Feist: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
Feist is the stage name of Leslie Feist, an acclaimed Toronto singer-songwriter known for her richly textured, emotionally seductive power-pop. Her catchy, effervescent single “1234,” from 2007’s award-winning album The Reminder, graced an Apple iPod commercial, and Feist performed a version on Sesame Street to teach counting to the Muppets. Her music is characterized by her warm, creaky-door vocals, her gritty guitar style, and garnishes of twinkling glockenspiel, snaps, claps, horns, and percussion sounds. Tonight’s performance features darker, contemplative folk-pop ballads from Metals, her latest album. A reviewer with The Independent (UK) describes it as a “touching, questioning affair with brass, strings, simpatico piano and more feel than the braille edition of War and Peace.” Opening act is The Low Anthem, a musically adventurous Providence (RI) folk-rock quartet whose instrumentation supplements the usual array of string instruments with harmonica, keyboards, horns, clarinet, zither, a Tibetan singing bowl, an array of percussion, and occasionally even a cell phone.
8 p.m., Power Center. $30-$50 in advance at the Michigan League, a2sf.org, and by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]