The New Standards Holiday Show

Price: $22 - $35

When: Ended 12/9/12

Where: Fitzgerald Theater

Twin Cities music vets Chan Poling (the Suburbs), John Munson (Semisonic) and Steve Roehm (vibes player extraordinaire) began reinventing themselves and their favorite songs as the jazz-pop vehicle the New Standards in 2005, and their star-studded holiday concerts became an instantaneous hit. For the sixth annual installment, they are dropping a new album that’s a jewel of a stocking stuffer. As hinted at by Alec Soth’s bleak cover photo of Johnny Cash’s boyhood home and the Kris Kristofferson-penned title track, “Sunday Morning Coming Down” is not as cheery as the Standards’ typical show, but its touching odes to lost loved ones are well-timed to the season. Among the highlights are a Dan Wilson-produced version of Beck’s “The Golden Age,” a snow-fluttery take on Tom Waits’ “You’re Innocent When You Dream” and escapist-vibed covers of Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place” and Arcade Fire’s “No Cars Go.” There are a few fun ones, too, especially the gender-flipped Robyn remake, “Call Your Boyfriend.” Chris Riemenschneider


Fitzgerald Theater
10 E. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN

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