Live Music

Synth wizards Justine Mainville and Kevin Steinhauser heat up the Tea Bazaar under the moniker Math the Band on Tuesday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Math the Band

Math the Band launched in Providence, Rhode Island, but has amassed a large cult following beyond the small state. Known for live sets driven by energetic tunes from DIY electronic instruments and relatable lyrics with a classic punk aesthetic, the duo’s performances leave the crowd exhausted but high on passion. Tuesday 8/11. $8, 8:30pm. Twisted Branch […]

Garrison Keillor winds down his career as the host of A Prairie Home Companion with the America the Beautiful tour at the pavilion on Saturday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: A Prairie Home Companion

For 41 years A Prairie Home Companion has delivered folksy humor, top musical talent and irreverent commentary led by Garrison Keillor. The radio show comes to life on stage with the America the Beautiful tour, and while Keillor has announced he will retire by 2017 you can still see him, along with Fred Newman, Sue […]

Ivan Christo leads the experimental electronic band Jaguardini at The Ante Room on Thursday. Photo: Pat Jarrett

ARTS Pick: Jaguardini

Sampling rhythms and beats from video games, dub reggae, house and synth-pop, Jaguardini is set to roar. The Harrisonburg-based collective treats music like a science project, experimenting with a variety of so-called instruments including a 1988 Game Boy and a vocoder. The band has gained notoriety with song titles like “Electric Jesus” and “Pulchritude in […]