Music in the Time of Crisis

Music in the Time of Crisis

(March 23, 2017) Every year it's harder to tell the next generation borrowing money for college is a good idea. Tuitions are on the rise — imagine them ever going down! — and...

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Don't Let Me Fall

(March 16, 2017) It's one of those great weekends where we have a chance to hear one of our hardworking local bands draw a line in the musical sand and commit its work...

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The Substitute

(March 9, 2017) One of the many things in life that make me feel overwhelming guilt is the fact that I don't make it out to many shows these days. (I won't spend...

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The Rebel Incubator

(March 2, 2017) June 12, 2003 should be a local holiday. On this day, a raucous and deafening cultural event took place, the immediate effects of which have been overshadowed by the...

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The Youngest

(February 23, 2017) As an independant musician (i.e. poor) I'm always rooting for the underdog. The unknown songwriter struggling to afford coffee in the morning. The musician who has fully let down...

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Balance in the Force

(February 16, 2017) Beatles or Stones? It's a silly question that's at least 50 years old. My wife answered "The Beatles" without hesitating. Yet it's one that haunts many of us music...

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Arts! Arcata and Beyond

(February 9, 2017) Friday Arts! Arcata gets us into our weekend and although I'm checking out the weather forecast here more than 20 minutes in advance, it looks like we should have a...

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The Keepers of Jewels, Run the World

(February 2, 2017) Although we live in an age of alternative facts, I can't sit here and lie to you and say that I'm a big fan of rap music. I'm not one...

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Come Together

(January 26, 2017) Somewhere and some time ago, I remember hearing the idea posited that music had the power, if we'd only let it, to stop war and aggression. It was phrased a...

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To Our Health

(January 19, 2017) To be healthy, wealthy and wise. Now not many folks know this, but music can help us achieve two of those goals, and I'll give you a half-second to ponder...

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For Two Nights Only!

(January 12, 2017) Thursday If you've been holed up since New Year's trying to stay dry through our winter storms, you've got a full weekend of events to check out. You can...

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Watch Sara Bareilles' Oscar Performance

(March 4, 2017) There were some moving speeches and emotional twists at the Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, including Sara Bareilles' moving rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now," performed during the...

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