The band pulls the album together as a cohesive whole by giving its full weight to two of its stylistic strengths: percussion and hooks.
Even though her youthful soprano has developed into an aching alto in modern maturity, Orton’s voice and her music are still unerringly beautiful.
This month brings a wide range of unmissable events from across the musical spectrum.
It’s been twenty-seven years since Maestro Christian Thielemann has conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Here he discusses Chicago, Bruckner, Wagner and the future of the CSO after Riccardo Muti.
There’s a lot of straight-up fun to be had, but the album’s lyrics deal deftly and ingeniously with concepts like desire, loss and illusion.
The past two-and-a-half years pushed some musicians to find inspiration in isolation. Evanston’s Airan Wright has pushed himself a little farther than most.
The nineteen tracks provide as comprehensive an introduction to this staggeringly smart, audaciously witty and ferociously musical duo as anyone could ask for.
The B52s, Renee Fleming and the Sinatra of flamenco, all in one month.
Age is an issue with punk. Billy Bragg notes he saw a bunch of sixty-year-old skinheads trying to look leery. They were the first skinheads he could outrun.
Don’t let these key upcoming performances slip by you.