Metalsmith Betty Jager has always done it her own way. WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN  Betty Jager grew up in Tacoma, Washington, with her mom, a teacher, and her dad, a construction worker, and three siblings (all older), framed by the ocean, mountains, and woods. They didn’t have a lot of

More than 60 years ago, a group of teenagers met in St. Albans and formed one of the most influential British rock groups in history: The Zombies. Four years after their 1964 chart-topping hit ‘She’s Not There’ made them a household name during the British Invasion, they released the seminal

Bringing “boss sounds to the twin towns” since 2006, The Prizefighters celebrate the release of their new long player Punch Up tonight at the Turf. For their third release on Jump Up! Records, the ska vets party tonight with Lumpy, Loser Magnet, and Of Two Lions, plus sets by DJ

An Opera Theatre proves opera isn’t a drag at all—and drag can hit the high notes, too. WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN  When you think spectacle, storytelling, and strong identity when it comes to defining or describing arts disciplines, you may think of opera. Or you might think of drag. But

Grace Potter kicks off this summer’s Sparkyard Sound Series at Bauhaus. The Vermont singer has wowed crowds over the past two decades with her band The Nocturnals, playing every major festival imaginable, and sharing the stage with a variety of legends, including the Stones, who she opened for in Minneapolis

You’ve heard of Weezer before, right? They’re kind of a big deal. Even if you’re a purist with no love for post-Pinkerton material, promotional material for the tour promises hits from all eras. They’ll be joined by equally lauded indie stars Modest Mouse and up-and-comers Momma. Don’t miss the boat!

Songwriter James McMurtry rolls into town at the Turf Club tonight. Fans of literate, Americana with a little grit will be right at home with McMurtry’s tunes, including those from 2021’s The Horses and the Hounds. Characteristically character-driven, the album finds McMurtry in fine form once again. Like fellow Texas

It’s not an illusion! Every second Tuesday of the month at Sisyphus Brewing and The Magic Underground host a magic open mic. All levels of amateurs, professionals, and hobbyists are welcome to come sign up and try out their newest trick. TUES 6/13, 7 PM, Free, All Ages

Krista Burton’s new book, Moby Dyke, explores: Where are the remaining lesbian bars—and what does it mean when lesbian bars disappear?  WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN  “Honestly, there is nothing like being a room full of people where you feel safe and completely comfortable to be your authentic self—and those spaces