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Simon Townshend

JEFF ROSENBERG
8 pm., Thursday April 24 | $20 advance, $25 day of show. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St.
 
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] In press materials for his new album, Denial, the eighth in a now three-decade career of his own, Pete’s kid brother (and, since 1996, Who bandmate) Simon Townshend alludes to  recording while “being clean.” The language of recovery and self-help definitely enters into songs like the title tune, “Heal” and “Mother,” but while the younger Townshend’s lyrics can be confessional, they often fail to universalize the personal, or vice-versa. Townshend’s voice unmistakably shares big brother’s peculiar sweet-and-sour, blunted-edge character, which can be simultaneously comforting and disconcerting. It requires repeated reminders that he’s not imitating an icon but simply playing the vocal chords he’s been dealt. While tonight’s solo show will lack the album’s standard-issue rock arrangements, fans of not only the Who but brainy Brits in general—say, XTC or Richard Thompson—might get something out of these songs. 

Where: Alberta Rose Theatre
Phone: 719-6055
Address: 3000 NE Alberta St.
Website: albertarosetheatre.com/

 
 
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