The Early Interval, Dougie MacLean, We Were Promised Jetpacks and more join the KENTE Project in the latest Fab 10

The Early Interval, central Ohio's resident early music ensemble, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this season. So kudos are in order, in particular to co-founder and artistic director Ron Cook.
Part of that celebration is "Tristan's Harp and the Werewolf's Wife," a program of medieval music from France and England based on some of the tales of the renowned Marie de France. (Yes – a werewolf.)
The Early Interval will be joined by actors Mark Mann and Emily Bach for this program Friday, April 27, at Capital University's Mees Hall.
Tickets are $27/$22/$12. Visit

It's been nearly seven years since our last interview with Scottish songwriter Dougie MacLean, but we can still hear his voice in our mind, wise and thoughtful, lilting and song-like in speaking.
Among the things he told us was: "Both my mother and father's side were Gaelic-speaking. It's a very poetic language. It's in the psyche of Scots; we have our own kind of natural poetry."
So imagine his songs.
Or hear them live in concert Friday, April 27, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $30/$33. Visit

Hard to imagine songwriter Peter Bradley Adams composing stuff so gentle and serene from amid the bustle of New York City. Or maybe that's the perfect place to compel one to carve out a little tranquility and contemplation.
Adams plays Woodlands Tavern Friday, April 27. Tickets are $10. Visit

If you'd have told us, upon playing Eric Hutchinson's Sounds Like This record, that it was the latest from Jason Mraz or, say, Howie Day, we'd have believed you.
This is not a bad thing. Hutchinson knows from modern, quirky-but-engaging pop-rock. Check him out Friday, April 27, at the A&R Music Bar, with opener Anya Marina.
Tickets are $15. Visit promowest

A windswept and dusty-road Texas songwriter in the truest sense, Eric Taylor is a classic storyteller.
If you've not sifted through the legacy of Texas songwriters, you may yet know Taylor from his songs recorded by, among others, Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett.
Spend an evening with Taylor himself Friday, April 27, at the Red Door Tavern. Tickets are $15. Call 614- 937-6555.

From animated classics like The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, to classics like Mary Poppins to the Pirates of the Caribbean score, Disney movies have always been known for great music.
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, with Albert-George Schram on the podium, celebrates this music with "Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies," Saturday, April 28, at the Ohio Theatre.
The concert includes video clips and still cells and storyboard art.
Tickets are $68-$23. Visit

Whether We Were Promised Jetpacks is angry or wistful as regards the past's expected future we're not sure, but the Scottish indie-rock quartet's name earned it a top seed in The Beat's recent "Sweetest 16 Band Name" Bracket.
In our bracket preview, we opined that The Band's atmospheric and epic songs indicate a desire for world domination.
With openers Breton and Fort Lean, WWPJ plays Outland Live Sunday, April 29. Tickets are $12/$14. Visit

As summer, or at least warmer weather, rolls around, maybe it's time for catchy pop tunes like Hot Chelle Rae's Tonight Tonight to ascend the charts, taking over for the dance-floor stuff that's currently dominant.
Lo and behold, the Nashville-based quartet has a new record, Whatever, and is on tour, including a Sunday, April 29, show at the Newport Music Hall. Action Item and Electric Touch open.
Tickets are $13/$15. Visit promo

Is there a power-hipster category on modern pop music?
If so, that's where Oberhofer lives. When we first heard their stuff, we knew it was destined to be the stuff of TV ads and hour-long drama codas. Of course, it already had been, but we're used to being the last to know.
Check out Oberhofer Sunday, April 29, at The Basement, with opener Young Man. Tickets are $10/$12. Visit