What Are Prospect's Prospects?

[Updated] When’s the last time you heard of people jumping the fence to see art? Prospect.3 has passed almost unnoticed—it closes this weekend—while Exihibit Be got word of mouth and was so packed for its final day Monday that people who were shut out found their own way in. It helped, to be fair, that Dead Prez and Erykah Badu gave the final weekend of Exhibit Be a little extra juice.

Last Night: Shovels and Rope Rein in Rock Music

Before rock musicians began turning up their amplifiers as loud as they could and roaring into microphones, there was something like what Charleston, South Carolina two-piece Shovels and Rope have. Take a subtle, grungy guitar tone, pair it with a kick drum and snare, and you’ve got the simple framework for married couple Michael Trent’s low croon and Cary Ann Hearst’s sweet, Southern voice to harmonize.

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