Sunday, July 3, 2022

Mishka, Arrested Development, and Donavon Frankenreiter at Nectar’s

On the second track of Mishka's 2009 album Above the Bones, the international reggae sensation announces, "Here comes that train again.

OperaFest 2010 this Friday at Union Chapel

"Glitter and Be Gay" is considered among the most difficult arias to master.

Stan Strickland, Joel Harrison to play at Ocean Club

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Longtime friends, jazz musicians Stan Strickland and Joel Harrison, have been playing the occasional gig on the Vineyard since the early 80s.

025: Island band with deep roots, new sound

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025 sits comfortably together as laughter filters from one another this past Sunday morning.

Best Fest: Young, local musicians at Featherstone

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Hear Kahoots, Apollo Sunshine, Pierre, Belle and the Bees, Dukes County Love Affair, Colin Ruel, and DJ Pretty Ninja this Saturday afternoon at Featherstone Center for the Arts.

Bombshell Sound Agents dance to Justin Martin

Bombshell Sound Agents hosted its first official Hi Life Dance Party last Friday night at the Mediterranean.

Nectar’s announces season schedule

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Nectar's begins its second season under the management group that launched Nectar's in Burlington, Vermont more than 30 years ago.

Interview with Dukes County Love Affair

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Late Sunday afternoon brought windy weather and the sounds of bleating sheep outside Dukes County Love Affair's studio in Lambert's Cove.

Klezmer at Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

The Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center (MVHC) hosted a concert last Sunday with Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer, the Strauss/Warschauer duo, who play Eastern European Jewish music.

Che’s Lounge closes

Che's Lounge, the beloved coffeehouse that was tucked away in the alleyway on Main Street in Vineyard Haven, closed on Monday due to financial difficulties.

Vineyard Playhouse Coffeehouse

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This weekend the Vineyard Playhouse will play host to a couple of very talented and engaging female singer/songwriters, one — an import from Boston — on the forefront of the folk rock circuit and the other, an Island girl who is poised to make her mark on the scene with the release of a powerful debut CD.

Not just a 1 Night Stand

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How many bands are there in the United States at any given minute? How many of them are any good? Probably more than is worth counting.

Minnesingers Spring Show

It was indeed An American Celebration this past weekend, when the Minnesingers performed two concerts at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's Performing Arts Center.

WVVY airs it out

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Community radio has survived on the Island and now it's poised to thrive.

Island Community Chorus performs this weekend

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The Island Community Chorus got an unexpected gift of time when, just weeks into this rehearsal season, the Martha's Vineyard Hospital rescheduled its grand opening for the weekend of April 10 and 11.

Island musicians pay tribute to Neil Young

Chappaquiddick musician and songwriter Kevin Keady joins several other Island musicians in a tribute to Neil Young at The Wharf.

Jemima James and Dan Waters perform April 9

With her warm, truth-telling voice and her 60s-era Gibson Hummingbird guitar, singer-songwriter Jemima James is a cornerstone of the Vineyard folk-music scene.

On the go

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Ok, so it's January on Martha's Vineyard. Post-holiday blues. Patriots choked against the Ravens, so no playoffs. Opening Day at Fenway is months away. What to do now? You'd be surprised what's out there...