The first time I heard bassist, guitarist, and singer Tonina Saputo, her voice stopped me in my tracks—her delicate phrasing and heart-wrenching poignancy brought Billie Holiday to mind, except that she was singing in Spanish as well as English. The song was a cover of “Historia de un Amor,” a torchy Panamanian bolero written in […]
With their new album Death Song this heady psychedelic Texas band finally acknowledge in full their inspiration—“The Black Angel’s Death Song” from The Velvet Underground & Nico—which feels like they’re either out of ideas or returning to their roots. Death Song is darker than either of their two previous releases, 2010’s Phosphene Dream and 2013’s […]
The acts that will get you through Friday of Lollapalooza with a minimum of regrets
This week’s Early Warnings include the Black Angels, Elvis Costello, the Fleshtones, Human Eye, Ice Cube, Kamelot, Low, Willie Nelson, Phosphorescent, Pinback, and Urge Overkill.
Rhymefest for alderman, Cynthia Plaster Caster for mayor, and more