Lambchop embraces electronica? Sure, why not.

In advance of their Boston show, the Nashville band’s Kurt Wagner talks about “FLOTUS,” the new album that incorporates vocal processing, beats, and programming.

Drake (pictured at a Toronto performance in October) unveiled the 22-song project “More Life” on his OVO Radio program Saturday.

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Drake cedes spotlight, reaps benefits on ambitious ‘More Life’

The rapper’s 22-song release is startling for its scope, segueing from trap to dancehall to Afrobeat and London grime with hyper-efficient versatility.

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Thanks to Spotify, our musical tastes can be shaped around attitudes, not just genres

Ty Burr examines how the streaming service transformed not only the way he listens to popular music, but the kinds of music and artists he listens to.

The Dropkick Murphys at House of Blues.


The Weekender: Irish kicks, elder punks, and political jokes

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

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Bob Dylan’s in good voice, if not The Voice, on ‘Triplicate’

Three discs of Sinatra covers may be too much of a good thing, but listeners may be surprised at how well these intimate arrangements suit Dylan.

Reaching into the past for a sonic experience

Recapturing original orchestral sounds is integral to the mission of the period instrument ensemble Grand Harmonie.


An adventurous composer and his ‘Hipocondrie’

The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin plans an all-Baroque program featuring the seemingly modern-titled “Hipocondrie,” by the perenially modern-seeming Jan Dismas Zelenka.

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At the Sinclair, Alina Baraz casts a dreamy, sensuous spell

For her sold-out show, the chillwave chanteuse explored nearly the entirety of her slim discography in an hourlong show.

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’90s rockers band together to support ACLU

Saturday’s show at the Paradise featured Boston’s brightest lights from that era, and they proved they still have a lot to say.

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Chuck Berry, legend who formed the bedrock of rock ’n’ roll, dies at 90

How influential was Mr. Berry? John Lennon stated, “If you tried to give rock ’n’ roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’ ’’

Bernard Haitink and the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform Haydn’s Symphony No. 60.

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Bernard Haitink leads BSO in an evening of contrasts

Thursday night, the veteran conductor’s manner was deliberate and subtle, with no gesture wasted as he let the music speak for itself.


A new blood donor center, a student STEM workshop, a jewelry class, and a concert

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Carson Moody (left), Amy Garapic, and Matt Evans of the all-percussion trio Tigue.

Trio gets a bang out of, well, pretty much anything

The conservatory-trained members of Tigue create their hypnotic sound through an array of percussion instruments and oddball objects.

Alexander Ekman’s “Cacti” is part of a Boston Ballet triple bill from March 23-April 2 at the Boston Opera House.

The Ticket: Music, theater, dance, art, and more

This week’s picks for concerts, plays, performances, exhibitions, and more.

Mr. Burke’s club was named best neighborhood bar by Boston magazine in 1990.

Ed Burke, 76, longtime owner of Mission Hill nightclub

Mr. Burke, whose namesake club was named best neighborhood bar by Boston magazine in 1990, died of congestive heart failure March 9.

From left: Still Dreaming jazz quartet members Brian Blade, Ron Miles, Scott Colley, and Joshua Redman.

Joshua Redman shapes his father’s Dreams into his own

The saxophonist has assembled a quartet that is part homage to Dewey Redman’s Old and New Dreams, and part fresh exploration.

The Dropkick Murphys opened a sold-out, three-night St. Patrick’s Day run at the House of Blues on Wednesday.

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An opening salvo from the Dropkick Murphys

On Wednesday, the band roared through the first of a five-night run of St. Patrick’s Day shows.


Andris Nelsons to speak at Harvard

The April 11 event will be open to the public.

Evan Dando will play at the Boston ACLU show.

Belly, Juliana Hatfield, Nada Surf, and others band together for the ACLU

The show features musicians taking a stand against the Trump administration.

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Album review: Laura Marling, ‘Semper Femina’

Her sixth album, ‘‘Semper Femina,’’ contains nine exceptional songs of vulnerability, bursting with femininity and passion.

Amelia LeClair leads Cappella Clausura in rehearsal for “A Caravan of Song.”

Cappella Clausura shines light on forgotten female composers

As a student, Amelia LeClair was told women couldn’t compose. Now it’s her mission to unearth and present female composers with the vocal ensemble Cappella Clausura.

Snoop Dogg at an awards show in 2016.

Snoop Dogg ‘shoots’ ‘Ronald Klump’ in new video about police brutality and the travel ban

The 45-year-old rapper told Billboard that he wanted to make ‘‘a song that was not controversial but real - real to the voice of the people who don’t have a voice.’’

A solo sojourn to Cambridge reconnects O’Donovan to her roots

The Newton native and Americana artist returns for a show Friday at Sanders Theatre, on a double-bill with Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge.

Dolly Parton, pictured at January’s Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.


Dolly Parton fund helps 921 who lost homes in wildfires

The country legend’s My People Fund has issued monthly checks to people who lost their homes in deadly fires that ravaged East Tennessee last year.

Ben Bliss as Tom Rakewell in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of “The Rake’s Progress.”

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Powerhouse cast lifts BLO ‘Rake’s Progress’

The production of Stravinsky’s opera is a stunning experience visually and vocally, except for the considerable distraction of the addition of the composer as a character.

Boston Baroque concertmaster Christina Day Martinson performed Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber’s full “Mystery” Sonatas at Jordan Hall.

