Regina Spektor Performs Tonight at Bass Concert Hall
Regina Spektor can make misery and heartbreak sound…so delightful.
That is not to say that you won’t find those twinges of pain or lilts in Spektor’s voice, or even downright fury whenever she croons about such things. But it’s the exquisite way she presents her subject matter, from her beautiful vocals right down to the way she uses gasps as percussion. You never know what to expect from the Moscow-born songwriter, and that is the very reason why her work is such a joy to listen to.
Spektor’s eclecticism comes shining through on her latest release, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, very addictive piano pop paired with quirky narratives and extraordinary vocal outbursts, unabashedly flamboyant and even a bit surreal at times. Totally Spektor. It’s puzzling as to why some reviewers comment on her alleged difficulties with creating a cohesive album. It’s quite the contrary. There’s no need for anything formulaic in Spektor’s eccentric style, which, in itself makes it absolutely cohesive.
Regina Spektor is in Austin for a show tonight at Bass Concert Hall, located at 2350 Robert Dedman Dr. on the UT campus. NYC-based songwriter Jack Dishel‘s solo project Only Son opens the show tonight. The music begins at 7:30 p.m., so get there early. Recommended.