Local Current Blog

October 3, 2016

Review and photos: Brian Wilson brings ‘Pet Sounds’ to the Orpheum Theatre

It feels like rock ‘n’ roll isn’t supposed to be played at the Orpheum Theatre. Lush, multileveled seating, ornate ornamentation in private box seats, and a dramatic proscenium stage make a setting more fitting for an orchestra than time-honored rock musicians. On Sunday, Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson brought both, on a tour celebrating the 50th anniversary […]

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Calculating “22, A Million”: Bon Iver by the numbers

Numbers have been hugely important to Justin Vernon, writes Trever Hagen in a Bon Iver bio-turned-intimate-letter, and none has been so pivotal as 22. “22 stands for Justin,” Hagen says. “The number’s recurrence in his life has become a meaningful pattern through encounter and recognition.” It’s duality; it’s familiarity; it’s religion. In writing about 22, A […]

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