Like Courtney Love before her, Brody Dalle's relationships with rock stars (Rancid's Tim Armstrong and, currently, Queens of the Stone Age main man Josh Homme) have raised her profile while tainting her musical cred. But with her just-released debut solo album, Diploid Love, the former Distillers and Spinnerette frontgal makes a major statement as a stand-alone creative force. Crude personal-life parallels aside, Dalle has always also sounded like Love, and her husky, surly yelp still does on this spirited collection of cultured, controlled punk, which features Shirley Manson, The Strokes' Nick Valensi and QOTSA's Michael Shuman. Sure, Diploid is more “mature” than Dalle's previous recordings, but in a surprisingly enlivening way, with measured tempos, beatbox backbones and even trumpet interjections highlighting the angsty attitude that is her curled-lip signature.

Fri., May 30, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 05/30/14)

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