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James Friley, aka Idiot Glee, brings his groovy, retro-laced pop to the Ix Art Park on Tuesday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Idiot Glee

Solo artist James Friley’s compositions are a modern tribute to the art rock of the ’60s and ’70s. Performing under the name Idiot Glee, Friley melds his spacecraft pop by blending the influences of electronic pioneers Brian Eno, John Cale and Brian Wilson (among others) with classically trained keyboard chops, rock god guitar work and […]

Leo Kottke and Keller Williams join forces for Shut the Folk Up and Listen at the Paramount on Friday. Photo: Publicity photos

ARTS Pick: Leo Kottke and Keller Williams

Georgia native Leo Kottke is something of a miracle in his profession—the musician endures partial hearing loss in both ears caused by separate incidents and suffers from tendinitis—yet, none of this prevented the guitarist from dedicating his life to music and rising to cult figure status in the folk world. Keller Williams, also known as […]