Tango Lorca | Short Cuts | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida

Music News

Tango Lorca

What I know about tango can be jotted on a napkin: Astor Piazzolla is the genre's Duke Ellington. It first appeared in mid-19th-century Argentina. And I feel indifferent toward it. (Still, Last Tango in Paris is one of the best films ever.) This admission made, Tango Lorca's Mujer Sola has opened my mind to tango's sublimely melancholy melodies, grandiloquent dynamics, and rich aura of old-world élan. Sophisticated indie-rock fans who fancy Godspeed You Black Emperor! will probably enjoy this Kansas City ensemble's flagrantly romantic melodic swoops and unexpected rhythmic shifts. (Whether they can stomach that accordion is a whole other matter.) Some of the songs here are as cloying as a maudlin aunt at a wedding, but most of Mujer Sola infuses this quaint music with the gusto, rococo beauty, and elegance of the dance with which it's associated.
KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Dave Segal
Contact: Dave Segal

Latest Stories