The Showbox Downtown
Thurs March 29, 2018, 8 pm All Ages
Recommended by Kathy Fennessy
Beth Ditto has been such a powerful force in pop culture for so long that's it hard to believe she didn’t release her solo debut, Fake Sugar, until 2017. It isn't without flaws, but the highs are so unbelievably high that a few forgettable moments represent a small price to pay. "Fire," for instance, is a stunner that belongs in the Dance-Punk Hall of Fame alongside the Gossip's immortal "Standing in the Way of Control." Her music captures the backbone of Heart and the buoyancy of the Go-Go's with detours into Stevie Nicks-style balladry—and it'll definitely make you move.