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Montreal Jazz Festival 2010

Parsing the State of the Genre The Montreal Jazz Festival has promoted some dubious headliners this year — Steve Miller Band and The Moody Blues, take a bow — but not all is lost. Those curious about the state of jazz and improvised music could still catch an impressive cross-section of progressive-minded acts. Culled by […]

David Byrne in Concert

The very existence of Byrne and Eno’s reunion album, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, is cause for rejoicing, and the “Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno” tour, which introduces the new album and delves into the earlier work, even more so. Even though Eno is loath to tour these days, Byrne and his 10-piece crew (four instrumentalists, three backing singers and three dancers) are more than capable of breathing new life into the duo’s studio concoctions.

Paul McCartney Live

How fortunate we are that the most successful songwriter in pop history is also one of the best. In an age when faceless producers sonically engineer chart-topping songs for series of one-hit wonders, Paul McCartney has a rare mix of universal accessibility and unmistakeable personality.