Dec 1, 201608:00 AM
The sounds that move the Crescent City
A new EP and some local shows
Tender Warriors Club - EP
Any new release from Aly Spaltro, otherwise known as Lady Lamb, is like receiving an intricately wrapped present. Spaltro creates intricate narratives in her songs that are at once personal and universal. The multi-instrumental Spaltro crafts each element of her tracks personally before taking them into the studio. This planning and control makes for a finished product that is distinctly in the character of the Lady Lamb persona that she has created. Spaltro is at her best when she cuts to the heart of our collective experience of the large and small moments of life. She is able to capture the logic of the internal conflicts that make these experiences so confounding. In the track “Tangled” she explores the interwoven nature of love, “I never want to see you again, but I long to see you soon.” For Spaltro these emotions do not spring from nowhere, they are grounded in the hopes and fears of the individuals that are inhabited by them. The illogic of the conflict is rendered logical through the subtle variations of the tracks themselves. The power of the music comes from the context she gives to these moments. As our narrator, Lady Lamb presents the moments that matter and the logic behind their creation. As each layer of the songs falls away we are left with Spaltro and her overwhelming voice at the center of it all. Tender Warriors Club is another fascinating collection of songs from Lady Lamb. She’ll be in town doing a living room show on Ash Wednesday. Tickets go on sale today at 2pm and will be very limited. Check out the new track “See You” below.
The Tender Warriors Club EP was released today.
Tonight, check out Meschiya Lake at Three Muses and Miss Sophie Lee at the Spotted Cat. On Friday, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes are at Blue Nile and The Royal Roses are at the Three Muses. Saturday night catch Robert Finley at Chickie Wah Wah and Cole Williams at Marigny Brasserie. Also that night, Bonerama will be at Rock’n’Bowl. On Sunday you can see Tom Hook at the Bombay Club and Germain Bazzle at the Jazz Playhouse. Monday check out Alex McMurray and Pat McLaughlin at Chickie Wah Wah and Little Freddie King at d.b.a. Tuesday the Stanton Moore Trio plays two shows at Snug. Wednesday The Iguanas will be at the Circle Bar.
To Do This Week
Tonight, Maxwell and Mary J. Blige are at the Smoothie King Center and Ms. Lauryn Hill is at the Saenger Theater. Friday, John Prine is at the Saenger with Shovels and Rope. Saturday check out The Deslondes at One Eyed Jacks. Sunday Skinny Lister is at the Parish. On Tuesday Seu Jorge will be playing a night of Bowie Covers at The Civic and on Wednesday Cracker will be at Gasa.
To Listen This Week
- Tegan and Sara have released a Tiny Desk Concert via NPR
- Laura Marling has announced a new record and released the first single via Youtube
- The new Gilliam Welch record is streaming via First Listen