Marina & the Diamonds, Young the Giant | Lincoln Hall | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Marina & the Diamonds, Young the Giant Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard

When: Thu., Sept. 9, 9 p.m. 2010

On "Oh No!"—the fourth single from her debut, The Family Jewels (Chop Shop)—Welsh/Greek singer-songwriter Marina Diamandis takes the postmodern anxiety pop of Lily Allen's "The Fear" and ups the ante by detailing the desperation fostered by consumer culture and the internal war she has to fight to keep it at bay. Diamandis, who goes by the stage name Marina & the Diamonds, balances "I know exactly what I want and who I want to be" with "TV taught me how to feel / Now real life has no appeal." The Family Jewels is a rare treat: anticapitalist pop with an Abba-perfect candy coating. —Jessica Hopper

Price: $15, 18+

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