Over a career that’s seen him alternately immersed in No Wave, alt-rock, legit bossa nova and more, Arto Lindsay has consistently followed what appears to be his own frankly kinda beautiful mellow-ness. Herein lies his greatness, because even when he’s messing around with the most dissonant forms, Lindsay’s work has a personability about it — as a songwriter, he’s one of the few around who so adeptly uses sound as a storytelling device. And as a narrator, he’s truly lovable, and all of it is well on display on his new LP, Cuidado Madame, the tour for which brings him to South Philly on Sunday night with the likewise gently-pushing Beauty Pill. Likewise born of punk roots, this D.C. group led Chad Clark has used the enterprising, forward-thinking nature of their home scene to arrive at an altogether more expansive place.
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