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Lloyd Thayer

lloyd Thayer is a unique performer, the likes of which you won't see often. He plays all of his songs on a 1929 National tricone squareneck steel guitar with the instrument laying flat in his lap, fretted with a metal bar. His musicianship is superb and he is a sight to behold. lloyd is an underground legend from playing on the streets and in the subways of Boston, where his funky style is always sure to draw a crowd.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 20:00

Kirsten Opstad

Kirsten Opstad is a musician, improviser, and lighting designer based out of Somerville, MA. She constitutes one half of folk-punk sensation The Crazy Exes from Hell as well as one whole of the singer-songwriter Kirsten Opstad. Recent releases include: Keep Your Stupid Moon (CXFH 2011) and A Little Unhappy EP (2010). She wrote the music for the stage production of Ilene Fischer’s Girl Hopping and for San Francisco filmmaker Whit Scott’s upcoming film Rolled.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 15:30


Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back cosmologist, writer, science consultant and broadcaster MARCUS CHOWN. His new eye-popping book is SOLAR SYSTEM: A VISUAL EXPLORATION OF THE PLANTS, MOONS, AND OTHER HEAVENLY BODIES THAT ORBIT OUR SUN, abook based on the popular app for the  iPad,  Tune in tonight as explore the weird and wild moons of Jupiter and Saturn. We also will learn why Pluto was downgraded to a mere dwarf planet and take a mind-blowing trip descending through the atmosphere of Jupiter. “The great thing about the solar system is that it continually confounds our expectations.”

David Grover family show

David Grover spent many years as Arlo Guthrie’s lead guitar and Band leader playing for adults, but it wasn’t until he had a daughter that he found his true calling, playing for children and families. They have performed at the White House, opened the Goodwill Games, appeared on The Today Show and performed with the Detroit Symphony for their Youth Series and just played for the delegates of the United Nations who gleefully did the hand motions of Turn the World Around at the kickoff of International Year of Clean Water.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 10:30

Mieka Pauley, Leah Siegel opens

Mieka Pauley began as a solo artist in Boston. Her haunting voice and heartbreaking lyrics gained her more than a few fans, securing her bills with Citizen Cope, KT Tunstall, Natasha Bedingfield, Ben Kweller, Mason Jennings, John Legend, the Avett Brothers and many others. She won the first ever Starbucks Emerging Artist Award and the New York Songwriters Circle Songwriting Contest, and she was named Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun Fearless Female Rockstar of the Year.

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/13/2012 - 19:00

Ana Egge CD Release Show, Nathan Reich opens

Saskatchewan-born, Brooklyn-based folk troubadour Ana Egge isn’t your run-of-the-mill alternative-country singer. Using unique production and rock-based chord progressions, Egge has made a name for herself as a Gillian Welch figure with a rocker attitude, which once prompted Lucinda Williams to call her “the Nina Simone of folk.”

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/12/2012 - 20:00

Blame Sally

If you sense a slight incongruity in the title of Blame Sally’s Speeding Ticket and a Valentine, rest assured that it’s as purposeful as the life it describes is random. The album lifts its name from a line in the bridge of the hard- charging leadoff single, “Living Without You,” which describes a day, or maybe entire existence, that’s “sweet and sour at the same time - mink and a porcupine - speeding ticket and a valentine.” Clearly, this is a band that knows its oxymorons.

Event Date: 
Wed, 01/11/2012 - 20:00

Laura Cortese's Acoustic Project with .....

.....Hanneke Cassel, Natalie Haas and Mariel Vandersteel, Moishe Circus opens.

Event Date: 
Tue, 01/10/2012 - 20:00

Tiny Parham Part I

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Tonight Jazz Rhythm explores the musical landscape of Chicago pianist, composer and Bandleader Tiny Parham, who recorded over three dozen records between 1927 and 1930.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

Frank Gehry explores how architecture, like jazz, is a dynamic art that absorbs the times and culture it inhabits constantly reinventing itself while retaining its historic connection. In the second half of the show, Oscar winning actor (Best Actor, Amadeus) F. Murray Abraham discusses improvisation, spontaneity and jazz as great theater.


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