As a near octogenarian, Leonard Cohen has become surprisingly ubiquitous. Between last year’s new album, Old Ideas, and his surprisingly rigorous touring schedule, an in-depth biography by Sylvie Simmons came out, Adam Sandler parodied the Canadian poet’s “Hallelujah” at the 12-12-12 concert, and author Alan Light put out an insightful book about the history of that particular song. Now, just a few months after his December concerts, he’s returned for another breathtaking round of songs of love and hate. Kurt Cobain once sang, “Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld”; we should be so blessed.
Sat., April 6, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 7, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 10, 2013