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Boy George, the iconic, gender-bending vocalist for the universally appealing '80s group Culture Club, releases his first album of original material in almost two decades with This Is What I Do. Never one for musical restriction, Boy George dabbles with lazy, horn-laced reggae on “Live Your Life,” loose rock riffs on “My God” and country laments on “It's Easy,” then wipes the floor with Lana Del Rey on his soul-drenched version of “Video Games.” While the sentiments come from a “happy place,” according to Boy George, there is a pervasive sadness in his tremor-filled tones. That smoky voice is Boy George's timeless signature, which has grown even deeper and richer with time. Also Wednesday, April 30, at the Mayan.

Tue., April 29, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 04/29/14)

LA Weekly