Brody Dalle’s triumphant return to rock has been a long time coming. The former Distillers frontwoman has been in and out of the public eye for years with musical projects since the band’s 2006 break up, including Spinnerette, a one-shot collaboration with former bandmate Tony Bevilacqua and Alain Johannes (Queens of The Stone Age/Eleven). While the songs on “Spinnerette” boasted some catchy hooks, there wasn’t much that stood out about it either. But with her impressive solo release “Diploid Love,” we hear a musical range that hadn’t been fully explored in Dalle’s previous bands. Case in point: the sparse, organ-driven “Parties For Prostitutes” is a dark reflection on broken trust. Distillers devotees will be pleased to hear that Dalle is as fierce as she’s ever been, but the time away has certainly refined and matured her creative voice. (Keidra Chaney)
July 26 at Bottom Lounge, 1375 West Lake, (312)666-6775. 9pm. $20. 17+.