Macy Gray DJ Set at Yoshi's LoungeYoshi's Lounge (1330 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115)
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Cyndi Lauper is going on tour this summer to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking debut album, She's So Unusual. L.A. audiences can catch the tour at the Greek Theatre, where Lauper will perform the album in its entirety, from "Money Changes Everything" to "Yeah Yeah." You'll hear all the big hits: "Girl's Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop" and more. Relive the quirky, colorful sounds of the early '80s and the album that made Cyndi Lauper a household name, winning her a place in musical history as the first female artist to have four top 10 singles on a debut album. And of course there's Lauper herself. With her soaring vocal range and fiery personality, her live performance is larger than life and entertaining from start to finish. Learn More
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Note that this is a DJ set -- Macy Gray will not be performing live at this event.
At the start of 2009 and ten years into her career, Macy Gray found herself a free agent and on the verge of "The Sellout.” Sure, she sold 15 million albums, scored two Grammy Awards, two MTV awards and with “I Try,” had one of the most successful singles of all time, but after 2007’s Big, she found herself alone, with no one to answer to but herself. Big was the slickest album of her career and she considered going even further away from the true, gritty, whiskey-voice Macy, following instead of leading. In other words, selling out.
Chastened, Gray went back to her comfort zone, toiling in the studio with a select group of friends and musicians. A studio owner in Tarzana gave her a dirt-cheap deal on space and for months she went in and pushed herself to come up with new material. As the new songs took shape, that feeling of rejection gave way to a steely resolve to reestablish herself as one of music’s dominant singers. “When I was on my own, I was making songs that I liked,” she says. “It was my own money, I didn’t have to go play it for someone. I wasn’t someone’s employee.”
The resulting effort – aptly titled The Sellout (Concord Records) – is a return to form for Gray, perhaps her finest album to date, but one that propels her sound forward rather than looking longingly at the past.
Sure, there are classic-Macy pop-soul stylings in tracks like “Lately,” but she branches out on tracks like the epic stadium rock-stomper “Kissed It” (featuring a blistering guitar solo from longtime friend Slash) or the Prince-like slow funk jam “Stalker” that wouldn’t be out of place on Sign O’ The Times.
It’s the comeback. And The Sellout. And it proves that Gray has no intention of fading away.