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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

Tonight @ Cathedral Square Park - 6:30 p.m.

The last of the summer’s major concert series comes to a close for the season tonight, when Jazz in the Park packs it in for the year after a 6:30 p.m. performance from the fiery salsa band Nabori at Cathedral Square Park.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

Today @ the Bradley Center - 7:30 p.m.

Arriving after the commercial disappointments of Ruben Studdard and Fantasia—and just before the pop-chart poison that was Taylor Hicks—Carrie Underwood proved that “American Idol” could create a bona fide mega-star, with create being the operative word. In Underwood’s malleable voice and vague, girl-next-door charm, the show’s producers found a blank slate, one they molded into the most old-fashioned...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Sept. 18, 2008

From their inception, the Detroit Cobras were better than the average soul and R&B cover band. In addition to playing other artists' music, they've performed a public service by digging deep into the back catalogs of '60s soul labels like Minit and Stax to unearth and revisit forgotten classics, introducing them to newer generations of audiences. During the past decade, the Cobras have weathered a revolving door of personnel changes in the rhythm section, with lead singer Rachel Nagy and guitarist Maribel Restrepo remaining at the core of the lineup...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Sept. 22, 2008

   A pair of guitarists and sometime percussionists who combine heavy sampling and live instruments to create a hybrid form that is solely instrumental, Ratatat's Evan Mast and Mike Stroud make music that is infectiously danceable, and most...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7 p.m.

The four years Phantom Planet spent between their latest album, Raise The Dead, and their previous, self-titled album haven’t been especially kind to the band. In that time, they’ve fallen from potential next-big-thing to yesterday’s news, in large part because the novelty of a band that once featured movie star Jason Schwartzman...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Don’t confuse the Minneapolis all-girl pop-punk outfit Sick of Sarah with The Donnas. Sick of Sarah rarely confines themselves solely to punk conventions, instead opting for periodic slowdowns where lead singer Abisha Uhl’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs-esque jaded flatness really shines past the sugary dead-ends of similarly styled...
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Old-timey music is the new swing revival, with plenty of young bands dressing up in kitschy, 1930s costumes and puffing out creepy jazz and ragtime songs that exaggerate their antique influences. These bands could learn a thing or two, however, from Leon Redbone, the Canadian singer-songwriter who’s been playing ragtime...
Monday, Sept. 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

At the risk of perpetuating a silly stereotype, we’ll caution that not all musicians from Australia play the didgeridoo, but Australian Xavier Rudd happens to. Then again, this roots rock musician plays all sorts of instruments: slide guitar, harmonica, banjo, bass, the djembe hand drum, etc. Displaying more than a little Paul Simon...
Monday, Sept. 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 8 p.m.

It’s still just a rumor at this point, but it’s one of the most tantalizing of the year: Ratatat, the ever-hyped indie-electronic duo, may sign to The Neptunes’ Star Trak record label, where they’ll presumably be groomed for a career as hip-hop and R&B producers. In a time when Kanye West is mining emotive, Daft Punk synths for inspiration, Ratatat’s trippy, cerebral beats actually would fit right in on commercial radio if paired...
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

Of all the ’90s female folk artists who cited Joan Baez as a muse, Dar Williams had the closest ties to Baez herself, touring and dueting with and writing songs for the folk legend. Where many of Williams’ peers sang with a jagged edge, aggressively trumpeting their individuality, politics and sexuality with sing-along anger and profanity, Williams was never so subversive. Her songs were cleaner, poppier and more inclusive; her political...

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