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Andrew Bird, Meshell Ndegeocello

“My Finest Work Yet”

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Paramount Theatre Downtown
Sat Oct 19, 8 pm 21+


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Recommended by Leilani Polk

Twelve albums deep, and Andrew Bird is still taking my breath away. His classy whistle-blown, violin-swept baroque pop has always had a certain groovy swagger, and he leans into it while taking a sharper turn into his folk and rock tendencies on the finely wrought My Finest Work Yet. It’s his most overtly political outing to date, with themes of the country’s divisive atmosphere, climate change, and apathy littered throughout. (The triumphant chorus that rages against the darkness bubbling beneath the surface in “Olympians” is an album highlight.) Bird’s vocals feel like a supple caress to the consciousness, his lower-toned, pitch-perfect, mellifluous, mild, and woolly quality conversely stunning and comforting. Support on this tour from funk/soul/jazz/rock singer, songwriter, and bass slinger Meshell Ndegeocello, who’s touring behind her own 12th outing, Ventriloquism, which includes covers of 11 R&B and pop tracks from the 1980s and ’90s, including a breezy, ethereal take on TLC’s “Waterfalls.”

Paramount Theatre

911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Sat Oct 19, 8 pm