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S. C. BACH returns for a very big spring concert on Sunday, March 25th: Explore the beauty and majesty of BACH!

S. C. BACH returns for a very big spring concert on Sunday, March 25th: Explore the beauty and majesty of BACH!

S.C. Bach returns for a very big spring concert on Sunday March 25 from 3:30-6pm at Christ Church in Greenville (Saturday 7-9:30pm at Wofford in Spartanburg). Artistic director and conductor David Rhyne offers us the beauty and majesty of Bach’s music yet again since his choir and instrumentalists were re-formed and rejuvenated when they started a new era in Greenville in 2014. Featuring heavenly full scale choir-oriented pieces as well as the amazing Trio Sonata instrumental chamber piece.

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Pianist, horn player, composer, and all-around musical disruptor DJANGO BATES brings back his Belovèd Trio with “The Study of Touch,” his ECM debut as a bandleader.

Pianist, horn player, composer, and all-around musical disruptor DJANGO BATES brings back his Belovèd Trio with “The Study of Touch,” his ECM debut as a bandleader.

As the album notes for The Study of Touch indicate, Bates had little interest in adding another piano trio to the jazz world but while teaching at the Copenhagen Rhythmic Music Academy in 2005 he came into contact with bassist Petter Eldh and drummer Peter Bruun and the Belovèd Trio was born. Their two previous albums Beloved Bird (2010) and Confirmation (2012), both on the Lost Marble label,

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BIG EARS 2018 is coming MARCH 22-25; once again, Knoxville blesses the world with a feast of extraordinary and ear opening musical happenings. Check out the lineup!

BIG EARS 2018 is coming MARCH 22-25; once again, Knoxville blesses the world with a feast of extraordinary and ear opening musical happenings. Check out the lineup!

“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire,” – Gustav Mahler. From 100+ spellbinding performances to rare film screenings, artist discussions to explorations of poetry and literature, art exhibitions to secret shows and pop-ups, Big Ears 2017 was filled to the brim with unique experiences. Revisit highlights from the 2017 festival below, and join us in the spring of 2018

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HORIZON mourns the untimely loss of TOM PETTY in the midst of an already sad week. But his music lives on, through his amazing records.

HORIZON mourns the untimely loss of TOM PETTY in the midst of an already sad week. But his music lives on, through his amazing records.

He took a Dylan-esque, Byrds-type rock & roll sound, tinged more than a little by his Florida Southern roots and the greatest American rock band EVER, and backed all of it up with an underlying uncompromising instinct & integrity in the art. Just Google the story of his fight with his record label about not raising the list price of his Hard Promises LP to $9.98 from $8.98. And find the story of his intense and loving defense of Roger McGuinn during a studio session.

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ECM Records has a stunning new series of releases that should have every jazz, classical and avant-garde music fan (including Mr. Gene) excited!

ECM Records has a stunning new series of releases that should have every jazz, classical and avant-garde music fan (including Mr. Gene) excited!

The Giovanni Guidi Trio plays jazz of uncommon originality and reflective depth. On their second ECM album, Italian pianist Guidi, US bassist Morgan, and Portuguese drummer Lobo continue the work begun on the 2011 recording City of Broken Dreams, with pensive, abstract ballads which shimmer with inner tension. Each of the players has a strong sense for the dialectics of sound and silence.

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Dan Bejar returns with DESTROYER’s followup to “Poison Season”; it’s a collection of lush, multi-layered pop called “ken” that recalls 2011’s breakthrough “Kaputt.”

Dan Bejar returns with DESTROYER’s followup to “Poison Season”; it’s a collection of lush, multi-layered pop called “ken” that recalls 2011’s breakthrough “Kaputt.”

Of his 12th studio album and its enigmatic title, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar offers the following: “Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for “The Wild Ones” (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was “Ken.” I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes.

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JERRY DOUGLAS BAND makes their expanded and beautific recorded debut on Jerry’s dynamite new album, “What If,” out on CD & LP NOW!

JERRY DOUGLAS BAND makes their expanded and beautific recorded debut on Jerry’s dynamite new album, “What If,” out on CD & LP NOW!

It’s hard to believe that finally, after over 40 years in the biz, after working with everyone from Paul Simon, James Taylor and Guy Clark to Elvis Costello, Derek Trucks and Dan Auerbach, not to mention virtually everyone in bluegrass from JD Crowe to Alison Krauss, and after releasing a dazzling catalog of solo projects, Jerry Douglas has never released a studio album featuring his namesake band. Until now, that is, with What If.

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DAVID RAWLINGS loses the machine and whips out POOR DAVID’S ALMANACK on his new album, out NOW from ACONY RECORDS on CD & vinyl LP!

DAVID RAWLINGS loses the machine and whips out POOR DAVID’S ALMANACK on his new album, out NOW from ACONY RECORDS on CD & vinyl LP!

For Poor David’s Almanack, Rawlings leaves the Dave Rawlings Machine moniker behind and serves up a wry mixture of acoustic and electric music rich in ageless American vernacular. The album of ten new songs was captured by studio wizards Ken Scott (Beatles, David Bowie) and Matt Andrews on analog tape during a week of sessions at legendary Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Rawlings and longtime compatriot Gillian Welch

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JOHN MORELAND brought the soulful acoustic heartbreak of his new album BIG BAD LUV to Horizon Records on his way to THE GREY EAGLE, and we were amazed and grateful.

JOHN MORELAND brought the soulful acoustic heartbreak of his new album BIG BAD LUV to Horizon Records on his way to THE GREY EAGLE, and we were amazed and grateful.

While Moreland isn’t exactly copping a rosy outlook on these songs, there is more of a positive vibe that’s in keeping with the upbeat music. “Old Wounds” doesn’t avoid talking about the hard times, but it also advises to “find the heaven following the hurt.” On “Salisaw Blue,” a noose hanging down from the sky is balanced out with a neon sign flashing out the album’s title phrase.

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The 20th anniversary of RADIOHEAD’s life-changing OK COMPUTER album is upon us, and the band has released an expanded package called OKNOTOK to celebrate.

The 20th anniversary of RADIOHEAD’s life-changing OK COMPUTER album is upon us, and the band has released an expanded package called OKNOTOK to celebrate.

Each release is newly remastered from the original analog tapes, and will contain the original OK COMPUTER twelve track album, eight B-sides, and the Radiohead completist’s dream: “I Promise,” “Lift,” and “Man Of War.” That’s right, the original studio recordings of these three previously unreleased and long sought after OK COMPUTER era tracks finally receive their first of official issue on OKNOTOK!

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