Kieran Hebden — who goes by the name Four Tet — combines elements of free-jazz, dub, folk, EDM and house into warm, oddly emotional electronic music. The enigmatic British producer rarely participates in interviews, mostly letting his glitchy, fractured soundscapes speak for themselves.
Stephen Malkmus, 47, has now made six records with the Jicks — more than he did with his previous band, influential indie-rockers Pavement. He headlines the Black Cat on Friday in support of the Jicks' latest album, January’s “Wig Out at Jagbags.”
Laughter, the saying goes, is the best medicine. And even if it isn’t strong enough for a cure, it might help you understand the root of your sickness. That’s director Michael Dove’s goal for Forum Theatre’s "Pluto."
Whenever I think of Harold Ramis, who died Monday at age 69, his role in 2007’s “Knocked Up” springs to mind. Playing father to Seth Rogen, a manchild who is about to become a dad with a woman he barely knows, the sardonic Ramis dispenses sage, genuinely warm wisdom.