Live Music

Ryley Walker plays January 24 at The Southern. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Ryley Walker

Playing more than 200 shows in 10 months would earn most musicians a holiday, but Ryley Walker considered it a wind up to churning out Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, his most acclaimed album to date. Walker’s mounting fan base includes Robert Plant and UK bass legend Danny Thompson. A Pitchfork article raved, “Of […]

Twenty One Pilots plays January 22 at John Paul Jones Arena. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Twenty One Pilots

Why is Ohio-based duo Twenty One Pilots (below) so “Stressed Out?” The band—which has toured and built its audience since 2009—was named the biggest new act of 2016 by Rolling Stone, and has been sweeping up music awards with two tracks nominated for (a total of five) Grammys, including Record of the Year and Best […]

Daniel Szabo performs with Robert Jospé and Pete Spaar at a Charlottesville Jazz Society event on Saturday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Daniel Szabo

Hungarian-born pianist Daniel Szabo trained at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest before attending the New England Conservatory of Music. Currently a faculty member at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music, Szabo focuses on film scoring, jazz composition and his own recordings, including his latest, A Song From There. Robert Jospé joins the […]