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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

Blessed with a rich, reverberating voice and an ear for easy-going guitar rhythms, Jose Gonzalez is a gifted songwriter, but he owes much of his fame not to his originals, but rather his to covers. A sparse and emotive take on The Knife's "Heartbeats," used prominently in a Sony commercial and a handful of TV . . .
Monday, March 17, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 7:30 PM

With a delivery somewhere between Ani DiFranco and Leslie Feist, only more sultry, chanteuse China Forbes heads the 12-piece Portland outfit Pink Martini. Drawing from jazz, Latin and world music, typical concerts find the band performing songs in several different languages as the mini-orchestra swells . . .
Friday, March 14, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

Part of a younger generation of bands that have a sense of humor about the traditional Celtic music they play, Gaelic Storm combine the usual traditional instruments (fiddle, bagpipes) with a rock ’n’ roll mentality. The band, which performs at the Pabst Theater at 8 p.m. tonight, also has a reputation for being friendlier than your . . .
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

A group that is said to be Ireland’s second leading touring export behind U2, the Irish Tenors bring their trademark brand of epic, cinematic opera to the Pabst Theater tonight at 8 p.m., just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Since joining forces in 1998, Anthony Kearns and Finbar Wright have gracefully performed all over . . .
Sunday, March 9, 2008

Today @ the Pabst Theater - 3:00 PM

Sergei Rachmaninoff's notorious “Piano Concerto No. 3,” a composition so tricky that famous pianists like Gary Graffman have expressed anxiety about having to perform it, is at the core of the Festival City Symphony’s family friendly program, Don’t Go Russian Off, which the symphony performs this . . .
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 7:30 PM

Two veteran guitarists, Larry Carlton and Robben Ford, share a 7:30 p.m. bill at the Pabst Theater tonight. Schooled in jazz, Carlton has performed with artists like The Crusaders, Steely Dan and Quincy Jones. His great claim to fame is composing the “Hill Street Blues” theme song, for which he won a . . .
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

As the Drive-By Truckers embark on a tour behind their eighth studio-release, they’re riding high on their reputation as one of the finest modern alt-country bands. Brighter Than Creation's Dark is their most assured and intense collection yet. Album-opener "Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife" sets the tone . . .
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

Carrie Rodriguez, who headlines an 8 p.m. show at the Pabst Theater tonight, received a emphatic endorsement in the New York Times last year from roots hero Lucinda Williams, which was curious since Rodriguez’s twang-laden, chicken-fried songs bear no traces of Williams’ subtlety and depth. Much better is . . .
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

While there are certainly some acrobatic tricks in the Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats’ act, which stops at the Pabst Theater tonight for an 8 p.m. performance, the program features far more than just spandex-clad stuntmen flipping through the air. There are amazing physical feats, elaborate costumes, traditional . . .
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008

Today @ the Pabst Theater - 3:00 PM

The Festival City Symphony returns to the Pabst Theater for another program of classical music targeted toward listeners of all ages. Today’s 3 p.m. bill is themed around nature’s influence on classical music, and features earthy compositions Jan Sibelius, Edvard Grieg and Beethoven, whose “Symphony No . . .

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