Brandi Carlile

Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

Pop music spotlight: Brandi Carlile

  • Article by: JON BREAM
  • Star Tribune
  • December 29, 2012 - 1:13 PM


Sunday-Monday: Carlile started her 2012 tour at the Minnesota Zoo. So it's seems fitting that she'll play her final shows of the year in the Twin Cities. After all, we are her biggest market. Will she focus on material from this year's homey and heartfelt "Bear Creek" album? Will we get her covers of Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and Leonard Cohen? Whatever Carlile chooses to sing, count on hearing her big voice with all those hiccups, high notes and near-yodels. It's a wondrous sound that we've been experiencing regularly in concert since 2004. Filligar opens. (8 p.m. Sun., 9 p.m. Mon. $65-$100. Sold out. Varsity Theater, 1308 SE. 4th St., Mpls. 612-604-0222.)


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