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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

The best live music this weekend

Catch the band The Strange, along with Mugslug, Petra and DJ Kaplan, at the Phoenix Theater on Friday, Jan. 13. The Strange are a...

Classical music to keep us warm this winter

There’s nothing like being in a warm concert hall on a cold winter afternoon or evening. Here, in chronological order, are what seem to...

Five SFF Books That Offer Unique Takes on Music

I define my relationship with books in much the same way I describe my relationship with music. Both are load-bearing pillars in the structure...

Hans Zimmer: 40 years of music for movies

Music in the background of a movie is often crucial to how we experience the film. In some cases, it can become as memorable...

The Sound Of 2023: The new artists changing heavy music

If there’s one thing we can be sure of after another annus mirabilis, it’s that the rock doesn’t stop. 2023 might still be in...

The Saving Country Music 2022 Album of the Year

Similar to the Song of the Year category in 2023, the top finalists for Saving Country Music’s Album of the Year were so close,...

Feed your soul: the 31-day classical music diet for January

For Observer readers, January’s cultural diet is now a habit: first literature, in 2020, then last year’s sequel, short films. The best way to...

Three Music Legends Collaborated on One Nintendo Game

FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM, CHROMATIC harmonies, and Marvel music aren’t words you’d use to describe the music in a Mario game. But then again, Mario +...

The 10 best local albums of 2022, according to our critics

Four of our critics weighed in on their favorite local albums from 2022. When you crowdsource a list like this, it can be hard...

Amazon adds music videos and more random ad-supported content to Fire TV

If you find yourself on the couch using one of Amazon’s Fire TV devices, you’re likely browsing through Prime Video, Netflix, HBO Max, or...

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