The legendary singer-rapper-songwriter tours the twentieth anniversary of her groundbreaking—if not revolutionary—album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
NINE INCH NAILS
Thirty years on, the industrial giants are again essential listening. Their new album, “Bad Witch,” is the howling assault on societal decay that the Trump era demands.
TANK AND THE BANGAS
(Concord Music Hall)
After unanimously winning last year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest, this disarmingly fierce New Orleans funk-soul-hip-hop ensemble gives you a chance to hear them live.
(Old Town School)
The gender-fluid Bosnian Serb singer specializes in Sevdalinka, the emotionally rich Bosnian folk music; his mesmerizing performances melt cultural boundaries.
THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND
The elder statesman jazz bassist rides herd over an ensemble of young players, and lends his groove and gravitas to their irrepressible energy.
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.