Music Around Town


When: Fri., June 29 2012

You can read the shifts and jumps in style, tone, and whatever of Santigold's second album, Master of My Make-Believe, as just another part of the lifelong restlessness that's gripped the former Santi White, who's fronted a punk band, wrote glossy pop singles, and worked as a record-company rep before she released her 2008 debut. Or you could see it as an artist who isn't quite sure where the fuck she belongs in today's marketplace. Her debut album, Santogold (her original stage name, before she was legally forced to change it), wrestled new wave from synth-pop, indie rock from hip-hop, and so on. Master of My Make-Believe continues this try-anything grab: Bubbling among all the aforementioned grooves – supplied by heavy-hitters like Diplo, TV on the Radio's David Sitek, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner – are some reggae bounce, ear-peeling art-rock, and street-level electronic jams. It runs more smoothly than you'd think, thanks to Santigold's forward drive. Her first tour rolls through town this weekend. With Theophilus London. 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $23, $21 in advance. –Michael Gallucci

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