RESPECTACLE

Oct. 1-30 RESPECTACLE The New BLK Gallery, 1213 Jones St. Opening reception Oct. 1, 6-10 p.m. FREE, 403.5619, thenewblk.com The New BLK makes a respectable spectacle with this exhibit featuring 11 local artists in photography, mixed media, painting, glass, sculpture and ceramics who haven’t formally exhibited together. From dynamic glass artist Julie Conway, to strangely […]

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Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band

Sept. 30 Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band Stir Concert Cove, Harrah’s Casino, 7:30 p.m., $30 ADV/$35 DOS, stircove.com Guitarist Derek Trucks and singer-songwriter Susan Tedeschi were called “the power blues-rock couple of this era,” by The Boston Herald. This husband and wife have racked up serious critical acclaim and fan attention with their respective […]

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Brave Combo

Sept. 30 Brave Combo New Lift Lounge, 4727 S. 96th St. 5:30 p.m., $12, 339.7170, brave.com/bo/ The thing is, most people don’t realize Brave Combo is a big deal. This for-lack-of-a-better-term polka band has been around since 1979. Hailing from Denton, Texas — a Dallas satellite with a much better music scene than you probably […]

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Coloring Outside The Lines

Cartoonists gather at KANEKO this week A bunch of cartoonists and gag writers will converge on KANEKO this weekend, but this time, no one will be calling security. The National Cartoonists Society North Central Chapter Conference takes place there this Saturday, Oct. 2. The weekend kicks off the night before with a KANEKO Great Minds […]

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Shock Jock

Blue Barn is ‘On The Air’ with Talk Radio at Downtown Space Talk Radio struck a timely chord when it was a Pulitzer-nominated play. It seems even more timely 22 years later as it opens at the Blue Barn’s Downtown Space. Then America had shock jocks like Howard Stern and liberal voices such as Alan […]

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Long Time Coming

Lovely, Still enjoys wide release When Martin Landau spins anecdotes about icons he’s worked with during a celebrated acting career, it is a Who’s Who of Hollywood. James Dean, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Joe Mankiewicz, Sidney Poitier, Steve McQueen, Jeff Bridges, Francis Ford Coppola, Angelica Huston, Claire Bloom, Woody Allen, Johnny […]

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Back Beat

* Not really sure what happened to September, but as I write this I’m being dragged kicking and screaming into October. I do love October, so full of colorful leaves, thick sweaters, pumpkins and warm, spiked beverages — I just don’t appreciate the time warp. Ah well, when in October, I suppose … Dundee’s 1020 […]

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Style Savvy

It has always been a firm belief of mine that models should be seen and not heard. Partly because them talking has often historically ended in catastrophe. Think: Naomi Campbell’s cell phone assaults or the now infamous Helena Christensen interview circa 1994 where she felt the need to incessantly rant about the importance of vegetarianism […]

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Retribution Gospel Choir

Sept. 29 Retribution Gospel Choir Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St., 9 p.m., $10, myspace.com/retributiongospelchoir With an upbeat, yet melodic and psychedelic medley, Retribution Gospel Choir adds to the ingenious consistency of great bands released by Sub Pop Records over the last three decades. With songs like “Hide It Away” and “Working Hard,” the three-piece outfit […]

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