Editors' pick

Marianne Dissard

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Editorial Review

Heads up, Franchophiles. Marianne Dissard may have been living in the U.S. for more than a decade, collaborating with members of Calexico and Giant Sand, but she still sings in French and plays music that can evoke both Champs Elysses and the Southwestern desert. It's a rare combination but one that works thanks to her commanding voice, which is plenty expressive even if you have no idea what she's saying. Baroque-pop locals The Strugglers open at Comet Ping Pong.

--David Malitz, Aug. 2010