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Eric Lindell’s music resonates with retro-artistry and emotion

Aug 21, 2014

Simplicity is the key to Eric Lindell’s music.

The word surfaced several times during a phone call with the affable singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica ace, who performs with his four-piece band at Harlow’s on Tuesday night.

It also echoes throughout his genre-blurring “Indian Summer” album that...

Bill Medley still righteous after all these years

Jul 31, 2014

In the 1960s, the term “blue-eyed soul” emerged in reference to white artists performing and recording soul music and rhythm and blues. The Righteous Brothers became its most famous embodiment. And their soulful “wall of sound” ballad, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” produced by Phil Spector in 1964, was hailed in 1999 by Broadcast...

Music: For Dean Torrence, surf’s always up

Jun 26, 2014

Before becoming the vocal surf music sensation known as Jan & Dean in the early 1960s and churning out such classics as “Surf City” and “Dead Man’s Curve,” William Jan Berry and Dean Ormsby Torrence used to sing doo wop together in the locker room shower.

Berry, who died in March...

Sacramento Music Festival: New Orleans’ Meschiya Lake will perform

May 15, 2014
Sacramento Music Festival: New Orleans’ Meschiya Lake will perform


From New Orleans and bringing some of its sounds, Meschiya Lake and the Lil’ Big Horns will be at the Sacramento Music Festival.

Meschiya Lake and the Lil’ Big Horns will be splashing the rhythms, sounds and sonic sensuality of the Big Easy all over this year’s Sacramento Music Festival.

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John Lennon’s music was just right, eventually, for Bill Frisell

May 8, 2014
John Lennon’s music was just right, eventually, for Bill Frisell


Bill Frisell remembers seeing the Beatles on TV when he was 13.

Happenstance has played an integral part in guitarist Bill Frisell’s 50-year trajectory through jazz, Americana, rock, folk, country, classical, experimental soundscapes, soundtracks and beyond.

Take, for example, his performance of “All We Are Saying: The...

Music: Hits and rarities on replay with Pink Floyd Experience

Mar 20, 2014
Music: Hits and rarities on replay with Pink Floyd Experience


The Pink Floyd Experience returns to the Harris Center on Sunday with a set list that should please serious fans.

The 12-foot pig flies again Sunday at Folsom’s Harris Center when the Pink Floyd Experience returns after three years of touring, offering a retooled artistic embrace of one of the...

Music: Wailers honor Bob Marley with ‘Legend’ performance

Mar 13, 2014
Music: Wailers honor Bob Marley with ‘Legend’ performance


The Wailers play Sacramento’s Ace of Spades on March 20.

“Best of” albums released in 1984 included collections by Gil Scott-Heron, Herman’s Hermits, the Moody Blues, Parliament, Art Garfunkel, Dottie West, the Sugarhill Gang and a posthumous release of Bob Marley singles called “Legend.”

With songs recorded...

Music: Sangam is sounds of inclusion

Mar 6, 2014
Music: Sangam is sounds of inclusion


Sangam features, from left, Zakir Hussain, Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland. They perform Friday at the Mondavi Center.

Sangam, the organic, exhilarating project of multi-instrumentalist Charles Lloyd, tabla master Zakir Hussain and drummer Eric Harland, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Its inclusion tonight in the Crossings series at the...

Two a cappella group sensations in region this weekend

Feb 14, 2014
Two a cappella group sensations in region this weekend


The King’s Singers are, from left, David Hurley (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone) and Jonathan Howard (bass). They perform tonight at UC Davis.

The King’s Singers and Sweet Honey in the Rock are two globetrotting, Grammy Award-winning vocal groups. Both are known...

Music: Irish Rovers bring 50th anniversary tour to Sacramento

Jan 30, 2014
Music: Irish Rovers bring 50th anniversary tour to Sacramento


The Irish Rovers, whose George Millar co-founded the band, will perform at the Crest on Saturday.

The Irish Rovers hold an interesting distinction in pop-music history. In the late 1960s, the band had a hit with Shel Silverstein’s “The Unicorn,” perhaps the most happy-go-lucky sing-along ever committed to vinyl about...

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