Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey's early ballads were so steeped in a deeply melancholic romanticism that it was easy to assume her personal life also was full of heartbreak, causing many fans to worry that the singer would end up as another rock & roll tragedy. But the former Lizzy Grant seems to be surviving just fine on her upcoming third album, Ultraviolence, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. "Down on the West Coast, they got their icons, their silver starlets, their queens of Saigon," she observes coolly against a backdrop of distantly sparkling guitars. The new album ranges from typically dreamy passages such as "Cruel World" and "Sad Girl" to apparent commentaries on fame and the music industry, such as "Money Power Glory" and "Fucked My Way Up to the Top." The weirdly engaging J. Tillman opens in his solo Father John Misty guise.
Fri., May 30, 8 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 05/30/14)

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