Top Stories

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's 'Cheek to Cheek' Debuts at Number One

By EDGE | Oct 1
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's widely acclaimed jazz album, "Cheek To Cheek," debuted at No. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 Album and hit #1 on the Jazz Album and Traditional Jazz Album Charts.


Music Features

Long Beach Symphony :: 80 Years of Community Enrichment

By Joshua Ryan | Sep 30
Music lovers can celebrate, as season tickets for the Long Beach Symphony 2014-2015 Classical and POPS! Series are now on sale.

Turning Pop on Its Ear: Uncovering the Strange Futuristic World of PC Music

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 29
Unpacking the uncanny world of PC Music -- an online-only music "label" / collective that's holding up a fun house mirror to Top 40 pop jams.

Jai Rodriguez

Jai Rodriguez Gets Dirty

By Joshua Klipp | Sep 26
On Friday September 26 and Saturday September 27, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"'s Jai Rodriguez brings his one-man show, "Dirty Little Secrets," to the Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex in Union Square.

Benjamin Sears & Bradford Conner

Ben & Brad Celebrate Sterling Silver Memories

By Michael Cox | Sep 25
Benjamin Sears & Bradford Conner celebrate their Silver Jubilee as a song duo with two special performances, along with a one hundredth anniversary performance of Irving Berlin's first Broadway show, "Watch Your Step."

FABULOSA brings women together for music and fun

FABULOSA Four-Day Festival Celebrates Women

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 24
On September 25-28 in Groveland's Spinning Wheel in Yosemite, women will come together for the 7th Annual FABULOSA, a four-day festival that celebrates women in music, film, arts and education.


CD Reviews

Harrison Birtwistle: Gawain

By Steven Bergman | Sep 29
It is a welcome development that NMC and BBC Radio have been provided with the funding to archive this complex, 1991 opera by such the noted British composer.

Trouble In Paradise

By Kitty Drexel | Sep 26
This recording covers jazz standards a la Marilyn Monroe and pop tunes with surf rock flair.

Maxwell Davies: Resurrection

By Steven Bergman | Sep 23
Davies' eclectic 1987 opera, exploring how society impacts the self, is re-released on Naxos Records.


Performance Reviews

How to Dress Well

Nite Jewel & How to Dress Well Play Boston's Brighton Music Hall

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
Lo-fi electronic indie R&B songstress Nite Jewel and alternative R&B singer How to Dress Well took the stage at Boston's Brighton Music Hall Tuesday night, both playing a powerful and personal set.