels on his website, with articles, reviews, and a blog that offers candid access into the performer’s thoughts […]

Heritage Theater Festival’s production of Avenue Q tackles racism, political correctness, homosexuality, and other social issues through candid humor and puppets. Publicity photo

Puppets for grown ups and Shakespeare on the move

As the month of August arrives, everything slows down a bit. Outside, we drown in the humid air, dense as an ocean wave pushing against flesh. There’s little to do but laze away in air-conditioning or spend hours floating in the cool waters of a swimming pool. It’s the time of year when I used […]

Hospitality welcomes you to its dreamlike, sonic explorations at the Southern on Sunday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Hospitality

The New York based trio Hospitality throws convention to the wind in order to create a sound that is truly authentic. Every song on the recent album Trouble has its own life, with lyrics and melodies crafting an experience that takes fans beyond listening. There’s no borrowing from other artists or rehashing of classic genres […]