This week’s Wave

Trailer Park Boys perform today at Symphony Hall.

Here’s what you will find in this week’s Wave. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is the first time we’ve had the Trailer Park Boys sharing space with an opera. Duluth!

Wave and multimedia editor Jimmy Bellamy did a Q&A with Ricky of the Trailer Park Boys. He talks about the whole TPB phenomenon, keeping that improv feel to the show and his advice for trailer park supervisors.

Back in the 1950s, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” was an annual TV event. Lyric Opera of the North has the same vision for its production of the family-friendly, super accessible, less-than an hour long holiday-themed opera. The local company plans to alternate years playing in Duluth and touring.

Music reviewer Tony Bennett likes the new Equal Xchange EP. “While it’s definitely a vehicle for the words, the music is more important than it might be in most mechanical hip-hop. Dynamics are the main thing that is gained by having actual humans playing music in real time. The tracks can get loud and recede organically, tempos can be pushed and pulled, and the music becomes less about one person’s perspective.”

Best Bets include Nerd Nite 20, Snobarn’s Kickstarter kickoff, Sara Thomsen and Paula Pedersen’s CD release show and special screenings of “Psycho” to go along with “Hitchcock” at Zinema 2.

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The local production of “Amahl” gets a shout out on MPR’s Art Hounds.