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Ariel Pink Headlines Terminal 5 Tomorrow Night

February 24th, 2015

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ariel Rosenberg has been making music (from lo-fi psychedelic pop to smooth jazz to melodic dance beats) on his own terms as Ariel Pink for more than a decade. He’d recorded hundreds of tracks at home before sharing some of them with members of Animal Collective, who, ultimately, decided to release his music on their Paw Tracks label. After teaming up for several years with the talented backing band the Haunted Graffiti, Ariel Pink (above, doing “Put Your Number in My Phone” for Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW FM) decided to go solo (in name at least) for last year’s acclaimed double LP Pom Pom (stream it below). Per Spin, “Ariel Pink makes another wondrous mess with Pom Pom,” and “the 36-year-old mad scientist has finally developed a full-length that does right by the songwriting sensibility that’s led to collaborations with fellow pop-world oddballs simultaneously keeping his peculiar personality at the center.” But no matter who backs Pink, he remains an engaging live performer. And he just so happens to have one last stop on this leg of his American tour tomorrow night at Terminal 5. John Webster Johns’ Jack Name opens the show.