All posts by Aaron Davis

  • A wave of top-notch talent hits town theaters and listening rooms this week. (Photo credit: TV on the Radio)
    MUSIC BOX: TV on the Radio: Imaginative as the name

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The formula of art + rock + soul = TV on the Radio—a beacon of light in a tidal wave of bands that don’t fit neatly into any one box. The Brooklyn quartet’s...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Sneaky Pete & The Secret Weapons
    MUSIC BOX: The Rendezvous Fest takeover

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – When the man behind the crime-spree song “The Road Goes on Forever (and the Party Never Ends)” tells you that he’s “had some killer times in Jackson” and “had the worst hangover of...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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    MUSIC BOX: March Radness at the Vill

    Even if powder days haven’t been stacked within our weekly schedule as of late, come early March there’s always reprieve with Music Under the Tram (March 7 – April 5) and the accompanying Rendezvous Fest (March 19...

    • Posted March 3, 2015
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  • One of the few late shows this winter at the Trap Bar will be a high-energy dance party with Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds this Thursday. (Photo credit: Sister Sparrow)
    MUSIC BOX: Dirty Birds late night at The Trap

    Soul queen Arleigh Kincheloe, a.k.a. Sister Sparrow, commands the stage with body language that is both sly and stirring, coupled with a boundless voice that draws you into her infectious smolder. Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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  • Rhythmic flare a la World’s Finest accompanies the mid-February flush of music offerings. (Photo credit: World’s Finest)
    MUSIC BOX: Everything under the Finest sun

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The first thing that comes to mind when a band unabashedly calls themselves World’s Finest is that they must think highly of themselves. Yet the first song on its Web site’s music player...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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    MUSIC BOX: Double da funk

      Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Is Turkuaz with Spiritual Rez the danciest, funkiest double-bill of the winter? Turkuaz is more than a funk band with a horn section. Think more David Byrne meets Sly & The Family...

    • Posted February 3, 2015
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  • The Ugly Valley Boys — Ryan Eastlyn and Braxton Brandenburg — have been playing The Trap Bar since 2010, a tradition they look forward to every year. PHOTO: UGLY VALLEY BOYS
    MUSIC BOX: Ugly Valley Boys make beautiful music

    Duo on tap at The Trap Vintage processes — whether they consist of a classic songwriting style, amplifying an electric guitar, or the blowing and bending of neon glass — are often developed from years of trial...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • Hailing from Leeds, England, The New Mastersounds got together in 1999. PHOTO: THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS
    MUSIC BOX: Go to Therapy with The New Mastersounds

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – With the utmost respect for the pocket, English funk/jazz-fusion quartet The New Mastersounds have persevered the U.S. tour circuit for a decade now. They garner a high-degree of respect within an instrumental framework,...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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  • PHOTO: Grammy-winning songwriter Marc Cohn makes his Jackson debut at the Center Theatre on Monday. PHOTO: MARC COHN
    MUSIC BOX: Soul pop standout

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Well-known for his 1991 adult contemporary hit “Walking in Memphis,” Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn has released five studio albums in his career. His most recent release, 2010’s Listening Booth: 1970 peaked at No....

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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  • Red Dirt and Texas country styles to fill the Tavern for uncommon double-bill with Boland & the Stragglers.
    MUSIC BOX: Boland & Canada: Rollin’ in the Red Dirt

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – If American Red Dirt and Texas Country are unfamiliar colors, leave it to Jason Boland & the Stragglers and Cody Canada & The Departed to offer you a keen introduction. The two frontmen...

    • Posted January 6, 2015
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