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Music Friday 20 November

Don’t miss John Grant

Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Grant has won plaudits and awards for his three solo albums. He plays his first Luxembourg live show this week.

Don’t miss John Grant

Living in Iceland with his boyfriend clearly agrees with John Grant. The American singer-songwriter describes his third solo album, “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure”, as “the brightest record I’ve made.”

That isn’t saying much after the series of beautiful but caustic songs that marked his first two albums, “Queen of Denmark” and “Pale Green Ghosts”. And even if the new album is bright and the love of a good man appears to have done wonders for Grant, it still retains elements of darkness and despair, as Grant struggles with his demons.

The critics love him. Rolling Stone reviewer Barry Walters hailed Grant as “the gay Harry Nilsson of today--a disarmingly downhearted guy who excels at every element of singer-songwriter craft”, while popmatters.com went even further and said that “John Grant is making some of the best art of the new millennium.”

He is a brilliant and engaging live performer and will revel in the intimate setting of den Atelier. This is one not to miss.

Den Atelier, rue de Hollerich, Luxembourg-Gare

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