Ximena Sariñana, Alex Ferreira | Schubas | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Ximena Sariñana, Alex Ferreira 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Sold Out (Music) Soundboard Recommended Image

When: Thu., June 25, 9 p.m. 2015

As a result of the broad embrace of her 2008 Spanish-language debut, Mediocre, most of the songs from Mexican pop singer Ximena Sariñana’s terrific self-titled follow-up are sung in English. But when it came time to make her even better third album, No Todo lo Puedes Dar (Warner Music Latina)—the title translates to “Not All Can Be Given”—she returned both to her hometown, Mexico City, and to all-Spanish lyrics. Here’s hoping the language shift doesn’t inhibit her growing popularity—she’s never sounded better, and here she treats romantic pain and dissatisfaction with much greater sophistication. Cowritten with Juan Manuel Torreblanca, the album deals with dark subject matter, but the songs often remain ebullient, rippling with infectious melodies and full-bodied singing. The sharp production seamlessly melds electronics with throwback sounds, like the quasi-harpsichord lines and acoustic-guitar arpeggios that slalom through the judicious electronic noise and synthesizer flourishes in “La Vida No Es Fácil.” —Peter Margasak

Price: sold out

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