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In the heart of downtown Oak Bluffs, above the printing shop owned by his family on Circuit Avenue, Phil daRosa has been recording, mixing, and producing music for all kinds of Island musicians at...

Saved by the button

On March 26, Drew Cole teamed up with his “Voice” co-star Miya Bass to sing a duet of Bob Dylan’s soulful classic, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door." Both singers are part of Adam Levine’s team...

New jazz and lounge night at Mikado Asian Bistro

The lounge version of the Devolvers band performs this coming Saturday evening, April 7, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Mikado Asian Bistro in Vineyard Haven. The band includes Annie Cook on vocals, Slim...

Making music with Jameison Sennot

Jameison Sennot is a serious musician, and one of the nicest people ever. He plays both electric and upright bass, guitar, and some piano. You may know him as the guy at Stop &...

A conversation with Kate Taylor before her 47th annual Island show

Few people have more Island cred than Kate Taylor. She and her brothers Alex, Livingston, Hugh, and James spent summers here since they were kids in the ’50s and ’60s, and Hugh, who owns...

Harlem String Quartet features Cuban pianist with Vineyard connection

Classical/jazz fusion with a Cuban twist takes the stage as the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society presents the Harlem String Quartet with special guest pianist Aldo López-Gavilán, direct from Cuba, at 8 pm on...

Nanauwe Vanderhoop has a voice that belies her age

Nanauwe Vanderhoop’s voice is electric, angelic, soulful, and pure. Her performances are always impressive, and people say that she sounds like a pop star. She’s only 17 years old, and has been studying hard,...

WYOB reggae station has MVRHS students and Islanders jammin’

In a 10-by-10 office beside the Culinary Arts Dining Room in the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, students are simultaneously learning business and broadcasting, meanwhile bringing reggae station 105.5, WYOB-FM, to Island listeners. As business...

Folk duo will play at Port Hunter and the Ritz

Acoustic duo Haze and Dacey return to the Vineyard this summer. The pair are from Richmond, Va., and conclude their Northeast tour at the Port Hunter in Edgartown on Thursday, June 29, at 10...

Raising their voices

The doors were locked and the students and teachers had gone home, but there was a light in the Performing Arts wing last week when the Martha’s Vineyard Children’s Chorus rehearsed for its upcoming...

How they found their groove

Dwight and Nicole are songwriters and performers of the kind of soul, blues, and R & B that speaks to you even when they’re playing and not singing. Their intensity is normally reserved for...

‘That's Entertainment’

Last April the Island Community Chorus (ICC) selected Brahms’ Requiem for their annual spring concert. This year, the 80-plus-strong chorus is going for something completely different. The concert, to be presented on Saturday, April 8,...

Master cellist Andres Vera shares the stage with student musicians

Thanks to the second annual Artist in Residency program hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS), dozens of Island student musicians studied with master cellist Andres Vera, and will join him on...

Music on Main Street

Musicians, performers, family, and friends gather on Main Street in Vineyard Haven every other Tuesday for Island Music's open mic night. Performers are encouraged to share two songs with a general audience of peers,...

Pathways hosts a ‘piano pig-out’

If the music of one piano can entirely envelop a room, just imagine the experience of three pianists playing simultaneously in an intimate space. That was the treat that brought a standing-room-only crowd to...

From Lake Wobegon Days to the Queen of Soul, summer concert series takes shape

Thanks to the Martha's Vineyard Concert Series, summer 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting season for music lovers. The confirmed lineup for the series' sophomore season, announced last week, will include shows...

A musical escape through ‘Reconciliation: Songs of Peace and Protest’

Looking for a late winter pick-me-up? Or a positive way to relieve some current-events-related anxiety? Visit the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse on Friday, March 17, for an evening of uplifting music in a program called...

A perfect storm of sight and sound

It’s arguable that not a single member of the sizable audience this past Monday night at the Performing Arts Center watched the show without a perpetually open jaw. A jaw that needed to be...

Island guitarist takes the world by storm

After performing for 1,500 hysterical fans in Zhuhai, China, Mike Kerr rushed offstage with his bandmates. FirstBourne, the Boston-based power metal group, was on an international tour in support of their 2016 debut album,...

Scottish Society Singers bring the Highlands to the Island

Scot or not, an upcoming program at the Edgartown library should appeal to anyone with a passion for traditional folk music or an interest in Scottish culture. On Saturday, March 11, the Scottish Society...