Rise Above to 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan, but the move back west (she spent part of her childhood in the Bay Area) pushed her to carve out her own musical groove. Her solo debut, City of No Reply, came out a year ago, and earned plaudits from all corners. Lyrically candid, the album lays bare Coffman’s emotions but, rather than spiral into melodrama, the music coyly plays with the subjects at hand. Coffman is opening for North Carolina electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso at the Greek, which is a fascinating double bill.
Before moving to Los Angeles five years, Amber Coffman was a member of Brooklyn indie rock band Dirty Projectors, David Longstreth’s group, which formed in 2002 and has to date put out eight albums. Coffman’s influence was huge from 2007’s