Jay Murphy has played in bands of all kinds, styles and genres. His latest project finds him channeling all of those configurations as the one-man mastermind of electronic dance entity Up Until Now.
Armed with keyboard, guitar and a collection of computers and portable production gear, Up Until Now turns any venue into a dance hall. Including The Basement, where UUN plays Thursday, Jan. 9.
Tickets are $10. Visit promowestlive.com.
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is busy this second weekend of January, starting with a Masterworks program featuring Bruckner's Symphony No. 9, Messiaen's Les offrandes oubliees and Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.
The latter will be presented with the help of pianist Benedetto Lupo, with whom music director Jean-Marie Zeitouni has worked on the Ravel piece in the past and who told The Beat: "I said to him 'We gotta do this in Columbus.' "
These concerts will be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11, at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets start at $25.
On Sunday, Jan. 12, Albert-George Schram conducts the CSO in a Concert for Kids featuring Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf in the Capitol Theatre. Composed specifically to cultivate the musical interests of young children, the piece employs different musical instruments as characters in the story.
Pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8/$12.
Back by popular demand is CATCO's production of Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits: Vol. 1, which runs Jan. 10-26 at the Riffe Center Studio Three Theatre.
No Broadway hit is sacred in Forbidden Broadway, as the revue slices and dices everything from Les Miserables to Mamma Mia!, and, of course, both Wicked and The Wizard of Oz.
Tickets are $35. Visit catco.org.
Southern rock madman Shooter Jennings and his band will tear up (figuratively) the Park Street Saloon Saturday, Jan. 11.
Sons of Anarchy fans will recognize his Wild & Lonesome, a track from his new record, The Other Life, which debuted on the FX series. The record's first official single was The White Trash Song.
Waymore's Outlaws will open. Tickets are $20. Visit ticketweb.com.
What could be more filling than a Gospel Brunch with jazz violinist Christian Howes and keyboardist Bobby Floyd?
Tasty music from these longtime home-grown collaborators and, for $10 more, a tasty meal.
CityMusic presents this show Sunday, Jan. 12, at Via Vecchia Winery. Visit citymusiccolumbus.org.
Aussie indie-pop siren Betty Who brings her infectious, shimmering hooks to the Rumba Cafe Tuesday, Jan. 14.
The songs on her debut EP, The Movement, produce just that, courtesy of a litany of irresistible dance beats. She's hard at work on new material, but is on the road in the meantime. Her local show features opener Bella Ruse.
Tickets are $10/$12. Visit bencopresents.com.
Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout are rock stars. No kidding. They play it loud and shout it out.
Just try to keep your preschooler in his or her seat (yourself, too) when Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band hits the stage.
Which it will do Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Palace Theatre, where your family can sing along with A Friend Like You, Bananas and, of course, Just Like a Rockstar.
Tickets are $40/$30. Visit capa.com.
Luke Bryan is smart.
He writes what he knows, but he also knows that Nashville biz likes quasi-tonk country-rock, full of slide guitar, fiddles and lots of resonating cliches. Have you heard That's My Kind of Night? Of course you have -- it's the one about the truck and beer and corn-fields.
Did we mention he's smart? He's headlining arenas, for Pete's sake, including the Schottenstein Center on Thursday, Jan. 16. Lee Brice and Cole Swindell open.
Tickets are $59.75/$39.75. Visit schottensteincenter.com.
Is there a more signature Motown sound than that of The Temptations?
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers visit New Albany's Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts on Thursday, Jan. 16. Tickets start at $42.50. Visit mccoycenter.org.
Ukulele minstrel Amanda Shires is as intelligent as she is charming, her music as literate as it is captivating. How a Western swing fiddler (Bob Wills' Texas Playboys and former Jason Isbell band member -- now he's her husband) became a backroads troubadour with a bent toward the dark side is a story you may need to hear in person, say Thursday, Jan. 16, at Skully's.
Shires will share the bill with The Felice Brothers.
Tickets are $15/$18. Visit skullys.org.