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Lloyd Cole: One Man Show - Two Sets, No Support
City Winery Boston
Lloyd Cole: One Man Show - Two Sets, No Support

Lloyd Cole: One Man Show - Two Sets, No Support

06/26/2024
Wed 7:30 PM
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
80 Beverly Street, Boston
from $25.00
City Winery Boston presents Lloyd Cole: One Man Show - Two Sets, No Support live in concert on June 26th at 7:30pm.

“I certainly didn’t set about making something that was going to be quite this intense,” says Lloyd Cole about his stunning new album On Pain. “But I wanted it to be more extreme in all directions: I wanted the minimalist stuff to be more minimal, I wanted the poppy stuff to be more poppy, and I wanted the abstract stuff to be more abstract.”

And so, to paraphrase one of the songs from On Pain, Cole’s music has become more of what it is: there’s an elegant economy here that only comes with experience, magnified by an evocative way with technology that can only come with insatiable curiosity. Sixteen albums and nearly 40 years into his illustrious career, Lloyd Cole is exploring what the 21st-century version of what a singer-songwriter is.

This is certainly sophisticated music, both harmonically and sonically, but the spaces within it, and the straightforward language Cole croons over it, allow in ineffable feelings: often, they’re powerful currents of melancholy, even dread. What with the current state of things, the songs assume an almost oracular feeling, like maybe On Pain is a musical canary in a cultural coal mine.

Although best known for guitar-oriented music with Lloyd Cole and the Commotions and a long line of acclaimed solo records, Cole has made plenty of exquisite synth-based music: 2001’s Plastic Wood, 2013’s Selected Studies, Vol. I (with Hans-Joachim Roedelius of legendary Krautrock band Cluster), and 2015’s sublimely minimalist 1D. 2019’s Guesswork achieved a compelling singularity between digital electronics and the literate pop that made Cole’s name. But On Pain takes it a step further into the future.

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Lloyd Cole: One Man Show - Two Sets, No Support
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
06/26/2024
Wed 7:30 PM
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
80 Beverly Street, Boston
from $25.00