I couldn't understand a word Tinariwen were singing Monday night at Crescent Ballroom. I didn't know a single song, and there was no set list to cheat from -- and I couldn't find anyone to ask about it.
But I was completely blown away by the deep, rhythmic, heartfelt pulse of a music that draws fr ... More >>
Eric Bibb and Habib Koité @ Musical Instrument Museum|2/11/13The distance between Memphis, Tennessee, and Bamako, Mali, West Africa, is geographically large, but last night that distance in musical terms was no more than the three feet separating Eric Bibb and Habib Koité on the Musical Instrument ... More >>
The African djembe drum may be a familiar sight for pop music fans -- it's popped up onstage with plenty of Western artists like Paul Simon, Ben Harper, and Peter Gabriel -- but intrepid percussionists will have a chance to hear the drum played by two grand masters, Mamady Keïta and Famoudou Ko ... More >>
Austin City Limits: recycling this year's festival headliners so you don't have to The lineup for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival has been announced and it is teeming with top-notch talent. The Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band round out the top slots of Outside Lands Lollapa ... More >>
DJ Deadmau5 is scheduled to spin tonight at Myst in Scottsdale.
While we're sure most of you are gonna be heading out west to the Cricket Pavillion to check out tonight's mega-sized Phooson shindig, there's more than just that concert going on this weekend. Here's our weekly rundown of the weekend ... More >>