As conductor Laura Jackson conducted the Wintergreen Music Festival Orchestra the other night in the "Three Sky Interludes" from Amelia, my 2010 opera for the Seattle Opera, there were several times when she cued the players with what shall have been for a boxer a lethal uppercut.
Summer is almost gone, but here is a power trio of 2014 recordings that have heated up my Summer 2014 that I now warmly and even sweatily recommend to help keep your summer alive in the seasons to come.
Conceived in the early '90s by Jane's Addiction frontman/ heroin-chic style pioneer/actual heroin user Perry Farrell, the festival was originally comprised of mostly rock/alt rock/grunge bands, and it was pretty cool. I
It's August. One more month of freedom -- if that -- before all levels of schools begin again. One more month for jobs to give way to a precious week or two, or even a long weekend, of summertime. What live music shows will make you think summertime?
These instructions are directed at hardcore fans looking to optimize time in front of bands, not time spent in the VIP area or bar. Also for those of you heading to Coachella this weekend, this should serve a semi-schedule to follow to the extent you are looking to help map a trail.