Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tracy Silverman, The Melvins, Gender in Mainstream Country, Esperanza Spalding, Counting Crows and More: Inside This Week’s Music Section (and on the Cover)

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String Theory: En route to Carnegie Hall with the NSO and composer Terry Riley, electric violinist Tracy Silverman could become classical music’s newest rock star

Mean Buzz: The Melvins' frontman Buzz Osborne speaks (Playing Friday, 4th at Exit/In)

Honky-Tonk Angels and Men in Trucks: Unpacking the audible divide between country's solo women and men (Carrie Underwood's Blown Away was released May 1; Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert play Bridgestone Arena Saturday, 5th)

All Jazzed Up: Esperanza Spalding's pop/jazz hybrid isn't perfect, but it strikes a chord (Playing Monday, 7th at Schermerhorn Symphony Center)

Murder of One: A rough walk down memory lane with Counting Crows (Playing Saturday, 5th at The Ryman)

In The Spin: Sharon Van Etten w/Flock of Dimes at Mercy Lounge, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears w/The Preservation at Mercy Lounge

Plus Critics’ Picks on Natalie Prass, Uncle Skeleton, Makeup and Vanity Set and The Protomen, Anthony Hamilton, Unsane, Royal Bangs, the GED Soul Crawfish Boil, Vandaveer, Ingrid Michaelson, The Strange Boys, Kenny Rogers and more

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