Live Music

Portugal. The Man plays the Pavilion on Monday. Publicity photo

Portugal. The Man finds inspiration in the past

The old adage “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes” rings particularly true in 2017. You don’t have to search hard to find parallels between the current sociopolitical landscape and the one that served as a catalyst for the counterculture movement of the 1960s. This observation wasn’t lost on the members of Portugal. The […]

Dina Maccabee leads a triple bill at the Tea Bazaar on Saturday. Photo by Karen Doolittle

ARTS Pick: Dina Maccabee, Janel Leppin and Juliana Daugherty

Improvisation on viola, atmospheric cello and lush acoustics fill a unique bill of songwriters: Touring veteran Dina Maccabee (violinist, violist and vocalist) loops depth, space and complexity into the songs from her new album, The World is in the Work. Cellist, vocalist and composer Janel Leppin applies extensive classical training to her diverse collaborations and […]

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band return to the Pavilion on Wednesday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band is no small venture—the 13-piece group backs Lovett on everything from violin to guitar to trombone, swinging through jazz and pickin’ out country with a variety of crowd-pleasers. With 14 records and almost four decades of touring, the four-time Grammy winner continues to define his own musical niche. Wednesday, […]