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Preview Tue Nov 17 2015
There is something about English folk singer Laura Marling and Chicago that go hand in hand. The two have such admiration for one another, feeding off each other time and time again. Her beautiful and haunting song of lingering love "David" may invoke the West, but was written in the basement of the Athenaeum Theatre in 2013, the same day it made its debut to the world. That moment of inspiration was met with an exuberant response, much like the one Marling received earlier this year when she performed to a sold out Lincoln Hall in support of her latest album Short Movie. The album is a slight departure from the quieter folk she is well known for in favor of a bigger electric sound. Even with the distinct shift in music her songwriting continued to be complex and emotional, which was incredibly evident live. Every moment of the show felt as personal as it could be, bringing the audience in more as friends than a simple crowd.The show was one of the most loving and communal performances I had ever seen live. Luckily, Marling will be returning to Chicago and giving us another chance to experience her musical talents.
Laura Marling has opted to play more intimate venues for her short Tour De Ville, which will be capped off this weekend at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. She will be joined by some special unannounced guest as well as performing new songs that have not been heard to the public outside of this tour. Due to the nature of the tour including unreleased material, mobile phones and recording devices will be prohibited inside the venue. The first evening with Laura Marling and her band at Martyrs' has sold out, but there is still a chance to see her on the final night of the tour. Tickets are $25 and are considerably worth it.