Xenia Rubinos Closes Tour at Home at Mercury Lounge TomorrowSeptember 30th, 2016
Brooklyn’s Xenia Rubinos is a talented singer-songwriter and keyboardist whose first LP, Magic Trix (stream it below), came out three years ago to a fair amount of acclaim. “She’s triumphed unambiguously: Magic Trix is a startling lightning bolt of a record,” raved Pitchfork. The big-voiced Rubinos (above, doing “Just Like I”) crafted her live show while touring in support of the album, thrilling audiences along the way with her take on rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop, Caribbean rhythms and electronics. And this spring, the energetic, engaging performer returned with her follow-up, Black Terry Cat (stream it below), again impressing the folks at Pitchfork: “Black Terry Cat is all about breaking beyond limitations. From mostly keys, drums and bass, Rubinos and her small cohort bring a funky fluidity to the bright splatters of her debut, and forge a level of inventiveness comparable to Esperanza Spalding’s recent epic, Emily’s D+Evolution.” Before she heads to Europe in late October, Xenia Rubinos plays Mercury Lounge tomorrow night. Ela Minus opens.