The self-described ‘gangsta Nancy Sinatra’ is back in town

Lana Del Rey’s meteoric rise from indie unknown to global bestseller can be charted by the shows she played on her way to a top far higher than anyone would have predicted even in late September. First, there was a secret show at the GlassLands, where the city’s tastemakers got their initial glimpse of the 25-year-old singer-songwriter. Then there was the sold-out and cancelled gig at Soho’s the Box, and then the October 11 TV debut on BBC’s Later With Jools Holland. And now this, a New York homecoming show at Bowery Ballroom, where she’ll play “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans,” the only two songs she has actually released, alongside a handful of newer tunes.
Mon., Dec. 5, 8 p.m., 2011

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