Earlier this year, the flame-haired piano player Tori Amos drew upon classical chamber music for concept album Night Of Hunters. Equally inspired by the creepy Charles Laughton film as by Stravinsky’s octets, Amos has crafted an ambitious song cycle that stands in sharp contrast to her past forays into adult contemporary and prog-inspired balladry. Lately, she’s been perfecting a stripped down solo show that showcases a kooky flair for drama. And while her fans adore anything Amos throws their way (including a tepid Depeche Mode cover), new listeners will have to contend with Florence, without the machinations.
Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 23, 2011