Incoming: Destroyer, May 18 in Phoenix


Oh, boy. This has the potential to be either (a) amazing or (b) a trainwreck … or (c) an amazing trainwreck.

The last time I saw Destroyer was late last year in Tucson when he toured with the New Pornographers. It’s fair to say he was a little inebriated. And make no mistake: Destroyer plays on songs Destroyer writes. No more, no less. And I sorta picture Destroyer talking about himself in the third person, this image of a character a friend and I conjured up after seeing him stumble on and off the stage.

I haven’t taken to his solo material as much as his contributions to the New Pornographers (and the Hello, Blue Roses project), but there’s not a chance I’m missing this show.

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