Concert Reviews

Esperanza Spalding at the Ogden, 9/26/12


Last night's Esperanza Spalding performance was unlike most that the Ogden Theatre sees -- or has seen, for that matter. The presence of chairs (chairs!) in front of the stage was testimony to this. The Ogden is a rock club, first and foremost. If there's any doubt of that, go check out Steve Vai, Owl City, Chevelle or Garbage -- they'll all be cranking up their amps there this week and next. This was a notably more sophisticated affair. Spalding would be having none of that -- though she'd be polite in telling you so.

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