SWEET ‘N’ LOW

Juana Molina is no joke

Juana Molina, from Buenos Aires, has been playing music for longer than she has worked as a comedic actress, yet nearly everything written about her still mentions her background in television because it’s so unlikely: Imagine if Chan Marshall of Cat Power had been on Laverne & Shirley before she started writing songs about drinking and depression. Molina makes very serious electro-folk records that suggest Björk fronting Fairport Convention, or perhaps Feist collaborating with the Books; she records on her own at home, which gives her delicate yet well-crafted music an exceptionally intimate quality, as if you’re hearing her think out loud. Molina’s latest, Un Dia, came out last year and has not yet worn out its welcome.
Thu., Aug. 20, 9 p.m., 2009

 
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