Eli Cook

ARTS Pick: Eli Cook

ARTS Pick: Eli Cook

Local bluesman Eli Cook takes everything he learned from performing at church revivals and channels it into his long-awaited new album, High-Dollar Gospel. The singer-songwriter’s unique merging of his own Appalachian folk history with ferocious rock riffs has earned him accolades since he came on the scene at age 18. The musical growth apparent on […]

Fifty years after 1967’s Summer of Love, the IX Art Park’s Lovefest seeks to capture the same artistic idealism. Anatomy of Frank joins the lineup on Saturday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Lovefest

Forty bands. Two stages. 23 hours of music. Lovefest is a response through art to the civil rights struggles shaking the community. From early-morning meditation to midday belly dancing to late-night gypsy punk, the festival offers a weekend of immersion in the love and passion of local artists. The lineup features well-known community musicians including […]