Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA

The Wailers Critics’ Pick

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This past October, Liz Phair returned to First Avenue; her celebratory tour marked the 15th anniversary of what may be her finest album, Exile in Guyville. That night Phair performed the album in its entirety, and her performance was given a reception that reflected the audience’s respect and admiration for the singer-songwriter. Taking that into consideration, and not to discount Phair by any means, what can be expected when the legendary Wailers take the same stage and perform one of the most celebrated albums of all time? While the makeup of the group has changed over the years (it’s now led by vocalist Elan Atias), its original spirit and energy is well intact and will be on display as the band takes the stage to perform 1977’s Exodus. Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds will open. 

[This critics’ pick was originally published by City Pages.]