Nellie McKay

"I used to think about it/ When I say 'think' I mean satirize," ironizes this uke-slinging, piano-swinging avenger of the oppressed in "Bruise," the biting yet beautiful opener of her forthcoming political-pop parfait, Home Sweet Mobile Home. It's a beautiful and angry album, if a tad arch at times, and a perfect followup to McKay's retro Doris Day tribute, Normal as Blueberry Pie. With Spencer Reed.
Sun., Aug. 29, 8 p.m., 2010
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