If you’re a casual music fan, this weekend’s Sonic Circuits Festival may not be for you. “It’s intense music for intense listening,” says curator Jeff Surak, who helped organize the 13th annual avant-garde event.
Like her deep, distinctive twang, the music is unquestionably Southern. Shades of Nina Simone, Dolly Parton and blueswomen of decades past flicker throughout; you can easily picture it crackling out from a timeworn record player.
The singer-songwriter reunited with the keyboardist, guitarist, drummer and vocalist who helped record Girls’ second album, “Father, Son, Holy Ghost,” for his country effort “A New Testament,” out Tuesday.