Monday, April 26, 2010
Jónsi of Sigur Rós
Tonight @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m.
With the Icelandic post-rock ensemble Sigur RĂłs on indefinite hiatus, the bandâ€™s singer and guitarist JĂłn ŢĂłr Birgissonâ€”known simply as JĂłnsiâ€”offered his debut album as a solo artist this month, Go, a fusion of orchestrations, atmospherics and electronics crafted around JĂłnsiâ€™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, itâ€™s a more upbeat effort than Sigur RĂłs was known for, with shorter, more accessible songs, but it retains the bandâ€™s characteristic scope and ambition.