Music spotlight: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

  • Updated: December 14, 2013 - 2:00 PM

BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY

Monday: Before Bon Iver, Bonnie “Prince” Billy was arguably the best-known pseudonym in indie folk. It belongs to Kentucky cult hero Will Oldham, whose songs have been covered by the likes of Johnny Cash (the stunning “I See a Darkness”), Marianne Faithfull (“A King at Night”) and Mark Lanegan (“You Will Miss Me When I Burn”). His are not tunes for the fainthearted, in other words. He’s on his first solo tour in six years behind another highly praised collection of low-down songs, this one entirely self-made and thus self-titled. Opening is the Chicago ambient, instru­mental tape-loop act Bitchin’ Baja, which sounds akin to local favorite Dosh. (7:30 p.m. Mon., Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Av. S., Mpls, all ages, $30, TheCedar.org.)

CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER

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