WXPN treated listeners to a great—if unusual—Free at Noon pairing, Swans deliver a sonic assault, and Olsen's voice soars at a.k.a.
Bogged down by full-time jobs and adulthood, they seem eager to explode on stage each time they step onto one.
The red-headed, piano-stomping teenager of the mid-2000s has grown up, dyed her hair black and completely ditched the piano. Plus, one-woman chorus and powerhouse Krista Apple-Hodge steals the stage.
for the last few years, Lovano’s been leading his Us Five quintet, a quicksilver combo consisting of two drummers, Otis Brown, III and the Afro-Cuban rhythm wizard Francisco Mela, pianist James Weidman and the ubergirl bassist Esperanza Spalding