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Joanna Newsom at The Orange Show sold out

December 11th, 2006 · No Comments

Harpist/singer Joanna Newsom is playing in Houston tomorrow night (Tuesday, 12.12.06) at The Orange Show. The show is sold out, and if this weather keeps up, the show will be at The Continental Club instead. Bill Callahan of Smog opens the show.
8-10 pm

Here’s what Amazon has to say about Newsom:

Joanna Newsom’s voice–a piercing flutter that’s pitched somewhere between Björk and a hand brake–is an acquired taste. But to the uninitiated, it’s not nearly as impenetrable as her cosmic poetry or, for that matter, baroque music. The 24-year-old Californian harpist’s second album is a five-track concept piece loosely based on its namesake, the mythological drowned city of the Bretons. We say “loosely” because she leaves plenty of room for digressions on meteoroids and birds flying into windows. While Ys was recorded by minimalist Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey), it includes lush string arrangements by Van Dyke Parks (Brian Wilson) and the final mix was done by sonic experimentalist Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth, Tortoise). The result is an album that sounds unlike anything else. And despite containing spectacularly beguiling songs that stretch out past 15 minutes, every second seems to drip with magic. You certainly don’t get that with Ashlee Simpson. –Aidin Vaziri (amazon.com)

Get her new release, Ys, here.

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