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Two Nights of Ingrid Michaelson at the Beacon Theatre

November 15th, 2016

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson grew up in Staten Island as part of an artistic family. She began studying music while very young and went on to do theater, sing in an a cappella group and perform with an improv-comedy troupe during college, all of which propelled her forward into the music world, which at first consisted of busking on subway platforms. But since then, she’s been a mainstay on the radio and the road thanks to a prolific discography filled with witty lyrics and piano-fueled songwriting. Michaelson (above, performing “Hell No” on The Late Late Show with James Corden) put out her seventh studio long-player, It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense (stream it below), a few months ago. The album finds her “delving into a set of sonically robust, emotionally transfiguring anthems recorded in the wake of her mother’s death and the breakup of her marriage,” according to AllMusic. “Michaelson celebrates the ups and downs of life with a combination of poignancy, remembrance and empowerment.” As good as the LP is, Michaelson is most known for live performances, and she returns home with her Hell No Tour for a pair of shows at the Beacon Theatre this week, on Wednesday (which is already sold out) and again on Thursday night. NYC’s AJR open both shows.