Show Previews: Diamond Rings @ Showbox at the Market, Sat. 4/6; Johnny Marr @ Neumos, Mon. 4/15

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.

Diamond Rings – photo by Norman Wong

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.

Johnny Marr


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