ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS
The former Led Zeppelin frontman tours his new album, “Carry Fire,” with his latest band, who are more than a match for his iconic howl.
PORTUGAL. THE MAN
This Alaskan band’s irresistibility is due in equal measure to its finely honed wit and the loveliness of frontman John Gourley’s high register.
Austin’s most soulful blues singer blends in just enough church to tinge raw regret with the promise of sweet salvation.
The ever-brash Scottish alt-rockers tour the tenth anniversary of their seminal second album, “The Midnight Organ Fight.”
EIGHTH BLACKBIRD AND AMADINDA
(Logan Center for the Arts)
Chicago’s bravura new music ensemble throws down with the Hungarian percussion group for an exhilarating anything-can-happen collaboration.
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.