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A violinist’s sublime pilgrimage through Biber mysteries

Christina Day Martinson astounded in a performance of the full cycle of Biber’s cerebral and visceral “Mystery” Sonatas.

Ms. Sledge (second from left) posed with, from left, her niece Camille, producer Rodney Jerkins, and her cousin Amber.

Joni Sledge, 60, member of Sister Sledge

Ms. Sledge, with her sisters, recorded the enduring dance anthem ‘‘We Are Family.’’

From left: Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins, Ramiro Torres, and Melissa Eannuzzo broadcast Hot 96.9’s Ramiro, Pebbles, Melissa, and Wiggy morning show.

Hot 96.9’s morning show rises to the top – and stays there

Years after a morning radio shakeup in Boston, Hot 96.9 wins the battle against Jam’n 94.5.

Guest conductor Sakari Oramo led pianist Kirill Gerstein and the Boston Symphony Orchestra Friday at Symphony Hall.

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Sakari Oramo and Kirill Gerstein triumph at the BSO

Jean Sibelius and Ferruccio Busoni were friends, not to mention drinking companions, so it was appropriate that they should share Friday’s BSO program.

James Carter performing at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Thursday night.


Jazzing up the Gardner

James Carter did a pop-up performance at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Thursday night.

Singer and actress Cher.

Cher on EGOT-ing, politicking and touring once more

At 70, Cher is back touring, with a dozen shows at the new MGM National Harbor in Maryland starting March 17.

Nicki Minaj, left, and Meek Mill.

Nicki Minaj addresses Remy Ma drama in new song ‘No Frauds’

Nicki Minaj has responded to Remy Ma’s harsh diss track in a new song featuring her label mates Drake and Lil Wayne.

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Five things to do, March 13-19

A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn, Redefining Dance & Disability, the Persian New Year Festival, and more.


A concert, a children’s puppet show, and a comedy fund-raiser

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Tom Scholz of the band Boston on stage as the band marked its 40th anniversary with a sold-out concert at the Wang in August 2016.


Mayor Walsh sends birthday wishes to Boston rocker

Tom Scholz’s real name is Donald? Apparently so.

Composer Erik Satie


Satie and Latour, a Parisian friendship of free spirits

Inspiration went both ways between Erik Satie, the inventively eccentric French composer, and Patrice Contamine de Latour, a Spanish-born poet.

Singer-songwriter Jens Lekman crafts his tunes from life’s small moments.


For songwriter Jens Lekman, the small stuff matters

The Swedish singer-songwriter burrows into life’s details to reflect on broader meanings. He comes to Brighton Music Hall Wednesday.

Dropkick Murphys play several shows in Boston this week.

The Ticket: Music, theater, dance, art, and more

Concerts, plays, performances, exhibitions, and other events and activities in the area this week.

Fred Weintraub, 88, who showcased future greats at the Bitter End

The New York impresario advanced the careers of dozens of fledgling singers and comedians at his coffeehouse.

Sting (pictured last month in Vancouver) recounted his history of performing in Boston during his show Wednesday at the House of Blues.

Music Review

Sting is sharp as ever at House of Blues

Aided by his still-undimmed reedy tenor, the singer brought plenty of energy to a sold-out set.

A scene from the movie “Kong: Skull Island.”


The Weekender: Giant apes, little geniuses, and local folk heroes

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Sarah Jarosz performs in Northampton Saturday and in Fall River March 16.


Young Americana from an old soul

Jarosz, a New England Conservatory grad, returns to Massachusetts for two shows after winning two Grammys.

Cast members rehearse Boston Lyric Opera’s production of Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress” at the Cutler Majestic Theater.

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BLO’s ‘Rake’s Progress’ puts Stravinsky onstage, literally

In a daring conceit, a character has been added to the opera’s cast: the composer himself.

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From The Shins, playful chords and true confessions

“Heartworms,” the band’s first album in five years, puts them back on familiar turf — and that’s a good thing.

Composer Julian Grant (center left) and librettist Mark Campbell (center right) after a January performance of “The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare” in New York.

With a world premiere, Boston Lyric Opera’s 2017-18 season cuts deep

The opera company’s next season features the world premiere of a new work by composer Julian Grant as well as works by Puccini, Weill, and Bernstein.

Amy, Nina, and Jill Totenberg view the stolen Stradivarius violin belonging to their late father, renowned violinist Roman Totenberg, at a news conference in August 2015.


Stradivarius stolen at Longy School to be played for the first time since heist

The instrument robbed from Roman Totenberg in 1980 will be played Monday by his protege Mira Wang at a private club in Manhattan.

Tim Kingsbury

As a solo performer, a new identity for Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury

Under the stage name Sam Patch, he will play Great Scott Thursday.

Streamers filled the air after Boston investment firm Eaton Vance announced it has signed on to sponsor the Boston Pops July 4th concert on the Esplanade for three years.

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Yes, the Fourth of July gala will go on

Investment firm Eaton Vance stepped up to be the presenting sponsor after corporate support for the beloved four-decade tradition on the Esplanade dried up.

Gary Burton performs at the Berklee Performance Center on Sunday.

Music Review

In Gary Burton’s Berklee farewell, nothing but good vibes

The jazz great returned to Berklee with a masterful performance.

Mr. Page spoke in 2014 during an event in New York.

Tommy Page, 46, former pop star and veteran music executive

Mr. Page recorded nine studio albums and had a No. 1 hit in 1990 with “I’ll Be Your Everything.”