Lenny Kravitz at Orpheum!
If you’re thinking that Lenny Kravitz’s latest album, Raise Vibration, is politically charged, you’re not alone.
Rolling Stone recently published an article on the album, saying this:
“Lenny Kravitz gets angry in only the most Lenny Kravitz way possible: with a high-pitched ‘hoooo,’ some funky bass and his typically über-passionate vocal delivery. Nearly every track on his 11th album, Raise Vibration – at least those that aren’t his signature love songs – seems like he intended it to be an anthem for resistance in the Trump era. ‘Who Really Are the Monsters?’ is a noticeably Prince-like electro-funk jam that finds Kravitz singing ‘The war won’t stop as long as we keep dropping bombs’ and ‘Start communicating.’ The gentle piano ballad ‘Here to Love’ is a plea for unity (‘There’s no more segregation/When you’ve seen the light’) with a catchy, urgent melody and one of his most striking vocal performances in recent years. And ‘It’s Enough’ is a slow-building soul number that owes an obvious debt to Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On?’ both in terms of groove and theme, as he questions, ‘What’s that going down in the Middle East?/Do you really think it’s to keep the peace?’ His message throughout is to question authority.”
See him perform it live along with picks from ten other studio albums on Sunday, September 8th at the Orpheum. Tickets are $69.50 — $229.50. Save on parking by using the Park and Shop ramps nearby, which cost $6 all day.