the moment the first chords of “Message in a Bottle” sounded for what appeared
to be a capacity Marcus Amphitheater crowd, it was clear last Friday’s hot,
muggy night belonged to Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Su...
The Police made major headlines when, after 20 years apart, they announced they were reuniting for a tour. The group has been playing behind ever-so-delicately tweaked versions of their hits for a little more than a year now, and the tour has paid handsomely—it’s expected to become the third highest-grossing tour . . .
Thursday, July 24, Extra Golden w/ Kings Go Forth @ Cactus Club, 9 p.m. Compared to the typical music scenes, Nairobi, Kenya stands out as a curiously unique starting point for the multina tional Extra Golden, which owes as much stylistically to classic American rock aesthetics as traditional Kenyan Benga music.
Since Primus went dark, save for the occasional tour and retrospective release, madman bassist Les Claypool has had a difficult time committing himself to one steady new band, and has instead played with several short-lived lineups and side projects, most notably Oysterhead with Phish’s Trey Anastasio and The Police’s . . .