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The Saturday Giant takes disparate elements of art rock and blends together a stream of modern pop nirvana at BON on Friday. Photo: Mark Elliot

ARTS Pick: The Saturday Giant

In the vein of Keller Williams and other one-man bands, Philip Cogley, a.k.a. The Saturday Giant, produces three, four, sometimes five separate tracks at a time during live performances using a guitar, a drum machine, keyboards, and a loop machine. Atop all of his instruments, he adds warm vocals that overlap as harmonies above the […]

There’s a glint of gold in the Nettles modern mix of British Isle folk and indie rock. Celebrate the group’s debut album release at the Southern on Thursday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Nettles

The Kickstarter funded album Locust Avenue, by local folk group Nettles, is a rural Virginia creation through and through. The record was made in a farmhouse in Waynesboro that the band rented in exchange for a six-pack of Heineken. Led by Guion Pratt on acoustic guitar and vocals, Nettles went into seclusion for four days […]

Diana Ross grew from a working class neighborhood in Detroit where her pal Smokey Robinson is said to have nurtured her glamour, fashion and musical talent. She performs at the Paramount on Thursday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Diana Ross

After leading the Supremes to 12 No. 1 singles in the 1960s, Diana Ross began a solo career that has spanned five decades, piling up dozens of hit songs that are still dance floor anthems and soft rock inspirations including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Touch Me in the Morning,” “I’m Coming Out” and “Endless […]