Tag: Kate Bush

  • Bat for Lashes

    Recently nominated for the UK’s high-profile Mercury Prize, Two Suns—Natasha Khan’s sophomore disc as Bat for Lashes—is the best Kate Bush record since 1989’s The Sensual World (and, yes, that includes Bush’s own Aerial from 2005). Live, Khan rocks up her dreamy art-pop a little; more importantly, you also get costumes. With Other Lives. Wed., […]

  • Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard+Diane Cluck

    Lewis is definitive “anti-folk”: The nasally, quasi-political, semi-spastic, lyrically blessed, playful folk-punk you’ve come to associate with acts such as the Moldy Peaches. Though Cluck is also anti-folk affiliated, her sound is more serious—she is likely one of the most refined and elegant songwriters in all of neo-folkdom (freak-, anti-, whatevuh-). A brilliant idiosyncratic guitarist, […]

  • Solange Knowles: Crazier in Love

    It’s awfully tempting to make rash, inflammatory statements about Solange Knowles; to contend, for example, that while big sister Beyoncé has the dazzling singles, the scorched-earth howl, and the megawatt tabloid royalty, she’s never concocted a full hour of music as singularly and bizarrely mesmerizing as Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. But despite their […]

  • Cracking the Shell

    Watching Miguel Gutierrez’s reckless, smart, and passionate Difficult Bodies and Retrospective Exhibitionist, I wonder if he and his colleagues —Anna Azrieli, Michelle Boulé, and Abby Crain—will survive the arduous, nonstop hour-and-a-half performance. You can discern the influence of the ’60s and ’70s that Gutierrez acknowledges: transgressive acts and assaults on the body by certain performing […]

  • Y Tori Can Groove

    Tori Amos believes in the rhythm method. It’s easy to lump her with Sarah McLachlan and the Lilith crew: they share a gender, feminism, and a spiritual side so determinedly mythopoetic it makes many of us pavement pounders cringe–“I don’t go from boy to boy, I go from archetype to archetype,” Amos once said. And […]