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Concert Wed Nov 07 2007

My Brightest Diamond to Light Up Chicago

It is always refreshing to find some genuine musical maturity in a world of indie musicians taking themselves too seriously. Awe-inspiring vocal talent doesn’t hurt either. My Brightest Diamond, the solo-project of multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden, brings to the table that and so much more. Worden grew up in Michigan and toured briefly as a part of Sufjan Steven’s Illinoisemakers, but broke onto the scene as My Brightest Diamond with her debut in 2006, Bring Me the Workhorse. A student of opera and classical music, this dive into avant-garde rock draws the listener into dark crevices of minor chords, string quartets, and penetrating vocals more akin to Nico and, yes, Whitney Houston than anyone on the scene today.

If you happened to catch the Decemberists play at the Riv early this year, you would have seen My Brightest Diamond’s formidable opening set, including a killer cover of Led Zeppelin’s “No Quarter”. Any doubts one had upon seeing a tiny chick fumbling with the size of a double-neck guitar were snuffed when she opened her mouth and hit the first note. My Brightest Diamond embarks on a headlining tour tomorrow, arriving in Chicago on Sunday at the Lakeshore Theater. Anyone looking for the thought-to-be-extinct feeling of being knocked over by a performance solely because of the music should check this out.

My Brightest Diamond @ Lakeshore Theater, Sun 11/11, 9 PM, $13
Also appearing: Tim Fite

 
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