This Saturday, April 6, Diamond Rings has the opening slot for OMD at Showbox at the Market. The Canadian electro-pop musician has made some awesome music – check out 2011’s Special Affections and last year’s Free Dimensional for evidence – and after I saw him at Barboza a while ago I recommend arriving to the Showbox early to catch his live show. He’s an intriguing performer with a great voice, and I bet he will appear in a lovely outfit.
I wish Johnny Marr has made many solo albums. Judging from this year’s brilliant The Messenger, I was rightly optimistic about his solo career. Marr appears at Neumos Monday, April 15th – a show I recommend on its own merit and not just as a curiosity to see a former member of the Smiths. It will be awesome.