2019: concerts of the year
FKA twigs at Park Avenue Armory
Of course. I saw her at RBMA, four years ago and that show was more astonishing, because I didn’t know what to expect – but this was amazing and emotional in every possible way.
Holly Herndon at Pioneer Works
What’s your play after helping drive the whole avent-club thing, when you have a Stanford PhD and write your own AI? Bringing a six-person choir to a knife fight, as it were, and still winning.
Honorable mentions to KOKOKO! at Baby’s All Right, Ndagga Rhythm Force at Yaam, Arca at The Shed, and Hadestown on Broadway.