Thursday, July 18, 2024

Music

Coming to a venue near you soon

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  If you’re looking to listen to some live music, Mike Mok and the Em-Tones are on the Island for their summer visit, and this time they’re playing at several venues. You’ll have a chance...

Music appreciation

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The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS) has quite the lineup for summer 2023, with one hit after another coming in July. MVCMS board president Kim Baumhofer discussed the schedule of stellar performances. To begin,...

A little help from friends

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Acclaimed songwriters and musicians Kate Taylor, Chadwick Stokes, Willy Mason, Ben Taylor, John Forté, Rose Guerin, Isaac Taylor, Lexie Roth, and Jemima James will perform at the historic Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs on Friday,...

Hometown tunes

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The MVRHS class of 2006 no doubt had a slew of talented students, but one group of friends is still solidly together, collaborating on music, staying in touch, and hanging out whenever they can....

Master at work

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So, raise your hand if you’re a Jorma Kaukonen fan (I’m raising mine). I’ll be straight with you — I knew Jorma’s music with Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and some of his extensive solo...

Halperin brings the heat

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Peter Halperin has been a professional musician and songwriter since he was young. In the 1970s, Halperin was part of the folk scene, and by the time he was 17 years old, he was...

‘Sunday Morning and All That Jazz’

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“Sunday Morning and All That Jazz” with Dave Kish is a Vineyard institution on MVY Radio since the program’s inception some 26 years ago. Although Kish studied piano and guitar, played the drums, and...

Sounds of summer

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The Friends of M.V. Concert Series have announced the lineup for the summer of 2023 shows, including New Orleans funk legends and a pair of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. The summer concert series...

Livin’ la vida local

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Memorial Day Weekend, on Sunday afternoon, May 28, at 3 pm, Island-based band Workman Song will perform at Boston Calling. The band — with lead guitarist and vocalist Seán McMahon, front stage vocalist and...

Jam-packed

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A live music event at the Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs Saturday evening opened up a whole new world of possibilities for performances on-Island. The event is the brainchild of Island musician and music lover...

Vineyard voices

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It’s time to celebrate spring again as the Island Community Chorus (ICC) plans its concert. Founded in 1996, this beloved institution, some 70 voices strong, will perform at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown...

Not your mom’s piano lessons

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Adele Dreyer is well-known to Islanders for her delightful performances of piano classics and popular music in venues ranging from the Anchors to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, to the Cousen Rose art gallery...

Kemp Harris comes to the Island

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About five years ago, musician Kemp Harris made a trip to the Vineyard to perform before a modest wintertime crowd at the Pathways space in Chilmark. Now, for the first time since then, Harris...

And on vocals …

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  With the Jeremy Berlin Trio backing them, an A list of Island vocalists will have fun trying out a jazz-style performance at Pathways Arts at the Chilmark Tavern on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7...

A passionate player

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So, let's say you're a musician. You're passionate about what you play, how you play, why you play, and how it makes you feel when you play your music. Let's also say that you...

The Peace Ensemble plays music for the soul

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The all-star lineup of musicians who will be performing at the West Tisbury library on Saturday, Jan. 14, will be offering far more than a concert by world-class musicians. According to a press release,...

Western Mass. takeover at the Ritz

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The Island welcomes Prune, Sun Parade, Ruby Lou, and Lucy, some great bands out of Western Massachusetts, this weekend. The fun starts at 8 pm on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Ritz in Oak...

All that jazz

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Ray Fallon arrived on the Island to teach music at the Tisbury School four years ago, and as much as he enjoyed watching young students take up an instrument for the first time, Fallon...

A seasonal serenade

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A good many people, some 75 in fact, are putting a lot of work into bringing us what is sure to be a great deal of holiday cheer. The Island Community Chorus, founded in...

‘Back and Forth Across the Pond,’ a concert by Music Street musicians

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The West Tisbury library hosts an in-person concert featuring Music Street musicians  on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 4 pm. Music Street’s fall concert will showcase the great song tradition of Great Britain and America in...