Indie pop’s reigning divo (and now opera composer) goes retrospective, covering every phase of his flamboyant career.
April 6 and 7
(Old Town School of Folk Music)
A not-to-be-missed chance to see British folk-rock’s reclusive elder statesman and Fairport Convention founder.
April 9 and 10
Fifty years after its release, the seminal British Invasion band celebrates its gorgeous, Sgt. Pepper-inspired album, “Odyssey and Oracle.”
April 13 and 14
ROOMFUL OF TEETH
(Logan Center for the Arts)
This a cappella ensemble astonishes by exploring the uncanny sonic and textural range of the human voice.
THE FLAMING LIPS
If alt-rock is our best counter to the alt-right, this band of fearless—and by now legendary—provocateurs are just what the current apocalyptic moment calls for.
Robert Rodi is an author, spoken-word performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers’ jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His literary and music criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and many other national and regional publications.