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  • Sexy Opera

    Sexy Opera
    It’s getting hot in a practice room at Peabody Institute—and loud. There are 12 people packed against the walls, with a pianist sweating over the keys as six opera singers belt away, their melodic lines weaving in and out of each other. Blair Skinner, a Ph.D. student in orchestral conducting, stands next to the piano and conducts the singers, mouthing along certain lines and motioning for them to crescendo or decrescendo.
  • Debussy Riot

    Debussy Riot
    A few years ago, I saw Ben Folds perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. It wasn’t the first time Folds has played with an orchestra—far from it: He’s been performing with orchestras around the world since 2002, using world-class...

    The King and I

    The King and I
    Buzz Osborne goes silent right after I ask him a question, and the duration of the pause makes me wonder if he's pulled the phone away from his ear to look at it as if it were a dachshund. The Melvins singer/guitarist/majordomo known as "King Buzzo" is...

    Smarter Than Y'all Think We Are

    Smarter Than Y'all Think We Are
    This is some white-boy shit. A bunch of shirtless dudes crowd the Ottobar stage. One in coveralls bangs on a bass, another taps a whiskey bottle like a cowbell, and a big fella scrapes at a washboard hanging from a chain around his neck. Somebody in...

    60 Seconds In Heaven

    60 Seconds In Heaven
    One of the dependable pleasures of visiting the True Vine Record store in Hampden is discovering what musical oddity is playing on the in-house speakers—especially when Jason Willett is behind the store's desk. A late Friday afternoon perusal of...