Sheryl Crow at Bumbershoot. She'll appear with the Lilith Fair at the Gorge on Saturday, July 3. Tickets are on sale March 27 via Ticketmaster.
10 years after hanging it up, Sarah McLachlan's ladies day out is back with its biggest, most diverse tour yet. Here's are five reasons to give the resuscitated tour a chance (full lineup after the jump.) Note: This show just got a whole lot suckier. Thanks to a commenter Chris B. and a look again at the fine print, the full lineup (after the jump) at the Seattle show's not quite as interesting as we once thought.
1. Norah Jones: Her new record, The Fall, is not faux jazz, it's inspired, crooning r&r reminiscent of Stevie Nicks' glory days. This is outdoor festival sand-in-your, um, chardonnay material. It's not heavy, but it's a step forward from the delightful, but passive fare she got rich with.
2. Marina & The Diamonds: If you read Duff (and shame on you if you don't), then you already know this is one of the bands he's hot for in 2010. Worth a look, for sure.
3. Ke$ha: Because you're curious.
4. Erykah Badu: Talk about a tasteful addition to an already impressive lineup. George, WA can always use more soul.
5. Cat Power: She's always exciting, and usually for the right reasons. And with a new album on the way, you're likely to be treated to some new tunes.
Two Reasons to Skip:
1. Tegan and Sara: Seriously.
2. Sheryl Crow: If you were among the seven or eight people present at her Bumbershoot set waiting for a surprise, you know that she's not delivering. You'd be better off staying home listening to NPR.
Seattle Show includes: Sheryl Crow, Sugarland, Ann Atomic, Marina and the Diamonds, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, A Fine Frenzy, Colbie Caillat, Erykah Badu, and The Submarines.