The multiple-threat (singer, songwriter, guitarist) indie-pop-rocker tours her gorgeously iconoclastic new album, “Masseduction.”
THE WAR AND TREATY
Individually, Tonya Blount and Michael Trotter, Jr. are two of the most compelling voices in gospel-tinged roots rock. Together, you’d swear they could raise the dead.
It might be forty, fifty years since we’ve had an R&B falsetto as purely, thrillingly seductive as this one. Just sit back and be ravished.
The bravura experimental trio goes all-in for an audacious, often hair-raising exploration of Angelo Badalamenti’s score for David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks.”
Singer-guitarist Fish has the gut-ripping chops of the great bluesmen, and the casual bad-girl insouciance of the women who drove them to the blues in the first place.
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.