Streets of Your Town: This week's concerts, with Beirut, Jenny Scheinman, the Electric Zoo Festival, and more
Streets of Your Town: This week's best concerts, from rock to jazz to rap to everything else, including Beirut, Jenny Scheinman, the Electric Zoo Festival, and more
While it’s useful for consumers and musicians alike to have a citywide infrastructure that can support both a composer like Missy Mazzoli as well as a band like Buke and Gase (who also have a new single out), it can also, at times, feel rather exquisitely figured out before you get to the show. Or, put another way, precisely un-Whitman-like in its sense of being a matter of minds already settled, rather than engaged with in an active process of collective self-discovery. Braxton, though, isn’t in a totally figured-out place—nor does he report any pressure or hurry to get there.