Anna Calvi has a captivating voice that sits somewhere between Nico and PJ Harvey, and she's drawn praise for the level of expression that she's able to coax out of a six-string—but her real talent is in building atmosphere. Calvi constructs a suffocating sultriness around each of her songs, and based on her debut album, she has an innate knowledge of how to let a tune smolder and when to go for the throat. It's darkly seductive when she reins it in, but when she lets the bombast loose, it's going to be hard for the Triple Rock to hold her. With Cuckoo Chaos. 18+.
Sun., May 29, 8 p.m., 2011
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