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Monday, March 25, 2024  ·  8:00 PM CDT

El Perro del Mar

with special guest NOIA

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

El Perro del Mar

El Perro del Mar is the alter ego of Sarah Assbring, the Swedish singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer who has been one of the most consistently intriguing pop artists of the 21st century. Named after a stray dog she once encountered on a Spanish beach, who lifted her spirits at a fragile moment, El Perro del Mar put out her first releases in 2005. Soon she was winning awards, being namechecked by David Bowie and touring internationally with the likes of Lykke Li, José González, Taken by Trees and TV on the Radio. But she was never part of a pack.

Big Anonymous is El Perro's eighth album, and it's a tough job to sum up the musical path taken by this relentless shape-shifter in the years between then and now. It's encompassed doo-wop redux, mystic ballads, electronic dance, loner's laments, ecstatic love songs, film soundtracks, dance scores, global pop, political pop, existential pop and more. Every time you think you've put her in a box, this Schrödinger's Dog eludes you. But it's fair to say that introspection has been a consistent theme in her music, and that it's always been balanced out by the resurrecting power of love and hope.



Structured to unfold like a dream, the debut album by NOIA (aka Gisela Fullà-Silvestre) combines an array of languages - Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, English - and traditional sounds from her childhood in southwestern Europe to process her personal transformations over the past two years while living between NYC and Barcelona.