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Monday, April 26, 2010

Jónsi of Sigur Rós

Tonight @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m.

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With the Icelandic post-rock ensemble Sigur RĂłs on indefinite hiatus, the band’s singer and guitarist JĂłn ŢĂłr Birgisson—known simply as JĂłnsi—offered his debut album as a solo artist this month, Go, a fusion of orchestrations, atmospherics and electronics crafted around JĂłnsi’s eerie, transcendental voice. Recorded with producer Peter Katis, who has brought a similar sense of drama to records by The National, Interpol and Frightened Rabbit, it’s a more upbeat effort than Sigur RĂłs was known for, with shorter, more accessible songs, but it retains the band’s characteristic scope and ambition.