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As its name suggests, Beyond the Pale goes beyond the boundaries of what seems to be acceptable, bringing the beauty of timeless tradition into the here and now. Photo by Avital Zimer

ARTS Pick: Beyond the Pale crosses musical boundaries

Canadian chamber-folk group Beyond the Pale formed in 2001, employing expert musicianship and dynamic song-crafting to create a sound that takes from jazz, reggae and classical music, while being heavily accented by Balkan and Romanian tradition. The group crosses musical borderlines on instruments from around the world, including fiddle, accordion, guitar, mandolin, hammered dulcimer and […]

The members of Little Graves, Luis Solar, Geoff Otis and Les Whittaker, take listeners on an emotional journey through noise-punk instrumentals strewn with samples of field recordings. Little Graves plays Magnolia House on Saturday at 7pm. Photo by Tristan Williams

Punk rock just comes natural to Little Graves

Luis Soler bought his first guitar for $30. It was a pawn shop find, “the worst possible guitar,” he says while nursing a pint of beer at Champion Brewing Company on Halloween eve. “Metallica,” “Slayer” and other metal band names were scratched into the guitar’s paint, says Soler, prompting throaty laughter from his Little Graves […]