Album reviews: Jackie Shane, Tough Age, King Khan and Luna

Album reviews: Jackie Shane, Tough Age, King Khan and Luna

Jackie Shane Any Other Way (Numero Group) Any Other Way is an incredible soundtrack with a riveting story. Jackie Shane was assigned male at birth in 1940 Nashville, identified as female as a teenager, blew minds as a singer/stand-up drummer in various bands, moved to Toronto at the turn of the ’60s, sparked the city’s […]

alt-j performs at the Pavilion on November 1. Photo: Gabriel Green

Unusual folk: alt-j plays it smart

It might come as a surprise to learn that alt-J members conceive of themselves as a folk band. After all, the U.K. trio’s synths, patterns and rhythms don’t conjure the same aesthetic as an acoustic guitar-wielding troubadour. The experimental art-rock does, however, evoke its own brand of folklore. Take “Adeline,” a track from the group’s […]