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Monday, Sept. 29, 2008

Carmen Consoli

Tonight @ the Miramar Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

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Italian singer-songwriter Carmen Consoli continues her push to make a name for herself stateside with her seventh American tour and her first Milwaukee stop tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Miramar Theatre. Sophisticated and almost relentlessly baleful, her acoustic songs shimmy around posh bossa-nova rhythms and have earned Consoli the requisite high praise from Elvis Costello, the tastemaker who endorsements have encouraged many a “World Caf” listener to reach beyond their immediate comfort zone. On Consoli’s tenth and latest record, Eva Contro Eva, the ballader continues distance herself from the tense and angsty alt-rock songs she introduced herself with a decade ago.