Top 5 Phoenix Concerts This Week
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Courtesy Photo Mirah is scheduled to perform tonight at The Western in Scottsdale.
And we're fairly certain that there's something for everyone, regardless of your particular tastes.
When most of us were busy trying to transform our gibberish into complete sentences, Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn was immersed in writing songs -- completing her first at age 4. The Pennsylvania singer/songwriter, now based in Brooklyn, has been on the go ever since, including a prize-winning stint on the Nickelodeon kids' show Double Dare at age 12. The show, known for such antics as pie-smashing, earned her enough money to fund a several-week jaunt on the Great Peace March for Global Disarmament.
She started performing live at 18 after moving to Olympia, Washington, and put out her first EP in 1997. In '99, she joined up with one of the Pacific Northwest's premier indie rock labels, K Records. Since then, Mirah's sound has evolved from lo-fi indie rock imbued with quirky, mischievous subtleties to a more mature sound that highlights Mirah's breathy, soulful voice and features light dance beats. The evolution honors her personal growth without betraying her history. She's touring in support of her upcoming release, Changing Light, whose single, the emotional "Oxen Hope," reflects the record's theme of heartbreak with lines like "We thought we knew we wanted what we had / But you busted your side of the yoke." -- Amy Young